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Apple (Partially) Fixes Australian Map Issue Apple (Partially) Fixes Australian Map Issue
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It appears that Apple has made some adjustments to their beleaguered Maps product after it was accused of leading Australian motorists into a prickly situation. Yesterday we told you that local police in Mildura were warning people to be wary …

Apple Maps Now Stranding People in the Middle of Nowhere, Australia Apple Maps Now Stranding People in the Middle of Nowhere, Australia

UPDATE: Apple has partially fixed the problem. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Yeah yeah, we all know that Apple Maps suck. But apparently the problem is worse than adding a few extra minutes to your commute or getting you lost in an unfamiliar …

Melbourne Metro’s “Dumb Ways to Die” Campaign Is Rather Brilliant Melbourne Metro’s “Dumb Ways to Die” Campaign Is Rather Brilliant
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Trains are dangerous things. And if you’re not careful around them, you could end up dying in the dumbest way possible. That’s the message behind a new viral ad campaign for Melbourne, Australia’s Metro Trains. They’ve tapped a local artist …

Google Reportedly Loses Defamation Case In Australia Google Reportedly Loses Defamation Case In Australia
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Google has lost a defamation suit in Australia, which could have bigger ramifications for how it handles situations when people complain about search results. A man from Melbourne sued the search giant after he tried to get Google to remove …

HIV Diagnoses on the Rise in Australia HIV Diagnoses on the Rise in Australia
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Three annual reports on HIV and sexually transmitted infections in Australia released this week show a rise in HIV diagnoses. The reports were released at the Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference 2012 currently taking place in Melbourne. The reports show that new …

Tornado Made Of Fire Might Be The Coolest Thing You See Today Tornado Made Of Fire Might Be The Coolest Thing You See Today

A rare “firenado” was spotted by a filmmaker in Australia recently, and he caught the whole thing on camera–about 40 minutes worth of funneled fury. Chris Tangey said the phenomenon “didn’t even look real” and that he knew he was …

Facebook Sex Rating Page Nets Australian Man Four Months in Jail Facebook Sex Rating Page Nets Australian Man Four Months in Jail
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In Australia, it is illegal to “use a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offense,” and a 22-year-old Victoria may pay a pretty steep price for violating that statue on Facebook. According to ABC News Australia, David McRory operated …

Wikileaks Says Assange Will Go To Sweden If Certain Conditions Are Met Wikileaks Says Assange Will Go To Sweden If Certain Conditions Are Met

Wikileaks, and its Australian founder Julian Assange, have been under fire for the past two months. He has been holed up inside the Ecuadorian embassy since his bid to stay his extradition to Sweden was denied. It all came to …

Facebook Removes Page Targeting Australian Aborigines Facebook Removes Page Targeting Australian Aborigines

After protests, pressure from Australian officials, and an online petition, Facebook has taken down a page that targeted the country’s indigenous peoples, the Aborigines. The page, “Aboriginal Memes,” saw users post oftentimes discriminatory and racially spiked memes about the continent’s …

Australian Government: Google Must Destroy Street View Data, Commit To Third-Party Audit Australian Government: Google Must Destroy Street View Data, Commit To Third-Party Audit
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In 2010, it was revealed that Google had collected personal information of users with its Street View vehicles. The controversy that went along with that continues, even now in to mid-2012. The company recently revealed that it found more related …

Facebook User Comments Can Amount to False Advertising, According to Australian Ad Board Facebook User Comments Can Amount to False Advertising, According to Australian Ad Board
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If you run a brand page on Facebook, you may have to pay a little more attention to the kinds of comments that your fans are leaving on your posts. In Australia, the Advertising Standards Board (an arm of the …

Michelle Jenneke Might Be Sexy, But She’s a Damn Fine Athlete, Too Michelle Jenneke Might Be Sexy, But She’s a Damn Fine Athlete, Too
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Michelle Jenneke dancing at the Junior World Championships in Barcelona could be looked upon in a number of different ways. The first, and probably most popular, opinion being spread around is that the video objectifies women. Seeing as how the …

Glen Campbell Cancels Tour, Issues New Video Online Glen Campbell Cancels Tour, Issues New Video Online
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Glen Campbell, the singer/guitarist who has released 52 studio albums and 81 singles over the course of his career, has been forced to cancel his tour of Australia and New Zealand, according to reports. Citing health issues, Campbell will forgo …

Justin Bieber Pulls Massive Prank On Fans (Kind Of) Justin Bieber Pulls Massive Prank On Fans (Kind Of)

The stars were perfectly aligned for an epic prank recently when a young Justin Bieber look-alike ended up staying in the same hotel as the crooner. Put a snarky teenage boy in a position to play a joke on hundreds …

Sleeping Pills Banned by the Australian Olympic Committee Sleeping Pills Banned by the Australian Olympic Committee
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Sleeping pills have been banned by the Australian Olympic Committee following former Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett’s admission that he used such medications while he was competing at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. According to AOC chief John Coates, this …

Australian Swimmer Getting Flack For Twitter Bikini Picture Australian Swimmer Getting Flack For Twitter Bikini Picture
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Stephanie Rice is a 3 time gold medal winner for the Australian swim team. She also has an awesome swimmers body. So i’m pretty sure that she didn’t see the backlash coming when she posted a picture of herself on …

Will Code 4 Latte: Homeless Woman Looks for IT Work Will Code 4 Latte: Homeless Woman Looks for IT Work
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A “Will Code 4 Latte” sign is sure to draw some attention, both good and bad. Which, of course, is to be expected, particularly when someone who claims to be homeless is holding a makeshift shift cardboard sign with an …

Google Maps Takes on the Street-less Views Google Maps Takes on the Street-less Views

When Google embarked on its mission to map out all of the world’s roads with Google Maps and Google Street View, it was an ambitious mission to make the most consummate map of human development and expansion. The company’s done …

4G iPad Claims Cost Apple $2.3 Million In Australia 4G iPad Claims Cost Apple $2.3 Million In Australia
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Earlier this month we brought you news that Apple had agreed to pay a AU$2.25 million (US$2.28 million) fine for its marketing of the new iPad as a 4G capable device in Australia. The fine was part of a settlement …

5.3 Quake Hits Vic, Australia, Twitter Reacts 5.3 Quake Hits Vic, Australia, Twitter Reacts

While growing up in Australia, I thought I would never experience an earthquake, because the occurrences of earthquakes where I lived in Victoria were quite rare; however, I live in the USA now, and my friends and colleagues back home …

Oldest Rock Art Discovered in Australia Oldest Rock Art Discovered in Australia
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The oldest rock art in Australia has been discovered in Australia by University of Southern Queensland archaeologist Bryce Barker. According to Fox News, Barker came upon the piece in the Northern Territory rock shelter called Nawarla Gabarnmang last June, though …