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2 days ago

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Recently I've had the privilege of talking to the General Manager of Ngāti Tumutumu trust. I've been learning a lot about Te Aroha's history that I wasn't fully aware of before and I'm very thankful for the GM for being so willing to answer all my questions. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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As we head to Level 2 at midnight Tues, Kings Computers will be required to follow the special "Delta" Level 2 rules. If you come to me, please use the contact tracking sign in information and keep 2 metres apart.If I come to you, I will be wearing a face mask and will try to abide by the 2 metre rule, while knowing that isn't always possible.Stay healthy everyone. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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I'm sure everyone south of Auckland will be looking forward to changing to Level 3. I'm looking forward to my electrician finally being able to come in and fix a light switch (Appropriate protections and separations of course).However, Kings Computers will remain closed in order to maintain safety levels for us and all our customers. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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With the move to Level 4 Covid control, Kings Computers will be closed until next week. We will be available to support essential services, but will not be available for others. Stay well, stay healthy. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Digital technology is an important part of how we connect. From buying groceries to organising get togethers – being online is a big part of how we live. Its impact has been profoundly positive, helping us overcome physical distance and allowing us to share worldwide, but there are risks too. The ‘Staying Safe Online Guide’ is an all-in-one guide to help you have a more positive experience. Netsafe have collaborated with Netflix, Twitter, Google, Facebook, Trade Me and CERT NZ to deliver their top tips and tricks on how to use their platforms safely. If you know anyone who is new to these platforms or is navigating their children's use, please share this guide with them and let them know that Netsafe is available seven days a week to help with any online safety hurdles they may face. Download the guide and read more here ➡️ www.netsafe.org.nz/staying-safe-online/#netsafetywk21 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Timeline PhotosFor many parents, as they were growing up, it would have been impossible to imagine what the internet would look like, what it was capable of, and the ways it could help us. It goes without saying then that understanding the challenges that exist online for young people is not something that most parents can draw from using their own experiences.Netsafe's CEO, Martin Cocker, will talk about the challenges tamariki face and share his best tips to help you with digital parenting in this special Netsafety Week free webinar. Register at ow.ly/lS1450FEe6l and the event link will be sent to you. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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Some time ago there was talk that Windows 10 would be the last version.How ever, Microsoft have changed their mind are are now getting Windows 11 ready to be released. The biggest change seems to be about what hardware you will need to run Win 11. Many people will need to buy a new computer, which will be available later.Thankfully Windows 10 will be fully supported until 2025. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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I'm sure you're all aware that laptop computers have batteries. Either inside, or clipped onto the outside. What you may not know is that they often have another small battery. Desktop computers also have this small battery in order to remember things like date and time. These batteries last for several years, if not decades.The most common battery used is a CR2032 button cell 3V disposable battery. It isn't officially rechargeable, nor is it designed to be. The ML2032, VL2032 or LIR2032 are rechargeable. Yes, you can recharge a CR2032, but I'd suggest it isn't an economic or 100% safe process.As a result, computers don't need to be connected to the power all the time. When not is use one can switch them off at the wall, or even unplug them. This also protects the computer during electrical storms which can damage power supplies. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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4 months ago

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I hate being sick. OK, it's just a cold, but it's lasted 3 days now and I can't go out and visit people, and I can't concentrate on work in the workshop. Just writing this message was rather tough. But things are improving, so I should be back on deck fixing peoples computers very soon. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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I've been getting many emails lately asking me to renew my license to Norton. I don't use Norton so it's easy for me to identify these as scam emails. Those that do use Norton should be very careful. Check your software to see when it does expire, and renew via the software or pop down to your nearest store to renew. ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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I just received an email from Spark offering me $100. Except it wasn't from Spark. It was just another scam. Be careful out there. ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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See below from Netsafe in NZ.Our data tells us that this upcoming weekend is the most dangerous long weekend for the community in terms of scam activity when compared to the rest of the year.As we know scammers are working hard, we're asking you to be aware of the increased criminal activity and extra alert to unprompted emails or when giving out personal info including financial details. And to let people you care about know too in case scammers come their way.Visit netsafe.org.nz/holidayscams to get out tips on how you can avoid them. ... See MoreSee Less
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7 months ago

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A reminder - Kings Computers will be closed starting 11/2 and reopening on 18/2. ... See MoreSee Less
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8 months ago

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Kings Computers will be closed from 11th February until 17th February. We are going out of town for a summer holiday. It's been a long time since we've done anything beyond a long weekend and we decided it's time for a break.Phones probably wont be answered...just leave a message.Normally I wouldn't announce this kind of thing, but security at the workshop will be tight as the house wont be empty 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
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9 months ago

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Christmas – New Year hours / 2020-202125 December : Closed26 December : Closed27 December : Closed28 December : Closed29 December : Open30 December : Open31 December : Open1 January : Closed2 January : Closed3 January : Closed4 January : Closed5 January : OpenP.S. I'm taking a holiday in February. ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

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"Fraud Awareness Week 15 – 21 November – Stop and Think…Is this for real, why would you want to give ME money?"New Zealand Police want your attention for Fraud Awareness Week. Fraud Awareness Week is an opportunity for organisations and individuals to discuss the impacts of fraud and how to protect themselves. “New Zealanders continue to lose significant amounts of money to scammers every year.It’s an issue that not only affects people from all walks of life but takes many forms,” says Detective Superintendent Iain Chapman, National Manager, Financial Crime Group. “It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you are from, anyone is likely to be approached by a scammer - it’s more common than you think." NZ Police's Financial Intelligence Unit estimates New Zealanders lose $20-30 million annually to scams. In the United States, the estimated annual losses are $US650 million. "Many people who have been scammed are too proud to make a complaint, as they may feel embarrassed or silly about getting 'sucked in'," says Detective Superintendent Chapman. "As a result, a significant number of these scams are grossly under-reported.It’s believed millions are lost each year and never reported." “Police, along with our partner agencies, continue to encourage you to take the time to stop and think for a minute when you're confronted with a possible scam situation - especially when you are contacted unexpectedly and asked for your personal information." "It doesn’t have to be something as clichéd as a prince or princess in a foreign country offering to deposit money into your account - it can be more subtle and clever and anyone can get caught out." "Sadly, scammers are getting smarter and their scams are becoming more sophisticated." "They are preying on people’s insecurities, and in some instances, appealing to people's desire for some 'easy' financial gain - for example, by promising cash for helping the scammer do something." "What you need to ask yourself is: 'Is this for real? Why would you want to give me money? There must be a catch?'" “There usually is," says Detective Superintendent Chapman. "The catch is you getting scammed." HOW TO AVOID A SCAM: • A genuine bank or organisation will never contact you to ask for your PIN, password or to move money to another account. • Never click on a link in an unexpected email or text – you could be giving access to your personal and financial details. • Always question uninvited approaches in case it is a scam.Instead, contact the company directly using a known email or phone number. • Don’t assume an email or phone call is authentic – just because someone knows your basic details (name and address, or mother’s maiden name) it doesn’t mean they are genuine. • Don’t be rushed into making a decision or financial transaction on the spot – a genuine bank or trusted organisation would never do this. • Listen to your instincts – if something feels wrong then it generally is. If you believe you are the victim of a scam you can contact Police and report the matter via 105. Visit scamwatch.govt.nz for more information on how you can prevent yourself, family and friends from being scammed. ENDS Issued by Police Media Centre ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

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