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Did Microsoft Upgrade You Without Your Consent?

Posted by on October 15, 2017 at 8:10 pm
windows 10 ati

We advised clients not to upgrade to Windows 10.  Some clients listened, but their computers didn’t.  Microsoft made it confusing and client computers upgraded to Windows 10 accidentally.  If this happened to you, money might be coming back to you. From what I’ve seen, this lawsuit has the best chance of being turned into a class […]

Online Security Systems and Your Home Or Business

Posted by on October 8, 2017 at 8:57 pm
Security Camera

With the expansion of the “Internet of Things” aka IoT, we’re getting lots of requests for security systems from clients.  The price has come way down and we recommend them to everyone. This article has a good explanation of why it’s important for your business to have a security system, but this applies to many […]

How to Block Scammers and Telemarketers on Your iPhone

Posted by on October 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Telemarketing Sales Rep Cubicle

Since Apple introduced iOS 10, they’ve included a way to identify and block annoying calls.  They haven’t advertised this feature well and that’s a shame. If you’re using a newer AT&T iPhone, I recommend their Call Protect app. It blocks calls from even ringing your phone.  I’m using it on my iPhone SE and love […]

Don’t Forget You Can Get iPhone or Android App Refunds

Posted by on September 24, 2017 at 10:41 am
Money

Sometimes you purchase something by mistake or just don’t like it.  You’re not stuck!  Getting refunds is pretty easy, but there’s a time limit.  You can’t decide months later you don’t like an app. For Android apps, you can get an automatic refund if you ask for it within 2 hours. After that, you’ll need […]

Easy Fixes to Common Safari Problems

Posted by on September 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Install and manage Safari extensions on your Mac Apple Support 2017 04 06 17 22 16

If you’re on an Apple Macintosh, you probably use Safari.  One nice feature of Safari is the ability to use extensions. They’re kinda like apps, but specifically for your browser. I don’t use many, but this article highlights some of the more popular ones.  They’re almost always free and fully vetted by Apple so you won’t […]

Action Required for Sunflower Email by 9/25?

Posted by on September 10, 2017 at 9:17 pm

Midco has been sending Lawrence customers some confusing emails about a September 25th deadline.  After chatting with Midco on Facebook, we’ve determined there isn’t much to worry about. What The Warning Says This sounds scary and is terribly confusing **** Subject: ACTION REQUIRED: Your Sunflower.com Contacts and Calendar Items Contact and Calendar Access Changing Soon! We […]

Lessons from Houston: Why You Need Better Backup

Posted by on September 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm

The damage from Hurricane Harvey has been heartbreaking.  Sadly one of the casualties of the flood has been people’s data.  Not just business data like customer lists, orders, and invoices but personal stuff like irreplaceable digital pictures and documents.  While disasters aren’t preventable, data loss is. From online forums and stories I’ve read, many business […]

Alternatives to CrashPlan for OnlineBackups

Posted by on August 27, 2017 at 7:01 pm

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 […]

Don’t Backup Your Music?

Posted by on August 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm
18.04.2009 record store day 9

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. […]

Why Do We Recommend Ad-Blockers?

Posted by on August 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm
My Mac may be infected with malware AAAHH

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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