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Vodafone and 3 follow suit with details on iPhone 4 plans

Steve Dougherty | Mobile Devices | Tue, Jul 27 2010 6:38 AM CDT

More on the iPhone plan competing frenzy between all the big providers down under, along with Optus and Telstra we now have info on what Vodafone and 3 are offering with its iPhone 4 plans.

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There are no less than eight plans available between these two networks, with Vodafone giving the cheapest deal available at just $29. For this you get 500MB of data per month and $180 of talk and text, but you'll need to pay an additional $18 per month for the iPhone 4 16GB, $24 per month for the 32GB model or $12 per month for the new 8GB 3GS over the 2 year lifespan of the contract.

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3 are offering a plan for $39 a month with a much higher data allowance of 1.15GB, whilst the 16GB iPhone 4 will set you back an additional $10 a month, $14 for the 32GB model and $5 extra for the 8GB 3Gs.

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Optus' Apple iPhone 4 plans unveiled

Steve Dougherty | Mobile Devices | Tue, Jul 27 2010 6:28 AM CDT

Following details on Telstra's upcoming iPhone 4 plans, Optus, too, has now disclosed details on what it will be offering its customers at launch.

There will be four plans on offer from Optus to suit your usage/budget. The plans range from $49 up to $89 per month and data usages range from 1GB to 3GB.

Despite whispers of an unlimited data plan up for grabs from Optus, some misunderstanding (along with a bit of wishful thinking) seems to have stirred that one up in the rumour mill with Optus' meaning of 'unlimited' applying to the call allowance for national calls and text (excluding overseas calls) relevant only to the top $89 plan.

Optus' Apple iPhone 4 plans unveiled | TweakTown.com

To summarize what's on offer exactly, the $49 plan gives you 1GB data per month and $450 worth of talk and text. On this plan you can get the new iPhone 3GS 8GB phone with no upfront costs, but you'll need to tack on $8 per month for the full two year contract if it's the 16GB iPhone 4 you're after, or $15 per month for the 32GB model.

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Aussie iPhone 4 plans unveiled from Telstra

Steve Dougherty | Mobile Devices | Tue, Jul 27 2010 4:40 AM CDT

With the official launch just around the corner, details on various iPhone 4 plans are surfacing left, right and centre from all the big providers including Telstra, Optus, Vodaphone and 3.

Telstra were first out the gate to share details of its plans for both the iPhone 4 and the new entry-level 3GS 8GB. There are going to be three plans on offer for these phones, beginning at $49 a month.

The $49 per month plan gives you 200MB of data and $400 worth of talk and text. If you link it to a 24 month contract, you can get the 3GS 8GB on this plan with no upfront charges, whilst the iPhone 4 16GB will set you back $149 up front on this plan and the 32GB model costing $299 up front.

The $79 per month plan gives you the iPhone 4 16GB for free, as well as giving you an allowance of 500MB data and $750 worth of talk and text. If you want the 32GB iPhone 4 on this plan, however, you'll still need to hand over $199 up front.

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Library of Congress makes big changes to DMCA; iPhone jailbreaking now "fair use"

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Mon, Jul 26 2010 8:01 PM CDT
Library of Congress makes big changes to DMCA; iPhone jailbreaking now

The Library of Congress made a few sweeping changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which it has the power to make changes to every three years. Among the major announcements: iPhone jailbreaking is now covered under "fair use," DRM circumvention is now allowable in certain situations, and e-books are now allowed to be read aloud by computers.

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Super LCD screens replacing AMOLED screens in HTC Nexus One and Desire

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Mon, Jul 26 2010 6:25 PM CDT

In a drive to keep the Nexus One and Desire phones on the shelves, HTC has officially verified in a Press Release that "later this summer" these two devices will be receiving Super LCD screens instead of the AMOLED screens that are the culprit for so many high end devices being out of stock.

Super LCD screens replacing AMOLED screens in HTC Nexus One and Desire | TweakTown.com

With the North American release of the Desire coming in August, it seems this was the only way to keep up with expected demand. Peter Chou, the CEO of HTC, stated that "the SLCD displays provide consumers with a comparable visual experience to HTC's current 3.7 inch displays with some additional benefits including battery performance."

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The internet running out of IP addresses, fast!

Steve Dougherty | Networking | Mon, Jul 26 2010 3:36 AM CDT

According to Geoff Huston, Chief Scientist of the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), the internet is going to run out of available IP addresses much faster than most people (incl. ISPs) realise.

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The underlying protocol, IPv4 has a limit of about 4 Billion IP addresses. However, due to everything from computers to mobile phones to the latest high-tech refridgerators and air conditioners snapping up an IP address, the boundary is being neared with only about 232 million addresses left. Geoff Huston says he has worked out all the figures and at the rate of addresses being taken up, IPv4 address availability will reach the end of the line in about 340 days.

The answer? IPv6 which is capable of providing trillions of addresses for every person on the planet. However, ISPs and websites have been reluctant to move over to the new protocol as all devices connecting via that protocol would need to be either reconfigured or upgraded with new firmware, or in some cases, replaced altogether.

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Study indicates 90% of torrents online are illegal (shock, horror?!)

Steve Dougherty | Software | Fri, Jul 23 2010 3:54 AM CDT

The results of a BitTorrent specific study have been published this week by researchers at the University of Ballarat which claim that only 10% of torrents available on the net are legit, whilst the remainder all breach copyright. They used Torrentz.com to make this analysis; a search engine that combines results from all the most popular BitTorrent sites such as Demonoid, TorrentBay, BitReactor etc.

Study indicates 90% of torrents online are illegal (shock, horror?!) | TweakTown.com

I'm surprised that 10% of the results they obtained pointed to legal downloads, considering Torrentz.com links only to illegal torrent downloading sources......

Of course, the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) were quick to lap up the results of this report and have published it in full (in PDF format) on their website.

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Google to launch "Google Election 2010" initiative on July 28

Steve Dougherty | Trade Shows | Wed, Jul 21 2010 2:48 AM CDT

With intent to help connect Australians with political information and to encourage more participation online, Google is launching its "Google Election 2010" initiative on the 28th of this month which involves Federal politicians, Google engineers, the Australian Electoral Commission, students from local secondary schools, journalists and submitted YouTube videos with questions and/or comments.

Google to launch

The launch event will kick off with a welcome address by Karim Temsamani whom is the Managing Director for Google Australia and NZ. Following that, Google's election initiatives will be officially launched by Google Australia's Engineering Director, Alan Noble. From there will be an address by Kate Lundy, Senator for the ACT and member of the Australian Labor Party then it's onward to speeches by Joe Hockey, MP and Shadow Treasurer of the Aus Liberal Party and Mr Doug Orr, State Manager for NSW division of the Aus Electoral Commission.

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Text N'Drive reads your email to you on the road

Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Tue, Jul 20 2010 6:22 PM CDT

In an ever-expanding fight to keep your eyes on the road where they belong instead of on your mobile device, the iPhone app Text'nDrive has been made available at the App Store. The free version, which has been specifically tested with Gmail, AOL, Hotmail, and MobileMe, will read up to the first 45 words of an email to you. For $20 USD you can get the full version that pumps the word limit up to 500 and even allows you to dictate a reply.

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According to CEO Daniel Robichaud,Text'nDrive is an "innovative solution which we hope will entice more responsible driving habits and ultimately make the roads safer for everyone." SMS functionality is reported to be under development, and the company is actively taking user feedback to improve the product. Text N'Drive is also available for Blackberry and is "coming soon" to Android.

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Qantus to trial new online check-in system next week

Steve Dougherty | Mobile Devices | Tue, Jul 20 2010 5:35 AM CDT

Qantus has decided to go ahead with its new next-gen check-in system and will be trialing it next week in Perth.

This system comprises technologies from 15 differing vendors and will involve 100,000 of Qantus' platinum, gold, silver and bronze Frequent Flyers. The system's development has been in place for two years now and includes helps from vendors such as IBM, New Media Innovations, Unisys, Fujitsu, Telstra and several others to make it all come together.

Qantus to trial new online check-in system next week | TweakTown.com

The project was first announced as far back as November of 2009 by Qantus CEO Alan Joyce in which he stated its aim would be to speed up the check-in process and reduce congestion at the terminal. New loyalty cards will be given to platinum, gold, silver and bronze frequent flyers with a smart chip built-in which is designed to act as a boarding pass when scanned through new check-in kiosks that are being deployed for the trial.

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