Wi-Fi Speed – Lets See How quick It Is

Wi-Fi speed is different to the internet speed that comes into your router.To measure your true internet speed you need to have a direct connection from your laptop / desktop with your router via an ethernet cable. However sometimes you will want to see the speed when you are on Wi-Fi . We measure Wi-Fi speed three ways – Ping rate – Download speed – Upload speed The ping rate measures the time taken for a data packet to send from one machine to another, then receive a return.The higher the figure , the worse it is with gamers hating a high figure. Download speed is the most important figure to most people. It measures how fast data is downloaded to your computer and we measure it in in megabits per second. Upload speed with so many cloud services now is very important and shows how quickly you can upload… Read More

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Home Made DVDs – It Maybe Time To Make A Digital Copy

Many people would have DVDs that they made 10 – 15 years ago of family events , weddings etc. Recently I had a client ask if I could make digital copies of the DVD which means making a file of the DVD that can be played on a computer or then streamed via wifi to a TV. Unfortunately about 25% of the old DVDs did not work now. This can be for a number of reasons: Poor storage The DVDs were cheap to begin with You can make a digital copy using Handbrake a free solution and even if the old DVDs work it si good to have that backup copy. How To Use Handbrake Remember to CONTACT ME if you need assistance

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NBN Plans – Here Are 3 To Avoid

If you have signed up to the NBN or are about to , your choice of plan is crucial to take advantage of the increased speed on offer. I have long been telling listeners on my radio segments to avoid the 12Mbps plan as it is really designed just for using with a landline and will invariably be slower than your current plan. However these 12Mbps plans are still available and people are still signing up for them. Here are 3 examples to avoid: Also checkout another post about the NBN – Questions I am asked

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Android Apps That You Need To Remove

Android users need to read a great article from Lifehacker discussing Android Apps that if you have downloaded them , you need to remove them. “A stack of dodgy apps have been identified in the Google Play Store. The apps, discovered by Sophos, have since been taken down but were downloaded by millions of users before Google took action. Here’s the list. These apps all look legit on the surface but they’ll suck the juice out of your phone’s battery and load invisible ads. Not only do you need to rush to the charger more often but advertisers are being duped into thinking people are clicking on their ads. Some are exceedingly popular and started out as genuine apps but were ‘Trojanised’ by a third party. For example, a flashlight app dubbed Sparkle FlashLight was downloaded over a million times alone” You can find the article and the list here:MALWARE ALERT: Delete… Read More

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Ransomware Was Back In The News This Week

An Adelaide businessman was on the news this week after paying $5000 to get access to his data after it was encrypted. In one interview he explained he did not know how it happened and his backup did not work. He has also now bought a new computer. If you are a business you should ensure that you put steps in place along with being educated as to how this can happen and if it does happen , get help , DO NOT DO what this business owner did. So how did this happen Normally through Spam Emails Spam emails are the most typically used method by ransomware creators to send out attacks to potential victims. They are designed to look like they come from a legitimate email address but in most cases can be spotted by the address they come from ( when did you last look ) or… Read More

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32 Bit Apps On A Mac – Have A Look Now

Running a mac – time to have a look at the 32 bits that need to go before the next operating system When macOS Mojave was announced, Apple warned that it would be the last version of macOS that would support older 32-bit apps. Apple has been phasing out 32-bit apps for years and is now ready to take the final step, even if Mac users may not be ready to lose access to older apps.Mac users of macOS Mojave would have been receiving warnings. In September, when macOS Catalina comes out, 32-bit app support will stop , meaning that many of your older 32 bit apps will stop working if they’re not updated to 64-bit. 32-bit apps date back to a time when there were 32-bit processors and 32-bit operating systems, but are now outdated. Compared to 32-bit apps, 64-bit apps can take advantage of more memory and offer… Read More

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Internet Browser Not Working As It Should – Time To Reset

Browser not working as it should – maybe time to reset your browser Occasionally you will get issues with your browser – search engine changes to an obscure one – pop ups start appearing when they did not used to It maybe time to reset your browser back to defaults which should fix the issues All browsers can be reset: Chrome it is in – Settings Advanced Edge it is in – Privacy & Security Firefox : Click the menu button , click Help and select Troubleshooting Information.You will be taken to a page with the address about:support.- click on Refresh Firefox

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PDF – There Are Free Alternatives to Adobe

When opening a PDF lets stop relying on Adobe whether you are on a Windows computer or a Mac First what is a PDF ? PDF stands for “portable document format”. It was introduced to ease the sharing of documents between computers and across operating system platforms when you need to save files that cannot be modified but still need to be easily shared and printed. Adobe for a long time has been the default software that people use to open PDF files However if you want to open and annotate a PDF ( make a note on it ) , Edge the Windows 10 browser allows you to do this Edge Tip For PDF On an Apple computer – stop using Adobe to open the PDF and try Preview – it comes with all Apple computers – Preview has some great features such as being able to reduce file… Read More

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