Life & Technology - 2GB 1st of March, 2014
It’s a big week this week in the tech world with Mobile world congress kicking off in Barcelona, showcasing all the biggest and best things in the smartphone industry. In this week’s special coverage we will chat about some of the most exiting highlights to come out of Barcelona. Plus we’ll be continuing our series on innovation, by looking into how you can fund your own great ideas over the internet.
First, here’s what I thought were the top 5 announcements at Mobile World Congress.
While you might think that Mobile world congress is all about the handsets, mobile security is a big theme at this year’s conference. Many argue that the smartphone and tablet world is the next frontier of cyber security. Tim Falinksi from Trend Micro told us why.
Last week we looked at how you can start your own App with the guys from appster, this week were continuing our series on innovation by looking at how you can fund your great ideas through the internet. I chatted to Rick Chen, the Co-founder of Australian Crowd funding site Pozible, he told us what crowd funding is and how you can do it.
If you’ve got a great idea and want to get it funded, get in touch with Rick at www.pozible.com
Finally, we had questions from some of our listeners, Tracy Knights from Thornleigh, you asked about the best tablet to buy for travel or leisure that had the following features.
- Can attach a keyboard
- Is pretty lightweight
- Can connect to the internet via an usb dongle
- 10" screen
- I can buy a waterproof protective cover for it.
- Doesn't cost a bomb (my limit would be $500, and even that's too much in my opinion)
My recommendations are:
The Google Nexus 10 - more premium tablet
$469 for 16GB of memory
Keyboard attachment from Amazon
runs on a Google Chrome OS and not Windows.
ASUS Vivo Tab
Windows 8 OS
$423 for 64 GB
10" HD touch screen
Micro USB port
Powerful core processor
Samsung Tab 3 10.1"
$367 for 16GB of memory
In stores at Harvey Norman
Huge Range of keyboard attachments and covers
Android operating system
Barry Walker from Penrith, you asked:
Hi Charlie, I have a website directory business and one of my members brought it to my attention and later some others that they cannot pick everything up on my website (All Features) when using their Ipad or mobile Phone. What can be done about this?
Barry, here are my suggestions
- Simplify the website so the layout is more compatible - single column layout
- Make sure plug-ins are compatible for mobile - flash for example sometimes isn't
- Consult a web developer to optimize your site for a mobile device
- Check out http://www.dudamobile.com/ to see a preview of what your website looks like on a mobile device
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.