My Tech Opinion: Ep21 – My head is in the clouds – Cloud Computing.


On this episode of My Tech Opinion, Phil and Shayne talk about Cloud Computing and what is it, whats available and what are the some of the pro’s and cons with the technology.

They also chatted about:

Telstra rolls out 5G on the Gold Coast
Could Amazon buy Coles?
NBN Doubles Revenue in latest figures.
https://www.itnews.com.au/news/nbn-co-doubles-revenue-to-almost-2bn-500339

Feature Topic: Cloud Computing

https://www.ibm.com/cloud/learn/what-is-cloud-computing
https://www.newgenapps.com/blog/top-10-cloud-computing-examples-and-uses
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-au/overview/what-is-cloud-computing/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing
https://au.pcmag.com/networking-communications-software-products/29902/feature/what-is-cloud-computing

Pros and Cons of Cloud Computing
https://www.lifewire.com/cloud-computing-explained-2373125
Australian sites impacted by AWS outage in 2016
https://www.smh.com.au/technology/amazon-web-services-outage-causes-australian-website-chaos-20160605-gpc41p.html
Government Cloud Strategy
https://www.cio.com.au/article/632907/government-unveils-public-cloud-push/
Cloud Computing Market Share
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/27/microsoft-gains-cloud-market-share-in-q1-but-aws-still-dominates.html
Cloud Computing Services
https://www.cmswire.com/information-management/iaas-vs-paas-vs-saas-cloud-computing-architectures-compared/

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My Tech Opinion: Ep20 – This is right in Worf’s wheelhouse – Enterprise Security


On this episode of My Tech Opinion, Phil and Shayne talk about Enterprise Security and we are joined by our special guest Steve Simpson from ES2.

They also chatted about:
Google caving in to operate in China
Apple worth a trillion dollars
Jean Luc Picard Returns
Android 9 (Pie)

Feature Topic:  Enterprise Security with Steve Simpson.

Linkshttp://www.es2.com.au

My Tech Opinion: Ep19 – This calls for another SIP! – IP Telephony


On this episode of My Tech Opinion, Phil and Shayne talk about IP Telephony and how far you can go to get your best setup.

They also chatted about:

Fairfax and Nine Merger.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-26/what-the-fairfax-and-nine-merger-means-for-you/10039236

Disney and Fox shareholders unanimously approve takeover.
Disney, 21st Century Fox Shareholders Vote to Approve $71.3 Billion Merger

Facebook revenue down…. Shares drop 20 percent.
https://www.itnews.com.au/news/facebook-refutes-push-into-public-cloud-499112

Feature Topic: IP Telephony

What is VOIP?
https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-voip-3426730

Pros and cons of VOIP:
https://www.ooma.com/blog/pros-and-cons-of-voip-services/
https://www.springcom.com.au/sip-capped-plans/
https://www.springcom.com.au/traditional-vs-hosted-pbx/

Hardware:

Asterisk
https://www.asterisk.org/

What hardware do you need for Asterisk?
http://wiki.merionet.ru/asterisk-calculator/?lang=ENG

Raspberry PBX
http://www.raspberry-asterisk.org/

FXS/FXO
https://www.devicedeal.com.au/ip-phones-voip/ip-pbx/

WHAT IS FXS/FXO
https://www.3cx.com/pbx/fxs-fxo/

“Fixed Telephony”
https://www.aussiebroadband.com.au/residential/residential-phone/voip/
http://siptalk.com.au/plans.php
http://engin.com.au/phone/voip-plans
https://www.mynetfone.com.au/Residential/Home-Phone/Plans#Plans

Sip Software:
https://www.voipsupply.com/blog/voip-insider/free-sip-softphone-roundup/

Power Outage:
https://www.nbnco.com.au/residential/learn/what-happens-in-a-power-blackout.html

My Tech Opinion: Ep18 – My heart rate rises when I hit the track – Fitness Trackers


On this episode of My Tech Opinion, Phil and Shayne talk about fitness trackers, whats available on the market and how accurate they are.

They also chat about:
Phil’s NBN is here (for real this time)
New Macbook Pro’s
https://www.apple.com/au/macbook-pro/
Microsoft Surface Go
https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/p/surface-go/8v9dp4lnknsz?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

Feature Topic: Fitness Trackers
Hardware
Fitbits
Mobile
Smart Watches
Ear Buds
Dedicated Monitors (Heart)
Smart Watch Comparison
https://www.techradar.com/au/news/wearables/best-smart-watches-what-s-the-best-wearable-tech-for-you-1154074
Fitness Trackers – CES 2018
https://www.self.com/story/fitness-tech-innovations-from-ces-2018
How accurate are fitness wearables?
https://nudgecoach.com/blog/how-accurate-are-wearable-fitness-trackers

My Tech Opinion: Ep17 – Its a Fortnite since my last Call Of Duty and I want to FarCry – Effects of gaming.


On this episode of My Tech Opinion, Phil and Shayne talked about Video games and their impact on people, especially kids.

In other news….
– Phil’s NBN – This could have it’s own segment
– Shayne has been looking into coding but still trying to pick the right language & then framework.
– Hacking has become so common that news.com.au has given it it’s own category: https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/hacking

Feature Topic: Video Games & Their Effect on Kids
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/206546.php
https://www.raisesmartkid.com/3-to-6-years-old/4-articles/34-the-good-and-bad-effects-of-video-games

My Tech Opinion: Ep16 – I’m trying to crack the code for a crack at a career in coding


On this episode of My Tech Opinion, Phil and Shayne welcomed Developer Steve to the show to talk all things software development and careers in the industry.

Developer Steve can be found here:
Twitter: @developersteve
Web: https://developersteve.com/
Instagram: @developersteve

They also talked about the latest major data breach incidents that have hit the news:
Health Engine Hack – https://www.computerworld.com.au/article/643222/healthengine-notifies-users-data-breach/
Ticketmaster Hack – https://www.news.com.au/technology/thousands-hacked-from-malicious-software-discovered-on-a-ticketmaster-product/news-story/c836db13e8e5ed9e1728504ca54ee113

My Tech Opinion: Ep15 – Excuse me Dr., I would like my realities augmented! – Virtual & Augmented Reality


On episode 15 of My Tech Opinion, Phil and Shayne talk about Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality technologies.

In the News:
Telstra 8000 Job Cuts & Company Split
https://www.businessinsider.com.au/telstra-to-cut-8000-jobs-in-massive-restructure-2018-6
Amazon Prime Is Here – Allows access to US site
https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/06/amazon-prime-is-finally-in-australia-heres-what-youll-get/

Feature Topic:
Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_reality
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augmented_reality
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixed_reality
http://www.abc.net.au/news/about/backstory/digital/2018-05-22/making-ar-space-discovery/9786402
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IllumiRoom