You wanted: Australian piracy crackdown news, OnePlus local launch details and five reasons the Samsung Galaxy Note is better than iPhone. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from last week.
- Report: Australian Internet Pirates To Be Sued This Year [Updated]
Australian pirates have just been put on notice. The chairman for Creative Content Australia - a consortium of rights holders that counts Foxtel, Village Roadshow and the Australian Screen Association (ASA) among its members - has issued a stern warning to anyone who continues to access pirated content. In short, you can expect to be sued this year.
- It's Official: Excessive Card Surcharges Are Banned From Today In Australia
Sick of getting slugged with huge surcharges for paying with card? Well, from today all businesses in Australia are officially banned from charging customers too much for EFTPOS, Mastercard, Visa and American Express payments.
- Here's Village Roadshow's Plan For Suing Pirates
This week, Village Roadshow co-CEO Graham Burke announced the company will start suing Australians who infringe on its copyright. This means anyone who has streamed or downloaded a movie via an illegal pirate site is potentially in its cross hairs.
- What You Should Know About Apple's Upcoming iPhone 8
The Wall Street Journal has reported that Apple will announce the iPhone 8 as early as September 12, and while that gives you just enough time to ditch your old device and scrounge up some cash to pay for the new one, Apple's been pretty secretive (duh) about what the new iPhone 8 will actually do. Luckily, leaks from third-party accessory manufacturers and hints inside Apple's own iOS 11 operating system give us a pretty good idea of what to expect.
Everything Coming To Netflix, Stan And Foxtel This September
Neither Stan nor the Australian Netflix library has anything near the range of US streaming services, every month we get just a little more. Read on to see all the content that will be added to their libraries in September.
- You Can Finally Watch Game Of Thrones Season 7 Without Foxtel
If you're one of those rare souls who refuses to pirate Game Of Thrones, the wait is finally over. Following yesterday's season-seven finale on Foxtel, the series is now available to purchase in its entirety on Google Play and iTunes. Here are the purchase links and prices!
- Five Things Note 8 Users Can Do That iPhone Users Can’t
On September 22 the Galaxy Note 8 arrives in Australia, (hopefully) explosion-free and packed full of ingenious new features that look to make the device a productivity powerhouse. Although the iPhone 8 is scheduled to drop soon, the Note 8 showcases a few features that users of Apple's flagship devices don't have (yet?). Here are five of the best of them.
- NBN's 'Check My Address' Tool Actually Works Now
Remember NBN's address checker tool? Despite a series of upgrades, the site never did a great job of providing an accurate answer on when you were getting connected. Now, NBN has rolled out yet another tweak to the search engine that actually makes it useful.
- The OnePlus 5 'Android iPhone' Just Snuck Into Australia
The affordable-cum-luxury smartphone brand OnePlus has quietly arrived in Australia. Its flagship OnePlus 5 model can now be purchased locally for $599. However, stock has been purposely restricted to drum up interest in the product. Here are the details!
- How To Vote 'Yes' In The Same-Sex Marriage Survey
There’s currently a rumour spreading like wildfire through Facebook and other social media services that voting ‘YES’ in the upcoming same-sex marriage survey could result in your vote counting against legalising same-sex marriage. That is not the case.