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We could get our first proper look at Windows 9 at the end of September and the rumour mill is already murmuring about what the new operating system could bring. While we know that the start menu is definitely coming back, here are a few other features we'd like to see in Microsoft latest and greatest.

Microsoft is planning to unveil the successor to Windows 8 at a special press event on September 30 according to technology news site, The Verge. The source suggests that there may some slight fluctuation in this date.

MobileMuster, Australia's official mobile phone recycling program, has committed to recycling 3,248,000 handsets by 2020. Based on the assumption that a phone weighs 170 grams, this is equivalent of 560 tonnes - an additional 130 tonnes when compared to MobileMuster's previous goal.

This is a little embarrassing to admit: I've never played the PlayStation 3 version of The Last of Us. I own it - I just never got around to playing it. In fact, I'm pretty sure it's still in its shrink wrap.

As such, I'm reviewing The Last of Us Remastered with fresh eyes. Somehow I managed to avoid spoilers completely, so I'm experienced the game without any preconceptions.

Microsoft fixes Skype21 August 2014

Don't you hate it when you get a message on Skype on your laptop, and then get a notification for it on your phone, even though you've already read it. It's enough to drive you insane, or at least, to disable Skype's mobile push notifications. Fortunately, Microsoft today announced that they have finally fixed this.

Asus are set to unveil a an Android Wear smartwatch on September 3 at IFA, according to an event invitation. While details about Asus' wearable are current scarce, it is believed the device will have an AMOLED screen.

Everyone's got some kind of cloud these days, whether it's Apple, Microsoft, Google or even Adobe. The tasks we normally do on our computer are slowly all moving to the browser, whether it's through Google Docs, Dropbox or Spotify (the way things are going, Chromebooks are starting to look like pretty good value!). While we all know about the big web apps, here are a few cool tools you may not know about!

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 a new iPhone app from Google, a lawyer simulator, and the best new way to manage your bar tabs - without even pulling out your wallet!

Today the iPhone 6 rumour mill has brought us the best look at the iPhone 6 so far. While multiple images of both the front panel and rear shell from the device's 4.7-inch variant have previously surfaced, this is the first time they have allegedly been photographed together.

HTC this morning confirmed the announcement of a Windows Phone version of their HTC One M8 flagship smartphone. The device, known as the HTC One M8 for Windows, is almost identical to its Android counterpart - it has the same Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the same 5-inch 1080p screen, the same 2 gigabytes of RAM and the same 32 gigabytes of storage.

<p>Last year Vodafone shocked with the announcement of $5 per day global roaming;  today it's getting better. Vodafone today announced that Vodafone customers traveling to New Zealand will now be able to roam on 4G. </p>

Technically, you could call the Garmin Approach S6 Golf Watch a smart watch. It's a pretty clever device; getting a bird's eye view of a golf course on your wrist is impressive to say the least. But the Approach S6 isn't a smartwatch in the same way the LG G Watch is, and it's definitely not a fitness tracker. The Approach S6 is a gadget solely intended to enhance one's golfing experience.

Apple aren't the only company Samsung are making up with; a report in The Korean Times suggests Microsoft have begun discussions to end their patent feud. Earlier this month, Microsoft filed legal action as Samsung had stopped paying patent royalties as per the contract it signed in 2011.

Android-based tablets have overtaken Apple's lead in the Australian market, according to research firm Telsyte's Australian media tablet market study. Android-based tablets now account for 47% of the market, a slim lead over Apple's 46%. Microsoft trails behind with just 7% of tablets running Windows.

The iPhone 6 rumour-mill is showing no signs of slowing down. The latest gossip suggests that Apple will be calling the larger of its two new iPhones the iPhone 6L. The 5.5-inch model was previously thought to be called the iPhone Air.

Swing Copters, the sequel to surprise-hit app Flappy Bird is due out Thursday according to Touch Arcade. As with Flappy Bird, Swing Copters requires players to tap to keep the game's hero in flight. The goal is the same: get as a far as you can (without breaking your phone).

If you've got an Android phone, a Gmail account, use Google Maps or any other Google application or service on your phone, the search giant probably knows where you've been.

Ex-Halo-developer Bungie have debuted the latest trailer for Destiny, and it looks pretty damn incredible. The trailer showcases a "massive metropolis" built on the red planet and some pretty gnarly giant robots.

There's one fact this year's Shark Week didn't teach us: sharks are eating the internet. A Google product manager has revealed that the search giant is going to great lengths to reinforce underwater fibre optic cables as a result of numerous shark bites.

Indonesian retailer Erafone appear to have spilled the beans on Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 4. A dedicated product page revealed the phablet will boast a 5.7-inch 2560x1440 quadHD display, 4 gigabytes of RAM and a quadcore 2.5Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor or octocore Exynos 5433 depending on the region.