News just in from Australian Macworld - Vodafone has announced it will be bringing Apple's iPhone to Australia. Mixed feelings - at least it's not Telstra, but couldn't Apple have gone with a network that supplies, you know, decent network coverage? :)
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Photo-sharing site Flickr throws its hat into the ring with YouTube and Google Video and becomes a photo and video sharing site today. Flickr Pro members (only) can now upload up to 90-second video clips to the site, and everyone, pro member or not, can view and comment on the clips. The reason for the 90-second limit? The Flickr Video Help pages explain:
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
If your Blackberry suddenly stopped buzzing today it's not because the boss stopped CC'ing you on every memo you never need to see—service has been out for over four hours now and counting for some users. No word on when it'll be restored.
One of my favourite geek slang words has been voted Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2007. w00t, indeed. :)w00t now appears in Merriam-Webster's online Open Dictionary, but it doesn't feature in the official print version - yet.Now if only Think Geek would offer their w00t shirt in a colour other than that gawdawful green and gold, I'd be a really happy camper.
Our national broadcaster has added another string to its multimedia bow with the release of desktop gadget ABC Now, which is essentially a media player which lets you get ABC news headlines, radio streams, podcasts and TV highlights on your PC. You can also get weather updates.One nice feature is the ability to create a Favourites menu. When you're browsing content in the "Find" section, each item has a "heart" icon and a "+" sign, which you just need to click to add to your Favourites list.Cricket fans should note that "technical difficulties" mean they can't broadcast the cricket through ABC Now yet. You'll need to be using either Real Player or Windows Media Player. Right now ABC now is Windows only, but they've promised a Mac version soon.I've raved before about our national broadcaster's efforts to do multimedia broadcasting well, and ABC Now is a nice addition to their offerings. I'll need to do some experimenting to see if this standalone gadget can be incorporated into iGoogle or something similar. If you experiment, let us know how you get on in comments.This new feature was spotted at APC.
Facebook users, there's a new Lifehacker page up, with some old school pictures posted like our original site design, our mascot's picture, and more.