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Windows 7 Computers Are Set to Expire

Published on January 12, 2019 By dgreenbaum

Everything comes with an expiration date,  even bottled water! If you are running a computer with Windows 7, your computer will have severe problems on January 14th, 2020.  On that date, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7. What Does That Mean? Microsoft did this with Windows XP back in 2009 and Vista in 2017.  After […]

Last Minute Holiday Gifts From DoctorDave

Published on December 23, 2018 By dgreenbaum

It’s a few days before Christmas, and you need an excellent holiday gift.  We’ve got a few popular ones. DoctorDave Gift Certificates It may not be the most exciting of gifts I know.  After all, who gives gift certificates to a medical doctor?  While we do computer repair as the main focus, we’re more into […]

Secret Santa Service, Last Minute Holiday Gifts

Published on December 18, 2018 By dgreenbaum

Every year here at DcotorDave Computer Repair in Lawrence and Kansas City we offer our exclusive “Santa” service. Technology gifts for the holidays are great, but the problem is they need to be set up.  They’re more complex than the standard disclaimers of “some assembly required” and “batteries not included.”  Take for example the average […]

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Special: Pre-Payment Discount and Free Gift

Published on November 22, 2018 By dgreenbaum

Since we’re not a retail shop, it’s harder for us to participate in the fun of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. It might be harder, but we’re still doing it.  Here’s’ some deals we have for you:       Pre-Payment Discount Our normal rate is $90 an hour, but we’re selling […]

Interesting Idea for an Old Computer

Published on November 11, 2018 By dgreenbaum

When you get a new computer, you might wonder what to do with the old one, especially if it works.  We work with Connecting For Good in Kansas City to help refurbish and distribute these computers to needy families.  However, there are some other uses. My colleagues at Lifehacker had some interesting ideas.  The one […]

Has Your Password Been Stolen?

Published on November 4, 2018 By dgreenbaum

With all the recent and continuing breaches, one thing we learned is you can’t rely on a company to tell you.  Breaches are reported months and sometimes years later. If you’d like to check if yours was stolen, the website “Have I been pwned” helps.  All you do is put in your username or email […]

Which is More Secure? Your Phone or Laptop

Published on October 21, 2018 By dgreenbaum

With many people having both a smartphone and laptop synced, you’d think people would secure them equally.  In reality, it seems people are more worried about their phone rather than their laptop (or desktop).  That’s a big mistake. This article has some interesting facts!  The ones that stood out to me are related to leaving […]

Is Your PC Dirty Inside?

Published on October 14, 2018 By dgreenbaum

We see all kinds of computers here.  Inside, most of them are dirty.  Some are pretty wild inside.  Most of the time it’s not the client’s fault. There’s a fun subreddit where people post pics of dusty computers.  I’ve never posted there, but I’ve thought about it.  Computers have cooling fans and sit on the […]

Use Chrome? Don’t Settle for a Boring Chrome Start Page!

Published on October 7, 2018 By dgreenbaum

Many clients use Google’s Chrome browser on a PC and a Mac.  It’s fast and reliable, but it’s also highly customizable. This blog post gives you some easy ideas of how to change your start page.  My favorite though is New Tab Motivation by The Mindful Tech Labs.  They also make chatbots for Facebook, so there’s no […]

Have a Landline; You’re in the Minority!

Published on September 30, 2018 By dgreenbaum

Back in 2016, we crossed a major threshold in technology.  A majority of US Households use mobile phones and don’t have landlines. It makes sense as mobile phones become a necessity.  Why use a phone that ties you to one location? If you still have a landline, there’s probably a few reasons.  First, you might be […]

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