Geek’s Blog

Author: Billie Handley


  • YouTube tips you should know!

    YouTube tips you should know!

    In this blog we’re sharing our top YouTube tips so you can make the most of the popular video-sharing platform. Since its humble beginnings in 2005, YouTube has amassed a whopping average of 122 million active users per day! Not only have daily users increased over time, but YouTube’s capabilities have also evolved significantly and…

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  • How to find and update your device’s operating system

    How to find and update your device’s operating system

    You’ve likely come across the term “operating systems” or “OS” when your device prompts you to install the latest update or when certain applications demand a particular operating system to operate effectively. However, do you know how to find your device’s existing operating system? And, in case you initially decline the update prompt from your…

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  • Speed test your internet

    Speed test your internet

    Do your favourite shows online keep buffering? Keep dropping your internet connection when you walk around the house? Start your 2024 off by speed testing your internet. Speed testing your internet will help you determine if you are receiving the speeds that you expect from your chosen broadband package. They may also help you find…

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  • Our Top 10 AI-Powered Tools 2023

    Our Top 10 AI-Powered Tools 2023

    Whilst AI has existed for over half a century, 2023 has no doubt been the year of AI. OpenAI’s ChatGPT took the world by storm after its launch in November, 2022. For a while thereafter nearly every news article that popped up on social media feeds was about a new or use for AI. AI…

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  • How to turn off app tracking and why you should

    How to turn off app tracking and why you should

    If you’re a smartphone user, you’re likely familiar with the term ‘app tracking’. If you’re an iPhone user, you’ll have encountered it when installing a new app. This is where a pop up appears asking something along the lines of “Allow ‘App’ to track your activity across other companies’ apps and websites?”. However, what app…

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  • Our favourite laptops for Christmas 2023

    Our favourite laptops for Christmas 2023

    The festive season is fast approaching and whether you’re looking to buy a laptop for a loved one, or wanting to pull together a wish list upon your family’s request, this blog has you covered! In particular, we’ve hauled together a range of laptops that we personally have on our own Geek’s laptop Christmas wish…

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  • Extend the life of your smartphone’s battery

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    Extend the life of your smartphone’s battery

    Hey Geeks! There are many reasons we might need to cough up funds for a new smartphone. One being due to our smartphone’s battery reaching the end of its lifespan or exhibiting severely diminished power capacity. Although this is eventually inevitable, there are habits that you can scratch and ones you can adopt to extend…

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  • Our favourite features of the iPhone 15

    Our favourite features of the iPhone 15

    The much-anticipated iPhone 15 was released on September 12th with the usual hype and build-up to the launch event. The launch included the iPhone 15, 15 Plus and 15 Pro along with the all-new Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2. Today we’re taking a look at our favourite features of the iPhone…

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  • How to screenshot on Windows and Mac

    How to screenshot on Windows and Mac

    Screen shots are helpful for capturing and sharing information, troubleshooting technical issues, collaborating and giving feedback, and an extensive array of other useful functions! However, it’s hard to keep up with all the different ways to screen shot on different devices! In this blog we’re going to show you how to screenshot on Windows and…

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  • Maximising the lifespan of your computer

    Maximising the lifespan of your computer

    With more and more technology finding its way into our lives, the cost of repairing, replacing, and maintaining devices can soon add up. This coupled with the environmental impact of manufacturing and disposing of electronic devices makes maximising the lifespan of your computer good for the environment and your back pocket. Read on for some…

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  • How to clean your computer & smartphone

    How to clean your computer & smartphone

    Attention, Geek fans! With Winter drawing to a close, it’s the opportune time to give your beloved tech a good clean! Especially considering the extra time you’ll have spent glued to your devices during the chilly season, you can well imagine the grime and fingerprint buildup that is awaiting your attention! So, in this blog…

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  • An overview of Nigel Latta’s “You’ve been scammed”

    An overview of Nigel Latta’s “You’ve been scammed”

    Respected clinical psychologist Nigel Latta is the host and presenter of a new 4-part TV documentary aired in July on TVNZ and TVNZ+. “You’ve been scammed by Nigel Latta” brings together Nigel Latta and an array of New Zealand internet safety experts to show how scammers can exploit Kiwis. And most importantly, how we can…

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  • Threads: An introduction to the new social media platform

    Threads: An introduction to the new social media platform

    Threads, Meta’s brand new social media platform has been the talk of the internet ever since its release on the 5th of July 2023! So, there is no doubt you’ve at least heard about its launch if you spend a fair share of time on the internet. But what is Threads, should you sign up…

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  • 5 Great Windows Tips You Should Know

    5 Great Windows Tips You Should Know

    As a Windows user, it’s important to have a solid foundation of knowledge when it comes to the operating system’s handy tools. So, in this blog we’re providing 5 great Windows tips that will help you navigate your way through common tasks and optimise your Windows computing experience! If you do need any help exploring…

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  • Warm your kitchen with these tech gadgets this Winter!

    Warm your kitchen with these tech gadgets this Winter!

    Now that we’re in the heart of Winter and inside our cosy homes more often, our kitchens are calling out for more attention! And what better way to get excited about Winter meals than to explore some of the kitchen gadgets that make cooking a breeze! So, just for you, we’ve put together a hearty…

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  • Best NZ Streaming Services 2023

    Best NZ Streaming Services 2023

    It’s Winter, so inevitably, we’ll be spending a lot more time indoors looking at our screens! The colder weather makes for a great excuse to binge a new TV show or watch your favourite movies! Yet normal TV is a bit lacklustre when it comes to variety. So, it might be a good time to…

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  • Gaming Essentials 2023

    Gaming Essentials 2023

    Calling all gaming geeks, we’ve got your gaming essentials sorted for 2023! Here is your ultimate guide to the essential gear, gadgets, and accessories for casual and serious gamers alike! All provided by Geeks on Wheels’ own Geek development manager and gaming expert, Reuben! So, if you’re seeking the ultimate gaming experience or looking to…

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  • Improving your Wi-Fi network for faster connectivity

    Improving your Wi-Fi network for faster connectivity

    Tired of slow Wi-Fi, spinning wheels, buffering videos and lost connections? With today’s world being so reliant on the internet for both personal and professional activities, we definitely shouldn’t have to put up with slow and unreliable Wi-Fi. So, in this blog, we’re giving you some easy solutions for improving Wi-Fi for faster connectivity. Follow…

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  • Get rid of your old tech eco-consciously

    Get rid of your old tech eco-consciously

    Hey Geeks, it’s Earth month! So, to celebrate the planet we live on, we’re going to focus on how you can get rid of your old tech eco-consciously. With technology constantly improving, we’re going to be tempted with new and more advanced products and gadgets. And, who doesn’t want to have the best of something,…

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  • Smart home essentials 2023

    Smart home essentials 2023

    Looking to smarten up your home this year? Renovating and wanting to update your tech? Or, simply needing a smart solution to keep the house safe while you’re away? We’ve put together a list of Smart Home Essentials to get you started on your smart home journey. These essentials will transform your home into the…

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  • Best Smart TVs 2023

    Best Smart TVs 2023

    Welcome Geeks! This month we’re diving into the world of smart homes and exploring the various smart devices and other components that make one up. As a part of this focus, we have put together a list of the best Smart TVs of 2023, as recommended by our expert Geeks! So, whether you’re a sports…

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  • Lifestyle apps 2023

    Lifestyle apps 2023

    Hey Geek fans, this month we want you to fall in love with your tech all over again! So, in this blog we’re going to showcase some Geek recommended lifestyle apps that will simplify your daily routine, level up your phone’s practicality, and make you feel as giddy as the day you got your hands…

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  • Romance Scams in 2023

    Romance Scams in 2023

    Hey, Geek fans, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner it’s the month of love! Which means some of us will be craving some extra TLC this February! With social media and online dating, it is easier than ever to find romantic connections with people from all over the world! But, along with convenience, connecting…

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  • Common NZ scams 2023

    Common NZ scams 2023

    Happy New Year Geeks! At Geeks on Wheels, we’re hoping 2023 will be the year of stress-free web surfing and scam-smart Kiwis! In 2022, New Zealanders lost around $35 million to scams. That’s why in this blog we’re going to show you 3 examples of common scams circling around Kiwi’s tech, that way you’ll be…

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  • Upgrading from Windows 8.1

    Upgrading from Windows 8.1

    Kia Ora Geeks, as many of you may know, Windows 8.1, reached its end of life on January 10, 2023. So, what does this mean? The main impact is that Microsoft will no longer be providing updates or support for the operating system. As well as this, users may be vulnerable to security risks and…

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