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Smartphone Backup Battery – What to buy

Smartphone Backup Battery – What to buy

Does your smartphone battery last the whole day?   While battery life has generally improved with the latest devices…depending how you use your phone you may just need a backup power source…just in case. Walk into any electronics store or online marketplace and you’ll see plenty of power bank products…but choosing the right one just comes down to one number?[Read More…]

What Happens when I Respond to Spam

What Happens when I Respond to Spam

Got Spam?  Given that almost 90-pecent of global email traffic is spam there’s a good chance that you’ve seen some today. It’s either unsolicited advertising, a message with a link to a malicious website or a message with a malicious attachment. If you have good internet security software you will be warned off dodgy links or attachments but it’s also[Read More…]

Spring Cleaning includes old Mobile Phones

Spring Cleaning includes old Mobile Phones

New research shows that Australians seem to have a big problem parting ways with old, and even broken mobile phones.    Mobile Muster estimates that there are around 25 million unused mobile phones lying around Australian homes and businesses. Why?  Well apparently because we either don’t get around to it or are scared of throwing out something we need.  I[Read More…]

Home Internet Routers Targeted

Home Internet Routers Targeted

As homes become ‘smarter’ with more connected devices, cybercriminals are now looking to use these devices to infiltrate home networks . The weak spot in many cases is the network router which has become a prime target for attacks.  I spoke to Tim Falinski from Trend Micro Australia about this and he offers up some great tips to ensure every[Read More…]

Parenting in the Digital Age – Video Games

Being a parent in the digital age can be tricky…especially when it comes to video games. Well digital parenting expert Jackie Coates, Head of the Telstra Foundation has come forward with some great tips to help out.  Read below. Know what your kids are playing There is no shortage of games for young people to access, the trick here is[Read More…]