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Data Doctors: How to spot fake product reviews online Data Doctors: How to spot fake product reviews online 01/15/2021 11:02am • Q: What tips do you have for rooting out fake product reviews? Reviews have become such a huge influence in buying decisions that "gaming the system" is something we should all be aware of. Taking reviews or review rating systems at face value is what most consumers do because it's a quick way Data Doctors: What to know about smartphone widgets Data Doctors: What to know about smartphone widgets 01/08/2021 10:38am • FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 file photo, a staff member holds a Huawei "Mate20 X 5G" smartphone at the IFA 2019 tech fair in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file) Q: What exactly are smartphone "widgets," and how do I use them? Our smartphones have become the center of our Data Doctors: Old laptops still valuable for students Data Doctors: Old laptops still valuable for students 12/25/2020 09:29am • Q: How can I tell if my laptop is too old to donate to a student for online classes? Computing devices and access to the internet have become so ubiquitous that it’s easy to assume that everyone enjoys the same capabilities, but sadly, this is not the case. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed what Data Doctors: End of the road for Adobe Flash Data Doctors: End of the road for Adobe Flash 12/18/2020 10:21am • Q: With Adobe Flash expiring soon, what should I do to make sure my computer is safe? Adobe’s multimedia platform known as "Flash" was an instrumental tool in the evolution of the internet that brought animation and video capabilities to a text-based world. Some of the most amazing interacti Data Doctors: What to know about Amazon Sidewalk Data Doctors: What to know about Amazon Sidewalk 12/11/2020 10:00am • A logo at the entrance of Amazon, in Douai, northern France on April 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File) Q: I’m trying to figure out how to make sure Amazon Sidewalk isn’t on in my Ring doorbell. Can you help? In September 2019, Amazon announced its initiative to securely extend th Data Doctors: How to report package shipping scams Data Doctors: How to report package shipping scams 12/04/2020 08:48am • Q: Why am I getting so many fake package delivery email messages, and where can I report them? The holiday season has traditionally been a time when scammers ramp up their efforts and focus on interactions that seem normal for this time of year. Our collective transition from purchasing gifts Data Doctors: Why smartphone pay systems are safer Data Doctors: Why smartphone pay systems are safer 11/27/2020 01:30pm • Q: Are the smartphone-based payment systems safe to use? The holiday season means more items being purchased both online and offline, and how you pay for those items isn’t as simple as it used to be. Credit cards are still the safest way to make purchases, especially online, because they pro Data Doctors: Help! External hard drives are making my head spin Data Doctors: Help! External hard drives are making my head spin 11/20/2020 01:08pm • Q: I'm in the market for an external hard drive and could use some help wading through all of the options. Storage technology continues to improve in reliability, speed and cost per megabyte, but it can get a bit confusing for the nontechnical buyer. External hard drives are a great way to bac Data Doctors: Tips for accidental public posts on Facebook Data Doctors: Tips for accidental public posts on Facebook 11/13/2020 12:02pm • Q: I discovered that I had accidentally made Facebook posts public several times in the past, and looking for a way to make sure I don’t have any more in my feed. From time to time, you may post things that your friends want to share publicly, which requires you to change the audience setting f Data Doctors: Why Snapseed is a great photo editing app for smartphones Data Doctors: Why Snapseed is a great photo editing app for smartphones 11/06/2020 10:04am • Q: Looking for more photo editing options for my smartphone — any app suggestions? The sophistication and technology built into our smartphones has consigned the use of traditional point-and-shoot cameras to a very small percentage of users. Estimates are that over 90% of images captured in 202 Data Doctors: How far out is fast satellite internet service? Data Doctors: How far out is fast satellite internet service? 10/29/2020 02:24pm • Q: I’ve tried satellite internet in the past in my RV, and it was terrible, so will Starlink be any better and worth considering? A: If you live in an underserved rural area or travel in an RV to areas with no cell signal, satellite internet has been an expensive, low-performance option that so App that allows anonymous posts used to attack VMI students who reported ongoing racism App that allows anonymous posts used to attack VMI students who reported ongoing racism 10/27/2020 04:14pm • The app students at the Virginia Military Institute reportedly used to spread racist and sexist comments allows users to be anonymous, providing an unfiltered peek into the alleged racist culture rampant in the state-funded military school. A day after school superintendent Gen. J.H. Binford Peay Data Doctors: The value of a 'burner' phone number Data Doctors: The value of a 'burner' phone number 10/25/2020 11:27am • Q: How are so many companies getting my cell phone number if I’m on the Do Not Call registry? A: The Federal Trade Commission launched the Do Not Call Registry in 2003, which gave a lot of people a false sense of what it was going to do. It was designed to stop sales calls from companies tha Data Doctors: Beware of Facebook business manager scams Data Doctors: Beware of Facebook business manager scams 10/09/2020 02:22pm • Q: I’ve been contacted by someone claiming that they want to advertise on my Facebook business page and they sent me a business manager invite to get started. Is this legit or is this some type of scam? Scammers have long coveted Facebook business or fan pages and they have a variety of ways to Data Doctors: Beware of unsubscribe scams Data Doctors: Beware of unsubscribe scams 10/02/2020 12:17pm • Q: When is it safe to use the unsubscribe button on email that I don’t want to get anymore? There are so many ways for your email address to get on a mailing list, and how you got added is the primary key to deciding if the unsubscribe button is safe. Unfortunately, malicious cyberthieves ha
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