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Why you should have multiple email addresses

Posted by on March 9, 2014 at 8:15 pm
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I’ve wrtten before about the importance of not using your ISP’s email address such as “sunflower.com” or “swbell.net” primarily because if you cancel your account with them, you can’t keep your email address. With services such as Gmail, Yahoo and Outlook.com, you can have multiple email addresses at no charge and not be tied to [...]

How Dave Greenbaum accidentally (?) stole Dave Greenbaum’s identity

Posted by on February 2, 2014 at 5:50 pm

My Monday was fairly typical and uneventful until I received an email from MetLife saying first that my account password was changed and then a few minutes later my email address was changed. That certainly wasn’t me! I thought this was probably a phishing attempt, but there actually weren’t any links in the email and [...]

Why your ISP may be giving your computer popups and ads

Posted by on January 26, 2014 at 8:01 pm

Here at DoctorDave Computer Repair in Lawrence, KS we have gotten dozens of calls from people being redirected to sites they never intended to visit – like trying to buy a Dell computer and getting sent to HP instead. Typically it’s a virus put there by someone trying to make money off the ads. However, [...]

Backup checkups and Peace of Mind for only $25

Posted by on January 20, 2014 at 11:10 am

Our clients know we are a big believer in backups and we’ve got a great deal going to start the new year out right. Whether it’s photos, emails, contacts, financial data, movies, music or plain old word processing items, the reason you use a computer often is to store stuff, and no hard drive lasts [...]

Positive reviews and gaming the system: statistics and lawsuits

Posted by on January 12, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Getting a positive review on Yelp or Google ranslates directly to sales for most businesses and this seems rather obvious…. but this infographic puts Yelp into exact numbers   Lots of interesting statistics here but the ones that really struck me were 87% of small businesses don’t actively use review sites and 22% don’t even [...]

Cryptolocker: the most dangerous virus ever created (not a hoax)

Posted by on January 5, 2014 at 6:07 pm
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Although we haven’t had a client yet with this virus, it’s the scariest and most damaging virus I’ve encountered in my entire professional career and I’ve been there since the beginning http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/winvir.shtml This article explains how it works and a a more detailed explanation here but basically you download the virus via an attachement or [...]

Searching for Tech Support in the wrong way can cause your computer harm

Posted by on December 29, 2013 at 8:15 pm

In the past several month’s we’ve seen a rather interesting phenomenon with clients. I previously wrote about the fact that someone pretends to call saying they are Microsoft and attempts to take control of your computer. Hopefully you won’t fall for this scam because you are an active reader of my blog. However, what if [...]

Tablet Tuesday: Living in the Cloud and loving it with my #inteltablets

Posted by on December 17, 2013 at 8:21 pm

  As I am often called a “Apple fanboy” and was there on day one so it’s suprising to see me around town with a Android based Intel tablet instead of my trusty iPad. I was fearful at first that I wouldn’t have access to critical stuff, but it’s really been a breeze due to [...]

Best way to make sure Christmas morning is perfect: Santa Service 2013

Posted by on December 15, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Christmas Cat sez.. Originally uploaded by bnilsen Putting tech items under the tree this year? Great! But are you also giving the gift of frustration at no additional charge? Around this time of year, we get lots of questions about what this year’s best tech gifts might be. Of course the most popular this year [...]

Save 10% on Computer Repair and Helpout Just Food

Posted by on December 13, 2013 at 4:00 am

As many readers know, Lawrence Giveback is being discontinued (you have until January 21st to redeem credits). Even thought we left the program earlier in the year we are giving more back to the community then ever. While discussing Giveback’s demise, I was discussing needs in the community – especially this time of year – [...]

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