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The #1 tip to keep your computers at home safe from attack is to keep your computer operating system up to date.

There are numerous attacks daily on design weaknesses in computers and it is a constant challenge for hackers to find them, and companies to correct them.

Here are some links for you and your operating system.

Merry Christmas from miFamily to yours

December 25 Leave a comment

Have a look at our quick tips if you are giving technology presents this festive season. Low technology bedrooms, aim to get to 2-hours a day of screen time for New presents and check out the parental controls as well.

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Manage Facebook Privacy settings

December 30 3 comments

facebook_crackedFacebook changed it’s privacy settings recently, and some things are really bad. read on for more information about what has changed and how you need to set up both your childrens site, and yours to avoid any tricky situations with accidental sharing of your personal information. Read more…

Manage geolocation on iOS devices

December 28 Leave a comment

GeoTag DangerWe have previously written about the dangers of geolocation services, and the importance of turning off geolocation services on your devices.

Normally, this is great feature, and very useful, however this feature is is becoming more of an issue as more apps seek to find out where you live, and places you frequent. Read more…

Parents Christmas gift technology guide

December 25 Leave a comment

Christmas PresentIf last year is any indication to this year, 85% of presents given to children were technology. Since then there have been many changes in privacy, and all the tools have received some big changes. Here are some of the changes, and some tips to help you set up your devices.

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Warnings about holidays and “check-ins”

April 5 2 comments

GeoTag Danger

Risks of geo-tagging

Did you know that your smart phone could unknowingly be putting you in danger? A number of applications and social networking sites “Geotag” your location when you post or take pictures. Your privacy settings might also allow others to tag you at these locations!

This is a useful feature in certain circumstances. However, it does allow others to watch your every move. For example, Facebook allows you to do a simple “check in”. Read more…

SCAM Alert: PC Support World Windows Event viewer

March 20 7 comments

Scam alertHi everyone, this was just too important to ignore.

Last night we were targeted by a scammer… yup – dumb huh… WRONG people!

What was the scam? Read more…

15 minute steps to improve your home technology environment

January 25 Leave a comment

We promised earlier this month a series on setting up you home for safe technology usage, after the technology gifting that most likely happened in your home over the festive season.

The topics we will cover are:

  1. Centralise device charging
  2. Know what you have Read more…

Dear Apple – your computers can also be affected by Malware

November 18 3 comments

Dear Apple,

Your computers are vulnerable to malware, and I wish to draw your attention to the practices employed at a number of retail outlets I have visited recently. Read more…

Always on Blackberries? Turn them off automatically with Auto-off

October 25 1 comment

Do you feel in control of your own technology usage? Not sure? You can take charge. Read on, and we will give you instructions on setting up your Blackberry to take charge of your time. Read more…

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