My Tech Opinion: Ep14 – DON’T CROSS THE STREAMS! – Online streaming/broadcasting.


On this episode, Phil and Shayne talk online live streaming/broadcasting.

AT&T Get the OK to buy Time Warner.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-12/at-t-cleared-by-judge-to-buy-time-warner-create-media-giant

Feature Topic
What is Live Streaming?
According to Wikipedia, Live streaming refers to online streaming media simultaneously recorded and broadcast in real time to the viewer. It is often simply referred to as streaming.

Platforms:
YouTube Live
FaceBook Live
TWICH
Daily Motion
Restreaming Services
Restream.io
Software
vMix
Wirecast
XSplit
Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)
DaCast

Purposes:
Podcasting
Radio
Sports
Church
Weddings

Links:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_streaming
https://www.epiphan.com/blog/streaming-upload-bandwidth
https://restream.io/about?ref=header

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My Tech Opinion: Ep13 – Unpacking the best shopping tips to deliver to you! – Online Shopping


On this episode of My Tech Opinion, Phil and Shayne talk about Online shopping and what are some of your options in and outside of Australia.

NEWS:
Amazon will block Australian users from its US site.
https://thenewdaily.com.au/money/finance-news/2018/05/31/amazon-us-australia-gst/
What is the driver for this change:
https://www.ato.gov.au/General/New-legislation/In-detail/Indirect-taxes/GST/GST-on-low-value-imported-goods/
Information for consumers:
https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/International-tax-for-business/GST-on-low-value-imported-goods/Information-for-consumers/

FEATURE TOPIC – Online Shopping
Links of Note:
https://www.business.gov.au/info/run/finance-and-accounting/payments-and-invoicing/choosing-payment-methods
https://www.xero.com/au/resources/small-business-guides/invoicing/online-payment-services-get-you-paid-faster/
https://stripe.com/au
https://www.paypal.com/au/home
https://www.moneysmart.gov.au/managing-your-money/banking/different-ways-to-pay
https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/online-shopping/shopping-online
https://shopmate.auspost.com.au/
https://www.alibaba.com/
http://australia.alibaba.com/index.html
https://shopmate.auspost.com.au/our-rates/customs-duties-and-taxes
https://www.choice.com.au/shopping/online-shopping/buying-online/articles/shopmate-and-us-freight-forwarding-services

My Tech Opinion: Ep12 – Podcasting Killed the Radio Star – Podcasting


On this episode of My Tech Opinion, Phil and Shayne are joined by Daniel Olivares from OzPodcasts.com.au to talk podcasting.

General Discussion.
A Telstra representative made a warning about using “cheap sim cards” and Shayne, Daniel and Phil tried to put the discussion in some context and unpack it a little.
https://www.itnews.com.au/news/telstra-warns-users-off-cheap-sims-491236

Feature Topic
This weeks feature topic is Podcasting.
What do you need to podcast, how do you publish it and how do you promote it?

Online course on podcasting:
http://www.podschool.com.au/

Equipment:
http://www.omnicoreagency.com/best-podcast-equipment/

Hosting:
http://www.whooshkaa.com
http://www.stitcher.com/
http://www.libsyn.com/

Getting out there:
itunesconnect.apple.com/login

Facebook Groups (Australian based)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/australianpodcasters/

Directories:
http://www.ozpodcasts.com.au

My Tech Opinion: Ep 11 – Top Tech Travel Tips Told Totally To Travel Types! – Travelling with Technology


On this episode, Phil and Shayne talk about travelling with technology and some of the apps, tools and tips you should consider when heading overseas with your devices.

News:
We talked about Telstra’s cable woes with emergency services.
https://www.itnews.com.au/news/telstra-fibre-cut-blamed-on-lightning-strike-490272

Feature Topic: Travel Tips!
Links:
https://www.finder.com.au/global-roaming
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/491-best-travel-apps.html#s2
http://travelinsider.qantas.com.au/travel-tips/must-have-travel-gadgets
https://www.smartertravel.com/2017/06/19/best-travel-gadgets/

My Tech Opinion: Ep 10 – All your network belong to us! – Home Network Security


Welcome to Episode 10 of My Tech Opinion. This week Phil and Shayne have a look at Home Network Security and some of the things you should look out for or implement.

News:
Credit Card Companies are teaming up against PayPal
https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/20/visa-mastercard-checkout-paypal/

A hardware exploit has been found in the Nintendo Switch and it cant be fixed.
https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/23/unstoppable-exploit-in-nintendo-switch-opens-door-to-homebrew-and-piracy/

Feature Topic: Home Network Security
https://www.lifewire.com/wireless-home-network-security-tips-818355
https://www.csoonline.com/article/3159629/security/6-tips-to-protect-your-home-network.html#slide7
http://dodcio.defense.gov/Portals/0/Documents/Cyber/Slicksheet_BestPracticesForKeepingYourHomeNetworkSecure_Web_update.pdf

My Tech Opinion: Ep 9 – Are my parts private? – Social Media Privacy


On this episode, Shayne and Phil look at social media privacy and what settings you should update to maintain your privacy.

NEWS
Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg fronts US Congress
https://www.theage.com.au/technology/zuckerbergs-testimony-is-over-but-scrutiny-is-just-ramping-up-20180413-p4z9h2.html

Following up from our last episode, NBN have updated their roll out plan with HFC connections and more FTTC.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-19/nbn-lottery-did-you-win-and-get-fttc/9674884?section=technology

Amazon announce an expansion to their Echo product lines for AUS/NZ
https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B079HLZQ95/ref=pc_gw_ech_rk_anc__h1?pf_rd_p=e6f31b34-083a-4a65-8c52-53aa48928ea4&pf_rd_r=PKZX86CRVAY1W0PP2YXH

FEATURE TOPIC – SOCIAL MEDIA PRIVACY
https://www.cnet.com/au/news/facebook-data-policy-answers-to-your-privacy-questions-cambridge-analytica/
https://www.facebook.com/help/325807937506242
https://www.techlicious.com/tip/complete-guide-to-facebook-privacy-settings/

My Tech Opinion: Ep 8 – This is not Fake News – its Tech News – Technology Journalism


On this episode of My Tech Opinion, our feature topic is Tech Journalism.

Feature Topic and Guest:
Our special guest on this episode is freelance tech journalist – Adam Turner – http://www.adamturner.com.au

News:
Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg fronts US Congress
https://www.theage.com.au/technology/zuckerbergs-testimony-is-over-but-scrutiny-is-just-ramping-up-20180413-p4z9h2.html

NBN Announced this week that they are about to relaunch their NBN services
https://www.nbnco.com.au/corporate-information/media-centre/media-statements/HFC-relaunch-FTTC-expansion.html