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World Backup Day – don’t forget your mobile devices too!

World Backup Day – don’t forget your mobile devices too!

March 31 is world backup day.  Of course you should be thinking about making a backup of your important data on more than just one day per year but today is timely reminder of just how important it is. Why backup? Well your computer hard drive may be fine now but what will become of all your files (digital photos,[Read More…]

Telstra helps set mobile rules for kids

Telstra helps set mobile rules for kids

If you’re tossing around the idea of giving your child a smartphone you may be concerned about how it the device might be used.  Well Telstra has some up with some free tools to help kids who own a smartphone stay safe. Telstra Mobile Protect is a new free service for Telstra mobile customers that puts parents in control of[Read More…]

Speed up your PC with and SSD

Speed up your PC with and SSD

If you’re computer isn’t ancient but is acting a bit sluggish, one way to ramp up performance is by replacing your old hard drive with a Solid State Drive. I did this recently with my home desktop computer and I have to say the performance difference is definitely noticeable, starting with the time it takes to boot up into Windows. Last[Read More…]

Securing your home WiFi Network

Securing your home WiFi Network

Setting up a WiFi network is the easiest way to access your Internet connection around the  home or office, but when doing so it’s important to make sure it’s secure and closed to unwanted guests. According to a 2013 survey by The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy; ·         Two-thirds (67%) of Australian internet users admit they don’t change[Read More…]

A safe portable USB Charger

A safe portable USB Charger

One essential accessory for any mobile device is a charging cable and power adapter for it (I pretty much have one in my bag wherever I go), but before you run down to the local weekend market or hit ebay to find one, remember to buy something that is both safe for yourself and your device. The portable USB charger from HPM is[Read More…]