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Internet and phone scams continue to plague Australians with over $851m lost to scams in 2020. There are many scams to watch out for involving tech. From automated Internet disconnection scams to call centre scams with ‘agents’ pretending to be from the Australian Federal Police with a warrant for your arrest. It’s a minefield out there, there are many scams, many adaptations and many ways to get caught out. There are some simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of being caught up in such scams. Phone Scams - If you’re unsure who...

What is Windows 11? Windows 11 is a replacement operating system to replace Windows 10. Windows 11 is faster, cleaner, and more secure than Windows 10. Most will notice cosmetic changes to the user interface, while most of the main updates are under the bonnet. When can you update to Windows 11? If you have a compatible computer, you can upgrade to Windows 11 right now. Windows 11 requires your computer to have this specific microchip. A Trusted Platform Module (TPM) was designed to increase the security of computers to better safeguard them against...

Windows 10 was supposed to be ‘the last Windows’, but Microsoft has now had a change of heart and has now released Windows 11. Windows 10 was released as a replacement for the wildly unpopular Windows 8 & 8.1. With Windows 7 and 8 computers getting a free upgrade, Windows 10 rocketed to the preferred Windows platform. It is now estimated that a whopping 79% of windows-based computers are running Windows 10 as the main operating system. In the past, Microsoft only had a few updates for their operating systems before replacing them...

A recent study carried out by Budget Direct has shown so interesting results when it comes to home security. Over 20% of Australian households have been burgled at some point. That’s 1 in 5 homes.So how can you reduce your chances of a break-in? Installing CCTV, security doors, window screens, security alarms and sensor lights are the main things we think of when protecting a home. However, when question by Police, up to 70% of crooks say they targeted that home because the doors or windows were simply left unlocked. The...

I’ve seen it a few times on Facebook now, so it’s time to put it to rest. Facebook scammers are using celebrities to ‘endorse’ their scamming efforts by posting links and using real accounts to comment on the post. In the current adaptation of the attempt, The hacker hacks a persons Facebook account and posts a link with a photo of Gibson with the heading reading “How Mel Gibsons Latest Investment Has Australians Making Up To $2,500 a day”. They also tag 40 or more contacts of the person that the account...

last week, it was announced that Windows 10 will be replaced with a new version of the operating system. Windows 10 was meant to be the 'final Windows' with Microsoft saying that the operating system would be continuously upgraded within the Windows 10 name. For many, Windows 10 is simply Windows 10, however over the years there have been different versions of Windows 10 called 'feature updates'. There has been 12 'feature updates' since Windows 10 was released, The current version of Windows 10 is 21H1 released in May 2021. ...

Computers are forever making our lives easier. In every version of Windows there are new shortcuts or features that most people are unaware of. Heres some Windows tips for you to try out. Snap The Window.Whilst holding the Windows key, press on one of the arrow keys. This will snap your active window to the edge of the screen. Password protect files. Download a program called 7-Zip. You will be able to select the files you would like to have password protected and compress them into one file. You will also have...

Over the year’s computer prices have dramatically dropped. Price pressure & competition from major retailers keep driving down the prices. In some cases, this isn’t a problem, but unfortunately in a lot of cases it can cause headaches for the end user. Too often we get a call from a client telling us their computer is slow, we book it in for a check up and do what we can to speed things up. Unfortunately, the issue is not something that can be fixed. A computer can be slow for many...

Windows 7 support is coming to an end. Released in July 2009, replacing Windows Vista, Windows 7 grew to be the most popular version of Windows ever. When Windows 8 was release, many people decided to stick with Windows 7, because 8 was too much of a change. Windows 8 dropped the ‘start button’ which caused outcry in the tech world. Does this mean your Windows 7 computer or laptop is useless? No. It just means that you will no longer get updates, security fixes or tech support after the January 14th....