Archive for April, 2017

Your Privacy and Computer Repair

April 30, 2017

When we do computer repair, we see all sorts of personal stuff. It’s not just your Facebook profiles and bank accounts.  We can see your browsing habits, who else you know, every password.  It’s everything that’s on your phone and more.  We take that responsibility seriously, some providers don’t Recently, national news outlets have covered […]

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Use Gmail? Your Computer May Be Too Old to Use It

April 23, 2017

If you’re a Gmail user and you’re using an older computer, you might need to switch.  Gmail won’t work properly in Windows XP and Vista. Windows XP and Vista are no longer supported by Microsoft.  That means that it’s ripe to be attacked by hackers.  They can lock you out of your computer or steal […]

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Repair or replace an old computer?

April 16, 2017

Although we do a ton of computer repair in Lawrence, you’d be surprised how often we turn away computers.  Sometimes it’s just not worth repairing!  I hate to talk myself out of work, but sometimes it’s the right thing to do. After Three Years, Trouble Starts After doing this for almost 30 years now, I’ve […]

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Don’t Trust Free Diagnostics Scans (Except Ours on Fridays)

April 9, 2017

We’ve been offering Free Friday diagnostics at our Lawrence computer repair office. Our motivation for was to prevent our clients from getting taken in by scams.  Recently, a TV news station caught Office Depot using their repair service to scam customers.  These free scams take different forms, but they’re all out to get your money. […]

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Should You Worry About the Repeal of FCC Privacy Protections?

April 2, 2017

This past week, lots of clients in Lawrence have asked DoctorDave Computer Repair about the privacy of their internet connection.  They’re asking if they should get a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or another  method of protection. Our short answer is “not much has changed”, but we’re always for privacy. When you cut through the ad-selling […]

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