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3 present technological trends that could increase your quality of life

With all the craze about the current trends being in VR/AR, cryptocurrency and AI, it’s easy to miss the current developments in technology that are going on right now that are improving the lives of New Zealanders. We summarised some key points from NZTech’s chief excecutive, Graeme Muller: 1. NZ Jobs in Digital Technologies come […]

What to do when your iPhone is liquid damaged

Your iPhone probably cost you hundreds of dollars – and you take it everywhere with you (while you eat/drink, shower, in the rain etc.). This is why many people have lost their phones to liquid damage. They also find out that Apple’s 1 year warranty doesn’t cover liquid damaged phones. So what should you do if […]

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Re:Scam – A New Way To Fight back Against Scammers

Approximately $12 Billion is lost to phishing scams every year. Furthermore, according to APWG, cybercrime has cost New Zealanders around $257 million in the last year. But Netsafe has developed a solution to help online users fight back against scammers via their program, “Re:Scam.” Re:Scam is an artificiality intelligent software that can mimic human behaviour […]

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Top 5 Ways To Protect Your Personal Info Online

The internet is getting more convenient than ever with online shopping, news, games and social media. With all these attractive incentives to be online, there is an ever increasing risk of hackers and other malicious activity. So we at Advanced Computers put together a short list to ensure you can stay safe online. 1. Use […]

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Make your Mac move! Speed up your slow device with help from ACL

It’s not okay for your Mac to lock up when you’re trying to download or watch rich files. Advanced Computers – experts in both PC and Mac – has lots of ideas to make everything move with more momentum, saving you time, which for many of us is the same as saving money. Here are […]

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Back Up Options – Choose HD, Cloud or Software

Back Up Options – Choose HD, Cloud or Software Tips on backing up your files As we become more dependent on technology to help accomplish our everyday tasks, we tend to forget how easily the information stored on our computers can be lost. Imagine what would happen if your computer was misplaced, damaged, or even […]

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Winter Has Arrived… Here’s How To Keep Your Computer Clean

Computers have to be kept in a specific environment to function efficiently. Cold, dust and excessive humidity all can damage and lessen the performance of a computer. External and internal temperatures especially cause fluctuations of performance. Here are three major winter factors on your computer maintenance. We recommend your computer should be cleaned every three months, including […]

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What To Do About the WannaCry Virus

In this month’s newsletter (click to read), we reported on the origins of the WannaCry/Wcry virus spreading malware worldwide. This is a crypto virus, a malicious software which has hit Britain’s National Health Service, some of Spain’s largest companies including Telefónica, as well as computers across Russia, the Ukraine and Taiwan, leading to PCs and […]

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Be Kind To Your Keyboard – Clean It Up Nice and Extend Its Life

Tips to keep your keyboard clean The computer keyboard is usually the most germ-infected item in your home or office. A keyboard may even contain more bacteria than your toilet seat. Cleaning it helps remove any dangerous bacteria and keeps the keyboard working properly. Before cleaning the keyboard, first turn off the computer or if you […]