Six Signs you Need a New Computer

Six Signs you Need a New Computer

In today’s modern, technological world, a slow computer is often more than just an inconvenience; it can be a serious barrier to our entertainment and productivity. As humans, we learn to adapt to our conditions pretty quickly and sometimes that means we put up with old technology for way longer than we should. If you’re…

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Has Your Email Address Been Pwned? Here's What To Do Next...

Has Your Email Address Been Pwned? Here's What To Do Next...

12.5 million Australian email accounts have been leaked online. Is your email one of those? To find out if your email address has been published in the data breach, go to https://haveibeenpwned.com/ and follow the prompts. What should I do if my email was compromised, PC Pitstop?? Well, glad you asked, the best thing to do is…

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How To Stay Safe From The Ransomware Virus

How To Stay Safe From The Ransomware Virus

Worldwide Virus Warning The Ransomware meltdown that experts have warned us about is here. What does this mean to you? Ransomware – as the name suggests – can get into your computer from clicking on an email like “Australia Post Delivery Failure – Click for new delivery,” “NSW Police Infringement notice – click here to view the photo,”…

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True or False? Battery Myths you Need to Know for Better Device Performance

True or False? Battery Myths you Need to Know for Better Device Performance

  We live in an age of the high-powered long-life battery-powered portable device. But it seems that the limitations of the nickel-based batteries that were prevalent in the early ’90s still apply to the more modern lithium ion and lithium polymer technologies we use today. Battery technology may not have changed much in the last couple…

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Hard Disk Drives

What does a hard drive do? Information storage is the hard drive’s main responsibility. Think the electronic version of the old office filing cabinet. Everything you keep on your computer is on a hard drive. Not just documents, emails, contacts, favorites pictures, music and videos. Your programs, your preferences, your printers, your settings, even your…

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Protecting Devices For Kids

Protecting Devices For Kids

As the kids head back to school lets take a look at how to stay smart online. Kids & Teens While the internet offers an exciting world of experiences for kids and teens, it is important to be mindful that they could: experience cyber-bullying be exposed to inappropriate or harmful content be at risk from contact with…

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Laptop Battery Draining Too Quick? Exercise It!

Laptop Battery Draining Too Quick? Exercise It!

Your laptop battery charges whenever your computer is plugged into external power through an AC Adapter, an optional power adapter, or an optional docking device. The battery charges whether the computer is off or in use, but it charges faster when the computer is off. However, charging may take longer if a battery is new,…

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