Tech Guide editor Stephen Fenech looks at the latest consumer technology news and reviews, talks to industry figures and answers all of your burning technology questions in his weekly podcast. It's the best way to stay updated and educated
The Rock teams up with Siri to make a short movie for Apple, our gaming habits revealed and why we love to play, Samsung announces an event to launch what we’re expecting to be the Note 8, we check out the Sony Mobile XZ Premium smartphone, the new Panasonic 4K OLED TV, Netgear has released Arlo Baby – the 21st century baby monitor and we finish off with the Tech Guide Help Desk.
July 17, 2017
Foxtel Now collapses under the weight of demand for Game of Thrones, the world’s smartest and most useful wallet, Amaysim adds more data to its mobile plans, we check out the Nanoleaf Aurora smart lighting system, we roadtest Logitech’s computer mice and take a look at BodyGuardZ iPhone case and finish off with the Tech Guide Help Desk.
July 10, 2017
Nest smart home products have launched in Australia, the German company that can help you kiss electricity bills goodbye, CASA issues more fines for breaking safety rules in the same week Pauline Hanson dodges one, we run our eye LG G7 OLED 4K TV, the Air Bar that can turn your laptop display into a touchscreen, the new LDrivo app that’s like Uber for learner driver and we finish off with the Tech Guide Help Desk.
July 3, 2017
How to save money on a 4K TV or a mobile plan, screen-embedded fingerprint reader technology unveiled ahead of the iPhone 8 launch, Apple opens its public betas for iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, we run our eye over the Audio Technica wireless Bluetooth headphones and the affordable Alcatel A3 XL smartphone while Netflix offers content with Dolby Atmos audio and we finish off with the Tech Guide Help Desk.
June 26, 2017
Has Snapchat gone too far with its latest feature, it’s 10 years since the iPhone first went on sale, we test out the new Nikon D7500 DSLR – on the sideline of the State of Origin, we chat to HMD CEO Arto Numella about the rebirth of the Nokia brand, we run our eye over the Sena X1 Bluetooth smart bicycle helmet, the Breville Oracle Touch coffee machine and the i.am+ Buttons earphones and we finish off with the Tech Guide Help Desk.
June 19, 2017
Can you get away with carrying a photo of your licence on your phone instead of your actual licence, why we’re not updating our phones as often as we used to, Telstra switches on its one millionth wi-fi hotspot, we run our eye over the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and Sphero’s new Spiderman interactive toy plus Samsung Pay expands and we finish off with the Tech Guide Help Desk.
June 12, 2017
Full wrap-up from the Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference including all the software updates, the hardware announcements plus a chat with Shainiel Deo from Halfbrick – the Australian creators of Fruit Ninja, Linksys Velop wi-fi system, Foxtel’s new streaming service, we review the GoPro Karma drone and finish off with the Tech Guide Help Desk.
June 5, 2017
Intel introduces new technology to cricket and we also chat to former England captain now commentator Nasser Hussain and get his thoughts about the new tech coming to the game, the Late, Late Show sketch that’s now a series on Apple Music, the BlackBerry KEYone pricing and availability has been announced, we take a look at the Bose Revolve speaker, the Garmin VIRB 360-degree camera, Alcatel’s big screen feature rich smartphone for less than $200 and we finish off with the Tech Guide Help Desk.
May 29, 2017
New drone, new drone software and new drone safety app from CASA, iPhone 8 cases already appearing, Samsung releases the MU Series of 4K smart TVs, we take a look at the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus, the Ultimate Lightning McQueen from Sphero and Microsoft updates the Surface Pro and we finish off with the Tech Guide Help Desk.
May 22, 2017
The new HTC U11 smartphone that reacts to the way you squeeze it, how you can do a Macca’s run from your smartphone, Sony introduces a 4K short throw projector, we take a look at the ASUS Zenwatch 3 and a couple of very different printers – the Canon PIXMA Endurance G4600 and the HP Sprocket and we finish off with the Tech Guide Help Desk.
May 15, 2017
Worldwide ransomware attack and how you can avoid becoming a victim, why Australia’s NBN rollout has become a global embarrassment, Apple’s tips on taking better photos with the iPhone 7, we take a look at the Fitbit Alta HR, HTC’s new One X10 and Vodafone’s new 35-day pre-paid plans and finish off with the Tech Guide Help Desk.
May 8, 2017
How smart home automation is being used in hotels, how to avoid the sting of global roaming charges, Amaysim’s new NBN plans try to make sense of the NBN, we take a look at ZUS smart car charger, the Laser Digital Alarm clock with wireless charging, the Logitech Spotlight presentation controller and the Tech Guide Help Desk.
May 1, 2017
Should we be worried about Facebook’s proposed emotion-based advertising tactics, Dyson unveils new heating and cooling air purifiers, Huawei announces the pricing and availability of the P10 and P10 Plus, we take a look at Samsung Galaxy S8, the HP Spectre X360 laptop and the Beoplay P2 wireless speakers and finish off with the Tech Guide Help Desk.
April 24, 2017
New fingerprint technology to safeguard your credit card, GoPro launches a new 360-degree camera, Stan now streaming in 4K, we take a look at the Jaybird X3 earphones, the Logitech BRIO 4K webcam, Bose launches new speakers with 360-degree sound and the Tech Guide Help Desk.
April 17, 2017
What’s your preloved smartphone worth - it could be more than you think, TPG set to become Australia’s fourth mobile network, Panasonic unveils its 2017 TV range which include OLED models, we take a look at the Navman Drive Duo SUV, the BlueLounge products that can help organise your cables and Assassin’s Creed – the popular game that made it to the big screen and we wrap up with the Tech Guide Help Desk.
April 10, 2017
Samsung Pay announces a partnership with major Australian bank, ANZ to use your voice as added security, Kogan launches Australia’s cheapest 4K 65-inch curved TV, we review the LG G6 smartphone, the BeatsX Bluetooth earphones and the WD My Passport portable hard drive and we wrap up with the Tech Guide Help Desk.
April 3, 2017
Live from New York from the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ launch - we look at the new hardware and features and give you a hands-on review of the new Samsung flagship smartphones. We also chat to Samsung Australia’s vice president of mobile device Richard Fink. Also on the show, Microsoft’s Surface Studio desktop computer arrives in Australia, MPs get their first taste of autonomous driving with Volvo and how we’re changing from broadcast TV to broadband TV plus the Tech Guide Help Desk.
March 27, 2017
LG OLED wallpaper TVs arrive in Australia, Epson and Hisense launch new products at the Australian Grand Prix, laptops and tablets banned from some flights, HTC U Ultra smartphone review, Garmin’s new Dash Cams, Square Tap and Go payment devices and the Tech Guide Help Desk.
March 20, 2017
We round up the rumours ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch, tap and go with your sunglasses, TAG Heuer releases a new smartwatch, we chat with D-Link’s Graeme Reardon about the company’s 30th anniversary, we check out the Sol Republic Amps Air wire-free earphones, the Razer Blade gaming laptop and finish off with the Tech Guide Help Desk.
March 13, 2017
The fitness industry and personal training goes high tech, how the internet and DNA technology has made tracing your family tree even easier, we chat to Netgear’s Arlo director of product management Damir Skripic about the new range of Arlo cameras, we road test the technology features of the Volvo S90, we check out the Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone and inspect Laser’s range of portable power banks and finish off with the Tech Guide Help Desk.