Finding the Best Place for your Desktop PC

October 26, 2021

There’s a lot of talk about the best places to use your laptop. We’ll recap that discussion briefly below, but the real focus of this article is where it’s best to put your desktop PC.

Windows 11 is out. Time to upgrade?

October 11, 2021

Despite telling us Windows 10 is the last operating system that would ever be released by Microsoft, they released Windows 11 last week. You can upgrade your computer to Windows 11 some time soon, or replace it with a new one. I wouldn’t hurry though and here is why…

Windows 10 list installed programs

September 30, 2021

When you buy a new Windows computer, you probably want to transfer all your files, emails, bookmarks, and programs to it. Many people are surprised to learn that programs don’t transfer the same way as your files and settings. Check out our latest blog post to learn why and how to get around this!

Beware of phishing emails newsletter - how to tell if email is fake

September 23, 2021

Phishing attacks trick people into believing that the message is something they need or want and should take some action. Our customers often ask us whether an email they forwarded is legit or not and in 99% of cases, they aren’t! Most phishing attempts want you to click on a link in the email and login to the website that opens. You might be thinking it’s your bank (and it looks like that!) but instead, you are sending your username and password to crooks. We’ll review some of the signs of these fake emails.

Old obsolete vintage Mac lost security updates

September 17, 2021

Apple computers have traditionally been more expensive than PCs, but the upside is that they last longer and tend to maintain their value fairly well. We still get requests from people trying to fix their 10+ year old Macs and despite the age, they perform very well after some upgrades! However, most of them can only run older versions of MacOS…

DIY Computer repair - don't do it!

September 9, 2021

The Do-it-Yourself is a very common attitude in New Zealand. But, it can be problematic when you try to fix your own computers or phones. This article shares five risks and why it’s safer to go to a computer repair shop.

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