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Buying tech gear overseas – what you need to know

With the Aussie dollar booming, it’s almost a no-brainer to jump online and scoop up a bargain from overseas. When you compare the prices retailers generally ask for tech gear here compared with what you can buy it for online, it’s no wonder everyone is flocking to online shopping. However, it’s not all plain sailing […]


How to read EPUB ebooks on a Kindle

The Amazon Kindle reader is a great e-book reader and its worldwide 3G access is one of its great selling points. But it’s greatest failing? It seems to be one of the very few ebook readers on the planet that cannot read the EPUB format. EPUB is an open-source e-book format that’s not only free […]

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Five ways to avoid Christmas tech disasters

If you’re the resident home tech expert at your place, then you’ll know that there’s one aspect of Christmas you won’t be looking forward to – tech servicing. Whether it’s getting new gear to start, stop, power up, run or whatever, you pretty much know you’ll be in the firing line. So here are five […]

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HOW TO – rescue data from a crashed PC the gentle way

A story over at entitled “How to rescue a crashed PC” does a fair job on how to get around a crashed computer. However, the premise of the story is your computer has crashed and it won’t start. Apart from the obvious issues such as connections, power supply and your two-year-old feeding toast into […]

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HOW TO – Upgrade your iPod Touch/iPhone 3G S to iOS 4 now

Apple’s new iOS 4 operating system for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad is here. Not sure how to get it onto your device? No worries. It’s pretty simple. First step is tomake sure you have the latest version of iTunes running on your computer. Next, plug your device into your PC using the USB […]

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