It takes a special person indeed to put up with chasing me around the city to pick up my laptop. They delivered it back to me in Cherrybrook at the end of the day, all fixed! Thank you so much boys.
Mona, Camden

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I have been trying to convince my better half to go travelling for ages! It is not that he does not want to or does not see the joys of travel. It is simply the issue of a very busy life and too many commitments and responsibilities…the main problem of our time. Continue reading “Review of the best smartphone apps for travellers” »

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Here are some more computer repair Wednesday scaries. However, I am not sure who was the most scared. You be the judge!

The stories are taken from Geek # 2′s personal experience from working in a reputable computer repairs Sydney shop in Darlinghurst, when he was only a green Geek. Continue reading “Computer repairs scaries…just because it is Wednesday.” »

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Over the years, the Geeks at Mobile Geeks have heard a lot of computer repairhorror stories. So, it was with significant interest that I listened to them tell these this fine Wednesday morning. After hearing the stories, some of which I will share with you over the coming weeks, one point became crystal clear – regardless of the problem you think your computer is experiencing you absolutely should back up your hard disk before handing your computer over to computer service people – even if you think that such precautions are an overkill and unwarranted. Some companies, like Mobile Geeks and other reputable industry participants, also offer a backup service with every computer repairs job. This is something you will be offered or you may need to ask for it. Continue reading “It is Wednesday and it is time for our Computer Repairs Horror Story” »

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The new Google Voice is still a diamond in the rough with more than a few rough edges, but for many users, it is likely to be life-changing. Continue reading “Review of some handy GoogleVoice features” »

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Last Thursday, our computer repairs (Sydney) lab got a call from a single partner law firm. We had previously set up and networked this firm’s two computers. The caller said that her Assistant’s computer had crashed and could not be fixed. We were about to send a computer repairs Geek out, but she called back and said that her son was looking into it now and that it was something about a system error. She also told us that her son (17yo) was reinstalling Windows.   Continue reading “A funny computer repairs story from last week to ease your Mondayitis.” »

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The value of IPv4 addresses is expected to rise as companies are seeking to grab the remaining addresses ahead of the switch to IPv6, according to internet gurus. The prediction came from the Internet Governance Project (IGP) following Microsoft’s move to buy 666,624 IP address for a cool $7.5 million, or $11.25 per address. Continue reading “IPv4 addresses to run out in six months…where will it leave the prices” »

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Computer network security is very important for home or business computer systems. There are a number of reasons why that is so including the importance of ensuring that your company’s hard earned and valuable reputation is not damaged by a security breach that causes a leak of your customer’s information. In fact, managing your company data is one of the most important conditions to grow your business (more at https://www.radiusbridge.com/). Continue reading “Why are secure computer networks so important?” »

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TripAdvisor.com the popular information exchange website for travelers and would be travelers is the latest online business to fall prey to hackers. TripAdvisor has lost their member email list.(Yep, my address is there as well) Continue reading “TripAdvisors database stolen 20 million members affected” »

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Optus and (the much troubled) Vodafone have come out with ‘starter packs’ for the iPad 2′s. Although, only Telstra was able to provide regional 3G connectivity to original iPad users via its UMTS 850 MHz Next G network, Apple introduced UMTS 900 MHz support in the iPad 2. In laymen terms, this new widget capability has allowed iPad 2 to operate on Optus and Vodafone’s dual band networks, increasing 3G coverage from 80 to 97 percent of the population. Continue reading “Improved coverage for iPad2 sparkes a competition war between the telcos” »

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And now the delays begin…as has been reported by SMH, the company building the NBN has been granted permission to finish the project more than two years later than planned. Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy, said the extra time was needed to connect an extra one million homes to super-fast broadband. Extra? Did we miss someone in the first count? Have we grown us an extra million since NBN was first announced? Continue reading “NBNs completion date has already been extended…did you ever doubt that it would” »

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