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  • 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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  • NZ Post Scams: what to look out for!

    NZ Post Scams: what to look out for!

    Of recent, Kiwis have been facing a significant surge of NZ Post scams flooding their message inboxes! These deceptive scams are circulating through both email and text channels, with NZ Post scam text messages being one of the more predominant delivery methods. The goal in mind is to acquire your personal or financial information and/or…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Our favourite Kiwi podcasts

    Our favourite Kiwi podcasts

    Hey podcast geeks! In this blog we’re giving you 6 of our favourite kiwi podcasts so you can listen more locally this Autumn. As of January 2024, podcasts have over 464 million listeners world-wide! With such impressive numbers, it’s safe to assume that many of you are not only familiar with podcasts but may already…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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