On this easter Saturday edition we Look at haptic feedback options on Apple and Android and free music lessons available through Youtube and Hoffman Academy in our Somethin' for Nothin' segment. Operation Cookie Monster is in the news as is Virgin Orbit, TikTok and Service NSW. We focus :) on Smart Contact Lenses in the Innovation Hub and discus the absurd XR death experience on at the Melbourne Passing Storms exhibit. Our listener question discusses ways of sending photos from your smartphone and whether you should do it from an app.
Lots in today's episode. We look at taking a screenshot on your various devices including Windows, Apple and Android. Top bods in the industry are calling for a slow down in the work going into AI development. San Mateo County Board of Education are looking to file a lawsuit against many of the social media companies. Nokia is heading up a new WiFi project which I've dubbed Moon-Fi. We explore Podcasts in Somethin' for Nothin' and chat about Smart Clothing in the Innovation Hub. Melbourne band Private Function are making some Gold L-Pees (pun intended). Our listener question is about sending photos from your phone, we look at Flybuys and Everyday Rewards apps and have a play with the ever popular game app Mahjong Solitaire.
We look at ways of checking the strength of your WiFi signal in your home network, through the phone network and out and about with public hotspots. Metallica gambles on vinyl with the majority purchase of Furnace records. MyGov scams are on the rise. Is TikTok really safe? Smart Pillows are coming to a store near you. Our new segment "Something for Nothing" focusses on the library app Borrow Box. We look at the EasyPark app which can help you find a parking space in many capital cities in and around the world including Perth (well mostly). We have a quick refresher look at the Medicare Express Plus app and our game of the week is the ever popular and timeless - Solitaire.
Windows keyboard shortcuts can save you fumbling with your mouse, so much that you'll wish you tried them sooner. We look at the crazy world of smart shoes, chat about doing some basic graphics design work at home using simple tools and explain a bit about the latest Testra email scam. AI is making progress in leaps and bounds with supercharged Chat GPT-4 and helping to determinine unique sound signatures in the bedroom. Airtasker is our featured app and we look at the ever popular and biggest selling game in history, Tetris.
Today on Making IT Easy we look at ways to move your app icons around your home screen as well as moving them between screens. Nike is letting you buy virtual sneakers using NFTs on the Swoosh platform. In the news, Rio Tinto is under fire for privacy breaches, hospital at home is becoming a reality, Tesla are having difficulty keeping their steering wheels attached and AI has found a way to be a very personal voice assistant. We deep dive into the various ways you can import your device's photos onto your Windows PC or laptop and we look at the 80s classic game Frogger.
In this episode we looked at allowing important calls and messages to break through do not disturb mode. iPhone 14's fantastic emergency satellite feature will ensure you are never left stranded with out connectivity. We deep dive into going to the movies and feature some internet resources and apps to help you choose the right movies and cinemas to suit your tastes, mood and budget. We look at parking apps and the Transperth app for getting around Perth. AI could be your next drinking buddy, scanning your wardrobe may help you to keep track of your clothes and we play the 80s classic war game 1942.
Get some peace and quiet with do not disturb and focus modes on your devices. In the news, human fuel cells can be used to power small medical devices, domestic robots are taking on more of our daily tasks and sleep better while listening to sleep stories. We look at various online resource and apps to help you research, buy and sell motor vehicles. App of the day is Call Log Analytics and we chat about the awesome reboot of the classic 80s game Pac Man.
We look at managing your Google Storage and various options and apps to help as well as managing your storage on iPhone and iPad. Can AI help provide automatic protection against cyber attacks, viruses and malware? We dive deeply into medical research online and various apps to help guide you to information, as well as many proven references around the traps. Please note that we are not advocating alternatives to professional care, nor are we providing and medical advise. You should consult a medical professional for advice on your health and any ailments you may have.
Today we look at the benefits of bluetooth audio and how you can use it with your phone, home hi-fi and in the car. E-tattoos for monitoring your health and the Netflix password sharing "fix" is discussed in the news along the Bard balls-up bringing into question the bullshit factor of AI. We dive into the many online music offerings and help you to choose the right service for your needs... and give radio streaming a good old plug as well - after all, radio is live, free and fun!
Our tips this week include keeping an eye on your mobile data usage and watching movies online using the many options for streaming... and don't forget free-to-air and replay TV. We chat about the Tiktok bans in the US, Google's chatbot Bard and Samsung's whopper of a new phone in 2023.