Author Archives: Bryce Whitty

About Bryce Whitty

Bryce is an Australian computer technician and the founder of Technibble. He started his computer repair business when he was 17 years old and is still running it 9 years later. He is an avid traveller and spends at least a month of the year in another country.

New Virus Targets AMD Processors

Laharl ex spotted this one for us: Researchers at Symantec have discovered a proof of concept virus that targets a systems processor rather than its operating system. There are currently two versions of this virus, one targets the 32 bit version and the other targets the 64 bit version proccessors …

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Intel Fixes its Leaky PROSet Wireless Software

On Monday, 28th of August, Intel released a fix for its “PROSet Config” software which had a memory leak which would slowly use more and more of a computers available memory.

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Geek Squad Marketing: Why they get more clients than you.

The Geek Squad is something most computer technicians have seen or heard about at some point even if you are outside the US. In this article I will be talking about their beginnings and their highly effective marketing that make people view them as mini-celebrities instead of just computer technicians.

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Tech Support Stories

At some point in a computer tech support persons career they will come across a really stupid or annoying client. Here are two great sites that I know of with funny/annoying stories from computer tech support.

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Sophos releases rootkit detection tool for free

Sophos has released an Anti rootkit detection tool which will detect and remove known and unknown rootkits. For those of you who do not know what a rootkit is, a rootkit is a term used a trojan which is used to hide a malicious object such as a file, process, …

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Hardware Reviews: 24th August

Apack ZeroTherm BTF90 Intel Duo Core / AMD AM2 Processor Cooler Review @ Tweaknews.net“I’ll have to admit that when I first took the ZEROtherm BTF-90 out of its box, I was a little apprehensive. This being the first offering from a company I was unfamiliar with, I feared that I …

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Stolen Laptops, Exposed Data and Identity Theft

According to the FBI, laptop theft is the second most common computer crime and less than 2 percent of those stolen laptops are ever recovered. Four in five (81%) of US firms have had at least one laptop stolen containing sensitive information according to a recent study.

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Why Dell laptop batteries explode

As many of you have seen in the news. Dell has had a massive recall of certain types of batteries in their laptops due to the possibility of them exploding. This article explains how something like a laptop battery actually explodes. Read More…

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Microsoft Makes Patch that Fixes another Patch in IE

Microsoft released a patch for a previous Internet Explorer patch on Thursday. On the 8th of Augist Microsoft rolled out the MS06-042 patch for Internet Explorer which unwittingly introduced new security problems for users running IE6 SP1 for Windows XP SP1 and all versions of Windows 2000. Users on XP …

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Self Employment, Salary Jobs and Job Security

This is something I have been thinking about for a few months now since Australia has recently changed its employment laws. Who has better job security? someone who is self employed or someone in a salary job?

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