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Bad Laptops LOOK like Good Laptops

Bad laptops LOOK like good laptops

It's tricky but the thing that makes a computer “good” or “bad” is not the pretty stuff on the outside but rather the components in it.  Even trickier, “specs” don’t give you any indication of the quality of the components in your laptop…or desktop PC or any other type of computer.

The two key things that you need to be aware of are…components and setup.

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What is PHISHING?

What is PHISHING?

Do you remember the movie “Home Alone”, there’s the ‘police officer’ who visited the McCallisters. Although he was a burglar, his convincing police officer impersonation led the them to volunteer information about where they were going and for how long. He was ‘phishing’ for information. With that info he was able to plan the robbery. ‘Phish’-ers do the same with your computer via email, messenger or phone.

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Need REALLY good wireless?

I’ve used many different wireless routers over the past 20 years but VR2800 by TP-Link is super cool. If you want your computer to go fast on the internet – especial if it’s a laptop or tablet or phone, you need to make sure your wireless internet is not slowing you down.

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Apple Macs - Why I Don't Like Encryption

Mac Encryption

Is Mac FileVault Disk Encryption Good or Bad?

The other day I was working on a Macbook which was not turning on. It's motherboard had failed and the client wanted the data retrieved from their Apple laptop. Theproblem was that they had FileVault disk encryption on...and they had lost the password.

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How to Pick a Non-Lemon New Computer

In this blog I tell you the 4 things to look for when buying a new computer (laptop or desktop). This will help you avoid lemonitis i.e. that is buying a computer that turns out to be a pain in the backside.

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How Choose a Good Computer Technician

In this article I’ll show you the 3 things to look for when looking for a great computer repair technician. This will help you to have confidence that you are getting great value for money and your computing device (laptop, desktop, tablet or phone) is not going to get wrecked.

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Creators Update Computers Not Shutting Down

PRESS RELEASE: Creator’s Update Windows 10 Computer’s Not Shutting Down.

Date: 25 Jan 2018 11:28am Christchurch, New Zealand

 

After the update from Windows 10, some computer users may find their computer will no longer shut down or hibernate. The Windows 10 Creator Update is the cause for several users. The shutdown commands work using a command line (shutdown -s -t 00)

Three areas to investigate.

First, there is the Intel Management Engine Interface in Device Manager. Turn off the power management settings.  

Second, disable wake on Magic Packets, which is a useful feature for administrators but on many computers but can cause this issue.

Third, resetting the BIOS on the laptop, desktop or computer to default settings may fix the issue.  

Computer users that continue to have issues should consult a computer technician.

 

 

https://www.chnz.co.nz/blogs/48-creators-update-windows