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Windows 8.1 Update: A confusing but important upgrade

Windows 8 was Microsoft's attempt to create a touch screen and mobile-friendly operating system. But some think the company went way too far. The 8.1 Update seems to be Microsoft's silent mea culpa to keyboard and mouse-concentric users, but it's more than that.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 07:53am EDT

Tags: Ken Colburn, windows 8.1, windows, Microsoft, computers

Still using XP? 5 things you need to do

Ken Colburn of the Data Doctors outlines steps to take now that Microsoft has retired Windows XP.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 08:26am EDT

Tags: XP, Windows XP, Ken Colburn

Do Android smartphones need malware protection?

Mobile malware is a serious issue and it does exist, however, it's nothing like the risk we face on our computers so it's a lot easier to avoid.

Monday - 04/07/2014, 07:41am EDT

Tags: Ken Colburn, Android, malware

Understanding your home's WiFi router

There is an alphabet soup of wireless routers out there. Ken Colburn of the Data Doctors spells out whether a more expensive one equals more speed.

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 12:22pm EDT

Tags: Ken Colburn, wi-fi

Apple users warned against false sense of security

Data Doctor Ken Colburn says a troubling number of Apple users have not performed security updates, in part because they feel a false sense of safety that Apple devices aren't vulnerable to hackers.

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 06:49am EDT

Tags: Ken Colburn, Apple, Mac, hackers

Warning: Read this before doing taxes in Windows XP

The popular Windows XP operating system is about to be retired. Data Doctor Ken Colburn opines on whether it's stable enough to do taxes on.

Friday - 02/07/2014, 06:50am EST

Tags: Ken Colburn, Windows XP

Data Doctors: Can I remove the Share option in Facebook

Is it possible to remove the Share option in Facebook, so nobody can share your status or photos? Data Doctor Ken Colburn has the answer.

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 07:00am EST

Tags: Ken Colburn, Facebook

Virus victim: I had no choice, I had to pay the ransom

Computer experts are warning about the quickly spreading and vicious malware that locks down files and demands a ransom. A victim of CryptoLocker tells her story.

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 08:27am EST

Tags: Mari Jo Clark, CryptoLocker, malware, Ken Colburn,

Vicious virus locks-down files, demands ransom

Computer experts, including Data Doctor Ken Colburn, are warning about a vicious malware virus that locks a computer's files and demands a ransom for their return.

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 12:25pm EST

Tags: Ken Colburn, CryptoLocker, fedex, UPS, Neal Augenstein

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Google Glass: For better or worse

WTOP just bought Google Glass - the Internet-connected eyewear that everyone is talking about. Now we just have to figure out how it works.

Tuesday - 11/12/2013, 08:07am EST

Tags: Google Glass, Ken Colburn, Neal Augenstein, Joel Oxley

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