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Microsoft abandons plans to take on Netflix with Xbox TV

Adam Turner   4:43 PM   Nadella's razor gang is scrapping Xbox Entertainment Studios as Microsoft rethinks its place in the new world.

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Murdoch eyes off HBO's Iron Throne in Time Warner bid

Control of the Iron Throne is at stake as Murdoch's 21st Century Fox bids for Time Warner.

Adam Turner   Foxtel and HBO standing as one doesn't bode well for Netflix or Quickflix.

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Hands on: FRITZ!Box 7490 modem/router

The Fritz!Box 7490 is an 802.11ac wi-fi modem/router with the lot.

Adam Turner   With a super-fast 802.11ac wi-fi revamp, the flagship FRITZ!Box 7490 is the Swiss Army knife of prosumer modem/routers.

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Gadgets on the go

Has the universal remote had its day?

ThinkGeek's Star Trek Phaser looks like the universe's greatest universal remote.

Adam Turner   With the rise of smart TVs and clever gadgets, do you still need that one remote to rule them all?

Hands on: Chromecast Android screen mirroring

Google Chromecast.

Adam Turner   With the ability to mirror any Android app on your television, Google's Chromecast just became a whole lot more useful.

Tech

iTunes Extras coming to iOS 8 and Apple TV

iTunes Extras have returned to the Apple TV, offering DVD-style bonus features.

Adam Turner   Movie special features have returned to the Apple TV and are coming to iGadgets later this year.

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Digital life

The rise of the Google Handyman

A smartphone can be the most useful tool at your disposal when it comes to home repairs.

Adam Turner   Armed with a screwdriver and a smartphone, are you happy to tackle home repairs?

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Hands on: miniWINDER retractable earbuds holder

The miniWINDER earbuds holder helps you avoid cable tangle in your bag.

Adam Turner   If you're plagued by cable tangle, the miniWINDER fits a retractable cord to your earbuds.

Gadgets on the go

Chumby lives, but has life passed it by?

Just like the PDA, sat-nav and compact digital camera, the Chumby smart alarm clock has lost out to smartphones.

Adam Turner   Is there room for a smart alarm clock in the smartphone age?

Foxtel Presto adds Chromecast and Android support

Google's Chromecast streaming media player, which now works in Australia with Foxtel Presto, EzyFlix and Quickflix.

Adam Turner   Aussie Chromecast owners have more to watch as Foxtel's subscription movie service comes to Google's tiny media stick.

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Building a family bookshelf in the digital age

It's harder to borrow a book off the shelf in the digital age.

Adam Turner   How do you manage digital content for a busy household?

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Google Drive for Work finally supports Microsoft Office

Google concedes that many business users are still wedded to Microsoft Office formats.

Adam Turner   Google concedes that Microsoft still rules the work place by adding the ability to edit Office files in the cloud.

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Can you curb your tech power bill?

With a little time and effort it's possible to cut down your winter power bill.

Adam Turner   As the winter home energy bill looms, what can you do to save a few dollars?

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SBS jumps the gun on FreeviewPlus

FreeviewPlus is expected to deliver access to online video from the five main Australian television networks. The service is built into a new onscreen electronic program guide that lets viewers scroll back in time and click to watch shows they'€™ve missed.

Adam Turner   Rather than waiting for Freeview's launch, SBS has gone live with its new Catch Up TV app.

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Gadgets on the go

Watch your EOFY tech spend

Most tech gadgets get used for work and play, so take care with your tax return.

Adam Turner   The taxman is cracking down on tech claims, so shop with care.

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Gadgets on the go

Why isn't Game of Thrones on Apple's iTunes?

Game of Thrones triggers power struggles both on and off the screen.

Adam Turner   After waiting patiently for months, iTunes customers probably won't see Game of Thrones Season 4 until next year.

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Gadgets on the go

Are you ready to binge on Game of Thrones?

Foxtel's stranglehold on the latest season of Game of Thrones is over.

Adam Turner   As Foxtel screens the final episode, online rivals are lining up to offer Australians all of Game of Thrones Season 4 in one hit.

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Gadgets on the go

Has Apple ramped up iPhone tracking?

Your iPhone tracks where you are, night and day.

Adam Turner   Does your iPhone know where you're going before you do?

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EzyFlix wins Aussie Chromecast race

EzyFlix is the first Australian video service to support Google's Chromecast streaming media player.

Adam Turner   Movie rental service EzyFlix is the first Australian video service to support Google's Chromecast.

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Can UltraViolet go mainstream?

The Hobbit launched UltraViolet in Australia, but there's a long road ahead.

Adam Turner   What's your Digital Copy format of choice when buying movies on disc?

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