Your Tech Life – Radio Show #14 (28 January 2010)

Thanks to everyone who listened, and to all the callers. (Right Click Here (Save As) to download as Mp3) CLICK HERE to Subscribe using iTunes Show notes coming...

Thanks to everyone who listened, and to all the callers.

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(Right Click Here (Save As) to download as Mp3)

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Show notes coming through soon – Thanks to Stephen Fenech from the Daily Telegraph for chatting to me, and also Robert Waterford from MatchMaster Communications talking Digital TV Aerials

Callers:

Greg – Re Handheld Digital TV – goto www.laserco.net

Rob – Re MacBook purchase Advice – I would happily recommend a MacBook pro, I suggest the 13inch, at $1599.  Don’t compare like for like with a Windows Laptop, think about the quality of build, the reliability as part of your purchase decision

Marcello – Question re Outlook not closing down – the Icon stays in the System Tray – I suggest if he really doesnt like it he look at disabling some portion of the Anti-Virus which continully accesses Outlook data stores

Bill – Not a fan of the iPad – Will be sticking with the iPhone – I disagree, this thing will go well, we just need to give it some time and have apps developed specifically

John – Music Videos off Youtube and view on a DVD or USB.  Warren and I suggest Firefox and the Download Helper.

Get Firefox from www.getfirefox.com and the plugin after that from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3006

Richard – WordPad printing issue – wordpad is printing a grey background onto paper when printing any document – I can’t find any reference to this online, but suggest trying to SAVE AS  a RICH TEXT format and then print.

Michael – iPad – Will you be able to print from it – I think NO, but we’ll have to wait and see. However with the iWorks integration there is a possiblity this might be on the cards…

David – Has a friend who is having to scroll left and right every time she visits most websites.  This is because of the Screen Resolution – 2 solutions – 1/ Change Screen Resolution to 1024×768 – do this by right clicking on the Windows Desktop, click Properties, then Settings Tab and slide the tab across to 1024×768.   Solution 2 was from our caller Grant who suggests just clicking CTRL and “-” at the same time to zoom out, CTRL and “+” to zoom in! Thanks Grant

Nick – Bluetooth Nokia phone wont pair with his car – I’ve referred this to Nokia to see if they can help

Kathy – Also has a Nokia, hers is an E71, which can’t pair with her Navman – Also referred to Nokia

George – Had a problem with his display after ‘mucking around’ with settings.  Unfortunately it seems worse than just a resolution issue.  I’ve suggested George goes to Control Panel, System, and Device Manager and REMOVES / UNINSTALLS the Video Card.  Reboot the machine and you will get your screen back! I hope!

Thanks everyone for calling and emailing – please contact me if you have any questions or suggestions!

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Trev produces two of the most popular technology podcasts in Australia, Your Tech Life and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He hosts a nightly radio show on Talking Lifestyle, 8pm Monday to Friday in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, appears on over 50 radio stations across Australia weekly, and is the Tech Expert on Channel 9’s Today Show and A Current Affair. Father of three, he is often found down in his Man Cave. Like this post? Buy Trev a drink!
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  • Lou
    29 January 2010 at 9:33 pm
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    Hi Trevor. re; U-Tube down loads. I am using Ashampoo, Clipfisher. It is cheap to buy, with a free time trial. I use a lot of Ashampoo products and find most of them good and easy to use… Lou.

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