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Episode 640- Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

MSY set to be acquired by mining company for $17.5m   MSY is set to be acquired by soon-to-be-former mining company Lanka Graphite Limited. The two companies have discussed the transaction since August 2018, when Lanka Graphite issued an ASX … Read More

Episode 639- Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Police charge man with telco sabotage A 24-year-old Wollongong is alleged to have committed “30 offences relating to malicious damage to telecommunications infrastructure across the Illawarra and South West Sydney regions,” Police said in a statement issued today. The alleged … Read More

Episode 638- Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Telstra finally scraps 1800 mobile plans, replaces with just 20 Telstra has made good on its promise to scrap its 1800 consumer and small business mobile plans in favour of just 20 (or 19, depending on who you ask). From … Read More

Episode 637- Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

https://www.smh.com.au/technology/video-games/google-details-a-2019-launch-for-game-streaming-service-stadia-20190607-p51vg4.htm lhttps://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/motoring/on-the-road/new-south-wales-embraces-digital-drivers-licence-technology-making-physical-cards-a-thing-of-the-past/news-story/ef9e87083686da8bca2d94fba890a258 https://news.slashdot.org/story/19/06/17/0345216/why-new-yorks-subway-still-uses-os2

Episode 636- Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Uber selects Melbourne to test flying taxi service the first international test site for the group’s planned flying taxi service. previously chosen Dubai as the first test site outside the United States for its UberAIR service but reopened its request … Read More

Episode 635- Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Xbox beauty products waft into supermarkets has teamed with teen-bloke-oriented brand Lynx to create a body spray, deodorant, and shower gel. Xbox and Lynx have gone for “pulsing green citrus… top notes of kaffir lime and winter lemon, aromatic … Read More

Episode 634- Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  NAB purges almost 2000 ATMs The National Australia Bank (NAB) has quietly purged 1943 automatic teller machines (ATMs) NAB’s financial statements reveal it now has just 926 ATMs in Australia as of 31st March 2019. That compares 2869 in … Read More

Episode 633- Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  https://www.smh.com.au/technology/video-games/facebook-s-oculus-quest-will-make-you-a-believer-in-vr-gaming-20190521-p51pio.html   https://www.smh.com.au/technology/minecraft-earth-could-be-the-biggest-ar-app-craze-yet-20190520-p51p4t.html   https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/21/google-g-suite-passwords-plaintext/   https://tech.slashdot.org/story/19/05/21/176241/tiktok-maker-set-to-take-on-spotify-with-free-new-music-streaming-app   https://yro.slashdot.org/story/19/05/21/1835256/first-official-version-of-tor-browser-for-android-released-on-play-store   http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/05/introducing_the_playdate_panics_new_handheld_video_game_system_with_a_crank   https://teenage.engineering/

Episode 632 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Facebook restricts Live feature, citing New Zealand shooting Facebook has announced it will tighten rules around its livestreaming feature ahead of a meeting of world leaders aimed at curbing online violence in the aftermath of a massacre in New Zealand. … Read More

Episode 631 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Typo for the ages printed on 46 million new $50 notes An anonymous tipster with eagle eyes, a magnifying glass and, presumably, a little free time, alerted radio stations to a typo on the new $50 banknote that has escaped … Read More

Episode 630 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Microsoft may ditch 60-day password refresh, weaken BitLocker   What is a Security baselines ?   They are Microsoft’s advice to users on how best to secure Windows, which isn’t easy because as Microsoft explains, “there are over 3000 Group … Read More

Episode 629 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Tesla plans to launch a robotaxi network in 2020 https://zdnet.com/article/microsoft-blocks-windows-10-may-2019-update-on-pcs-that-use-usb-storage-or-sd-cards/ https://qz.com/1599218/millions-of-instagram-users-had-their-passwords-exposed/ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-privacy/facebook-says-it-uploaded-email-contacts-of-up-to-1-5-million-users-idUSKCN1RU06R https://www.itnews.com.au/news/samsung-delays-galaxy-fold-launch-over-screen-problems-524182

Episode 628 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Google’s drone delivery service takes off in Canberra Google’s drone service made its first air delivery in North Canberra earlier this week after getting approval from the country’s civil aviation authority.   limited set of eligible homes in the suburbs … Read More

Episode 627 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

NBN Co technicians miss 469 appointments a day said that between 1 July 2018 and 20 February this year, the total number of missed technician appointments was 114,093 – a shade under 470 a day. NBN Co classifies as a … Read More

Episode 626 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  NBN Co moves to kill off 12Mbps broadband plans The changes, which could come into effect as early as May, are part of a deliberate year-long campaign to make 12Mbps broadband services even less attractive. The latest move will … Read More

Episode 625 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Court makes orders in Telstra “Belong” trademark case against solar power company Melbourne-based solar power provider Belong Energy was ordered to cancel its registered business name of “belongenergy” and any other business names containing “belong”. The company was also ordered … Read More

Episode 624 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Facebook, Instagram suffer outages as complaints mount No, Global warming won’t kill off the human population but this might see the millenials at least heading for the razor blades!   Facebook and Instagram outages appear to have started early Thursday … Read More

Episode 623 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Update Google Chrome Right Now A security flaw in Google Chrome was under active attack last week; although Google’s most recent Chrome update (hopefully) automatically fixed the problem in your browser, it’s important that you double-check that you’re running the … Read More

Episode 622 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Microsoft takes wraps off HoloLens 2 The HoloLens 2 will be out some time later this year starting at US$3500 and will be initially available in 10 countries, including Australia   new hardware features for the updated device, including … Read More

Episode 621 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  https://www.itnews.com.au/news/electoral-systems-secure-after-parliament-hack-but-longing-for-upgrade-519560 https://www.itnews.com.au/news/millions-opt-out-of-my-health-record-519572 https://www.wired.com/story/elon-musk-tesla-full-self-driving-2019-2020-promise/ https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/motoring/hitech/toyota-australia-victim-of-cyber-attack/news-story/b0af139a2bd3b6eb68983df9f75c10da https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2019/02/samsung-galaxy-s10-s10-plus-s10-e-s10-5g-range-australian-price-specs-and-release-date/

Episode 620 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Relive your Windows 95 glory days with this free app A US-based software developer has released a standalone version of Windows 95 as an app that can run in Windows 10, MacOS and Linux. Built on the Electron cross-platform framework … Read More

Episode 619 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GUEST IAN DAVIDSON GOFAR is a personal assistant for the car.  www.gofar.co We deliver economic value to the driver (cheaper costs, less time spent on the car) and we deliver social value to the country (by cutting emissions and accidents). … Read More

Episode 618 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

 Apple to fix FaceTime privacy bug Apple will issue a software patch later this week for a bug that lets iPhone users hear audio from users who have not yet accepted a video call.   The bug, which Reuters … Read More

Episode 617 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Daily Mail demands browser warning U-turn   The NewsGuard plug-in currently brings up a warning that says the newspaper’s website “generally fails to maintain basic standards of accuracy and accountability”. It has given this advice since August. But the matter … Read More

Episode 616 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Poor iPhone demand, GST drags down Kogan revenue from its “global brands” category, which includes premium third-party products from the likes of Apple and Samsung, had dropped 46.7 percent in the first half of the 2019 financial year. The blame … Read More

Episode 615 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Telstra loses appeal on Optus’ “Empires End” ad campaign The Supreme Court of Victoria has dismissed Telstra’s appeal against a previous ruling made regarding an Optus ad campaign that ran earlier this year. Telstra had alleged that Optus’ now shelved … Read More

Episode 614 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Hi Glenn and Aussie Tech Heads Team,   I hope you’re doing well. I’m pleased to be able to inform you that your podcast has now been archived into the future at the NFSA. It can be searched at their … Read More

Episode 613 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Microsoft surpasses Apple in market capitalisation Microsoft has ended the week as the most valuable publicly traded company in the US.   Microsoft’s market capitalisation stood at US$851.22 billion based on its closing stock price on Friday. Apple’s market cap … Read More

Episode 612 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Microsoft confirms yet another Windows 10 October Update bug Microsoft has confirmed that another Windows 10 October Update bug has been identified, citing issues with Windows Media Player and a number of Win32 applications.   Users won’t be able … Read More

Episode 611 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Amazon Quietly Reversed Its Aussie Shipping Ban (In Time For Black Friday) https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/11/amazon-quietly-reversed-its-aussie-shipping-ban-in-time-for-black-friday/ Earlier this year Amazon stopped shipping products to Australia from its online U.S. and UK stores. That decision has now been reversed, conveniently in time for … Read More

Episode 610 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  https://www.smh.com.au/technology/disneys-new-streaming-service-called-disney-to-launch-late-2019-20181109-p50f6k.html Disney’s new streaming service, called Disney+, will be launching late 2019. And the entertainment company is banking on Loki, Cassian Andor, and other characters in its vast portfolio to lure fans away from streaming champ and soon-to-be rival … Read More

Episode 609 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

   Amazon Web Services reveals EC2 instances based on AMD chips   The instances will be available in three variants of the existing EC2 instances. R5 and M5 instances can be launched from the AWS management console or command … Read More

Episode 608 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Apple refreshes Macs, iPad Pros and raises prices   Apple refreshed some of its lesser-known products at a New York event on Tuesday, adding iPhone features like facial recognition to the iPad Pro and faster processors and better displays to … Read More

Episode 607 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Apple may unveil new Macs, iPads later this month Apple has announced a second fall product event, scheduled for 30 October, Reports have said that Apple plans to unveil an 11-inch iPad Pro—presumably taking the place of the existing 10.5-inch … Read More

Episode 606 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65 Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975, leaving the company in 1983 after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease. Forbes listed Allen as the 21st-richest person in the world with US$20.3 billion … Read More

Episode 605 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Microsoft fixes Window 10 file deletion issue Microsoft claims to have taken care of the inadvertent file deletion issue affecting users upgrading Windows 10, and is rolling out a fixed version to early adopters in its Windows Insider program … Read More

Episode 604 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Wi-fi standards are getting new names, so say goodbye to 802.11 It will soon be easier to distinguish between different wi-fi standards following the Wi-Fi Alliance’s decision to ditch the 802.11 naming convention.   Rather than using the 802.11 code, … Read More

Episode 603 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

    Australia’s second modernized Apple store opening in Robina on September 29th After debuting its contemporary store design in Australia at Chadstone last November, Apple is preparing another significant retail expansion for this coming Saturday, September 29th. Apple Robinawill … Read More

Episode 602 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

    Microsoft offers to manage your Windows devices for you Dubbed Microsoft Managed Desktop (MMD), the service will give customers the option to have Microsoft manage their devices, including pushing out feature updates and security. As an as-a-service solution, … Read More

Episode 601 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

    Trend Micro tools removed from Mac App Store over “data exfiltration” claims Trend Micro-owned applications including Dr. Cleaner and Dr. Antivirus, have disappeared from the Mac App Store after experts, including Malwarebytes Labs’ head of Mac Thomas Reed, … Read More

Episode 600 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

    http://novalauncher.com/ Favorite Apps (from trial and terror – lol) Waze – Traffic / speed camera app MyPhoneExplore – Sync with computer / contacts / texts / can text from Computer – Awesome Poweramp – great for music Iheart … Read More

Episode 599 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Microsoft to host Teams data in Australia Microsoft will start hosting Teams data for new Australian customers onshore starting this week in an effort to help customers comply with their data residency obligations. conversations and chat will be stored … Read More

Episode 598 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Microsoft dates Windows 8.1’s demise t would stop accepting new app submissions for its Windows 8 and 8.1 apps in the Microsoft Store on 31 October this year. Application developers will still be able to submit updates for existing … Read More

Episode 597 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Court orders Telstra to shelve ‘Unlimited’ ads for three years The court orders that [Telstra] be restrained for a period of three years from publishing, broadcasting, communicating and otherwise distributing; and causing the publication, broadcast, communication and distribution of [the … Read More

Episode 596 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  It’s a big day for Google, and Android today with the announcement of Android 9 being released as well as naming the version: Android Pie. As well as naming the latest version of Android after a tasty treat, Google … Read More

Episode 595 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Apple’s expensive iPhones pay off big time Apple has responded to a plateauing global smartphone market by launching ever-more expensive phones and diversifying into services. Chief executive Tim Cook credited “wearables”, a category which includes wireless earphones and the … Read More

Episode 594 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

     Microsoft, Google, Twitter and Facebook to offer data transfer service working to make it easier for customers to transfer their data between services without needing to download it, change the format or re-upload it to the new … Read More

Episode 593 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

http://www.fixitfastelectronics.com.au/   https://www.youtube.com/user/fixitfast74/videos   The videos from Terry’s  fix it fast electronics helped me fix my laser printer Phone numbers lost in NBN migrations Between July and December 2017, the TIO received 661 complaints from both small business and residential … Read More

Episode 592 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Facebook unveils ‘Here Together’ campaign in Australia Facebook has launched an eight-week marketing campaign targeted at Australian consumers. The move comes after more than 310,000 Australians may have had their data improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica, according to a Facebook … Read More

Episode 591 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  This Episode is dedicated to the memory of our greatest supporter from the very first episode – Jason Milo Ramsay – Peace Forever Mate !   3 million .au domains transition to Afilias Australia from Neustar Some 3.1 million … Read More

Episode 590 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Thousands of Android devices hit with ad-clicking bot malware The scam’s, which was uncovered by RiskIQ, initial introduction to a device starts with a pop-up ad telling the device owner that the battery may be having issues and running down … Read More

Episode 589 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

    The Google Podcast App has arrived Google has unveiled a podcast app for Android devices, available globally in the Play Store. This has the potential to help double podcast listenership worldwide over the next couple of years, which … Read More

Episode 588 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Kogan’s latest business venture is smart home devices The Kogan SmarterHome range will start with two smart heaters, priced at $99 during the pre-sale period, and $129. The company said it would expand its smart home range throughout the … Read More

Episode 586 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Amazon to block Australian shoppers from its US website From July 1 when the new GST regulations begin, Australian consumers shopping on Amazon international sites will be redirected to the local Australian site. In a statement issued to the … Read More

Episode 585 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Doctor Who on Twitch   Twitch is joining forces with BBC Studios for the first-ever digital broadcasting event of the Classic Doctor Who era. Over 500 episodes from 26 seasons dating from the show’s inception in 1963 until the … Read More

Episode 584 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Google is introducing a new storage service for paid users called Google One will automatically migrate paid Google Drive customers to the new service, Google One, which includes price cuts on some of its plans   G Suite business … Read More

Episode 583 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Microsoft offers better margins to lure Apple, Google devs Microsoft will offer application developers a bigger share of sales on the Microsoft Store in an attempt to lure them away from Apple and Google’s rival platforms. The vendor announced a … Read More

Episode 582 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Telstra, Vodafone follow Optus by offering up unlimited data smartphone plans Telstra’s mobile plan costs $69 per month on a 12-month plan and includes unlimited data with uncapped download speeds for the first 40GB. After that, users can still use … Read More

Episode 581 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Apple recalls certain MacBook Pro models initiating a battery replacement program for certain 13-inch MacBook Pro laptops because the batteries are prone to expanding. The recall affects models of the MacBook Pro that stem from the 2016 redesign, but only … Read More

Episode 580 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks and Myer to resell Amazon’s Echo Spot   Amazon’s new Echo Spot as it arrives on Australian shores later this month.   The new smart speaker comes in a smaller design compared to Amazon’s other voice controlled … Read More

Episode 579 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Kogan Is Now Flogging Unlimited NBN Plans For $2 Per Day   offering three different plans at three different speeds. Here’s what they look like. Bronze Unlimited: $58.90 per month (hence the ‘less than $2 per day angle they’re pushing) … Read More

Episode 578 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Apple could ditch Intel from Macs in favour of its own chips Bloomberg reported that the project, codenamed Kalamata, would be part of a bigger strategy making Macs, iPhones and iPads work better together, according to people familiar with the … Read More

Episode 577 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Five things to know a3bout Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad Apple Pencil For the first time, Apple’s entry-level iPad will work with the Apple Pencil digital stylus. Apple said the new iPad would feature the same support for Apple Pencil as … Read More

Episode 576 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Govt opens Sydney cyber threat sharing centre The federal government has officially opened a new public-private cyber threat sharing centre in Sydney, its fourth to go live across the country The centre, located on Sussex Street in Sydney, has been … Read More

Episode 575 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Microsoft Blocks All Windows 7 Security Updates Unless You Have Antivirus   Microsoft is now withholding security updates from Windows 7 users who don’t have an antivirus installed. There’s a way around this limitation, but you have to manually set … Read More

Episode 574 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  http://www.news.com.au/technology/home-entertainment/audio/amazons-alexa-speaker-is-randomly-laughing-at-users-and-its-really-freaking-people-out/news-story/ab0e32f5762f459bff420d23df074543 Online retailer Amazon has admitted its popular AI powered speaker, which goes by the name of Alexa, has been freaking people out with its spontaneous creepy laugh. Users of the device have flooded the company with complaints and … Read More

Episode 573 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Emails   Hi guys,   In the last couple weeks we’ve noticed a lot of Windows 10 users are finding that their mouse and keyboard *have* stopped working. Other USB devices may also have stopped functioning.   The fault … Read More

Episode 572 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Google’s Project Zero discloses Microsoft Edge bug Details of the security bypass bug were originally shared with Microsoft on 17 November last year, but because Microsoft wasn’t able to come up with a suitable patch within Google’s non-negotiable 90-day fix … Read More

Episode 571 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Google to debut emails that automatically update in Gmail Gmail is about to get dynamic. Google unveiled plans to demonstrate a software programming system that would enable emails to feature continuously updating information and greater interactivity. Users could see automatically … Read More

Episode 570 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Energizer claims 16-day battery life with smartphone launch   Energizer has claimed that its latest Android smartphone, which is equipped with a high-capacity battery, can last up to 16 days on standby mode. The Hardcase H550S is powered with a … Read More

Episode 569 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Major reform agenda for Australia’s .au domain launched for discussion most significant changes” to the country-code top-level domain for thirty years. reforms include the option for .au domain name holders to drop .com, .org or equivalents from their web addresses. … Read More

Episode 568 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Apple’s $499 smart home speaker gets Australian launch date Apple has jumped into the voice speaker wars with the HomePod smart speaker, a device that will use its Siri voice assistant and compete against offerings from Amazon and Google. … Read More

Episode 567 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

    Bitcoin slides 18 percent on crackdown fears; crypto rivals also plunge Bitcoin’s slide triggered a massive selloff across the broader cryptocurrency market, with biggest rival Ethereum down 23 percent on the day, according to trade website Coinmarketcap, and … Read More

Episode 566 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

   Apple under fire from shareholders for iPhone addiction Apple has come under fire from two of its largest investors for failing to address the growing problem of young people becoming addicted to iPhones. Jana leading activist shareholder, and … Read More

Episode 564 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Consumer electronics vendor Belkin rapped for “lifetime” warranties that only lasted five years The vendor has accepted a court-enforceable undertaking following an investigation by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission. Belkin sold products between 2016 and 2017 that were … Read More

Episode 563 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Two keyless entry door locks vulnerable to unauthenticated requests A vulnerability found in two keyless entry door locks enables local attackers to lock and unlock doors as well as create their own RFID badges by sending unauthenticated requests to … Read More

Episode 562 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

    Apple to pay $20 billion in back tax to Ireland The European Commission said the record sum was the result of Apple receiving unfair tax incentives from Ireland. More than a year after the EU order, Dublin’s slow … Read More

Episode 561 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Dear Internet Archive Supporter, You’re one of the special people who keeps the Internet Archive going strong—independent and ad-free. We’re a nonprofit website that the whole world depends on. Not everyone can afford to give. But you can. And … Read More

Episode 559 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Apple goes to mediation over denying customers fixes for “error 53” Reports emerged in February last year that some customers updating their iPhone’s operating system, or who restored the device to factory settings would receive the error 53 warning, which … Read More

Episode 558 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Telstra to compensate 42,000 customers with slow NBN The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said that limitations of the national network’s fibre-to-the-node and fibre-to-the-building services meant that customers that had purchased internet plans advertised with maximum download speeds of up … Read More

Episode 557 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

https://www.duolingo.com/   Telstra, Ericsson completes first of a series of 5G network trials Telstra has completed the first of a series of 5G trial data calls over the 26 gigahertz (GHz), or ‘millimetre-wave’ (mmWave) spectrum, in what they claim to … Read More

Episode 556 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Online reseller MSY Technology fined $750,000 for misrepresenting customer guarantees ACCC) took the company to court late last year, claiming MSY breached the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) by misrepresenting consumers’ rights to repairs, replacements, or refunds when they purchased faulty … Read More

Episode 555 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Wi-fi security flaw ‘puts devices at risk of hacks’       MegaBots Inc Steve’s link https://www.engadget.com/2015/01/17/do-want-kuratas/   BEHOLD, THE WORLD’S FIRST GIANT ROBOT DUEL, BETWEEN MEGABOTS, INC (USA) AND SUIDOBASHI HEAVY INDUSTRY (JAPAN)! Science fiction fantasies become reality … Read More

Episode 554 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Microsoft to bring Edge browser to Apple iOS and Android devices Edge on iOS and Android allows users to sync browsing across PC and mobile, said Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president, Windows and Devices,   He said that “what … Read More

Episode 553 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

    Microsoft cancels Groove music streaming service discontinue its Groove Music Pass subscription service, allowing its existing customers to move their playlists and music collections to Spotify.   The Groove Music app will no longer offer the option to … Read More

Episode 548 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

    ACCC warns of fake NBN scammers Nearly $28,000 has been stolen from Australians this year by scammers pretending to be the NBN in order to steal money and personal information.   Scamwatch has already received 316 complaints this … Read More

Episode 547 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Microsoft agrees to change Windows 10 update after Kaspersky antitrust battle The two companies announced in independent blog posts this week that Microsoft has agreed to make changes to its Windows 10 Fall Creators update to satisfy allegations by … Read More

Episode 546 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Sydney man gets suspended jail sentence for giving 8000 people free Foxtel A 33-year-old Sydney resident has been handed an 18-month suspended jail term for providing free access to Foxtel for 8000 people across the country. Detail on how … Read More

Episode 545 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  iPhone 8 details leaked in Apple’s own HomePod software If you had any doubts about Apple releasing a bezel-free iPhone in September, you can probably throw those out the window. The company just pushed out a version of the … Read More

Episode 544 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  RIP MS Paint: iconic doodling program to be retired this year The 32-year-old graphic-editing program is officially marked as deprecated, meaning it will still exist after the update but is no longer being actively updated and could be phased … Read More

Episode 543 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Older PCs get cut from Windows 10 support Computers just three to four years old have been caught out by the Creators Update, which throws up a message saying that “Windows 10 is no longer supported Computers powered by … Read More

Episode 542 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  ASIC impersonated in “largest-scale” Australian malware outbreak in past year”: MailGuard The emails, purporting to be from ASIC, tell businesses their name is due for renewal and directs them to a link to download a renewal notice. This link … Read More

Episode 541 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

How ‘NotPetya’ cyber attack spread from Ukraine, and why it may still be a threat The Ukrainian software firm used to launch last week’s global cyber attack has warned that all computers sharing a network with its infected accounting software … Read More

Episode 540 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Unpatched systems caught in latest ransomware attack, two Aussie companies affected The latest global ransomware attack sweeping the world on Tuesday, just over a month after WannaCry, it would seem businesses are still unprepared for cyber attacks. Experts believe … Read More

Episode 538 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

    Apple Mac computers targeted by ransomware and spyware Mac users are being warned about new variants of malware that have been created specifically to target Apple computers. One is ransomware that encrypts data and demands payment before files … Read More

Episode 537 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Kaspersky takes Microsoft to court in Europe in Windows Defender antitrust complaint Kaspersky Lab has filed antitrust complaints against Microsoft with the European Commission and the German federal cartel office   Kaspersky Lab says that Microsoft is abusing its … Read More

Episode 536 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

    Microsoft Outlook users hit by Office 365 outage   9.00am Microsoft advised that was investigating the issue Microsoft identified “a configuration issue” and was working on fixing it. 3.00pm, the issue was rectified for most clients and was … Read More

Episode 535 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Australian businesses lose $1.7 million to hacking scams A report published by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) showed that 21 businesses lost a total of $1.7 million related to computer hacking scams in 2016.   Businesses submitted 5953 … Read More

Episode 534 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  WannaCry could spark lawsuits, but Microsoft not to blame The WannaCry worm has affected more than 200,000 Windows computers around the world since Friday, disrupting car factories, global shipper FedEx Corp and Britain’s National Health Service, among others. The … Read More

Episode 532 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  BBC Worldwide and Skype to launch Doctor Who Bot In a world first, users get the thrilling opportunity to be the Doctor’s companion as the bot immerses them in a specially-written six-part Doctor Who adventure. Players will experience the … Read More

Episode 531 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  JB Hi-Fi concedes most reputable company title JB Hi-Fi has lost the top spot in the Australian Corporate Reputation Index of 2017, dropping to third, while Air New Zealand claimed number one after climbing five spots. The Index is … Read More

Episode 530 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Amazon retail is officially coming to Australia Amazon has finally made an official announcement that it will set up its retail business in Australia, ending years of speculation While no official launch date was given, rumours have speculated that … Read More

Episode 529 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  MYOB customers targeted by malware with fake invoices The fake emails contain an invoice telling victims they owe between $6300 and $6400 to MYOB due today, according to enterprise email security vendor MailGuard. If users click the ‘view invoice’ … Read More

Episode 528 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  ACCC takes Apple to court over alleged misleading consumer guarantee representations The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has initiated proceedings in the Federal Court against Apple Australia and its US-based parent company. The ACCC is alleging that Apple made … Read More

Episode 527 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Microsoft calls time on Windows Vista support upport for Windows Vista support is finally coming to an end, just over a decade after it went on sale. No more updates after April 11, 2017 Windows Vista, holds 0.78 percent … Read More

Episode 526 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  US charges 4 Russian-connected Yahoo hackers over 2014 data breach The charges apply to the 2014 data breach that affected 500 million users and exposed account information, which could include names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birthdays, hashed passwords and, … Read More

Episode 525 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  WikiLeaks says it has CIA’s secret trove of hacking tools Among the most noteworthy WikiLeaks claims are that the CIA, in partnership with other US and foreign agencies, has been able to bypass the encryption on popular messaging apps … Read More

Episode 524 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Amazon Web Services outage downs major websites Amazon Web Services was struck with a major fault at its US-East-1 data centre region in North Virginia on Tuesday, causing service outages for some major internet properties. Impacted sites include Slack, … Read More

Episode 523 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Apple’s new US$5 billion headquarters opening in April the first wave of employees will begin moving into the new Cupertino, California, headquarters in the US Spring, it will take about six months for all of the 12,000-plus workers to … Read More

Episode 522 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Apple will fight proposed “right to repair” legislation in the US, legislation has been proposed in eight states that would force companies to sell spare parts to the public and private repair shops, as well as making service manuals … Read More

Episode 521 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Apple to start manufacturing iPhone in India Apple’s Taiwanese manufacturing partner Wistron is setting up an assembly plant in Bengaluru to focus solely on assembling iPhones, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. The source, who asked not … Read More

Episode 520 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Telstra restores calls but SMS still down The fire at the Chatswood exchange damaged power infrastructure and left some customers disconnected for more than two hours. While calls have been restored, the telco said it was still experiencing issues … Read More

Episode 518 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  NBN puts up $150,000 in grants for organisations using the network The NBN is teaming up with the Australian Information Industry Association by putting up $150,000 in grants for organisations to show how the NBN has driven growth in … Read More

Episode 517 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Apple’s $5 billion ‘spaceship’ campus is covered in mud Last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly told Apple employees that the company planned to start moving into its new $5 billion Campus 2 in January, 2017. landscaping and interior … Read More

Episode 514 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Ovo Mobile offers $9.95 plans designed for kids on Optus 4G network The “hero offer” costs less than $2.50 a week and, according to Ovo Mobile, has no lock-in contracts, $200 worth of calls, 1GB of data, data free … Read More

Episode 513 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Fitbit confirms Pebble takeover deal the deal does not include any of Pebble’s products, and work on several crowdfunded devices that have yet to be made has been cancelled. Fitbit have confirmed it is buying the inventions that power … Read More

Episode 512 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  ACCC takes reseller MSY Technology to court over misrepresentation of consumer rights The regulator alleges that MSY claimed it had discretion over whether a customer was entitled to a remedy for a faulty product; that the reseller chose which … Read More

Episode 511 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Apple brings back online sales event for ‘Black Friday’ after a year of absence Black Friday marks the beginning of Christmas shopping in the US and is one of the biggest days for commercial shopping in the year. Apple … Read More

Episode 509 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Links mentioned in the show have gone to the big 404 in the sky. Please use google to get further info on those in question.  🙂 Facebook takes on LinkedIn with job postings Facebook has revealed it is testing … Read More

Episode 508 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Microsoft reseller pays $250,000 over copyright infringement OEM reseller PC Case Gear was allegedly infringing Microsoft’s copyright by obtaining 4000 Microsoft Windows 7 Certificates of Authenticity (COAs) that belonged to the Microsoft Authorised Refurbisher Program (MAR). “PC Case Gear … Read More

Episode 507 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Anti-malware product scam ‘Hicurdismos’ targeting Windows users Hicurdismos pretends to be an installer of Microsoft Security Essentials, the vendor’s anti-malware product for Windows 7 and earlier. (While Windows 10 and Windows 8 use Windows Defender as a default anti-malware … Read More

Episode 506 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Satya Nadella coming to Australia Nadella’s exact itinerary is not yet known, however, the trip is expected to be a flying one, during which he hopes to address a developer event in Sydney, meet with several Microsoft clients and … Read More

Episode 505 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Samsung sends fireproof packaging and gloves to Note7 owners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pySvc17K2jE Samsung Electronics said it was sending fireproof packaging and gloves to customers who bought the Galaxy Note7 phone on its website Samsung halted production of the phone less than … Read More

Episode 504 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Apple pushing out OS Sierra update automatically the update will download on users’ computers in the background beginning this week – if a user has automatic downloads enabled in their preferences. the upgrade will be pushed to computers, users … Read More

Episode 503 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Apple sells out initial batch of iPhone 7 Plus Supplies of the larger size of Apple’s new phone have been exhausted in all shades, and the smaller iPhone 7 has also sold out in the new jet black color, … Read More

Episode 502 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes (2)

  JB Hi-Fi chief executive Richard Murray said that Good Guys boss Michael Ford would continue to lead the business, and that new Good Guys stores will be opened in “underrepresented catchment areas.” iOS 10 is coming. What are the … Read More

Episode 502 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  JB Hi-Fi chief executive Richard Murray said that Good Guys boss Michael Ford would continue to lead the business, and that new Good Guys stores will be opened in “underrepresented catchment areas.” iOS 10 is coming. What are the … Read More

Episode 501 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Apple unveils iPhone 7 Jonny Ives Porn  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31azG95E1K0 Apple unveiled its new water and dust-resistant iPhone 7 with high-resolution cameras at its prod3uct event last night. The world’s best-known technology company said the iPhone 7, starting at A$1079, would … Read More

Episode 500 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Windows 10 Anniversary Update blocks webcams Microsoft made a significant change with the release of Windows 10 and support for webcams that is causing serious problems for not only consumers but also the enterprise. The problem is that after … Read More

Episode 499 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Researcher infects scammer with ransomware for conning his mother when French malware analyst Ivan Kwiatkowski’s parents informed him that their computer was infected with what appeared to be Zues malware Kwiatkowski contacted the scammers and, after playing dumb while … Read More

Episode 498 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  there was no cyber-attack on Census, data was untouched national Census ended in catastrophe after citizens were unable to access the website to complete the online form. The ABS received 2.3 million Census forms before the website was taken … Read More

Episode 497 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Online reseller Newegg opens Aussie eBay store, slashes membership fee reseller Newegg is marking two years in the Australian market with a membership discount and a local eBay store. The company overnight announced a discount to the Newegg Premier … Read More

Episode 496 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Ransomware is only going to get worse: Cisco Cisco’s 2016 mid-year cybersecurity report noted fragile infrastructures, poor network hygiene and slow detection rates are the primary reasons corporations are falling victim to ransomware attacks. This has led, the report … Read More

Episode 495 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Sunshine Coast to get digital water meters Sunshine Coast will soon be able to check their water usage on a daily basis, analyse their consumption through a self-service dashboard, and receive electronic alerts of leaks when state-owned utility Unitywater … Read More

Episode 494 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  DroidJack Uses Side-Load…It’s Super Effective! Backdoored Pokemon GO Android App Found Pokemon GO is the first Pokemon game sanctioned by Nintendo for iOS and Android devices. The augmented reality game was first released in Australia and New Zealand on … Read More

Episode 490 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Australian govt installing ‘traffic lights’ in pavement for smartphone safety To stop smartphone addicts being killed, the Australian government is trialling traffic lights on the road – and it’s going to cost $250,000 to do it. The lights will … Read More

Episode 489 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  US nuclear weapons system uses 8-inch floppy disks The United States national auditor has found the government is propping up decades-old systems at the expense of innovation, spending US$61 billion (AU$85 billion) of its US$80-billion 2015 tech budget on … Read More

Episode 488 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  JB Hi-Fi in talks to buy The Good Guys JB Hi-Fi is in talks to acquire competing electronics and appliance retailer The Good Guys, which could expand its home appliance footprint by 100 stores. While The Good Guys is … Read More

Episode 487 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Amazon launches competitor to YouTube Amazon.com launched a service on Tuesday that allows users to post videos and earn royalties from them, setting up to compete directly with Alphabet’s YouTube. called Amazon Video Direct, will make the uploaded videos … Read More

Episode 486 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

World Password Day is Thursday. Remember to change your shared passwords for video on demand sites Thursday, May 5,  For the fourth year, you’ll surely see plenty of articles reminding you why you should change all of your passwords—a strong … Read More

Episode 485 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  More than 7 million Minecraft credentials exposed Lifeboat runs servers for Minecraft Pocket Edition Troy Hunt, who maintains a database of compromised user credentials, accessible via his Have I Been Pwned? website, Lifeboat’s network was hacked in January 2016, … Read More

Episode 484 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Apple: iPhones, Apple Watches should last three years It suggests the same lifetime for Apple Watches, and a year extra for MacBooks and iMacs, at four years. “To model customer use, we measure the power consumed by a product … Read More

Episode 483 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Gareth Thomas 1945-2016 Thomas played Roj Blake, leader of a band of rebels, pitted against a corrupt federation in the series created by Doctor Who writer Terry Nation. The series ran on BBC One from 1978-1981, with Thomas taking … Read More

Episode 482 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Cloud POS vendor Square adds 490 Australian resellers Cloud-based credit card reading device vendor Square Reader has announced its release to 490 retail outlets in Australia through major chains Officeworks, Apple and Bunnings. The product is available for $19 … Read More

Episode 481 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Windows 10 cracks 270 million users active users eight months after launch One reason for the rapid take-up is that Windows 10, released in July, is free for individual consumers who download it during its first year. An anniversary … Read More

Episode 480 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Stuart’s Band – The Triennial Performance ! The Deloreans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLEaYdTuwSk   GLENN Israeli firm aids FBI to crack encrypted iPhone: report Cellebrite, an Israel-based provider of mobile forensic software, is helping the US Federal Bureau of Investigation’s attempt to unlock … Read More

Episode 479 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Xbox Finally Opens the Door for Multiplayer Across Consoles Chris Charla, director of the independent games program for Xbox One and Windows 10, announced today that they’re enabling developers to support online play across different “platforms”—a videogame industry euphemism … Read More

Episode 478 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Malware hijacks big four Australian banks’ apps, steals two-factor SMS codes Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, National Australia Bank and ANZ Bank customers are all at risk from the malware which hides on infected devices waiting until users open legitimate banking apps. … Read More

Episode 477 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

    The Dick Smith customer database is for sale Receivers Ferrier Hodgson has placed a newspaper advertisement seeking parties interested in purchasing everything from brands and trademarks to domain names – also all the data that Dick Smith has … Read More

Episode 476 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Dick Smith closes doors: 2,500 jobs gone The shutdown will see 301 stores in Australia and 62 outlets in New Zealand stop trading, and lead to the loss of 2,460 jobs in Australia and about 430 in New Zealand. … Read More

Episode 475 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  One customer chews through 425GB of data in Telstra free-for-a day The amount used is more than enough to download five seasons of Game of Thrones in high definition – four times over. The data hungry customer, John from Rhodes … Read More

Episode 474 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  MyTransLink has a new feature – the trip announcer! Use the trip announcer feature to track your journey in real-time. The screen will update as the trip progresses, displaying a map, the stop names and remaining trip time.  You … Read More

Episode 473 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Apple recalls AC wall plug adapters in Australia The affected two-prong adapters could, in very rare cases, break and create the risk of an electrical shock if touched, the company said in a blog post. The company said it … Read More

Episode 472 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  GLENN Apple can read your iMessages despite encryption if users backup data using iCloud Backup, they need to be aware that, although Apple stores the backup in encrypted form, it uses its own key. Motherboard has reported that if … Read More

Episode 471 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Fire fears force Microsoft to recall Surface power cords Microsoft is set to commence a mass recall of Microsoft Surface power cords, reportedly due to fire concerns. “As a result of damage caused by AC power cords being wound … Read More

Episode 470 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  GLENN – 140116 Better to sell Mac1 separately from Dick Smith: creditors told The future of Dick Smith-owned Apple reseller Mac1 is up in the air The Apple reseller was acquired by Dick Smith 18 months ago but was … Read More

Episode 469 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Foxconn workers get rare holiday Foxconn, which assembles most of Apple’s latest iPhones, will cut working hours over the week-long Lunar New Year holiday Reports of slowing shipments and mounting inventories of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, as … Read More

Episode 468 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Optus fined for false NBN speed claims $51,000 fine for misleading claims that its HFC network offered “NBN-like-speeds”. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said that between January and August, Optus advertised plans offering download/upload speeds of 30/2 Mbps … Read More

Episode 467 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Tesla announces Australian partners for Powerwall Tesla has appointed Natural Solar and Origin Energy as Australian channel partners for the distribution and installation of its home batteries. Both companies said installation of 5kWp Tesla Energy Powerwall would begin next … Read More

Episode 466 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Microsoft buries hatchet with Apple in heartwarming TV ad https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=TMATD2qk564 a group of employees from Microsoft’s Fifth Avenue retail store in New York City are seen marching to the nearby Apple store, where they meet up with a local … Read More

Episode 465 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Avoid Star Wars spoilers online with this handy Chrome extension This extension blurs a page if ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ spoilers are detected It also adds a cool Stormtrooper helmet button to your browser, which toggles blocking on … Read More

Episode 464 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  YouTube Kids Description The official YouTube Kids app is designed for curious little minds to dive into a world of discovery, learning and entertainment. This is a delightfully simple (and free!) app, where kids can discover videos, channels and … Read More

Episode 463 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Optus gained 314,000 4G customers last quarter Optus has announced a net profit of $426 million for the half-year to 30 September, as it gained 314,000 4G customers in just the last quarter. With 314,000 customers joining 4G in … Read More

Episode 462 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

lynda.com Queensland residents have free access to more than 3,000 top-quality courses and 136,000 video tutorials for learning the latest commercial software, creative and business skills through lynda.com, a web-based video service. Courses cover topics such as business management, leadership, … Read More

Episode 461 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  $200,000 Jaguar hacked and stolen A Jaguar car has reportedly been ‘hacked’ in Auckland, New Zealand.   a man sauntered into a car dealership in New Zealand’s largest city and stole a Jaguar XFR, worth nearly $200,000. This unidentified … Read More

Episode 460 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Apple’s popularity fueling the growth of OS X malware A 10-week long study of 1,400 unique OS X malware samples found that the number of instances in 2015 alone is five times greater than in the previous five years … Read More

Episode 459 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Apple removes apps over security concerns Apple said on Thursday that it had removed “a few” applications from its App Store, expressing its concern that the security of some users’ personal data could be compromised in certain circumstances. The … Read More

Episode 458 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Microsoft unveils first laptop and Surface Pro 4 Microsoft Corp has its first laptop, a line of Lumia smartphones, a new Surface Pro tablet and an updated version of its wearable fitness tracker, Microsoft Band, all running on Windows … Read More

Episode 457 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Yes We Canberra   This week the ACT Government announced it will be the first jurisdiction in the country to embrace ridesharing and introduce legislation to ensure uberX is part of the way Canberrans get around the capital. Chief Minister … Read More

Episode 456 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  emails What Happens To Google Employees When They Die Should a U.S. Googler pass away while under the employ of the 14-year old search giant, their surviving spouse or domestic partner will receive a check for 50% of their … Read More

Episode 455 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Personalised Bill explanation video Telstra https://www.telstra.com.au/my-account/billing-video?0911c7xir012752 PERSONALISED VIDEO BILL EXPLAINER About your video We’ve created this video to guide you through how to view your bill online and understand its contents. Access your video Your video will be available … Read More

Episode 454 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  First look at iPhone 6s: the phone with 3D Touch The iPhone 6s’ biggest updates are undoubtedly the new 3D Touch display, which adds a new dimension to the touchscreen and the new 12-megapixel iSight camera. Other upgrades – … Read More

Episode 453 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Apple Watch within striking distance of Fitbit: IDC Apple shipped 3.6 million Apple Watches in the second quarter of 2015, just behind Fitbit’s 4.4 million wearable fitness and health trackers, IDC said. The Apple Watch, which sports many health-related … Read More

Episode 452 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/408262,cost-blowout-to-push-nbn-past-41bn-budget.aspx   http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/government-it/malcolm-turnbull-defends-nbn-satellite-service-20150824-gj6rq7.html   http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/computers/gadgets-on-the-go/tpg-forces-iinet-to-dump-fetch-tv-20150826-gj7yet.html   http://www.itnews.com.au/News/408415,tpg-opens-layer-2-fttb-product-for-wholesale.aspx   http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/hacker-linked-to-ashley-madison-breach-previously-compromised-australian-parliament-website/story-fnjwnj25-1227501717303   http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/facebook-tests-personal-digital-assistant-inside-messenger-20150826-gj8nxt.html   http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/business-it/apple-ceo-tim-cooks-5am-china-email-to-tv-host-jim-cramer-should-be-investigated-regulatory-experts-say-20150825-gj7se9.html

Episode 451 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  More .au options for all Australians or not – the pointy end of the naming panel process The 2015 Names Policy Panel has released its draft recommendations about the use and allocation of .au domain names, the most notable … Read More

Episode 450 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Domino’s tech innovation feeds AU$64m profit Australian-listed Domino’s Pizza has delivered a record net profit after tax of AU$64.4 million, attributing a big slice of the 40 percent year-on-year increase to its innovative use of technology. The company’s Live … Read More

Episode 449 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  This new worm can kill your Apple MacBook https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsdqom01XzY Security researchers have created a worm specifically for OS X, and it has the potential to infect every Apple computer. Dubbed Thunderstrike 2 by its creators the worm exploits a … Read More

Episode 448 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Telstra aggregates Netflix, Stan and Presto with on-demand TV launch Telstra is partnering with streaming platform Roku to launch Telstra TV, offering customers the three leading subscription video on-demand services, Presto, Stan and Netflix. The service will be available … Read More

Episode 447 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Gerry Harvey may finally get his way over GST Australia’s state and federal leaders have agreed in principle to expand the goods and services tax to include goods valued under $1000 purchased online overseas merchants. such an approach was … Read More

Episode 445 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Office 2016 Preview Want to help shape the next release of Office? We’re looking for Office enthusiasts like you to share your feedback on the new features and experiences we’re developing. If you get excited about trying new software … Read More

Episode 444 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Foxtel saves Hills Limited’s Adelaide factory Foxtel has renewed its agreement for Hills Limited to provide satellite dishes, cables and connectors. While Hills imports the cables and connectors, satellite dishes are manufactured at its Adelaide factory. The existing contract lasted … Read More

Episode 443 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Final Office for Android Android device users can now access the final release of Microsoft’s Office productivity suite, with Word, Excel and PowerPoint made available for download. Kirk Koenigsbauer, who heads up Microsoft’s Office client, applications and services team said … Read More

Episode 442 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Kogan releases 4G smartphone for $299 Kogan has revealed its latest 4G smartphone, Agora 4G Pro, available for $299. The device is powered with a 1.5 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, 2GB RAM and runs on Android 5 Lollipop. … Read More

Episode 441 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Microsoft to sell $20,000 Surface Microsoft will sell An 84-inch screen version of its new, wall-mounted video-conferencing and digital whiteboard device for US$20,000, making it the most expensive product in its hardware line-up.  A smaller 55-inch version will sell for … Read More

Episode 440 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Xero reaches 200,000 users in Australia The user-count is up from 158,000 Australian users in September last year. Xero now counts more than 500,000 users worldwide. By contrast, MYOB reported it had more over 116,000 cloud subscribers by the end … Read More

Episode 439 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Warning: Text message bug crashing iPhones around the world                                                                                  Today news is flying around regardingan iOS bug that causes the Messages app to crash and iPhones to reboot when a certain string of text is received. There isn’t an … Read More

Episode 437 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Hockey confirms Google, Netflix taxes The federal government has revealed plans to expand the goods and services tax to digital products such as those provided by Netflix and Google under proposed legislation to feature in tomorrow’s budget. The Coalition wants … Read More

Episode 436 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Microsoft Surface 3 unleashed in Australia The device starts at $699 for 64GB of storage and 2GB of RAM, with the price climbing to $839 for 128GB storage and 4GB RAM. Accessories such as keyboard and pen are sold separately. … Read More

Episode 435 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

The next app you download could be for Microsoft Office Microsoft is adding new services and APIs to make it easier for developers to build add-ins that work with Office, from add-ins for software like Excel and Outlook to mining … Read More

Episode 434 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

ATO asks eBay for help catching tax cheats The Australian Tax Office has enlisted the help of eBay in its hunt to catch tax cheats, commencing a data matching program with a number of online market operators. eBay will be … Read More

Episode 433 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

ISP takes a year to refund customer Melbourne-based Planet ISP has refunded a customer over $5000 a year after being ordered to hand back the money by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO). The customer had his phone stolen in August … Read More

Episode 432 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Apple plays hard ball at tax inquiry Australian senators have lashed out at the local boss of technology giant Apple over a perceived lack of transparency in a committee hearing on tax minimisation yesterday. Tony King, Apple’s managing director of … Read More

Episode 431 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Kogan sets up shop It’s not often you’ll see Kogan, champion of online retail, rallying behind the cause of bricks and mortar. No, the company isn’t opening a physical store, but it did announce today a new “Bricks and Mortar” … Read More

Episode 430 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Android “on-body” feature stops you unlocking phone Google has brought a new security feature to the latest update of its Lollipop release of Android, allowing users to keep their device unlocked as long as its still on their body. Known … Read More

Episode 429 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Free upgrade to Windows 10, even if current OS is pirated To “re-engage” with Chinese users running illegitimate software. offering free upgrades to Windows 10 to all Chinese Windows users, regardless of whether they are running genuine copies of the … Read More

Episode 428 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Cheap ‘Apple Watch’ copies on sale via Alibaba site They both feature “digital crown” dials on their sides, similar-styled straps and identical user interface graphics to Apple’s forthcoming wearable. However, their listings reveal they run on Google’s Android platform rather … Read More

Episode 427 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Ford shows off smart e-bikes While all eyes are on self-driving and semi-autonomous cars, Ford has revealed a new type of smart vehicle at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona – the MoDe e-bike. There are two versions of the bike, … Read More

Episode 426 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

US woman sues Lenovo and Superfish A US woman is suing both Lenovo and Superfish, after the PC maker was found shipping laptops to consumers with Superfish adware pre-installed. Security experts warn that Superfish adware leaves users vulnerable to man-in-the-middle … Read More

Episode 425 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Apple Store revamp, In a sprawling, fascinating profile of Apple’s VP of design Jony Ive at the New Yorker this week, it’s revealed that the company is working on a revamp of its Apple Store retail locations. Ive is reportedly … Read More

Episode 424 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN   South Australia looks at driverless cars South Australia wants to become the first state to pass rules that would allow driverless cars on its roads, possibly within years “Our legislation also needs to modernised. It’s a patchwork of … Read More

Episode 423 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Facebook refuses to remove images of Jordanian pilot murder Facebook has refused to remove pictures of Jordanian Pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh being burnt to death by ISIS, despite receiving scores of complaints. Facebook has issued the same response to all of … Read More

Episode 422 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Amazon takes fight to Office 365 with WorkMail Amazon Web Services will directly compete with Microsoft’s Office 365 with the launch of a new cloud-based email and calendar service targeted at businesses. The AWS WorkMail service is being marketed as … Read More

Episode 421 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

How Windows 10 will merge the tablet and PC “universal” Office apps running on a phone and the ability to select different modes for tablet or notebook. designed to display a consistent interface whether being used on a phone, tablet … Read More

Episode 420 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

UK govt wants to ban WhatsApp and iMessage Apple’s iMessage and Facetime software both use end-to-end encryption methods to maintain the security of a user’s communications. WhatsApp also operates in the same way, thanks to a recent update to it’s … Read More

Episode 419 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Australian Internet and Social Media Statistics: The year of 2014 With 2014 now well and truly over, we’ve taken the Australian Internet and Social Media statistics from the past year and listed the most substantial findings here. Sony boss “very … Read More

Episode 418 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

NSW residents warned of free computer scam A family in Yeoval in the state’s Central West were told they were eligible for a government program providing a free computer and lessons for people earning less than $50,000, reports NSW Fair … Read More

Episode 417 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Hacker Group Takes Down Xbox Live, PSN A hacker group called Lizard Squad has taken credit for shutting down Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Network (PSN) separately over the past several days. And now the group says it will … Read More

Episode 416 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Surface dominates 2-in-1 shipments in Australia   Microsoft is the clear leader in two-in-one portable computer shipments in Australia, with the vendor taking a 69 percent share of shipments in the third quarter, according to IDC.   Asus … Read More

Episode 415 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Intel promises 10TB SSDs within two years   Intel claims 3D NAND memory will help it deliver SSDs with a massive 10TB of storage within the next two years.   3D NAND has been developed in conjunction with Micron, and … Read More

Episode 414 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Microsoft releases out-of-band Kerberos patch the company has recently taken to dubbing the second Tuesday of the month Update Tuesday to avoid negative connotations   Security Bulletin MS14-068 covers a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Kerberos security subsystem, present in … Read More

Episode 413 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

 GLENN’S SHOWNOTES http://insecam.com/cam/view/27628/ unsecured webcams   Apple lets local resellers mass-configure devices Apple has opened the door for iOS and OS X devices purchased through Australian resellers to access its device enrolment program, allowing enterprise and education institutions managing large … Read More

Episode 412 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Australia’s answer to Facebook Spring.me is to floats on the Australian Securities Exchange, the final stage in the company’s capital raising campaign.   Aimed at helping “online-all-the-time” Gen Ys make friends, Spring.me’s social network of websites and … Read More

Episode 411 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Lenovo launches tablet with built-in projector Lenovo has launched the newest products in its Yoga series of tablets in Australia. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is aimed at home entertainment, and comes with a built-in theatre projector that … Read More

Episode 410 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   ‘POODLE’ vulnerability affects web browsers using old SSL encryption   https://www.poodletest.com/   The vulnerability affects an older type of encryption called Secure Sockets Layer 3 (SSL 3.0), still used by some older web browsers.   When you … Read More

Episode 409 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Apple, Facebook pay women to freeze eggs The two tech giants are apparently prepared to shell out to pay for egg freezing procedures, with the idea that women can progress their careers without having to worry about declining … Read More

Episode 408 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES     Free Windows attracts 50 new tablet and phone makers   Since deciding to waive operating system fees for all devices with screens smaller than 9 inches, 50 new manufacturers have joined its partner program   The … Read More

Episode 407 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Switching on first Wi-Fi hotspots in iconic locations this November   Australia’s largest Wi-Fi network is a step closer with the first 1000 hotspots going live before Christmas. In May, we unveiled a $100 million strategy to … Read More

Episode 406 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Windows 7 products End of License date The following Windows 7 products will reach End of License (EOL) on October 31, 2014: Windows 7 Ultimate Windows 7 Home Premium Windows 7 Home Basic Note: After this date, system … Read More

Episode 405 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

This show did not make it to download in the respective week. The show was hosted by Will and Jason.   The show could be released at a later date – but only for archival purposes

Episode 404 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES  Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 4 The new Galaxy Note 4 features a crisper, 5.7-inch display in a metal frame, reflecting Samsung’s latest design strategy to keep pace with rivals including Apple, which is expected to launch its first … Read More

Episode 403 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES      DOCTOR WHO COMES TO MINECRAFT ON XBOX   BBC Worldwide are delighted to announce a deal with Microsoft Studios and Mojang which will bring Doctor Who- the world’s longest running science fiction drama – to ‘Minecraft: … Read More

Episode 401 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES    Cortana: Microsoft’s answer to Siri coming to Australia   Microsoft will release its mobile voice assistant Cortana to Australia in the next update for Windows Phone 8.1. A spokesperson for the vendor said that Australia is one … Read More

Episode 400 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES  Google finally drops its ‘Real Name’ policy The concept behind the policy was pretty sound – that people would be less likely to engage in ‘trolling’ and leaving abusive comments under their real name. Unfortunately, previously active and … Read More

Episode 399 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES    IBM’s shock channel deal with Apple   IBM is to become an enterprise reseller and ISV for iPads and iPhones, under an unexpected deal announced today by Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty. Under … Read More

Episode 398 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES    New Zealand ISP allows its customers to subscribe to the U.S. version of Netflix   Slingshot, a local internet provider in New Zealand, wants to give its subscribers a little extra perk: The ISP just added a … Read More

Episode 397 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES  Mobile devices to beam 4K video direct to TVs with Qualcomm buy   Smartphones and tablets will be able to transmit 4K video directly to big screens next year now that mobile chip maker Qualcomm has acquired Wilocity. … Read More

Episode 396 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES    Apple releases cheaper iMac   The new 21.5-inch all-in-one is priced at $1,349, compared with the previous entry-level machine, a 21.5-inch iMac priced at $1,599. The price cut comes with a drop in specs: the new iMac … Read More

Episode 394 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES  Designer Google Glass headsets revealed   Produced in conjunction with American designer Diane von Furstenberg, the range, dubbed DVF | Made for Glass, consists of five new frames and eight shades in two styles. The headsets, which are the … Read More

Episode 393 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES  Microsoft demos Skype instant translator Microsoft has revealed a real-time translator for Skype that allows two people speaking different languages to hold a conversation with each other, with each hearing the other in their own language. Dubbed Skype … Read More

Episode 392 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES  Photos of an NSA “upgrade” factory show Cisco router getting implant A document included in the trove of National Security Agency files released with Glenn Greenwald’s book No Place to Hide details how the agency’s Tailored Access Operations … Read More

Episode 391 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES    Google Glass Is on Sale for Anyone in the U.S. (Again) Glass can now be purchased by anyone in the U.S. willing to fork out $1,500. But it’s not clear for exactly how long. The company has … Read More

Episode 390 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES    Firefox 29: Mozilla’s Biggest Browser Upgrade Since 2011? biggest update since Firefox 4.0 was released in March 2011   Firefox can synchronize open tabs, browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and form data across desktop and mobile installations The … Read More

Episode 389 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES    Microsoft zero-day reveals Windows XP exposure A wave of targeted attacks against serious vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer expose the increased risk facing organisations and consumers facing  Windows XP users. Microsoft issued a security advisory on Sunday, warning … Read More

Episode 388 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES  Microsoft silently alters user files on OneDrive a blogger Seán Byrne in Ireland has found Microsoft appears to be silently modifying user data stored using its OneDrive for Business service by injecting uniquely identifiable code into some files. … Read More

Episode 387 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES    Google to Launch Modular Smartphones in 2015   Google on Tuesday announced that it will launch a modular smartphone platform in early 2015, letting users pick and change out hardware components just as they do with software … Read More

Episode 386 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now   An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug is already being called one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. The bug … Read More

Episode 385 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Microsoft beefs up customer privacy policy Microsoft Corp, under fire for accessing an employee’s private Hotmail account to prove he was leaking computer code to a blogger, has said it will now refer all suspicions of illegal activity … Read More

Episode 384 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Source code for MS-DOS and Word released   Microsoft has released the source code for both MS-DOS and the original Word for Windows.   Both have been released to the Computer History Museum, in a bid to help … Read More

Episode 383 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Office “needs more than a tune-up” says Gates   Bill Gates has criticised one of the company’s biggest cash cows – Microsoft Office – admitting the package needs “more than a tune-up”.   Now, they need more … Read More

Episode 382 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES 25 years of the World Wide Web Computer world – the Web is marking its 25th anniversary. On March 12, 1989, Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist, introduced the idea of the World Wide Web in a proposal … Read More

Episode 381 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   British IT firm upgrades 30,000 PCs in 30 days   migration specialist 1E, which helped US carrier Verizon upgrade 80,000 machines to Windows 7 in four months, eventually hitting a pace of 30,000 per month.   “It … Read More

Episode 380 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Office 2013 Service Pack 1 arrives includes compatibility fixes for Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11, plus better support for modern hardware, with improvements in how the productivity suite works on high-DPI displays and precision touchpads. SkyDrive features … Read More

Episode 379 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Can 80,000 people play this video game together? How many people can play the same video game? Not in the same video game, mind you, but play the exact same game at once? With the help of a … Read More

Episode 378 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Dailymotion serving fake anti-virus Since surfacing in 2008, the malware has become a serious threat with Google discovering some 11,000 domains hosting the applications in 2010 Fake anti-virus can be difficult to remove and can lock down advanced … Read More

Episode 377 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   This Chrome Extension Replaces Tony Abbott Photos With Cats   Stop Tony Meow: a Chrome extension that replaces photos of Abbott with cute cat photos.   Developed by a handful of Aussies in Sydney, Stop Tony Meow … Read More

Episode 376 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES  Microsoft rebrands SkyDrive after legal defeat  Microsoft will soon be changing the name of its SkyDrive cloud storage service to OneDrive  Ryan Gavin, Microsoft’s general manager of consumer apps and services, acknowledged in a blog post that changing … Read More

Episode 375 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Microsoft: Unplugging Windows XP PCs won’t keep them safe “Being disconnected to an internal network [sic], or using a USB or CD to transfer information, may reduce the attack surface but will still leave you vulnerable to several … Read More

Episode 374 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Grab 50GB of Free Storage for Life on Box by Downloading the iOS App iOS: You can never have too much free online storage. Box (formerly Box.net) is now offering a ton of free storage—50GB—if you download their … Read More

Episode 373 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Internet Archive puts classic 70s and 80s games online Classic video games from the 1970s and 1980s have been put online by the Internet Archive and can be played within a web browser for nothing. The collection has … Read More

Episode 372 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Apple’s new Mac Pro goes on sale Mac Pro line with a distinctively cylindrical workstation available for order 19 December that has a starting price of A$3,999   Apple’s unique design limits the amount of internal storage, dropping … Read More

Episode 371 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Spotify Expands Free Streaming to All Devices Spotify announced on Wednesday that it is expanding its free streaming option to all devices. This means non-paying users can listen to individual tracks and albums of their choice using the … Read More

Episode 370 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Microsoft invests in $8m Melbourne research centre The Microsoft Centre will identify new social applications for natural user interface (NUI) technologies. NUI technologies include voice recognition, gesture control, eye recognition and touch interactivity. Researchers at the centre will … Read More

Episode 369 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Microsoft could drop Windows RT devices chief Julie Larson-Green – who was until recently in charge of the Windows division – indicated that Microsoft has too many operating systems on the client side.   There has been much … Read More

Episode 368 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES It’s the final countdown to the switch off of all analog TV signals across Australia the final three regions prepare to permanently switch off analog TV signals in December, it is not long before all 8.7 million households … Read More

Episode 367 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Microsoft Australia telework initiative goes global Next week is National Telework Week and Microsoft Australia jumped in early and told staff to stay home last Thursday. The initiative, led by Microsoft Australia managing director Pip Marlow, saw the … Read More

Episode 366 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Study Shows Playing Video Games Really Can Make Your Brain Bigger playing Super Mario 64 for 30 minutes a day over two months increased adult volunteers’ brain volume in their right hippocampus, the right prefrontal cortex, and the … Read More

Episode 365 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Telstra hits milestone for ‘Internet of Things’ Surpasses a million connected devices.   Telstra has talked up its IT solutions clout, claiming to have surpassed one million machine-to-machine (M2M) services in operation.   The milestone makes Telstra the … Read More

Episode 364 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Microsoft fixes glitch that bricked Surface tablets Microsoft pulled the Windows 8.1 RT update from the Windows store two days after launch, after “a very small number” of Surface RT users had their devices were “bricked” after downloading … Read More

Episode 363 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Google to support Chrome on XP until 2015 Google will support those on the Chrome browser for Windows XP until “at least” April 2015 – a year after Microsoft pulls the plug on its OS   XP users … Read More

OMG Chad Johnson Interview

In this interview OMG Chad Johnson & Shayne Johnston talk about how Chad got his start in the industry. Included is a couple of funny stories. He also discusses his work with TWiT, producing & hosting. OMG also takes us … Read More

Episode 356 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Betting on Microsoft’s new CEO Steve Ballmer, 57, unexpectedly announced his retirement last Friday after more than three decades at the world’s largest software company, including 13 years as chief executive.   Ballmer who will depart within the … Read More

Episode 355 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Queensland Health begins planning new payroll system The Queensland Government has accepted all four recommendations of the commission of inquiry into the failed Queensland Health payroll replacement and is already “well on track” to see them implemented.   … Read More

Episode 354 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   “Wow, we’re totally maxed out”: Harvey Norman offline The Harvey Norman website is offline. Initially the site posted a message to customers suggesting traffic overload is to blame. “Wow, we’re totally maxed out at this very moment.” … Read More

Episode 353 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Google introduces Android app for remote wipe, locating lost devices A new app called “Android Device Manager” will help users locate or remotely wipe their lost or stolen phones. comparable to Apple’s “Find My Phone” app, Android … Read More

Episode 352 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Dick Smith turns regional network into e-commerce channel Dick Smith is transforming its stores into mini fulfillment centres for internet orders as it seeks to grow e-commerce to 10 percent of sales.   recently shifted from Blue … Read More

Episode 351 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Android master key flaw used in the wild Attackers have begun exploiting a major Android vulnerability that allows them to take over a victim’s phone without altering the digital signature of a targeted app. The attacks exploited the … Read More

Episode 350 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   IT price inquiry costs Microsoft $100m   http://www.crn.com.au   The Australian Government has confirmed Microsoft’s damning testimony at the parliamentary inquiry investigating local technology prices caused the company to lose $100 million in government business over the … Read More

Episode 349 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Why did HP get fined $3 million and are you safe? One of the ways HP went wrong was telling retailers it was not liable for refunds or replacements unless the transaction received prior authorisation.   making it … Read More

Episode 348 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Aussie IT jobs slashed at Symantec Symantec announced a company-wide “organisational simplification initiative” in January, emphasising at the time it would be reducing executive and middle management positions, and reorganising its sales department.   We expect to eliminate … Read More

Episode 347 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Airport’s world-first ‘sleeping pods’ allow private naps for passengers   The Finnish-designed “GoSleep” chairs, a world-first unveiled on Sunday, feature a sliding door/roof designed to either partially or fully enclose passengers within the pod, shielding them from … Read More

Episode 346 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Internet Explorer 10 is the Most Energy Efficient Browser on Windows 8 Internet Explorer continues to be the most energy-efficient browser on Windows 8, according to the Center for Sustainable Energy Systems at Fraunhofer USA   When compared … Read More

Episode 345 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES HP to bundle Google apps Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday said it is preparing to bundle its small business PCs and printers with Google Apps for Business signals a continuation of a growing rift between HP and one of its … Read More

Episode 344 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

SHAYNE’S SHOWNOTES LinkedIn aims to block hackers with two-factor login  http://m.computerworld.com/s/article/9239687/LinkedIn_aims_to_block_hackers_with_two_factor_login?mm_ref=http://www.mahaweb.com/iphone_aus.php?newsone=207&premium=0&version=300&user=iphone&iphone_id=09f3eba72a0b1f18ae66598d972fbdaa63ff6f1e&page=custom Add LinkedIn to the list of Internet companies trying to make themselves safer from cyberattacks by adding two-step authentication. Users of the professional social-networking site now have the option … Read More

Episode 343 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Tim Cook speaks about iOS 7 and Apple apps on Android during an interview at AllThingsD’s D11 conference Cook confirmed that Sir Jony Ive has been key, inthe redesign of ios7. confirming rumours of a major UI … Read More

Episode 342 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Vodafone still bleeding customers For the March 31 year quarter, Vodafone Group reported that it had 3,002,000 customers in Australia, down 108,000 from the January 2013 quarter. This is a continuation of a trendthat saw the provider haemorrhage … Read More

Iyaz Akhtar Interview

Iyaz Akhtar joined the TWIT network full time in March 2011. Iyaz is the associate producer and a host for Tech News Today. He is often referred to as someone who “hates fun”, but has yet to confirm or deny … Read More

Episode 341 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Now in the Store: Angry Birds Rio for Windows Phone The game works on both Windows Phone 7 and 8 devices. Price: $0.99.   Microsoft patch Tuesday mends 33 vulnerabilities Microsoft on Tuesday patched a dangerous zero-day vulnerability … Read More

Episode 340 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Good.co Helps You Find Employers That Match Your Personality Good.co lets you see how well your personality matches up with specific companies and employees, so you end up at a place that’s really the right fit for you. … Read More

Episode 339 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Uncovered: Australia’s data breach laws The Australian Attorney General’s Department has circulated a draft exposure bill for data breach notification laws, which the Government optimistically hopes to pass through Parliament within months.   The scheme was recommended … Read More

Episode 338 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES The power of one wrong tweet   On Tuesday, hackers took over the Associated Press Twitteraccount and falsely claimed that there had been explosions at the White House and that the president was hurt. The tweet was up … Read More

Brian Brushwood Interview

Next in our series of Special Presentations Brian Brushwood discusses why he got into podcasting with Shayne Johnston in this interview. They also talk about how Brian uses podcasting to promote himself & his magic shows. Speaking of magic, Brian … Read More

Episode 337 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES ispONE goes for Kogan ispONE is planning a counterclaim against Kogan Mobile, alleging the online retailer breached an agreement by engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct. Kogan Mobile’s lawsuit claimed ispONE was breaching its agreement with the retailer … Read More

Episode 336 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Woman claims to have solved time traveller mystery The mystery of a young woman who appears to talk on a mobile phone in video footage from the 1930s may have been solved after a relative of the so-called … Read More

Episode 335 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES OMG! The cellphone turns 40 40 years ago today Martin Cooper, a vice president at Motorola, stepped onto a New York City sidewalk and made the first known cellphone call in history.   Cooper and his team had … Read More

Episode 334 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Inside the Biggest Cyberattack in History   Mashable   A cyberattack originally targeting a single company is now being described by experts as one of the biggest Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in Internet history. Europe … Read More

Episode 333 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Samsung Galaxy S4’s hottest features   benchmark tests that it’s the world’s fastest phone US version only 5in Super AMOLED 1080p screen is stunning American version of the Galaxy S4, which comes packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 … Read More

Tom Merritt Interview

Shayne Johnston interviews Tom Merritt. Tom discusses growing up, his working life, TWiT and where to in the future….Thanks Tom for making time for this production.March 2013  Tom Merritt – @acedtectShayne Johnston – @shayne1973Aussie Tech Heads – @aussietechheads

Episode 332 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Samsung to launch Apple iWatch rival alongside Galaxy S4? Samsung is going to launch the Galaxy S4 on Thursday 13/03.   if the images are genuine the suggestion is that the Samsung smartwatch must be close to being … Read More

Episode 331 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES EU fines Microsoft $711m for broken promise   The European Union fined Microsoft Corp 561 million euros ($A711m) on Wednesday for failing to offer users a choice of web browser MS had broken a legally binding commitment made … Read More

Episode 330 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Microsoft cagey on Office for iPad Talk has circulated for more than a year that Microsoft wants to bring native versions of its most profitable product to the hot-selling iPad, which one analyst estimates could generate $US2.5 billion … Read More

Episode 329 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES iPhone 5 Flaw Lets Anyone See Your Contacts, Photos Basically, as described by videodebarraquito on his YouTube page, the method involves going to the emergency call screen, tapping the power button, dialing the GSM international emergency number 112, … Read More

Episode 328 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Dear Stickam member,We are very sad to announce that Stickam has closed down, effective February 1.  The site will remain active until February 28, so that you can login and download any of your live recordings … Read More

Episode 327 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Telstra posts $1.6bn half-year profit Revenue from cloud services grew by 25 percent during the half, “We now have 16,000 cloud customers and we’ve had over 3000 join us in the last six months,” Thodey told shareholders today … Read More

Episode 326 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Aussie resellers: Apple’s business iPad is too late Apple has left its run at the business market too late, according to Australian resellers interviewed by CRN. Tuesday  Apple released a 128GB iPad aimed at business users, just as … Read More

Episode 325 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES ACCC urged to probe Surface storage claims Choice has requested the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) investigate whether Microsoft “unreasonably” advertised two models of the tablet as having 32 GB and 64 GB of space. Choice found … Read More

Episode 324 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES RIM gets 15,000 new BB10 apps in three days Research In Motion said this week it received 15,000 new apps for its upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform in only three days The rush of new apps resulted from RIM’s … Read More

Episode 323 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Kogan jumps on ‘phablet’ bandwagon with $149 smartphone Kogan Technologies has launched a budget 5in ‘phablet’ running Android Ice Cream Sandwich priced at $149. Agora 5.0″ Dual-core Smartphone was unveiled during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las … Read More

Episode 322 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Amazon notches partial win over Apple in trademark lawsuit A U.S. federal judge ruled Wednesday that Amazon.com did not mislead consumers by calling its own applications marketplace the “Appstore,” a name that Apple alleged is too similar … Read More

Episode 321 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Thanks to Bubble for their song at the end of this episode ‘Christmas Here on Mars’   GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Samsung ends Nokia’s reign as top mobile maker marks the end of a 14-year reign for Nokia, which has occupied the … Read More

Episode 320 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Kogan’s telco push shrouded in mysteryKogan this week launched pre-paid mobile services but no wholesale providers have been willing to come forward as Kogan’s supplier. Telstra Wholesale publicly distanced itself from the offering Kogan similarly declined to … Read More

Episode 319 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Apple suffers biggest share drop in 4 years Apple shares tumbled more than 6 percent today, chalking up their biggest single-day loss in four years as fears grow about intensifying competition in the mobile device market. The … Read More

Episode 318 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN Gangnam Style becomes YouTube’s most-viewed video It has notched up more than 808m views since it was posted in July.The video pokes fun at the consumerism of Gangnam, an affluent suburb of the South Korean capital Seoul. Gangnam Style, … Read More

Episode 317 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Carbonite is no longer distributed by Avalanche 21st November 2012, Carbonite Australia Pty Ltd (Carbonite.com.au) will cease to distribute Carbonite Inc’s range of Online Backup software. Your backupYour files will continue to be backed up by Carbonite Inc … Read More

Episode 316 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES ACCC wins $7 million in three months The ACCC won almost $7 million in court penalties and recorded 46,000 complaints and inquiries in the three months to September 30 this year. One case involved the local operation of … Read More

Episode 315 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOW NOTES Microsoft ditches Messenger Microsoft currently has 100 million Messenger users, which will be merged into Skype’s user base of around 280 million, according to The Next Web. Messenger will be retired in the first quarter of next … Read More

Episode 314 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Microsoft sued over Windows 8 UI “We developed the concept of Tiles in the 1990s, which was ahead of its time,” SurfCast CEO Ovid Santoro said in a statement. “Microsoft’s Live Tiles are the centerpiece of Microsoft’s new … Read More

Episode 313 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES EU warns Microsoft over Windows 8 browser option EU antitrust regulators have told Microsoft not to repeat the mistake of denying consumers a choice of rival web browsers in its new Windows 8 operating system, in a dispute … Read More

Episode 312 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Facebook’s new Want button deepens e-commerce inroads Only a few weeks ago Facebook unveiled its new Gifts feature in the US (as yet unavailable in Australia) which allows users to purchase and send physical items to one … Read More

Episode 311 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Husic: ‘Aussie tech vendors have no more chances’ 2 Microsoft, Adobe and Apple have been given multiple opportunities to become involved in the inquiry, according to Federal Labor MP and IT price inquiry panel member Ed Husic, … Read More

Episode 310 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Con man pleads guilty to selling fake Facebook shares In selling these shares that he didn’t own and wasn’t allowed to sell, Mattera raked in $11 million from naive would-be investors. The Feds originally nabbed Mattera in South … Read More

Episode 309 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Google Maps dives underwater for panoramic ocean views Google on Tuesday announced that the company has added its firstunderwater panoramic images to Google Maps. The service now offers 360-degree views of what are generally considered to be six … Read More

Episode 308 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES iPhone 5 Sales “Record-Breaking”: Telstra2 slides Telstra sold out of the iPhone 5 in just 18 hours after the pre-orders kicked off on Friday 5:30 pm, marking a new sales record for the telco. “Tens of thousands pre-registered … Read More

Episode 307 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES R18+ classification guidelines released guidelines http://www.classification.gov.au/Informationcentre/Documents/AgreedGuidelinesfortheClassificationofComputerGames.pdf Computer games will be classified under six categories: •G PG M MA 15+ R 18+ RC (refused classification) Games will receive an RC rating if they contain illicit or proscribed drug use … Read More

Episode 306 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Apple to unveil iPhone 5 nex   t week The company sent invitations to the media last for an event scheduled at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, on Wednesday September 12 (thursday 13th) … Read More

Episode 305 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Last day for Telstra’s older 3G network Tomorrow at 10am Telstra will commence the carefully planned closure of services on our earlier 3G network operating on the 2100MHz band—known as 3GIS—which has been superseded by the more advanced Telstra Next … Read More

Episode 304 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Galaxy Note 10.1 officially launches in Australia The Galaxy Note 10.1, which comes with an S Pen stylus that allows users to draw and write on the screen, will initially be sold throughSamsung’s newly opened Experience Store in … Read More

Episode 303 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

   FULL interview with Dr Iain McCowan here GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Samsung Experience Store to open in Sydney next week 450 George St GOOGLE MAPS Samsung Australia will open its first local retail store in Sydney, the company confirmed today. will … Read More

Episode 302 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

   GLENN’S SHOWNOTES  Apple tightens ID policy after hack From Milo Apple has temporarily suspended users’ ability to reset their Apple ID passwords over the phone in the wake of a devastating hack on a journalist. Wired reporter Mat Honan … Read More

Episode 301 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

    GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Microsoft calls Windows 8 complete Microsoft has announced that it’s wrapped up Windows 8 and declared that the operating system has met the “release to manufacturing” (RTM) milestone. RTM is a major mark in Microsoft’s development … Read More

Episode 300 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

    GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Optus to buy Eatability for $6 million Optus will pay $6 million to acquire Australian restaurant directory Eatability. The website has 235,000 reviews and 37,000 restaurant listings. The acquisition is pending and subject to review by … Read More

Episode 299 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  GLENN’S SHOWNOTES    DrupalCon coming to Australia in 2013 http://sydney2013.drupal.org/ the Drupal Association has announced that next year Australia will host an official DrupalCon in February. DrupalCon Sydney will be held in Coogee, 6-9 February, and will be headlined … Read More

Episode 298 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

    GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Wikipedia tool allows readers to suggest changes to articles Wikipedia plans to ask users to provide suggestions to improve articles on its website, which could be incorporated into the articles by its editors It said its … Read More

Episode 297 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Oz ABC 80th Birthday ere at the ABC it’s our 80th birthday Microsoft unveils US$40 Windows 8 upgrade Microsoft on Monday announced a promotion that later this year will let users of Windows XP, Vista and Windows … Read More

Episode 296 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Wickr, a mobile privacy application, sweeps digital crumbs awayA new mobile application for Apple devices called Wickr lets people exchange files and messages without leaving digital traces that could be examined by law enforcement or cyberspies. Senders … Read More

Episode 295 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Digital transition — as paywalls emerge, what does the evidence tell us? Fairfax will introduce a paywall for its Metro websites — The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age— next year.It will use the metered approach made … Read More

Episode 294 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Australian banks, universities set sights on new top-level domainsthree of Australia’s four banks. ANZ has applied for .anz, NAB has applied for .nab and .ubank, while the Commonwealth Bank applied for three: .netbank, .commbank and .cba. A number … Read More

Episode 293 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Telstra revamps 365-day prepaid mobile broadband Telstra accidentally leaked details of the change in a summary pdf document on its website, which was noticed by a Whirlpool user jhend.The document revealed that the current $150 recharge that offered … Read More

Episode 292 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Sony DEV-5 Digital Recording Binoculars review a twin CMOS driven, GPS tagged, fully 3D digital binocular The binoculars put behind the standard lenses two Exmor CMOS sensors, and then replay their input on a digital LCD screen inside … Read More

Episode 291 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Thunderbolt arrives on Asus/MSI motherboards Asus and MSI are the first vendors out the door with Thunderbolt-equipped PC motherboards. The Asus P8Z77-V Premium, Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt and MSI Z77A-GD80 all have the Intel I/O standard onboard; boasting a … Read More

Episode 290 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Samsung sets date for Galaxy S III down underSamsung is expected to announce Australian availability and pricing for its Galaxy S III on the 31st of May. Available in both white and blue powered by Samsung’s 1.4GHz Exynos … Read More

Evernote – Episode 290

    Save your life with EverNote. Over stating it a bit, well, yes maybe but it is a great way to save anything and or everything that’s happening in your life or to help you remember what’s going to … Read More

Tweetlist – Episode 289

    TweetList is my current Twitter client of choice. As the name indicates, the app is fantastic if you like sorting your twitter feed into lists. Even if you don’t use twitter lists, TweetList is an excellent fully featured … Read More

Episode 289 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Wolfenstein 3D celebrates 20th anniverary with free game 20th anniversary in style by offering seasoned veterans and curious youngsters alike the chance to play Wolfenstein 3D online, for free. http://wolfenstein.bethsoft.com/ For limited time, iOS users can download Wolfenstein 3D Classic … Read More

Korg – From Episode 288

  We’ve got a music creation app this week. Korg have been in the business for years with their synths. A few years ago they introduced the Kaoss line of hand held devices with touch pads. These had an X … Read More

Episode 288 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy http://www.abc.net.au/tv/guide/abc1/201205/programs/ZX8963A001D2012-05-03T213252.htm?program=Steve%20Jobs%3A%20Billion%20Dollar%20Hippy 9:30pm Thursday, May 03 2012Replay : 2:00pm Fri, May 04 on ABC1 About The Program A brand that defines cool consumerism, Apple has become one of the biggest corporations in the world. … Read More

Episode 287 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Samsung Series 9 Australian launch, pricing revealed http://www.crn.com.au/News/298406,exclusive-samsung-series-9-australian-launch-pricing-revealed.aspx?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=CRN+News+feed The 13.3in Series 9 notebook has a 12.9mm high body, while the comparable 13.3in MacBook Air has a height of 17.2mm. The Series 9 weighs in at 1.16kg to the … Read More

iTired – From Episode 287

    iTired is a simple app that does one thing really well. Have you ever fiddled with a sleep timer which just ended up in keeping you awake far longer than necessary? No, well maybe it’s just me but … Read More

IM+ – From Episode 286

Is there anyone out there still using IM. I guess there’s still a few of you. This week’s app is by far the best IM experience there is – well at least on a mobile device. IM+ Pro supports a … Read More

Episode 286 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   iPhone User Guide: http://apcmag.com/tags.htm?tid=4580 NBN Co picks Merimbula for first satellite earth station NBN Co has chosen Merimbula on the NSW Far South Coast as the site of its first of 10 satellite earth stations it plans … Read More

Episode 285 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Apple says it is working to shut down Flashback infections Apple has acknowledged the outbreak of Flashbackmalware that has infected some 650,000 Mac computers worldwide Apple is creating software to detect and eradicate the sophisticated trojan, which is … Read More

Hikusai – From Episode 285

  I found this great multi track audio recorder for my iPhone. It’s called Hokusai Audio Editorand it’s free. It let’s you do multi track recordings right on the phone or pad. There are a number of effects that come … Read More

Feedler – From Episode 284

If you’ve got a bit of spare time over breakfast and an iPad or iPhone then get Feeddler RSS reader. There’s no better way to keep up with your favourite feeds in the morning. The app requires a Google Reader … Read More

Episode 284 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Cisco blacklists thousands of legit Aussie mail servers 001 Thousands of Australian businesses have been unable to send emails this week due to a configuration error in a blacklisting service operated by Cisco Systems. AussieHQ suggests legitimate … Read More

Episode 283 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   iPad Refund Offer: Did you feel misled by Apple’s so-called “4G” iPad?001 Apple has refuted the claims, denying it misled customers and arguing the iPad is compatible with what are deemed to be 4G standards internationally. The … Read More

Episode 282 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Telstra fibre cable cut by ‘vandals’001 a deliberate cut to a major fibre cable connecting Maitland and the Hunter Valley in NSW, affected thousands of phone and broadband services. Telstra indicated the cut had occurred at approximately 1.30am … Read More

Speed Up Player Pro – Episode 281

    Hi again and welcome to another quick review. This week are taking a look at Speed Up Player Pro. It does pretty much what you’d expect it would from the title. It allows you to speed up the … Read More

Episode 281 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES HTC rolls out Ice Cream Sandwich to smartphones001 The following HTC devices are confirmed to get a tasty treat of Ice Cream Sandwich: DROID Incredible 2 by HTC HTC Amaze 4G HTC Desire S HTC Desire HD HTC … Read More

Episode 280 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Google replaces Android Market with Google Play001 002 Google has announced that it will replace its Android Market with a new platform called Google Play, which will encompass all of its apps, books, music and movies under one … Read More

Overdrive- From Episode 279

I will have to start to make you pay for an App soon but this week it’s another free one. Overdrive is a portal to your local library. It allows you to download ePub or Audio books to your iPhone … Read More

Episode 279 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview001 002 003 In addition to releasing the Consumer Preview, Microsoft has also announced that the ‘Windows Store’, the OS’s app store for Metro apps, is now open for business (in beta form), accessible … Read More

Alarmed- From Episode 278

    Another free app again this week.You might be starting to think I’m a cheap skate, that might or might not be true. Either way even though it’s a free app, Alarmed is one I paid for happily. The … Read More

Episode 278 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Mac moves closer to iOS with new Mac OS X “Mountain Lion”001 002Move over Lion: Mac OS X is now just OS X with Apple’s new “Mountain Lion”, which strengthens the integration between the company’s computer and mobile … Read More

Episode 277 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Woolworths app offers mobile shopping 001 Woolworths has completed an integration of its Woolworths Online shopping system and its mobile app, allowing customers to purchase supermarket items directly from their smartphone for home delivery. Woolworths customers could … Read More

Episode 276 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Julia Gillard backs NBN satellite bush push 001 NBN Co will spend $620 million launching two satellites to provide broadband coverage to remote Australians, a move Julia Gillard has said is critical to building “the new economy … Read More

Episode 275 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Police smash Aust arm of illegal pay TV 001 Detectives raided a unit at Ashfield, in the city’s west, about 12.10pm (AEDT) on Wednesday.They seized USB devices, computers and documents related to alleged copyright offences involving pay TV … Read More

AppSwitcher – From Episode 277

  This week we are looking into a feature of IOS rather then an application. We are taking a quick look at the Application Switcher. You can bring it up by double pressing your home button. It holds a list … Read More

Vlingo – From Episode 275

    There’s been a proliferation of Speech to Text apps recently. Especially since the iPhone 4S has been released. Vlingo is one that has been around for a while now. When I first tried Vlingo recently it really impressed … Read More

Episode 274 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Google’s Android Developer Labs headed to Australia next week 001 002 Lab sessions are designed to teach “accomplished” Android developers best practice techniques in order to maximise the potential of the platform and make the most of … Read More

Heytell – From Episode 274

Looking for a quick way to send a message to someone? HeyTell can do it for you. This app holds the coveted position one on page one of my iPhone. Okay so app devs the world over may not be … Read More

Episode 273 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Anti-SOPA internet blackout today said to number 7,000 sites going dark001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 0107,000 websites including Wikipedia will take part today in a voluntary internet blackout worldwide to raise awareness of the … Read More

Downcast – From Episode 273

    Okay so there are a lot of ways to get your fix of Podcasts. iTunes was my first real introduction to the world of podcasts and for lots of people it is still an excellent option. I find … Read More

Episode 272 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Glenn’s Shownotes LG smart fridge tells you what to buy, cook and eat 001 002 003a voice-controlled fridge that helps you diet and keeps track of your groceries, as well as ovens and washing machines that can be controlled … Read More

Episode 271 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES You Have Downloaded tells who’s been naughty001 A crawler designed by the owners of You Have Downloaded monitors a variety of BitTorrents, and keeps track of IP addresses that connect to those torrents. Visitors to the site find … Read More

Episode 270 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Funny money: Louis CK earns $1 million in 12 days with $5 video 001 People are willing to pay a reasonable amount of money for DRM-free content from a performer they love, even though it would be … Read More

Episode 269 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES iiNet to buy Internode for $105m001AUSTRALIA’S largest privately owned broadband services provider, Internode, has been snapped up by ISP iiNet for $105 million.The acquisition of South Australia-based Internode will add approximately 190,000 broadband subscribers to iiNet’s customer base … Read More

Episode 268 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Commonwealth Bank meltdown001 Commonwealth Bank customers were unable to withdraw money from ATMs, pay with EFTPOS or access their online banking for hours on WEdnesday night.   similar glitch occurred on exactly the same day last year. ANZ takes down … Read More

Episode 267 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

10 Billion Android Market Downloads and Counting https://market.android.com/details?id=apps_timed_promotion&;feature=banner#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDIwMSwibnVsbC10b3BfZmVhdHVyZWRfYXBwc19BVV9fMV9wcm9tb18xMzIzMzEzNDc2ODE3Il0. 001 This past weekend, thanks to Android users around the world, Android Market exceeded 10 billion app downloads—with a growth rate of one billion app downloads per month Starting last tuesday for … Read More

Episode 266 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES British Library scans 18th and 19th-Century newspapers Four million pages of newspapers from the 18th and 19th centuries have been made available online by the British Library.The public will now be able to scan the content of 200 … Read More

Episode 265 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Classifieds scammers advertise smartphones & tablets online 001 Beware of scam online classifieds ads for smartphones, tablet devices and other small electronic items which are never delivered following payment.Warning signs A smartphone, tablet or other electronic device is advertised on … Read More

Episode 264 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

iOS 5.0.1 out, improves Siri’s Aussie ear, battery life issues Apple has released iOS 5.0.1, saying it fixes bugs causing the poor battery life that iPhone 4S users in particular had been complaining about. 001 Applet didn’t reveal what specific … Read More

Episode 263 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Stupidly large file sharing is here. You can now share an 11GB file!  http://apcmag.com/truly-massive-file-sharing-is-here-try-an-11gb-file.htm *** http://fyels.com.au/ *** 11GB – making it the world leader in supersized file sharing The files aren’t private, and they can show up in … Read More

Episode 262 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Stupidly large file sharing is here. You can now share an 11GB file!  http://apcmag.com/truly-massive-file-sharing-is-here-try-an-11gb-file.htm*** http://fyels.com.au/ *** 11GB – making it the world leader in supersized file sharing The files aren’t private, and they can show up in a … Read More

Episode 261 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Apple objects to German cafe trademark   http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/50703-apple-objects-to-german-cafe-trademark009Apple thought – or at least claimed – that the Woolworth’s logo was too similar to its own. Since Woolworths application included use of the trademark in Class 9 (which covers … Read More

Episode 260 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S NOTEBOOK NBN Co releases 12-month national rollout plan 01 http://nbnco.com.au/news-and-events/news/nbn-co-releases-12-month-national-rollout-plan.htmlNBN Co today released its inaugural 12-month construction outlook. The schedule lists the communities in each state and territory where work will begin between now and September 2012, as well as … Read More

Episode 259 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Victoria launches events app for Android and iPhone   THOUSANDS of events in Victoria will be in the palm of your hands thanks to a new smartphone application. The free app, dubbed VicEvents, will launch this week It will run on … Read More

Episode 258 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Adobe launches tablet apps and heads for the cloud  http://apcmag.com/adobe-launches-tablet-apps-and-heads-for-the-cloud.htmPhotoshop Touch is one of six touch-oriented tablet apps announced by Adobe at its Adobe MAX conference in Los Angeles this morningPhotoshop Touch brings some serious graphics editing power … Read More

Episode 257 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Facebook vows privacy fix ‘in 24 hours’   http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/facebook-vows-privacy-fix-in-24-hours/story-e6frgakx-1226147941509Australian Security consultant and blogger Nik Cubrilovic sparked a major privacy debate after posting a blog late on Sunday which demonstrated that Facebook was still collecting identifiable information about users after … Read More

Episode 256 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Amazon unveils $200 Kindle Fire tablet http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/amazon-unveils-200-kindle-fire-tablet/story-e6frgakx-1226150923812****VIDEO****  The Kindle Fire will go on sale from November 15.  US$199  Sadly, it’s US-only for now   It’s about half the size of the iPadThe Fire runs a version of Google’s … Read More

Episode 255 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes to Australia – via Kogan http://apcmag.com/samsung-galaxy-tab-101-kogan-to-the-rescue-with-imported-us-models.htm *******PIC****** Apple has delayed the release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, but Kogan has released Android Honeycomb -based competitor to the Apple iPad 2. It’s thinner, it’s lighter, … Read More

Episode 254 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes to Australia – via Kogan  http://apcmag.com/samsung-galaxy-tab-101-kogan-to-the-rescue-with-imported-us-models.htm *******PIC******Apple has delayed  the release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, but Kogan has released  Android Honeycomb -based competitor to the Apple iPad 2. It’s thinner, it’s lighter, … Read More

Episode 253 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

  GLENN’S NOTEBOOK 253 Microsoft still struggling to kill off Win XP, IE6 and Office 2003  http://apcmag.com/calling-time-microsofts-chris-jackson-on-retiring-win-xp-ie6-and-office-2003.htmworldwide head of Microsoft’s application compatibility program, it’s Chris Jackson’s job to help migrate enterprise customers to the latest MS platforms while officially “retiring” … Read More

Episode 252

GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Apple CEO Steve Jobs has resigned, making way for operations chief Tim Cook *** Apple said Mr Jobs has submitted his resignation to the board of directors and “strongly recommended” that the board name Tim Cook as his … Read More

Episode 251

GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Fair Work upholds sack for worker’s Facebook diatribe computer technician Damian O’Keefe was dismissed after posting on Facebook last year that he “wonders how the f . . k work can be so f . . king useless … Read More

Episode 250

GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Skype you later: phone calls from Gmail finally rolled out to Australia and internationally http://apcmag.com/skype-you-later-phone-calls-from-gmail-finally-rolled-out-to-australia-and-internationally.htmGoogle enabled calling mobiles and landlines directly from within Gmail for US and Canadian users, and this week expanded this feature to Gmail users … Read More

Episode 249

GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Westpac vows to rectify IT glitch that stopped salary and welfare payments http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/westpac-warns-customers-they-may-experience-payment-delays-in-new-it-glitch/story-e6frgakx-1226101914294 WESTPAC Bank has vowed to rectify payment problems by the end of the day after customers were deprived of their salaries and welfare benefits due … Read More

Episode 248

GLENN’S NOTEBOOK 2nd Gen Intel Core MacBook Air released from $1,099 Apple today announced its new revamped MacBook Air range with second-gen Intel Core CPUs, on order from today and available in store tomorrow. Apple is claiming an up-to-2.5X performance … Read More

Episode 247

GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Australia may follow as Amazon.com reignites push into new countries ONLINE shoppers could see Amazon.com set up shop locally if Australia is part of the internet giant’s fresh assault on international markets. Amazon’s web-services arm is poised to … Read More

Episode 246

GLENN’S NOTEBOOK ACCC fines Optus $5.26m for misleading broadband internet allowance advertising campaign OPTUS has been ordered to pay a fine of $5.26 million after losing a case about misleading advertising. the court ruled there was an “essential vice” in … Read More

Episode 245

GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Unfairly sacked for online chat bloke had been employed by Outdoor Creations, in Melbourne. He had resigned and was about to leave the job when he was abruptly sacked for more than ”3000 transactions on a chat line … Read More

Episode 244

GLENN’S NOTEBOOKMozilla Delivers New Version of Firefox – First Web Browser to Support Do Not Track on Multiple Platforms The latest version of Firefox includes more than 1,000 improvements and performance enhancements that make it easier to discover and use … Read More

Episode 243

GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Three jailed over theft of iPad trade secrets A CHINESE court sentenced three people to prison terms for collaborating to steal information from a key supplier regarding Apple’s iPad 2 several months before its release. The court said … Read More

Episode 242

GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Apple unveils bargain-priced Mac OS X Lion as $31.99 download-only app Lion, will be available next month as a download from the Mac App Store, priced at $31.99. Lion, also known as Mac OS X 10.7, is the … Read More

Episode 241

GLENN’S NOTEBOOK SMH on iPad out tomorrow, Android coming soon The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age apps  from the iTunes App Store. For a limited time (hinted to be a “considerable” length of time, as Fairfax is hoping to … Read More

Episode 240

GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Scientists set new download speed record Scientists have set a new data speed record using just a single laser to transmit the equivalent of 700 DVDs in one second the data rate of 26 terabits per second reported … Read More

Episode 239

GLENN’S NOTEBOOK PlayStation Network revival stumbles a flaw discovered “We temporarily took down the PSN and Qriocity password reset page,” Sony spokesman Patrick Seybold said in an update posted at the PlayStation blog. “Contrary to some reports, there was no … Read More

Episode 238

GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Outrage over TomTom speed traps for motorists TomTom Australia says it is planning to sell GPS data collected about its customers’ journeys to road authorities and private companies even after it was forced to apologise when that same … Read More

Episode 237

GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Cab conversations to be caught on camera All conversations held in Queensland taxis would be recorded under proposed State Government changes to the operation of taxi security cameras. Transport Minister Anastasia Palaszczuk emphasised that the idea was only … Read More

Episode 236

GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Nine months after iPhone 4 launch, white model released Today Apple announced that the white model of the iPhone 4 is available, ending nine months of speculationIt is thought that early builds of the white model allowed light … Read More

Episode 235

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES ABC2 rebrands Kids programming The ABC has launched a new logo for its kids programming on ABC2.Previously known as ‘ABC For Kids on 2’ it is to be simply known as ‘ABC 4 Kids.’From May 2nd the broadcaster … Read More

Episode 234

iSteve, an authorised biography of Steve Jobs, will be published in 2012 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/isteve-an-authorised-biography-about-steve-jobs-will-be-published-in-2012/story-e6frgakx-1226037352541 Publisher Simon & Schuster has announced that biographer Walter Isaacson’s book “iSteve” will be published in early 2012. Many Jobs biographies have been written, but not with … Read More

Episode 233

Nostalgia rebooted: Commodore 64 goes on sale again The new Commodore 64x – as sold by Commodore USA, a fan startup company which formed last year and acquired the licensing rights to the Commodore and AMIGA brands – is a … Read More

Episode 232

GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Mozilla releases Firefox 4 for Android Synchronises desktop to mobile.Open source outfit Mozilla on Tuesday released its Firefox 4 browser for Android just a week after the browser’s desktop release. A new feature Firefox Synch allows users to … Read More

Episode 231

GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Australians buy 1 million mobile phones monthly: IDC | The AustralianAustralians buy 1 million mobile phones monthly: IDC This means just over 34,000 mobile phones were sold every day in 2010.In coming months Google Android will unseat Nokia’s … Read More

Episode 230

GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Ubisoft pirates own soundtrack | bit-gamer.netUbisoft pirates own soundtrack The accusation revolves around the soundtrack for the Digital Deluxe Collector’s Edition of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, the meta-data of which reveal it to be a torrented version which was encoded … Read More

Episode 229

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES First major Starcraft II tournament launched in Australia: Qualifying open to anyone First major Starcraft II tournament launched in Australia: Qualifying open to anyone Registrations have opened for the first major Starcraft II tournament to be held in … Read More

Episode 228

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Net pirate ruling may force ISPs to cut off cheats http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/net-pirate-ruling-may-force-isps-to-cut-off-cheats-20110301-1bcr4.html Australian households now face the very real possibility of having their ISP disconnect or suspend them from the internet if they pirate films or music online.And with … Read More

Episode 227

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Google teaches old docs new tricks | The AustralianGoogle teaches old docs new tricks With the ‘Cloud Connect’ plug-in installed, users of Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 can directly share existing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents by uploading … Read More

Episode 226

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Tabloid photos allegedly show ‘skeletal’ Steve Jobs outside cancer centre in California | TheTabloid photos allegedly show ‘skeletal’ Steve Jobs outside cancer centre in California Entertainment website RadarOnline today said it confirmed Mr Jobs had been attending the centre, … Read More

Episode 225

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Image Resizer for Windows About This is a clone of the Image Resizer Powertoy for Windows XP — a PowerToy that allows you to right-click on one or more image files in Windows Explorer to resize them. It … Read More

Episode 224

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Like free stuff? Logitech’s 100% cashback promotion defies sanityLogitech’s 100% cashback promotion defies sanity The promotion is limited to February only – and to a budget of $300,000NOW CLOSEDMicrosoft: ‘We do not copy Google’s results’ | ZDNetMicrosoft: ‘We do … Read More

Episode 223

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES iTWire – IT equipment sought for flood reliefIT equipment sought for flood relief The volunteer Queensland Flood IT relief team is a is collecting PCs, printers, servers and other equipment from companies around Australia. After servicing and rebuilding, … Read More

Episode 222

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Secrets of your DNA revealed?Secrets of your DNA revealed? http://www.scamwatch.gov.au/January 2011: A state-of-the art DNA test that will reveal the blueprint of your genetic code and hold all the answers to your health, wealth and personal prosperity? Not … Read More

Episode 221

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Samsung’s iPod rival to run on Android | The AustralianSamsung’s iPod rival to run on Android SAMSUNG Electronics will sell a stripped-down version of its successful Galaxy S smartphone as a digital media player Samsung will round out … Read More

Episode 220

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Apple world’s most valuable tech company | The AustralianApple world’s most valuable tech company Britain’s Financial Times last week named Mr Jobs its “Person of the Year” and even US President Barack Obama joined in the plaudits to the … Read More

Episode 219

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Save as WWF, Save a Tree : HomeA new green file format: WWF The WWF format is a PDF that cannot be printed out. It’s a simple way to avoid unnecessary printing. So here’s your chance to save … Read More

Episode 218

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Pro-WikiLeaks attackers left themselves exposed – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Pro-WikiLeaks attackers left themselves exposed  A cyber security expert says Australians who took part in cyber attacks that brought down the Visa, Mastercard and Paypal websites last … Read More

Episode 217

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Nominate your IT friends or staff for their innovative ideas and you could win some Optus businessNominate your IT friends or staff for their innovative ideas and you could win some Optus business solutions Optus and APC have … Read More

Episode 216

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES BBC News – Twitter name @theashes brings cricket fame to US womanTwitter name @theashes brings cricket fame to US woman A woman in the US has made headlines after complaining about cricket messages sent to her Twitter account, … Read More

Episode 215

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES iPads are now ‘multitasking’ | The AustralianiPads are now ‘multitasking’ Apple’s new iOS4. 2 will bring to the iPad multitasking, a folders’ system for categorizing apps, and a unified Inbox , which allows emails from several sources to … Read More

Episode 214

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Weird Geek Xmas presents: cheap Android tabletsWeird Geek Xmas presents: cheap Android tablets   Enlarge Image Pioneer Dreambook Mobile Internet Device$188.00Starts 11 November – Ends TomorrowHot buy. 7″. Specifications in depth: Operating system: Android Platform. SSD ROM: 2GB up to 32GB. … Read More

Episode 213

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Optus onboard for tablet newspapers | The AustralianOptus onboard for tablet newspapers deal will see Optus provide a subscription to The Australian’s paid newspaper app to customers who buy a Samsung Galaxy Tab from the telco on a … Read More

Episode 212

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Queensland scraps Go Card e-ticket scheme | The AustralianQueensland scraps Go Card e-ticket schemeTimes paywall plunge less than expected – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)Times paywall plunge less than expected News Corp’s Times of London has lost less … Read More

Episode 211

GLENN SHOWNOTES First Foursquare badge unlocked in space – CNN.comFirst Foursquare badge unlocked in space Astronaut Douglas Wheelock checked in on Foursquare on Friday, 220 miles above Earth, becoming the first person to use the location-based social network in space.Wheelock unlocked … Read More

Episode 210

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Telstra removes unlock fee for Apple iPhone for jet-setting Aussies – iPhone 4, Next G | TelstraTelstra removes unlock fee for Apple iPhone for jet-setting Aussies now removing the fee to unlock your handset to give you the … Read More

Episode 209

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES $198!! Is this the cheapest ASUS netbook ever?$198!! Is this the cheapest ASUS netbook ever? An ASUS 900AX 9in netbook, with previous generation specs, is selling for $198 at Harvey Norman. Singapore Airlines to introduce in-flight phone connections … Read More

Episode 208

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Telstra sparks price war in smartphones | The AustralianTelstra sparks price war in smartphones The big telco has aggressive plans to double its smartphone footprint in the next 12 months. the telco is moving to double its post-paid … Read More

Episode 207

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Netbooks finally get their own app store – no more Apple and Android envyNetbooks finally get their own app store – no more Apple and Android envy http://www.appup.com Intel has launched an app store with free and commercial … Read More

Episode 206

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Apple clears the way for an app revolution | The Australian Apple clears the way for an app revolution FANCY using your iPhone or iPad to play games with friends who have an Android, BlackBerry or a soon-to-be-released … Read More

Episode 205

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Applidium — Portfolio — Développement d’applications iPhone VLC iPad email from marsy It’s Real: YouTube Debuts Live Streaming Platform With Two-Day TestIt’s Real: YouTube Debuts Live Streaming Platform With Two-Day TestBeginning Monday morning and running through Tuesday night, … Read More

Episode 204

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES NBN delivers Gillard win | The Australian NBN delivers Gillard win The return to power of the Labor government means the ambitious and costly NBN project will be spared the early execution threatened by the Coalition. New England … Read More

Episode 203

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Microsoft Australia apologises for bikini babes Microsoft Australia apologises for bikini babes Microsoft has apologised to any attendees at its Tech.Ed conference on the Gold Coast who were scandalised by its use of Meter Maid girls as promotional … Read More

Episode 202

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Govt chaos: Has NBN Co stopped the rollout? Govt chaos: Has NBN Co stopped the rollout? The National Broadband Network Company would not confirm this morning whether it would continue to roll out optic fibre around the nation … Read More

Episode 201

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Apple supply manager pleads not guilty in kickbacks case – Hardware – Technology – News – Apple supply manager pleads not guilty in kickbacks case An Apple global supply manager pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of … Read More

Episode 200

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Why Google Wave’s demise is good news for Facebook – CNN.com Why Google Wave’s demise is good news for Facebook Google this week abandoned “Wave,” its much-hyped social collaboration tool. Wave was perhaps the prototypical Google product: Technically … Read More

Episode 199

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Telstra offers 12 month contracts for iPhone 4 Telstra offers 12 month contracts for iPhone 4For example: Customers can purchase the 16GB iPhone 4 on the $79 plan over 12 months with monthly repayments of $151 ($79 + … Read More

Episode 198

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Optus first to announce midnight launch of iPhone 4 Optus first to announce midnight launch of iPhone 4 Optus this morning confirmed plans to launch Apple’s latest iPhone 4 handset at midnight launches around the country on Thursday … Read More

Episode 197

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES iPhone 4’s Aussie launch set for July 30 iPhone 4’s Aussie launch set for July 30 The iPhone 4 gets an Australian release date on July 30th, with free bumper cases to address criticism of the phone’s signal … Read More

Episode 196

GLENN’S SHOW Sorry shownotes this week are just URL’s http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/technology/spacecraft-rosetta-captures-valuable-asteroid-photos/story-e6frep1o-1225890410197 http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/technology/yoda-voice-for-gps/story-e6frep1o-1225889699014 http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/technology/your-old-mobile-is-a-goldmine/story-e6frep1o-1225888892305 http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/technology/brisbane-city-council-plan-to-install-broadband-cable-through-sewers/story-e6frep1o-1225887277019 http://www.itnews.com.au/News/219260,nbn-co-releases-14-new-trial-sites.aspx http://www.itnews.com.au/News/219481,hacker-claims-to-have-found-skype-hole.aspx http://www.itnews.com.au/News/219424,google-breached-australians-privacy-commissioner.aspx MARK’S SHOWNOTES Consumer Reports will not recommend Apple iPhone 4 http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE66B0OD20100712?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FtechnologyNews+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Technology%29 Consumer Reports said it cannot recommend Apple’s iPhone 4 to buyers after tests … Read More

Episode 195

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Researchers to treat stroke victims with Wii – Hardware – Technology – News – iTnews.com.au Researchers to treat stroke victims with Wii The project, to be run by Neuroscience Research Australia, will run over a six-month period once … Read More

Episode 194

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Single-day record 600,000 orders for Apple’s new iPhone Single-day record 600,000 orders for Apple’s new iPhone Apple said it received 600,000 orders for the new iPhone, a single-day record, as its telecom partner AT&T suspended the troubled early … Read More

Episode 193

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Kevin Rudd’s Google love momentKevin Rudd’s Google love moment  Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has published a letter in Tasmanian newspaper the Mercury, talking about how technologies such as Google Maps and Skype are examples of the benefits that … Read More

Episode 192

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES NASA Face in Space Fly Your Face in Space NASA wants to put a picture of you on one of the two remaining space shuttle missions and launch it into orbit. To launch your face into space and … Read More

Episode 191

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Apple overtakes Microsoft as biggest tech company – Finance – Business – News – iTnews.com.au Apple overtakes Microsoft as biggest tech company Apple has shot past Microsoft as the world’s biggest tech company based on market value, the … Read More

Episode 190

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES iPad is on pace to outsell Macs – CNN.com http://edition.cnn.com/2010/TECH/05/21/ipad.sales/index.html?eref=edition_technology&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fedition_technology+%28RSS%3A+Technology%29&utm_content=Google+Reader iPad is on pace to outsell Macs Apple is selling more than 200,000 iPads per week, says Mike Abramsky, an RBC Capital Markets analyst. That’s almost twice the … Read More

Episode 189

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Time travel possible, but only moving forwards, says Stephen Hawking | Courier Mail http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/technology/time-travel-possible-but-only-moving-forwards-says-stephen-hawking/story-e6frep1o-1225861442571 Time travel possible, but only moving forwards, says Stephen Hawking Hawking has publicly aired his second startling theory in two weeks, after last week … Read More

Episode 188

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Briton Paul Chambers convicted for Twitter bomb ‘threat’ | News.com.auhttp://www.news.com.au/technology/briton-paul-chambers-convicted-for-twitter-bomb-threat/story-e6frfro0-1225864794483 Briton Paul Chambers convicted for Twitter bomb ‘threat’  A MAN who joked on Twitter that he would blow up an airport has been found guilty of sending a … Read More

Episode 187

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Apple set to overtake BlackBerry in worldwide smartphone sales http://apcmag.com/apple-set-to-overtake-blackberry-in-worldwide-smartphone-sales.htm Apple set to overtake BlackBerry in worldwide smartphone sales Apple’s iPhone is on track to surge past the iconic BlackBerry in the global smartphones stakes by the middle … Read More

Episode 186

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Do Boobs Cause Earthquakes? Facebook Event Aims to Prove It http://mashable.com/2010/04/25/boobquake/ Do Boobs Cause Earthquakes? Facebook Event Aims to Prove It After prominent Iranian cleric Kazem Sedighi said that women’s immodesty increases earthquakes, a Purdue University student named … Read More

Episode 185

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES The current national debt is roughly $80 billion  http://www.debtclock.com.au/index.html ANZ introduces ePOS for mobile phone payments – Software – Technology – News – iTnews.com.auhttp://www.itnews.com.au/News/172351,anz-introduces-epos-for-mobile-phone-payments.aspx ANZ introduces ePOS for mobile phone payments   ANZ has completed a pilot of … Read More

Episode 184

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES iPad jailbroken in less than a day > Application Flaws > Vulnerabilities & Exploits > News > SC http://www.securecomputing.net.au/News/171343,ipad-jailbroken-in-less-than-a-day.aspx iPad jailbroken in less than a day Yesterday, Twitter user MuscleNerd posted a video and picture of what appears … Read More

Episode 183

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Apple preps new notebooks and iPhone OS 4.0 http://apcmag.com/apple-preps-new-notebooks-and-iphone-os-40.htm Apple preps new notebooks and iPhone OS 4.0 April will be a busy month for Apple with the unveilling of iPhone OS 4.0 later this week and new MacBook, … Read More

Episode 182

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES TV sport rules to cover web | The Australianhttp://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/tv-sport-rules-to-cover-web/story-e6frg8mf-1225844965983 TV sport rules to cover web  COMMUNICATIONS Minister Stephen Conroy says the anti-siphoning rules governing sports broadcasting are likely to be extended to cover the web, and has flagged … Read More

Episode 181

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Google moves China search to Hong Kong – Software – Technology – News – iTnews.com.au http://www.itnews.com.au/News/170273,google-moves-china-search-to-hong-kong.aspx Google moves China search to Hong Kong Google has announced that it will be moving its Chinese language search operations to Hong … Read More

Episode 180

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Yahoo7 calls an end to online dating | The Australian http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/yahoo7-calls-an-end-to-online-dating/story-e6frgakx-1225841099833 Yahoo7 calls an end to online dating The Australian portal and its New Zealand affiliate, yahoo.co.nz, have given their patrons a few months to take elsewhere their … Read More

Episode 179

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Vodafone prepping subsdised iPad 3G on contract? http://apcmag.com/vodafone-ipad-3g.htm Vodafone prepping subsdised iPad 3G on contract? Vodafone says it is in discussion with Apple but remains guarded on what type of plans it will offer for the 3G iPad. … Read More

Episode 178

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES PlayStation.Blog : The official PlayStation blog for all of your PLAYSTATION 3, PlayStation 2 and http://blog.us.playstation.com/ PlayStation Network Service Restored the internal clock functionality in the PS3 units other than the slim model, recognized the year 2010 as … Read More

Episode 177

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES 92% of Whirlpool users against filter http://apcmag.com/92-of-whirlpool-users-against-filter.htm 92% of Whirlpool users against filter Rumors point to MacBook Pro update next month http://apcmag.com/rumors-point-to-macbook-pro-update-next-month.htm Rumors point to MacBook Pro update next month An internal email leaked last month that pointed … Read More

Episode 176

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Gmail – Microsoft Windows 7 RC Upgrade Information – thesecrethub@gmail.com https://mail.google.com/mail/?hl=en&zx=1gkfnw5gdb6ua&shva=1#inbox/126d56e0bfcd4829 It’s time to upgrade from the Windows 7 Release Candidate Starting on March 1, 2010 your PC will begin shutting down every two hours. Your work will … Read More

Episode 175

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Search for ‘Jetsons family’ to test home – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/02/08/2812739.htm Search for ‘Jetsons family’ to test home The New South Wales Government is calling for volunteers to live rent free for a year in … Read More

Episode 174

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Hotmail.com.au opens up to security concerns Hotmail.com.au opens up Mac sales up 70% in Australia Mac sales up 70% in Australia Apple’s chief operating officer Tim Cook told analysts that Mac sales in Australia soared 70 per … Read More

Episode 173

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES BBC News – PlayStation 3 ‘hacked’ by iPhone cracker http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8478764.stm PlayStation 3 ‘hacked’ by iPhone cracker A US hacker who gained notoriety for unlocking Apple’s iPhone as a teenager has told BBC News that he has now hacked … Read More

Episode 172

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Microsoft Office taken offline in XML legal spat http://apcmag.com/microsoft-office-taken-offline-no-purchase-for-you.htm Microsoft Office taken offline in XML legal spat Microsoft takes down Office for sale from its own US site in lieu of ongoing patent litigation with i4i, beta 10 … Read More

Episode 171

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES NetGear Push2TV streams PC to TV wirelessly http://apcmag.com/netgear-push2tv-streams-pc-to-tv-wirelessly.htm NetGear Push2TV streams PC to TV wirelessly device that connects your PC screen to your TV wirelessly It utilises Intel’s newly-developed Wireless Display technology, which features on its 2010 processor … Read More

Episode 170

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Bank of Queensland hit by “Y2.01k” glitch – Software – Technology – News – iTnews.com.au http://www.itnews.com.au/News/163864,bank-of-queensland-hit-by-y201k-glitch.aspx Bank of Queensland hit by “Y2.01k” glitch BOQ’s EFTPOS  machines jumped six years ahead and began date stamping January 2016 Since most … Read More

Episode 169

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Video games a $2bn industry in Australia | The Australian http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/video-games-a-2bn-industry-in-australia/story-e6frgakx-1225814141729 Video games a $2bn industry in Australia New sales figures revealed the massive avalanche of cash for the first three weeks to December 20. Over the Christmas … Read More

Episode 168

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES 15 days left to claim 50% tax rebate on tech http://apcmag.com/15-days-left-to-claim-50-tax-rebate-on-tech.htm 15 days left to claim 50% tax rebate on tech Translated into plain English, this means that anyone running what could be described as a small business … Read More

Episode 167

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Skype 4.2 Beta for Windows – includes Skype Access, call transfer and more – Skype Blogs share.skype.com/sites/en/2009/12/skype_4_2_beta_fo… Skype 4.2 Beta for Windows – includes Skype Access, call transfer and more Skype Access – pay by the minute for … Read More

Episode 166

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Department of Internets | FOXTEL iPhone application privacy leak (Updated x 4) http://departmentofinternets.info/foxtel-iphone-application-privacy-leak/ FOXTEL iPhone application privacy leak (Updated x 4) FOXTEL released an application this week that allows iPhone users to browse the EPG. It took two … Read More

Episode 165

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES BBC News – Malware suspected of ‘Black Screen’ issue http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8388253.stm Malware suspected of ‘Black Screen’ issue Some Windows users are confronted by a totally black screen after they log on to their system. It was thought that a … Read More

Episode 164

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Big W disc kiosk lets customers burn on demand http://www.smh.com.au/technology/biz-tech/big-w-disc-kiosk-lets-customers-burn-on-demand-20091123-iyy7.html Big W disc kiosk lets customers burn on demand Big W is letting customers make their own software discs. Instead of buying a pre-packaged disc from the store … Read More

Episode 163

  GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Google tipped to release Chrome OS this week http://apcmag.com/google-tipped-to-release-chrome-os-this-week.htm Google tipped to release Chrome OS this week The lightweight open source operating system is expected to make its debut sometime this week, with ‘out of the box’ … Read More

Episode 162

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Windows 7 hits 4% penetration rate in PC markethttp://apcmag.com/windows-7-hits-4-penetration-rate-in-pc-market.htm Windows 7 hits 4% penetration rate in PC market According to statistics firm Net Applications, the overall share of Windows 7 has already reached 4% in the computer market. That … Read More

Episode 161

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Google Street View to shoot Australia again | News | News.com.au http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,28348,26294595-5014239,00.html Google Street View to shoot Australia again GOOGLE plans to send its fleet of special cars fitted with panoramic cameras back on the road next month … Read More

Episode 160

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES HP’s Windows Home Server systems finally reach Australia HP’s Windows Home Server systems finally reach Australia The former is a super-compact box – codenamed Boxster, in fact, after Porsche’s peppy roadster – sporting Intel’s 1.6GHz Atom 230 processor. … Read More

Episode 159

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES eBay Australia passes 10-year mark | Australian IT eBay Australia passes 10-year mark On Friday eBay Australia marks its 10th anniversary Down Under, having sold more than 173 million items at a rate of one item every 1.8 … Read More

Episode 158

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Vodafone cuts prepaid mobile broadband to $99, doubles data to 1GB Vodafone cuts prepaid mobile broadband to $99, doubles data to 1GB This includes 1GB of data, with recharge options starting at $19 for 500MB and attracting an … Read More

Episode 157 – Milo & Wayne

WAYNE’S SHOWNOTES U.S.A. Address Mail/Parcel Forwarding For buying stuff in the US Amazon etc etc. Amazon freepost to this compant who then forward to you for a fee, great site to purchase US goods without any dramas vlc remote – … Read More

Episode 157 – Glenn & Reg

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES From today, anti-virus is free, says Microsoft From today, anti-virus is free, says Microsoft The free anti-malware shield for Windows XP, Vista and 7 goes live today, replacing OneCare (and Windows Defender) as a simplified and streamlined solution. … Read More

Episode 156

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Telstra to roll out ‘T-Box’, its own set-top box | News | News.com.au Telstra to roll out ‘T-Box’, its own set-top box TELSTRA could be launching a personal video recorder (PVR) and set-top box, likely to be called … Read More

Episode 155

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Apple’s secret: new iPod Touch has unactivated FM radio and 802.11n hardware new iPod Touch has unactivated FM radio and 802.11n hardware The new iPod Touch unveilled last week disappointingly lacks a video camera but it’s got an … Read More

Episode 154

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Millions set to disconnect their fixed-line phones Millions set to disconnect their fixed-line phones For the first time this year, the communications giant Telstra has had more mobile phone subscribers than fixed-line subscribers. Mobile phones now outnumber fixed … Read More

Episode 153

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Costco: the bargains are out there… somewhere Costco: the bargains are out there… somewhere Much anticipatedDiscount store No pricing on the web site Membership $60 / year Situated at Docklands where its hard to get to and pay … Read More

Episode 152

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Adelaide gets an internet-enabled bus – Telco/ISP – Technology – News – iTnews.com.auAdelaide gets an internet-enabled bus The i-Commute system utilises a 3G USB dongle plugged into a Wi-Fi router and allows for any Wi-Fi or Bluetooth enabled … Read More

Episode 151

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES For sale: eternity on top of Marilyn Monroe – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) For sale: eternity on top of Marilyn Monroe Want to spend eternity near Marilyn Monroe? Now you can, because the burial spot located just … Read More

Episode 150

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Tweeting in labor: ‘Epidural, yes please’ – CNN.comTweeting in labor: ‘Epidural, yes please’   It’s now a trend for expectant moms to post to sites such as Twitter from the time they conceive to the moment they deliver … Read More

Episode 149

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Update on credit cards at 7-Eleven | Australian IT Update on credit cards at 7-Eleven   The contactless terminals will be introduced later this year by ANZ Bank and 7-Eleven based on technology developed by Visa. The new … Read More

Episode 148

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Kingston drops whopper 256GB USB memory key Kingston drops whopper 256GB USB memory key  Kingston has announced its latest flash drive that will be coming to the Australian market. The drive is the DataTraveler 300 and packs a … Read More

Episode 147

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES  Taxpayers hit for website | Australian IT Taxpayers hit for website  The Rudd government spent $164,000 to set up the website, which provides details of the rollout of spending under the government’s $42 billion stimulus package, announced in … Read More

Episode 146

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Controversial UK mobile directory crashes – Security – Technology – News – iTnews.com.au Controversial UK mobile directory crashes  A controversial new mobile phone directory service launched in the United Kingdom, 118800.co.uk, has crashed, after thousands of users … Read More

Episode 145

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES MasterChef cooks up online storm | Australian IT MasterChef cooks up online storm   NETWORK Ten claims reality cooking show MasterChef is the best-rating TV show in local broadcast history for online catch-ups, saying 5.2 million full episodes … Read More

Episode 144

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES A real tweet for Aussie music fans | Australian ITA real tweet for Aussie music fans  UNIVERSAL Music is being billed as the first Australian marketer to reward its online fans with a free download of Brisbane band … Read More

Episode 143

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Woman fined to tune of $1.9 million for illegal downloads – CNN.comWoman fined to tune of $1.9 million for illegal downloads  A federal jury Thursday found a 32-year-old Minnesota woman guilty of illegally downloading music from the Internet … Read More

Episode 142

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Apple unveils new iPhone | Australian IT Apple unveils new iPhone  Mr Schiller said the new iPhone 3GS, the first model to capture video, will be available in the US on June 19. It will be available … Read More

Episode 141

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES iTWire – Future FTTH network should be buried, and shouldn’t be PON Future FTTH network should be buried  Ross Kelso – 40 years in telecoms engineering, management and consulting believes that rollout of the NBN presents a unique … Read More

Episode 140

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Microsoft unveils Bing search engine | Australian ITMicrosoft unveils Bing search engine   The search engine – tested under the working name Kumo but to be known as Bing – was unveiled  by Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer … Read More

Episode 139

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Pipe dream coming true for net users | Australian IT Pipe dream coming true for net users  The voyage is widely viewed by the country’s second-tier internet providers as the final leg of a journey that began … Read More

Episode 138

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Thanks to all Tech Heads for your support and interest in the show this past week.  Mark will return to the show but in a not so prominent role.  This episode I introduced a new direction – I … Read More

Episode 137

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   ISPs escape copyright trap | Australian IT ISPs escape copyright trap  A group of copyright holders pursuing iiNet for copyright breaches put the claim before the court last month as part of a case against the ISP. … Read More

Episode 136

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Twitter users not sticking around: Nielsen | Australian IT Twitter users not sticking around  According to his estimate, just 2 per cent of the 1.9 million small businesses in Australia use paid search advertising. A key reason … Read More

Episode 135

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES    IceTV wins court battle with Channel 9 IceTV wins court battle with Channel 9  IceTV’s court defence, in a nutshell, was that it wasn’t copying Nine’s guide and was compiling its own guide based on a combination … Read More

Episode 134

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Microsoft ad has Mac users up in arms | Australian IT Microsoft ad has Mac users up in arms   MACINTOSH users in the US have been getting steamed up in recent weeks about a Microsoft advertisements that … Read More

Episode 133

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES  Family Court nod for Skype | Australian ITFamily Court nod for Skype   THE Family Court is allowing mothers to leave the country with their children, provided they agree to sign up for the internet-based video telephone service … Read More

Episode 132

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES  APPLE STORE ROBINA – COMING SOON I took this picture of the Apple Store Robina.  It is located in Stage one of the new Robina Town Centre upgrades.  Staff have been hired and are undergoing Genius Training.  Apple … Read More

Episode 131

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES    Microsoft May Have Figured Out How To Stop Computer Game Piracy (MSFT) Microsoft May Have Figured Out How To Stop Computer Game Piracy  The key change is to abandon the idea of trying to stop pirates from copying software. … Read More

Episode 130

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Govt pledges $83M to save tech innovators  THE Rudd government will inject up to $83 million into the local venture capital pipeline as a stop gap measure to try and prevent promising tech companies going under due to … Read More

Episode 129

Glenn’s Shownotes   Seagate and AMD show off 6Gbps SATA drives – Hardware – iTnews Australia Seagate and AMD show off 6Gbps SATA drives Hard disk specialist Seagate and chipmaker AMD have unveiled the first SATA hard drive capable of … Read More

Episode 128

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES  “Hot Spot” technology to be used in Australian series | Australian IT “Hot Spot” technology to be used in Australian series CRICKET’S governing body has confirmed Australia’s second Test against South Africa in Durban from Friday will include … Read More

Episode 127

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES    NSW Police get mobile fingerprint scanners | Australian IT NSW Police get mobile fingerprint scanners   NEW portable fingerprint scanners have been rolled out to police across NSW in a program costing over $5 million. The 500 … Read More

Episode 126

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES  Facebook users force ‘copyright’ plan U-turn | Australian IT Facebook users force ‘copyright’ plan U-turn   FACEBOOK has withdrawn controversial changes to its terms of service after receiving a storm of complaints from users of the social networking … Read More

Episode 125

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Agencies save on Microsoft fees | Australian IT Agencies save on Microsoft fees   The Government yesterday said it had sealed a whole-of-government agreement with Microsoft Australia that meant around $15 million a year over four years … Read More

Episode 124

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES    Mozilla unveils Firefox update – Internet – iTnews Australia Mozilla unveils Firefox update  Mozilla has released an updated version of its open-source Firefox browser, which tackles six main security and stability problems from previous versions. Figures show … Read More

Episode 123

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Strathfield calls in administrators | Australian IT Strathfield calls in administrators   ADMINISTRATORS have been appointed to electronics retailer Strathfield Group. The move comes after poor Christmas trading conditions and a worsening outlook for 2009 at Strathfield. … Read More

Episode 122

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Apple Reports First Quarter Results Apple Reports First Quarter Results  Best Quarterly Revenue and Earnings in Apple History iPod Sales Set New Record CUPERTINO, California—January 21, 2009—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2009 first quarter ended … Read More

Episode 121

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Man proposes to girlfriend by hacking Chrono Trigger video game | News | News.com.auMan proposes to girlfriend by hacking Chrono Trigger video game  PHILL Spiess loves his girlfriend Annie Flansburgso much he spent weeks rewriting the game she was … Read More

Episode 120

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES  iTWire – British PCs can now hack your personal computer without a warrant British PCs can now hack your personal computer without a warrant  The friendly British Bobby has just been given the right to remotely hack into … Read More

Episode 119

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Hi guys,I work for a data recovery company and we’ve recently put up a webpage with some typical sounds dying hard drives make. Just thought you might find it interesting for your podcast: http://datacent.com/failing_hard_drive_soundsThanks for your podcast……E. Time added … Read More

Episode 118

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES No more Jobs at Macworld | Australian ITNo more Jobs at Macworld   APPLE said that chief executive Steve Jobs will not deliver the keynote address at the Macworld trade show next month, reviving concerns about the state … Read More

Episode 117

Slacko’s this week – No show notes – 🙁

Episode 116

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES  Laser printers cleared of toner dust hazard | News | TechRadar UK Laser printers cleared of toner dust hazard  German scientists have shown that laser printer emit ‘hardly any’ particles of black toner, a potential carcinogen. A previous … Read More

Episode 115

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES  Cinema ‘cops’ deploy night vision devices – BizTech – Technology – smh.com.au Cinema ‘cops’ deploy night vision devices   In response to an increase in pirated movie recordings coming out of Australia, the copyright police are patrolling cinemas … Read More

Episode 114

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Googled! Cyber warfare in Melbourne mayoral race – Technology – BrisbaneTimes Googled! Cyber warfare in Melbourne mayoral race Melbourne lord mayoral candidate Catherine Ng got a rude surprise late on Saturday when she typed her name into … Read More

Episode 113

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Pirate Bay bigger than all of Scandinavia | News | TechRadar UKTorrent tracker raises record to 25 million peers  Just two months after hitting 15 million peers on its file-sharing tracking network, Swedish website The Pirate Bay … Read More

Episode 112

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Dell asks workers to take unpaid leave | Australian IT Dell asks workers to take unpaid leave   COMPUTER maker Dell has asked employees to consider taking up to five days of unpaid vacation as it struggles … Read More

Episode 111

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   iTWire – Give your old PowerPC Mac a new lease of life with Ubuntu Linux Give your old PowerPC Mac a new lease of life with Ubuntu Linux  Ubuntu – widely regarded the friendliest Linux distro – offers … Read More

Episode 110

 GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Buses to be equipped with HSDPA & WiFi http://apcmag.com/monash_university_and_vodafone_provide_wifi_on_the_school_bus.htm     …   Buses to be equipped with HSDPA & WiFiIn an Australian first, Vodafone, in partnership with Monash University, is fitting internet access to some of its regular … Read More

Episode 109

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Apple will repair faulty MacBooks: News – Hardware – ZDNet Australia Apple will repair faulty MacBooks  Apple late last week said it would repair at no charge MacBook Pros where the Nvidia GPU has failed, or fails … Read More

Episode 108

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Microsoft plans big patch Tuesday: News – Security – ZDNet Australia Microsoft plans big patch Tuesday  Microsoft has announced 11 security bulletins for next Tuesday when the monthly patch cycle hits, with four considered critical. Of the … Read More

Episode 107

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES ‘Space elevator’ would take humans into orbit – CNN.com ‘Space elevator’ would take humans into orbit   The project is a “space elevator,” and some experts now believe that the concept is well within the bounds of possibility … Read More

Episode 106

ID cards for foreign nationals unveiled | Home Office ID cards for foreign nationals unveiled 25 September 2008   The Home Office has unveiled identity cards to be issued to foreign residents in the UK. The plastic wallet cards show … Read More

Episode 105

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Wikipedia users divided over sexual material | NEWS.com.au Wikipedia users divided over sexual material CHILD protection campaigners say Wikipedia has “crossed the line” by allowing graphic videos and photographs of sexual acts on its articles – and even … Read More

Episode 104

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Coming soon to a TV near you – Technology – BrisbaneTimes – brisbanetimes.com.auComing soon to a TV near you    Television sets capable of directly accessing news, weather details, stock quotes and, eventually, on-demand video content from the … Read More

Episode 103

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES     about – Software Freedom Day Wiki What is Software Freedom Day? Saturday September 20th Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Our goal in this celebration is to educate … Read More

Episode 102

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES MARK’S SHOWNOTES   Episode 102 Capturing shopper habits – Technology – BrisbaneTimes – brisbanetimes.com.au Capturing shopper habits   Woolworths’ Everyday Money Credit Card is the first in the country to combine a credit card with a sophisticated loyalty … Read More

Episode 101

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES MARK’S SHOWNOTES   iTWire – Survey shows suicidal thoughts frequent on U.S. college campuses Survey shows suicidal thoughts frequent on U.S. college campuses A 2006 Web-conducted survey of students on seventy colleges and universities across the United States … Read More

Episode 100

Suna’s traffic messaging service now in Sydney and Brisbane – News – Cars   Suna, wed, launched its traffic messaging service for Sydney and Brisbane motorists, which has been available to Melbournians since late 2007. GPS devices equipped with a … Read More

Episode 099

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES MARK’S SHOWNOTES   Piracy could put film industry out of business, warns group   Piracy could put film industry out of business, warns groupIllegal downloads of popular films are nearly as numerous as box office visits, a French … Read More

Episode 098

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES MARK’S SHOWNOTES Telstra to revamp iPhone plans – Mobile Phones Telstra to revamp iPhone plans  Telstra has announced a rejig of some of its iPhone-associated data pricing, increasing the amount of data customers will be able to download … Read More

Episode 097

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Vodafone hits 4 million customers | Australian IT Vodafone hits 4 million customers VODAFONE Australia added about 70,000 customers in the June quarter for a total of 4.1 million as users were attracted to the mobile carrier’s … Read More

Episode 096

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Silent Xbox 360 on the way Silent Xbox 360 on the way  Microsoft is updating the operating system to allow games to be installed completely to the hard drive, instead of having to stream from the DVD … Read More

Episode 095

A new survey has shown that new role models are turning out to be Television Superheroes or Super Villains. A survey conducted by a University in England, has shown that the general public are now using characters from popular TV … Read More

Episode 094

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   EBay fined $64m over counterfeits | Australian IT EBay fined $64m over counterfeits  A FRENCH court ordered eBay to pay 38.6 million euros ($63.84 million) to luxury goods group LVMH for allowing the sale of fake merchandise, … Read More

Episode 093

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES MARK’S SHOWNOTES (click) Google launches new space race to the moon – CNN.com Google launches new space race to the moon Google Lunar X Prize $20 million goes to the first team that can land a rover on … Read More

Episode 092

Episode 092 Gmail – Important update: Delay to 17 June changes – thesecrethub@gmail.com The decision to delay these changes was made by eBay following the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) draft notice issued on Thursday 12 June 2008. eBay … Read More

Episode 091

 GLENN'S SHOWNOTES Spread Firefox | Download Day 2008 Set a Guinness World Record Enjoy a Better Web   Sounds like a good deal, right? All you have to do is get Firefox 3 during Download Day to help set the … Read More

Episode 090

GLENN'S SHOWNOTES (NONE FROM MARK THIS WEEK) ImportGenius: The Disruptive Shipping Database ImportGenius: The Disruptive Shipping Database  Every shipping vessel that enters and leaves the United States is required to submit shipping records that document its cargo. Most of these … Read More

Episode 089

GLENN'S SHOWNOTES New Microsoft operating system to have touch-screen feature; Ballmer says Yahoo talks continue – New Microsoft operating system to have touch-screen feature; Ballmer says Yahoo talks continue Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that its next operating system will be … Read More

Episode 088

GLENN'S SHOWNOTES . Dollar steps closer to US parity – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Dollar steps closer to US parity   The Australian dollar, for the first time, has broken above the high point recorded just after it was … Read More

Episode 087

Very loose episode this week as we welcome Mark back and return to more of the old banter and rants!! How slack – 1 news story taken from the pages of the internet press.  oh well, more next week….. Sending … Read More

Episode 086

 GLENN'S SHOWNOTES Optus taking on Telstra with 42Mbps 3G network: News – Communications – ZDNet Australia Optus taking on Telstra with 42Mbps 3G network   Today Optus announced plans to expand its 3G network coverage next year to 98 percent … Read More

Episode 085

GLENN'S SHOWNOTES  Skype expands 'unlimited' calling | Australian IT SKYPE has introduced its first plan for so-called unlimited calls to overseas destinations. There are no long-term contracts – just a monthly fixed rate to dial landline numbers. Monthly packages to … Read More

Episode 084

GLENN'S SHOWNOTES   Murdoch joins Associated Press board – Technology – BigPond News Murdoch joins Associated Press board  Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of News Corporation, will temporarily join the board of directors of US news agency The Associated … Read More

Episode 083

GLENN'S SHOWNOTES      iTWire – HD DVD not yet dead for Xbox 360 – final update? HD DVD not yet dead for Xbox 360 – final update?  Microsoft are issuing a new Xbox 360 HD DVD update which will … Read More

Episode 082

Video link-ups to replace travel | Australian IT Video link-ups to replace travel  VIDEOCONFERENCING is likely to get a boost in the budget as the Labor Government looks to slash at least $15 million from the public service's $400 million … Read More

Episode 081

This is the transcript from Adam's review of MACSPEAK DICTATE – This is exactly how the programme treated Adam's review and note that it is not word perfect!! (no pun intended)  A review that I did while dictating into this … Read More

Episode 080

GLENN'S SHOWNOTES None this week from me (Slacker) – I'll use the formating the PC as my excuse.  All in the name of a better quality Aussie Tech Head    MARK'S SHOWNOTES   Current – HD DVD losses top AU$700 … Read More

Episode 079

GLENN'S SHOWNOTES MARK'S/SEP'S SHOWNOTES Delay hits Rudd's $8bn fibre network | Australian IT Delay hits Rudd's $8bn fibre network KEVIN Rudd's ambitious plan to help fund an $8 billion national broadband network has been hit by a delay of at … Read More

Episode 078

GLENN'S SHOWNOTES  MARK'S SHOWNOTES Australia exposed as card skimmers target IKEA : News – Hardware – ZDNet Australia Australia exposed as card skimmers target IKEA  This week, IKEA stores were targeted by a card skimming group, after two men stayed … Read More

Episode 077

GLENN'S SHOWNOTES   'Doomsday' seed vault opens in Norway – CNN.com Doomsday' seed vault opens in Norway A vast underground vault storing millions of seeds from around the world took delivery of its first shipment Tuesday. Dubbed the "Doomsday Vault," … Read More

Episode 076

GLENN'S SHOWNOTESMARK'S SHOWNOTES   DVD Jon's firm enables iTunes copying | Australian IT DVD Jon's firm enables iTunes copying A START-UP co-founded by famed Norwegian hacker "DVD Jon" has released a program that removes copy-protection from audio tracks. The San … Read More

Episode 074

GLENN'S SHOWNOTES   iTWire – Telstra set to finally switch on ADSL 2+ in over 900 telephone exchanges Telstra set to finally switch on ADSL 2+ in over 900 telephone exchanges  Research firm Ovum has commented that: “For over a … Read More

Episode 072

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES New Bond film: Qantum of Solace – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) New Bond film: Qantum of Solace  Qantum of Solace has been unveiled as the title of the next James Bond film at the launch of the … Read More

Episode 071

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Aust broadband will fail to compete globally, expert says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Aust broadband will fail to compete globally, expert says   One of the United States’ top technology gurus is warning that Australia will not … Read More

Episode 070

GLENN'S SHOWNOTES MARK'S SHOWNOTES     Computerworld – CES – Wireless power on its way CES – Wireless power on its way   Wireless power to recharge cell phones, laptops and other devices was demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show … Read More

Episode 069

GLENN'S SHOWNOTES Cutting the cord to flat-screen TVs – CNN.com Cutting the cord to flat-screen TVs   At least three companies expected to unveil wireless HD gadgets at CES Intel to team up with Sony and Toshiba on technology Chips … Read More

Episode 068

Online giving: Churches turn to digital collection baskets – CNN.com Online giving: Churches turn to digital collection baskets Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati using online collection baskets Churches nationwide are using the Internet to make weekly giving easier About 2.5 … Read More

Episode 067

GLENN – SHOWNOTES MARK – SHOWNOTES  Star Trek DIY: Fans make their own 'Webisodes' – CNN.com Star Trek DIY: Fans make their own 'Webisodes'   Story Highlights "Battlestar Galactica" writer/producer: "Webisodes" will spur better TV, films Web-produced Trek video beats … Read More

Episode 066

GLENN’S SHOWNOTES ‘w00t’ voted word of the year | Australian IT ‘w00t’ voted word of the year   AN expression popular with people who play online computer games has been voted word of the year for 2007 by the Merriam-Webster … Read More

Episode 065

  SHOW NOTES FROM GLENN SHOW NOTES FROM MARK errata Mark last week said that WEP was the best but that is not the case. WPK is the best. http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/tutorials/article.php/3672711 thanks to bigants Web-based artists pop up with unlikely winner … Read More

Episode 064

GLENN'S SHOWNOTES  John Laws : TheFortress of Irreverent Logic John Laws Retirement Package  http://svc028.wic002tp.server-web.com/index.htm Laws completes final broadcast John Laws started his final radio broadcast this morning in a customary fashion. "Hello world, I'm John Laws". The man known as … Read More

Episode 063

GLENN'S SHOWNOTES  Schoolboy whiz helps draft Labor cyber policy – web – Technology Schoolboy whiz helps draft Labor cyber policy   Tom Wood, the 16-year-old schoolboy who circumvented the Government's $84 million internet filter scheme, has been enlisted by Labor … Read More

Episode 062

iTWire – Jajah does for eBay what Skype was supposed to do Jajah does for eBay what Skype was supposed to do  Jajah, the provider of 'web-activated telephony' has launched Jajah Buttons customised for eBay to enable buyers and sellers … Read More

Episode 061

  Family bets GPS will help beat teen's ticket – CNN.com Family bets GPS will help beat teen's ticket   The retired deputy, Roger Rude, readily admits his 17-year-old stepson, Shaun Malone, enjoys putting the pedal to the metal. That's … Read More

Episode 060

Crazy John's founder dies | Australian IT Crazy John's founder dies which he started in 1991 after he quit his job and walked across the road in suburban Brunswick to open his first mobile phone shop. The company now has … Read More

Episode 059

iTWire – Aussie iTunes Store removes DRM-free surcharge Aussie iTunes Store removes DRM-free surcharge Apple's Australian iTunes Store has followed the lead of its US counterpart and eliminated the surcharge previously applied to DRM-free versions of songs When first introduced … Read More

Episode 058

Electronic Arts expands empire | Australian IT Electronic Arts expands empire Correspondents in California | October 12, 2007 SEEKING to fill gaps in its product line-up, video game publisher Electronic Arts said it would acquire two software studios from Elevation … Read More

Episode 057

No Show notes this week as Glenn was pullin a sickie and the show went ahead with Mark and some of the Panel from Tech Wired

Episode 056

Computerworld – Microsoft's stealth updates stymie XP repairs Microsoft's stealth updates stymie XP repairs Windows Updates' silent upgrade blocks patches needed after restoring XP users who reinstall Windows XP with the repair option cannot retrieve the full set of updates … Read More

Episode 055

Episode 055 Coonan seeks to censor the Web | Australian IT Coonan seeks to censor the Web THE Federal Police commissioner will have the power to block and ban websites believed to be crime or terrorism related under an internet … Read More

Episode 054

Sorry there was a problem with this weeks show notes and they have been lost to the cyber gods

Episode 053

Episode 053 Casio to launch YouTube-optimised cameras – Technology – brisbanetimes.com.au Casio to launch YouTube-optimised cameras Japanese electronics maker Casio says it will launch a series of digital cameras specially designed for YouTube,  the blockbuster video-sharing website. The new Exilim … Read More

Episode 052

Episode 52  Viacom: It’s Not Copyright Infringement When We Do it to You Tech hits teen sleeping patterns | Australian IT Tech hits teen sleeping patterns Font Size: Decrease Increase Print Page: Print Tamara McLean in Sydney | August 31, … Read More

Episode 051

Episode 51 Microsoft giveaway over Xbox wheel | Australian IT Microsoft giveaway over Xbox wheel Font Size: Decrease Increase Print Page: Print Correspondents in New York | August 24, 2007 MICROSOFT is giving customers free retrofits to a wireless racing … Read More

Episode 050

Episode 050 PC World – Skype Restores Service Skype Restores Service "The Skype system has not crashed or been victim of a cyber attack," the company said in a post published at 10 p.m. GMT on Thursday. Skype said the … Read More

Episode 049

Episode 049 Computerworld – Statewide recycling pilot could make e-waste history Statewide recycling pilot could make e-waste history Nine loses electronic program guide case – Technology – brisbanetimes.com.au Nine loses electronic program guide case The Nine Network has lost its … Read More

Episode 048

iTWire – Digital TV tuner for PlayStation 3, but what's in it for Sony? Digital TV tuner for PlayStation 3, but what's in it for Sony?   Around March next year, Sony expects to introduce a digital TV tuner add-on … Read More

Episode 047

 (sorry not all URL came accross this week)   Hacking Is a Booming Business It's a good time to be a malicious hacker. Business is excellent. It's a good time to be a malicious hacker. That's because even though it's … Read More

Episode 046

NEWS LINKS – FULL STORIES iTWire – Downturn in high-end IT jobs market The demand for higher paid IT executive positions fell 12% in June compared with the previous month and the softening is likely to continue but any downturn … Read More