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Top Tips for Maximising your Home Smart Speaker Placement

Smart speakers are a hot in-home piece of tech that, once installed, you’ll find yourself wondering how you ever lived without one. Smart speakers can:

Play music from your favourite app playlists, like Spotify
Check the weather forecast
Make and receive calls
Answer questions, make lists and take notes
Set alarms and reminders
Turn […]

Transferring a Windows 10 License to Another Computer in Three Easy Steps

Buying a new Windows 10 license every time you upgrade your computer is an expensive and unnecessary task that can be avoided when you know how. Transferring a Windows 10 license to another computer is surprisingly easy and can be done in three quick steps.

Given the cost of a new Microsoft product key ranges […]

How to Create an Interactive Checklist in Excel

Checklists are a handy tool for anyone at home or in the office, and surprisingly simple to create in Excel for your own use or to share with others. Checklists are great for:

Making To-Do lists
Tracking project and task progress
Making and using forms
Stocktaking products
Budgeting and keeping track of spending
Creating […]

5 Handy Tips to Improve your Laptop Battery Performance

Poor laptop battery performance is one of the greatest banes of modern life, especially when there’s no way to charge it quickly or you’ve left home without your portable power bank. Windows 10 is a power-hungry battery consumer, and many background apps and processes can be responsible for draining battery life steadily through the […]

Using Microsoft Notepad for Note Taking

Sometimes in life simple is best. When you don’t need a note taking app with all the fancy bells and whistles, what’s left? Microsoft’s Notepad application, actually.
What is Notepad?
Notepad has been built into Microsoft Window PCs since the 1985 release of Windows 1.0, and is a simple, no-frills, minimalist plain-text editor that does exactly […]

Should you upgrade to macOS Catalina?

Most computer users feel a little apprehensive when a new operating system (OS) update is released. Experience has taught us that what’s new isn’t always as good as what came before – especially if you are using an older model device.

If you are a Mac user deciding whether or not to upgrade to macOS […]

A realistic guide to cheap Windows 10 Pro keys

In Australia, a Windows 10 Professional product key will set you back $339. But, spend a few minutes searching the web, and you’re sure to come across several websites promising a legitimate Windows 10 Pro key for less than $20.

Sounds like a pretty good deal, right? Not quite.

In this article, we’ll examine cheap Windows […]

How to replace Edge as the default browser in Windows 10

Microsoft may want you to use the Edge browser, but you don’t have to. In fact, only 20 per cent of all Windows 10 users choose Edge over other popular browsers like Chrome and Firefox.

In this article, we’ll show you how to replace Edge as the default browser. But first, let’s explain why we […]

Email for business: Office 365 vs in-house Exchange server

Email is critical for small and large businesses alike and 24/7 secure access is essential. When it comes to managing and storing your emails, there are two basic options: cloud-hosted and in-house. Which suits your operations best will depend on a whole host of factors.

In this article, we’ll examine the pros and cons of […]

What is cryptojacking and how can you protect yourself?

Cryptojacking is a new, increasingly popular way for cybercriminals to make money using your computer’s hardware. A website open in your browser can take over 100 per cent of your device’s CPU by mining cryptocurrency. And now, cryptojacking malware is beginning to become more widespread.

In this article, we’ll answer the question ‘What is cryptojacking’ […]