Paul Wallbank joins Tony Delroy on ABC Nightlife across Australia to discuss how technology affects your business and life.
For the March 2014 spot we’ll be looking at the end of Windows XP, Australia’s Privacy Act, the web turning 25 and the call for an Internet Magna Carta.
If you missed the show, you can listen online at the Tony Delroy’s Nightlife homepage.
One of the show’s listeners, Linda, called in about asking for Apple Mac security software; two free products for OsX users are Sophos Home Edition and Avira Free. While Macs are less prone to malware than Windows systems, it’s still a good idea to be protected.
Another listener, Grant, described a problem with his computer which sounds like it’s infected with something. We recommend the free Malwarebytes as the first step to fixing the problem.
The end of Windows XP
After 13 years, Microsoft is retiring Windows XP; what does this mean for those of us still using it, or for our banks who still use it in their ATMs? Some of the questions we’ll cover include;
- why is Microsoft pulling the pin on Windows XP now?
- what happens on April 8 when Microsoft stops support?
- are Windows XP users still protected from viruses?
- what’s this story about bank ATMs running Windows XP?
- the web turned 25 last week. Didn’t it turn twenty a year or so back?
- inventor of the web, Tim Berners-Lee, called for an Internet Magna Carta last week; what does he mean?
- could such an idea work in today’s globalised world?
- on similar topic, the new Privacy Act came into effect last week; what does this mean for the average person?
We’d love to hear your views so join the conversation with your on-air questions, ideas or comments; phone in on the night on 1300 800 222 within Australia or +61 2 8333 1000 from outside Australia.
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