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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Gaming Machine Review

Check out our quick review of a Gaming Machine we built for one of our clients:

Save Your Precious Data!

Who here has had a computer crash and lost data?

Who wants to prevent data loss in case your computer crashes?

I have several backup servers and special software so all your photos, documents, videos, financial docs etc. are automatically duplicated over the internet to my secure servers. It is a no-brainer for businesses, but think of your personal photos and documents? If there is a fire, or someone steals your PC, it is gone for good!

Find out more here:

Unlimited Calls/Text!

New Offer from ACN: $70 unlimited call/text and $100 international credit.

ACN use the Optus network and their office is in Sydney, so awesome coverage and quick Aussie support when you need it!

Get more info:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Who is reading your Emails?

A recent study was able to get many trade secrets of large companies in America. This was done by purchase very similar domain names and waiting for someone to send an email that was slightly misspelled. The results were astonishing! Stock reports, passwords and even employee's personal details were retrieved, all by someone misspelling the recipients email address!

Be weary of the spelling of email addresses, as if you do spell it incorrectly, it may not bounce back to notify you.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

DCN Solutions' Sister Website

We have created a new page dedicated to our webdesign, custom software and hosting. You can see the site at

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New Website:

We have just launched our latest website:!
This site, includes photo galleries, google map and sweet graphics!

Keep your eyes peeled on for the latest in our designs!

Hacker Charged with NBN Attack

A self taught hacker has been charged with hacking the new National Broadband Network. See the full article at

Thursday, July 7, 2011

New "Indestructible" Virus!

Kaspersky has revealed there is a new virus going around called TDL-4. This one is special, in that it is designed to hide in peoples computers without their knowing, and is extremely hard to remove. Infections occur when visiting rogue web sites (usually pornography or pirated content). Be very cautious when visiting a website that you have not gone to before!

See the full article at cnet:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

DCN Solutions: Winner of the 2011 MDBA Awards

DCN Solutions is proud to announce our win of first place in the 2011 Malaga and Districts Business Association award for the category of Professional Services.

This award was won due to our business ethic of absolute honesty, quick response times, and of course our technical expertise in every IT field.

My thanks to our team members, Sarah, Peter and Beau, as this is a great achievement for our team!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Acer Travelmate 5742 on Special!

Get the Acer TravelMate 5742, with a 15.6" screen, Corei5 2.66GHz processor, 4GB of RAM and Win7 Pro! Normally $1299, down to $1099! Only before June 30 2011!!!!

Get more info here!

Monday, May 30, 2011

New to DCN Solutions: Online Backup Service!

DCN Solutions is proud to announce our new off-site back up service! We have a piece of custom software that schedules a backup of your data, compresses and encrypts it, and sends it to several hosting data centres in Perth. By backing up your mission critical files (such as MYOB, Quickbooks, Project Documents etc.) you have peace of mind that your data is safe from hackers and any disaster that might affect your office. For more information, please visit

Virus Alert: Old one still doing the rounds...

A fake virus has been doing the rounds for several years now. It goes under many names, but it incorporates "XP Anti-Virus", or "Vista Anti-Virus" in its name. It pops up repeatedly saying you are infected with many Trojans and other Malware, and prompts you to purchase the full version to remove these threats. All this does is collect your credit card details for unauthorised purchases!

Most anti-virus programs don't detect or remove it, but we have found one piece of software that does: Spyware Blaster! As this fake-virus infects your computer when you visit compromised web sites (via google searches etc.), Spyware Blaster blocks known sites from being accessed! This prevents these type of bugs from being installed at all! The link to Spyware Blaster is on our web site at

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Web Site Update:

The Reef Kitchens web site layout has had a bit of a face lift, with a new light box based photo gallery, 3D page border and basic SEO optimisation!

Does your sight need a face lift? Get in contact with us, we have graphics, programming and SEO specialists awaiting to assist!

Monday, May 23, 2011

New Website:

We have just launched our lastest website:!
This is a fairly simple site, but includes a photo gallery, google map integration, and a full menu!

For more designs, see our re-designed web site at

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Beware of Phone Scams!

In recent months, we have heard of scams where people are called up and told that they have a virus and need to run a scan on their computer. They are then directed to download or run software which actually infects the computer, or they are directed to a web site to download software. Be wary of phone calls like this! Only use trusted anti-virus software, like AVG, Microsoft Security Essentials, McAfee etc.

If you feel that you way have been compromised, contact us as soon as possible! These people may have access to your computer!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Next Generation in Online Business Directories

It has been a busy month for us at DCN Solutions. We have a new technician named Peter helping us out, have several websites in the works and we have started a beta testing campaign on Any suggestions are welcome!

Stay tuned for the launch of our new web site designs at!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

New Website Services!

A while ago we did a website for Jeska Design - We have now updated her website with an online ordering system, new graphics and slide transitions. We made her graphical vision become a reality! Are you a graphic designer, wanting to broaden your horizons and offer web design amongst your services? We can help! Have a look at our other web designs at and our new outsourcing page at!

Friday, March 25, 2011

iPad 2 Has Been Launched!

The apple iPad2 was released in Perth yesterday. Dozens of people queued for hours to get the latest tablet offering from Apple. See the full article here from

Friday, March 11, 2011

New Website:

We have been busy with a new website: This website, although basic, can store thousands of items for sale in the custom eStore database. There is a backend to add new products, and all customer orders are emailed through to the office straight from the website.

For more ideas for your website, check out

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cheap Hosting - Pros and Cons

There are many options for hosting your website, and some companies are offering extremely cheap deals, which include databases, email and even Google adwords coupons. So why stay with an Australian hosting provider? Here are some pros and cons

Overseas hosting is cheaper
More features included in their base products

Delays in access times (traffic has to be routed out of the country, then back in. This is a problem for local customers, especially if your target market is in Australia)
Delays in talking to a real person in your area (some companies setup instant messaging links overseas for technical support)
Downtime due to network outages (since the servers are many links away, there is a greater risk of an outage)

Our hosting packages are run from dedicated servers in Malaga, maintained by local people, working in our timezone. Really it boils down to this: is the sweetness of a cheap price worth the risk of delays and outages?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Solid State Hard Drives Keep Your Files Safer

Solid State hard drives are the latest in the evolution of storage technologies. They will eventually replace hard drive based storage devices currently used in your laptops and desktop computers. They are designed to save information directly on to silicon chips as opposed to magnetically encoding a rotating steel platter. One of the interesting by-products of this move is that Solid State drives can be easily and quickly erased. Older hard drives would take considerably longer to do a low-level format which would permanently erase all data. This has now allowed criminals to erase evidence instead of being caught.

See the full article on the Sydney Morning Herald

Saturday, March 5, 2011

New Processors are Out!

Intel has raised the performance bar again with a new CPU, the Core i7 990X. Its is just slightly faster (about 100 Mhz) than the current top of the line 980X, but with the same price tag. The only catch is that it wont be available for a while in Australia.

Still, stay tuend to the Core i7 section of our website to see when it arrives!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

iPad 2 Coming Soon!!

The new iPad 2 was just released in San Francisco yesterday, boasting a thinner case, 2 cameras, a faster processor and better screen response.

Stay tuned to our blog to see the Perth release date, or submit your interest by emailing us at!

See the full article at

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New Website:

We have yet another new web deisgn, this time for Robert Holl Master Builder. This site includes our easy to edit photo gallery, testimonials and more!

Have a look at our other web designs at!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Recommended Companies

At DCN Solutions, we pride ourselves on excellent service at competitive rates. This business ethic has earned us many loyal customers, who in turn offer great services at fair prices.

Some of these include:

All Boat Business - For everything from boats to tackle and everything in between
Robert Holl Master Builder - Quality homes and extensions
Australian Protection Services - Security and crowd control for any event, any venue
Jeska Design - For everything graphical; logos, flyers business cards - you name it!
Fruit-Express - Get snacks delivered to your office; fruit, milk, coffee and more!
HelpDesk - Training for office software systems and standards compliance
Camera Dynamics - Manufacturer of quality camera jibs, including the Pro-Jib
Mossy's Mini Excavations - Underground cabling installations: in sub divisions or new areas!
Reeves Engineering - Structural steel fabrication for anywhere in WA!
Inflatable Packers International - Manufacturers of high-quality inflatable packers
Shepherd Studio - Photography, Web Design, Graphic Design and much more!
St James Conveyancing - Managing the hassle of buying and selling properties, both commercial and residential!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Microsoft and Google - Someone is Cheating!

Have you tried searching something in Google and then in Bing, just to see if the same results pop up? If you have, there is a bit of a pattern... but not just because the info on the internet is the same: Google claims Microsoft is copying its search results for Bing searches!

See the full article at

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Internet Addresses Have Run Out!

Its official. As of Thursday the 3rd of February, 2011, the world's pool of IP addresses has been allocated. Further to our last story on IPv6 (article here), the roll out is well underway, and we should have a seamless transition from IPv4. Some people may need to upgrade their modems or routers to work with the new protocol, but your ISP should let you know what you need to do.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Virus Alert!

There is a new virus going around called Security Tool 2011. The virus seems to be transmitted by victims clicking on links to websites in emails or web pages. These websites are infected in such a way, that the virus is downloaded in the background, without you knowing. After you are infected, messages pop up suggesting that you have many infections in your system, and that you need to purchase the full suite to remove them. This is a classic fake-alert, designed to get your credit card details.

If you think you have been infected, contact us here, and we will arrange to fix your computer.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Internet Addresses Running Out!

The world's allocation of IP addresses will be exhausted in a matter of weeks. This will mean that Internet Service Providers will need to start sharing addresses, or implement IPv6 protocols.

At the moment, we are running on IPv4 protocols, which allows roughly 4 billion addresses. With the popularity of the Internet in the late 90's and the prevalence of mobile computing devices, all requiring their own unique IP address, the pool of addresses is predicted to run out this year. The long term solution is IPv6, which will allow 3.4*10^38 addresses (that is 34 with 37 zeros after it!)

On June 8, there will be a global test run of the new protocol, to make sure there are no problems before a wide scale implementation.

What do you need to do? When the Australian ISP's go over to IPv6, we will need to upgrade our routers, modems and other Internet connectivity equipment to be able to communicate using the new protocols. Stay tuned to to hear more!

See source article at

Sunday, January 23, 2011

New Processors are Out!

Both Intel and AMD have developed new processors which will both be availbe this quarter. What does this mean for you? If you are in the market for a new computer, and want something faster, wait about 2 months or so. By then, the new processors will be out, meaning the price of "older" models (those in the 6-12 month range) will drop!

Stay tuned to our blog at, or our store at to see the performance specs and prices on the models!!!

(see full article at itwire)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Prevent Data Loss!

Do you backup your data on a regular basis? If not, now is the time to act! External hard drives with hundreds of gigabytes of storage are at an all time low, and an automated backup script can be setup so you don't have to worry about your backups at all.

If you have fallen victim to a hard drive failiure, there is hope via a data recovery. There is a good chance that most of your data is intact if your drive still spins up!

For more information, please visit our website at