What I Discussed On Radio – Adelaide Techguy – W/C 14th July

What Are We Buying This Year ?

PCs , tablets and smartphones – 2.4 billion devices to be sold this year
Of that PC sales will be 308 million , about 8% of the market 
Tablets 256 million , Phones 1.86 billion 
Tablets are expected to surpass PCs next year for the first time but the decline in PC sales is slowing as the changeover from XP to Windows 7 and 8 occurs and we will have Windows 9 next year 

WinsuperSite – State Of The Personal Computing Market

IDC Report

Disposing Of Your Android Smartphone – Can Someone Retrieve The Data 

A security company , who else , has discovered that data from android phones can be recovered quiet easily 
There is a 2 step process where you can supposedly stop this happening if you are going to sell your phone or tablet

CNET – The Best Way To Completely Wipe Your Device

Just like most devices , you can recover data from them.

How Old Is Your Modem & Is It Affecting Your Internet Security

Many people have been using the same modem for years which can mean poor reception and if a wifi one can mean limited range , If you have a wireless g router the signal will not go as far as wireless n or the new standard wireless ac and we want the wireless signal to go as far as possible due to the amount of devices we have and are using in our homes and offices.
Did you know you can update your modems firmware ( the operating system for your modem) by logging onto your router , this can improve both reception and security.

How to logon to your router

Many routers are a security nightmare and it can mean ” leaking of your information”.

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

What’s A Pup And What’s A Wrapper ?

A PUP is a potentially unwanted program and a wrapper is a program that you download that comes with multiple unwanted programs and add ons 
This is getting extremely prolific now 
Users will go to a site , say download.com , attempt to download say a video editing program , then have to agree to a proliferation of other programs , browser add ons 
So many computer infections are occurring with this now – this really is the virus of the 21st century

App Of The Week

Athla Velocity: Free – Speed Radar – Hands Free – Baseball, Tennis, Soccer, Cricket

A hands free speed radar for sports 

Just place your iPhone or iPad about 20 feet away and 20 feet to the side and simply kick, pitch or serve in-line and in-view of your device.
• The speed of your baseball pitch, soccer kick, cricket bowl, or tennis serve appears on the surface of your device.
• Velocity uses only the camera in your device.
• Use Velocity on a field, rink or court, or simply in a backyard at home.


Adelaide Techguy

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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