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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…

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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…

Let’s start 2012 with a series that sets up your home technology for the rest of the year.

January 4 Leave a comment

With Christmas gone, and the New Year here. over 80% of respondents said that technology was part of their gift plan.

To start 2012 well, indicate which subject area you you like to get help on first, and we’ll set up a series of 15 minute tasks so that we can get everyone on a right path to safer home technology environment. Read more…

Limit screen time to 2 hours a day

December 22 Leave a comment

We know this one is going to be hard over Christmas, however, our recent survey shows that over 90% of families are giving technology this Christmas.

It is a goal that you will need to set. It is also a goal that should be set up front with technology gifts. This way, any gift receiving day (birthday, or Christmas) can be an exception, and then revert to normal behaviour the day after.

This article illustrates why this is important, and gives you some tips on how to set up this environment. Read more…

The best modem feature? The power switch!

December 5 Leave a comment

This week, we had a number of conversations about some basic features to have on a modem – so we thought it a good idea to talk about what features a modem should have, and why. 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…

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