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Category: Computing


  • Different computer backup options

    Different computer backup options

    Looking for some computer backup options? Feeling overwhelmed by all the choices for protecting your precious digital memories and important files? Whether you’re considering cloud storage or a simple flash drive, we’ve got the expertise to help! In fact, we’ll jump into the pros and cons of various computer backup options, so you can find…

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  • What to do if your laptop is not charging

    What to do if your laptop is not charging

    Why is my laptop not charging? We’ve all been there before, dumbfounded why the charging icon isn’t appearing when you plug your laptop in to charge. Fortunately, there are some simple strategies for troubleshooting your charging issues instead of losing all hope! Let’s get into them now. Is your charger actually plugged in? This one…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Computer check-up  | 7 reasons why you NEED one!

    Computer check-up  | 7 reasons why you NEED one!

    Computer check-up  | 7 reasons why you NEED one! Hi, Geek Fans! A computer check-up is one of the easiest ways to look out for the health of your gear. This blog covers the top seven reasons why you should get a computer check-up ASAP!   We rely on our computers for everything. From Zoom calls…

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  • Hyperfibre – Everything you NEED to know

    Hyperfibre – Everything you NEED to know

    All You NEED To Know About Hyperfibre Late last year, telecommunications infrastructure provider Chorus, launched Hyperfibre. Wondering what that is? We have the answers. What is Hyperfibre: Hyperfibre is a super-fast fibre connection that will soon be available to homes and businesses across New Zealand. With download speeds of up to 4000Mbps, its nearly 4…

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  • Should I Upgrade or Buy a New Computer?

    Should I Upgrade or Buy a New Computer?

    Should I Upgrade or Buy a New Computer? When is it time to upgrade or buy a new computer? The answer will come down to personal preference, but what factors should you consider before committing to a computer upgrade or new purchase? A computer serves many functions, and what you use it for will determine…

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  • How to Make your Computer Faster

    How to Make your Computer Faster

    5 Ways to Make your Computer Run Faster A slow computer can be frustrating when you are trying to get things done, watch your favourite videos or working from home.  Not only that but It can reduce productivity and generally make you so furious you can feel like you may want to throw your computer…

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  • 3 Ultimate Reasons To Back up Your Data

    3 Ultimate Reasons To Back up Your Data

    With technology rapidly changing, chances are that your computer will be obsolete in the next few years. However, that does not mean that you shouldn’t back up your data. Whether you are backing up data for your business or holding on to your personal photos, backing up your computer is essential to protect your files…

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  • Five Reasons Your Computer Keeps Freezing

    Five Reasons Your Computer Keeps Freezing

    You need your computer for just about everything these days. A lot of people use them to work and organise their lives, and after a long day at work, it’s nice to kick back and watch some TV shows or play some video games… on your laptop. Unfortunately, everyone knows that uniquely frustrating feeling when…

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  • Which Computer Upgrades Will Give Me the Best Value for Money?

    Which Computer Upgrades Will Give Me the Best Value for Money?

    Time for a computer upgrade? If your PC or laptop is running slow, there’s no need to invest in a brand-new computer. Upgrading a few key parts of your machine can go a long way – but which parts should you start with? Fortunately, this question has a few easy, universal answers. No matter what…

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  • Computer Maintenance – Ultimate Monthly Checklist

    Computer Maintenance – Ultimate Monthly Checklist

    Our Ultimate Monthly Computer Maintenance Checklist A computer is no different from a car. It requires constant maintenance to ensure that it performs at its best. In this blog post we provide a list of monthly computer maintenance tasks that you should get into the habit of doing. Computer Maintenance One: Update Your Computer Regularly…

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  • Slow and Steady Computers Don’t Win the Race

    Is there anything worse than a slow computer? Not for the hundreds of thousands of people all over the world looking for ways to fix their slow computers, fast! A slow PC happens to be the most common complaint from people in Auckland to Hamilton to Wellington, and it’s not hard to understand why slow…

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  • Who Ya Gonna Call? What to Look for in a NZ Laptop Repair Service Provider

      That feeling when your laptop stops working: ultimate panic. We’ve all been there and it isn’t pretty. Luckily, there are plenty of laptop repair services providers in New Zealand – but the tricky part is knowing who to go to. Local or national? Ma and pa store or a chain? Of course, if you’re…

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