I Can't Even With The Australian TV Industry Anymore

That’s it. I’ve had it. Whoever is making programming decisions in Australia’s TV industry needs a swift kicking. I’m not sure how many times I’ve had to say it, but clearly it bears repeating: if you keep popular, viral international shows away from Australian audiences, they will pirate it. Today’s lesson: FOX8 and a new show called Jane The Virgin.


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review: The Best At Being Big

While Apple has only just released its first huge phone, Samsung’s gargantuan Note is already on its fourth iteration. In a lot of ways, it’s the big phone that started this runaway screen-size race. But even though it’s facing an ever-growing army of up-sized competitors, the Note 4 is the only giant phone that gets it right.


Presto Gets You Ready For Halloween With A Scary Movie Collection

Halloween is coming up next Friday, and it’s as good a reason as any to settle in and frighten yourself with some horror flicks. Presto’s seasonally-themed scary movie collection of nine titles doesn’t actually have Scary Movie in it, but that’s fine.


Why iOS Updates Require So Much Space

Every iOS update is a small deception. 117MB, well that’s not so bad! Then you look at the fine print, and a few gigabytes are required make to actually install the damn thing. So what’s really going on here?


The Sad, Weird World Of Unseen YouTube Videos

Embarrassing open mic nights, topical parodies, gaming tutorials — these are the YouTube videos we know. The ones we replay and the ones we send to our friends, coworkers, families and everyone we know. But YouTube has another layer. One where view counts sit at zero and bizarre bits of film rot away in indifference. It’s a dark, morbidly fascinating world — and it’s easy to invade.


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Wiki For Minecraft on Android, Joining Hands 2 on iOS and Modern Combat 5 on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Microsoft Is Finally Opening Two Azure Data Centres In Australia Next Week

It has been a long and frustrating 18-month wait, but it’s finally over. Microsoft is switching on its first Australian Azure data centres in Melbourne and Sydney next week, and it’s one particular cloud computing development that could mean good things for the Australian PC- and Xbox-using public.


5 Ways To Hide From Common Surveillance Tech

We may not be in a total surveillance state yet, but thanks to the FBI’s insane new facial recognition system, a 1984-esque reality doesn’t seem quite so far away. Fortunately, scientists and designers alike are hard at work building counter surveillance solutions to ease (and hide) our worried minds.


17 Things You Can Do In OS X Yosemite That You Couldn't Do In Mavericks

If you installed OS X Yosemite at the end of last week then you’ve no doubt been busy exploring its various tools and features. Here are 17 new things you can do with the software, from hiding the traces of your Web browsing to recording screen activity on an iPad.


All The New Superhero Movies Coming Out From Now To 2020

ComicsAlliance has published a comprehensive future timeline of all the superhero movies that are slated to be released over the next six years. It’s a list of all the confirmed ones, too — it’s still missing “one or two movies” from Marvel in 2019, apparently — and of course dates may change — but this is pretty much a locked-down list of all the awesome movies that you’ll want to go and see for the next few years.


Report: Simon & Schuster And Amazon Just Made Nice

Amazon and publishing house Simon & Schuster have reached a multi-year deal, sources told Business Insider. This means the tides could be turning in favour of Amazon in its battle against publishers. And that means you’ll likely see cheaper Simon & Schuster books on Amazon soon, although whether or not that will be good for the publishing industry is still up for debate.


Reminder: Apple Pay Isn't Coming To Australia Today

If you have Amerifriends with iPhones today, you’re going to be hearing stories of how they went to their favourite stores and bought shiny new things with nothing but their phones. That’s thanks to something called Apple Pay in iOS 8.1. Before you go digging around in your settings to get it for yourself, here’s a quick reminder: it doesn’t work in Australia yet.


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