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Man in the Middle Attacks

Understanding Man-in-the-Middle Attacks: Why Free Wi-Fi Isn't Safe and the Role of VPNs

  Jun 2024

In our increasingly connected world, public Wi-Fi hotspots are a convenient way to access the internet on the go. Whether you're in a café, airport, or shopping mall, free Wi-Fi can be a lifesaver. Ho...

Chrome OS Flex

How to Install Chromium OS on an Unsupported Notebook or PC After Windows 10 Support Ends in October 2025

  Jun 2024

As Windows 10 support comes to an end in October 2025, many older notebooks and PCs will no longer receive security updates or support from Microsoft. This doesn't mean these devices need to be retire...

Email Security

The Critical Importance of Email Security

  May 2024

In today's digital age, email remains a primary communication tool for both personal and professional use. Despite the rise of instant messaging and social media, email's versatility and formal tone m...

Business Online Pressence

Setting up a new Online Business Pressence

  May 2024

Starting Your Business with a Basic IT Setup: A Step-by-Step Guide When starting a new business, having a solid IT setup is crucial for ensuring smooth operations and establishing a professional onlin...

NAS vs. Cloud

Choosing the Right Storage Solution for Your Business: Cloud vs. NAS

  May 2024

In today's data-driven business landscape, the need for substantial storage solutions is undeniable. As companies amass vast amounts of data, deciding between cloud storage and local storage options l...

Arm on PC

Up Coming Windows 11 on ARM

  Apr 2024

ARM-based laptops, also known as ARM laptops, are a new breed of portable computing devices that utilize ARM (Advanced RISC Machine) architecture instead of the traditional x86 architecture found in m...

Enable TPM

How to Check if you Can Run Windows 11

  Apr 2024

The requirements for Windows 11 are: A compatible 64-bit processor - 8th Gen Intel and above, or Ryzen 3000 and above RAM: at least 4GB Storage: at least 64GB of available storage Security: TPM versi...

Apple

iFix Computers and Apple Computers

  Apr 2024

We are thrilled to announce that iFix Computers has achieved a significant milestone in our journey – we are now an independent Apple Repair Agent. This exciting development marks a new chapter in our...

Surge Protectors

Protect Your Devices: The Benefits of Surge Protectors

  Mar 2024

In today's digital age, our reliance on electronic devices is more prevalent than ever. From computers to notebooks, smartphones to gaming consoles, our homes and offices are filled with valuable elec...

Safeguarding Your Business: Windows 7 and Beyond

Safeguarding Your Business: Windows 7 and Beyond

  Mar 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, businesses often find themselves grappling with the challenge of maintaining legacy systems while embracing the advancements of the modern era. For th...

Real World Client Save

Protecting Your Data: A Tale of SSD Failure and Cloud Backup Triumph

  Mar 2024

In the world of technology, unexpected setbacks can occur at any moment, putting your valuable data at risk. This week, we encountered a situation that underscores the importance of having a robust ba...

Web Searches for Help

When is Help not Help?

  Mar 2024

In the vast landscape of the internet, search engines serve as our trusted guides, helping us navigate through a sea of information with ease. However, lurking amidst the legitimate search results are...

Navigating the Future: Understanding Remote Managed IT Services

Navigating the Future: Understanding Remote Managed IT Services

  Feb 2024

In an era where digital transformation is the norm and remote work is becoming increasingly prevalent, businesses of all sizes are recognizing the importance of reliable and efficient IT support. Howe...

Windows 11 Requirements

Windows 11 Requirements

  Feb 2024

Whilst there are a number of requirements for Windows 11, the main two that may prevent you from being able to upgrade your Windows 10 to Windows 11 are: TPM 2.0 CPU Compatibility Trusted Platform M...

SIM Swap Scams

Sim Swap Scams

  Feb 2024

In an increasingly digitized world, where our smartphones serve as gateways to our personal and financial information, it's more important than ever to remain vigilant against cyber threats. One such ...

The Need for Speed

The Need for Speed

  Jan 2024

Unleashing the Need for Speed: HDD vs. SSD vs. NVMe In the realm of data storage, the speed at which information is retrieved can make a world of difference in your computing experience. Let's embark ...

Why We Recommned ESET

Why We Recommend ESET

  Jan 2024

Securing Your Digital Realm: The ESET Antivirus Advantage In the ever-expanding landscape of cybersecurity, choosing the right antivirus solution is paramount. ESET, a stalwart in the industry, stands...

General AI vs LLM

Are LLM (Large Language Models) Actually AI?

  Jan 2024

Decoding the Nuances: Large Language Models and the Quest for General AI In the grand tapestry of artificial intelligence (AI), there's an ongoing dialogue about the nature of large language models li...

Homograph Attack

Can You Spot the Difference?

  Jan 2024

What is a Homograph Attack? A homograph attack involves the use of characters that visually resemble legitimate characters but belong to different Unicode blocks. These characters can include letters,...

Pop-Up Scams Nov '23

Beware of Pop-Up Scams: Protecting Yourself Online

  Nov 2023

In the vast landscape of the internet, there exist both marvels and pitfalls. Unfortunately, one of the darker aspects is the prevalence of scams designed to exploit unsuspecting users. Among these, p...

Multi Factor Authentication

MFA: Strengthening Security in a Digital World

  Nov 2023

MFA, or Multi-Factor Authentication, is a critical security measure designed to enhance the protection of digital accounts and sensitive information. It goes beyond the traditional username and passwo...

Rules of Backups

The 3-2-1 Backup Rule: A Foundation for Data Protection

  Nov 2023

The 3-2-1 backup rule is a fundamental principle in data protection and disaster recovery planning. It provides a clear and reliable framework for safeguarding critical information against...

End of Life Windows 10

End of Life Windows 10

  Oct 2023

Understanding End of Life (EOL) in Technology In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, the term "End of Life" (EOL) carries significant weight. It refers to the stage in a product's lifecycle whe...

Speed up Your PC or Notebook

Speed up Your PC or Notebook

  Oct 2023

Unlocking Performance: Why Upgrading to an SSD is the Best Bang for Your Buck In the fast-paced world of technology, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for optimal performance. One of the most impa...

Managed IT Support

Managed IT Support

  Oct 2023

Elevating Your Tech Experience: iFix Computers as Your Managed IT Support Provider   In today's fast-paced digital landscape, having reliable and efficient technology is paramount for personal and pro...

Security spotlight - Email Scams

Security spotlight - Email Scams

  Mar 2022

Are you email savvy? Despite being around since 1971, email is still a communication tool most of us use today. Its wide use and reliability continue to give it the edge against emerging messaging pla...

Should you upgrade to Windows 11?

Should you upgrade to Windows 11?

  Dec 2021

On the 5th October 2021, Microsoft quietly started rolling out Windows 11 in New Zealand - 6 years and 4 months after the release of Windows 10. You might have seen the notifications appear on your co...

Security spotlight - Remote Access Scams

Security spotlight - Remote Access Scams

  Sep 2021

As New Zealand shifts around alert levels and gets used to the idea of various forms of lock-down, one thing's for sure - we are spending a lot more time in front of our computers and internet-enabled...