Tips and guides

How-to tips, tutorials and case studies to help improve your (or your business's) productivity.

Amazon is here: six survival tips for retailers

Amazon is here: six survival tips for retailers

Find out which retail sectors will be affected by Amazon's entry into the broader Australian market – and how to coexist with the giant.
Dec 6 2017, 8:35AM
macOS security flaw: How to protect yourself

macOS security flaw: How to protect yourself

A huge security flaw lets anyone log in to a Mac running Apple's latest OS. Here’s what High Sierra users need to do.
Nov 30 2017, 10:28PM
How to create a bootable Windows 10 USB drive

How to create a bootable Windows 10 USB drive

We explain how you can install the latest version of Windows 10 (with the Fall Creators Update) on any PC.
Nov 24 2017, 8:54AM
Free Windows 10 upgrade loophole is closing soon

Free Windows 10 upgrade loophole is closing soon

The offer for those who need assistive technology is ending at the end of 2017.
Nov 3 2017, 7:10AM
How to protect against a DDoS attack

How to protect against a DDoS attack

We explain why and how you should guard against distributed-denial-of-service incidents.
Nov 2 2017, 11:12AM
Dos and don’ts for better battery life

Dos and don’ts for better battery life

How to extend the overall life of your device's battery and each individual charge.
Oct 27 2017, 12:18PM
What to do about the KRACK Wi-Fi exploit

What to do about the KRACK Wi-Fi exploit

Are your devices open to the Wi-Fi encryption flaw, and if so, what can you do about it? Here’s a guide.
Oct 18 2017, 10:56AM
How to remove adware and other stubborn apps

How to remove adware and other stubborn apps

Ever had adware, extensions and junk apps that refuse to be uninstalled? Here’s how to get rid of them once and for all.
Oct 13 2017, 8:54AM
When it's time to upgrade your Wi-Fi

When it's time to upgrade your Wi-Fi

Moving from a consumer-grade router to a business device can improve security, performance and more.
Oct 12 2017, 6:00AM
How to install iOS 11 – and what to do if it bricks your phone

How to install iOS 11 – and what to do if it bricks your phone

We explain how to minimise the chances of something going wrong, and what to do if it does.
Sep 20 2017, 7:42AM
How to win more customers through SEO

How to win more customers through SEO

A retail expert offers five top tips for search engine optimisation.
Sep 15 2017, 6:23AM
Everything you need to know about the cloud for business

Everything you need to know about the cloud for business

Confused by all the different cloud services available? We translate the jargon and help you understand the options.
Sep 12 2017, 6:00AM
Privacy guide: everything you need to know about encryption

Privacy guide: everything you need to know about encryption

We've rounded up the best tools and methods for encrypting all your data across all your devices.
Sep 7 2017, 7:29AM
How to create your own 'personal cloud'

How to create your own 'personal cloud'

Set up your own Dropbox-like syncing app for your home or business using a NAS appliance.
Sep 1 2017, 12:16PM
AI: which jobs and sectors are at risk

AI: which jobs and sectors are at risk

Even accountants' jobs are at risk from artificial intelligence, but there is a potential upside, according to this special report.
Aug 22 2017, 11:23PM
The case against moving to the cloud

The case against moving to the cloud

Are you better off keeping your hardware and software on-premises? We explain when you should.
Aug 9 2017, 5:58PM
The small business guide to VoIP

The small business guide to VoIP

We explain how Voice-over-IP can reduce your phone bills – and the connectivity options and traps to watch out for.
Jul 30 2017, 6:00PM
How VoIP can make your small business seem bigger

How VoIP can make your small business seem bigger

We explain some of the clever ways you can put more advanced (but affordable) phone services to good use.
Jul 30 2017, 5:00PM
25 Windows 10 problems – and how to fix them

25 Windows 10 problems – and how to fix them

Stop tearing your hair out and follow our tips for upgrading, configuring, securing and using Windows 10.
Jul 28 2017, 3:54PM
Eight essential Chrome extensions

Eight essential Chrome extensions

Improve your productivity with these plug-ins for Google's popular web browser.
Jul 26 2017, 12:57PM

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