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How to keep tech cool in an Aussie summer

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 by

Australian summer doesn’t mess around – with temperatures reaching in the forties, it’s vital to stay cool, hydrated and follow the sun safety rules of slip, slop, slap, seek and slide. Everyone has a plan to beat the heat, which can range from a humble pedestal fan all the way to state-of-the-art air conditioning – but have you made plans for your tech?

All electrical devices generate heat and it’s perfectly normal for them to be warm to the touch after they’ve been running for a while, but running too hot for too long can negatively affect performance and eventually cause devices to break. You may be surprised to know that we’ve seen cases of modems overheating during heat waves, particularly in desert climates where the weather gets hottest.

Although broadband modems are typically left switched on all the time, they’re not necessarily in any danger of overheating as long as you follow these simple steps. You can apply the same logic to all of your devices (including computers, laptops, game consoles and smartphones) to ensure that you and your tech stay cool this summer.

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Safer Internet Day – How to handle Cyberbullying

Monday, February 6th, 2017 by

What is Safer Internet Day?

The internet is a big part of our lives and everyone has a right to feel safe online. Safer Internet Day is held annually to promote the safe and respectful use of digital technology and to take a stand against cyberbullying. To make the date easy to remember, it’s held on the 2nd day of the 2nd week of the 2nd month every year. (more…)

Data Protection Day

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by

The privacy of your data is important, so it’s a good thing that the 28th of January is dedicated to raising awareness about online privacy. Data Protection Day commemorates the signing of Convention 108, the first international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection, way back in 1981.

Why is privacy so important? You may think you have nothing to hide, but your information is valuable, and can even be dangerous in the wrong hands. Some information is just embarrassing, like those cringe-worthy teen photos your mum put on Facebook. Other information is much more serious, such as your bank details or credit information. Because of this, it’s a good idea to know who has your information, how it’s used, and what steps you can take to keep it safe. (more…)

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