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Data Doctors: Decoding Wi-Fi router tech specs Data Doctors: Decoding Wi-Fi router tech specs 01/21/2022 07:09pm • Q: I’m shopping for a new Wi-Fi router and want to understand what all the numbers and letters mean. A: Shopping for a Wi-Fi router can be one of the most confusing experiences until you can decode all those numbers and letters. Wi-Fi generations The first thing to understand is which generat Data Doctors: Using dropped pins in Google Maps Data Doctors: Using dropped pins in Google Maps 01/14/2022 04:32pm • Q: What can I do to make dropped pins more accurate in Google Maps? A: Dropped pins -- which is done by pressing on any point in a map view -- are very helpful for locations that don’t have a physical address, such as a remote hiking area or in regions of the world that don’t have physical ad Data Doctors: Cox to Gmail migration tips Data Doctors: Cox to Gmail migration tips 01/07/2022 06:18pm • Q: I’m trying to switch from a Cox email address that always seems to have some sort of issue to a Gmail account and need help figuring out how to get all my contacts to make the change on their end, too. A: It’s been obvious for a couple of years that Cox isn’t really interested in being a Data Doctors Column: Comparing private search engines Data Doctors Column: Comparing private search engines 12/24/2021 11:17pm • Q: Which private search engine is better, Startpage or DuckDuckGo? A: Search engines are an essential navigation tool for the endless number of websites on the Internet, which is the main reason Google has become one of the titans of tech. Google’s search engine is considered the most powerf Data Docs: What you need to do about the Log4j threat Data Docs: What you need to do about the Log4j threat 12/17/2021 02:56pm • Q: What should I be doing about the Log4j vulnerability? A: In what is considered one of the most widespread and dangerous vulnerabilities to be discovered in a very long time, the Log4j problem is going to be a threat that will likely linger for a long time. The reason this discovery is consi Data Doctors: Tips for learning keyboard shortcuts Data Doctors: Tips for learning keyboard shortcuts 12/10/2021 04:15pm • Q: I’ve been a Mac user for a long time, but have to use Windows for my new job, which makes it confusing when I try to use shortcuts. A: Operating on both the Windows and Mac platforms on a regular basis has become a lot more common and for those that use a lot of keyboard shortcuts can be a b Data Doctors: SMART computer checkup Data Doctors: SMART computer checkup 12/04/2021 04:04am • Q: What exactly does SMART do on my computer? A: There’s an old saying, “There are only two kinds of hard drives: those that have failed and those that are going to fail." This is especially poignant when it comes to older magnetic hard drives because the mechanical nature of the device in Data Doctors: Tips for freeing up Gmail storage space Data Doctors: Tips for freeing up Gmail storage space 11/26/2021 04:27pm • Q: I’m running out of space on my free Gmail account and deleted a bunch of messages, but it didn’t seem to make much of a difference. Help! Despite Gmail’s generous 15 GB of free storage, it can fill up quickly without regular maintenance. If you haven’t done much in the past to keep Data Doctors: 2021 Online shopping tips Data Doctors: 2021 Online shopping tips 11/19/2021 04:30pm • Q: What are the latest online shopping safety tips? A: The holiday season always drives online purchase volume to the highest levels of the year, which also means that those with malicious intent step up their tactics as well. Elaborate phishing scams One of the more sophisticated scams incorpo Data Doctors: Does Windows 11 need anti-virus software? Data Doctors: Does Windows 11 need anti-virus software? 11/12/2021 04:51pm • Q: With all of the new security features in Windows 11, should I still install some form of anti-virus software, and if so, which one? A: Microsoft has definitely stepped up the security features in Windows 11 in response to some of the more prevalent threats that most users will encounter in today Data Doctors: Buying vs. renting Internet modems Data Doctors: Buying vs. renting Internet modems 11/05/2021 06:18am • Q: I’m getting a new high-speed Internet service. Should I rent or buy the cable modem and router? A: There are pros and cons to both sides of the “buy vs. rent” question, and there is no single answer for everyone. The variables to consider include which type of broadband service you’ Data Doctors: Are extended warranties on computers worth it? Data Doctors: Are extended warranties on computers worth it? 10/29/2021 05:40pm • Q: Are computer extended warranties worth buying? A: No matter what tech device you buy, practically any retailer will likely try to get you to pay a little extra for a “protection plan” that goes above and beyond the standard factory warranty. In some cases, it seems like such a small amo Data Doctors: Smartphone astrophotography tips Data Doctors: Smartphone astrophotography tips 10/22/2021 04:02pm • Q: Is it possible to get a decent picture using my smartphone for astrophotography? A: While serious astrophotography requires a pile of expensive DSLR camera equipment, you can actually get decent images from your smartphone with a little work. A couple of keys to capturing the night sky are Data Doctors: A look at some of the new Windows 11 security requirements Data Doctors: A look at some of the new Windows 11 security requirements 10/15/2021 05:20pm • Q: What are the TPM and Secure Boot that Windows 11 is requiring? A: As the buzz around Windows 11 continues to grow, Microsoft has taken steps to ensure it will be what the company calls "The Most Secure Version of Windows Ever." Internet-connected devices are in a constant battle with potent Data Doctors: Wireless earbud buying tips Data Doctors: Wireless earbud buying tips 10/08/2021 02:02pm • Q: What should I look for when buying wireless earbuds? There are so many to choose from that I don’t know where to start. A: The last time I checked, there were over 90 companies that manufactured headphones and the vast majority have some form of wireless option available. This is one tech
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