Smartphone security and data backup

With the continuing fall-out from the “News of the World” phone tapping scandal now is probably a good time to talk about security for your smartphone. If you have an iPhone, Nokia or HTC or any one of the other smartphones you should be treating access to this and it’s stored data the same as … [Read more…]

AppleMac support

I often get asked by various people if anyone in the Southern Highlands supports AppleMac. Well, the answer is  “Yes, we do”! I have owned a MacBook for a few years now, my son has a MacBook Pro and I have a number of clients with iMacs. We also run Windows PCs and laptops at … [Read more…]

The Cloud

A while ago I talked about Online Data Storage (ODS) and referred to Online Data Backup (ODB). In the time since that post I have been testing offerings of both and have a much better understanding of how they work and what benefits they can offer us. But before I get into that I need … [Read more…]

Mac Shield fake anti-virus

Hi everyone, First of all, to coin a phrase from Douglas Adams:  “Don’t Panic!”. As they say, there is a first time for everything and I have just had my first infected MacBook! Yes, that’s right, Macs can be infected even though a lot of people seem to think otherwise. There is an infection going … [Read more…]

Mac Attack 2!

Well, is it a sign of the time? Today a client dropped off a new iMac to replace yet another dead Windows PC. I have to transfer all the data across. Tomorrow I go to another client to install an iMac and transfer the data across from the old Windows PC.

Free Wi-Fi

Hi everyone, One of the benefits of using a laptop is of course the portability, but of course these days we can’t afford to be ‘offline’ for any length of time. There are a number of options for staying online, smart-phones and mobile broadband are two, another is free wi-fi or hotspots dotted around the … [Read more…]

Online Data Storage

I had an interesting discussion with a client today about computers, data storage and applications . It started as a discussion about online storage and backups and the idea of the “cloud” then moved on to online applications and moving entirely to the cloud. I won’t go into what the cloud is in this post, … [Read more…]