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When you're watching the Commonwealth games this year and you fire off a tweet or status update, it's all being aggregated and managed by an Australian company. While you might not have heard of them, Stackla have everyone from Qantas to SBS to Department of Immigration to the NRL to Coldplay using their services to manage their fans' social engagement!

Marvel is offering customers a month of access to its Marvel Unlimited service for just 99 cents. A monthly subscription's regular cost is USD$9.99 per month, which includes unlimited access to over 15,000 digital comics spanning Marvel's 75 year history. Featured heroes include Iron Man, the Hulk, Captain America, Spiderman and Thor.

Xiaomi, affectionately referred to as the Chinese Apple, have announced the Mi Band, a USD$13 fitness band. While the band doesn't have a screen, it tracks activity and sleep, and can also act as an alarm clock.

Uber today announced that they are bringing a native version of their app to Windows Phone. Previousl,y Windows Phone users were able to access the luxury car service through an unoptimised mobile site.

Software giant Microsoft have shown off their sillier side with Click It and I Note It, a parody of LMFAO's hit song Sexy and I Know It. Click it and I Note It is a two minute music video promoting the Surface Pro 3's integration with OneNote, and features lyrics such as "This is how I work, kickstand out I'm on the go".

Apple has started taking registration for the public beta of OS X Yosemite, the latest version of their operating system. Eager participants will receive instructions on how to install Apple's latest and greatest as early as tomorrow.

We were pretty impressed by the G Watch in our recent review, but we understand why some aren't yet sold on the idea of smartwatches. It's always feels a bit risky buying a completely new product without being able to see it in a store first, and for some, the $259 price tag might be too much for a wearable device.

Microsoft have been the underdog in the smartphone sector for a while now, but their recent purchase of Nokia suggests they are determined to shake things up. The Nokia Lumia 930 is Microsoft's latest flagship phone, one of their first devices released since the acquisition, and one of the first devices released to run Windows Phone 8.1. Microsoft may consider the 930 to be their latest and greatest, but how does it stack up against the competition in this David versus Goliath battle?

Hacking is a word often associated with cyber-crime, data theft and exploitation; but this is not the term's only use. "In development, a hacker is someone who hacks something together quickly, they bash something together very fast", explained John Lunn, Senior Global Director of PayPal and organiser of international hackathon, BattleHack.

Welcome to this week's Weekly App Roundup! Each week we'll be shining a light on the latest and greatest apps available for your phones and tablets. This week we're taking a look at four free apps; whether you're on Windows Phone, Android or iOS, there's something here for everyone today!

Telstra today announced their plans to shut down their 2G (GSM) network by the end of 2016. The announcement was made via a blog post from Mike Wright, Telstra's Group Managing Director of Networks. In the post, Wright said that "2G traffic accounts for less than 1 per cent of our total network traffic", and that Telstra have "not sold a 2G phone for several years".

Samsung today announced pricing for their curved, 105" 4K TV; unsurprisingly, it's not cheap. The gigantic display has a price tag that matches its size: USD$120,000. The TV, known as the UN105S9W, is "made to order", features a curved OLD 4K screen and a wooden-finish on the back.

Amazon's USD$9.99 per month Kindle Unlimited service has now launched in the United States, but an Australian launch could be a while off. Kindle Unlimited has been described as Netflix or Spotify for books, giving readers "unlimited access to over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device". 

Sick of turning around to yell at the kids when they're playing up in the car? The 2015 Toyota Sienna minivan will offer a feature called "Driver Easy Speak", a microphone that can be used to clearly speak with (or yell at) passengers in the back without having to turn around. Passengers in the backseat do not have a microphone of their own.

Generation Like is a short documentary that aired on Four Corners last night. The documentary focuses on the extreme examples of people searching for an audience, recognition and validation via various social media channels.

Samsung has continued their anti-Apple advertising campaign, taking a potshot at the iPhone's screen size. The ad highlights the Galaxy S5's display, proclaiming it the "screen your friends wish they had".

Toshiba announced today the Encore 2, the 10" successor to its first Windows 8.1 tablet, will be available in Australia by the end of the month. The new tablet runs the full version of Windows 8.1, boasts a quad-core Intel processor and a 1280x800 display.

We’re living in an age where cyber-attacks are targeting high-profile web services. It’s getting to the stage where no matter how security conscious we are, we have to rely on the websites we use to be just as stringent. As Catch of the Day demonstrated, this isn’t always the case; we may not even know our information has been compromised. But at the same time, the Catch of the Day hack isn't anything out of the ordinary. Sure, we didn't find out until three years later (which shouldn't have been the case), but otherwise, such attacks are unfortunately becoming commonplace. So instead, we're going to take a look at some of history's most interesting hacks.

Looking to upgrade your phone and tablet? You're in luck! Optus have begun taking pre-orders for LG's new flagship phone, the LG G3, and the first 100 customers will receive a bonus G Pad 8.3, valued at $399.

Last Friday, daily deal website Catch of the Day alerted customers that their security had been compromised, revealing names, delivery addresses, email addresses, encrypted passwords, and in some cases, credit cards. But this breach wasn't a recent occurrence, it happened in early May, 2011.