Life & Technology - 2GB 13th September, 2015
Apple held one of it's big events this week, and made a LOT of announcements. Here's a link to everything that's new:
I spoke to Adrian Wood, Director of Whitehack, about the risks of charging your smartphone using a public kiosk. It’s not as safe as you think! For the full interview, take a listen to the podcast!
Vodafone kicked the week off its week with some big news, a big new 15GB phone plan for AUD$130 per month. If you sign up before November 3, you’ll get a bonus 5GB, taking you to a massive 20GB per month. You also get unlimited talk and text, and access to Vodafone’s AUD$5 per day roaming – probably my favourite thing about Vodafone.
It didn’t take long for others to follow suite: just two days after, Optus announced its own super-sized plan. Optus is offering 16GB of data for AUD$135 per month, and you’ll get a bonus 4GB if you sign up before December. Again, that’s a massive 20GB.
Netgear’s just announced a super powerful, super-fast new modem router it calls the Nighthawk X4S. The router’s claim to fame is that it’s the first device on the market to feature both MU-MIMO and Quad-Stream Wi-Fi technologies. Essentially, what this means is it’s very fast.
Samsung’s brand new flagship tablet will be available from Tuesday – it comes in two different sizes, 8-inch and 9.7-inch, both with a distinctly iPad-like 4:3 aspect ratio. The new aspect ratio means the new tablets are a little more balanced, and work great whether you’re streaming on Stan or trying to get some work done.
They’re also incredibly light - both 8-inch and 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S2 models have been trimmed down to 5.6mm in thickness, and weigh 265g and 389g respectively. The 8-inch tablet starts at AUD$499, while the 9.7-inch starts at AUD$599, and you’ll be able to get them at our sponsor Harvey Norman
About Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown is one of Australia's foremost commentators on consumer lifestyle technology. He publishes, produces and hosts CyberShack, is Channel 9's technology expert, and hosts Life & Technology and 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.
Charlie is able to communicate, educate and inspire a huge audience, without confusing technological jargon.
Life & Technology is on the air Sunday mornings at 10am on 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.