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The International Episode 163 of Two Blokes Talking Tech

podcastthumbIt's a truly international edition of Two Blokes Talking Tech with episode 163 coming to you live from New York and Sweden.

Stephen is in New York for the global launch of Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S while Trevor is in Husqvarna in Sweden looking at high tech chainsaws and robot lawnmowers.

Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S features a range of high quality features including a Super AMOLED screen for a premium viewing experience.

Read more: The International Episode 163 of Two Blokes Talking Tech

Samsung unveils premium Galaxy Tab S in New York

galaxytabs20Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Tab S – the company’s new hero product that features a dazzling Super AMOLED screen and premium design.

Launched on a grand scale at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S is available in two sizes – 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch – and two colours – Titanium Bronze and Dazzling White.

The Android device is only 6.6mm thick and weighs just 465g (10.5-inch) and 294g (8.4-inch).

Read more: Samsung unveils premium Galaxy Tab S in New York

Choice pushes government to axe higher prices for Australian customers

australiatax3Choice has delivered new evidence to the Federal Government’s Competition Policy Review of Australians paying more for identical items than overseas markets.

The consumer group has called on the Government to put an end to the “Australia Tax” and allow customers to access the benefits of more competition from overseas markets.

There are a number of examples where Australians pay up to 54 per cent more for identical digital products and content in the US.

Read more: Choice pushes government to axe higher prices for Australian customers

iPhone and iPad hijackers detained by authorities in Russia

findphoneiconTwo young hackers who allegedly locked and held the iPhones and iPads of a number of Australian users to ransom have been detained in Russia.

According to Russian site MKRU, the Russian Interior Ministry arrested the two alleged hackers – aged just 17 and 23 – after being seen on CCTV withdrawing cash, believed to be ransom money, from an ATM.

MKRU says the 23-year old named Ivan was the mastermind behind the scam and was “madly keen on computers and hacking”.

Read more: iPhone and iPad hijackers detained by authorities in Russia

Celebrating 100 episodes of the top-rating Tech Guide podcast

tg-pod-cast-v2We’re celebrating the 100th episode of Tech Guide, hosted by editor Stephen Fenech – the podcast that has kept you updated and educated for two year.

On this week’s special episode, we take a look at the wash-up from Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Ford’s latest vehicle-to-vehicle communication innovation and the new Optus plans with data sharing.

In the Tech Guide reviews we go hands on with Apple’s CarPlay, we roadtest the Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone and the World Cup themed Boom Football headphones from Coloud.

Read more: Celebrating 100 episodes of the top-rating Tech Guide podcast

Australians embrace Digital UltraViolet to access their movies anywhere

ultravioletnew1Have you seen the Digital UltraViolet logo on a DVD and Blu-ray Disc you bought recently? It’s the new way to access and watch your favourite movies anywhere.

There are now more than 160,000 Digital UltraViolet account holders in Australia and New Zealand.

Australia has actually the second highest adoption rate per capita a year after launch behind the United States.

Read more: Australians embrace Digital UltraViolet to access their movies anywhere

Two Blokes Talking Tech Episode 162 looks at Apple's WWDC

podcastthumbTwo Blokes Talking Tech Episode 162, with Tech Guide editor Stephen Fenech and Trevor Long, takes a look at Apple’s announcements at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

Stephen, who was in San Francisco for the WWDC keynote, and Trevor take a run through iOS 8, OS X Yosemite and CarPlay.

Also on the show the new Optus My Plan contracts that now include data sharing and Ford’s new vehicle-to-vehicle communication.

Read more: Two Blokes Talking Tech Episode 162 looks at Apple's WWDC

HTC launches feature-packed yet affordable Desire 816 smartphone

htc816desire2HTC has released an affordable mid-market device – the Desire 816 – that comes with a range of advanced features without the advanced price.

Available exclusively to Optus customers, the HTC Desire 816 has a large 5.5-inch screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad core 1.6Ghz processor and 4G LTE connectivity.

The Android device is just 7.9mm thick and has 8GB internal storage plus a microSD card slot to expand the memory capacity even further.

Read more: HTC launches feature-packed yet affordable Desire 816 smartphone

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