Steve Price Show on 2UE
Wow, a tonne of questions today and lot of information covered..First of all we talked a little about blu-ray, which although the technology has been around for some time, it is really beginning to take off in the consumer space. I recommend you get a blu-ray player is you have an HD television, because that is where you'll get the most out of it. Steve queried whether the graphics for gaming would be any better. They won't be.
I also talked about a couple of Nintendo DSi games that are ideal for the holidays. Both AFL Mascot Manor and NRL Mascot Mania are a lot of fun, whereby you can play a mascot from one club against the mascot from another. There are mini-games, players cards to collect, and a game of either AFL or NRL to be played if you make it through the various levels.
Marika asked via email if there was any way of transferring files from her iPod to iTunes. The only program I know of is called iPod Ripper, but have not used it myself, so will be interested to see how it goes.Glen was using Windows XP to try and burn pictures from his camera to a DVD, but was having problems. Not too sure why it wasn't working, as it is usually a case of drag and drop into the correct field. I need more information Glen, so if you read this, drop me a line. Paul from Campbelltown is annoyed at the crappy reception he is getting from his digital set top box. Unfortunately, because digital technology is pretty new, there is nothing you can do about it. Interference is the problem, and this can be from airplanes flying overhead, or thunder storms. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do about it at present. Deborah rang and was concerned about the speed of her Internet. She has four people using her broadband BigPond account for $60 a month. I'm suspecting that the household is churning through its usage too soon, and once this happens BigPond will default to dial up speeds. Some might query why not just let the household use normal broadband speed and pay the difference. That would be because the bill at the end of the month might be a nasty surprise! Michael rang to say his son's Xbox had the red ring of death. What does this mean? It means his Xbox is kaput. That's the bad news. The good news is that Microsoft has assured me that it has extended warranties, so if Michael has any problems, he should get back to me and I'll try and sort it out with the Powers-That-Be at Microsoft.
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.