Life & Technology - 2GB 24th April, 2016
Windows users, uninstall Apple Quicktime now! Windows users are being advised to uninstall Apple's QuickTime media player as soon as possible following the discovery of two critical vulnerabilities affecting the software. The vulnerabilities allow for remote code injection, which could enable a hacker to gain control of a victim's system. The best course of action is to simply uninstall the software. Read more on Cybershack.com
Australia Post to trial drone deliveries. Australia Post is set to commence consumer-facing drone delivery trials later this year. The organization is exploring the use of drones, or "remotely pirated aircraft" (RPA), to help facilitate faster deliveries of small, time-sensitive parcels, such as medicine. Read more on CyberShack.com
Alcatel’s latest smartphone is waterproof, dustproof, shockproof and less than AUD$300. Read more abou the new Alcatel smartphone on CyberShack.com
The iPhone SE is Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone. It looks similar to an iPhone 5s but packed with iPhone 6s features. This week on Life and Technology, Charlie has a chat with CEO at Contact Light, Mike Boyd.
Beware of the rise of Ransomware attacks. Ransomware are the latest in cyber scams on the Web. This week on Life and Technology, Charlie finds out more about this malware from Business Manager of Information Production at Symantec, Nick Savvides.
Read more on Cybershack.com on how you can secure your PC from malware.
The Raspberry Pi is a tiny almost credit card size single-board and affordable computer. This week on Life and Technology, Charlie is joined by Director of Little Bird Company, Marcus Schappi to get the low-down on this tiny but powerful 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.