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Data Doctors: Tips for better Wi-Fi calling Data Doctors: Tips for better Wi-Fi calling 05/07/2021 01:12pm • Q: I’m having lots of issues when I try to use Wi-Fi calling on my iPhone. Is there something that I can do? A: Wi-Fi calling is a feature that has become a standard option with all of the carriers and works on any relatively current handset. There are some excellent uses for Wi-Fi calling, es Data Doctors: Password protecting emailed documents Data Doctors: Password protecting emailed documents 04/23/2021 01:05pm • Q: What’s the best way to protect documents with sensitive information that I have to send via email? A: There was a time when the fax machine was a simple way to transmit sensitive information from one party to another with very little risk beyond sending it to the wrong number. These days, Data Doctors: Have an old smartphone? Here are options for what to do with it Data Doctors: Have an old smartphone? Here are options for what to do with it 04/16/2021 06:53am • Q: I have a drawer full of old smartphones and don’t know what I should do with them. Any suggestions? A: This has become a very common scenario for most households and even more so if there are lots of people in your family. Unless you sell it outright, you basically have four choices to ch Data Doctors: Common password protection concerns Data Doctors: Common password protection concerns 04/09/2021 01:39pm • Q: If someone "acquires" the master password for my password manager program, then they have access to all my accounts. How's this different than a single password for all accounts? This is a common and legitimate question that often keeps non-technical users from incorporating a password manager Data Doctors: Preventing malicious drive-by downloads Data Doctors: Preventing malicious drive-by downloads 04/02/2021 01:37pm • Q: What exactly is a drive-by download? A: The internet has become the malware delivery system of choice for those with malicious intent because it’s a direct connection to billions of users. Typically, some form of user interaction is required for malware to gain access to your computer, such Data Doctors: Understanding Windows 10 search indexing Data Doctors: Understanding Windows 10 search indexing 03/25/2021 01:12am • Q: I was told that if I turn off search indexing in Windows 10, my computer would run faster. Is this true, and what do I give up if I turn it off? A: Windows 10 search indexing is designed to make finding things on your computer faster by creating an index of your files. It’s like the index Data Doctors: Tips for new Android users Data Doctors: Tips for new Android users 03/19/2021 10:08am • Q: I just switched from iPhone to Android and I'm looking for some getting started tips. A: Although it can seem like iPhone and Android smartphones generally work the same, getting used to the differences is one of the first things you’ll need to work through. The gestures and swipes on an Data Doctors: An update on anti-robocall technology Data Doctors: An update on anti-robocall technology 03/12/2021 06:20am • Q: I’m fed up with robocalls; wasn’t there supposed to be a new system to take care of this annoying problem? A: The technology used to make robocalls and texts is cheap and easy to use, which is why the problem persists despite all the efforts to fight them. Last year actually saw a drop Data Doctors: Beware of scam Wi-Fi boosters Data Doctors: Beware of scam Wi-Fi boosters 03/06/2021 01:39am • Q: I keep seeing ads for the Novitec Wi-Fi Booster that claims it can bypass an Internet provider’s speed caps and provide faster connections; is this legit? We all rely on the Internet so much these days that when there are performance issues, it’s aggravating. This common experience is w Data Doctors: How hackers crack passwords Data Doctors: How hackers crack passwords 02/26/2021 12:34pm • Q: How can hackers try millions of passwords at a time when I will get locked out after three failed attempts? Passwords continue to be the primary target of cybercriminals because they represent the "keys to your kingdom," especially when it comes to your email account. Online security tools Data Doctors: Tech tips for online COVID-19 vaccine appointments Data Doctors: Tech tips for online COVID-19 vaccine appointments 02/19/2021 04:33am • Q: Can you provide any tips for online vaccine appointment websites? They are so frustrating to use! The classic supply vs. demand problem, combined with poorly developed vaccine appointment websites, is generating lots of frustration for those attempting to get scheduled for a vaccine. Being Data Doctors: Google Photos to end free unlimited storage Data Doctors: Google Photos to end free unlimited storage 02/12/2021 05:39am • Google Photos recently said that its free unlimited service will be going away, with some exceptions, on June 1, 2021. Here's what you need to know. What should I do when Google Photos turns off its free unlimited accounts? Since the beginning of digital photography, the issue of where to store Data Doctors: Which Google Pixel 5G phone should I buy? Data Doctors: Which Google Pixel 5G phone should I buy? 02/05/2021 12:56pm • Q: I’m ready for a 5G phone and comparing the Google Pixel 4a with 5G to the Pixel 5 — is the Pixel 5 worth the difference? A: As 5G coverage continues to grow, upgrading to a phone that can take advantage of the faster speeds is becoming more attractive. Every major manufacturer now offer Data Doctors: Best smartphone apps for scanning documents Data Doctors: Best smartphone apps for scanning documents 01/29/2021 12:00am • If you need to scan a document but don't have a scanner, Data Doctors' Ken Colburn has a solution with your smartphone. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/Prostock-Studio) Q: What’s the best scanner app to use on my smartphone? Our smartphone cameras have become so sophisticated — they’re capabl 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
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