Another gadget for your Home network!

After a solid router — is a Network-Attached Storage (NAS) drive is a great investment for your home network. If you’re new to the idea of drives, they’re basically hard drives that connect directly to your router rather than a PC.

In this article by Gizmodo they look at 7 reasons why you might want to set up a NAS drive yourself.

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App of the week – Last Pass

Remembering a unique password for every app and service you use is a nearly impossible task, and you should be using unique passwords. Lastpass mobile version syncs with the desktop app to help keep your accounts safe by creating and storing a different secure password for all the services you use — all you have to remember is one password.

Download LastPass now and get the protection you need completely for free. You can use LastPass across all your devices, including phones, tablets, and personal computers, for free.

Five Ways To Optimise Your Workspace For Productivity

Most people spend around 90,000 hours at work during their lifetime. When you remove sleep from the equation, that’s way more time then we spend in our home. It really makes you wonder… why on earth would we waste all this time in a poorly set up workspace?

This article (is an oldie but a goodie) makes you stop and think about how productive your workspace actually is and talks about the need to create a productive one.

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There are millions of Apps…which ones do you love?

There are millions of apps available to download. Each fornight we feature one of our teams or clients favourite. This week:

Evernote

Evernote is a note taking app

You have the ability to take notes in a variety of formats, scan documents, save web pages, make audio recordings, or simply use it to write down your thoughts and create to-do lists. It is one tool you will use everyday to keep yourself organized.

It syncs across all your devices to facilitate workflow. Evernote also has home-screen widgets for quick access to your notes. This is such a fabulous app. and it’s FREE!

Is you software compatible with MYOB?

We have quite a few clients who are still running Windows 7 and didnt realise that it was not supported by MYOB.

MYOB consistently tests its products on all the latest platforms including Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, SQL Server and Office products.

As technologies grow outdated, MYOB will no longer test and support them. Below is a table outlining the current compatiblity of MYOB software.

MYOB table link

Making Your Fitbit More Productive!

Do you have a fitbit, wristband or smartwatch? Are you using it or is it sitting unused in your drawer?

Well dig it out and strap it back on -this article shows you some cool tricks you can try, to make your device more than just a dust collector.

From improving device accuracy to exporting your data, here’s how to get the most from your fitbit.

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Are tech devices spying on your everyday conversations?

Last week 9 news explored the idea of tech devices listening in on conversations.

It was quite an interesting piece and made me question how much of my conversation (in my home) is actually private.

Here is the link to the article and also a step-by step guide for users to revoke access to the microphone on your device.

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Mobile phone safety tips for children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 in 10 Children have experienced some form of Cyber bullying. Here are some general suggestions for children and parents:

  • Don’t reply to any nasty messages you receive.
  • Don’t reply to a text from someone you don’t know.
  • Keep the messages you have been sent so you can show them to a trusted adult and make a note of the time and date of the messages or calls you receive, or take a screen shot.
  • Don’t answer calls from withheld numbers or numbers you don’t recognise, let it go to voicemail.
  • Block numbers from people who are sending you nasty messages. Click here for info
  • If you are bullied repeatedly – consider changing your number.
  • Don’t give your mobile number to someone you don’t know.
  • Don’t send pictures to someone you don’t know.
  • Remember if you are being bullied it isn’t your fault and there is nothing so awful that you can’t speak to someone about it.  Talk to a trusted adult at home or at school.
  • If the problem is serious you can report it to the police, Kids Help Line 1800 55 1800

 

For more information please click on the Better Health link 

Cool Gadgets…Norton Router

How cool is this Norton Core Router! I would love one of these in my new house. I don’t usually get too excited about technical gadgets but I’ve got to say this thing is pretty sleek! I would be quite happy to have this out on show sitting on a sideboard or desk.

After first being released overseas in 2017, the Norton Core Wi-Fi router is finally being released in Australia. Named as one of the 25 best inventions in 2017 by Times Magazine, it has been designed to be not only speedy but provide security in the home.

I have consulted a few of our Lindentech engineers (who were very skeptical in the beginning) but they were quite surprised. Apparently it has some pretty impressive features, especially where security is concerned.

Here are the specs: