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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....

Facebook is still one of the leading social media platforms, with new features being added daily it’s important to remember some of the real life ramifications when using social media. Today we’re focussing on online safety, particularly in Buy, Swap & Sell groups and Facebook Marketplace. Buy Swap & Sell groups are an insanely popular way to clear out unwanted items in your home, just as you want to sell an item, there are buyers lining up to buy them. Facebook has no real way to ‘police’ online sales activity outside...

There are so many factors to running a business, finances, security, insurance, marketing, customer satisfaction, reviews, websites, the list goes on. One of the main things we see when dealing with businesses is the lack of control business have over their ‘online presence’ For example, do a Google search for your business. Do you own your business listing? Even worse, does someone else? Heres an example,                 My Sister runs a Melton based business. Her business name is extremely close to at least tow other businesses in Australia (one of which is in...

When we first started our computer repair business, we were based in Ballan & mainly serviced the Moorabool area. Fast forward 7 years and we’ve opened Melton Computers as well. With any new business, the job is to be seen and get your name out there. You need to be clear about your coverage area. So, here we go. Based in Melton, Melton Computers are available to service the following places by appointment. 3021- Albanvale, St Albans, Kings Park, Kelba,3022- Ardeer3023- Burnside, Caroline Springs, Ravenhall, Burnside heights, Deer Park, Cairnlea3024- Mount Cottrell,...

We have seen many people copy a Facebook status suggesting that they have had a copied Facebook profile and not to accept a new friend request from them. Just recently we got a friend request from someone that had infact had a profile copied. I immediately recognised the profile picture and sent a message to the first profile. She told me straight away, that a few of her friends had a friend request from this fake account too. I thought I’d play along a little, so I accept the friend...