What Is Radio Frequency Interference ?

I recently bought a HPM Entertainment Powerboard because it came with a RFI Power Filter. RFI stands for Radio Frequency Interference. On the back of the packet they give an explanation of RFI ” Radio Frequency Interfernce ( RFI or Electromagnetic ,EFI) can be caused by radio signals , mobile phones , wireless routers , some weather conditions , motors in household appliances , fluorescent lights , loose wiring conditions , power surges and spikes. In Australia electricity is supplied to your power points at a frequency of 50mhz. This signal can become noisy due to RFI , meaning the signal is no longer a clean constant 50mhz. This power board has a torroidal choke coil to help provide a clean power signal to your devices.” If you experience a hum or feedback on some of your devices this maybe the answer.

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Backup , Format Your Computer And Reap The Rewards

The computer is one of those rare things that you can make exactly the same as when you first bought it , but yes it takes a bit of work.I sometimes end up having to format and reinstall peoples operating systems and there is a definite order in which this should be done.  First have you backed up everything that you need: The ” My Documents ” folder should contain the bulk of what you need to back up. All your documents , photos , movies , memories etc A folder with your internet favourites saved in  , export them from your current browser or Firefox and Google Chrome will sync them for you if you have adjusted the settings Instant Message Profiles ( Google search on how to do this ) Software you have purchased or downloaded with the activation keys  Music ( you have purchased or downloaded )… Read More

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Setting Up iPads & iPhones For Children

So you have bought an iPad or an iPhone for your children and were wondering about setting it up correctly for them. On the iPad you can enable restrictions for : Safari , You Tube Installing & Deleting Apps  Explicit Language Movies TV Shows Podcasts You can also turn Location Services off. Take the time to work through the iPad settings , a little bit of education goes a long way. More information can be found in the following article. Configuring an old iPad for your child

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The New iPad Vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

I have had a Samsung Galaxy Tab for a while now as well as my iPad. Now if you had never used an iPad and picked up a Samsung Tablet you maybe quiet pleased with it. You can get on the internet with it , configure it for your Google account , Facebook , install apps etc. The screen is quiet clear and bright , the camera is fair and it works quiet well but remember what I said ” if you had never picked up an iPad”.  Now there are people that will never buy an Apple product for a myriad of reasons so they will buy anything else and very soon with Windows 8 there will be a plethora of tablets on the market so choice will never be greater, however , Apple have set the bar high and most if not all competitors currently do not reach… Read More

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What You Can Do If Infected By Malware / Virus

How do you know if you have spy-ware?

  • The computer has become slower.
  • Boot time dramatically increases.
  • Your home page has changed.
  • Toolbars appear that you didn’t download.
  • Windows Update stops working
  • New Items suddenly appear in you favorites
  • You search engine changes

So where to from here.

Firstly if using Windows XP , Vista or 7 scan your computer with Windows Defender and Windows Security Essentials
If it has been disabled try and start it and scan your system.
Check if you have open ports on your system by going to GRC.com and go to ShieldsUP and running the program ShieldsUP
If it shows open ports that are a vulnerability ,then try and close these ports in your firewall setup.

Install and run what appears to be now the new favorite for spy-ware removal SuperAnti Spyware ,follow the installation instructions and leave at defaults.
Make sure you update the program before running.
Run this program in safe mode by rebooting your computer and pressing F8 as soon as the computer begins to start.
If successful at doing this you will be given options to start , choose safe mode.
Now run SuperAnti Spyware , action what it finds.

Then reboot your computer again into safe mode and run SuperAnti Spyware again , action what it finds and repeat until it finds nothing.

Next download and install Malware Antibytes run it again in safe mode, update it and do a full system scan.

Action what it finds.

So
you have done all the above and done a full system scan with your
anti-virus program and your computer is still not behaving properly.

REMEMBER there is no guarantee when removing spyware or virus’s that you will be able to remove all traces.

This leads to the final solution , format and reinstall your operating system.

This is the only guarantee that you have that all traces will be removed.

When reinstalling put on SuperAnti Spyware and Adaware along with Windows Defender and your antivirus of choice.

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It’s The New iPad Review

On friday morning I joined the queue for the new iPad. I have owned both the iPad and the iPad2 and have seen the evolution of what Apple has achieved, develop over the last 2 years to now the “new iPad”. We need to remember that the tablet is not an original device , with Microsoft releasing tablet software for devices in 2001 but Apple have been responsible for putting into the mainstream of consumer products. Apple’s new iPad is the standard on which all the other tablets will be compared to. Apple have taken a great device , added some tweaks and a high retina screen and made it even better. Are their radical changes , no , but there was no need to as the iPad2 was already a great device and the leader in tablets in the market place. They have just made it even better. The… Read More

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