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What Did I Talk About On Radio W/C 7th April

Samsung Galaxy S5

I was at a Samsung Galaxy S5 presentation last night for telcos in Adelaide last night so I was able to see and use the new Samsung Galaxy S5

Thoughts And Points

  • The screen will dim in the cinema as it is reactive to the light around it
  • The phone is rated as IP67 – this means it offers complete protection from dust (6) and protection against temporary immersion between 15cm and 1m for 30 minutes – provided you have sealed it properly
  • The phone has a kids mode with a pin to stop purchases and take you to children friendly apps and will show the amount of time your children have been playing with the phone
  • If you have a Paypal account you can use your phone to pay for purchases with stores who have Paypal
  • They have an arrangement with one bank ( Commonwealth & Westpac coming) for tap and go for purchases
  • 16 Megapixel camera with selected focus , pick a point in the photo that you want to be in focus or have it all in focus
  • Powersaving mode – turns phone screen to black and white – 10% battery will give 24 hours of calls
  • The phone has a heart rate monitor , calorie counter –( not for clinical or medical use)

Who should update?

  • Had your phone for 2 years , you will notice a difference – so Samsung S3 and S2 users could make the move and notice the difference
  • Has less junky software than the S4

Is It A Good Phone

  • Yes it is , feels better than the S4 , great screen , great camera , less of the unneccesary software that was on the S4

Subscription Software

  • We are used to buying software outright not paying by the month or by the year but times are changing.
  • Office 365 the full Microsoft suite costs $100 a year approximately and you can install it on 5 computers ( Windows and macs ) – always updated to the new version
  • With multiple computers this can be more cost effective – same version on 1 computer $599
  • Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom $10 a month

Windows Updates Tomorrow

  • Tomorrow are the last updates for Windows XP and some major updates to Windows 8.1

Backup
You don’t have a copy of anything unless you have 3 copies
Some people have had software designed to run a part of their business but have no copy and rely on that nothing will happen to their computer.

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Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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