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iFixit tears Apple Magic Trackpad to shreds

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 3:04 pm

Apple tossed the Magic Trackpad onto the market this week brining gesture support to a desktop. I am not the target market for the thing, I am not a trackpad fan and would much prefer a mouse. That said, it might be cool for my iPad.


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If you wondered if the beauty of the Apple Magic Trackpad industrial design extended to the inside, iFixit has tore the trackpad down. There are few parts inside the device, which is no surprise considering the small size.

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The rundown on locked iPhones for post paid owners

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 11:08 am

So, what's the deal this time around if you're an overseas traveller with an iPhone 4 on the mind? APC have managed to round up all the details from the major telcos on what's involved with unlocking your post paid iPhone 4s so that you can enjoy much cheaper rates on a local sim in that country.


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Of course, if you pay outright straight from an Apple store, no dramas. These iPhone 4s are unlocked out of the box. However, down under we're become accustomed to being locked onto a particular network when signing onto contracts by those providers. But in approaching Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and 3 to find out how difficult they choose to be in helping you out if you wish to unlock, APC learned it's not such a problem these days.


Telstra are the worst of the bunch; their units are all locked onto Next G. They will unlock for you, providing you hand over a flat $150 first.

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Virgin Mobile lets loose iPhone 4 plans

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 10:18 am

With all the major players having already unveiled full details on their upcoming iPhone 4 plans this week including Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and 3, now Virgin Mobile comes forward with what they have to offer the masses come launch only hours away from now.


You can nab an iPhone 4 from Virgin Mobile on one of its Easy Cap plans which are more about voice and text value, or on a Smart Cap plan that's more oriented towards heavier data users.


The entry level Easy Cap plan associated with the new handset release will set you back just $29 per month and gives 100MB of data + $190 worth of voice and text. If you want the 16GB iPhone 4 on this plan you'll pay an additional $15 per month, whilst the 32GB model will be an extra $35 per month. These plans involve signing a 24 month contract.


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The top notch Easy Cap plan is $49 a month and gives you 500MB of data + $450 per month worth of voice/text. The additional costs on top for the 16GB and 32GB iPhone 4s with this plan is $5 and $20, respectively.

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Telstra boost data limits for post paid customers

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 9:27 am

Good news for those of you looking for a new handset and larger data pools to splash in on the best network in Oz. If you pick up a new iPhone 4 or 3GS, HTC Desire or Nokia N97 Mini smart phone on an applicable post paid plan from Telstra, they've announced today you will get increased data limits in doing so.


The boosts in data allowance range from 300MB up to a massive 5GB extra for the top most plans. In closer detail, if you go for one of the aforementioned handsets on a Telstra $79 Consumer Cap plan, you will now get 1GB of data included; up 500MB from the previous allowance on this plan.


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If you shoot for a $129 a month plan which previously gave 1GB of data, now you get a whopping 6GB a month to play with. Similar data allowance upgrades are also said to be applicable to Telstra's Ultimate II plans.


Both new and existing customers on these plans/phones will be given the increases up until November 1st this year.

Download of the Day: Google Chrome 6.0.472.11 Beta

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 9:09 am

Our Download of the Day today is Google Chrome 6.0.472.11 Beta.


Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.


One box for everything


Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages.


Thumbnails of your top sites


Access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab.


Incognito mode


Don't want pages you visit to show up in your web history? Choose incognito mode for private browsing.


Safe browsing


Google Chrome warns you if you're about to visit a suspected phishing, malware or otherwise unsafe website.


For information about alpha and developer builds, check out the Chrome dev channel here.


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Deal of the Day: Mitsubishi 73" WD-73C9 DLP 1080p 3D-Ready HDTV - $1,169 Shipped Free

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 8:27 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Dell Small Business - Mitsubishi 73" WD-73C9 DLP 1080p 3D-Ready HDTV - $1,169 Shipped Free.


Offer: Dell SB has the monstrous Mitsubishi 73" WD-73C9 DLP 1080p HDTV for just $1,169 with free shipping! This is the one of the best large HDTVs for the money! Features:


- 73" Rear Projection DLP HDTV

- Full HD 1920x1080p Resolution

- 3 HDMI Ports

- 1 PC Input

- 120Hz Refresh Rate

- 3D Ready


This set has a bunch of great reviews and you really get a lot of TV for the money.


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Thursday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 8:18 am

The latest happenings from around the web - July 29, 2010




- AMD 2010 Processor Series in Tests, Part 1 @ ixbtlabs

- Intel Core i5-655K Processor BX80616I5655K @ Benchmark Reviews




- ASUS EAH5830 DirectCU - Radeon HD 5830 @ HT4U

- Sapphire Radeon HD 5830 @ HT4U

- Samsung 9000-series LED HDTV Launch Event @ PCStats

- MSI GeForce GTX 460 Cyclone 768MB OC @ Hardware Canucks

- PowerColor PCS+ HD 5770 Vortex @ Neoseeker

- MSI GTX 460 cyclone 768MB Video Card @ Pureoverclock

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iPhone 4 owners can grab a free invisibleSHIELD at Best Buy

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 5:48 am

Looking to resolve your iPhone 4 antenna woes but don't want to wait for a case? Best Buy has your hookup: a free invisibleSHIELD 4fix for any iPhone 4 owner that comes in the door, if you either purchased your iPhone 4 from Best Buy or are a RewardsZone member.


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If you qualify, take your iPhone 4 into Best Buy and ask for the Zagg SideShield, which is the model that is reported to be the free one. If not, signing up for RewardZone seems to be a fairly painless process. Saves about ten bucks and hopefully cures your woes.

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Developer threatens to "Flood the Android Market" with spam apps

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 3:06 am

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Recently a report was released that around 6,000 spam apps had magically disappeared from the Android Market and it wasn't exactly clear whether Google or the developers had been the ones to remove them. One of the developers of So Wallpaper, a developer whose whole slate of 1,500 apps had been removed in the sweep, got a hold of AndroidGuys to offer his take on the situation.

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Amazon Kindle getting thinner and lighter version starting at $139

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 2:45 am

Amazon has officially unveiled the latest generation of their popular e-reader, the Kindle. The new version is stated to be 21 percent smaller and 15 percent lighter than previous versions with the higher contrast screen rolled out on the Kindle DX.


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There will be two flavors of the new Kindle rolled out: a WiFi only version expected to be priced at $139 USD, and a 3G capable version for 50 dollars more at $189. With double the memory of the previous Kindle and a sleeker design, this may be Amazon's best Kindle yet as the price is still competitive with other devices on the market like the Nook.

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