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Computers area pretty reliable these days, but...

Computers are pretty reliable these days.

About 15 or 20 years ago, it was pretty common for your laptop or more likely your desktop PC (since laptops weren’t that common then and were certainly a lot more expensive) to have a problem on a regular basis. Customers would experience trouble with their computer as often as 3 or 4 times per year. This partly depended on the age of the computer, but mostly of the quality of components used. There must have been a wide variety in quality standards because even the same model or brand could have both stable, reliable computers and absolute duds that required continuous repairs. But...

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Computer Scammers

Beware of Computer Scammers

Survivors of online scammers are going to online networks for help as they are just too embarrassed to go to the police.

Network protection CERT New Zealand's most recent sorts show in excess of 500 reports out of 2333 incidents were connected with trick scammers and fraud in the initial three months of the year.

One member, who runs a 16,000 member Facebook group which intends to name and disgrace hackers and scammers, said the issue is far greater than the authorities know. People are reading emails and not aware who is genuine and who isn’t. You can’t see them on your laptop or hear what they sound like behind a computer screen.

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Broken Laptop Screen?

Broken Laptop Screen?

A cracked or broken laptop screen is frustrating! There are many different circumstances where this can happen to your poor little laptop and we’ve seen them all. Anything from the classic drop or “oops stood on the laptop!” – through to closing the lid with a pen inside. Amazing what a little leverage will do to a laptop screen. They are flexible, but certainly not designed to be bent anything more than a degree or two.

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Ransomware and Your Computer

Ransomware and Your Computer

Ransomware is definitely the most alarming cyber scourge of our time. As time goes on, ransomware attacks on computer business data and personal data files are growing more sophisticated, and the ransom demands continue to increase. Is it even possible to protect yourself from ransomware?

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How to Make Your Internet Safe

How to Make Your Internet Safe

OpenDNS is a truly free way to protect your family or your staff from unsuitable content on their computers from the internet. It is free and has Parental Controls that allow you to fine tune what content you will let people using your WiFi to browse.

In this age of malware and phishing attacks, you need more security than just antivirus. We’ve worked hard to find solutions that counters malware attacks and provide better privacy on the Internet. This review of OpenDNS checks out the features of OpenDNS, a cloud-based free computer service that not only protects you from nasty content, but may even make your internet faster.

The OpenDNS parental control allows you to control what content can your kids see when they browse the Internet – using any device connected to your home network. And since it is a cloud and DNS based service, you don’t need to setup each device as any device on your WiFi or local network will be covered. You can simply set up OpenDNS will apply it to all the devices on your internet connection.

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How to Safely Disinfect your Computers

Learn How to Safely Clean and Disinfect Laptops, Desktops and Phones.

We spend a lot of time making our homes and ourselves clean, but what about our computers and laptops etc? We use with phones, computers, and laptops very regularly, and they can be a haven for bacteria and viruses. In the current climate, we all understand it's important to make sure everything is clean – make sure you don't miss these devices when doing your cleaning checklist! But unlike your bench or stove, laptops, MacBooks, iPhones, and computers in general are sensitive to liquids - so how do we keep them clean?

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