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Why App Store Apps Now Say 'Get' Instead Of 'Free'

Peruse the digital wares of the OS X or iOS stores, and you might notice a peculiar change: All of the apps previously labelled as “free” now say “get”. It’s a pretty small change that has no real impact on us users. “Get” apps are still free, and the apps themselves haven’t changed either. “Get” is just a more accurate description of your digital transaction.


Why Not All Free Software Is Free

Meet Matt Lee, the Technical Lead at Creative Commons. He has a good beard, true, but he also believes very strongly in concept of Free Software. Not free as in a free lunch, but free as in free speech. Allow him to explain.


How To Choose The Right Tech For Your Business: Lifehacker's Free New Ebook

Should you let staff choose their own devices? What hardware specs matter most? How can you take advantage of the benefits mobile technology offers while minimising the security risks? Gizmodo’s colleagues over at Lifehacker have answered these questions and more in a free new ebook that you can download right here.


How To Save Money Buying Mobile Devices

While prices continue to drop thanks to Moore’s Law, investing in mobile devices — whether that’s for laptop PCs, tablets or phones — still represents a major capital outlay. Follow these guidelines to cut down on needless expenses.


The Top 5 Rules For Mobile Security

Mobile security ultimately relies on a mixture of smart technology choices and well-communicated policies. These are the key rules you need to remember.


This Movie About Hackers Is Free For 24 Hours Before It Disappears

The new film Algorithm tracks the travails of Will, a freelance computer hacker who “breaks into a top-secret government contractor and downloads all their recently developed programs”. Like the subjects it tackles, the film has a tech-forward business model that make it more like a startup than a cinematic feature: It’s free today only.


Why Vodafone's Free Data Weekend Is A Little Scary

Vodafone is making things right after its outage yesterday by giving its customers all the data they can handle, free of charge for the weekend. Does that worry anyone else?


Vodafone Offering Free Data All Weekend To Apologise For Outage

Both Vodafone and Optus suffered severe network headaches yesterday, leaving customers without calls, SMS or internet functionality around Australia. By way of an apology, Vodafone is giving its customers free data all weekend.


You Can Grab Software That Helped Pixar Make Wall-E For Free Soon

If you’re an aspiring animator, this might be the best news you’ll hear this month: Pixar is giving away — that’s right, giving away — a version of RenderMan, its in-house rendering software. Gratis. No catch. You’ll be able to download the program some time in August.


PayPal Is Giving Out Free Coffee In Sydney CBD Today

Fancy a free coffee? If you’re in Sydney CBD at the moment, you’re in luck: PayPal will cover the cost of your coffee if you install its app and visit one of 200 participating cafes.


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