Google WiFi – Great Coverage – Great Device – Plus Parental Controls

Looking to expand Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home or business and have parental controls if you need them. Then try Google Wi-Fi which uses a mesh network to distribute the internet via Wi-FI What is a mesh network? Google Wifi uses what’s called a mesh network to provide Wi-Fi. A mesh network is a group of devices that act as a single Wi-Fi network; so there are multiple sources of Wi-Fi around your house, instead of just a single router. These Wi-Fi sources are called Wi-Fi points. Since Wi-Fi is broadcast from each Wi-Fi point (and not just a single router), it can provide better coverage over a wider space. The more Wi-Fi points you have, the more you can spread them around your house for better Wi-Fi. And all Wi-Fi points are connected to each other wirelessly. (No need to run ethernet cables all throughout your house!) As long as they… Read More

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RAM – How Much Do I Need

RAM ( Random Access Memory) , the CPU ( central processing unit ) and the hard drive – much prefer a solid state drive are the integral parts of having a computer running quickly and efficiently. Windows should now have a minimum of 8GB of RAM to run efficiently with multiple programs running and for a smooth experience – 16GB of RAM Macs again 8GB of RAM is a minimum If you are upgrading a computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10 make sure it has again at least 8GB of RAM

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Tech Help – Home Visits – Business Visits – IT Training

Home & business appointments – I visit you Call me – Message me – 0419829145 – leave a message with your details if I do not answer Email me – richard@adelaidetechguy.com.au with your enquiry Deliver your computer to a Collection Point In The CBD for me to collect – call me for details – this assists people who live a distance away and country people. If the matter is URGENT message me with your details – 0419829145 – with a return phone number , name and if possible a brief explanation of your issue Answers to your questions through phone or email  – PREPAY EMAIL – PHONE SUPPORT WHAT CAN I HELP YOU WITH  Microsoft – Windows issues – Desktop , laptop , tablet , Surface Windows 10 ,8 , 7 , Vista , XP Setup your new computer the “right” way – transfer your data and install your software Microsoft Office setup and issues Internet issues Email issues Training Apple Issues – iMac , Macbook , iPad , iPhone… Read More

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iPhone – iPad Myths

You can read lots of tips about the iPhone and iPad on the internet – some are correct others are not – lets look at some that are not Deleting photos and other data off your iPhone or iPad will speed it up. No, you will probably just lose data If you delete apps off your iPhone or iPad will it speed up. No, unless the app is doing a lot in the background Closing apps down speeds up your iPhone or iPad. No. It can actually slow it down and even use more battery when it needs to reload that app. Read more the full list of myths at ZDNET

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Browser Extensions – When Was The Last Time You Checked

Browser extensions – we all seem to have them but when was the last time you looked as to which ones and how many you have installed. First , a browser extension is a piece of software that you add to a web browser ( Edge , Chrome , Firefox )to add additional features to it , for example an ad blocker. However you really should limit the number of extensions you use in your browser. Just because an extension shows up on an official marketplace doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe. Lately there have been reports of browser extensions taking advantage of you or you will find browser extensions have installed which you have no idea where they came from , these are usually the result of a browser infection. Check the browser extensions you have installed and remove what you do not know or do not use. You will… Read More

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Mouse Or Keyboard Issues – Grab The Software

Occasionally people will get issues with their keyboards or mice Logitech – Microsoft keyboards and mice will usually work when you plug them in via usb or via bluetooth when you plug in the Bluetooth dongle ( plug the dongle in at the front of a computer tower if you use one) Windows 10 will go out and get the basic software for you so that they work but often there will be issues – mice not working quickly , keys on the keyboard slow or not working Head over to the manufacturers site , Logitech or Microsoft and do a search for software for them , install it on your computer – Windows or Mac – it can make all the difference.

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Driver Updaters – You May Want To Steer Clear

Driver updaters are freely available on the internet which offer to scan your computer and find the updated software that is supposedly needed Unfortunately a lot of driver updaters that are “ free “ and available are malware traps and appear on your computer from “ drive by downloads” Let Windows Update find the drivers and software needed. When you installed the devices such as printers there was an option to let the maker of the printer install software and its updates If you have a graphics card the maker of the graphics cards – nVidia or AMD have software on their sites that you can install software from their sites However that free driver updating software – I would steer clear of and uninstall

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Printers – You Can Have Issues

Printers – people do have issues – especially with connections to their computer Is your printer on Wi-Fi and not connecting to your computer – it needs to be on the same Wi-Fi network as your computer and you will get some brands that do not like the 5GHZ spectrum for WiFi – also make sure your computer is connected to Wi-Fi. Try turning your router off for a minute then back on – you really should do this once a week The disc that came with your printer – throw it away as they are usually out of date when they leave the manufacturer Head over to the website of the maker of the printer and look for the Web Installer version then download and install and you will get the up to date software and drivers for your printer on your computer On Windows make sure you select… Read More

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Don’t Run Out Of Room

Computers can have issues when room becomes tight on your computer. Updates will not install or download Emails will stop Icons can disappear Just to name a few. So check how much room you have left – right click on the C Drive for Windows and go to properties. You can then go to disc cleanup if you need to make room. While you are in settings why not turn on Storage Sense which can help make room on your PC – instructions can be found here : Storage Sense

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