What to do when your newsfeed is full of clickbait and fake news

That simply can’t be true! I have caught myself thinking this over and over, more and more often recently. Fake news stories and unbelievably stretched headlines encourage me to find out what the actual story is by clicking. Yep, I’ll admit it… I’m guilty… I am regularly sucked in by click-bait of a certain sort. The sort […]

How much time do password managers save?

Are you curious about getting started with a password manager? Sure they can securely save your password for you. There’s also a bit of talk about them saving time. Does a password manager really save you time? After all you have to keep signing in to the password manager to get your other passwords right? […]

What does the Yahoo breach mean for New Zealanders

That’s right, It’s only happening more and more often. There’s been another massive data breach. This time Yahoo has been hit, with around 500 million accounts compromised. It’s not clear how long the information has been out and about, however it sounds like the initial breach happened in 2014! Unlike a traditional set of keys, […]

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Is my profile photo Ok?

Have you been wondering about your profile photo? Perhaps you’ve been asking yourself if your profile photo is ok? Chances are you’ve got no photo, an old photo or something you quickly cropped down that you thought looked quite nice at the time. Your professional profile photo might be hosted on websites other than your […]

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Managing your password situation – Use a password manager

You may think you’re not that interesting, that if something happened and your password got nabbed by some villains that they wouldn’t find anything of value anyway. I encourage you to consider graffiti – arguably it’s there “because”. I also encourage you to read this heart wrenching story about how Mat Honan lost all his precious […]

In Case of Emergency

ICE Contacts

Before you go away this holiday season (or any time at all really), there’s a few things you should do with your tech, including adding your ICE contacts. If anything should take an unexpected turn you’ll be worrying about one less thing. Update your ICE contacts. That’s your ‘In case of Emergency’ contacts. They can be […]

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5 tech tips for business trips

If you’re setting your alarm early for the morning Koru hour flight with Air NZ then not only will you getting up early, but you’ll also be packing light to keep under your carry on limit. Here are my 5 tech tips for keeping your electronics under control so you still have room for all the […]

Tip: Organise your home screen

If you spend much time at all with your phone then you’ll definitely need to organise your home screen icons. Out of the box your smart phone has got a basic layout. Once you’ve played around a bit you’ll have some favourite apps that you should have quick access to on your home screen. Many of […]

Free Wifi? Don’t do it

The kind folk at Te Papa offer free wifi – much like many cafes, restaurants and hotels around New Zealand. Just like anything you do online there are some T&Cs that apply…