Why are laptop battery life estimates so wrong?

New laptops promise anywhere between 15 and 24 hours of battery life – truth is, you’d be lucky to get just 10. So, why are manufacturers’ estimates so far off?

Put simply, the advertised laptop battery life estimate is based off unrealistic benchmarks that yield the highest possible number. They are not false, but they […]

What is the Deep Web? A guide for the everyday web user

The internet is huge – incomprehensibly ginormous. Millions upon millions of web pages run all day every day, with almost 400 new websites created every minute.

What’s known as the ‘visible’ internet – that is, websites that can be found using search engines like Google – makes up just 10 per cent of the internet […]

Wi-Fi microwave interference: is it real?

Have you ever noticed a drop in your Wi-Fi signal when you start up your microwave? You’re not crazy – this is a very real phenomenon.

Wi-Fi and microwaves operate on similar frequencies, which can result in drop-outs and interferences.

In this article, we’ll examine this in a little more detail. We’ll uncover why Wi-Fi uses […]

How to perform a MacBook battery check

Laptop batteries degrade over time – there’s no way around it. Before you decide to have your battery replaced by Apple, it’s a good idea to perform a MacBook battery check.

This is a quick and easy process, and we’ll walk you through it below. Let’s get started.
Check the battery cycle count
The main step in […]

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 […]

Are cheap laptops worth it?

More often than not, you get what you pay for. But does the saying ring true when it comes to purchasing a new laptop? Are cheap laptops worth it? Or, will you end up spending more money – not to mention time – in the long run?

In short, no. If you can afford to […]

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’ […]

5G in Australia: What you need to know

The next big evolution in mobile technology is almost here. Australian telecommunication companies have already begun experimenting with 5G, but there is still a lot of confusion and curiosity from consumers.

In this article, we’ll look at what 5G actually is, why we need it, how fast it will be, and more. Here’s everything you […]

Microsoft Office 365 multi-factor Authentication: How to protect your business data

Most modern-day organisations are moving their business to the cloud, and that means making the switch to Microsoft Office 365. It’s never been more critical to protect user accounts and sensitive company data.

One of the best ways to safeguard any information stored in the cloud is by enabling Office 365 multi-factor authentication. In this […]