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Spectre and Meltdown Bugs -

It hasn’t been a fun time to be Intel. Last week the company revealed two chip vulnerabilities that have come to be known as Spectre and Meltdown and have been rocking the entire chip industry ever since (not just Intel). In late January Intel issued some patches to rectify the problem. Last week, word leaked that some companies were having a reboot issue after installing them. A bad week just got worse.
The company admitted as much in a blog post penned by Navin Shenoy, executive vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group at Intel.

Google Mesh WiFi

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Want to get up to speed with Google’s latest addition to its consumer-based products? Well you’re in luck today we are running through the key features of the Google Mesh WiFi.

What is Google Mesh WiFi?

It Google’s in-home answer to improving your in home wireless internet connections. In a very easy to manage manner, the Google Mesh WiFi is controlled via an app you can connect to your smart phone and is extremely easy to manage the settings of:

Get the most out of your NBN Wifi

NBN is currently being rolled out across Australia.nbnlogo.jpg

And if it is not already available in your area its only a few months and you will be able to make the switch. However reliability of the NBN has been some what flawed, Geekmobile want to give you some tips to better improve your Wifi speeds via the NBN. You can check to see if you are able to access the NBN by viewing this link and typing in your address. Check if I can Connect the NBN

In terms of the getting the most for your NBN Wifi signals there are some really important factors to consider, these may seem mundane however can have a big impact on your Mbps and reliability with your connection.

Setting up and purchasing a VPN

Setting up and purchasing a VPN 

vpn_privacy_-_virtual_private_network.jpgA VPN or Virtual Private Network is a method used to add security and privacy to private and public networks, like WiFi Hotspots and the Internet. VPNs are most often used by corporations to protect sensitive data. However, using a personal VPN is increasingly becoming more popular as more interactions that were previously face-to-face transition to the Internet.

Privacy is increased with a VPN because the user's initial IP address is replaced with one from the VPN provider. This method allows subscribers to attain an IP address from any gateway city the VPN service provides. For instance, you may live in Brisbane, but with a VPN, you can appear to be located in another city or country.

In Home Virtual Reality - How to get connected

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Virtual Reality is a fascinating way to travel using nothing more than the power of technology. With a headset and motion tracking, VR lets you look around a virtual space as if you're actually there. It's also been a promising technology for decades that's never truly caught on. That's changing with the current wave of VR products.

Oculus has the popular Rift, HTC and Valve have the Steam-friendly Vive, Sony launched the excellent PlayStation VR, Samsung recently added a separate controller to its Gear VR, and Google's Daydream is steadily growing from the remains of Google Cardboard. Meanwhile, Microsoft's Windows 10 mixed reality platform and a variety of hardware manufacturers working on it are waiting in the wings. There are a lot of promising headsets across a lot of different price and power spectrums.

At Geekmobile we wanted to highlight the current VR Headsets avaiable in market and also provide some consumer insight into the options currently out there. If you need assistance in setting up or using your VR headset contact the Tech's at Geekmobile.  

 

Is Windows Defender Enough Antivirus Security

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In this article we are covering the features of Windows Defender and asking the question, does it provide enough Antivirus protection for your computer.  Windows 10 now come with pre installed Antivirus protection, you will not be prompted to install an antivirus like in Windows 7. Ever since Windows 8, Windows now includes a built-in antivirus called Windows Defender (which used to be available separately as Microsoft Security Essentials). 

 

New Windows Creators Update - November 2017

New Windows Creators Update - November 2017

The Windows 10 Latest Creators Update is beginning to roll out to Windows 10 and at Geekmobile we’re outlining all the great new features available in the update with this blog post. With the Windows 10 Creators Update there are some fun, new ways to get creative – from bringing mixed reality and 3D to the masses, to faster broadcasting for gaming, to turning photos and videos into real memories, and so much more.

You can get the New Creators Update in a few different ways. If you already have a Windows 10 PC and have automatic updates enabled, the update will be delivered to you when it’s ready. Alternativly you can call Geekmobile and we can help set it up the   Here’s what’s new in the Windows 10 New Creators Update:

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Should I buy a better modem?

Yes, you should especially if you are using a ISP provided modem, like from Iinet, TPG, Optus, Telstra and anresource-15108e21-3420-4e62-9c73-43c923af642c.pngy other internet providers in Australia. In most cases depending on the plan you have they will provide you with the bare bones, bottom of the range router, this isn’t always the case however it a lot of instances it is.

It’s important to have a reliable fast internet connection, with more and more devices being connected within the home a router can dramatically influence how your internet speeds are delivered within the home.

 

Is Cloud Storage right for you?

If you are considering investing in cloud storage for your business, you are not alone. Cloud storage has colud_storage_image.jpgrecently gone mainstream and businesses of all shapes and sizes are adopting this technology. Experts predict that this trend will continue to grow as adoption to cloud storage allows businesses to respond rapidly to changing needs and foster IT innovation.

Should I upgrade my RAM?

For the most part RAM is one of the most effective and cheaper ways to increase your PC performance, however you should make a few considerations before making a decision to simply purchase increased RAM capacity. ddr4_ram_image.jpg

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