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DoctorDave Computer Recycling Event Lawrence

Published on June 10, 2019 By dgreenbaum

The city of Lawrence hasn’t had a Spring electronics recycling event, so we’re creating our own

The Smallest Acts of Kindness ​From Our Clients

Published on June 6, 2019 By dgreenbaum

If you’ve read our reviews on Google, Facebook, or Yelp, you’ll see a phrase over and over again-” they helped us for free over the phone.”  We often help people at no charge over the phone even if they aren’t a client.  We know computer repair is expensive, and if it’s a simple fix, we […]

The Risks of An Old Battery

Published on June 3, 2019 By dgreenbaum

A few weeks ago, a client came in with a computer needing a new battery.  She apparently for quite some time knew it wouldn’t hold a charge, but just lived with it since it was always plugged in.  It wasn’t until the keyboard stopped working; she contacted us. Looking inside, we found this monstrosity.  I […]

Yes, We Still Recommend Backblaze

Published on February 24, 2019 By dgreenbaum

Backblaze has been our preferred automatic safety backup product for years.  Recently they contacted existing customers to let them know the rates would be increasing.  Compared to their competitors who increased rates while decreasing services, or simply went out of business, Backblaze’s price increase is modest. They’ve had the same pricing for 11 years, so that hardly […]

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 […]

Remote Workers Do Better (We Support Remote Workers)

Published on October 28, 2018 By dgreenbaum

M ore and more, businesses are supporting working from home. It used to be a luxury.  Only cushy jobs let you work from home. So-called “real jobs” required you to go into the office.  No more! This article from Stanford Graduate School of Business shows that remote workers have a 13% improvement in performance. The reasons […]

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 […]

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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