Don’t Click On Ads Like These When Browsing The Internet

People still click on ads promising them miracle results for their computers if they click on the ad and then download the product advertised or click on the link where the ad claims there  is an issue with your computer and download and run the software. Stop doing this! There is no miracle solution! Stop Clicking the ads ! So what do you do ? Do your Windows updates – Automatic and Optional  Update your software – Adobe ( Reader & Flash ) & Java – Microsoft Office  Stop believing ads about bogus software.  

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Adobe Flash – Not For Tablets

I am always asked about Adobe Flash on tablets. Adobe Flash does not run on the iPad or Android tablets nd Adobe will only allow access to Flash on Android devices that already had Flash Player installed and will not support Flash from Android 4.1 onwards. Adobe implemented this from Aug 15th 2012 – you can read their press release HERE If you are looking at watching TV or playing certain games , on your iPad or Android device, which on a computer you would watch or play through the internet browser , you will need to go to their app and or download the game and not use the internet browser. The browser is what is reminding you to install Flash – this cannot be done now. There are some ways to watch flash on these tablets but with the constant changes to software , they may not be a long term or satisfying solution.

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Adobe Flash – Adobe Reader – Keep Them Updated

Adobe Reader & Flash are required pieces of software for most computer users but you should always be looking for a new version especially when a reminder appears on your computer saying there is a new version. Adobe Flash is a required piece of software for most computer users but you should always be looking for a new version especially when a reminder appears on your computer saying there is a new version. When you see the reminder for installing the new version of Adobe Flash just follow the instructions and download and install. The new version of Adobe Flash has an automatic update option which will keep this updated and you should  select this option so that updates will be installed and updated without you being reminded. Adobe Reader is probably the most used piece of software for reading PDFs and you should also get a reminder occasionally saying there is a new version. When you see the reminder for installing the new version of Adobe Reader just follow the instructions and download and install. Installing the new versions of Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash also assists in keeping your computer free from the potential security vunerablitites that can… Read More

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10 Step Guide To Stopping Malware / Virus Infection

So on a Windows computer how do you stop being infected and make it a good experience  Keep your operating system up to date, Windows updates do not happen by themselves , you need to check – if you are running Windows XP , good luck as it is not supported by Microsoft anymore  Windows optional updates are sometimes not optional , check and install them Keep Java up to date ( if you have it ) , Java updates will remind you , do not ignore them  Keep your Adobe Reader up to date, Adobe updates may not happen by themselves , you need to check Keep your Adobe Flash up to date, Adobe updates may not happen by themselves , you need to check Do not click links in emails, if you don’t think it was meant for you it probably wasn’t Don’t click ads in browsers and if installing extensions or add-ons in browsers , do some research before installing them , most of the time you will not need them. Consider if you need to run as an Administrator , (you don’t ) , think about being a standard user where you need to add in… Read More

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So You’re Not Making The Move From Windows XP – What Should You Do ?

Windows XP – Don’t want to move on – What can you do ? There are 8 days to go to the end of support for Windows XP So you don’t want to upgrade or cant afford to upgrade , what can you do ? Here are my suggestions. Make sure your computer is “ clean as a whistle “ – no infections on the computer or through the browser. If you are not sure you should get some help. Make sure all updates to April 8th are done and installed  Now here is what you need to do. Stop using Internet Explorer Use Google Chrome or Firefox with no add ons or extensions  Uninstall Adobe Flash , Adobe Reader , Java  Move your emails to online , Gmail / Outlook.com  Use an antivirus product – my preference is eset.com.au Stop running as an administrator – run as a limited user – this means you will not be able to install any software without an admin password Realise that in the end you will have to make the move to a new computer or upgrade your old one if it will take it as the above steps will only work… Read More

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Why Not Consider A DSLR ?

We are taking more photos than ever before , in fact I read that this year we will have taken more photos than have been taken to date  It is anticipated that 880 billion photos will be taken in 2014 How many photos are uploaded to : Facebook 208,300 every minute Instagram 27,800 every minute YouTube 100 hours of video will be uploaded every minute Thinking about buying a camera for Christmas then why not buy a Digital SLR, they have never been cheaper or been better made  Why buy a Digital SLR A lens for every occasion – sport , close up ( keep your lenses when you swap your body ) Faster power up , response time and zoom Rapid frame rate Better auto focus and precise manual focus Better low light shooting Better image quality  Hi Definition video  Backup Your PhotosHow do you back up your photos online ? Windows 8 , windows 8.1 will automatically upload your photos to Skydrive , their online storage in the cloud Dropbox , for a cost of about $100 you can have 100GB of storage on the internet and Dropbox will automatically backup your photos when you load new ones onto… Read More

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Cameras And Photography Discussion

Today on FIVEaa I discussed cameras and photography   Want to learn more about photography , checkout this site Easy Basic Photography   Camera –Categories – Types Digital SLR – top of the range , interchangeable lenses , all options to change and alter , have the biggest sensors , have a mirror to see through the lens  Bridge Compact Digital Cameras – lens cannot be removed but has advanced options for photographers  Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras – no mirror , see the scene through an electronic viewfinder  Compact Digital – a point and shoot camera – cheapest of the range Mobile Phone Camera – most of the up to date phones take great photos , iPhone , Samsung and Nokia ( has a 42 megapixel model )  Digital SLR , know when to buy at the right time , look at the end of life models , study when the new ones come out MegaPixels The word Pixel is a shortened and combined version of the words Picture and Element.  Every digital camera contains a device called the image sensor which has millions of light capturing cells.  The light  captured at each cell location is called a digital camera… Read More

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Electronically Sign & Fill In Any PDF Form

You know when you receive a PDF form to fill in with information and your only option is to print and fill it in by hand if you don’t have the software to do this. Well here are 2 solutions to handle this. The first is Fill Any PDF Form This is where you upload the form and complete it online , this can be done for groups or a single completion. The second is Blueberry PDF Form Filler “Blueberry PDF form Filler enables you to fill text into PDF forms, when they were not designed to be filled with Adobe Acrobat Reader. The program loads the PDF file to be filled and then asks you to select the fields that you want to fill. Once the fields are selected, the program will enable edit boxes that allow you to fill text into the selected form areas with your choice of font type and size. The filled form can then be sent to your printer.”

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Why Cant I Access Flash On My iPad / Tablet

I regularly get an enquiry saying when i open a website on my iPad / Tablet with the browser ( Chrome , Safari , Firefox ) and want to watch certain sites it says i need the latest ” Flash Plug-In ” or it does not support my device.  That is because they want you to use their app first so find out whether the site you are using has an app. For example , want to watch ” The Block ” you need to go to the “Jump In ” app  not the Ninemsn Page. The reason flash is not used on portable devices as it is basically insecure and sucks the life out of batteries and therefore is not used on portable devices such as tablets (iPads / Android)   Please Note: Older Android tablets may still run flash but the newer versions of Android do not.   

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