My Tech Opinion: Ep 7 – Lets go back to my place to stream and chill! – Home video streaming.

Episode 7 Notes
In this episode, Shayne and Phil talk (for a long time) about home video streaming and what is available in Australia as well as looking at some of the news from around the tech world.

Firefox can sandbox Facebook so they don’t track you around the web

Apple Education Event

Feature Topic – Home Video Streaming
Australian options:

US Options

Smart DNS services

My Tech Opinion: Ep 6 – Nerd Eye for the WiFi. – Home WiFi

Episode 6 Notes
On this weeks Episode, Phil and Shayne talk about home wifi and the scandal engulfing facebook!

Facebook data was misused in the lead up to the 2016 US presidential election

Cambridge Analytica suspends its CEO after comments about bribery and entrapment

Mark Zuckerberg apologises over scandal and promises changes to the facebook platform

Feature Topic – Home WiFi

Wifi Standards

Limitations of WiFi

My Tech Opinion: Ep 5 – My house is turning into SkyNet…. Should I be worried? – Home Automation

Episode 5 Notes
On Episode 5 of My Tech Opinion, Phil and Shayne talk Home Automation as our feature topic.

The designers of the new Sony Experia XZ2 throw some shade at Apple

23,000 HTTPS certificates axed after CEO emails private keys

Spotify is about to list itself on the New York Stock Exchange

Feature Topic – Home Automation
Article on the Pros and Cons

Some of the systems available that work towards home automation in some capacity
Clipsal C-Bus
Apple Homekit
Google Mini/Home
Amazon Alexa
Others that work together:



Some products for home automation:
Philips Hue
August Smart Lock – (Smart Locks are available from different vendors too.)
Nest – Thermostat, Protect, Camera
Telstra Home
Ring Doorbell

My Tech Opinion: Ep 4 – Take CTRL of your career, ESC to an ALT job! – IT Careers

Episode 4 Notes
On this episode of My Tech Opinion – Phil and Shayne talk to Jessica Reesby from Reesby IT Recruitment about careers in the industry and her thoughts about tech jobs.

The South Australian Premier announces pledge to create their own Broadband Network.

Australia’s new payments platform goes live

Privacy Warning: Don’t use your mobile phone number for PayID

CBA blocks crypto coin buys on credit cards

Feature Topic – IT Career
Special Guest: Jessica Reesby –

My Tech Opinion: Ep 3 – How fast is fast enough? – NBN Speeds

Episode 3 Notes
This episode of My Tech Opinion, Phil and Shayne take a deeper look at Broadband speeds and how fast is fast enough?

Here are some articles referenced through the show:

Mitch Fifield Comment

The Life expectancy of Optic Fibre

Internet traffic as reported by Cisco

What is the NBN MTM?

My Tech Opinion: Ep 2 – Excuse me doctor, my processor has a problem!

Episode 2 Notes
Welcome to Episode 2 of My Tech Opinion. In this episode, Shayne and Phil talk the Spectre and Meltdown issues plaguing computer processors.

Here are some links as to what we talked about:

Intel has told users to NOT install its firmware updates for the Spectre/Meltdown bug until further notice.

Australian TAFE’s to offer Cyber Security Courses.

Apple have finally announced that their HomePod speaker is ready to buy.

Amazon opens their first Amazon Go retail store in seattle.

Elon Musk gets to keep his Job at Tesla.

Feature Topic – Spectre and Meltdown

My Tech Opinion: Ep 1 – 3 bitcoins in a fountain… – Cryptocurrency

Episode 1 Notes
Welcome to the first episode of My Tech Opinion. On this episode Shayne and Phil take a good look at: Cryptocurrency.

Here is a link to some of articles we referenced during the show: