Australia

Apple settles Australian iPad 4G case for $2.25M

In its settlement of a "new iPad's 4G misbranding" complaint, which was filed in March by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Apple has agreed to a penalty of over 2 million Australian dollars (US$1.9 million). The case chiefly pivoted around the Australian sales of the new iPad which Apple initially sold as a "Wi-Fi + 4G" model.

Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo wins season-opening Qatar MotoGP Grand Prix

At the Losail International Circuit on Sunday, the season-opening Qatar MotoGP Grand Prix was won by Yamaha Factory Racing rider Jorge Lorenzo who snatched the lead off Australia's Casey Stoner - the defending MotoGP title holder - with only three laps left, to sail past the victory post.

Apple offers refunds for new iPad in Australia over 4G

According to a number of published reports, Australian customers who apparently felt that Apple had misled them about the 4G capabilities of the new iPad in the country will be offered refunds by the company.

The `refunds' move by Apple comes in the wake of a legal complaint by Australia's consumer watchdog - the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) - which said that the company's advertisements about the
4G/LTE capability of the new iPad were misleading, as the tablet is not capable of running the country's 4G network.

Samsung wins court’s approval for Galaxy Tab sales in Australia

With Australia's highest court denying Apple's bid to sustain a preliminary injunction against the sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the country, the South Korean electronics maker will now be able to commence the sales of its tablets in Australian markets before Christmas.

Even though Samsung has yet to disclose the exact date for the Australian debut of its tablet computers, the company has revealed that the cost of the 16GB, Wi-Fi model and the 16GB, 3G model will respectively be A$579 and A$729.

Australian court lifts ban on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will hit Australian store-shelves before Christmas as the country's highest court dismissed rival Apple's appeal.

Chief Justice Robert French reinstated an appeal court judgment in which the ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets was lifted. Speaking on the behalf of the three-judge High Court panel, the Chief Justice said that Apple couldn’t persuade them that it could win on appeal and thus they denied the gadget maker a hearing.

Scientists Discover Interesting Facts about Australian Koalas

Scientists have recently discovered some unusual facts about Koalas, their sounds and the attraction power that the male voice loudness has to attract a potential mate.

Discoveries regarding above issues have been made by a team of researchers from the University of Queensland and the University of Vienna. During their study, the researchers noticed that the loudness in roaring sound of a male koala easily communicates their size to other potential mates.

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