Category Archive: Legal

Jun 16 2013

Beware of End of Financial Year Sales

Just a quick tip for those in Australia as we approach the end of year. No doubt, your inboxes will be bombarded with EOFY (End of Financial Year) sale promotions and various websites will have huge banners plastered on them spruiking offers. These offers may be very tempting particularly if you are justifying purchases as …

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Jan 23 2013

Ever Heard of Do Not Knock?

Perhaps not technically orientated but I thought this was a good tip to share nonetheless. I reckon a lot of us would of heard about the Do Not Call Register and even registered your phone numbers online to stop telemarketing calls from coming through. However, what if there was something to stop salespeople from knocking on your door? …

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Dec 25 2012

LastPass Sentry – Even More Password Protection

While this is a couple of months old I thought I would share this anyway as I thought this was a really neat feature. If you use LastPass as your password manager across your browsers you can execute a check of your account credentials through use of the LastPass Security Challenge. It will scan all …

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Dec 23 2012

How to Close Your Instagram Account

Following on from yesterday’s article about how to backup your Instagram photos the next step for some may be to delete your Instagram account altogether. It’s very easy to do – just visit http://instagram.com/accounts/remove/request/ and, if prompted, login prior to verifying your attention to close your Instgram account. Be careful though as this is a one way process. …

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May 25 2012

Call Me – Save Yourself a Call to Amazon

A couple of days ago I found that my replacement Kindle DX which I had in my possession for just two weeks succumbed to the screen failure issue that the original Kindle DX suffered. Needless to say I was a bit annoyed by this turn of events as I had not even had the chance to start …

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May 02 2012

Boydo’s Kindle DX Goes to Heaven

Well, just a few days out of warranty my Kindle DX went to heaven after suffering a fatal screen failure. Unfortunately, I was unable to get a free replacement unit (which is fair enough given that I am outside the warranty period) but my wife was able to get her Kindle replaced a few days …

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Apr 02 2012

An Easier Way to Monitor Google Apps E-mail Accounts

This tip is aimed at those of you who are using Google Apps with your personalised domain name and want to monitor the e-mail communications conducted under each e-mail address. For a variety of reasons, it’s important to be able to keep track of the e-mail communications undertaken by each user. It could be that …

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Feb 22 2012

Keep Informed on Product Recalls

Not all electronic devices are created equally and sometimes, due to poor manufacturing or lack of testing, product recalls are necessary to correct these defects. Companies may take out newspaper ads, attempt to contact customers based upon their product registration details and perhaps even television ads (if they are brave). Anyway, there is something you …

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Feb 15 2012

R18+ Classification for Video Games – Nearly There

It’s been in the news today but I thought this topic was worth mentioning. I’ve also written about this in the past, specifically: R18+ Video Games – One Step Closer R18+ Computer Games Classification – Its Time Will Come Draft R18+ Guidelines for Computer Games Released Today, a bill was introduced into Federal Parliament to …

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Jan 18 2012

The Web Goes Dark Over SOPA

Wikipedia Goes Black

This has been in the mainstream news a bit but I thought I’d cover this off briefly here for the sake of awareness. Wikipedia, one of the most popular websites on the web has gone dark in opposition to SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) which is a bill that will be tabled in the United …

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