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Can’t decide which carrier to get an iPhone 4S through? Over at Lifehacker, table maestro Gus has done the work of sorting out the currently available iPhone 4S plans in a user-adjustable way. Head over there to sort out which plan suits you best. [Lifehacker]
Can you watch the AFL Grand Final in HD? Can you catch the NRL Grand Final from overseas? From free-to-air to internet, here are the options (such as they are) for catching the sporting action this weekend.
Having launched in Europe in late July, Australia has today become the second region in the world to get access to the official BBC iPlayer iPad app. The app itself is free, and includes access to ten hours or so of sample content: for ongoing access to the full range of iPlayer content, you need to pay either $9.49 a month or $89.99 a year.
Energy drink Red Bull announced its plans to launch a mobile service running off Vodafone’s network late last month, and now its pricing details have been revealed, with an all-you-can eat model for its main access plans.
This week, IPTV service FetchTV is adding the YouTube on TV interface, making it simpler to browse YouTube videos via your TV set. That’s just one of a host of new options FetchTV is planning over the next year, including a full HD channel, access to iView, iPhone and Android apps and lots of other goodies.