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iPhone Xs – First Impressions

The iPhone Xs must be close to a year old, so this blog post is a little late to the game. But none the less I decided to post up my first impressions of this Apple iPhone. Good Bye Galaxy A little background, I’ve been using a Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus for close to two […]

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Spectre and Meltdown – The low down.

All the major tech players including Google, Apple and Microsoft, have at this stage released updates for the security flaws that are present in computers, mobile devices and tablets. The vulnerabilities (Spectre and Meltdown) were reported by IT security researchers at Google, Graz University and Cyberus Technology. The bug in the hardware allows programs to […]

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What is Ransomware and what steps can you take so you don’t become a victim

Yes, Ransomware may sound scary, and that’s because it is! Trend Micro define Ransomware as “A type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their system, either by locking the system’s screen or by locking the users’ files unless a ransom is paid.” Ransomware can put users into a very tricky situation indeed. […]

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Guide to VPN’s

The VPN guide for beginners So what is a VPN? The goal of this article is to give you an understanding of what a VPN is. What does a VPN let you do? Should I be using a VPN? I’ll also be recommending a VPN service provider should you decide after reading this that you […]

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Five steps to secure your home wireless network

We here at Jon.ie love wireless communication technologies. The freedom that it allows us from our wireless audio systems to wireless internet access that extends around the home. However wireless internet connections come with some security vulnerabilities that you don’t see with wired connections. But don’t fear we’re here to help. We have some basic […]

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PC running slow? 5 helpful tips to increase performance

Yes I know it’s a sad fact but computers just don’t get any better with age. Applications are hanging, the computer taking an age to boot, error message after error message. We hear you, and we would like to help. Here are five steps to help improve your PC’s performance. 1 – Looking at the […]

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Five easy ways to clear up disk space on your MAC

Five easy ways to clear up disk space on your MAC 1 – Removing Unwanted Applications. Over time, if you’re anything like me, you will install apps and only use them once or twice. It might be a trial that has expired, a program that you required for a particular reason and no longer need […]

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Apple apologises for iPhone slowdown

It’s a little too late for an apology – as far as annoyed  Apple iPhone customers are concerned. A long-suspected theory that Apple purposely slows down iPhones has come to fruition. Unfortunately, this acknowledgement did not initially come from Apple, but rather an Apple developer, and then later acknowledged by Apple. A real embarrassment to the company! Since […]

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RTE to shut down RTE News Now

According to the Independent Newspaper yesterday, RTE may seek to shut down it’s rolling news channel, the article is reporting the reason for abandoning the channel may be due to “the organisation seeks ways to cut costs amid continuing financial pressure“. It seems the channel is expensive to run, with very little viewership. From a […]

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SKY Q adds a favorites function

When early adapters took up the new SKY digital box, aptly named Sky Q, they were impressed. That is, for the most part, that’s not to say there weren’t teething issues, there were lots! But one glaring omission from the software on the box was the lack of channel favourites. There is a lot of […]