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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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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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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5G – Telstra Have Announced The Date

Samsung has today announced that the new Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will be available in Australia from the 28th of May this coincides as 5G becomes a reality for Australians as Telstra launches the country’s first 5G mobile device, the HTC 5G Hub. The HTC 5G Hub is available to order online today and will be available from Telstra Stores on 28th May. The HTC 5G Hub is the world’s first 5G/4GX media hotspot, designed to be a portable, ultra-fast travel router that allows you to share or stream content on the go. It boasts an all-day battery life and is able to support up to 20 Wi-Fi enabled devices and a gigabit Ethernet connection. Here is a map of 5G for Adelaide

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Own A Dell Computer – Time To Update Support Assist

If you own a Dell Computer there is an issue with SupportAssist From the Dell website : SupportAssist proactively checks the health of your system’s hardware and software. When an issue is detected, the necessary system state information is sent to Dell for troubleshooting to begin. Dell will contact you to start the resolution conversation, preventing issues from becoming costly problems. However it has been discovered that SupportAssist has a security issue ; Dell Laptops And Computers Vulnerable To Remote Hijacks So head on over to the Dell Website and download a new version :Dell Support Assist

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If You Have A GPS Will It Stop Working On April 7th

There appears to be an issue with in some cases , older GPS devices that many still have and rely upon. Come April 7th , it may stop working The problem stems from the fact GPS signals include a timestamp and part of the timestamp is a week number stored as ten binary bits. Ten bits allows it to store 1,024 weeks before it resets, which means the reset happens after roughly 20 years. On April 6 – April 7th, that reset happens, potentially causing GPS devices around the world to stop working. The good news is, existing GPS devices can be patched to avoid this being a problem. However, a patch being available depends on how old your device is and how reliable the company who sold it to you is for issuing software updates. If your device isn’t patched, then it will revert to an earlier period of… Read More

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