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Bitdefender Virus Scanner for Mac

A lot of Apple Mac users will tell you they don’t need Antivirus programs on their computers and laptops because Mac computers don’t get viruses. This simply isn’t true and even Apple denied Macs get viruses until recently. Apple operating systems are designed on a very old stable system called Unix. Unix is incredibly versatile and secure, but not impenetrable.… Read more →


Where can I download Music safely

I get asked the one a lot. Probably because people have tried the usual routes like P2P networking or torrents. Torrents are great and not only used for downloading digital files illegally. Lots of people and company’s use torrents to legally distribute files over the internet. The good thing about torrents are they are not stored and centralised in one place, but… Read more →

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IPv6 and Android Wireless

Recently I updated my router. In fact I went from using my Apple Airport Extreme to using a custom made PFSense Linux Operating System instead of a standard router. My PFsense router has IPv6 on as default. A lot of new routers supplied by your interest service provider will have this as well, even if your ISP doesn’t support it.… Read more →

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No network connection – Part 2

Bad Network Driver Device Drivers are software on your computer, which talk to the operating system on your behalf, so basically you don’t have to do anything, just connect. Some drivers are built into your system and other need to be added, such as those with a 4G network card your wireless carrier will provide for you. When you connect… Read more →

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No network connection – Part 1

 One of the most annoying things when using your computer is no network connection. For most people, especially home users there would probably no need to use a computer or have one if you had no internet. Loosing your Internet connection or LAN (Local Area Network) connection can happen for a lot of reasons and most of them really depend… Read more →


Streaming Devices – Apple TV vs Roku

Streaming devices are little box’s like your Austar or Foxtel box you use to watch any type of media like movies, TV Shows and look at Photos. But instead of over the cable networks or satellites, you use your internet connection to view what you are looking at. Although Australia has nowhere near the amount of services you can use… Read more →

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Helpful Netflix

Although Townsville Nerds is primarily a computer repair business and website, every now and again I come across something from my customers which I think is a great idea and I would like to share. If you don’t already have Netflix you should seriously think about getting it. Netflix is basically a website or app depending on how you are… Read more →


Can I get a Virus from Youtube

Every now and again I get a customer who believes Youtube put a Virus on their computer. Although it is not out of the realm of possibility, it is highly unlikely. Youtube is owned by Google, a very big and profitable internet company. Google makes a lot of its money through advertisements, they probably do not need to put a viruses on your… Read more →

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Most Common Online Scam June 2016

The most common scam we are seeing this June 2016, maybe the most common scam throughout all of 2016 so far is there one where the victim actually calls the scammer and allows them to take control of their computer. For a long while for the past 10 years there have been countless reports of people calling Australians with foreign sounding… Read more →

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Things to think about before installing Windows 10 – Part 2

Forced updates causing crashes With Windows computers 1 shoe does not fit all. But with Windows updates thats what you sometimes get and not being able to change what updates you want to receive can cause problems and conflicts between drivers and programs. A bad update that causes a conflict, specially regarding drivers can cause your computer to stop booting… Read more →

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Things to think about before installing Windows 10 – Part 1

Windows 10 is a nice upgrade from Windows 8 and 8.1. Windows 8 had mixed results and a lot of people either loved it or hated it. I didn’t mind Windows 8 at all and I still use it on a couple of my computers at home. Windows 10 has also been a very nice free upgrade and I quite… Read more →