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
We go through the products unveiled at last week’s Apple event including the iPhone X, the iPhone 8, the Apple Watch Series 3 and the Apple TV 4K, we’ll talk about the new Bose SoundLink Micro speaker, the Oppo phone for FC Barcelona fans, the Commonwealth Bank finally offering Android Pay – but not Apple Pay and we finish off with the Tech Guide Help Desk.
What we expect to see at Apple’s iPhone event this week, Beats by Dr Dre Studio3 Wireless noise cancelling headphones, Seagate releases DJI Fly Drive for drone pilots, we check out the Navdy Head Up Display for your car, the Zus Smart Tyre Safety Monitor and we run our eye over the Samsung Galaxy Note8 and finish off with the Tech Guide Help Desk.
We’re just back from Berlin where we attended the IFA tech trade show and talk about new products from LG, Samsung, Sony, Hisense, Alcatel and Ecovacs Robotics, Apple confirms its iPhone launch event on September 12, we take a look at the new BB9E and R2D2 Sphere app-enabled droids, the augmented reality apps coming for the iPhone and iPad and we finish off with the Tech Guide Help Desk.
We’re in New York for the Samsung Galaxy Note8 launch and we go through the new features of the device, the plans and offers and talk to Samsung Australia director of IT and Mobile Garry McGregor, we also check out the Nest smart home products, the Huawei Watch 2 and the smartest barbecues in Australia and we finish off with the Tech Guide Help Desk.
We take a look inside the Huawei campus and testing labs, Vodafone reinvents its plans to offer a new phone with no lock-in contracts, Panasonic combines a 4K disc player with a recorder, we check out the Oppo R11 smartphone, the Samsung MS750 Soundbar and the Beoplay E4 noise cancelling earphones and we finish off with the Tech Guide Help Desk.
iPhone 8 rumours are reaching fever pitch ahead of launch, Sony launches its first Bravia OLED 4K TVs, the glasses that can help prevent digital eye strain, we take a look at the Hisense Series 7 ULED TV, we review the Nokia 6 Android smartphone, the new Kensington range of computer accessories and we finish off with the Tech Guide Help Desk.
We get behind the wheel of a Tesla electric car, Huawei Watch 2 that has its own 4G SIM Card, the Australian app that can help your kids earn pocket money and learn lessons about money as well, we check out Elgato Eve smart home accessories, we look at the Energizer LED headlights, Apple updates Apple Maps with transit information for more Australian cities and we finish off with the Tech Guide Help Desk.
Crossing the road while texting is now illegal in one US city, Apple discontinues the iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano and the phone scams you need to watch out for, we check out the Google Home speaker, the LG SJ9 soundbar and the Laser 4K Smart TV player and we finish off with the Tech Guide Help Desk.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.