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Newsletter August 2015

  • WOOHOO!! Windows 10 HAS arrived! The day is here: Windows 10’s July 29 launch. And if you haven’t been participating in Microsoft’s Windows Insider previews, you have a single, simple question: Should I upgrade to Windows 10? If you’re looking for the short version, here you go.


  • Windows 10 upgrade: Who should do it, who could wait…


  • Switch on ‘Do Not Track’ to stop websites following your every move: A new ‘Do Not Track’ browser option proposed by a group led by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) would stop websites and advertisers from tracking users through cookies, fingerprints, and super cookies.


  • Windows 10- GOOD OR BAD? We are excited about Windows 10: a free upgrade for virtually all Windows users, and one that will bring with it a raft of new features and functionality. But there are some down sides to the Windows 10 upgrade, and it is likely to be a tough one to avoid. In this article we outline the five worst Windows 10 sacrifices. You will miss them when they are gone.


  • Charge your phone in six minutes with MIT ‘egg and yolk’ battery.
    Researchers have created a new type of battery that promises ultra-fast charging.


  • These smart home hubs put your house at risk of hacking. Three popular smart home products. Hackers could take over your home by exploiting serious flaws in at least three smart devices on the market today. Criminals could discover when you have left home, change your alarm settings, open locks, access LANs and even hijack smart hubs to launch DDoS attacks.


  • DogSync- An App To Help Your Family Keep Track Of Feeding Fido- Designed for pet-loving households, DogSync (a recent winner of our patent-pending TC Radio pitch-off) is a task manager that helps families communicate and sync tasks like feeding, walking or letting out Fido.


  • The hacked and the furious- University of California researches have demonstrated a way that hackers could access an insurance black box fitted in a car and use it to control the brakes and windscreen wipers.

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  • Stay productive when working remotely: Want more tips on productive habits for remote working? Are you ready to empower your staff with cloud computing to help them along? Read on!
  • Beware of the Killer Robots: According to reports that surfaced this month- development of robots capable not only of killing humans, but also of deciding for themselves whom to kill, is progressing apace, but policy makers aren’t paying enough attention to how — or whether — they should be used.
  • Containers or Virtual Machines? Businesses today rely on their applications and critical documents more than ever before to stay efficient and competitive. What exactly are containers and are they better than virtual machines? Here we take a look at which will best fit your business.
  • Gadget Ogling: The latest in technology- A Mighty Little Amp, a cloud smart watch and a Food Tray Keyboard.
  • Samsung’s ‘Safety Truck’ Screens Oncoming Traffic For Safe Overtaking: Have you ever experienced the frustration of being stuck behind a slow-moving lorry without a good enough view to overtake? Of course you have, but Samsung has come up with a solution.
  • The best iPhone alternatives: DON’T have the money to throw down $1000 on a brand new iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy S6? No worries, you still have plenty of options.
  • Go Ask Your Employer For A New Laptop Or Tablet. (Tell Them Joe Hockey Sent You!): Sick of that old laptop or tablet that work gave you? Start drafting an email to who is in charge: it just became cheaper than ever for a small business to buy new gadgets thanks to a fringe benefits tax change in the Federal Budget.


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January 2015 Newsletter

Volume 38 – January 2015 Newsletter is now available!

  • Captchas – Why are they always so hard to enter?
    • Have you ever wondered why CAPTCHA codes are so hard to enter? Cheaters
      can use bots to enter sweepstakes for them or vote for their contest entries,
      exploiting code to enter more often than the rules allow. But don’t CAPTCHA
      codes prevent bots from being used on sweepstakes forms?


  • 5 tips to effective disaster recovery?
    • As a business owner you must be constantly aware of threats to your business. One of the best ways to mitigate many of these dangers is to develop and implement a Disaster Recovery Plan. In order to help ensure that your business is ready to recover from any disaster.


  • Is a expired antivirus really such a big deal?
    • If you want to keep your business data and systems secure it is essential that you have an antivirus or malware scanner installed on every system. While the install rates of these programs in businesses is nearly 100%, there is an increasing trend where some companies are letting their subscriptions expire. So, if your antivirus subscription expires is this really a big deal?


  • The Tech Tweak that helped Australia’s customs detector Dogs
    • The Australian Customs And Border Protection Service maintains a squadron of detector dogs to help identify illegal imports. Dogs might be a low-tech solution, but a recent “technology update” has significantly improved the breeding program for the service.


  • Microsoft to close online clip art and replace it with bing image search. :[ 
    • THE humble and indisputably cheesy Clip Art is about to get punched out, with Microsoft announcing it is shutting down the online library and turning to the web.


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