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Log-in with Facial Recognition

The best way to lock unwanted users out of your PC is to password protect it, yet many Windows users don’t take advantage of this feature. If you feel it’s simply a hassle to type a password everytime you turn your computer on, try going high-tech by logging in with your face…and all you need is a webcam. Using a[Read More…]

Starting up your favourite programs each day

When starting up the computer at home or work, many people have a set routine…like opening up email, a favourite website, Facebook and a communications program like MSN or Skype….well here’s a program to automate the whole process. “Start my Day” is a free PC program that you can configure to start up your favourite applications and websites. Once set[Read More…]

Interview – The ‘Dark’ side of the Web

This week I caught up with Lloyd Borrett, Security Evangelist at AVG Australia & NZ. With so much talk from political parties about web filters, we had a chat about how families can protect themselves online.

Why Cyber Criminals love Elections

Why do Cyber Criminals love Elections? Well, like any other popular topic, if it’s hot news online then they will use it to their best abilities to help them steal your information. Today I spoke with Security Evangelist Lloyd Borrett from AVG Aust/NZ about what users should be on the lookout for as the Federal Election draws closer. Lloyd Borrett[Read More…]

Cutting back on PC Power usage

Making some small changes to the power settings on your computer can save you money. Ok, so running your computer all day may not use enough electricity to send you broke, but with energy costs on in the increase it pays to know where you can trim usage. Within the Windows operating system you’ll find various power settings which will[Read More…]