Apple Music Starts Today

Apple music starts today 

A couple of points to note of interest:

  • 30 million songs - Do not forget Apple have iTunes
  • The "My Music" section of apple Music combines songs from your existing collections, including previously purchased iTunes tracks , ripped CDs, alongside offerings from the Apple Music library
  • You can try Apple Music for 3 months 
  • The Family Pack will offer 6 subscriptions 
  • You will need to update iTunes for computer access , this update will be able to be downloaded sometime on July 1st but updates for iPhones and iPads are available now 

The following links will answer some of your questions.

Apple Music

Apple Music FAQ: Everything you need to know

Everything You Need To Know About The Apple Music Launch

Apple music iphone

Telstra Air - Launching 30th June - Connect To WIFI Hotspots

Telstra Air

Telstra Air has launched today 

For more information and to sign up go to TelstraAir 

Telstra Air members will have the freedom to get online using their home broadband allowance at thousands of hotspots at payphone sites and retail outlets across Australia.

If you’re one of our several million Telstra home broadband customers with an eligible broadband service, including customers on the NBN, you can become a Telstra Air member at no additional charge provided you have a compatible gateway.

Once you’re a member you will be able to find and automatically log into your nearest Telstra Air hotspot with the touch of a button using our Telstra Air app, also available from next week.

Telstra Air members will be able to connect at 15 million hotspots overseas in 18 countries including the UK, Spain, Brazil, Japan, France and Germany.

Telstra Air members will be able to access their home broadband allowance at hotspots around the world – thanks to an exclusive partnership with world leading Wi-Fi provider Fon meaning that you will be able to connect at 15 million hotspots overseas in 18 countries including the UK, Spain, Brazil, Japan, France and Germany.

If You Own A Samsung Computer You May Want To Read This - Updated


It has been reported that some Samsung computers are disabling Windows Update which as anyone who has listened to me is a recipe for disaster.

Samsung have said they will fix it but it would pay you to read the article from the following link.

Samsung Computers Quietly Disable Windows Update 


Since I wrote this Samsung have acknowledged that they will fix this HOWEVER you will need to go to Samsung updates which a lot of owners never appear to visit.

It would pay all computer owners to check if there are updates done by their manufacturer

Samsung Back Down 

Richard Pascoe On Radio - W/C 22nd June

As we head towards the end of the financial year there were lots of things to talk about this week on radio including:

  • Revenge porn
  • Dial Up Modems 
  • Lost devices should be left to the professionals sometimes 

Here are my radio segments for this week , due to technical glitches at 2 stations not all of my segments are available.

How Do I Run The Malicious Software Removal Tool?

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Every month with Windows updates you may notice update's to the  Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool which Microsoft updates with all their updates on "update Tuesday"

"The Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool checks computers running Windows 7 and 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 for infections by specific, prevalent malicious software—including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom—and helps remove any infection found.

When the detection and removal process is complete, the tool displays a report describing the outcome, including which, if any, malware was detected and removed."

But here is the problem.

It is not in the programs on your computer , so how do you run it?

Here is the answer.

  • Go to the start menu and type run , then a dialogue box will appear and then type MRT.
  • It will then prompt you to do a scan from quick , to a full scan and if you have any doubt you should do the full scan.

A full scan may take a full night so let it run overnight.

Remember this is no substitute for an antivirus program.