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2707, 2022

AMD vs Intel: What Is The Best CPU Brand?

July 27th, 2022|Categories: News|

If you’re shopping for a new computer for gaming or high-end computing, you will be considering the processor (CPU) as this is the brains of the operation. What you might not realise is there are only two choices: AMD or Intel. PC enthusiasts love to debate AMD vs Intel, and over the past few years the winner has been interchangeable.    We’ve put together some of our Pros & [...]

1205, 2022

The Windows 11 Upgrade Kicks Into Gear. Are You Ready?

May 12th, 2022|Categories: News|

Windows 11 is here, and Microsoft's update servers are rolling out the Windows 11 upgrade to an increasing number of PCs. If you're one of the lucky few that have received the upgrade invitation, there are a few things you should know before saying yes: 1. Check if your PC hardware specifications can support Windows 11. You might not be able to upgrade your PC to Windows 11, depending on [...]

1304, 2022

9 Scams That Will Trick You Out of Your Hard-Earned Money

April 13th, 2022|Categories: News|

We've compiled some of the current scams in Australia below to help you stay safe from fraud. There are so many scams out there, it's hard to list them all (and then, so many variations to the original scam). However, the following are some examples of contemporary frauds in Australia: • Flubot Scam - It is a scam where a text message is sent containing a link that will install [...]

1911, 2021

Keeping Cybersecurity Awareness Beyond The Month

November 19th, 2021|Categories: News|

Cyber Security Awareness Month is held to promote awareness about the importance of internet security and cybersecurity measures for organisations and consumers. It's a great time for everyone to think about their cybersecurity practises and make sure they're doing everything they can. Everyone should take simple steps to protect themselves from frequent online threats and cybercrime. • Used Strong Password Passwords are your computer's and personal information's first line of [...]

1505, 2019

7 Benefits to SSD Upgrades

May 15th, 2019|Categories: News|

Is your old desktop or laptop beginning to slow down? Before you throw it away and search for a replacement model, consider upgrading the old components, particularly its storage. The hard drive of your computer stores all of your data - from music to software - and functions as the core of your device. While traditional computers rely on a hard disk drive (HDD), a new storage system is taking [...]

1004, 2019

How much personal data is left on your old devices?

April 10th, 2019|Categories: News|

The majority of us have a technology graveyard somewhere in our home or office. What’s a technology graveyard? It’s that (probably dusty) container filled will all of your old devices: laptops, phones, hard drives. Do you know what files are stored on those devices? They are likely holding a whole lot of data like photos, documents, and emails. Now think a little more carefully: are these files confidential? Do they [...]

2103, 2019

What is SMiShing and how can you protect yourself against it?

March 21st, 2019|Categories: News|

As the world evolves to become more digital, so do scammers. While many diligent citizens are aware of phishing or email scams, few have heard of SMiShing. SMiShing is an adapted form of phishing, wherein scammers utilise SMS messages to achieve their goals. Just like phishing, scammers will imitate large and trusted corporations to obtain personal information from customers. Criminals prefer SMiShing as users tend to trust text messages more [...]

103, 2019

Introducing the New TLM Website!

March 1st, 2019|Categories: News|

Since being acquired in 2018, The Laptop Man has been in a state of transformation. We have been working hard over the past few months to showcase the new vision and values of The Laptop Man. We are focused on delivering a high quality service and a great customer experience. Above all, we believe that our streamlined processes and procedures have positioned us as the leading residential repair service in [...]

1102, 2019

Google Launches New Chrome Extension to Alert Users of Hacked Passwords

February 11th, 2019|Categories: News|

Large scale hacks of people's passwords and credentials are becoming increasingly common - just a few weeks back, a database of more than 773 million email addresses and passwords was leaked online, and made available to potentially ill-intentioned groups. And every time this occurs, it puts your accounts at risk, which, given the rising influence of digital platforms on our day-to-day lives, also has ever more potential to cause major disruption. And [...]

602, 2019

Marathon seven hour scam call results in thousands lost

February 6th, 2019|Categories: News|

A North Mackay man has endured a seven hour scam call from 9.30am through to 4.30pm on Monday February 4 – resulting in bank accounts being almost totally emptied. The scam caller claimed to be from the Australian Taxation Office and told the man that he owed thousands of dollars in back-payments from 2008 through to 2013. He further threatened the victim that if he did not pay the outstanding [...]

901, 2019

Microsoft tries to take on the Chromebook once more

January 9th, 2019|Categories: News|

If I were in charge of Microsoft, besides fully embracing Linux for the desktop, I’d give up on trying to challenge Google’s Chromebooks with lightweight versions of Windows. It hasn’t worked before, and it won’t work now. But I’m not in charge of Windows. Indeed, since Terry Myerson was shown the door in March 2018, no one in Microsoft’s mahogany row has represented Windows. That lack of top leadership may [...]

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