The End of Cable Services – what this means for your home connectivity

If you are a StarHub cable, broadband or home phone line customer, you will no doubt know by now that on 30th June 2019 they will be terminating all cable services All customers are to be migrated over from the old coax network to the latest...

Why you should upgrade to an SSD

Computers are a sizeable investment that you most likely wish to keep running for as long as possible Both Macs and Windows computers generally last 3-5 years, however, you can stretch out that lifespan significantly when you make the right upgrades...

Tech New Years Resolutions for 2019

The usual New Year’s resolutions involve hitting the gym, getting healthy and spending less Why not change it up this time and add tech resolutions to the mix Take a look at some tech-inspired changes you can make in the new year Create a...

How to watch BBCiPlayer and US Netflix in Singapore

One of the common things people miss living in a foreign country is access to their favourite TV shows from back home Content Providers such as BBCiPlayer, US Neflix, ITVPlayer, Hulu, HBO etc block streaming video abroad due to digital rights...

Top 5 dangers kids face online & how to prevent them

Children are among the most active Internet users, and are unfortunately subjected to a number of risks If you allow your children to spend time online, it’s important to know what threats they face so you may deal with them accordingly Here are...

What is Two-Step Verification and do I need it?

If you read our last edition of TekkieNews, explaining what to do if you suspect someone has hacked your online accounts, such as Gmail, Yahoo, Facebook, DropBox and others, you will know that we recommend you enhance account security by setting up...

Mesh Networks: Everything you need to know

Mesh networking is the latest buzz word in technology From Google to DLink, everyone is rolling out “Mesh Network” kits that promise to fix WiFi dead zones MyRepublic, Singtel and StarHub also offer mesh network equipment as part of their...

Tekkie Help – How it all started

Bo and Sarah chatted with Angela Manners, from Vanilla Beige, to share the story of how Tekkie Help began: I have a husband, The Vegetarian, who is quite a technical person Ever since I’ve known him, he’s been tinkering with this device or...

Give your Mac a new lease of life (…even if you think it’s dead!)

A Mac is a sizable investment that you most likely wish to keep running for as long as possible The average lifespan of a Mac is around 4 years but with good care and hardware upgrades and Mac repairs, it can last for many years longer So what can...

Protect your precious memories: 6 ways to store your digital photos correctly!

In the age of affordable DSLRs, phones with cameras and ubiquitous photo-sharing on Facebook and other social networks, we’re taking more photos than ever before However the inherent problem here lies in actually having to manage all of these...