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Apple iMac hard drive upgrade

This 2009 iMac has done some miles 🥵🥵  She was a tired old girl and even though there were no actual faults, she was going a bit slow. The owner opted for a solid state drive (SSD) upgrade and she will be good as new (probably faster than when new...

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Salt water damaged Samsung S6

This is what the inside of a Samsung Galaxy S6 looks like after a dip in the ocean 😱😱 The owner was not able to bring it in to us straight away because she was travelling in Port Douglas and so it had a week to corrode and rust before we got to open...

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Apple iMac SSD Upgrade

Apple computer in the dead centre of struggle town?   Sometimes when your computer undergoes operating system updates it can slow down as it struggles with the new requirements of the upgrading operating system. Rather than getting frustrated with it it... pop it...

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Repair to Macbook Air with liquid damage

This Macbook Air came in with Liquid damage and had no signs of life. Coffee had been spilt over the keyboard.😱😱 Upon inspection we found corrosion had already set in in various places on the logicboard and also the DC-in board. After cleaning the...

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Cyber Security Awareness – Have you been breached?

How to find out if your email account may have been involved in a data breach.Wondering how you are getting so much spam these days?  If your email account has been compromised along the way somewhere, it has likely ended up on spam lists that are circulated around...

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Data Recovery from water damaged iPhone 6

This iPhone 6S went for a swim in the ocean, and as you can see it’s a mess. Just changing the screen wasn’t going to help get the data from this poor phone. After dismantling the device, we found that there was salt corrosion covering most of the...

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Graphic Design Series – Post 5 – Choosing a hard drive

Solid state drive? Mechanical Drive? 250GB? 1TB? Welcome to the final part in our series on how to get the ultimate graphic design setup! Don’t be overwhelmed - choosing storage for your graphic design machine is actually a very easy task since there are very few...

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Graphic Design Series – Post 4 – Choosing a graphics card

Do you really need a graphics card for graphics design? Welcome to part four in our series on how to get the ultimate graphic design setup! Do I even need a graphics card for my graphic design machine? A graphics card is useful to graphic design software but is not...

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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...

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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...

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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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