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Ubisoft offers Assassin’s Creed Unity for free so you can see Notre-Dame Cathedral

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Following the tragic burning of the Notre-Dame Cathedral spire in Paris, Ubisoft – the developers behind the historically driven Assassin’s Creed series – has responded charitably.

For the next week (until April 25), PC users will be able to download Assassin’s Creed Unity for free. This entry into the franchise lets players explore late 18th-century Paris during the French revolution, including a recreation of the Notre-Dame Cathedral.

“Ubisoft wants to give all gamers the chance to experience the majesty and beauty of the cathedral”, the publisher’s statement reads.… Read the full article

Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL launch date and pricing seemingly revealed

By | April 16th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Google’s upcoming mid-range Pixel 3a and 3a XL handsets have been some of the tech giant’s worst-kept secrets over the last few months, with leaks flooding in left, right and centre, but the latest influx of info gives us what appears to be our most concrete launch details yet.

A teaser poster displayed on Google’s own store page has revealed that “on May 7, something big is coming to the Pixel universe”, which happens to coincide with the first day of the Google I/O conference.… Read the full article

Internet Explorer hack could steal users’ data – even if you use Chrome or Firefox

By | April 15th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Microsoft's much-maligned Internet Explorer web browser has been discovered to be the cause of a new Windows exploit, which could let hackers access and obtain operating system user data.

Security researcher John Page discovered the security flaw, finding that any user with Internet Explorer installed on their system is vulnerable to the exploit, whether or not they're currently using the browser or have even opened it before.

Page reportedly reached out to Microsoft last month, warning them of the exploit and requesting an urgent security fix, but according to ZDnet, the tech giant responded by saying that “a fix for this issue will be considered in a future version of this product or service”.… Read the full article

Disney+ launch date and pricing revealed, alongside Marvel and Simpsons exclusives

By | April 12th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Disney has let loose a flood of new information on its eagerly-awaited streaming service during an investor conference, giving us our first glimpse of what Disney+ will look like along with some other titillating specifics on new exclusives, series and functionality for the platform.

For those familiar with Netflix, Disney+ will adopt a very similar user interface, with recommended shows and movies appearing alongside newly released content. The service will also feature five hubs, containing the major franchises belonging to the entertainment giant – Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic.… Read the full article

The ACCC isn’t happy with NBN Co’s plan to raise prices on low-speed services

By | April 9th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Two weeks ago it was revealed that NBN Co intended to disincentivise users from taking its lowest speed tier by essentially making NBN12 plans either less affordable or more congested, and now the ACCC has weighed in on the matter.

The chairman of the Consumer Commission, Rod Sims, has given a speech at the Sydney CommsDay Summit in which he discusses the “growing affordability issue for people on lower incomes” and its connection to adjustments in the NBN pricing for lower speed tiers.… Read the full article

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Zelda and Mario confirmed for Nintendo Switch VR

By | April 5th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Nintendo has announced that its upcoming VR Labo Kit for its Switch console will support two of its most popular titles to date – Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

In a short video posted to Nintendo of America’s Twitter page, the company revealed a “bite-sized” experience for Super Mario Odyssey, which involves a variety of mini-games in three of the title’s existing worlds – Cap, Seaside and Luncheon Kingdoms.

When showing off Breath of the Wild, however, the only clue we have to the extent of its VR support is a menu item that says “This game is compatible with the Toy-Con VR Goggles”. 

This in combination with the variety of locations and activities shown off in the Zelda footage seems to imply you can experience the entirety of the epic adventure in virtual reality.… Read the full article

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Gmail gets message scheduling feature for its 15th birthday

By | April 2nd, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

On April 1, 2004, Google introduced its now-ubiquitous email service to the world – albeit on an invite-only basis – and with it came the promise of secure and fast messaging backed up with an impressive amount of storage.

Gmail is now 15 years old and, for its birthday, Google has announced a few updates for the service via its blog, including one that users have been eager to use for quite some time.

Email scheduling

“We want to make it easier to respect everyone’s digital well-being,” Google’s blog post reads, “so we’re adding a new feature to Gmail that allows you to choose when an email should be sent.”

The intended goal of Gmail’s new scheduling feature is to be able to respect your email recipient’s business hours while still being able to write your message within your own – a feature which will certainly be useful for colleagues that communicate from different time zones.… Read the full article

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Optus promo plan discounts all four Google Pixel 3 models

By | March 28th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Optus has dropped a cracking deal on Google's latest Pixel 3 handsets, although with savings this good you know it won't last for long.

Until March 31, customers signing up to Optus' $69 Promo Plus plan will nab themselves 100GB of data along with a discounted Google Pixel 3 or Google Pixel 3 XL, in either 64GB or 128GB handset configurations.

As per usual, Optus is also offering a host of included extras, like Optus Sport and National Geographic subscriptions at no extra cost, and free music and Mobile TV streaming via selected services that won't count towards your data cap.… Read the full article

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Pre-installed Android apps pose huge security and privacy risks, study says

By | March 26th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

It was only a month ago that pre-installed malware was discovered on Android-based Alcatel smartphones, and other such security flaws are no stranger to apps found on Google’s own Play Store.

But a recent study analyzing pre-installed Android software has found that many vendors that provide their own version of the open-source operating system abuse the platform in order to release products with integrated data collecting services.

The analysis was conducted by IMDEA Networks Institute, Universidad Carlos II de Madrid, Stony Brooks University and ICSI, and covered more than 200 device manufacturers, 1,700 devices, and 82,000 pre-installed apps.… Read the full article

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Apple streaming service: how to watch the March 25 launch event live

By | March 25th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

While it isn’t 100% confirmed, it’s pretty much safe to assume at this point that Apple will be launching the long-awaited Apple streaming service at its 2019 keynote event later today.

While we don't know the final details of the new streaming service, it could create a serious rival for the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Disney's upcoming streaming service Disney+

No matter what Apple’s streaming service will look like, we’re all set to find out in the coming hours – read on for details on how you can watch the unveiling live.… Read the full article

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