Harddisk pricing rising due to Thialand floods


Due to devistating floods in Thailand the price of harddisks are likely to go up sharply in the next month. Western Digital has been the hardest hit so far, but Toshiba also have up to 1 meter or water though …

Extend your wireless range with Ethernet over Power


We have just installed the new Netgear Powerline AV 200 Wireless-N Extender Kit. What a great way to extend a weak wireless signal to far end of a office or home. The system uses the proven Ethernet over Power devices with …

Melbourne Cup Day IT Support


Tuesday is Melbourne Cup Day holiday. During this time our office will be closed, but if you need IT assistance please call the 1300 IT MEDIC( 1300 486 334) and leave a message. Alternatively please email helpdesk@itmedic.com.au We will get …

Unsubscribe to SPAM


It might sound simple, but by clicking on the subscribe link at the bottom of newsletters and advertising emails, you can keep your inbox tidier. Spam filters will do a good job of keeping the nasty stuff away from you. …

Could you find your iPhone?


Could you find your iPhone/iPad if it was Stolen? iPhones and iPads are effective business tools that have been growing in popularity for a while. They are also increasingly becoming the target of petty crime and being stolen reguarly. If …

Outlook 2010 Best practices by Microsoft


Even though we use Outlook every day at work and think that we are pretty efficient at the product along comes an article that makes us think – I could try that. Check out this long but very useful “Best practices for …

Product Review : Telstra Ultimate® Mobile Wi-Fi


   My old Telstra 3G USB stick died so it was time to replace it. The question was with what?I still have the iPhone 3GS so there was no built in wireless hotspot and the iPhone 5 isn’t due out …

Backup MYOB every time it asks you or else!


As a user of MYOB there are some important steps that should be done every day to keep your MYOB systeme running nicely and backed up. Firstly when MYOB reminds you to “Backup your file” take there advice. Not only …

Dual Screens make your staff more productive


Did you know that putting two screens on the desk of your desk will increase the amount of work you get through every day? We see this often, after suggesting to client that having more screen real estate will make a big …

Your Strong passwords hacked and published on the internet…


I am sure you heard last week about the passwords from various high profile private schools and local councils being hacked and password published on the internet. It wasn’t the school or the council that had the slack security system and got …

Companyweb on SBS 2003 doesn’t work with mozilla firefox


For those many businesses that rely on Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 / 2008 to run their business, they should be familiar with the ‘companyweb’, the built in sharepoint portal that is the default website when you open internet explorer. But what if …

Adobe X prints weird fonts from a PDF on a Terminal Server


I recently used our managed services tool to update the Adobe Reader on a number of our clients Terminal Server to the latest version – Adobe Acrobat X Reader. Clients started having problems when they printed PDFs to local printers on their …

When a Key Staff Member Resigns


I have just heard on the grape vine that your general manager has resigned.   From an IT and security view point we would normally make some recommendations to the business owners to  protect their business from wrong doing. It …

Productivity and Old Computers


How to measure productivity in an office is always a difficult task. I have conversations with business owners almost every day about when is the right time to update their computer system. Normally the outcome depends on the style of the owner. Those …

Backup, Backup, Backup


Do you know that your backup ran last night? Would you be able to use it to recover missing files, or more importantly restore your whole server in case of a disaster? When was the last time your did a …

Daylight Saving Fininished


Daylight saving has officially finished in Victoria. We all get a welcome extra hour of sleep. Your computers should automatically adust back to the normal AEST (Australian Eastern Standard time.) Smart Phones( or not so smart phones) seem to be the …

Print from Your iPhone / iPad to Any Printer


Wouldn’t it be great to be able to print to the office or home printer straight from you iPhone or iPad. You could go an buy a printer or Multifunction unit that supports Apple AirPrint. or You can install software …

New iTunes Released


The new iTunes is available now. It’s even easier to organise and enjoy your music, movies, TV shows and more. Download the new iTunes for free and experience the elegant library views, more iCloud features and enhanced artwork, along with …

Office Shortcuts for Word, Excel and Outlook 2010


In my travels I came across these links to MS office shortcuts. Too many to post them on my blog so here are the links. Outlook 2010 Shortcuts – http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/win/Outlook_2010.html Word 2010 Shortcuts – http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/win/Word_2010.html Excel 2010 Shortcuts – http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/win/Excel_2010.html Enjoy