Where Do I Find My Apple ID by Richard Pascoe

If you have and use iTunes with your iOS device (iPhone , iPad , iPod ) and or your computer , Windows or Apple then you have an Apple ID.

Sometimes you will wonder where your Apple ID is or what your Apple ID is.

Your Apple ID is especially important when installing iPhone's , iPads and with Mavericks you can set your Apple ID in system preferences which can give you the option of resetting your computers password.

OS X : Apple ID can be used to reset your user account password

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With iCloud - your Apple ID is even more important

If you follow the link below you will go to the link at Apple where you can:

  • Manage your account
  • Change your password

Apple ID

Locked Out Of Your Outlook / Hotmail / Yahoo Account - What To Do by Richard Pascoe


If you discover an issue with your Hotmail / Outlook.com / Yahoo account it is more than likely that your password has been compromised and you will have to change your password alongside of answering some questions about your account.

This will hopefully enable you to get back in.

Your Hotmail / Outlook.com account is linked to your Microsoft account so the first thing to do is go through the steps of trying to change your password and or resetting your account by answering some questions about your account.

here are some links to assist:

Forgotten password or sign in problems

When you cant login to your Microsoft Account and you need to reset 

Lastly when this is done , turn on 2 factor authentication , which means you will supply Microsoft with a mobile phone number so they can text you an access code.

Microsoft 2 factor authentication

Lastly choose a good password , not one out of the dictionary

Password tips from Adelaide TechGuy


if you are having issues with your Yahoo Account here is a link that should help.

Yahoo - Unable to sign into my account

Remember the same principles apply with passwords as above 



What I Discussed on Radio - Adelaide Techguy - W/C 21st July - Updated by Richard Pascoe

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Mystery Software Will Not Fix your Computer 

There are still people that think that downloading some sort of mystery program such as a registry cleaner , speed up my pc etc will fix there computer problems 


Don't waste your money , time or your computer by buying or downloading these.

System Mechanic

We Exist On An A Need To Know Basis And In Business Here Are Some Things You Need To Know

I have seen 2 businesses grind to a halt over not knowing details about their online

  • Who hosts your domain ? / Can you login and see your details
  • Can you access your emails online / Who has my email account / What's my email password?
  • What if the person who designed my website and has all this information disappears?
  • If you are listed on Google ( and you should be , check that your details are correct ) , location , contact and hours need to be correct , remember Google is the new white and yellow pages

Cannot Connect To The Internet
Is it the modem – they do not last forever – Some modems are a security risk which can transmit your data without you knowing.

Click this link to the right to test your router: TEST YOUR ROUTER

Look at the lights on the modem , there is an adsl light on there ( Phone Symbol ) , no light , no phone line , no internet
Know your login to the internet which comes from your isp and your password
Be aware that all isps other than Telstra will not be able to test your phone line and this can take up to 48 hours
Make sure you have security on your modem for wifi
Change the login for your router from the default – most people never do this
Learn how to login to your router and check for updates
Be aware that some ISPs will attempt to charge you to send someone out to diagnose your internet connections

Have An Android Phone – Be Aware Of What You Agree To When Installing Apps

It may pay you to look at the desktop description in the Google Play Store which has far more detail on what permissions you are giving that app
Why would a simple chase game need access to the microphone , gps location
Look out for :

  • Directly call phone numbers permission can be used to dial revenue-generating numbers belonging to baddies
  • Send SMS messages permission can eat into your text messaging allowance
  • Read your contacts and Add or modify calendar events and send email to guests without owners’ knowledge are two permissions that you should be extremely wary of.
  • Modifying or deleting the contents of your USB storage permission allows data tomfoolery, like uploading private camera images to a server.

Talk On Security - Malware

I am at the WEA on Tuesday the 6th August giving a presentation about online security , malware , virus prevention - Click Here For Details

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