Does the NBN Offer Accurate Details For Your Address ?

NBN Echunga

We are told to go to the NBN website for details on when connections will be live in our suburb and what type of connection we will be getting.

Well on FIVEaa today at 1.00pm I announced that i had done a search on my address and the information came back stating that FTTN was live in my suburb and I could switch now.

Unfortunately I am getting Fixed Wireless and not until later in the year , I did inform my contacts at the NBN who remarked via email that it was a ” good catch ‘ and they would tell the web people.

Well as of today it is still wrong , so the question arises , how many other suburbs are being given wrong information.I have also keyed in varying addresses in my area to find the same result.

So head on over to NBN and check your address , you maybe able to get the NBN now or maybe not if the information is inaccurate.

The Last Time I Pre-Order A Product From Microsoft

Surface laptopI talk and write about tech for a living and buy all the new products that I consider people , listeners and clients will want to know about.

So back in May I ordered the Surface Laptop , Microsofts new product and waited for this week to arrive.

The Surface laptop went on sale on Friday in major stores such as Harvey Norman and is available but my Surface laptop was nowhere to be seen , it had arrived in Adelaide at DHL early Friday morning and was forwarded for delivery as the screenshot will show.

So late friday afternoon I went to the DHL facility in Adelaide to ask if I could pick it up as according to the paperwork it should have been there to be told that they do not deliver to my area and had passed it off to StarTrack and it would hopefully be there by tuesday.

According to my advice on my Microsoft account it however was still with DHL.

Delivery Receipt for Surface laptop

So I sit and wait.

You preorder a product to get it on a particular day – release day – Apple do this very well – never had an issue with Apple and their deliveries.

Microsoft you are making great products but your delivery to clients needs work , a lot of work , there is also nowhere on the account page to question my delivery with Microsoft so if it does not arrive I would descend into call-centre hell.

So this is the last time I pre-order a product from Microsoft for delivery , unless things change dramatically.

As the song in the video says in the video below ” you’re the one that I want ” but I will have to wait a bit longer ” – thanks Microsoft , thanks DHL , thanks Startrack

 

Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Issues

Keyboard

In Windows you may occasionally get issues with your wireless keyboard and or wireless mouse.

They will normally work but what happens when things don’t start to work properly.

Number 1

Check the batteries … many will be shocked to learn they do have batteries , I have taken 2 calls on this subject , this week alone.

So change them!

Number 2 

Can be bluetooth issues so removing and adding them back in usually fixes the issue , here is a link to that subject.

How and why to use Bluetooth on your Windows 10 computer

 

 

5 Key Lessons Children Should Know When Using The Internet

Children and internet

There are five key lessons all kids should learn in order to stay safe online – Google came up with this and I think it is spot on

These are:

  1. Be Internet Smart (Share With Care),
  2. Be Internet Alert (Don’t Fall for Fake),
  3. Be Internet Strong (Secure Your Secrets),
  4. Be Internet Kind (It’s Cool to Be Kind)
  5. Be Internet Brave (When In Doubt, Talk It Out).

All of which tackle the most negative elements of the internet.

More information can be found at the Google site Be Internet Awesome