What version of Microsoft Office do I need?

Microsoft Office is the document processing software package that includes programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and many more. It has become so widely used that it is often confused with Microsoft Windows and is assumed to come with every new computer. Whilst there are alternative options available (such as the free Open Office […]

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Warning: Banking Email Scams

Here at Restart we have been receiving regular emails at the moment purporting to be from Westpac. These are some examples of the emails we have been receiving. Although these don’t look like an official email from Westpac there are others out there that are a lot more convincing. We just wanted to let all […]

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Viruses

Viruses are malicious programs that are designed to change the normal operations of your computer. Its proper term, Malware refers to a range of malicious software that can cause your computer to act up. How do we avoid them. Viruses usually come from the internet, although they can also come from external peripherals such as USB […]

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CPUs. Just a big bunch of numbers to me.

We all want something fast and which will last..  You’re in the computer section wanting to buy a computer.  You see a nice looking computer or laptop that you picture yourself sitting next to a fireplace in your home.  Just next to the computer you see a small note with a bunch of numbers. “i-3, […]

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Is your data Safe?

Whether you currently backup or not, the new Backoff offsite backup software brings corporate backup technology to the home and office. Unless you actually transport your backup media away from your computer’s location your data is not much safer. It will probably be affected by the same problems that destroy data on a computer in […]

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What is ‘Phishing’ and how can I avoid it?

‘Phishing’ is the system some computer scammers use to steal personal information and passwords. Usually it involves a cleverly disguised email or webpage to fool you into thinking it comes from a legitimate source. Some of the ways to avoid being phished are to: Never click on to a link or reply to an email […]

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Before buying that brand new computer..

Hey guys! I’m going to lay out a few fundamental questions that will determine which and what kind of computer you will buy. Before we ask ourselves what computer do we want to buy, the more important question you should ask for is ‘why‘. Are you replacing your old computer or simply adding a new […]

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