Archive for August, 2017

Alternatives to CrashPlan for OnlineBackups

August 27, 2017

Earlier this week, CrashPlan announced it was discontinuing its pricing for home users.  Although our primary recommendation for online backup is Backblaze, some of our clients were using CrashPlan.  We suggested CrashPlan to larger families since the family plan backed up ten users for $150 a year.  In my family, we used CrashPlan but will […]

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Don’t Backup Your Music?

August 20, 2017

We’re a firm believer of backing up your computer here at DoctorDave Computer Repair.  We’re finding though people don’t really care about backing up their music.  At first I thought people just weren’t understanding the risks. Now, I realize I’m biased based on my age!  Apparently most people stream music according to this recent report. […]

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Why Do We Recommend Ad-Blockers?

August 13, 2017

Ads have always been part of the Internet. Now, they’re sometimes dangerous rather than just annoying, with malware-laden ads sometimes infecting ad networks.  Just like broadcast TV, ads also help pay for content. Today, these ads are a major source of work for us. It’s time you blocked them Malvertising:  The Problem Malvertising is a […]

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Your Internet Service Provider May Be Lying to You

August 6, 2017

Unless you have municipal broadband (we’re big fans), your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is a for-profit business.  That means sometimes they have an incentive to be dishonest.  Sometimes they even get caught for it. The New York State Attorney General caught Time Warner lying to its customers.  This article explains all the lies they told, […]

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