Computer problems happen, and many people have a friend or family member who is good with computers. Some of them really know what they are doing – especially if they are in the IT industry. Other just know enough to be dangerous!
Apple Macs are often seen as the more secure machine when surfing online. Apple themselves even used to run ad campaigns saying they didn’t get viruses. In this article, we discuss whether this is true or not.
In this article, we share with you the most useful Windows shortcuts to save you time and effort. A Windows shortcut is a combination of keys to press to do a task faster, rather than navigating through the drop downs.
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 However, the older versions of it are becoming outdated, and you may be wondering what you could use instead… After all, if you want to upgrade to the latest version of Microsoft Office, it will cost several hundred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!
Well, it depends – mostly on who you’re asking! A department store salesman will always recommend a new one, but when you get down to the nitty-gritty with a trained technician, you’ll often discover you have more (and cheaper) options than you thought.
Your old computer is beginning to slow down. So, you invest in a shiny new laptop. The clouds part and the sun shines down on this bright and lovely new device. Everything will be faster and easier. Only, from the first day, the new laptop is lagging. Why is it running so slow? One of these might be the reason.
Last week, there were numerous reports that several major antivirus companies have been hacked. It’s all revealed now – 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.
Like most people, you probably receive dozens or more of unwanted email messages daily. Advertisements of weight loss products, unclaimed money that you won, fake jewellery and watches, and even attempts to steal your bank account passwords!
Have you heard the term ransomware? It is a particularly nasty type of computer virus. Instead of stealing data or money from victims, the virus takes control of computers and scrambles every single document, picture, video and email.
This week’s topic is rather morbid but it’s something that all of us should consider, in addition to having written wills, estate planning, and life insurance. We recently had a few customers asking us for help with devices belonging to their incapacitated and deceased relatives.