Fairfax Tech Column

Fairfax Tech Column

28.9.2018 Fairfax Tech Column 114


I am sure the major talking point in households around Australia last night was the impact that the removal of Dasha and Emily would have on the dynamic of The Honey Badger and his four remaining female suitors. Over a million metropolitan viewers tuned in to Channel Ten to see the next chapter unfold. I am not that big a fan of so-called reality shows. What I do find interesting is how people are viewing their television. Tablets are used in the kitchen to watch shows while cooking even ..

21.9.2018 Fairfax Tech Column 113


I attended a race meeting at the local Greyhound track last week. It was a track I was familiar with as I grew up with my Dad as President so I was often there helping out between meetings and attended most meetings. It was a real family affair with my Mum and siblings helping in the office or in the kennels or with photography and even some modelling! My childhood memory was one of a hive of activity in the betting ring with bookmakers plying their trade and I used to watch out for the  ..

14.9.2018 Fairfax Tech Column 112


You were probably doing the same thing as I was yesterday morning at 3am. Sitting at my desk with my iPad on one side and my computer in front of me ready to take notes on every new piece of information that was delivered during the annual Apple ‘Special Event.’ Since 2011, Apple has held a ‘Special Event’ in September where the latest iPhone is announced after a number of strategic leaks and rumours are circulated to build excitement for the latest product. In t ..

07.9.2018 Fairfax Tech Column 111


I love chatting to people so I was a little surprised when I read a recent survey that said the number one pet hate of people doing the groceries was the check out process. Maybe some people don’t see that small interaction with a stranger as being that interesting – or maybe the actual process of lining up was what particularly irked people – but this information from the major retailers across the world was what led to the current process we see in Australia of self-serve ..