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Podcast : TelstraTV review with Gary Adshead.

On this special podcast, I am talking about TelstraTV and video streaming in general and the future of TV entertainment in Australia.

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We also touch on VPN services and what part they can play in our viewing habits.

To read my review post on the TelstraTV click here.
Continue reading Podcast : TelstraTV review with Gary Adshead.

Podcast : Tech Tonight 13/10/2015

This week on Tech Tonight Charity gaming event this weekend. Is computer gaming a sport? What’s the deal with mobile data and the internet and what about that Microsoft announcement? Continue reading Podcast : Tech Tonight 13/10/2015

Podcast : Tech Tonight 5/10/2015

It’s BACK!

I am pleased to be bringing the podcasts from my radio appearances with Chris Ilsley back from the dead. Continue reading Podcast : Tech Tonight 5/10/2015

19/1/2015 Tech Tonight

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  • Back for 2105!
  • Loud shirts could be my thing this year.
  • CES2015 shows off wireless charging epicness with the Energis Wattup.
  • Emanuelle wants one and tells us about other charging options.
  • Deep fried batteries?
  • Quantum dot technology is the next big thing for TV. I explain how it works.
  • More from CES2105, a concept car from Mercedes and autonomous cars by 2020?
  • We talk with Eric about self-driving cars and the impact it may have on our lives.
  • Intel’s compute stick! What is it?
  • Windows 8 gets another blast and other versions get a roasting and there is hope for Windows 8 users.
  • Richard sends in an SMS about upgrading “just the guts” of a computer.

8/12/2014 Tech Tonight

Thanks for a great year! It has been fun to share my love of technology with everyone, answer a few questions, generally have fun with listeners, callers and of course the host with the most – Chris Ilsley!feature_mic

  • For my last show of 2014 I kick off with a confession about a fear I had.
  • We start off the gift ideas with the really big ticket items and I talk about a new product aimed at gamers and powered by the Steam online store (steampowered.com).
  • We also talk about the new big name smartphones, high end tablets.
  • Darko stumps me with an iPhone question, for a moment only.
  • Cameras are next up for discussion. Has the smartphone killed the digital camera?
  • Jo calls in looking for answers with problems she has had with Apple iCloud.
  • Craig raises a good question about my role with possible deals with other retailers.
  • Emanuelle puts my fitness habits under the scope and asks about the Fitbit range of products.
  • The gift list continues into the sub $1000 range. Soundbars and drones!
  • I give the nod to a TV connected device for the $100 to $199 range.
  • Robin lets us know about recycling audio gear.
  • We talk the budget range to round out a shortened gift ideas list.

Seasons Greetings to all! See you in 2015!

24/11/2014 Tech Tonight

  • I talk about oWeek at iiNet and what I am a looking forward to as an #insiider.
  • We have a look at some goodies I have picked up from iiNet, a wild camera and a portable hotspot.
  • We talk about ADSL connectivity and what factors can impact the availability of ADSL 2+.
  • Dennis wants to know about free internet.
  • What can ISPs do to to help fix internet connections and Chris calls for a D-button.
  • Jason is having problems with his internet connection. I explain why and we talk about options to allow for decent access.
  • Lisa wants to know if she can change her internet plan and record TV to her PVR.
  • Maureen emails us about TadAust, the seniors ISP.
  • The day the Bigpond Music will die is looming.
  • New malware called Regin could be the most potent yet.

To follow Ben on twitter – https://twitter.com/benaylett.feature_mic
To follow Chris – https://twitter.com/chrisiperth.
I join Chris live on air every Monday night from 8:20PM through to 9:00PM Perth time on Perth’s only 24 hour sport and talk radio, 6PR.

If you like the intro/outro music, it is Console Wars by Liltommyj and you can purchase your own full version at bandcamp.com. This song is created entirely from samples of gaming consoles. Support this artist by buying his works from bandcamp.com.

This work is created under the creative commons 3.0 license and is free to share and redistribute as long as you give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license and indicate if changes were made.
Here’s the link to the human-readable version and the full license terms.

Tech Tonight 10/11/2014

I am gathering suggestions for your tech gift ideas and I show you how to use hastags on social media at the same time.
Tweet or send me a facebook post with the hastag #xmastech.
We start talking about drones and the good side and bad sides around the technology.

  • I am gathering suggestions for your tech gift ideas and I show you how to use hastags on social media at the same time. Tweet or send me a post with the hastag #xmastech.
  • We start talking about drones and the good side and bad sides around the technology.
  • Reece seeks to clear the air about the differences in drones and multicopters.
  • Paul questions the construction of modern hobbyist drones.
  • Ryan joins the discussion regarding UAV operators being responsible and we talk about ways we can find an answer.
  • Mick follows up on the drone nomenclature
  • I recall a story where many internet-connected security cameras are open to the public.
  • Graham hates dashcams and tells us why.
  • Richard loves dashcams but hates quadcopters.
  • Daniel wants to know about RAID 0 and we talk about the upside and downsides of RAID 0.

To follow Ben on twitter – https://twitter.com/benaylett.
To follow Chris – https://twitter.com/chrisiperth.
I join Chris live on air every Monday night from 8:20PM through to 9:00PM Perth time on Perth’s only 24 hour sport and talk radio, 6PR.

If you like the intro/outro music, it is Console Wars by Liltommyj and you can purchase your own full version at bandcamp.com. This song is created entirely from samples of gaming consoles. Support this artist by buying his works from bandcamp.com.

This work is created under the creative commons 3.0 license and is free to share and redistribute as long as you give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license and indicate if changes were made.
Here’s the link to the human-readable version and the full license terms.

 

Tech Tonight 3/11/2014

  • Jenny wants to know about Flashplayer.
  • Keith is having problems playing music from a flash drive.
  • Mike calls in to plug the Wanneroo Mens Shed and their PC recycling program. We will do some good things together. http://www.wcmenshed.org/1601/index.html 0499243171
  • SMS in from Mick is having problems with Sweetpage.
  • Peter calls in with a question about his old computer now running XP and reinstalling Windows to make things faster.
  • Sharon’s email is not working like it used to. We try to work out what is going wrong and another listener gives us a tip to try.
  • Lisa has a couple of questions about the technology in her home.
  • Chris has a grumble about spam SMS marketing.
  • Ellen is having printer problems.
  • Phil has a suggestion for ways to keep a good inventory on what is happening on your computer.
  • Anita’s Samsung S4 is playing up a little.
  • I also make a little mention about this very podcast.
    Share it with your friends! It’s FREE!
  • …and a last minute browser suggestion.

To follow Ben on twitter – https://twitter.com/benaylett.
To follow Chris – https://twitter.com/chrisiperth.
I join Chris live on air every Monday night from 8:20PM through to 9:00PM Perth time on Perth’s only 24 hour sport and talk radio, 6PR.

If you like the intro/outro music, it is Console Wars by Liltommyj and you can purchase your own full version at bandcamp.com. This song is created entirely from samples of gaming consoles. Support this artist by buying his works from bandcamp.com.

This work is created under the creative commons 3.0 license and is free to share and redistribute as long as you give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license and indicate if changes were made.
Here’s the link to the human-readable version and the full license terms.

 

Tech Tonight 27/10/2014

  • A Community Rebooted Project update with a special thanks to Rob of Sorrento for the latest donation.
  • Aaron wants to know about an I-MAC optical drive fix.
  • Iinet stands up for subscribers and we talk about digital piracy and how rights holders try to track down offenders.
  • John is interested in getting vinyl music into digital format.
  • We waste a little time talking about the old days of HiFi systems.
  • Kenny wants to record shows with a set-top box.
  • Joel asks about tips for making a clean install of Windows.
  • Tom is looking for ways to convert VHS to DVD.
  • Nigel is having power problems with a dropped laptop.
  • Mick lets us know about the advantages of VPNs when you want to access services and I explain some other things about VPNs.
  • Daniel brings us up to speed about the Dallas Buyers Club.

To follow Ben on twitter – https://twitter.com/benaylett.
To follow Chris – https://twitter.com/chrisiperth.
I join Chris live on air every Monday night from 8:20PM through to 9:00PM Perth time on Perth’s only 24 hour sport and talk radio, 6PR.

If you like the intro/outro music, it is Console Wars by Liltommyj and you can purchase your own full version at bandcamp.com. This song is created entirely from samples of gaming consoles. Support this artist by buying his works from bandcamp.com.

This work is created under the creative commons 3.0 license and is free to share and redistribute as long as you give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license and indicate if changes were made.
Here’s the link to the human-readable version and the full license terms.

Tech Tonight 13/10/2014

feature_micWhat is with this technology guy and weekly podcasts? Sincere apologies as I had been laid low by a chest infection but I am back and feeling great.

  • I kick off my laptop recycling project for the homeless and unemployed. I tell you about my first case and how you can help by donating laptops that are no longer in use.
  • I talk about the horrors of BadUSB.
  • Paul wants to know about rolling back from iOS8 on his iPad air.
  • Jenny is having problems with a locked out iPod and a frozen iPhone.
  • Another Paul wants to chat about the new and upcoming Android OS.
  • I have a fix for that locked iPod.
  • Frank’s TV is pixelated during different times of the day. Why?
  • We talk about Windows 10 and why Windows 9 was skipped.
  • I also talk about the recent changes to ASIO’s surveillance powers.

To follow Ben on twitter – https://twitter.com/benaylett.
To follow Chris – https://twitter.com/chrisiperth.
I join Chris live on air every Monday night from 8:20PM through to 9:00PM Perth time on Perth’s only 24 hour sport and talk radio, 6PR.

If you like the intro/outro music, it is Console Wars by Liltommyj and you can purchase your own full version at bandcamp.com. This song is created entirely from samples of gaming consoles. Support this artist by buying his works from bandcamp.com.

This work is created under the creative commons 3.0 license and is free to share and redistribute as long as you give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license and indicate if changes were made.
Here’s the link to the human-readable version and the full license terms.

Tech Tonight 1/9/2014

  • Podcasts are 10 years old!
  • Apple announcement coming on the 9th of September, what can we expect?
  • Michael wants to access the internet on his TV.
  • Ben’s partner has lost calendar entries.
  • Brian wants to know about photo stitching.
  • Angela wants to know about safely disposing computers and making vinyl digital.
  • David is having trouble opening some excel files.
  • Yvonne has lines on her TV.
  • Paul is looking for antivirus software for his Galaxy Tab.
  • Gary is having problems with tuning in his TV.
  • Fraser wants to know about building a PC and we talk about DDR4 memory.
  • Bob is getting popups everywhere!

If you like the intro/outro music, it is Console Wars by Liltommyj and you can purchase your own full version at bandcamp.com. This song is created entirely from samples of gaming consoles. Support this artist by buying his works from bandcamp.com.

This work is created under the creative commons 3.0 license and is free to share and redistribute as long as you give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license and indicate if changes were made.
Here’s the link to the human-readable version and the full license terms.

Tech Tonight 25/8/2014

Back into the swing of things again. Podcast up within 24 hours of recording!

  • Rod has a question about a lost Windows profile that cannot be loaded.
  • I have a little bit of a brag on some of the stuff I have worked on.
  • Josh asks about garage door openers.
  • Chris takes issue with the latest update to Mozilla Firefox and I explain memory leaks.
  • Darren wants to find his way on the streets too new for Google maps.
  • How do GPS maps get updated?
  • Steve’s data usage seems high.
  • We talk about DDOS attacks happening on Sony’s entertainment network.
  • And more…

If you like the intro/outro music, it is Console Wars by Liltommyj and you can purchase your own full version at bandcamp.com. This song is created entirely from samples of gaming consoles. Support this artist by buying his works from bandcamp.com.

This work is created under the creative commons 3.0 license and is free to share and redistribute as long as you give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license and indicate if changes were made.
Here’s the link to the human-readable version and the full license terms.

Tech Tonight 18/8/2014

Whoops.. Got behind with the editing and posting… A week off will do that to you I suppose.

  • Bali software – is it worth it?
  • Windows 8.1 update does not go well. (Go to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2982791 for the bulletin)
  • iPhone 6 rumours keep coming as an announcement may be coming early September. We talk about some of the features we might see in the next iPhone.
  • Paul wants to find a way to copy songs from his iPhone back to his computer.
  • Elizabeth is doing it tough and is tuning her radio by ear as she is vision impaired.
  • Irene wants to save youtube videos to DVD.
  • Charlie has some really weird TV/audio things going on.
  • Jeff wants to find a way to migrate from an old Windows computer to a new Windows computer.
  • Peter has questions about removing a VPN connection.
  • Is Apple losing it’s mojo?
  • Michael follows up with his wireless network solution (love the feedback)
  • Darko (a friend of the program) offers a tip on saving youtube video.

If you like the intro/outro music, it is Console Wars by Liltommyj and you can purchase your own full version at bandcamp.com. This song is created entirely from samples of gaming consoles. Support this artist by buying his works from bandcamp.com.

This work is created under the creative commons 3.0 license and is free to share and redistribute as long as you give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license and indicate if changes were made.
Here’s the link to the human-readable version and the full license terms.

Tech Tonight 4/8/2014

  • We talk about blackhat, a USB security flaw and what it might mean.
  • Ron has a problem with a hard drive in a DVR.
  • Daniel calls back and lets us know how things went with his laptop and internet problems that he fixed himself.
  • We chat about “crapware” and how other unwanted software gets onto our computer.
  • Steve gives advice for Ron’s DVR and how to get the most out of a hard drive.
  • The GRC.COM website gets a little plug.
  • We give a little warning about why we should be careful with USB hard drives that are not ours.
  • Fake friends on facebook?
  • Colin wants to block ads and we talk about what these ads may mean.
  • I tell you about a great website that I use all the time to install software easily and safely.
  • We also talk about nuisance toolbars and other “helper” programs.
  • Deano got lost on the internet. Hey, we all do from time to time and then some quick recommendations for Antivirus software.

If you like the intro/outro music, it is Console Wars by Liltommyj and you can purchase your own full version at bandcamp.com. This song is created entirely from samples of gaming consoles. Support this artist by buying his works from bandcamp.com.

This work is created under the creative commons 3.0 license and is free to share and redistribute as long as you give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license and indicate if changes were made.
Here’s the link to the human-readable version and the full license terms.

Tech Tonight 28/7/2014

This week, we manage to get a recording to work and once again, Chris and I talk about technology with a few callers.

  • Chromecast is great!
  • We rant about how to stop video piracy.
  • Geoff asks about Flashplayer and iPads.
  • Can you have a program trade on the stock market?
  • iOS7, iPod Touch 5th Gen and the facebook app.
  • The perfect computer program. Is it possible and what role do bad hackers play in developing software.
  • Steve wants to know about securely deleting files.
  • Jerry asks where do emails go when you delete them?

If you like the intro/outro music, it is Console Wars by Liltommyj and you can purchase your own full version at bandcamp.com. This song is created entirely from samples of gaming consoles. Support this artist by buying his works from bandcamp.com.

This work is created under the creative commons 3.0 license and is free to share and redistribute as long as you give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license and indicate if changes were made.
Here’s the link to the human-readable version and the full license terms.

6PR Drive 17 7 2014

Finally getting the audio wrinkles sorted out with this show and we should see this feed updated from this timeslot more often.

I sit down with Paul Murray and we talk about the impacts of self-serve checkouts.
Should we allow file checking when the computer asks? Apple allowing trade ins, technology recycling thoughts, rumours on two screen sizes for the Apple iPhone, a listener rails (hard) against Apple, another listener asks which is best for the family Playstation or Xbox?

Subscribe to my podcast feed on itunes or you can find me on other podcast apps (just search for EZiWireless).

If you like the intro/outro music, it is Console Wars by Liltommyj and you can purchase your own full version at bandcamp.com. This song is created entirely from samples of gaming consoles. Support this artist by buying his works from bandcamp.com.

This work is created under the creative commons 3.0 license and is free to share and redistribute as long as you give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license and indicate if changes were made.
Here’s the link to the human-readable version and the full license terms.

Tech Tonight 14/7/2014

We talk about #govhack2014,
Free antivirus recommendatons for Windows PCs,
Wifi Extenders and Boosters, alternative email programs for Windows 8, dealing with scammers, reused phone number problems and the dreaded blue screen of death.
BONUS ROUND! *Because we had so many calls!*
Premium numbers on your phone bill, Nanny cams and infra red sensors.

Please excuse the occaisional blips caused during transfer – technology right? 😉

If you like the intro/outro music, it is Console Wars by Liltommyj and you can purchase your own full version at bandcamp.com. This song is created entirely from samples of gaming consoles. Support this artist by buying his works from bandcamp.com.

This work is created under the creative commons 3.0 license and is free to share and redistribute as long as you give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license and indicate if changes were made.
Here’s the link to the human-readable version and the full license terms.

Tech Tonight with Chris Isley

7th July 2014

Click the mic to go to 6PR

Tonight I had my usual chat with Chris Isley and we kick off with a possible virus. After a little research I have found that we may have a new virus that has affected a listener.
For more information on Win32/SCV have a look here.

I might have been flagged as an extremist. Why?

We talk about the ASK toolbar, rootkits, botnets, viruses, networks and more.

I also talked about powerline networking and how it can help get internet access in hard to reach places.
Here are the powerline product offerings from Netgear and Netcomm. Both of which I am happy to supply and/or setup.

If you like the intro/outro music, it is Console Wars by Liltommyj and you can purchase your own full version at bandcamp.com. This song is created entirely from samples of gaming consoles. Support this artist by buying his works from bandcamp.com.

This work is created under the creative commons 3.0 license and is free to share and redistribute as long as you give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license and indicate if changes were made.
Here’s the link to the human-readable version and the full license terms.

Tech Tonight 30 June 2014

It has taken a while but I have fired up the podcast feed. I am getting back on top of things so you can expect to see more updates to the website and the podcast feed should have more to listen to.

Tech Tonight is a new timeslot with the familiar voice of Chris Ilsley at 6PR.

Every Monday I will be talking Tech from 8:20PM to 9:00PM Perth time (GMT +8) and taking questions from callers to the station.

We welcome all sorts of calls relating to technology during the show. You can call in on +61 8 92211882 or you can send your questions to the station or you can tweet your questions to @benaylett or @chrisiperth

Talking Technology on Drive 12th December 2013

Hot on the heels of the last show just posted, here is this weeks show with Paul Murray during 6PR’s drive.

With the festive season approaching, I have one more show before the break and will be back early in the new year.

Thanks for a great year everyone and all the best as we head towards a new year.