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Graphic design series – post 3 – how to choose memory

4GB? 8GB? 16GB? 32GB? 64GB? What brand is the best? How to choose memory for your graphic design PC! Choosing memory for your new graphic design PC is one of the easiest elements to select.   The absolute minimum you should be looking at is 16GB.  16GB will allow your...

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Graphic design series post 1 – why choose a PC

PC vs Mac - its the age old debate...but which side of the fence do you sit on?! Welcome to part one in our series on how to get the ultimate graphic design setup! So you have decided you need a new graphic design machine but you don’t know if you should go with a mac...

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Dodgy mobile phone repairs elsewhere

Dodgy mobile phone repairs! This iPhone 7 plus came in for front proximity sensor not working (screen not turning off when holding phone up to ear during call.). Phone had previously had a screen repair done at another phone repairer. On inspection where the proximity...

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New Microft Office 365 – Voice Dictate Feature

New for Office 365 subscribers - Voice Dictate! For Australian Office 365 users this feature has begun rolling out to Office Insiders since March - though its now end of June and we are only just seeing it on our computers now.This new feature can be used in Microsoft...

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Warning – WeTransfer Scam Emails

Are you a user of the WeTransfer service? Be warned! There are some fake emails getting around that are guaranteed to catch some users out!What is WeTransfer? If you haven't heard of WeTransfer - its a service that lets you send large files to someone else. Because...

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Telstra phone bill email scam – warning!

Warning to Telstra customers - there is a new Telstra phone bill email scam to watch out for!Do you receive your Telstra bills by email? This is definitely one to watch out for. We received the first of these emails on the 9th May - and boy do they look convincing! So...

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Review of NBN in Caboolture Fibre To The Node (FTTN)

Since signing up for NBN in Caboolture 2 years ago, my experience has been fairly good. Having been with Telstra ADSL2+ for several years beforehand, making the transition was seamless. Installing the new modem required no configuration, no username and passwords to...

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Review: Logitech G903 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse

Logitech has made some of the best mice in recent years, one of these was the G900 wireless gaming mouse. The G900 was hailed as the king of the wireless mice of its time, last year however Logitech launched a successor to the G900. The G903 is the new king of...

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Macbook Wifi Card Replacement

Watch our tech carry out a Macbook wifi card replacement! This is a fairly common repair for Apple Macbook Pros! Sometimes the wifi card - or "AirPort card" in Apple terms stops working. End result - no wireless connectivity to the internet for you! Of course, this...

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How to choose your IT Guy!

Given that there are some pretty questionable "IT guys" getting around on the Coast going by the horror stories we have been hearing lately, we thought we would put together some advice on how to choose where to get your computer repaired! Warranty First step is to...

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Make your computer faster by upgrading to a solid state drive!

Make your computer faster by upgrading to a solid state drive! Upgrade to a 240GB SSD - $279 (parts & labour) Upgrade to a 480GB SSD - $365 (parts & labour) ✔️️Make your computer much faster. ✔️️More reliable – SSD’s have no moving parts so don’t break like the old...

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Total Microsystems are now a Microsoft Silver Partner!

Because its never enough to just sit around and not improve... Total Microsystems are on a mission! We strive to be the very best we can be and part of this means having the necessary industry accreditations and qualifications. Microsoft are an obvious first choice....

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Testimonial from a happy customer

We recently received this rave review from one of our lovely customers! Such very kind words! We very much appreciate when our locals try to #shoplocalfirst ! I’m a raving fan of TMS Beerwah. I’ve needed new laptops, desktops and wifi modem routers over the last few...

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One for the gamers – our thoughts on Forza Horizon 3

The latest edition of the popular console game has just been released with some pretty cool upgrades.   Xbox Play Anywhere If you purchase a digital copy of Forza Horizon 3 on the Xbox or Microsoft online store, you can take advantage of the new “Xbox Play Anywhere”...

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