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  • Let’s all just calm down about Data Retention ok? It’s happening everywhere.

    I appreciate there are some very passionate people in the world, and it’s great to see a strong debate about government policy, so let me add some views on what is being portrayed as a huge breach of our privacy under the Federal Government’s plans for a data retention...
  • EXCLUSIVE Discount offer! 20% off Lenovo X1 Carbon Ultrabook

    I spoke on this week’s show to Lenovo about their new X1 Carbon Ultrabook – one of the best and most robust Ultrabook’s on the market in my opinion.  If you’re in the market for a new computer, especially portable, I’ve got a fantastic offer for you direct from...
  • Apple – Why the name?

    Speaking with Luke Grant today on MTR1377 and he posed the question – “why is Apple called Apple?”. Frankly, I didn’t know. A quick Wikipedia check suggests: “According to Steve Jobs, Apple was so named because Jobs was coming back from an apple farm, and he was on a fruitarian diet....
  • Telstra’s 4G comes to your phone – HTC Velocity

    Telstra’s 4G network has been around for a little while now, but only available as a ‘Dongle’ for your laptop or PC.  Super fast speeds though, so well worth the investment for mobile broadband. Well today, Telstra took that one step further – launching the first 4G handset in...
  • iPad/iPhone controlled Missile Launcher (nerf style!)

    Haven’t you always wanted to remotely control nerf style missiles from your iPhone/iPad or iPod? Sure you have. Well now you can! This is the Dream Cheeky iLaunch Thunder and you need it in a Christmas stocking near you! This post originally appeared at EFTM – but it’s worth...
  • Vodafone offering pre-orders of the 10.1 Galaxy Tab

    (This post origianlly published at EFTM) The war is over, long live the king.  Well, Samsung and a few others might be hoping the king is about to be challenged with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 about to go head to head with the iPad 2. With the legal battles...
  • Your Tech Life – #109 – Webcast (19 October 2011)

    We follow up last week’s caller question on quality sub $1000 Cameras by chatting with Olympus and Nikon, as well as introducing you to a new(ish) telco – Live Connected, plus your calls on PC problems and Router issues! Enjoy! Get in touch – be part of Your Tech...
  • Kogan now sells the name brands – iPad’s going cheap!

    Admiration to Ruslan Kogan, he’s done it again.  Another great PR win for him and his team, today announcing they are now selling brand names at the Kogan online store.  Canon, Nikon, Samsung and Apple – all available at amazing prices for Australian consumers. We’re talking iPad 2’s starting...
  • Something very different for Digital Radio – Tangent ‘2 Go’

    With Digital Radio sets numbering many more than the handful we knew only a few years ago it is proving difficult for manufacturers to set themselves apart from the rest on the store shelf. Tangent is yet another new name in audio for Australians, and it comes with something...
  • Sennheiser quality for your XBOX Gaming

    Last night I got a look at some hot new gear for gamers from renowned sound experts Sennheiser.  The X 320 and X 2 are XBOX headsets, designed for use with XBOX LIVE. The top in the range, the X 320 features Sennheiser stereo sound, a noise cancelling microphone...
  • Your Tech Life – #100 – Webcast (16 August 2011)

    100 Podcasts – Wow, thanks to everyone who has been part of the show, over 270 callers in the last year or so alone. This week we talk Cameras, Shopping Apps, Publishing and the future of books plus the role Social Media plays in marketing them, Aldi PC’s, Wifi...
  • Canon cuts the RRP on 95 products!

    With product supply returning to the levels seen prior to the Japanese earthquake, Canon has announced some radical price cuts on its Digital Imaging products in Australia. Add the strength of the Aussie dollar into the mix and it’s really a no brainer that this had to happen.  The...
  • A Cordless that WORKS in a blackout

    The problem with power failures – be they a local fuse or a street or suburb wide blackout – is that a lot of the modern technology we use becomes completely useless. One of the most vital of those technologies is the phone. If you’ve got a cordless phone...
  • Changing your Voicemail PIN Number

    With all the dramas of late with the News of the World ‘Hacking’ scandal, it’s probably high time you changed your voicemail PIN number. Most people probably still have the default PIN, which in most cases is standard (0000, or the last digits of your phone number), however, we...
  • Apple store coming to Penrith – July 23

    In Sydney, the King and George st Apple store is iconic, after just a few years of operation.  That retail opening was followed by Chatswood, Bondi and Castle Towers. This weekend, the people of Western Sydney will be brought that little bit closer to the big Apple with the...
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