Archives for 2014

Smart Devices Could Put Online Security At Risk

Experts suggest that almost all of our technologies will be connected by the internet or link with other technology over a network within the next twenty years. Smart devices will soon feature even more heavily in our daily lives, performing a variety of functions and sharing data over a connected wireless system. Research indicates that… [Read More]

The ‘Internet of Things’ Could Put Online Security At Risk

Experts suggest that almost every piece of technology will be connected by the ‘Internet of Things’ within the next twenty years. This term refers to the idea that smart devices will soon feature even more heavily in our daily lives, performing a variety of functions and sharing data over a connected wireless system. With this… [Read More]

Google To Launch Children’s Accounts For Under 13s

The internet can be a worrying place for parents; and with the advancement of touch-screen technology, smart phones and tablets, children are now becoming adept at searching for things online from an increasingly young age. It may come as welcome news to many, then, that Google has recently announced plans to renovate its services so… [Read More]

Apple’s Latest Product Launches: A Guide

September has been a big month for Apple – which has just added three exciting new strings to its bow. After months of rumours and speculation, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6Plus have finally launched, as well as the contentious Apple Watch. But with widespread concerns about security after the recent celebrity nude photo hacking… [Read More]

About To Instagram Your Lunch? Think Again.

Instagram has become one of the world’s most popular social media platforms, recently reaching over 200 million active monthly users worldwide. However, while you’re busy using public Wi-Fi to add a Valencia filter to a photo of your sandwich, you could be exposing yourself to hackers, warns an article on Network World. A self-proclaimed “hacker-at-large”… [Read More]

Is Your Teen An Expert At Hiding Online Activity?

Online security can be a confusing issue for many, but it is a particular concern for parents trying to protect their children from what might be lurking on the internet. According to a new report by McAfee, most Australian children and teenagers think their parents have no idea what they get up to online. The… [Read More]

You have a great idea for an App, but where do you start?

At Geeks to the Rescue, we are frequently approached by clients who have “a great App idea”, but they don’t know where to start and whether it will make them millions. This is a subject where we can go into great depth, but to make things simpler, we have listed some commonly asked questions with… [Read More]

Windows XP No Longer Supported by Microsoft

As of April 2014, Windows XP still makes up 30% of the desktop computer market, so there is a pretty good chance that you or someone you know is still using it. However, you may have heard that from April 8, Microsoft is no longer providing support for Windows XP, so it’s important to understand… [Read More]

Don’t let your files get kidnapped by CryptoWall

A new type of computer infection, CryptoWall, is making its presence known. Once it infects your computer, it quickly gets to work converting all of your personal data such as photos, documents and emails to an encrypted form that you can no longer use. CryptoWall is a type of infection called ransomware. Ransomware locks your… [Read More]