HOW TO hide your Facebook friends and followers

How to hide your friends and follower lists on Facebook PROTECT YOURSELF, your reputation and your business brand. Reduce the damage from “Facebook Cloning” Facebook cloning of accounts (impersonation) is quite common for users with large followers, business pages and business owners. Scammers clone an account with your name, profile picture, and photos and […]

Apple iPad giveaway (IT NEAR U)

Apple iPad giveaway (IT NEAR U)Congratulations, David! CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER! A brand-new Apple iPad 10.2″ is up for grabs to one lucky person  64GB Storage – WiFi – A13 Bionic chip with Neural Engine the Apple iPad (9th Gen) 10.2″  COMPETITION CLOSED – FOLLOW OUR FACEBOOK AND LINKEDIN PAGES FOR MORE NEWS AND COMPETITIONS! How […]

Struggling with a Computer or Mac issue?

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Struggling with a Windows Computer or Mac issue?  IT NEAR U have skilled IT Consultants to assist you with any Windows computer, Apple Mac, MacBook issue you may be having including network and wifi problems. We work on all types of computers including Windows PC’s, notebooks (laptops), Apple Mac, Mac Mini, MacBook and mobile devices […]

PEBCAK – the weakest link in your IT Security

PEBCAK – the social issues – the #1 reason that businesses get hacked. Well, that and the poor implementation of security, procedures and services. Listen to this article or Read it.

Mac OS Ventura iOS 16 released – new features

Apple macOS Ventura and iOS 16 released New productivity features and improvements So, what’s new? Continuity – Making Apple Devices Work Better Together With iOS 16 and macOS Ventura, you can use your Phone as a WebCam. You can even purchase an iPhone mount to up the quality and resolution of your MacBook or iMac […]

IT NEAR U understands the cloud – Office 365

Nobody understands the cloud! Well, not quite! We do. Call IT NEAR U for experienced IT Cloud Consultants We do understand all the benefits (and weaknesses) of Cloud Computing. We know the pros and cons of each ecosystem. Whether you need assistance getting your iMac, iPhone, or iPad syncing to each other or whether […]

Anti-Virus advice and what we DO NOT recommend

Anti-Virus advice and what we DO NOT recommend If you bought a computer or notebook from a store, chances are it is full of bloatware – software pre-installed by the hardware manufacturer that they hope you will sign up to subscribe to and they will get a commission. They don’t put it on there because […]

Give the best computer support in Wellington and gain great, repeat customers!

Our ethos is to provide best IT support and IT consulting in Wellington. We appear to have succeeded and been rewarded with great, repeat customers using us for their computer support! September Newsletter  As of writing this, we get over 7,000 hits on our Web site EACH and EVERY month. Just google IT Support Wellington […]

Cybersecurity – get the right advice from an IT consultant, not a geek, not a nerd, not a techie

Cybersecurity – get the right advice from an IT consultant, not a geek, not a nerd, not a techie Cyber-security. It’s for IT consultants and more importantly, IT consultants with experience, not generic run-of-the-mill mobile tech companies. It’s not the domain of your local “techies”, geeks or nerds. It’s about management, forensics, analysis of […]

Cheap IT parts are as good as what you paid for them​

Cheap IT parts are only as good as what you paid for them A few years back, when the owner of IT near U owned another successful IT company, he had a customer phone and rave about he had picked up an absolute bargain in China where he had purchased a massive TWO terabytes external […]

How to search for an app easier on an iPhone

HOW TO: search easier and faster on an iPhone Many people bypass the iPhone tutorial as they’re in such a hurry to use their new phone. We have encountered many customers that still don’t know this quick way to search on an iPad or iPhone.

the best computer support company. How are we better?

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How do we give the best IT service to you? It took us a mere eight weeks to shoot to the top of the Google rankings for the “best IT support company in Wellington”. We get over 7000 visits a month to our website. We are growing 50% each month. Why is this? Two main […]

Microsoft 365 offers so much more!

Microsoft 365 – more than desktop apps You needed Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and other desktop apps, so your existing mobile tech support company sold you a Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) subscription or perhaps you were given a three-month trial when you purchased your computer or notebook but it wasn’t explained or demonstrated just […]

Computer running slow? IT guy says “put in an SSD”, uh…not so fast!

Computer running slow? IT guy says an SSD can make it faster! uh, maybe read/listen to this first. You see there are a lot of things changing in IT at the moment and before you spend your hard-earned cash, there are a few things you should know. Installing an SSD is probably the single best […]

1. Do you have backups? 2. Are your backups working? 3. Are you sure?

Do you backup your data? Are you sure your backups work? Listen to this blog: Every time we sit down in front of a new computer, at any client we visit for the first time, we ask: “Do you have backups of your data? Do you do regular backups” Sometimes, we get the strange response: […]

Bitcoin – value in the Greater Fool

Bitcoin and Crypto tokens – value by the Greater Fool Listen to the blog (more info and more nuance) Open a text document. Type a few random letters, heck, go crazy and type about 256. What you have in front of you is probably unique. Congratulations – you’ve created a “digital asset”. Now you just […]

IT consultants & Humour – June 2022

IT Security – and a bit of humour for June 2022 Listen to this blog – click the play button below (which contains more info as well) – scroll down for our “Mouse-in-the-Middle” bit of IT security humour. You don’t want a “geek” or a “technician” to assist with your IT security or business IT […]

IT ignorance – why cheating on Microsoft licensing costs more

IT ignorance – cheating on Microsoft licensing costs you more! Listen to this blog: Some IT companies appear to base their business model on undercutting (in the wrong areas) to get their foot in the door. Ironically, they usually won’t discount their labour fee for fixing the mess caused by giving incorrect advice in the […]

is your data actually backed up?

is your data actually backed up? A client called us recently asking us to set up his new notebook after he had sent his old notebook away under warranty. His previous IT guy had moved out of town. This IT guy had set up a Microsoft OneDrive as a cloud backup and assured him that […]

HOW TO remove BING from EDGE Chromium

HOW TO remove BING as a search engine from EDGE Chromium We briefly discuss the different versions of Windows, and the difference between EDGE and the new EDGE Chromium Web Browser. We also discuss how to remove BING as a search engine. “Using #Microsoft #Bing to search for something is comparable to using a candle in a dark […]

IT Jokes from the Web – May 2022

printers name is Bob marley

IT Humour from the web – May 2022 Found stuck to the office printer: Printer’s Name: Bob Marley Reason: It’s always jammin’ Don’t you worry… bout da ink… cause everything you print… gonna turn out white… If birds “tweeted”…  a classic…

HOW TO use the windows snipping tool

HOW TO use the Windows snip tool

HOW TO use the Windows 11 snipping tool Some people know this, but you’d be surprised how few actually use these two useful examples in Windows to capture screenshots or part of the screen.

Areas that we support – IT near U limited

Aro Valley Berhampore Breaker Bay Brooklyn Churton Park Crofton Downs Glenside Grenada North Happy Valley Hataitai Horokiwi Houghton Bay Island Bay Johnsonville Kaiwharawhara Karori Kelburn Khandallah Kilbirnie Linden Lyall Bay Makara Miramar Mornington Mount Cook Mount Victoria Newlands Newtown Ngaio Ngauranga Northland Ohariu Oriental Bay Owhiro Bay Paparangi Redwood Rongotai Roseneath Seatoun Shelly Bay Tawa […]