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Author: Manfred James


  • What is better than a Wi-Fi extender?

    What is better than a Wi-Fi extender?

    We all know just how frustrating slow or patchy Wi-Fi can be. But can it all be fixed with a Wi-Fi extender?  Are you finding that the internet works fine in the living room when you’re conveniently sitting next to the router, but as soon as you head to another room in the house videos…

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  • Online safety seminars

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    Online safety seminars

    Educating New Zealand seniors about the importance of online safety Since starting business in 2005, Geeks on Wheels has been helping New Zealander’s both young and old with online safety. In the last 20 years, the online landscape has evolved significantly, not only in New Zealand but across the world. Now, the lives of Kiwis…

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  • Scams to look out for in 2024

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    Scams to look out for in 2024

    Do you know what scams to look out for in 2024? Well, we’re here to help! In this blog we’re sharing some common scam tactics we’ve seen in New Zealand so far this year. With the first few months of the year behind us, it’s a great time to look at the types of scams…

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  • Samsung Galaxy AI features

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    Samsung Galaxy AI features

    Samsung’s new range of Samsung Galaxy devices come with the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy AI features, heralded as the “era of mobile AI”. Samsung says their new AI features will “unleash new levels of creativity, productivity and possibility”. The cool thing is they are also being rolled out to other Samsung devices, including the S23…

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  • Our favourite Google Chrome tab management features

    Our favourite Google Chrome tab management features

    Google Chrome is by far the world’s most popular internet browser, edging out Safari, Firefox and Edge for the top spot. It is a powerful browser packed with capabilities, from security and privacy tools to bookmark and tab management features. Today we’re going to share some of our favourite tab management features of Google Chrome.…

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  • Try Geocaching this Easter instead of an Egg hunt

    Try Geocaching this Easter instead of an Egg hunt

    Looking for something to do this Easter? Why not try a modern twist on the classic Easter egg hunt: Geocaching. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunt game that uses your smartphone. It’s a fantastic alternative to traditional egg hunts, offering adventure, exploration and a chance to connect with nature. Let’s delve into why you…

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  • Sharing your Wi-Fi login

    Sharing your Wi-Fi login

    Sharing your Wi-Fi login details is the modern-day equivalent of offering a house guest a cup of tea. It’s often one of the first things a person asks after they walk in the door! After all, Wi-Fi powers pretty much everything we do. It has to be easier than reading out a long and convoluted…

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  • Massive data breach results in 26 Billion leaked records

    Massive data breach results in 26 Billion leaked records

    Reports have been circulating since last week of a data breach from a database containing 26 billion records. These include sensitive information from popular sites such as LinkedIn, Dropbox and X (formerly Twitter). The researchers who found the data on an unsecured page were from SecurityDiscovery.com and Cybernews. They have warned that the data leaked…

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  • YouTube begins “global effort” to stop ad blockers.

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    YouTube begins “global effort” to stop ad blockers.

    In an era dominated by digital content consumption, YouTube, the video-sharing giant, has launched an effort to stop ad blockers. This is in order to ensure advertisers receive the returns and exposure they are paying for. The platform strives to maintain its commitment to free, accessible content. As such a concerted global effort has been…

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  • Online Christmas Meal Kits for your Xmas feast

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    Online Christmas Meal Kits for your Xmas feast

    Christmas is just around the corner! We know that between shopping, gift-wrapping and decorating, things can get a little hectic. The last-minute Christmas grocery shop is never fun! Fighting in the aisles over the last Christmas ham or searching high and low for a bottle of fresh cream. Save yourself the hassle this year and…

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  • How to screenshot on iPhone and Android

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    How to screenshot on iPhone and Android

    Want to forward some information, capture a single clip of a video or share parts of a conversation? You need to know how to screenshot on Android and iPhone. There are so many different phone models on the market today and many of them have their own way to screenshot. We’ve put together a breakdown…

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  • Amazon Prime rolling out ads

    Amazon Prime rolling out ads

    If you’re an Amazon Prime Video subscriber, think about preparing yourself for rising costs in 2024. Similar to competing streaming services, Amazon Prime is rolling out ads. They also plan to introduce an ad-free tier that will cost you extra. However, the company has assured that it plans to have “meaningfully fewer” ads than some…

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  • The iPhone 15 camera – What’s new?

    The iPhone 15 camera – What’s new?

    We all know how important a good camera has become when choosing a new phone. We capture more moments and memories than ever before on our mobile devices. They’re always in our pockets or within reach. So what improvements has Apple made to it’s consumer model cameras for the iPhone 15 lineup? Resolution and aperture…

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  • 5 Great Mac Tips You Should Know

    5 Great Mac Tips You Should Know

    Love your iMac or MacBook Pro? Want to know how to get the most out of it? You’d be amazed by just how many handy features and helpful tools Apple devices have built-in. So we’ve put together a list of 5 great Mac tips you should know! Make sure your device is updated to the…

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  • A brief intro to popular AI powered tools

    A brief intro to popular AI powered tools

    Artificial intelligence or AI has been all over the news and our social feeds recently, and with its many intricacies, capabilities and limitations it can be a difficult concept to understand. So here is a brief intro to AI tools, with a focus on natural language processing tools powered by conversational AI. The type of…

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  • Watch out for this “iCloud support” Scam email

    Watch out for this “iCloud support” Scam email

    Hi Geek Fans, Recently a large number of iCloud support scam emails have been brought to our attention. These emails all vary slightly and come from different email addresses. But we’ll let you know a few telltale signs that the email is a scam. Read on for more details. These are what’s known as “phishing…

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  • Best Eco-Friendly Technology 2023

    Best Eco-Friendly Technology 2023

    Hi Geek Fans, we know eco-friendly technology is constantly evolving, so we’ve put together a handy list of the best sustainable tech in New Zealand for 2023. Get the most out of your day-to-day life. Rest easy knowing the effect your tech has on the environment is minimal. Sustainable technology is great for both peace…

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  • Celebrating International Women’s day at Geeks on Wheels

    Celebrating International Women’s day at Geeks on Wheels

    For over 100 years International Women’s Day has been a day of celebration and advocacy for women’s rights around the world. The theme for 2023 International Women’s Day, celebrated March 8th was #EmbraceEquity. We saw this as a great opportunity to share the stories of some of the women at Geeks on Wheels, working in…

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  • Apps for spring activities in New Zealand’s great outdoors

    Apps for spring activities in New Zealand’s great outdoors

    Welcome to spring, Geeks! We’re celebrating the warmer weather this month with a focus on tech and apps that help you make the most of the outdoors. If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check out our blog on the best tech. Read on to learn more about the best apps for the…

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  • Tech devices for the great outdoors this spring/summer

    Tech devices for the great outdoors this spring/summer

    Hi there Geeks! Have you noticed the days getting longer and warmer? The daffodils in bloom? Summer is on its way, so this month we’re looking at some of the best hardware and software for the season. Spring has officially sprung, and with warmer weather on the way, many Kiwis are looking forward to getting…

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