Today Show and Steve Price
Today ShowHad a lot of fun over the past couple of days with the new Apple iPhone. I was never a fan of the phone in the past mainly because it did not have tethering ability, which is now has. This means the phone acts as a wi-fi modem so I can connect to the Internet will travelling around. This is a great little unit, which has a tonne of new functions over its predecessor. It has quicker downloads; a Tap-To-Focus feature on its camera, which means you can focus on a particular spot when taking a picture; it now has a video option; you can dial a person or get a piece of music using its voice recognition technology; on-the-go encryption for security; the ability to wipe information your phone via your PC if it gets stolen; a touchscreen made of special glass that is easy to clean; as well as more than 50,000 applications from the app store. There are various price plans available, check it out.
Steve Price Show Again, the iPhone got quite a few mentions today, but we also received quite a few phonecalls. One call was from Margaret who was getting an annoying pop-up from Microsoft, which she wanted to get rid off. I said I'd put up the Microsoft helpdesk number in Australia up, so here it is 13 20 58. This number is available between 8am and 8pm. Damien asked if he could buy an iPhone in the US and use it in Australia. Unfortunately the answer is no because US carrier AT&T (their version of Telstra) has exclusive rights to the phone over there, which means it is locked to that network. Robert was having problems with his iPhone and not getting alerts that he had new text messages awaiting. I will get the answer on how to remedy this shortly. I just have to check something out before giving an answer.
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.