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Has the time come to switch to SSD?

You probably don’t think that much about the storage inside your laptop or desktop, excluding those times when you start running out and your computer complains about the lack of overall storage. A quick primer, as a tiny digression. If you look at the specifications of your computer, it’ll list two types of storage: the… More 


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Time to relearn all your password rules

For just about any online service you’d care to name, you’re going to be requested to set up a password in order to securely access those services. This may be for a relatively trivial reason, such as one-time access to a site you’re not sure you’re going to use regularly, or something far more serious… More 


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Apple’s iPod range is almost defunct

While Apple has a history as a computer company that dates all the way back to the 1970s and the original Apple I computer and wildly successful Apple II model that was the favourite of many Australian educational institutions in the 1980s, by the 1990s, the company wasn’t doing so well. Considerably more affordable Windows… More 


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Are you risking it all on public Wi-Fi?

It’s feasible within Australia to stay connected online for relatively low prices, especially if you make smart use of public Wi-Fi. It’s possible to get online from many public libraries, cafes, shopping centres and popular public locations, where the venue either offers Wi-Fi as a straight service (a la libraries) or as part of a… More 


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2018 could see a mobile broadband price war

Optus recently announced that it was sinking around $1 billion dollars into improving its nationwide mobile telephony network, with a particular focus on improving its regional coverage. That billion dollars will go into 500 new mobile sites across the nation, including 114 on the Federal Government’s Mobile Blackspot program, as well as upgrading more than… More 


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It’s time to set your Financial New Year’s tech resolutions

End of financial year isn’t just an excuse for a stocktake sale, it’s also time to take stock of how your business is performing and where technology can help improve your bottom line. Your first financial new year’s tech resolution should be to ensure that you’re making the most of the internet and social media…. More 


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Google opens up Game of Thrones via Street View

When it comes to opening up the world of information, few companies have the reach and impact of Google. The odds are insanely high that when you search for information online, you’re using Google’s proprietary search algorithms, with only Microsoft’s Bing search engine standing in serious competitive spaces, or DuckDuckGo if you’re more privacy minded…. More 


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Does it make sense to jump into beta operating systems?

Apple announced the latest updates to its macOS and iOS platforms at the recent WWDC event, with promised delivery for iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra for later in the year, most likely around the October/November timeframe. Operating system updates (in major forms) are a yearly occurrence for Apple users, provided free of charge once… More 


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Stealth VPNs help you slip past security roadblocks when travelling

A Virtual Private Network is a great way to protect your privacy and security when travelling for business, but there are times when you might need stealth mode to beat a VPN block. A VPN is an important security precaution when you’re using a third-party Wi-Fi hotspot and you’re not certain that it can be… More 


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A decade of iPhones changed more than just our calling habits

Just recently, the very popular Apple iPhone celebrated the tenth anniversary of its onsale date. Complex tech products don’t just spring up out of the earth, so it’s actually more like a grumpy teenager than a bright-faced ten year old, with even secretive Apple admitting that it worked for some years on getting the iPhone… More 


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