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Monday: December 10, 2012

Australian police issue warning about using maps on iOS 6 for driving directions.Australian police issue warning about using maps on iOS 6 for driving directions.

Local Police have been called to assist distressed motorists who have become stranded within the Murray-Sunset National Park after following directions on their Apple iPhone. Tests on the mapping system by police confirm the mapping systems lists Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park, approximately 70km away from the actual location of Mildura. Police are extremely concerned as there is no water supply within the Park and temperatures can reach as high as 46 degrees, making this a potentially life threatening issue.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 10:32 AM | Tags (9) | victoria | police | apple | ios | mapping | stranded | australia | maps | app |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 22, 2010

Speeding hearse manages to set new world record.Speeding hearse manages to set new world record.

Secretary of the Tasmanian Drag Racing Association John Hurley says the modified 1987 Ford Falcon hearse was a challenging choice of vehicle. 'I guess there's all sorts of weird and wonderful machines that come out to play in drag racing.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 7:12 AM | Tags (5) | speeding | hearse | worldrecord | abc | australia |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 9, 2010

Pirating an unreleased Nintendo game? That'll cost you a million and change.Pirating an unreleased Nintendo game? That'll cost you a million and change.

'The legal proceeding resulted in a settlement in which the individual will pay to Nintendo the sum of 1.5 million (Australian) dollars by way of damages to compensate Nintendo for the loss of sales revenue caused by the individual's actions,' it said in a statement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:32 AM | Tags (8) | australia | damages | gaming | lawsuit | mario | piracy | revenue | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 9, 2009

World's first iPhone worm is never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down.World's first iPhone worm is never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down.

In addition to his own iPhone being attacked, he said a flatmate's iPhone 3G was also sullied with the image of Astley. Users who tried to delete the image were chagrined to find it reappear once they rebooted their device.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:46 AM | Tags (8) | australia | iphone | jailbreak | rickastley | rickroll | security | work | worm |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Apple has pitched their fabled tablet device to some Australian newspapers.Apple has pitched their fabled tablet device to some Australian newspapers.

AppleInsider managed to get some details regarding the dimensions of said fabled table device as well. The device was described as a larger iPhone, 'small enough to carry in a handbag but too big to fit in a pocket.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:27 PM | Tags (12) | apple | australia | books | device | dimensions | movies | newspapers | pitch | pocket | rumors | size | tablet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 8, 2009

World's longest golf course set to open in October.World's longest golf course set to open in October.

The 18-hole course will stretch more than 1,300 kilometres across the Nullarbor, with starting points in Kalgoorlie, in Western Australia, and Ceduna in South Australia.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 7:31 AM | Tags (4) | golf | course | longest | australia |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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