Risks of Running Microsoft Windows XP

After 12 long years, Microsoft stopped all support for Windows XP across the globe, including in New Zealand. The decision came about as they refocus the resources towards supporting more recent technologies. It is estimated that there are still millions of people still using the Windows XP operating system. However, what a lot of people […]


8 tips to get more juice out of your notebook battery

  Notebook PCs have become hugely popular over the past few years and they have unchained us from our desks – allowing us to roam freely while working and surfing the net. Here are a few tips that can help improve overall battery performance —and keep us on the go. Correct charge-cycles One of the […]


5 Tips for Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8

Time is running out for Windows XP users. Soon it will see the end of all official support — including security upgrades — from Microsoft. To protect yourself and take advantage of the many productivity enhancements that Microsoft’s more recent operating systems have to offer, it’s time to step up. Here are five tips to […]


9 Tips to Help Make Your Smartphone Battery Last Longer

Smartphone batteries are notorious for draining at a rate that leaves many puzzled. You’ve only been using it to text, make a few phone calls, and play a few games, so why can’t it last longer than a day? The answer lies in the fact that smartphones are doing more than phones have ever had […]


7 Tips to Protect Your Privacy on Mobile Devices

We use smartphones to do just about everything, from mobile banking to emailing, and from shopping online to gaming. It is no wonder that the smartphone is now the centralized source for all of your information and with this comes big risks, and the more you’ve connected and stored, the more you stand to lose. […]

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Tips to Keep Your Laptop Keyboard Working

If you have never experienced a broken keyboard then you should consider yourself lucky. Imagine your keyboard cutting out in the middle of writing up a report for work or an essay for school. There are only a few things you can do to fix this so we have mustered up some tips to help […]


7 Good Online Security Habits

Good tech habits aren’t just for geeks and computer nerds. Your online security habits can help keep all of your personal information safe, help you avoid frustration, and can save you money in the long run. We’ve mustered up SEVEN online security habits that we think you and everyone else should have. 1. Create strong […]


Tips to Improve Your Wireless Signal

You know you’d be lying if you told us that you’ve never had a problem with a wireless signal, whether it be the Wi-Fi in your own home, at work, or at Starbucks. Being on the constant move means that we want to be able to download our emails, load our newsfeed, and stream our […]


Why you need network security for your home network

Schools have it, banks have it, but why do you need it? Network security is not something to be taken lightly. Public institutions make use of network safeguards because they handle sensitive information, but then so do you. There are two types of network: wired and wireless. A wired network is as the name implies: […]

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iPad for dummies: a guide for the new user

The iPad is a nifty piece of technology that can be a great help, if you know how to use it, that is! Many people hesitate when it comes to buying a tablet, because they don’t know how to use it, or what it can do. This is where our iPad guide comes in handy. […]