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Tech Billionaire Parenting

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I was reading an interesting article recently regarding technology and parenting and found it good enough to share. Here it is… “Melinda Gates’s children don’t have smartphones and only use a computer in the kitchen. Her husband Bill spends hours in his office reading books while everyone else is refreshing their homepage. The most sought-after private […]

Apple

Apple’s GateKeeper Bypassed

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Apple’s GateKeeper helps protect your Mac from applications that could adversely affect it. However in October last year a researcher has found a way to bypass the GateKeeper. Apple has since patched this vulnerability. But this researcher is back and he claims that Apple did not really patch the vulnerability properly and hackers can still bypass GateKeeper. […]

Apple

Is it worth upgrading to iPhone 5?

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Last week Apple released its new iPhone 5. From what I have read it lacks killer features, but still impresses. I’ll briefly outline what’s new and different compared to the iPhone 4S. Physical Appearance It’s 8.6mm taller, 1.7mm thinner and weighs 28 grams lighter. The screen is also slightly larger than the iPhone 4S. Processor […]

Security

Is your Java up-to-date?

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Most of us have Java installed on our computers. Java is required by many websites in order to make them interactive. The last week has brought a number of vulnerabilities in the Java program that would allow hackers to gain control of your PC. To protect yourself make sure your Java program is up-to-date. I’ve […]

Hardware

What’s the best computer for me?

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A question I get asked regularly, and rightly so. If I’m worth my salt then I should be able to give you the right answer. Problem is that there are hundreds or different computer configurations and hundreds of types of users. So my answer usually turns into some more questions, which I have broken down […]

Security

Security Advisory: Fake DHL Emails Distribute New Trojan

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We have received a security advisory from our email hosting partner identifying a new spam campaign that masquerades as a shipping notification from DHL. Currently, none of the major anti-virus providers are capable of catching and quarantining this message. As such, this scam has the potential to be successful and can have serious consequences.   We recommend that […]

Wellbeing

7 Physio Tips for Computer Use

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I’ve been on-site this week at one of our clients who runs a physiotherapy practice. While I was there I noticed one of their newsletters talking about computer tips, which instantly gradbed my attention. Thanks to Martin and Heidi from Doyles’ Physio Therapy in Pyrmont (http://www.doylesphysio.com/), who has given permission to copy these tips into […]