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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Keeping the kids safe online this Summer

    Keeping the kids safe online this Summer

    Hi Geeks! With the school holidays underway, we know there are plenty of kids and teens looking forward to spending some well-earned relaxation time surfing the web. As a parent or caregiver, it’s your job to make sure they do so safely, so we’ve put together a few tips to keep the kids safe online.…

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  • The Best Christmas Apps For 2022

    The Best Christmas Apps For 2022

    Merry Christmas, Geeks! Festive songs are on repeat and it’s officially the silly season. But here at Geeks on Wheels, we’re still keeping technology in the limelight, which is why this month, we’re looking at some of the best Christmas apps for 2022. We’ve got some for the kids, and some for you as well!…

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  • Tech Christmas Gift Ideas With Sustainable Options!

    Tech Christmas Gift Ideas With Sustainable Options!

    Kia ora, Geeks! This month we’re counting down the sleeps and prepping for Christmas. One of the best ways to get sorted is by organising all your Christmas shopping early, so, we’ve picked out some of our favourite Christmas tech gift ideas for 2022. Christmas should be a fun and exciting break, with plenty of…

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  • Communication apps for the family this Christmas

    Communication apps for the family this Christmas

    Hi Geeks! Believe it or not, it’s already time to talk about the holidays. Speaking of, how to talk to your family at Christmas? We’re kicking off the season with some of our favourite communication apps to bring the family together. Kiwis have always been the type to fly the nest, which is why so…

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  • The best 2FA authenticator apps for 2022

    The best 2FA authenticator apps for 2022

    Howdy, Geeks! Did you know that October is Cyber Security Awareness month? So, this month we’re covering ways to improve your cyber security through two-factor authentication (2FA) and its different security method options. In particular, we’re going to focus on the security method, third-party authenticator apps. Two-factor authentication has become a common and practical method…

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  • Free steps you can take to stay safer online

    Free steps you can take to stay safer online

    Hi Geeks! We talk about cyber security a lot, but we also can’t stress enough how important it is. That’s why this month we’re giving you some of our best free cyber tips on how to stay safe online. Even better, some of the best ways to stay safe without spending anything! Cyber security is…

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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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  • 6 tips to stay cyber safe on holiday

    6 tips to stay cyber safe on holiday

    Hi, Geeks! We know many of you are looking forward to trips away and holidays now that the border is properly open at last. Check out our top tips for staying cyber safe on your travels! There’s nothing quite like cold, rainy weather to get you thinking about taking a holiday. Whether you’re planning an…

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  • 5 essential Google Maps tricks for your next trip

    5 essential Google Maps tricks for your next trip

    Hi Geeks! Who’s looking forward to travelling again soon? We’re celebrating the reopening of the border with our top tech travel tips to get the most out of your holidays. It seems like everyone is either about to head away on holiday or actively planning a trip. After so long with closed borders, Kiwis are…

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  • Working in New Zealand: Best APPS you need in 2022

    Working in New Zealand: Best APPS you need in 2022

    Hi, Geeks! We’re carrying on our two-part series on the best apps you need while living and working in New Zealand. For this edition, we’ll focus on which apps are the most handy for work! After so many of us switched to working from home part-time or full-time over the past couple of years, apps…

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  • Living in New Zealand: Best APPS you need in 2022

    Living in New Zealand: Best APPS you need in 2022

    How did anyone ever live without apps? This month, we’re looking into some of the best and most useful apps you might need while living in New Zealand. When the iOS app store first launched in 2008, there were just 500 or so apps to choose from. Today, estimates suggest that figure is well into…

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  • How to connect smart devices to the Google Home

    How to connect smart devices to the Google Home

    Hi Geeks! This month we’re focusing on smart devices. These clever devices can make life much easier, but many people struggle to get them set up in the first place. In this piece, we’re offering a quick guide on getting them set up and under control. Many devices can work with Google Home – simply…

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  • Smart home safety tips | All you NEED to know!

    Smart home safety tips | All you NEED to know!

    Hi there, Geeks! Have you ever considered installing smart home devices in your house? They can make life that much easier, but there are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind to keep yourself safe! Let’s take a closer look. Like any new technology, Kiwis have been quick to adopt smart devices in…

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