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Spotify now available in New Zealand and Australia

Spotify now available in New Zealand and Australia

In a not all that surprising move from Spotify, they've continued their global assault on our eardrums with an invasion of a couple new spaces: Australia and New Zealand! Right here in these two new locations you'll find a wholly unique experience as, Australia gets its own launch of a Triple J app for access to a swath of new hits on the Triple J Hitlist as well as local Hottest 100 countdowns. Both new regions also have their very own welcome playlists that'll usher in this new Spotify age in style.

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Red PS3 comes to Australia too, still not in US

Red PS3 comes to Australia too, still not in US

Assumedly after successfully selling a red version of the PS3 in the UK earlier this year, Sony has decided to further expand the availability of the bold-looking version of its console. Unfortunately for those in the United States, that expansion is still not making its way to the 50 states. Instead, Sony thought it be a good idea to peddle the special edition PS3 in the land down under. It's going to Australia.

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iPad demands Australia speed up

iPad demands Australia speed up

Down on the lower half of the globe in Australia, Apple is defending its iPad's own "4G" naming convention with no less a defense this week than saying that, in fact, 3G is 4G. How on earth could 3G be not 3G but 4G instead, you might ask? As it turns out, the term "4G" isn't as hard and fast a name as one might expect - in fact, the group literally responsible for deciding what makes a data service get a name it deserves might have provided Apple with the backing it needs all the way back in 2010 - watch out Australia!

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Apple refuses to rename iPad LTE in Australia

Apple refuses to rename iPad LTE in Australia

Apple's attempts to negotiate a settlement with the Australian competition watchdog have failed, with the two organizations unable to agree over allegedly misleading iPad 4G branding. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had accused Apple of confusing customers by referring to the LTE support in the cellularly-enabled version of the new iPad, when in fact the LTE only works in North America. The argument saw the two end up in mediation but, the Sydney Morning Herald reports, they failed to come to an agreement.

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Google gets AdWords smackdown from Australian court

Google gets AdWords smackdown from Australian court

Google has received a spanking from Australian regulators, with the search giant deemed responsible for advertisers who use AdWords to promote themselves in a misleading or deceptive way. The company must develop a "compliance program" to vet new advertisers, the Sydney Morning Herald reports, after losing an appeal in the Australian Federal Court earlier today. Google will now be forced to ensure adverts can't link to one site while seeming to represent a different one, among other things.

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Apple iPad 4G stubbornness blamed for Australian legal woes

Apple iPad 4G stubbornness blamed for Australian legal woes

Australia's consumer rights watchdog has detailed exactly what it expects of Apple to temporarily rectify the 4G confusion, though reports suggest the new iPad maker could have escaped legal intervention completely had it not argued over the exact wording of the LTE clarification. The Cupertino company faces the possibility of one or more penalty charges of up to $1.15m apiece; however, it's suggested that Apple might have bypassed a hearing on liability in which it may be charged with breaking Australian law, had it heeded warnings from the ACCC prior to the new iPad hitting stores.

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Apple offers 4G iPad refunds over Australian LTE confusion

Apple offers 4G iPad refunds over Australian LTE confusion

Apple will offer refunds to new iPad 4G buyers in Australia frustrated by the tablet's lack of LTE support, it's been revealed, along with erecting signs at retailers explaining the 4G limitations, in an attempt to avoid legal action in the country. The 4G-branded iPad came under fire from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) earlier this week, over concerns that buyers were being confused by Apple's "iPad WiFi + 4G" nomenclature since none of the actual 4G networks in the country were supported. Now, the Sydney Morning Herald reports, Apple has conceded to a workaround, though the case will still be heard in court.

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iPad 4G under fire for misleading on Australian LTE

iPad 4G under fire for misleading on Australian LTE

Apple's LTE woes with the new iPad 4G look set to get even more serious, with the Australian consumer rights commission accusing the company of misleading buyers and arguing it should offer refunds. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission argues Apple has misled with its "iPad WiFi + 4G" name "because it represents to Australian consumers that the product [can] connect to a 4G mobile data network in Australia, when this is not the case."

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