Once the granddaddy of streaming services in Australia, Quickflix has now entered into administration, handing the reins to accounting firm Ferrier Hodgson, which previously lead Dick Smith behind the green curtain and ultimately off to the glue factory.
HBO had previously held a small stake in Quickflix, giving the service access to the "Game of Thrones" catalogue. Of course, if you want to watch the current season you're either subscribing to Foxtel or Foxtel Play...or you're illegally downloading the show. Yes, once again Australia is No. 1 in the world when it comes to pirating everyone's favourite tale of intrigue, dragons and nudity.
Apple Pay is getting a boost in Australia, with ANZ coming on as partner. Only American Express customers had previously been able to use the Apple made contactless payment system.
Finally, gamer maker Blizzard has a host of new projects happening, with big updates to its card game Hearthstone, an upcoming team shooter called Overwatch, and a World of Warcraft expansion and movie. Suffice to say, the Girt by CNET team is pretty excited.
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