Morning Roundup: Australian authorities want to track bandwidth data and more

A leaked consultation paper suggests that the Australian government has realised it’s a tad excessive to track which websites people visit. However, the tracking of available bandwidth and upload/download information seems to be on the table. The post Morning Roundup: Australian authorities want to track bandwidth data and more appeared first on TeleRead: News and...

Hachette Australia to commemorate Matt Richell by supporting local authors

Hachette Australia is to set up a scholarship or foundation to support local writers in honor of its former CEO, Matt Richell, deceased recently in a surfing accident. Hachette group CEO Tim Hely Hutchinson was quoted in Australia’s Books and Publishing magazine as saying: “‘We plan to work with [Richell’s wife] Hannah to establish a...

Australian company Vixtel it’s getting ready for the launch of the Unity tablet, a dual-OS 10.1 inch device

Acording to the press, it seems that the australian company Vixtel it’s getting ready for the release of a new tablet on the market, a tablet device that will come with a 10.1 inch display and with a dual-boot configuration. This model will be knowed as Vixtel Unity, and it will be able to run two operating system,...

Kobo Takes Over Sony Ebook Business in Europe and Australia

Related: Kobo Takes Over Sony Ebook Business in U.S. and Canada [Press Release] KOBO BRINGS ITS WORLD-CLASS eREADING PLATFORM TO SONY READERS IN EUROPE AND AUSTRALIA Kobo keeps booklovers reading their favourite stories with Sony’s Readers, tablets, and smartphones Kobo, a global leader in eReading, today announced it will provide Sony’s Reader™ and Sony’s Xperia™...

Sony Reader Store to Close in the UK, Germany, Austria, and Australia June 16th

Sony is officially getting out of the eBook selling business and has just announced the closure of their UK, Germany, Austria, and Australia Reader Stores. The stores will shut down for good on June 16th 2014 and all books will be transitioned over to Kobo. Last month Sony officially shuttered their North American Reader Store...

Nokia Lumia 2520 Coming to Australia on May 18th

The Nokia Lumia 2520 may have met with some problems lately, because of faulty chargers, but that won’t stop it from launching in Australia. The product will debut in local stores on May 18th. This device is an alternative to Microsoft’s own Surface 2 and the iPad Air and it comes with Windows RT 8.1,...

New Lenovo ThinkPad 10 inch Tablet Teased in Australia

Lenovo has been quite prolific about tablet launches lately and now it appears they’re preparing a new model, a new ThinkPad unit that is. Hints have appeared in Australia related to a Lenovo 10 inch version of the ThinkPad 8 slate. The ThinkPad 10 has been listed by the company’s Australian branch ahead of its...

Google Promotes Coding Among Young Australians With New eBook

Google wants Australians to take coding seriously to ensure there is enough manpower to take care of the country’s future requirements in the computer field. The online search giant has embarked on a campaign to make coding appeal to younger tech users , which includes promoting a video as well as an ebook Start with...

iOS App Store Increasing Prices in Australia, India, Indonesia, Turkey and South Africa

App store users in certain zones will be seeing some rate increases, according to an email announcement from the app store. According to an email sent to users, the app store has decided to increase its app pricing to match foreign exchange rates in certain regions. Within the next 24 hours, the following changes will...

Barnes & Noble Promotes Nook App in Australia

[Press Release] Barnes & Noble Comes to Australia with Exclusive NOOK® for Windows 8.1 Offer: Customers in Australia Get Free NOOK Books® and Magazines with Download of NOOK App for Windows 8.1 Customers Receive Five Free Bestselling Books and Five Free Top Magazines, Available for a Limited Time on NOOK for Windows 8.1 in Australia...

Kindle News: 9.7″ e-Ink DX Graphite, w/ free slow 3G web lookups, now $199. Paperwhite 2 with 3G back in stock in 2-3 weeks. Kindlestore launches in Australia, HDX’s arrive in the UK. Pricing drops updated. Amazon and USPS beginning Sunday deliveries in two cities.

The 9.7" e-Ink Kindle DX Graphite is now $199.This one doesn't carry language about a "limited time" offer...

Amazon Launches Kindle Store in Australia

[Press Release] Amazon Launches Australian Kindle Store The new Australian Kindle Store offers over 2 million eBooks sold in Australian dollars, the most English language best sellers including 9 of the 10 best sellers from the Sydney Morning Herald list and more than 400,000 Kindle-exclusive titles The Australian Kindle Store is seamlessly integrated with...

Australian Bookseller Plans to Deliver Textbooks with Drones

Flirty is a new start-up down under that’s planning to use drone technology to bring students their heavy reading materials. The UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) company is teaming up with textbook retailer Zookal, to test drone product delivery in Australia next year before bringing the service to the US in 2015. continued… New Career Opportunities...

Australia funds authors, publishers, in digital publishing, cultural exchanges

In an initiative that other countries might well envy, Australia’s Copyright Agency Creative Industries Career Fund has just announced its latest series of career development grants to “Australian writers, artists and publishers.” According to the official release, “fourteen recipients will share in over AUD$38,000 [$35,400] to build their skills through opportunities ra...

Woman in Australia scammed for $1,335 for two apples rather than iPhones

By Hammad Saleem If you’re planning on buying an iPhone or any other device through classified ads or from websites like Craigslist, you should definitely read this: A woman in Australia paid AUS $1,500 (almost $1,335) for what she thought would be two shiny new iPhones in a sealed box. She never checked inside, as...