The Best IT Service Company in Wellington

the very best IT Service Experience in Wellington and Surrounding Areas: IT NEAR U

However, for IT NEAR U, being the best IT Service Company in the Greater Wellington Region is not just a claim – it’s a reality. How? Unlike our competitors, we understand the true meaning of “Service” in IT Service. It’s in the very description of what we do as an IT Company! 

PSA: Latest Scams (a Video) 001

IT NEAR U, the Computer Company near you SCAMS to be on the look-out for in New Zealand IT NEAR U: Keeping you up to date with the latest #Cybersecurity for your Home and Business

PSA: List of SPAM and SCAM New Zealand SMS / Text Numbers

Help with bank hacks | IT NEAR U

PSA: List of SPAM and SCAM New Zealand SMS / Text Numbers A list of New Zealand numbers used for sending SCAMS to users With so many scams being reported to us, being sent to us, we’ve decided to make a list. Note that the internet URL links have been modified to prevent users from […]

PSA: SMS / Text SCAM ALERT

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCMENT (PSA) SCAM TEXT/SMS READS: From mobile number: +64 22 019 8275 to a 2Degrees mobile number BNZ: Payment request for 2500.00 to MR J OLOWOYO has been made on your account. If this was NOT you, please visit: WEBSITE-ADDRESS REMOVED   Full text in the image below.  DO NOT visit or click […]

Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and the Over-Hyped Trends of Our Times

Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and the Over-Hyped Trends of Our Times The promise of the “next big thing” has consistently captivated the world of technology and finance, often leading to frenzied hype and speculation. New technologies are frequently touted as revolutionary tools set to reshape our lives, solve complex problems, and offer staggering wealth. While some […]

Protecting Your Children with Smart Cybersecurity: How IT NEAR U Empowers Parents

Protecting Your Children with Smart Cybersecurity: How ‘IT NEAR U’ Empowers Parents Parents today are presented with a unique challenge that previous generations never encountered: securing their children’s online activities. In the digital age, children are exposed to the internet at increasingly younger ages. While this access can provide a vast pool of educational resources […]

Unveiling the Truth: Are VPNs Really Worth Your Money?

Unveiling the Truth: Are VPNs Really Worth Your Money? In the realm of digital security, Virtual Private Networks (VPN) have become a popular tool for users seeking to protect their online privacy and secure their internet connection. With an array of flashy advertising campaigns and a surge in cybersecurity concerns, many individuals and businesses have […]

Debunking the Myths – Are Password Managers Really Worth the Money?

Debunking the Myths: Password Managers Are They Really Worth the Money? There’s a lot of buzz in the digital security world these days about password managers. These tools are lauded as must-haves to secure our online information and simplify the login process. However, with many password managers requiring a monthly or yearly subscription, some question […]

AI on drugs! HALLUCINATION demonstrated | IT NEAR U

AI on drugs! A video demonstrating Hallucination of AI systems IT NEAR U offers expert advice and insights on IT for your home and business. This is a short video demonstrating how Artificial “Intelligence” simply makes things up (dreams/hallucinates) when it doesn’t know anything and doesn’t always make you immediately aware that facts are incorrect […]

PSA – sms text scam – BNZ Your account access has temporarily been removed

PSA – sms text scam – BNZ Your account access has temporarily been removed mobile number that this was sent from +61448608143 Scammer’s text reads: BNZ: Your account access has temporarily been removed, this is due to some unusual activity. Recover your account at https://scam-link-address DO NOT CLICK THE LINK in the text message, nor are you to type […]

PSA – sms text scam – Please complete the processing of this order

PSA – sms text scam – Please complete the processing of this order within today mobile number that this was sent from +61412920875 Scammer’s text reads: Please complete the processing of this order within today:https://scam-link-address DO NOT CLICK THE LINK in the text message, nor are you to type it into any web browser. It’s a scam. […]

PSA – sms text scam – It has been verified that your toll has not been paid.

PSA – sms text scam – It has been verified that your toll has not been paid. mobile number that this was sent from +61435181076 Scammer’s text reads: It has been verified that your toll has not been paid. In order to avoid being blacklisted, please deal with it as soon as possible. https://scam-link-address DO […]

Maximizing Your Productivity and Security: Top 5 Tips for Windows 11

Maximizing Your Productivity and Security: Top 5 Tips for Windows 11 Windows 11 is the latest operating system from Microsoft, and it comes with a host of new features and improvements that make it a must-have for anyone using a PC. Whether you’re upgrading from Windows 10 or switching from a different platform, here are […]

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 https://youtu.be/zUsu9iNVzG0 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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…

Windows 11 is here. Yes, it’s better than Windows 10. Upgrade!

Windows 11 is here. Yes, it’s better than Windows 10. Upgrade! Windows 7 support officially ended in January 2020. Windows 10 was offered as a free upgrade to anyone who had a legal, licensed version of Windows 7. Windows 10 has had about 10 different versions, each released about every six months, and the first […]

what smartphone should I buy?

what smartphone should I get to work best with my PC? If you’re running a Macbook or iMac, and all your photos are on iCloud, pretty much the best choice is to get an iPad if you’re looking for a tablet or an iPhone if you’re looking for a phone. Apple’s products work better the […]