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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Office Tech Must Haves | Back to Work

    Office Tech Must Haves | Back to Work

    Office Tech Must-Haves | Back to Work As we move out of lockdown many Kiwi’s will be readjusting to office life. So we’ve put together a list of Office Tech Must-Haves to keep you productive, comfortable and ready to work! Even if you aren’t returning to the office just yet, these gadgets can help make…

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  • The SkySphere – the kiwi bach of your tech geek dreams

    Deep down on his parent’s Manawatu Farm, Jono Williams has been busy at work building the kiwi bach of his dreams. The Skysphere is the result of a chat over a few beers with a friend. After three years of hard work his solar-powered steel tower is finished. The project was a labour of love,…

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