Adelaide Techguy On Radio – W/C 9th June – Updated

Is Facebook listening to you ? Facebook have introduced a new feature – audio recognition – that is only available in the US currently that will identify television programs and music that you are currently listening to , then offer suggestions based on what has been heard. More information can be found HERE One Of The New Features Coming For iOS8 It will tell you which apps are using the most battery power , so you can stop them Still on Dial Up You can make the moveBuy a portable wifi device such as the Telstra 4G WIFI In most cases you can keep your old email addressYes it will be more expensive but broadband is so much more enjoyable than dial up Downloading Software Get it from the maker not third party providersEg: Windows Live should come from Microsoft nor Download .com as they will usually come with other software that you will have to agree to install and usually ends up with you being infected with malware More information can be found HERE Advertiser Story There was a story in the Advertiser on Monday about staying safe online but once again it left out the most important pointKeep your… Read More

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Adelaide Techguy On Radio – What Did I Discuss – w/c 26th May

With the Velo-City Conference currently taking place in Adelaide we discussed cycling tech on 891 Drive today. Apps We Discussed Strava Cyclemeter Map My Ride Internet Problems When you sign up with an internet service provider you need to make sure that the account has the appropriate contacts on it. If it is done through a business make sure that say a receptionist or someone appropriate is also put down as a contact. How owners should make sure that both husband and wife and in some cases their children ( if older ) are put down. The reason is that if there is a fault with the internet ISPs will only talk to the designated people listed and if they have to report a fault then they will only do that after getting authority from a listed customer or contact on the account. When Do You Ring Your ISP? You should ring or contact your ISP when you are experiencing issues with your internet , that is what they are there for. They are not there for : Hardware issues with your computer Problems with your iPad Connecting with Hotmail issues or email issues from 3rd parties App Of The… Read More

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What Did I Talk About On Radio – W/C 5th May – Updated

Internet Explorer Vulnerability Microsoft have patched the vulnerability however: Were you able to install it? Did Windows update work to patch it ? If not you are in trouble.They even patched it for Windows XP, which is wrong as you should not be using IE on Windows XP , you should be using Google Chrome.It is quiet safe to download Google Chrome through Internet Explorer  Piracy There appears to be a crackdown on piracy coming with the Federal Government looking to implement measures as early as this weekThere are 2 options they are looking at :•    A 3 strike for copyright infringers then litigation, charges and removal from the isp•    Blocking pirate sites Google have come out and said that the answer to all this is a pricing and availability. It is a new business model that needs to be implemented as the music industry has adopted.In Australia we don’t have the options such as Netflix etc where we can see the shows the same or the next day as they do in other countries. Google : Australian Piracy Is An Availability And Pricing Problem Australian Piracy Crackdown Coming ” As Early As This Week  Facebook  if you have an issue in… Read More

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What Did I Talk About On Radio w/c 28th April – Updated

Internet Explorer There is a new bug in Internet Explorer that Microsoft will need to patch on their update cycle that will allow computers to be infected by ” drive -by downloads ”  and allow hackers to take over your computer remotely. So what can you do ? Swap browsers to Google Chrome and wait for the patch from Microsoft which will be here on patch tuesday next month. Run as a limited user , go into your control panel , then accounts , make another account , give it administration rights and a password. Then go back to your account and make it a standard user account which means you will not be able to install anything without a password and neither can malicious software now. If you are running Windows XP , you are out of luck for this exploit and you should be using Google Chrome , have a look at my  Windows XP advice  Electronic Devices – How Much Do They Cost To Run ? Based this on 36c per kwh Tablet $4.30 a year Mobile Phones .75c a year Laptop $26 a year  Desktop Computer $108 a year  Email Advice When sending an email there… Read More

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