Bushfire Tips – Support Phone Calls – Paypal – Meet Me – Crap App Of The Week

Bushfire Tips 

If you know a fire is in the area or it is a day of extreme danger , its about information 

  • Keep your devices charged as long as you can , smartphones , tablets , laptops Turn down screen brightness to conserve battery life on your smartphone
  • Have a charger in your car 
  • Learn how to hotspot your smartphone to your laptop or tablet if you need internet access on those devices 
  • Download the CFS Fire App – shows incidences in your area 
  • Have SA Power Networks saved as a favourite on your device along with the website AlertSA will have all the major messages from SA Police , CFS , SES , SA Power Networks , Bureau Of Meteorology 


Remember – Twitter is a great source of information in an emergency 

Bogus Support Calls

People need to stop responding to phone calls at home saying there is an issue with their computer.

They will tell you that there is a an issue with your event viewer , this is bogus , all event viewer’s look bad

You should also never let them install software on your computer remotely or gain remote access to your computer


As we enter the Christmas period , more and more people will use their Paypal account.

But how do you know a legitimate Paypal email from a fake Paypal email

A genuine Paypal email will have your first and last name on it

There will also never be a reference to Western Union in the email , avoid any email that asks you to click anything to do with Western Union.

Come And Meet Me

TechXpo – Keep your family Safe Online

Brought to You by Telstra

Location: Adelaide City Digital Hub & City Library
Level 3, Rundle Place (enter via Francis St)
Date: Wednesday 26th November 2014
Time: 1pm – 7pm
Entry: Free



  • Live talks about Online Safety from recognised experts.
  • Opportunity to meet and greet our experts and ask questions.


  • 1pm – Richard Pascoe – Adelaide Tech Guy
    Richard will discuss internet safety, and how to keep your devices and personal information safe online. Learn how to protect yourself from viruses and scams while enjoying the world the internet has to offer.
  • 5:30pm – Sonya Ryan – The Carly Ryan Foundation
    Sonya will cover strategies and approaches parents can use to keep their children safe online,  by talking about technology not necessarily covered in the school curriculum such as Snapchat and other potentially harmful online tools.

Crap App Of The Week

99 Bottles

Yes an app that has a robot voice singing that age old tune 99 bottles of beer on the wall

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