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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This computer repairs blog is about remote work. Something that in this day and age has become a familiar theme.  The tag ‘remote’ that is used by employers around the world is no longer a novelty, however, it does still cause distrust and many questions. The doubts of potential employees can basically be brought down to ‘And what’s the catch?’ question because, remote work can be so advantageous for both parties.

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Remote work as it should be

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Hello dear readers of our computer repairs blog. Today’s computer repairs theme is Firefox and namely, it’s hidden settings. In Firefox, there are several commands that you type, you can see the information, the browser cache settings and a few and not very useful things. These commands are entered in the address bar without spaces.about: – here is the logo version of Firefox, assembly identity, as well as a few links.

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Computer repairs blog about Firefox hidden settings

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Our computer repairs Chief Mobile Geek is a big fan of cloud storage. For those who don’t know what cloud storage is, you can think of it as virtual storage space https://www.anipots.com/, where multiple servers are used to store data and these servers are generally hosted by third parties.

As with anything in life, there are pros and cons for cloud storage. Here, we’ll base these pros and cons on cloud storage for business. Lets start with the disadvantages.

  • The process of backing up can be slower than other methods such as disk and tape
  • Technical issues – even though you can access data anytime from anywhere, service providers will run into technical issues at some point
  • Security – you may not be comfortable knowing that your secure data will be surrendered to a third party service provider. This is where it is important to do your research to ensure that you choose a reliable provider. Also keep in mind, on the same topic of security, your company could be prone to attack because as we all know, the Internet is not 100% secure.

Now for some advantages:

  • Cloud storage is cost efficient! Since you are essentially renting space on a server, you do not have to pay for the hardware used to store it. Plus, many of these companies are just starting out and offer great sales. The lowest priced cloud storage gets even cheaper with flexible payment options - such as pay as you go and upfront payment.
  • You don’t need to worry about running out of storage space – you’ll have access to almost unlimited storage space.
  • It is simple to back up and recover data. At https://agrtech.com.au/ios/recover-deleted-files-ios-android-devices/ you’ll find articles that cover some useful apps/resources to help recover deleted files from android and iOS devices.
  • You can access data anytime from anywhere

If you’re looking for a cloud storage provider, here are a few with good reviews:

  • iCloud - mainly used for backing up iPhones and iPads
  • Dropbox - really simple to use and one of the most versatile ones around
  • Google Drive - competitively priced and it’s Google – what more do we need to say!

Mobile Geeks suggest that you use another form of backup with cloud storage as you can never be too safe.

Computer Repairs Blog: Cloud Storage - dropbox

 

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Our Computer Repairs Mobile Geeks needed a boost themselves after consuming so much chocolate in the office this Easter. Surprisingly, they’ve hit the ground running again and are out there doing what they do best. One thing they are coming across often is a request to boost internet speeds. Thankfully, there are some simple things you can do to boost your Wi-Fi and you don’t need to be an expert in IT.

You would have noticed that signal strength varies in different areas of your house. It is worth installing signal strength software to help you identify blackspots. You can try moving your base station and you’ll be able to see if things improve. A good place for a base station is a central location within your house and of course, the higher it is, the better.

The monitoring software can also help you with identifying your neighbours hotspots. You’ll be able to see which channel each network is running on so if your neighbours network is interfering with yours, you could try a different channel – for 2.4GHZ networks, channels 1, 6 and 11 are meant to be best. Overlapping of networks is not so much an issue for 5GHZ networks as the channels are spaced apart more. Base stations are actually configured to use the best channel available, however, you could always restart it so it can scan for a better channel if there’s one available.

You may also experience interference from other electrical equipment within your house such as a telephone base stations and DSL modems so keep this in mind when you are choosing a spot for your Wi-Fi base station.

Another thing you could try is a Wi-Fi extender. They work by connecting to your network and rebroadcasting the signal.

Computer Repairs Blog: wifi extender

Of course, if all else fails, please don’t hesitate to call our expert computer repairs Mobile Geeks!

 

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Although 12 years old, Windows XP was still being sold on some computers as late as 2010 (don’t worry – our computer repairs Mobile Geeks always use the latest technology and software!). Worldwide, it was the second most popular operating system, behind Windows 7. However, from tomorrow, Microsoft will no longer be supporting Windows XP. From Friday last week, users were greeted with an annoying pop-up whenever they went to run Microsoft Security Essentials (which will continue to be updated until July next year). The pop-up warns users that XP will no longer be supported and directs them to a website where they are given other operating system options. Approximately 1.5 million Australian computers have XP installed on them. That’s a lot of annoying pop-ups!

Computer Repairs Blog: The annoying Windows XP pop-up

 

Worldwide, Windows 7 is the most popular operating system. People say it is the best version of Windows yet. It looks like Vista, except it’s better and faster. A new feature, HomeGroup, allows you to share files, folders and printers on a home network, however the other computers must also have Windows 7, if you want to prevent any error or find out what happened there is a way to monitor keystrokes on computer click here. There are also libraries, which are consolidated folders that allow you to keep track of documents, pictures and music.

If you are thinking about upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7, apparently it is not such a smooth procedure, as your existing software/hardware settings won’t be recognised by Windows 7. You would actually need to install all your software again as well as all the updates and patches that have been released. If your PC is fairly old, might be an idea to just bite the bullet and buy a new one.

Lastly, Windows 7 has 4 editions:

Starter – has all the essentials

Home Premium – suitable for consumer desktops and notebooks

Professional – suitable for business counterparts and higher end models

Ultimate – for top-shelf systems

Keep in mind though, if you are going to stick with XP despite the annoying pop ups, you may very well need our computer repairs services because seeing as there’ll be no support for XP, it is feared that hackers will be ready to pounce at the vulnerabilities!

 

 

 

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Computer repairs geeks are facing another Monday. And although it is gloomy and threatening of really bad weather, there is no reason why it cannot be a fantastic Monday. And all those Monday haters among you will just have to cope with my Pollyanna attitude today.

Geeks have been installing countless cloud computing systems as of late. Everyone, it seem, is seeing the benefits of cloud. Rather than installing costly software on your computer it is now the preferred option for may to just run applications in the cloud. Continue reading “Computer repairs blog update Cloud computing” »

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Greeting fellow computer repairs enthusiasts. In this blog we will have a quick look at enabling dictation on OS X Mountain Lion. I find this option a life saver as although I am good at typing, I am also a borne multitasker. It come in amazingly useful having my hands free to do a thousand mindless tasks a woman gets to do by virture of being the only one that sees that half of the things in the office are out of place. God forbid, one of the computer repairs geeks actually bends over to pick up a CD dropped on the floor or collect a cord no longer required after a formatting job….but enough of my venting and back to business. Continue reading “Computer Repairs Blog on How to turn on dictation on OS X Mountain Lion” »

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In the latest computer repairs news Google reinvents Wallet and turns your phones into virtual cards. I have written about this type of technology before and although Adaptu Wallet remains my favourite replacement for financial conscience, it does not allow payment by phone. In other words, it does not allow the user to operate their smartphone as if it were a bankcard/bank teller/etc. And as long as my computer repairs geeks need to carry bank teller machines and customers need to go through their array of cards to complete transactions and pay for service – with everything often ending up back at ‘sign this bit of paper’ stage, – I will remain to be very interested in all things that make this part of business easier for all parties… Continue reading “Computer repairs blog: Google reinvents its Wallet with virtual card” »

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Happy Monday and welcome to computer repairs blog. This time I will cover 0ne cool to boot smartphone application that is designed to help you manage your finance and execute payments. Even if you are a bit like me and are not terribly keen on paying with a phone, you might as well read on as this is just as unavoidable as online banking has become. Continue reading “Computer Repairs Blog ‘Smartphone Is The Wallet Of The Future’” »

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