Facebook Posts You Should Ignore – Designed To ” Suck You In “

You will occasionally see Facebook posts encouraging you to , invest , buy something that they have supposedly endorsed These posts are misleading and false so beware but I have seen many people believe what they have seen. Here is an example from my newsfeed this morning If you click on it , you will end up at This is a nonsense piece designed to ” suck you in ” and has been doctored to look like an ABC story

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Windows 10 Search – A Feature That Should Be Used

I see many computers that have turned off the Search toolbar in Windows 10 and this is a feature that should be turned on. Right click on the toolbar and go to Search – Show search box You can then search everything on your computer just by entering the term or narrow it down by going documents:apple – it will then search all your documents for the word apple. You can do this as well with say photos: – videos: etc You can also open up programs by keying in the program such as Word.

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Windows 7 – End of Life

Windows 7 – all good things come to an end and so does Microsofts support of Windows 7. Windows 7 support will finish in January 2020 – it seems a long way off but it is closer than you think and windows 7 has been around since 2009 – When support stops on a platform, it means it will no longer receive patches and when these exploits aren’t fixed – it is open season on your computer’s security. Why is support ending such a concern: No security updates – this means that you will vulnerable if you go onto the internet – this includes emails – these updates and patch fixes are the dam holding back a plethora of exploits and vulnerabilities that could bring your computer to a halt and place your data at risk . No feature updates Software will eventually stop supporting Windows 7 – as browsers… Read More

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Logitech MX Vertical Mouse – Looks Unusual But It’s Great

I have been using the Logitech MX Vertical Mouse for a few weeks now and when you first see it the thing that strikes you is the unusual design and shape. It is an ergonomic mouse and is designed to “reduce muscle strain, decrease wrist pressure, and improve posture” I was sceptical when i first saw it – I did convey that to Logitech but to their credit they understood my concerns but still sent me one to review. I have come to really like this mouse and believe that many could benefit from the features. Because of its unusual shape it takes a bit of getting used to but will feel second nature to you in a short space of time . Features MX Vertical’s natural handshake position reduces muscular strain by 10 percent and promotes a more ergonomic posture. MX Vertical’s unique 57° vertical angle reduces the pressure on… 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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Track Your Health With Google Calender

There are a myriad of apps out there to track your health and issues for such things as illness , period or your mental health ups and downs. But why not use Google Calender or the Apple Calender app to keep track of what’s going on with your body by creating a ” health” calender Then create an all-day event for anything you want to note: “Allergies are bad today” , “sore throat” , “diarrhoea” or “period started”. You could also put code words in there if you are concerned about someone seeing the calender. You can add notes in the “description” field, and you can get a big-picture look at what happened with the Schedule view that just gives a list of dates and events. You can also search calendar events, giving an easy way to answer when your doctor asks “How long ago did this start?” A great… Read More

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Crap App Of The Week – Battery Doctor

Quote From The Google Play Store “Battery Doctor is a tool that helps you save battery power and tells you approximately how much life your battery has left ( So does your phone !!!). By using many different features, it lets you improve (in some cases) ( yes they actually wrote this ) its duration. The method for doing this consists of a program based on three charges that might be able to give your battery some extra life. (note the “might be able) The most important feature for improving your battery’s life is the tool that deletes processes, which is included on Battery Doctor”( No its not and modern smartphones do this No …..apart from not needing this on smartphones ,(you will probably get better luck waiving a dead chicken over your smartphone ) the develope and an associated company appear to be in a bit of trouble and… Read More

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Cyberflashing – Don’t Get Caught

Online safety experts have warned about a rise in new digital phenomenon known as “cyber flashing”, where explicit and abusive images are anonymously sent to strangers though iPhones. Cyber flashing has become prevalent in schools and in public places, with the iPhone’s AirDrop feature being exploited to share unsolicited pornographic and offensive images, among both children and adults. The AirDrop technology is used to allow one person to blast content on to the phones of anyone in a particular radius — usually 20 to 30 metres – via bluetooth and is a great idea for sharing photos and files between friends , macs , iPads & iPhones. How to use AirDrop Now what to do about Cyberflashing 1st talk to your kids about this and really anyone with an iPhone make sure your airdrop settings are set to Contacts Only or Receiving Off not everyone

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