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Richard Pascoe - Adelaide Tech Guy - Concerned about your WiFi speed?

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On This Week In Technology - May 2001

  • Apple Computer opens the first two locations of their new retail stores in McLean, Virginia and Washington, D.C. In the first weekend of opening, the stores will attract 7,700 shoppers and will sell a combined $599,000. While ridiculed by many technology “experts” at the time, the Apple Stores have been insanely successful and was one of the key reasons for Apple’s resurgence in the 2000’s.
  • Per square foot they are the most successful retailer in the world

Still have a Yahoo account – whats Oath got to do with it

  • Oath own Yahoo
  • Oath can “analyze your content and other information (including emails, instant messages, posts photos, attachments, and other communications),” and it singles out messaging from financial institutions, saying that it “may analyze user content around certain interactions with financial institutions.”
  • Stop using Yahoo – get a Gmail account instead

Concerned about your WiFi speed

  • Test with speedtest.net & fast.com
  • Don’t Do the Test Only Once
  • Don’t Test at the Wrong Time of Day – after the children come home from school – Sunday night when everyone
  • Don’t Do the Test in the Wrong Place – do it in the same room as the router not at the other end of the house
  • But test your internet speed in the correct way by using an Ethernet cable to connect to your router
  • Make sure you do not have other devices using the internet at the same time
  • Before you test reboot your computer

I received a message saying I should update / use Adobe Flash – what should I do

  • Ignore it
  • You should not be using Adobe Flash and Windows or Mac you may find these are fake messages encouraging you to download it which may infect your computer
  • Adobe Flash is disabled in most browsers

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