Optus strong arms subscribers into rushed NBN decision, Elon Musk offers solution to SA’s power woes, “Fully Loaded” Kodi boxes could be illegal. Continue reading Weekly Tech News Update 13/3/2017
Google looking to employ Aussie hackers, 3D printed vertebrae helps Indian woman walk again, Robots should pay your taxes : Bill Gates.
Pirate Telephone Company fights back against scammers, Tesltra gets behind 5G trials, Russian hackers crack the pokies. Continue reading Weekly Tech News Roundup 13/2/2017
A look at the iPhone 8 rumours, Foxtel v. Facebook Live Streaming, thousands of printers hacked. Continue reading Weekly Tech News Roundup 6/2/2017
A tough lesson on web reviews, developments in Ransomware, Hyperloop “races” find winning design. Continue reading Weekly Tech News Roundup 30/1/2017
I am BACK for 2017 and during my break we had a few things happen.
A nasty Gmail phishing exploit, Computer geeks recruited by FBI to dig around customer computers and the madness that is CES2017. Continue reading Weekly Tech News Roundup 16/1/2017
I saw a lot happen in my own neck of the woods so expect a little local flavour this week. Continue reading Weekly Tech News Roundup 12/12/2016
Using flash? STOP IT NOW because hackers love Flash! LinkedIn 2012 breach data is up for sale and some Telstra subscribers are still struggling to get back online. Continue reading Weekly News Roundup 23/5/2016
The 4 critical steps when it comes to getting your business online, the 1 mistake most businesses make and how to avoid it.
I get lots of questions about setting up websites and domains and many people feel confused over what they are buying and how much it should cost and how it all works. The easiest way I find to explain this especially to business owners is to draw parallels to running a real shop or office. Continue reading Websites and Domains explained for business.
Beta testing of Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware offers hope against one of the biggest cyber threats today. Continue reading Malwarebytes steps up to tackle Ransomware
I am back for 2016 and there is already some news to cover.
Netflix getting serious about region blockers, Space X is crashing rockets and it is actually a good thing and the Mobile App curation ball is dropped heavily by Google and Apple with culturally insensitive game getting attention. Continue reading Weekly News Roundup 18/1/2016
It is tipped that 2016 will be the year that encryption, privacy and mass surveillance will become one of the biggest concerns in mainstream and legislative discussion.
It started long ago when we started whispering and using coded messages to communicate. No way did we want Bob in purchasing to know about the after work party next week (I don’t know a Bob in purchasing but you get the idea). We didn’t want our manager to know that we were looking for work with a competitor. As for the spouse, we wanted to keep that secret savings account for that special occasion secret (birthdays and stuff, the good kind of secret). Continue reading Should we have a right to privacy?
Things fast and slow with Click Frenzy, Google cars getting booked for traffic infringements and how to get started with VPN with 50% off ProXPN. Continue reading Weekly News Roundup 16/11/2015
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You can even subscribe with paypal or bitcoin! Continue reading Special 50% Discount Code for ProXPN
Optus snags EPL rights from Foxtel, can they make this work? You and VPN. Should you be using it? Continue reading Weekly News Roundup 9/11/2015
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I have been approached a few times about VPN services and often when I talk about it, I am often met with confused looks.
In this post I will try to explain VPN technology and why you need it. Continue reading VPN Basics
Australian Telco and ISP Optus has snatched the exclusive Australian EPL broadcast rights from traditional Aussie Pay TV giant Foxtel. What will this mean for the future of live sports coverage in Australia? How is Optus going to pull this off?
If you want to read the news on this deal have a look at this news item from abc.net.au. As for how Optus might distribute this media, well that is what I am really interested in. Continue reading So Optus has EPL. Now what?
Prevention is the best way to combat this and the following links will reduce the risk. Continue reading Protecting yourself from ransomware
This morning I checked my email to find an invoice sent to me.
I almost opened the attachment but one thing stopped me.
I do a fair bit of coaching small businesses on how to approach blogs and social media and often it comes down to the attitude that comes through in your posts that can make or break a campaign.
Gone are the days when you set up a website, address yourself as “we” and refer to yourself in the third person. With social media becoming the primary point of engagement the back and forth is turning the traditional consumer into your audience that will interact with you more as a person than as a brand. Your audience has also become so much more savvy and cynical with marketing. A flubbed tweet or misstep on your facebook page will not only be noticed, it will be shared and held up for ridicule.