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Telstra/AFL launch Google Glass app

The Australian Football League, its partner Telstra, and local developer Seventh Beam have teamed up to deliver an app running on Google’s next-generation Glass augmented reality headset that will allow AFL fans to get live information associated with AFL matches — all through their headset.

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Open Source Licensing Debate Has Positive Effect On GitHub

Critics have been pounding GitHub recently, claiming it is hosting tons of code with no explicit software license.

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Chromium Likely to Replace Firefox As Default Browser in Ubuntu 13.10

Ubuntu 13.10 is hoping to ship with Chromium as the default web-browser in place of Mozilla Firefox.

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Apple Says iOS 6.1 Exchange Bug Fix is on the Way

Just a day after Microsoft offered workarounds for an iOS 6.1 Exchange syncing bug and said that it was working with Apple on a solution, Apple has announced on its support page (via ZDNet) that it has identified the problem and is working on a fix.

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Triple-0 app offers faster help

Australia’s emergency services are set to launch a long-awaited triple-0 smartphone application to respond more quickly to people in a crisis.

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Australian Police Warn Against Use of Apple Maps Due to Safety Concerns

Police in Victoria, Australia issued a warning to motorists this weekend regarding Apple Maps after several travelers became stranded in the Murray-Sunset National Park trying to reach the city of Mildura using Apple’s directions.

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Apple Fires Manager Responsible for Maps as Eddy Cue Turns to Outsiders for Help

As Apple continues to work toward improving the new Maps service the company rolled out in iOS 6, Bloomberg reports that Apple has fired Richard Williamson, the manager directly responsible for the project.

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Hands on: Apple Maps turn-by-turn

Will turn-by-turn sat-nav directions help restore Australia’s confidence in Apple Maps?

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Security Firm VUPEN Claims to Have Hacked Windows 8 and IE10

Windows 8 was released late last week, and already this week French security firm VUPEN says it has broken Microsoft’s latest and greatest security features. The company claims it has developed a 0-day exploit for Windows 8 and IE10, by chaining multiple undisclosed flaws together.

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Apple Testing iOS 6.0.1 with Fixes for Keyboard Screen Glitch, Camera Flash Issues, and More

BGR reports that Apple has begun carrier testing of iOS 6.0.1, the first bug fix update to iOS 6 since its release just over a month ago. According to the report, iOS 6.0.1 addresses several issues including a visual glitch most commonly seen on the iPhone keyboard when entering an account password in the App Store.

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