Choosing a web browser in 2016 – more choices than ever

Whether you’re on your PC, laptop, mobile phone, or even TV; there are a variety of browsers at your fingertips which serve as your portal to the internet and all that it holds – even this article which you’re reading right now. Whilst the selection of browsers available on different platforms is wide, with multiple…

Backing Up Part 3: Let someone else do it! – Cloud Backup

Cloud backup has become much more viable over the last few years with the increase in internet speed and available bandwidth. The idea behind cloud backup solutions is that your data is uploaded over the internet to a server elsewhere in the world. Companies that offer this service usually offer it as part of a…

Mechanical Keyboards: A Surprising Comeback

We don’t think about them too much; but second only to the computer mouse (and arguably the touchscreen), the humble keyboard has been one of the primary means of interacting with electronic devices for entering and manipulating data & input. Even this article was created via the use of a keyboard – naturally. But how…

Backing Up Part 1: Do I really have to?

If there is one thing that I wish everyone could be taught, it is the importance of backing up data. With so much of our lives taking place in the virtual world, a loss of data can be catastrophic. Photos, business documents, that video of your dog riding on a skateboard, it can all be…

Backing Up Part 2: Keeping it at home – Local Backup

As the name suggests, local backup means that the data is stored locally. This means making use of some form of external storage device, such as an external hard drive or NAS (Network-attached Storage). The positive of using a local backup is that you are in control of the data. You aren’t relying on another…

How to save money on Power Bills in Australia

So you’ve received your latest electricity bill and its huge and you are not happy. Understandable, electricity prices are going through the roof in Australia and people are wondering if their consumption has gone up or just the cost of power. Well there is a way to keep real time tabs on your power usage.…

PC or Mac?

The cause of many debates (or downright arguments) between users, the big question still remains. Which is better? PC or Mac? In the end, it really comes down to what one prefers. They are different systems, but they are still built on the same building blocks and perform the same functions. So, lets look at…

Think the good old PC is dead? Think again!

Think the good old PC is dead? Think again! There are a lot of journo’s and bloggers writing about how the ‘Desktop PC is dead’ and usually reference how iPads are taking over the world. Well, Gaming PC’s are still king and are driving most of the sales for desktop PC’s in the consumer world.…