Who would have guessed that the vaunted "Australia tax" for electronics would end on iPads with the release of the new version of the device overnight?
Seamus Byrne has the breakdown, where he says that the Australian prices are better than US parity prices. It's nice to finally see some vendors reducing the mark-up on shipping goods into the country.
And before one dons their fanboy hat and goes absolutely gaga over the "4G" LTE capabilities in the new device, the semi-sad news is that it will not work on Australian 4G networks, but is capable of running on Next G, which should give up to 42 megabits per second. If you absolutely must have an LTE-capable tablet, then seek out a Galaxy Tab 8.9.
Meanwhile, at the CanSecWest conference, Google Chrome was the first browser to fall after a French team created a page that was able to breakout of the Chrome sandbox in a default installation and launch the Calculator application on Windows.
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets — he claims he once read an entire one.