Commentary

Should You Use Your Fingerprint to Unlock Your Phone

Posted by on June 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm
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I was a little late to the fingerprint unlocking game.  Due to my extreme iPhone case, the fingerprint unlock didn’t work.  I love it, but I’m inclined to turn the feature off. While you can’t be compelled to give up your password due to the Fifth Amendment, you could be compelled to give your fingerprint. […]

Stop Waiting for Google Fiber, Support Municipal Broadband

Posted by on June 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm
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We’ve been a big supporter of local government providing internet. While Google Fiber is great, they’re already cutting back expansion and even cancelling appointments in Kansas City.  Just like trash and water or even the library, the city should be providing internet. Unfortunately, some legislatures like Virginia are trying to block these efforts.  The rationale that […]

Customer Privacy Again in the News

Posted by on May 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm
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Apple should be ashamed of itself; recently employees were caught stealing photos from client systems.  I don’t think companies like Apple quite understand the intimate and personal nature of the information they’re entrusted with. I’ve written about our strict privacy policy, but it’s worth mentioning again.  We realize people’s entire lives are stored on their […]

Your Privacy and Computer Repair

Posted by on April 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm
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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 […]

Should You Worry About the Repeal of FCC Privacy Protections?

Posted by on April 2, 2017 at 9:00 pm
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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 […]

Come Join the Best of Lawrence Fun This Year

Posted by on February 6, 2017 at 3:46 pm
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We’re excited to support the Best of Lawrence contest this year, and in particular the computer repair category.  Last year, we had some huge concerns about the contest. Those concerns were met with resistance and profanity (I had to delete some comments!)  This year, not only were we listened to, but the Lawrence Journal-World created a […]

We Help Contribute to The Sales Tax Numbers

Posted by on January 29, 2017 at 8:02 pm
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The Journal-World recently that Lawrence had the “best tax growth in the state.”  While much of this was due to construction, I’m glad we played a small part in that. I’m proud to say we collect sales tax on behalf of the state. Not every business, especially in the computer repair industry, does that. We’re […]

Why You Shouldn’t Vote Us (Or Anyone Else) “Best of Lawrence”

Posted by on February 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm

UPDATE:  See our support and the changes for the 2017 voting.  We’re glad the Lawrence Journal World listened to our concerns and revamped the program for 2017. Voting and elections seem like a simple process.  The person with the most votes wins.  It doesn’t always work that way as we know.  The “Best of Lawrence” […]

Why hasn’t Dave been blogging?

Posted by on April 27, 2014 at 9:04 pm

In case you haven’t noticed, I haven’t been writing as much here and will be taking a short leave from blogging on this site. We’ve got some good reasons for that and some minor changes to tell you about. Read on! Goodbye and Hello Again to our Technicians We had to say goodbye, at least […]

Amazing business lessons for Planet Comicon

Posted by on March 17, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Yesterday I attened the Kansas City ComicCon: Planet Comicon. I’m a total geek, this is well established. Right now my top passion is Doctor Who whom influenced the naming of the company and about half my wardrobe right now. If you haven’t been to a Comicon, I highly recommend it. You pay $35 to essentially […]

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