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How long should tech products get updates for?

It’s one of those “how long is a piece of string” questions in one sense, but I’m sure most of us have been through the process of having some piece of technology long enough for it be declared obsolete, unless you’re very keen on buying up new phones, laptops, printers and other devices on a


If you’re running Windows 10, you need to update it right now

Statistically speaking, you’re probably running a Windows PC – it’s still the world’s most-used operating system, and not by a small margin, and it’s fairly likely you’re on Windows 10. With the recent removal of support for Windows 7 operating systems, it’s even more likely. Being big and popular means that most applications are written


Setting up a Network for Small Business

Got a few computers in your office and you’re wondering how to share files, printers and internet between them? You need a network! No longer will you have to walk over to another computer just to share a document or wait for someone to get off a computer just to use the printer. There are


How to select your next mouse

You can’t do much at all about the trackpad on your laptop in terms of usability and sensitivity for the most part, but what you can do if your trackpad won’t cut it – or if you just want more features or don’t like selecting with a flat pad – is buy yourself an external


How bad are your passwords in 2020?

A friend of mine recently went through an issue with his Facebook account. Unbeknownst to him, it was posting links to dodgy “investment” opportunities seemingly promoted by major Australian celebrities. Quick tip: If you see an investment “opportunity” on Facebook, run a mile. Maybe two or more, because they’re ALL scams, and, sadly enough they’re


Best tech of 2019

Technology moves at a rapid-fire pace and picking the “best” technology in a given year is always going to be a highly subjective enterprise, coloured by everything from assumed budgets to technology needs. Still, in my day-to-day work as a technology writer, I’ve come into contact with just about every gadget released this year. The


Windows 7 support is about to end: Here’s what you should do

Windows 7 was first introduced by Microsoft back in 2009, which means that’s just a shade over a decade old as I write this. While we’ve seen Windows 8 and Windows 10 since then, a lot of figures suggest that the number of computers still using Windows 7 isn’t insubstantial, with some stats suggesting that


Guideline to Formatting and Resetting your MacBook the Correct Way

Whether you’re experiencing technical issues or simply passing your MacBook on to someone new, knowing how to format and reset your MacBook is a valuable skill to know. Luckily, it’s also an easy skill to learn. According to Anthony Hill, Head of Technology at Geeks2U, “a very common reason people reset their MacBooks is when


Google reveals what Aussies were looking for in 2019

Google is so synonymous with Internet search that for many people, it simply isn’t “Internet Search” at all. It’s Googling. There are some trademark issues for Google with that, but it does demonstrate how much mindshare and practical dominance of the local search market the US tech giant actually has. But have you ever wondered


Apple MacBook Pro 16 Review: Serious computer, serious price

Apple recently released the latest in its long running line of MacBook Pro laptops. While Apple has somewhat muddied the water around what it means by “Pro” with the release of the Apple iPhone 11 Pro and Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max phones, in the laptop space, they’re very definitely meant for folks who need


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