Clean out your Computer Day 12 February 2018

The second Monday in February is ‘Clean out your computer day’. I am not sure who made up this day, but it’s not a bad idea to tidy up your computer at least once a year.

If your computer is progressively running slower and slower, a clean-up may help.

How do you store your important files? On your desktop? In folders on your hard drive? Do you backup? Do you backup to an external drive or the cloud? Now is a great time to think about how you’re backing up those important documents and photos, and if you’re not – why not implement this as part of your efforts this Clean out your Computer Day. Continue reading

Printer cartridges diverted from landfill

Our team at Gee Bees Media would like to congratulate our customers and the broader community for their ongoing commitment and effort to divert printer cartridges from landfill.

In the last three months (1/10/2017-31/12/2017), we collected 22.04kg of used cartridges for Close the Loop & Cartridges 4 Planet Ark.

Every time we fill a collection bin at Gee Bees Media, our telecommunications manager Michael Pender packs it and ships it to the recycling centre.

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New iPhone, New Apple Watch, New Apple TV Announced Today

New Apple Products Announced including new iPhone

This morning Apple held its September keynote address, announcing new products including the anticipated iPhone releases, Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K.

The event, the first held in the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple’s new Californian campus Apple Park, started with much fanfare, The Beatles’ All You Need is Love playing while video footage of the amazing new circular building was shown. Apple CEO Tim Cook then provided a moving tribute to the late Steve Jobs.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

The most anticipated announcement today was the new mobile phone line-up. Today saw the announcement of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which are available for pre-orders from 15 September and available from 22 September.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Pre-Orders

Preorders have just opened for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

You can get your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on launch day by pre-ordering with Gee Bees Media now. Telecommunications Manager Michael Pender says that there will be a lot of interest in the new Samsung release.

“The Note 8 is a much-awaited release from Samsung given the disaster of the Note 7 recall in 2016,” he said.

The Note 8 has a massive 6.3-inch AMOLED screen. The screen is an ‘infinity display’ which provides a true edge-to-edge display.

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Google Home Available Now

Gee Bees Media has been fielding a few enquiries about Google’s new product Google Home, which has finally hit the Australian market.

Google often leads the pack when it comes to innovation and the release of Google Home is no different. Google Home is powered by Google Assistant. You can ask it questions that you might normally type into the Google Search engine and you can also ask it to check your Gmail calendar and emails using simple voice commands. You just start by saying ‘ok Google’ to get answers from Google. Continue reading

NBN is now live in Camperdown

Residents in Camperdown can now get connected to fast internet via the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Outlying areas around Camperdown have been able to access the NBN using satellite and fixed wireless technology for some time. Now township residents can now also get connected to the broadband network, using Fibre to the Node (FTTN) technology.

With Fibre to the Node, fibre optic cables deliver superfast internet to green boxes in streets around the town, which are called nodes. The existing copper line network delivers the service to the home or business. Continue reading