Smart Locks and Safety

Posted by on March 23, 2018 at 7:53 pm

One hot gift for the 2017 holiday season was internet-enabled locks, often referred to as Smart Locks.  I have these both in my home or office.  When I tell clients I have one, they often express security concerns.  They’re legitimate but easily minimized. This blog post does a good job of explaining the security while […]

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 […]

What is Ransomware?

Posted by on May 14, 2017 at 9:59 pm
System Lock

You might have heard in the news about companies getting hit with “ransomware”.  In particular medical offices like chiropractors and psychologists are major targets.  We see the same thing with our Lawrence, Topeka and Kansas City computer repair clients. The nutshell is your computer gets some kind of virus.  Instead of just messing up your […]

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

Posted by on April 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm
gmail mailbox

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 […]

How to win a free iTunes Gift Card from DoctorDave Computer Repair

Posted by on January 9, 2014 at 11:54 am

  We want to spread the word about being Lawrence’s Apple Certified Support Professional providing onsite service for small businesses and residential customers as well as convenient scheduled drop-off service at our office. The market has changed and many of our competitors have changed focus or simply left the market. We’ve been doing this in […]

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday DoctorDave SALE

Posted by on November 28, 2013 at 9:00 pm

I never thought shopping for the holidays would be controversial and political, but it seems this year everyone has an opinion on whether stores should open on Thanksgiving and when shopping should begin. I’m spending the day with family and I generally avoid shopping Black Friday, but that being said I’m always one to join […]

Save money on Microsoft and other software year round

Posted by on December 18, 2011 at 8:11 pm
Save money on Microsoft and other software

As you go about purchasing a new computer this holiday season, if you are affiliated with KU (or many other educational institutions) you can purchase copies of Microsoft products such as the FULL version of Microsoft Office 2010, Windows 7 Ultimate (and upgrade from Home Premium) for as low as $9.95. Not only that, but […]

DoctorDave is a Foursquare Superuser

Posted by on August 28, 2011 at 8:12 pm
IRL @Foursquare "mayor" badges i made for my team at work.

Yes it’s true. I’m a Superuser on Foursquare. While I can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound, what I can do is edit and fix problems for venues on Foursquare. I’ve done this for many places in Lawrence because I understand the importance of social media to small businesses. I actually had to apply […]

Business Lessons Dad taught me: Always be selling

Posted by on June 22, 2011 at 6:25 pm

As a salesman, he was always selling. Twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. I’m no salesman but any stretch of the imagination, but I realize the importance of brand and brand image. This was his excuse for wearing very expensive suits and ties and always having manicured nails. […]

Fourth Day of Christmas: Slingbox

Posted by on December 17, 2010 at 4:16 am

A slingbox is just so amazingly cool. While devices like DVRs and TiVos allow you to record something and watch it later, you generally have to be home to watch it. When a major sporting event is on, you have to wait until you get home to watch it. What if you could watch it […]

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