Most websites use the http (which stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol) system when you communicate with them. And it works well, with the drawback that all the information to and from your computer flows in clear text – anybody can …

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In the news today, it was announced that Commonwealth Bank is launching an app to allow you to do your banking within Facebook. I haven’t seen the app myself but, on the face of it, my advice is No. N. …

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Microsoft have released a new version of their Office suite – Office 2013. However, before you look in to whether to buy it, it’s worth looking at some of the new licence conditions. Chief amongst one of them is the …

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When I’m providing quotes for servers and systems, I’m often asked why the disks are so expensive. This is frequently accompanied by a statement that they can go down to the local department store and by a multi-terabyte disk for …

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Enigma IT Solutions is proud to support the CERES Community Environment Park. The park is situated in the north of Melbourne, and aims to educate the community in sustainable living. In addition, there’s also a farmer’s market on site and …

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Quick update: My far-more-fashionable-than-I friends over on the ABCs of Style blog are having a discussion about laptop bags. Drop over, introduce yourself, and have your say!

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Recently, a number of high profile organisations (such as LinkedIn, eHarmony, Last.fm, Formspring and others) have reported that their username and password lists have been leaked online. Aside from the normal security risks this has, it also underscores the risks …

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There’s been reports in the last week or so, particularly from the U.S., where job applicants have been asked to provide their Facebook or other social media passwords to prospective employers. My recommendation to all my clients, as with any …

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Nowadays, we’re all concerned about reducing our power usage and carbon footprint. As I’ve previously blogged, faster computers use more power. What you may not realise is that busy computers do as well; most modern computers (laptops especially) are good …

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In the old days, when buying a server, you brought the most powerful you could afford. You need capacity to grow, and you were intending it to last three to five years. So you buy the big box (the whale), …

Sometimes you need a whale, sometimes you need a minnow Read More »

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