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  • Podcast: Two Blokes Talking Tech #305

    Happy Birthday iPhone, 10 years ago it went on sale, although not in Australia – the blokes take a stroll down memory lane about the device and its evolution over the years, plus – another ransomware cyber attack – are people and companies not learning??  Nokia is back with...
  • How 4K “Ready” Are You?

    Buying a new television today, you’ll struggle to find a TV that is not 4K UltraHD “ready”. All of them should have a 4K panel that can display content in the best size and detail available today. You take it home and you want to get started on your...
  • Pandora shutting down in Australia

    Streaming music service Pandora is pulling up stumps in Australia and will no longer work in Australia in just a few weeks. In a blow to the many who have signed up, or been streaming music from Pandora Aussie listeners simply won’t be able to listen any more. A...
  • Podcast: Your Tech Life #369

    This week I speak to the boss of a little Aussie ISP which has a strong commitment to customer service and actually providing you with the speeds you want. Plus, it’s time for you to help – if you have the NBN get involved in the ACCC’s speed monitoring...
  • Is your NBN link congested? Ask your ISP – Aussie Broadband demonstrates transparency

    When it comes to the NBN don’t misunderstand the fact that no two telcos are the same when it comes to providing you with your internet.  So when the time comes time to connect to the NBN at your place – you really need to do your research and...
  • The ridiculous debate on Encryption: How governments are missing the point

    For the average consumer the debate we’re witnessing from our politicians about encryption seems like a valid conversation and a fair and balanced response to the threat of terrorism. Problem is, they’ve got no idea – and it’s making them look a bit ridiculous. There are several levels at...
  • Netflix choose your own adventure – a new style of TV

    There’s plenty of reporting about this new Netflix feature – interactive storytelling, and “branching narratives” which were introduced last week, but fundamentally, this could change TV as we know it –  movies too. The idea is simple – remember the choose your own adventure books?  You’d get to a...
  • Microsoft Surface Pro review: The new one (2017) without a number that is:)

    Microsoft have resorted to dropping the number from the new Surface Pro tablet – perhaps so we lose count, but also because it really doesn’t matter. Though I’ve gotta say with a Surface Pro 4 on my desk alongside the new Surface Pro and boy oh boy it’s hard...
  • Snapchat location warning: Snap Map has a dark side

    Social media juggernaut Snapchat has launched a new feature which is attracting a lot of attention, but one that should come with some very strict warnings for users – it’s called Snap Map and it allows people to see you on a map. Now let me be clear, I’ve...
  • Beoplay P2 review: Impressive sound from such a small speaker

    For $250 you can buy some serious Bluetooth speakers – big in size, big in volume.  Or you can look to B&O PLAY for the Beoplay P2 which is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand but will impress you with its sound. The average buyer...
  • Top tech products to maximise your tax opportunity by the June 30 deadline

    The End of Financial Year (EOFY) is fast approaching, and with the Australian Government extending the $20,000 tax break for an additional year, and the annual turnover limit increased to $10 million, your accountant might just advise you to look at some technology upgrades to really make the most...
  • That’s not a scanner – THIS is a scanner: Epson DS-780N review

    So scanners aren’t the sexiest bit of technology are they.  Most of us have one, and don’t use it – in a multi-function printer, the flatbed scanner style. But what do you do if you’re a business which deals with a lot of paperwork and want to minimise that...
  • Podcast: Two Blokes Talking Tech #304

    QUEENSLANDER!  Yep, the Maroons won Origin 2 and Stephen is very quiet about it… though it did give him the chance to sit closer to the action than ever and test out the capabilities of a top end Nikon camera. Plus, Samsung’s new FRAME TV, the new Spiderman toy...
  • 55 Victorian Speed Cameras corrupted by WannaCry virus

    A maintenance worker in Victoria has inadvertently infected some 55 intersection speed and red-light cameras with the WannaCry virus bringing into question the accuracy and legitimacy of any infringements captured during the period of infection. Revealed exclusively by Neil Mitchell on the 3AW morning program, the 55 cameras are...
  • Kogan launches new value Mobile Broadband plans

    Kogan Mobile have this morning announced new set of Mobile Broadband plans catering to those with tablets, laptops or portable hotspots looking for a bunch of data without a plan. This is not a new thing for Kogan, they have been selling low data mobile broadband for some time...
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