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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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