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Microsoft opens Sydney store, its first flagship outside North America

Shiny Surfaces, bright lights, an Answer Desk for all your Windows problems — Microsoft is hoping its new flagship Australian store will become a consumer destination, not just a retail shopfront.

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Apple Launches ‘Tech Talks’ Tour for Apple TV Developers

Apple today announced the launch of a new series of “Tech Talks” for the Apple TV, designed to help developers learn how to create apps and games for Apple’s new set-top box. The Tech Talks are held in a number of cities around the world and are hosted by “Apple experts.”

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The new Apple TV is here, bringing incredible and immersive apps and games to the big screen. Get in-depth technical information on building and designing for tvOS, learn refined coding techniques, and obtain valuable development instruction from Apple experts.

Developers can register to attend a Tech Talk through Apple’s website, with registration open from now until November 13 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Dates and locations are below.

  • Toronto – December 7, 2015
  • Los Angeles – December 10, 2015
  • Austin – December 14, 2015
  • Seattle – December 16, 2015
  • Cupertino – December 17 and 18, 2015
  • Berlin – January 8, 2016
  • London – January 11, 2016
  • New York – January 12, 2016
  • Tokyo – January 21, 2016
  • Sydney – February 3, 2016

Each of Apple’s all-day Tech Talks will include morning sessions focused on the Apple TV’s capabilities, designing apps, creating interfaces, integrating the Siri remote and game controllers, and using on-demand resources. Afternoon sessions will focus on topics like technologies for graphics and gaming, media streaming, and more, and a reception will follow giving attendees a chance to interact with each other and Apple’s staff.

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Selectively lazy reasoning makes us go easy on ourselves, hard on others.

Apple users having trouble auto-updating QuickTime on Windows 8, 10

A glitch with Apple’s QuickTime multimedia program has left some Windows users wondering why they’re having trouble updating to the latest version.

QuickTime has an auto-update mechanism, but it appears to not work on Windows 8 and 10, wrote Alton Blom, a Sydney-based security researcher, in a blog post.

Blom wrote that he found inconsistencies in how QuickTime and Apple’s Software Update tool interacted with each other depending on the versions of Windows and QuickTime installed.

For example, on Windows 8, QuickTime reported that it was up to date, but Apple’s Software Update tool said the application needed to be upgraded to 7.7.8, which is the latest version, Blom wrote.

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Apple Maps Transit Directions Goes Live for Sydney, Australia

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Transit directions are going live for Apple Maps users in Sydney, Australia today, adding another major city to feature, which launched as a part of iOS 9.