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Tip: How to prevent your blog being hacked

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This article is part one of two covering blog hacking for Security Month, a month-long look in the importance of security. Part two covers what to do when hacked, while this will focus on covering how to prevent your blog from getting hacked. This article was written by Catalin Cosoi. Blogging is undoubtedly one of the most popular ways of expression on the Web. While some bloggers opt for a […]

Keeping your hosting account secure.

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Since July is Security Month for us, we should write something up about keeping your shared hosting account secured. Most hosting companies will have their shared hosting servers pretty well nailed down. However, you do come across some hosting companies that haven’t bothered and your website would be potentially opened to nasties such as XIS attacks and brute-forcing. This guide will only cover the shared hosting side, the customers side. A guide for […]

Tips on making (and remembering) a secure password

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Since July is Security Month for us, why not write something that is basically a huge problem for all of us, even the tech community. That topic is password security. There is no doubt that this is a huge problem, especially when we are told to make it complicated and make it easy to remember – and most often, and I’m sometimes guilty, of making my passwords often easy to […]

Halo Reach: Armour Abilities & Tips

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All armor abilities have usage limits, and you can only use them if you have enough in your armor ability meter. Most of the abilities slowly drain your meter, E.g. Evade drains half of it in each use, after 2 evades, you have to wait to recharge. Not all abilities are available in all game modes, depending on the game mode, the weapon loadout that comes with a particular armor […]

Stuck in the moment: Apple’s love for 9:42 and 9:41

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If you have ever drooled, bedazzled, imagined, fantasised or dreamed of the iPhone or iPad before it was released, you may of noticed that at Apple’s keynotes and on their website 9:41am or 9:42am keep appearing. Why is this so? Avid iPhone user and App Store Developer Jon Manning, Lead Developer of Secret Labs, put on his cap and began to follow the trail.

2010 – Adolescence meets the Internet: Lookout! (Pt 1)

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The 00’s – what a decade. Filled with ups and downs. Bubbles and bursts. Revolutions and extinctions. Moving into 2010, I thought it nice to start a little series called 2010 – Adolescence meets the Internet. This series will look at what we can expect from 2010 and beyond while reflected on the 00’s. First up, we look at Lookout – an exciting new product for mobile phone owners everywhere.

TECHGEEK.com.au’s guide to Digital Radio

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  Recently promoting the new broadcasting standard with “Radio United”, digital radio has started in Australia, with the major cities of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide already having stations that are broadcasting in digital. But with 40 different stations switching over to the digital platform, what does this mean for you, the listener? Will I still be able to receive all my other stations? What are the benefits? Can […]

Gmail back in beta? WTF!!?

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So, Google is back using the beta tag for Gmail? Well, it does say beta, and that is a current image; but it is also true that Gmail has left the “beta” stage. So why is it up there? Well, there is a Gmail Lab product that is available to put back this beta tag, if you’re feeling nostalgic. The new Labs product, called Back to Beta, is up now. […]

TECHGEEK.com.au guide to watching TV online (again)

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It’s been so long since our look at watching full episodes on the internet, and times have changed. New services have appeared, and the popular Daily Show removed access to Australian users. Have no fear, we have another guide to have a look at where you can watch them. Now, we have added 3 more entries, along with the three remaining from our previous list, but now this time, we […]

Tip: Sometimes old things are better…

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Need to instantly revert back to an older version of an application but you don’t have the file or disk of that particular version? Have no fear, we have found a website that will let you get the very, very first version of a particular application. This is OldVersion.com – and it will allow you to go instantly back into time and find that special file that allows you to […]

Tip: Think you waste too much time on Facebook?

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Think you visit a site too much? Need to work on a project but you tend to drift away to Facebook, Twitter or even eBuddy? Sure, you could always try not to use them, but we all know that is very hard to do – especially when you could potentially miss out on (insert thing that you do here). Have no fear, there is a site that you would like. […]

The Konami Code in Facebook?

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Ooh, look at the pretty lens flares. Want that on your profile? Well, it is pretty simple. Just use the famous Konami code (Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Return), but replace Return with Enter, into the the status box under “What’s on your mind?”. This pretty neat Easter egg has been a common occurrence in some websites, like Facebook; but was popularised by the game […]

Protect yourself from Conficker

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On April 1, a variant of a potentially dangerous computer virus was set to be activated and its name is Conficker. However, no reported damage has occurred, even though the date was mentioned in the makeup of the variant in the first place. Conficker, however, is still a potential threat to everyone, and you need to know how to protect yourself from the worm, as reports of another variant has […]

Tip : Select who can see your information on Facebook

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Facebook may be a social network, but everyone wants to have more friends – and that can be a very huge problem when you want to limit who you want to see certain things, but don’t want to lose your “friendship” with them. While this has been a major problem across all social networks, there happens to be a way to do that.

TECHGEEK.com.au’s guide on Twitter (for beginners)

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After the bump from Rove, Twitter has become popular in Australia. While it isn’t in the same league as MySpace and Facebook, it does prove that Twitter’s own success come from word of mouth – since a similar thing happened in the UK with Jonathon Ross (@wossy) and Stephen Fry (@stephenfry). Twitter’s idea is pretty simple – you post small updates on your profile, and people can reply or view […]