How to make an ice cream donut sandwich (but why would you want to?)

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Yeah, this isn’t my usual blogging fare. Blame George Takei. Because it’s totally his fault. Here’s how to make an Ice Cream Donut sandwich in detail. With photos. Because… actually, that’s the bit I’m not sure about. Continue reading “How to make an ice cream donut sandwich (but why would you want to?)”

Netflix vs Presto vs Stan vs Quickflix: Vertical Hold Episode 2 2015

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2015 sees the Australian streaming media landscape explode with new competitors. Who’s going to win the streaming war, and who’s going to lose? Meanwhile, Microsoft’s announced HoloLens, the MTM NBN inches closer to reality, Apple Watch has a release date and more in the latest episode of Vertical Hold! Continue reading “Netflix vs Presto vs Stan vs Quickflix: Vertical Hold Episode 2 2015”

Download This Duck: Seeing Eye Apps, Robotic Legs and Stupid Apps

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Once again it’s back to ABC Radio National to talk technology with Marc Fennell and the Guardian’s Claire Porter, covering apps for the blind, exoskeletons for everybody, stupid apps and the privacy implications of big data leaks. Continue reading “Download This Duck: Seeing Eye Apps, Robotic Legs and Stupid Apps”

Xbox One unveils OneGuide and Digital TV Tuner in Australia

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Microsoft’s long been keen to pitch the Xbox One as more than just a games console. It’s announced that a digital TV tuner and accompanying EPG will soon be available down under. Continue reading “Xbox One unveils OneGuide and Digital TV Tuner in Australia”

Twitter adds group direct messaging and mobile video

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Remember when it was all about the Tweets? That’s in the past, as Twitter rolls out direct messaging to groups and embedding mobile video into tweets. Continue reading “Twitter adds group direct messaging and mobile video”

Apple releases iOS 8.1.3 and Mac OS 10.10.2

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Apple’s been busy updating its line of operating systems, with bugfixes aplenty for both iPhones and Macs. On the iOS side, you’ll need less space for an installation, while on the Mac OS side, your Wi-Fi connection woes may be over. Continue reading “Apple releases iOS 8.1.3 and Mac OS 10.10.2”

Stan Review

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Stan is Channel 9/Fairfax’s take on Australian streaming video services. Like the rest there’s plenty of hype, but what’s the reality like — and is it good value? Continue reading “Stan Review”

HP Stream 8 Review

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HP’s budget Windows tablet, the HP Stream 8 is a little more expensive than its counterparts, but it’s a price well worth paying. You’re still getting a limited device, but it’s one that’s superior to its counterparts. Continue reading “HP Stream 8 Review”

Fridayitis: Grand Theft Senior

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The Grand Theft Auto games are rather solidly not for the younger set, but what happens when you give a group of older folk a controller and no basic instructions on what the goal of the game is? Continue reading “Fridayitis: Grand Theft Senior”

Presto TV and Movies Review

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Presto’s got the might of the Foxtel empire behind it in its quest to become the choice for Australians streaming TV and Movie content in 2015. However, it has problems — and content isn’t really the most glaring issue. Continue reading “Presto TV and Movies Review”