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Did Microsoft Upgrade You Without Your Consent?

Published on October 15, 2017 By dgreenbaum

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

Published on October 8, 2017 By dgreenbaum

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 […]

Easy Fixes to Common Safari Problems

Published on September 17, 2017 By dgreenbaum

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?

Published on September 10, 2017 By dgreenbaum

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 […]

Don’t Backup Your Music?

Published on August 20, 2017 By dgreenbaum

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?

Published on August 13, 2017 By dgreenbaum

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 […]

Beware When you Fire Your Computer Repair Person

Published on July 30, 2017 By dgreenbaum

When you fire an employee, you ask for the keys back.  If for some reason they refuse, you hire a locksmith and change the locks.  With computers, it isn’t that easy. A recent story explains what happens when only one person has key passwords.  The entire company was locked out and the employer was forced to […]

Why we Don’t do iPhone Repairs: Another Reason

Published on July 23, 2017 By dgreenbaum

We’ve never done iPhone or other mobile device repairs and probably never will.  There are a ton of reasons, but here’s a new one.  Apple has prevented third parties from repairing the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. This article explains the reasons, but the nutshell is the Apple Retail store needs to configure the phone after […]

Don’t be like Jon Snow, Protect Your Emails like a Khalessi

Published on July 16, 2017 By dgreenbaum

I suspect you’re watching Game of Thrones right now (yes I wrote this in advance).  Fortunately, no major spoilers leaked this time.  There’s a reason for that:  cast and crew had special email protections. No they weren’t dragons and the Night’s Watch had nothing to do with it.  Rather, it was something that those of us […]

Are Laptop Screen Repairs Worth It

Published on July 9, 2017 By dgreenbaum

A common call we get here at DoctorDave Computer Repair is “Can you repair my laptop screen?”  The short answer is yes, the long answer is no.  Yes, we can repair them.  We’re computer repair professionals. However, we don’t recommend screen repairs and here’s why. There’s Usually More Wrong Than the Screen The typical reason […]

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