Android Security Issues - Smartphones - Tablets

Google-AndroidRichard PascoeComment

60% of Android users are running an out of date operating system 4.3 - Jelly Bean or earlier which can be a big security vulnerability.

Google Leaves Most Android Users Exposed To Hackers 

So what do you do ?

First check which version you are running : How To Check 

Then see if you can update if you are running the older version but if you have 4.4 or higher you are fine.

How To Update Android 

How To Protect Android From The Webview Bug 

iPhone Battery Tips - RAM - Do You Have Enough - Passwords - What Are The Worst

Tech AdviceRichard PascoeComment

iPhone Battery Life Issues

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Here are some tips if you are having issues with your iPhone battery

  • You may need a new battery , book in at the Genius bar
  • Change the brightness on your phone , brightness drains the phone more than any other feature
  • See whats training your battery:Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage
  • Turn off location services and turn off Share my location :Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Share My Location
  • If you are not using wifi – turn it off
  • Turn off notifications Settings > Notifications
  • Manually check your email and turn off this feature by going to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data.
  • Restart / reset your device at least once a week

RAM - random access memory

Some computers - laptops / desktops - have been made with insufficient ram so when opening multiple programs or when starting and having to load all the programs at the beginning it will be a " bit " slow .

4Gb of ram for a Windows computer (32 bit system ) is about the minimum that you need with 8Gb of ram for a Windows 64bit being the "sweet spot".

To check your computer and the ram that it can take here is a tool from Crucial 

You can then get the ram from a local maker and have them install it or if you are capable , do it yourself.

The Worst Passwords

Maximum PC - Batman and Superman Infiltrate List Of 25 Worst Passwords 

Router Issues - Security - Internet Connection Problems

Computer Security, Internet - BrowsersRichard PascoeComment

If you cannot connect to the Internet and you have an ADSL connection it can be 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 the security of 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 as you may have to logon to the router.

Be aware that most 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 - Routers And Security

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

All About The Windows 10 Announcement

Microsoft-WindowsRichard PascoeComment
windows 10

Overnight Microsoft announced more details of the upcoming Windows 10 launch.

Key amongst the announcements is that Windows 10 will be free to Windows 7 , Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users - for the first year.

The start menu is back and is fully customisable.

More details can be found in the following articles 

Everything Microsoft announced at its Windows 10 event in one handy list

Universal Office apps to be preinstalled on Windows 10 devices

Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

Microsoft to deliver free upgrades to Windows 10