Tech Talk Radio-TTR Ep 1808 - Conroy talks Digit
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Tech Talk Radio is an informative and entertaining talk show heard on free to air radio as well as streamed to the world live, and via podcast.

Each week we present current news and views from Australia and abroad. Were independent, non biased and are now in our third year of providing consumers with valuable information to help make educated decisions when it comes to technology.

Tech Talk Radio originates from the studios of 94.1 3WBC in Melbourne live every Monday night at 8pm.

Join your host Andrew McColm (ABC Radio & Talk 1116) and co host Dr. Ron along with our regulars, Mark Diggins, Graeme Callaghan and Adam Turner - journalist for the Age and SMH.Lidija Davis is our US correspondent based in Silicon Valley California. Tech Talk Radio reports on current technical developments both in Australia and abroad in an easy to digest manner format. Our panelists discuss a wide range of issues and technological gadgets, as well as respond to your dilemmas and feedback. Were passionate about technology and it shows!-In the not to distant future, web surfers globally will have new versions of their favorite web browser foisted upon them from all the major players.

Apples Safari, Microsofts Internet Explorer, and Mozillas Firefox are battling to become your browser of choice. So which one should you use - Safari 3.1, Firefox 3, or Internet Explorer 8?

Apples latest offering, Safari 3.1, preserves the companys signature focus on clean design and smooth usability, but it lacks any phishing or malware filters.

For its part, Mozilla should have applied the finishing touches to Firefox 3 by now. From under-the-hood memory improvements to a major reworking for bookmarks, version 3 represents a big step forward.

Whereas the new Firefox and Safari browsers are ready to roll, Microsofts early beta of Internet Explorer 8 remains a work in progress. Bugs and rough edges are to be expected in a first beta intended for developers and testers. But IE 8 beta 1 provides a glimpse of new features such as WebSlices (which let sites create widgety snippets of information that you can view by clicking a bookmark button) and Activities (which add right-click menu options for looking up selected text and pages on map, translation and other sites) that will distinguish the browser Microsoft eventually releases.

From an end user?s point of view changing upgrading web browsers should be, as the great author Douglas Adams said as he described the inhabitants of planet earth, ?Mostly Harmless?, but spare a thought for web developers. With hundreds of changes to style sheet implementation, what are the chances websites built for current browsers will look the same in the new browsers?

Safari and Firefox are the most reliable browsers when it comes to displaying websites on your screen. Microsoft?s Internet explorer is riddled with bugs and strange, unexplainable anomalies, which most of us turn a blind eye to. Let?s hope Microsoft?s IE8 conforms to internet standards a little better than its previous incarnations.

The future of Digital TV in Australia!

Be sure to tune in this week to hear Adam Turners exlusive interview with Communications Minister Stephen Conroy.

With the goal post continually on the move, Adam

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