FTTN and FTTP NBN What’s the Difference?

If you’ve been thinking about switching to the NBN (National Broadband Network) you’ve probably come across the two acronyms FTTN and FTTP – but what do they mean? FTTN (Fibre to the Node) FTTN stands for Fibre to the node. This bas...

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Preventing Data Loss

It seems to have happened to everyone at some point – you’ve got a particular file you really need, an assignment, some photos – really just any data on your computer and suddenly for any number of reasons its now unable to be opene...

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Mac Equivalents of PC Programs

I get asked a lot by people “where is this thing I used to have” when people have switched from a Windows computer to an Apple. This article is just a quick write up to show people the equivalent or similar software between the two system...

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Using Belking Wemo’s for Connectivity and Automation

The last article on the site written by Ronnie from www.itupdate.com.au discussed the uses of IoT devices and what you can do with them. I’ve always been amazed by what you can achieve with a computer and the introduction of Belkin’s Wem...

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What is an IOT Device?

Imagine waking up to your smartphone’s alarm clock which does not only go off to make sure you arrive in your meeting on time, but would also prompt your internet-enabled coffee maker to brew you a cup or two while you freshen and suit up for t...

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What to do when your IP starts with 169.254.xxx.xxx

If you check your computers IP address and it shows an IP address starting with 169.254.xxx.xxx more than likely what ever device or computer that acts as a DHCP server has an issue. Some symptoms you might notice besides the strange IP address are:...

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Wireless Network for an Event

Recently I was tasked with arranging wireless for an event in Newcastle (www.digfestival.com.au) – this isn’t something I normally do so I started researching different options available. I asked the event organisers how many people were ...

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Why use Google Apps?

We are a Google Apps for Work reseller and have been for several years now. We haveve also used Google Apps in our business for nearly 5 years now. This post is about why you should consider using Google Apps. Low Ongoing Cost People are always amaz...

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Using an AUSKEY in OSX

If you work in accounting, or if you have a small business it is likely that you’ve had to use an AUSKEY for authenticating with the ATO. You’ve probably also noticed that  it is not the most reliable thing to use – this blog will ...

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Replacing Power Adaptors

This is a more common occurrence than what you what expect. Quite often we get calls from people saying that their dog has chewed a laptop power lead, they’ve tripped over it – or is suddenly just stopped working. In most circumstances if...

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Simple Psychology Selling

Posted by on June 8, 2016

Everybody in their job or in their business needs the skill of being able to sell a product or service. This post is about some basic things that you can do to increase your own successful sales rate and has a focus on physical stores – where y...

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Securing WordPress – A basic guide

Posted by on June 2, 2016

If you have a self-hosted wordpress site you’ve probably read a few things about how insecure the platform can be – however if you follow a few standard procedures when you install wordpress you can limit the vulnerabilities that someone ...

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