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Published on:

5 October 2011 7:48 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Apple iPhone and iPad application review

I am often asked by customers when they see my iPad about my experience with this piece of technology and what applications I use and recommend. My experience: My iPad has become a tool I find difficult to operate without – having a 3G sim card in the device provides access while out of the […]

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Published on:

5 October 2011 7:40 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Going Overseas? Avoid Bill Shock on Your Mobile Phone

We often hear the horror stories of mobile phone bills that run into several thousands of dollars due to mobile data – let us help ensure it’s not a story about you when travelling overseas next. Mobile phones work in most countries and our local Australian carriers have relationships with overseas telecommunication providers so our […]

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Published on:

5 October 2011 7:37 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Tips to Stay Virus Free

First of all, it is good to understand what a computer virus is. Traditionally a virus is a program that can replicate itself and spread from one computer to another. Viruses have now grown into many other nasty types including malware, adware, spyware, computer worms, Trojan horses, and rootkits just to name a few. Below […]

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Published on:

4 July 2011 10:08 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Office 365: Is it a Game Changer for IT Companies and Small Businesses?

One of the biggest changes in the IT industry in recent times was released on the 28th June to the public. We are anticipating Microsoft Office 365 to be a major game changer for us and, potentially, you. Therefore, in this newsletter we are investigating whether it is worthwhile considering adopting Office 365 in your […]

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Published on:

4 July 2011 10:04 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Backups – The Scary Facts and Figures!

The scary facts and figures of an internal backup system A recent survey of Australian SMEs showed that 44% do not have confidence in their internal data recovery and backup systems.  This news is astounding considering the recent bad weather we have experienced! This survey, undertaken by one of our suppliers, Acronis, found that Australian […]

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Published on:

27 March 2011 8:02 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Cloud Computing Explained

What is Cloud Computing? Cloud Computing is one of those topics that we could talk about for hours. For those that have not heard of or fully understood the meaning of Cloud Computing, I have compiled my own explanation: Cloud Computing is computation, data, access, software, and storage services that are hosted by a provider […]

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Published on:

5 March 2011 9:32 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Windows 7 Snipping Tool

One really neat feature of windows 7 is the snipping tool.  The tool gives you the ability to grab  quick clips and screenshots, save them and share them via email. Where is it? Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, Snipping Tool How do I use it? This 77 second youtube video will show you how http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bs6tzfzc_c

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Published on:

6 February 2011 9:10 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Windows 7 Media Center – Black Screen on Rewind and Pause of Live TV

Have you noticed within the past 3-4 months, windows 7 media center started getting a black screen when rewinding, pausing and resuming of live tv. Eventually (sometimes up to a minute), the live tv will catch back up; but this is frustrating. The fix is very simple as per below: Locate and delete these two […]

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Published on:

5 February 2011 9:30 am

Author:

Rachael Adams

43% of SMEs Unprepared for Data Disasters, Symantec Report Reveals

Small businesses are not prepared for any major disasters that could wipe out their crucial data and few do not even practice regular backups, security firm Symantec has warned, leaving SMEs incredibly vulnerable to a major crisis. The warning comes as a separate report from think-tank Kokoda has warned the Australian Government is susceptible to […]

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Published on:

5 April 2010 1:56 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Work Faster With Windows 7

1. Windows XP Mode If you’ve ever been afraid of losing all that is good about Windows XP, you’re not alone. That’s why with Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate, you can download Windows XP Mode. With Windows XP Mode you can run many Windows XP productivity applications on your Windows 7-based computer. It’s a great […]

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