Life & Technology – 2GB 04th September, 2021

This week we invited Arthur Panos, General Manager Product and Devices from TPG Telecom, Arthur discussed their latest unlimited mobile data plans

As a follow through of last week’s FluBot discussion, we invited Dean Williams, Partner Specialist Systems Engineer of Norton, who shared about the technology you can integrate into your smart phone to help you not get caught with malwares.

Norton 360 has SMS protection that can deter such malwares. 

The SMS security feature identifies SMS text messages with unsafe links and moves them to your junk or unknown sender folder to help prevent you from inadvertently clicking on them and potentially putting your personal information at risk*.

We have an ongoing trial you can activate and test drive the Norton 360 protection
Get this exclusive 30-day free trial from Norton by signing up here. 

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Life & Technology – 2GB 28th August, 2021

This week we invited Mike Boyd, CEO, Founder of Contact Light, who discussed about Device Remote Access.

Even if you’re not in the same house and connected to the same WiFi network Apple, Google and Microsoft have products that can facilitate remote access and sharing your screen.

Chrome Remote Desktop – Windows & Mac
– https://remotedesktop.google.com/?pli=1
– Using any Google Chrome Browser and the same Google Account, you can very easily – control your PC or Tablet.
– Download the Remote Desktop for Apple or Android
– Works on WiFi and over 4G/5G
Microsoft Remote Desktop – Windows & Mac
– https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/microsoft-remote-desktop/9wzdncrfj3ps
– Software is built into Windows. Can be downloaded as a Mac App.
– Requires a little more configuration for external remote access (i.e. over 4G/5G)
Apple Remote Desktop
– https://support.apple.com/en-au/guide/remote-desktop/welcome/mac
– Download from Mac App Store.
– Like Microsoft Remote Desktop, this requires some setup that is very easy to follow.
– There is also the feature called Screen Sharing that – securely and only with permission – allows you to see and control any Mac that is connected to an iCloud account. This has been a godsend for me and my father!


But what about controlling an iMac from my Windows Surface Go laptop?
For that you’re going to need something a bit more sophisticated such as VNC (Virtual Network Computing) or an enterprise app such as TeamViewer.
More details on Mac to PC and PC to Mac remote access can be found via the link below
Real VNC

But what about remote control for an iPad?
The short answer is not really. There are plenty of apps such as Skype and Zoom that will allow you to share your screen with others however, remote control is not that simple on an iPad.


Apple has a feature called Switch Control that is part of the Accessibility section of iOS.
– https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT205644
– It’s jam-packed with incredible features for non-touch and disabled access.
– Control your iPad with a nod of your head left or right, or from your iPhone
– Quite complicated to set up as it is intended for mobility-impaired use.
– Devices need to be on the same WiFi network.


We have had a listener recommend the service ‘Zoho Assist’ to remotely access PCs and iPads.


In Summary: Remotely accessing a Mac or a PC from anywhere on the planet is very much a thing today. Tablets and smartphones are not quite there yet due to their designed use of simplicity.

Father’s Day is happening next week so we went ahead and invited Mitchell Whitaker, Director of Harvey Norman New Castle, who discussed some great deals you can still get for Father’s Day weekend.

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Life & Technology – 2GB 21st August, 2021

On the show this week, we invited Romain Bonjean, Founder of Rosemary Health – a new online platform digitizing healthcare. 

Rosemary is reinventing the future of healthcare, and it’s our mission to offer treatment that’s more accessible, convenient and efficient for all Australians. We believe we’re only years away from a future where more healthcare services are provided remotely rather than in person. At Rosemary, we’re making this future a reality.

Having already connected over 12,000 Australians with online doctors and pharmacists since launching in August 2020, Rosemary Health is bridging the gap by bringing quality care and best practice into the modern era by allowing patients to lodge a request online anytime and anywhere – no waiting rooms, no travel, and no appointments required
 
Through an online portal, patients can enquire with a qualified doctor about over 20 different medical concerns and rescript services, ranging from diabetes, acne, sleep issues, heartburn, migraines, menopause, and hair loss. The patient’s treatment plan is sent back to them online and medications are delivered direct to their door.

We also invited Mark Hodgson, Head of Content & Services | Mobile Division of Samsung Electronics Australia. Mark shared the
blood pressure tracking and TGA-approved electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring now on Galaxy Watch.

ECG Tracking
 
The electrocardiogram function works by recording the heart’s electrical activity via a sensor on the compatible Galaxy Watch. Users simply need to open the Samsung Health Monitor app while seated comfortably, and ensure the watch is fitted firmly to the wrist. Next, rest the forearm on a flat surface and lightly place a fingertip from the opposite hand on the top button on the smartwatch for 30 seconds. The app will then measure the users heart rate and rhythm, which will be displayed as either a Sinus Rhythm (a normal, regular heartbeat) or AFib (when the heart beats irregularly). Users can also export this data to PDF.

Blood pressure measurement
 
The blood pressure monitoring feature on the Galaxy Watch helps users to track their general health by allowing them to measure blood pressure conveniently from their smartwatch. 
 
To enable this feature, Samsung Galaxy users will need to install the Samsung Health Monitor application onto their Galaxy smartphone and connect it to their compatible Galaxy Watch.
 
To monitor blood pressure on the Galaxy Watch device, users will need to first calibrate with a traditional cuff. They will then be able to tap to “Measure” the blood pressure anytime, anywhere. The device measures blood pressure through pulse wave analysis, which is tracked with the Heart Rate Monitoring sensors. The program then records the relationship between the calibration value and the blood pressure change to determine the blood pressure To ensure accuracy, users are required to calibrate their device at least every 28 days. Once the calibration and set-up process is completed, users can access this information and export measurements to PDF.

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