8 days ago

The Trouble with Trusting Your Online Friends

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Trust is the foundation of a good relationship – you trust friends to be loyal, sincere, and honest. But when you blindly trust online friends, you could be opening yourself up to cyberattack.

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15 days ago

"So Slow!" – Is it your Computer or your Internet Connection?

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“Why is this computer running so slow?” It’s a common complaint that we hear daily. The question is whether it’s your computer or your internet connection - here is how you can find out and what to do about it!

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28 days ago

How to Measure Your Internet Speed

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Most people think the Internet speed is all about how fast you can download web pages and content like large files, movies, and games. When many people stream videos at the same time, the Internet servers may not be able to keep up with the demand – that’s why so many people were frustrated … View moreMost people think the Internet speed is all about how fast you can download web pages and content like large files, movies, and games. When many people stream videos at the same time, the Internet servers may not be able to keep up with the demand – that’s why so many people were frustrated with Spark Sport’s live streaming of All Blacks vs South Africa match.

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59 days ago

How and Why to Reset Browser Settings

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Web browsers are probably the most common programs used on a typical computer. From browsing Facebook to reading the news to online banking, to even using some business apps – most of our daily computer activities happen inside of the web browsers. When they misbehave, you may suspect you have … View moreWeb browsers are probably the most common programs used on a typical computer. From browsing Facebook to reading the news to online banking, to even using some business apps – most of our daily computer activities happen inside of the web browsers. When they misbehave, you may suspect you have viruses, but the fix is actually pretty easy!

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76 days ago

Why You Need Professional Virus Removal

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Most computers have an antivirus product installed to protect the computer. However, most antivirus products aren't very good at cleaning up if an infection does occur. In this article, we discuss why you need professional virus removal.

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112 days ago

Online Gaming Tips for Your Kids and Grandkids

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If you have kids or grandkids, chances are, they really enjoy multiplayer online gaming! We compiled a list of tips to make gaming safer

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124 days ago

Why Computer Repair Is Best Left to Experts

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It's natural to turn to friends or family members when you are having computer issues. Although some can help you, others will only make it worse!

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148 days ago

Alternatives to Old Microsoft Office Suite

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For many years, Microsoft Office has been a de-facto standard for making documents, spreadsheets, and presentation. Almost every computer user knows what Word, Excel, and PowerPoint do. Microsoft Office is installed on probably half of the world’s computers. However, the older versions of it are … View moreFor many years, Microsoft Office has been a de-facto standard for making documents, spreadsheets, and presentation. Almost every computer user knows what Word, Excel, and PowerPoint do. Microsoft Office is installed on probably half of the world’s computers. However, the older versions of it are becoming outdated, and you may be wondering what you could use instead… After all, if you want to upgrade to the latest version of Microsoft Office, it will cost several hundred dollars. Do you need it? Maybe. Can you do without it? Perhaps!

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134 days ago

Do Macs Get Viruses?

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Apple Macs are often seen as a more secure machine when surfing online. Apple themselves even used to run ad campaigns saying they didn’t get viruses. If you have a Mac or want to get one, this article is for you!

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140 days ago

Helpful Windows Shortcuts reference

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Learning and using a few Windows shortcuts can make you much more productive on your computer! Rather than navigating through the menus to find functions you need, you can easily copy, cut, paste, undo actions, switch between programs, and more!

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162 days ago

Should You Upgrade or Buy a New Computer?

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If your computer is less than five years old and doesn’t have major issues, computer upgrade makes more sense than replacing it. We can make it work better than when it ever was! You will save money, and it’s also a green thing to do, reducing the impact on our environment.

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168 days ago

Why is My Brand New Laptop So Slow?

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You just bought a new computer, but somehow it's already running slow. In this article, we talk about the common reasons a new computer can run slow and what to do about it

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176 days ago

Security alert – three US-based antivirus software packages BREACHED! Are you using them?

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Russian hackers breached Symantec (Norton Antivirus), TrendMicro, and McAfee products used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. TrendMicro, in particular, is very popular in New Zealand. If you bought your computer from Noel Leeming, chances are, you are using TrendMicro for your antivirus.

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184 days ago

How To Deal With Spam Emails

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If you receive dozens of unwanted email messages daily, you are not alone! Here is how you can deal with the email overload and reduce spam

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