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Reversable USB Cables go in the right way every time

Reversable USB Cables go in the right way every time

  If you’ve ever connected a USB cable to your mobile device then you’ll know that each time you do it you have a 50 percent chance of trying to put it in the wrong way…because they only go in one way. While this problem has been solved with the new USB C standard…that’s not going to help you with[Read More…]

How fast does your PC boot up?

How fast does your PC boot up?

How long does it take for your computer to boot up?  30seconds, a minute? or maybe you go and make a coffee while you wait. If your computer is in good health and not too old it should take around 90seconds to start up (hopefully much quicker) but if you don’t feel like running a stopwatch here’s a free program[Read More…]

Tech support scam – Warning to Mac & PC users

Tech support scam – Warning to Mac & PC users

When is a computer error message not a computer error?  When it’s a scam.   Last week I received a message from Natalie who’s had an error message ( specifically error code RNN8792 )popup up on her Mac that instructed her to call a 1800 number to have an urgent computer problem fixed. She called the number, handed over credit card[Read More…]

Fun with Swann’s Quadforce Video Drone

Fun with Swann’s Quadforce Video Drone

Technology company Swann is best known for their home security camera solutions but they recently added some fun to the product lineup. The QuadForce Video drone is a lightweight, entry level drone that suited to flying indoors and out…with the ability to also capture HD video and still images. One of the fun features of this low cost drone is[Read More…]

Telstra refund scam

Telstra refund scam

Everyone loves a refund, especially if a company you deal with reports that you have been overcharged, but in this instance is a phishing scam that’s designed to steal your personal and financial information to take even more of your hard earned cash. The image below is a screen grab from an email that looks like it’s from Telstra but[Read More…]