IOS9 WiFi Assist in update 9.2.1 : A feature you should most probably turn off

Do you have

Think your child is only using WiFi within the house ? If their iPhone is on 9.2.1. then think again.

If you’re the kind of person who routinely uses almost all of the mobile data included in your monthly plan, there’s something you should know about Apple’s latest iPhone software. A new feature called “Wi-Fi Assist”, which is turned on by default, has reportedly been quietly eating through users’ mobile data quota while they thought they were on Wi-Fi.

The Wi-Fi Assist setting can be turned off in the Mobile Data settings screen. This feature is designed to make sure users get a smooth online experience, switching automatically to mobile data to boost your connection speed if your Wi-Fi connection is determined to be too slow.

It’s easy to see how this could be handy if you’re trying to stream audio while walking away from

your house, or browsing the internet in your backyard right at the edge of your Wi-Fi’s range, but it comes with a downside as well.

For those who already use up most of their data plan while out and about, the feature could potentially blow out phone bills across the country, as iPhones pilfer mobile data at home to assist with flaky Wi-Fi speeds. Some users have already taken to social media to complain their mobile data usage has skyrocketed since they upgraded to iOS 9.

Those using the internet on a budget would appear to be at particular risk of bill shock, as in Australia low-cost mobile plans are notoriously stingy with the data allocation, and low-cost home broadband notoriously poor in its consistency.

Thankfully there is an easy fix, and here is how to do it :

Here are the four easy steps to turn off WiFi Assist.

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Of course if you generally find yourself swimming in extra data allocation at the end of each month, or frequently find your phone clutches on to your home Wi-Fi well beyond the point of being useless as you walk down the street, this feature could be a great way to avoid buffering.

Cloud Based Business closes its doors on Customers

 

Cloud services

Cloud Based Business ceases to trade

 

Copy and CudaDrive services to be discontinued.

Barracudas Copy and CudaDrive has provided easy-to-use cloud file services and sharing functionality to millions of users over the past 4+ years. However, as their business focus has shifted, they have had to make the difficult decision to discontinue the Copy and CudaDrive services and allocate those resources elsewhere. For more information on this decision, please view the blog post from Rod Mathews our VP & GM, Storage Business.

We know this comes as disappointing news to our some of our customers, but rest assured that we will do everything we can to take care of each of you in the manner for which Barracuda is known. We are currently migrating those customers effected another cloud storage solution even though we have urged them not to hold their important data totally in the cloud.

If you are on a paid subscription for either Copy or CudaDrive, please keep an eye out in the coming days for an email with more detailed information on your options but if you host your data in another Cloud based service location and are looking at a cost effective alternative then Rockingham IT Solutions have the answer for you !

As resellers of the ioSafe indestructible Fireproof and Waterproof hard drives we have either USB or NAS alternatives where you can maintain your  own data securely without paying monthly ongoing costs.

So call Jon and the team at Rockingham IT Solutions on (08) 6102 2919 to talk more about how we can tailor a system for you and your precious data needs.

Need help with Scheduling Staff hours.

When you have multiple staff the last thing you want to use is pen and paper, especially in todays age of Apps and electronic Gizmo’s……..

“But I’m a small business and I cant afford a Clocking In system like I’ve seen in the films.”

At Rockingham IT Solutions we can tailor a system just for you and the best one we have come across is Time Station.

TimeStation – Attendance & Time Tracking for staff

Description

Turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into a cloud-based time & attendance system.

Using our Fast-Scan technology, employees can punch In & Out in less than a second, and because TimeStation runs in the cloud, there’s no software or servers to maintain. Managers can see who’s in and run time and attendance reports anytime, anywhere.

TimeStation is the perfect solution for small and medium businesses looking to track time and attendance without the usual costs and overhead of traditional systems.

▶ Admin users can :
● Create an account
● Manage Employees
● Print Employee Cards
● Run Time Reports

▶ Features:
● Turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into a contactless Time & Attendance System
● Employees can Punch In & Out in less than a second with our Fast-Scan technology
● Get up and running in minutes, by printing your own employee cards
● Cloud-based solution means there’s no software or hardware to install and maintain
● Off-Line Mode allows employees to Punch In & Out even when there’s no internet connectivity
● Managers have access to a full range of online reports to track attendance and calculate pay
● Employees can punch by PIN when their card is not available
● GPS Location Tagging
● Supports Multiple Locations and Departments
● Department Transfers
● Export data to Excel and other programs
● Support for Manual Time Adjustments

▶ Pricing:
TimeStation App is FREE for organizations with up to 10 employees. Affordable monthly plans available for larger organizations.

Requirements:
iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with camera

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Customer Reviews

Time Station is simply perfect!!
This app is perfect! It’s exactly what any small bussiness, or large bussiness for that matter, needs. The mobile app is great and the web interface is very well designed and easy to use! The reporting function is amazing and very versatile. Employees and departments are fast and easy to set up and can be custom configured for whatever your needs are, with different pay rates for all departments or locations for different employees. The scanner codes are fast and easy to print out and work flawlessly any time someone clocks in. You can even configure it so employees can use someone else’s iPhone to clock in if they need to, and with the GPS feature you know employees are actually at work when they clock in. If I could, I would give this app 10 stars!! Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed!!
At Rockingham IT Solutions we use the Time Station for our Staff Scheduling and have it on display in our shop. Why not come down and see it in action ?

When I Work – Scheduling Overview

Use When I Work to easily schedule and communicate with employees. Send the schedule to staff as a text message. When I Work includes free mobile apps for iPhone and Android. Also included is 2-way text messaging which allows employees to accept open shifts and request their schedule via text message. Activate Attendance and let your employees use the mobile time clock to punch in from their smart phones or set up an iPad as a terminal. Easily see which location your employees clock in from on the map and after you review the time sheets, you can finalize them with the click of a button.

Specifications

Intended Users
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Small Business
Devices Supported
Android, iPhone-iPad, Linux, Mac, Windows, Web-based, Mobile Web App
Supported Countries
Australia, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English
Support Options
FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials
Categories
 Scheduling Software – Workforce Management Software – Employee Scheduling Software

Benefits

Almost everything you can do in the web app, you can do on your smart phone or iPad, allowing When I Work to fit into your life so you aren’t tied down to your desk.

AVG – How to Install / Configure and run Free Virus Software

AVG Free Anti Virus Software

AVG Free Anti Virus Software

 

 

 If NOT INSTALLED

Download AVGfree From

> http://free.avg.com/au-en/homepage

> Free Download [ AVG AntiVirus FREE 2015] as FREE TRIAL will expire within 1 Month

 

 

INSTALLED

Ensure Virus Definition Data Base is up to Date by Selecting From OPTIONS>UPDATE

Data Base is Updated when AVG  Panel (MIDDLE RIGHT) Says [Protection is Up-To-Date]

Then Select SCAN NOW to Begin Scanning For Virus(s) on Your System

Once Scan Is Complete You Will Be Presented With a Results Page

If Virus(s) are detected

>Click on View Detections to Check That All Detected Virus(s) Have Been Removed

(SECURED) indicates the Virus Was Removed

 

If No Virus(s) Found AVG will State No Threats Detected

 

It is now Ok to Close AVG

(PLEASE NOTE THAT NO VIRUS /MALWARE REMOVER)

is 100% Guaranteed As  Hackers are constantly Trying to Find New Ways Into

Unsuspecting Customer’s Computer

 

We Do Recommend Purchasing FULL version of software If You Have Any Doubts

*AT THIS TIME *  AVG 2015 * is Recommended

As a Medium Level Cleaning Solution

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Have you ever wanted …….

 

We convert your media onto DVD to preserve it

All Media Transfers

Do you have old media knocking around in a shoe box ?

Would you love to have it digitally converted so you can view it again ?

If you answered YES to both these questions then drop them into our shop on Dixon Rd or call (08) )6102 2919 and we will sort them out for you.

 To read more about this service head over to VHS to DVD page