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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 […]

The Painful Switch from Sunflower to Midco in Lawrence

Published on July 2, 2017 By dgreenbaum

As many people found out in Lawrence, KS this week, our cable company switched again.  The company originally known as Sunflower Broadband was transferred to Midco at midnight on June 28th.  We were ready for the switch and were able to help dozens of clients get back on track.  We have some tips if you’re […]

We’re The Best of Lawrence For Computer Repair!

Published on June 25, 2017 By dgreenbaum

Last week I got quite a thrill!  Our company, DoctorDave Computer Repair, won the Best of Lawrence contest.  From the pictures people took of me there, I was pretty excited.  Here’s me in the more calm state. Many people were surprised I was excited.  After all, I was opposed to the contest last year.  Things […]

Warning: A New Apple Tech Support Scam

Published on June 18, 2017 By dgreenbaum

We’ve gotten a few calls about a nasty and vile scam hitting our Lawrence computer repair clients.  It starts with a warning about an iCloud hack. These seem to be in the news all the time.  If it isn’t Apple getting hacked, it’s someone else.  The call is an automated warning to call a specific […]

Should You Use Your Fingerprint to Unlock Your Phone

Published on June 11, 2017 By dgreenbaum

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. […]

Apple Store Techs May Have No Experience Fixing Macs?

Published on May 21, 2017 By dgreenbaum

You’d think the Apple store would hire the best and brightest computer repair technicians.  Due to how busy they are, they’re cutting back on training. It used to be Apple technicians would get some hands-on experience fixing Macs before touching your system.  If this story is true, your Mac might be the first one they’ve touched. […]

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