My Tech Hits & Misses For 2016

My favourite pieces of tech for 2016: Best phone: iPhone7 plus Great camera , waterproof , great battery life , love the black finishes  Close second:Google Pixel Great camera , good battery life , pure Android that is updated to keep you secure and none of the 3rd party software that other makers throw in that is always hit or miss. Favourite Laptop – MacBook Pro 2016 Fast , well made , great keyboard , love the touch bar , the Touch ID and it is light with great lapability.  Close Second – Surface Pro 4 I love the Microsoft Surface range of computers , well made , good keyboard , good battery life and again no 3rd party software that other makers put onto their computers which makes them more secure.Also really light to carry and love the pen features. Favourite Headphones – AirPods They are a standout product with superb audio… Read More

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How Do I Backup My Smartphone – Tablet ?

This week with the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus being released and those that are swapping from the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 due to its recall will be concerned that they may not back everything up when switching phones. I am also asked this question constantly , especially after an event when people have lost everything. Apple Devices – iPhones iPads There are 2 ways via iCloud or iTunes – instructions are at the link below – but the quicker way is always through iTunes with a password on the backup so that your passwords are transferred. How to back up your devices using iCloud or iTunes Android Devices It largely relies on Google as all Android devices ” should ” have a Google account tied to them  How to backup Android in 5 easy steps How To Backup Your Device Using Your Samsung Account How do I… Read More

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Buying A New TV – Lets Look At The Terms Involved

So if you are looking to buy a new TV there are lots of terms you may or may not be familiar with , so here are some explanations that may assist. Size is everything now A TVs size is measured by the diagonal measurement that is the distance from the upper left corner to the lower right.  Resolution Resolution represents the number of horizontal rows of pixels and vertical columns of pixels on a  display. Such as the high def standard, 1920×1080, and 3840×2160. What is Ultra HD – ( UHD ) ? This is the resolution of 3840×2160 pixels; which is twice the resolution of the 1920×1080 full high definition.  What is SUHD ? This is Samsung’s marketing terminology for UHD TVs that utilise colour-enhancing quantum-dot technology and some other advanced tweaking features. What is 4K ? A resolution, of 4096×2160. This offers a slightly wider aspect ratio… Read More

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge Are Coming March 11th

The new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are being released in Australia this Friday the 11th March and I will be at the Telstra Store Mt Barker Shop 3, 13-15 McLaren Street, Mt. Barker between 9 – 3 for the release. Normal 0 false false false EN-AU X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:8.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:107%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-ansi-language:EN-AU;}Seven Reasons Why You Should Consider The S7 and S7 Edge The Galaxy S7 is really fast as it comes equipped with Exynos 8890 Octa octa-core processor It is also great for gaming. The Galaxy S7 carries the IP68 rating against water/dirt and is rated to withstand more than 30 minutes submerged in 1.5 meters of water, you shouldn’t ever have to worry about taking the phone to a pool or if… Read More

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For Android Users – The Next Stagefright Is Here

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If You Own A Samsung Computer You May Want To Read This – Updated

It has been reported that some Samsung computers are disabling Windows Update which as anyone who has listened to me is a recipe for disaster. Samsung have said they will fix it but it would pay you to read the article from the following link. Samsung Computers Quietly Disable Windows Update  Update Since I wrote this Samsung have acknowledged that they will fix this HOWEVER you will need to go to Samsung updates which a lot of owners never appear to visit. It would pay all computer owners to check if there are updates done by their manufacturer Samsung Back Down 

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