What Did I Discuss On Radio - W/C 1st Sept Edition by Richard Pascoe

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Concerned About Uploading Pictures To The Internet

If you are there are some steps to take to prevent others from accessing them.

  • Firstly - Turn off sharing of your photos for cloud services if you are concerned.
  • Have a unique password for your " cloud " account as the real problem that most users run into isn't that their password isn't strong enough, it is that it isn't unique and they use the same password on multiple accounts.
  • Turn on 2 factor authentication , this makes sure that it is actually the owner of the account accessing that computer or device.
  • Turn on the passcode for your  iPhone or iPad. If it is plugged into a computer, using iTunes or other third-party programs, someone can copy every file from your phone / tablet if you have not turned it on.Some of those files may be encrypted, but files such as photos and videos are not.

iPhone 6 Rumours

Making payments using your iPhone from your credit card - Details Here

Concerned About Using An Antivirus On A Mac

You don't need one when you have Gatekeeper turned on - Details Here

Adelaide Techguy On Email Overload by Richard Pascoe


  • Stop checking all day , people think it is like a poker machine where the next big thing will come along
  • Put your emails in folders
  • Action emails then archive or delete
  • Use search to find old emails
  • Set aside a time period where you action emails


  • Set up “rules” and "quick steps” for those that use Outlook
  • Quick steps perform actions such as move this message to my “ to do “ folder
  • Rules will perform an action such as all messages with the word ‘ Viagra’ send to the deleted bin
  • Archive old messages
  • Be aware of the size of your mailbox

Storing online – you always have a backup
Have a strong password
Tips For Outlook.com – the old Hotmail
Filter messages – only see what you want to see , Click unread for all the unread ones or Social for all the Facebook etc messages
Sweep - Use Sweep to delete or archive email messages from your inbox or other folders. You can choose to delete or archive all email messages, or all but the most recent, from one or more senders.
You can also choose to block, delete, or archive future email messages from those senders.

In Gmail you use labels
Gmail will sort your email into inbox , social , promotions , and one of your choice
Storage is virtually unlimited in your inbox , I have 7.31 Gb of email
Great search function
Archive in Gmail

Internet Browsers Not Working - Here Are Some Suggestions by Richard Pascoe

Occasionally you will have issues with browsers where errors will appear when you are browsing or you just cannot connect to the internet through a network issue.

Lets look at some solutions. 

Are The Browsers Updated ?

Are you running the latest version of the browsers ?

Internet Explorer will update through Windows Update but Google Chrome and Firefox will require you to check through the menu 

How to update Firefox

Google Chrome - go to About Google Chrome in the menu bar and it will check for you

Reset The Browsers

Reset the browsers to their default states

Are You Infected With Malware ?

Scan and check - try the ESET Online Scanner 

Problems With Add-Ons / Extensions

Delete the extensions you have installed and if you really want to put them back add them in one at a time.

Windows Updates

Does windows update work ?

Reset Network Settings

Malware may have changed your network settings so you may need to reset your TCP/IP settings , or instructions - Click Here

Connecting To The Internet

What are your network settings for connecting , has malware altered them , check for a proxy server that may have "snuck in "

If you use ADSL you really want to see the tick in Automatically Detect Settings