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YouTube upload limit increased to 15 minutes

By: Don Lynn | More News: Online Video | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 10:55 pm

Ten minutes wasn't long enough to show off your Final Fantasy play through or mad breakdancing skills on YouTube? You've now got an extra five minutes worth of video time now. YouTube announced today that the upload limit had been extended from the very familiar ten minutes to fifteen minutes.




Following through on the most requested feature on the video upload size, Youtube credits its "Content ID" copyright violation removal technology for the ability to increase the limit. Joshua Siegel, YouTube product manager for upload and video management, stated in his blog post announcing the change: "Because of the success of these ongoing technological efforts, we are able to increase the upload limit today."

OWC offers RAM upgrades for new iMacs

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: RAM | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 7:04 pm

Apple announced some new and updated gear recently and among those items were updated iMac AIO computers. There are many people out there who order machines with the minimum RAM available to save some money.




If you ordered your iMac this way OWC has announced that it now has RAM updates ready for the new iMac machines. You can get a single 2GB DIMM for $59.99, a pair of those 2GB DIMMs will cost you $117.99.

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Custom steampunk flash drive is actually for sale

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 6:10 pm

I am not a huge fan of steampunk. I like the attention to detail that I see in some of the products and the overall cool factor. I would never use a steampunk product though, I like my tech to look high tech.




If you like steampunk gear, but aren't able to build your own you can buy this interesting steampunk flash drive. The drive is made from real wood along with lots of brass and a small gauge.

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Samsung HMX-E10 pocket size full HD camcorder

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 5:04 pm

I just mentioned that Samsung debuted a new point and shoot camera called the ST80 that has WiFi. Samsung has also unveiled a new small full HD camcorder called the HMX-E10.




The new camcorder has a 2.7-inch touchscreen and packs in 2x digital zoom. Video is stored to microSD cards and the camera has USB and HDMI connectivity. Video is recorded in full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution.

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Samsung ST80 digital camera gets WiFi

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: | Posted: Jul 29, 2010 4:02 pm

Samsung has a bunch of digital cameras in its line that are in all price points and have a myriad of features. The latest camera to be offered up by the Korean firm is the ST80.




The ST80 has a 14.2MP sensor and packs in WiFi. That WiFi connectivity will allow the user to share images with family and friends anywhere. Of course, any camera can do that with the addition of an EyeFi SD card.

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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.




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.




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.




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.




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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