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Byte Into It - 3 October 2012

October 4th, 2012

Episode 282 of 410 episodes

On this week's Byte: Melbourne's Burnley and Domain tunnels closed today due to “computer glitch” - computers cop all the flack! AFL Grand Final crowd at the MCG set a record for mobile phone use Geelong PC rental company found to be using ‘PC Rental Agent’ spyware The first Pirate Party major elected in Switzerland Keren talked us through her recent trip to the Web of Change conference in Canada. A similar local event is http://www.fwd2012.com.au/ happening in Melbourne 28/29 Nov, register interest if you’re into digital media activism/campaigning Interview: Everett Harper from Tetherpad about their new Leave Now time management app (Everett joined us on Skype at 3am local time in his home town of San Francisco) A dropped iPad led to the discovery of US-based service Square Trade warranty service - great way to replace broken gadgets Finally a home for inspirational quotes online. Changemakrs has found a real content niche for those who love popular wisdom. News story here. Gmail now lets you search through attachments Some local events coming up for tech fiends: ACMI Co-Creative Communities Forum and Lab, 8/9 Nov 2012 http://www.acmi.net.au/cocreative-communities-forum.aspx How games dev collectives work - workshop for young people who are into video games and creating cool stuff http://www.acmi.net.au/intermix_games_collectives.aspx The schedule has been released for the Internet Governance Forum, Canberra, 11/12 Oct http://www.igf.org.au/ Presented by Georgia Webster, Keren Flavell and Warren Davies http://profiles.google.com/byteintoit http://twitter.com/byteintoit http://friendfeed.com/byteintoit