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Byte Into IT - 7 August 2013

August 8th, 2013

Episode 318 of 410 episodes

On this week's Byte: News: LibreOffice 4.1 released, with many improvements small and large CyanogenMod developers respond to restrictions on "root" access in Android 4.3 — what do device hackers need root for? Focal is the name of a camera app unique to Cyanogenmod Guest: Jon Lawrence, Executive Officer, Electronic Frontiers Australia Opportunites and Events: Amanda Kelly (@StripFest) and Ross Monaghan (@TheMediaPod) are running a day-long podcasting workshop. 100% of the proceeds will go to Sacred Heart Mission and the content created on the day will be used in the StripFest St Kilda Stories podcast project. Melbourne Mobile are meeting next August 20, 6:30-10:30, York Butter Factory. Early bird tickets to the Australasian Open Source Developers Conference are available until 16 August. It’s happening in Auckland, NZ from 21-23 October. On August 16 at 7:30pm (AEST), Assange will be taking part in a Google+ Hangout that will be broadcast live at Deakin Edge and also on the big screen at Melbourne’s Federation Square. The event's organisers — Deakin University and Melbourne-based tech company Our Say — are inviting you to post questions online at oursay.org/ask-assange, and vote for the top five you'd like him to answer on the night. The authors of the five most popular questions will then be invited to virtually "hangout" with Assange on the night, while everyone else can tune into the session live at Deakin University's official YouTube page. Presented by Vanessa Toholka, Lachlan Simpson, and Ben Finney. http://profiles.google.com/byteintoit http://twitter.com/byteintoit

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