Life & Technology – 2GB 11th September, 2021

On the show this week, we had Patrick Delany, Foxtel Group CEO who shared the latest iQ5

The iQ5 can be connected via the internet to stream Foxtel content or it can be connected via a satellite installation. This gives you the option to either use the iQ5 in internet only mode without the need for a satellite installation or you can use the box with the standard satellite technology (depending on the setup of your home).

The iQ5 also comes with a detachable external hard drive; while you don’t need the hard drive to watch Foxtel, you will need it to use the recording capabilities of the iQ5.

Read more details on News.com.au


We are still getting a lot of questions about laptop options, timely Lenovo has launched their latest range. We invited Matt Codrington, Managing Director from Lenovo who discussed their latest releases. 

Yoga Slim 7 Carbon – Light, Thin and Strong
Let’s start with the durable lightweight laptop with excellent OLED display that’s built for an active lifestyle, the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon. By combining high craftsmanship with portability, Yoga devices continually usher in purposeful innovation and more choice to enable consumers to put their best foot forward. Featuring up to 8-core AMD RyzenTM 7 5800U Series Mobile Processors with AMD RadeonTM Graphics, the laptop is also available with optional NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 graphics for supercharged
content creation.


Entertainment made right, Versatility on the go – The Lenovo Tab P12 Pro

When it’s time to relax, treat yourself to a premium multimedia experience with the innovative Lenovo Tab P12 Pro that’s packed with all the clever bells and whistles you’ve come to expect from a Lenovo flagship Android tablet – like its brilliant AMOLED display, immersive sound, long lasting battery and all-
new digital pen with magnetic attach for wireless charging and anti-lost alert, plus bouncier key travel via detachable keyboard.

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iQ5: Foxtel promises next level entertainment new streaming set top box

Life & Technology – 2GB 04th September, 2021

This week we invited Arthur Panos, General Manager Product and Devices from TPG Telecom, Arthur discussed their latest unlimited mobile data plans

As a follow through of last week’s FluBot discussion, we invited Dean Williams, Partner Specialist Systems Engineer of Norton, who shared about the technology you can integrate into your smart phone to help you not get caught with malwares.

Norton 360 has SMS protection that can deter such malwares. 

The SMS security feature identifies SMS text messages with unsafe links and moves them to your junk or unknown sender folder to help prevent you from inadvertently clicking on them and potentially putting your personal information at risk*.

We have an ongoing trial you can activate and test drive the Norton 360 protection
Get this exclusive 30-day free trial from Norton by signing up here. 

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Life & Technology – 2GB 28th August, 2021

This week we invited Mike Boyd, CEO, Founder of Contact Light, who discussed about Device Remote Access.

Even if you’re not in the same house and connected to the same WiFi network Apple, Google and Microsoft have products that can facilitate remote access and sharing your screen.

Chrome Remote Desktop – Windows & Mac
– https://remotedesktop.google.com/?pli=1
– Using any Google Chrome Browser and the same Google Account, you can very easily – control your PC or Tablet.
– Download the Remote Desktop for Apple or Android
– Works on WiFi and over 4G/5G
Microsoft Remote Desktop – Windows & Mac
– https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/microsoft-remote-desktop/9wzdncrfj3ps
– Software is built into Windows. Can be downloaded as a Mac App.
– Requires a little more configuration for external remote access (i.e. over 4G/5G)
Apple Remote Desktop
– https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/remote-desktop/welcome/mac
– Download from Mac App Store.
– Like Microsoft Remote Desktop, this requires some setup that is very easy to follow.
– There is also the feature called Screen Sharing that – securely and only with permission – allows you to see and control any Mac that is connected to an iCloud account. This has been a godsend for me and my father!


But what about controlling an iMac from my Windows Surface Go laptop?
For that you’re going to need something a bit more sophisticated such as VNC (Virtual Network Computing) or an enterprise app such as TeamViewer.
More details on Mac to PC and PC to Mac remote access can be found via the link below
Real VNC

But what about remote control for an iPad?
The short answer is not really. There are plenty of apps such as Skype and Zoom that will allow you to share your screen with others however, remote control is not that simple on an iPad.


Apple has a feature called Switch Control that is part of the Accessibility section of iOS.
– https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT205644
– It’s jam-packed with incredible features for non-touch and disabled access.
– Control your iPad with a nod of your head left or right, or from your iPhone
– Quite complicated to set up as it is intended for mobility-impaired use.
– Devices need to be on the same WiFi network.


We have had a listener recommend the service ‘Zoho Assist’ to remotely access PCs and iPads.


In Summary: Remotely accessing a Mac or a PC from anywhere on the planet is very much a thing today. Tablets and smartphones are not quite there yet due to their designed use of simplicity.

Father’s Day is happening next week so we went ahead and invited Mitchell Whitaker, Director of Harvey Norman New Castle, who discussed some great deals you can still get for Father’s Day weekend.

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