Another action packed episode where we look at how and why you should be updating your apps. TED talks is our featured app, Udemy Free content in Somethin' for Nothin' this week and our featured game is Cut the Rope. We also kick off our first auction (on the 107.3 Facebook Page) to help raise funds for HFM. Up for grabs is a copy of the 78 record Tweety Pie - a true collector's item for sure. We discuss the good old Nintendo Wii and how you should still be using it, especially this winter. In the news ACMA warns of more government impersonation scams, while our government looks at ways to phase out the use of cheques and Amazon are set to release a truly ad sponsored free streaming plan... streaming commercial TV lol. In the Innovation hub we look at smart toilets, while absurdly chatting about the LG MoodUp fridge for those looking to brighten things up.
Wow, lots to share this week. We look at sharing photos from your phone or tablet to your eagerly awaiting friends and family, wheverver they may be. The 2023 Apple WWDC landed on Wednesday with some great things announced for all you Apple fans. TikTok announce the numbers for the userbase in Oz for the first time and it's big!. Open Table warns of a scam affecting orders at pubs and eateries alike. We have another look at all things brain related in the Innovation Hub, while Qoobo is featured in the Tech Absurd. Manage you passwords with Bitwarden for free... at least until Passkeys get off the ground. Have some fun with an awesome Scrabble variant called Grabby Words and learn how to sort our your screen brightness and screen timeout.
This episode we look at printing directly from your phone and answer some questions about Apple's My Photo Stream closing down in July and whether you should turn off your phones when not in use... oh and incidentally, how you actually turn them off. In the news is Bunnings with stocktaking robots, how AI is being used in schools, Telstra mobile plans costs going up and how the eSafety Commission is focussing on sextortion. We explore Freecyle.org and how you can use it and the amazing Weatherzone app for the serious weather followers amongst us. The Innovation hub looks at exoskeletal aids to make you feel more like Ironman and the absurd hand warmers that will keep your digits "toastie" this winter.
On this special sunscreen day, we look at ways to make your phone keyboards larger, how they are melting the moon to make housing, we discuss the Netflix sharing crackdown in Oz and how Wendy's is using robots to deliver fast food orders via a tunnel system. Our featured game is Flow Free and we look at Documentary Heaven for free documentaries. Some chit chat around W App Anonymous Polls, solar bikinis and 3D printed cakes round out this episode.
This week we look at 3D printing replacement human bones made to order from MRI imaging, AI financial advice, AI bots trained on the dark web and how to deal with misbehaving apps on your mobile devices. Candy Crush Saga is our featured game and Stocard is our featured app. Our lister question deals with staying safe while online and we have a laugh about Clocky - the rolling alarm clock.
On this Mothers Day eve episode we feature songs from some awesome female artists. Tips and tricks focus on setting alarms while somethin' for nothin' looks at the Perth Trails App and the many options for self guided walks and free guided tours. In the news we look at the 2023/24 budget in relation to tech, phone scamms are up and down and the new CEO for Twitter is announced. We look at the amazing eSkin concept in the innovation hub and discuss whether smart watches are a waste of money. Absudly, we look at Belty Power to keep you phone charged and for leisure and to exercise our brains we look at - Wordscape.
On this King's Coronation Day, we look at setting reminders on your smart devices and the advancements in brain reading technology and how it's helping tetraplegics do everyday things. Angry Birds is our featured game and in Somethin' for Nothin' we look at the Freebies you can pick up on Gumtree. In the news we look at Passkeys - Google's answer to passwords, Biden's plans to regulate AI and make companies accountable and speaking of AI, Microsoft opens up ChatGPT to the masses... oh and we have a quick look at the very absurd Vacuum Shoes.
In this episode we look at the pros and cons of fast charging your phone battery and how adaptive charging works to help your battery last longer on a daily basis and over the longer term. Somethin' for Nothin' this week features the library app Hoopla. The Innovation Hub explores Extra Reality and in particular X-Ray glasses which use Augmented Reality and RFID tags to bring objects to within your grasp. Dimentia Australia releases it's book on Cutting Edge Technology Applications, The Australian governement is shelling out to help with scam call prevention. Microsoft is in the news again as is AI and this time in relation to baby making... and we absurdly look at parrots using Zoom to catch up with friends.
On this Anzac Day weekend we explore varouos ways to 'talk to text'. The Pinterest app is a great visual discovery engine which allows you to explore things shared on the internet and create your own library or items all via pins on a pinboard.Something for nothin' this week looks at Duolingo - a great way to learn an other language or two. Amazingly in the innovation hub, we look at the Colgate HUM smart toothbrush and companion app. Our game of the week is the 90's edition of Mine Sweeper. In the news, we chat about TikTok, the proposed AI act, Doordash Air.
We featured music with great Base Lines this week while we chatted about battery percentage indicators on your smart devices. We featured Smart Bandages in the innovation hub, Free TV options through Google FAST and Freeview and played with Words with Friends and the Lasoo shopping app. In the news was NYPDs robo dog, Alibaba AI, the Italian ban on CHAT-GPT and a warning about Amazon shopping reviews. Our listener question was about updates and if we can skip them.