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Understanding app permissions on your Android phone
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | July 30, 2015 4:08 pm
How to avoid falling victim to major Android security flaw
  • Car hacking just became a real concern for millions of drivers
    Car hacking just became a real concern for millions of drivers
    Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | July 22, 2015 10:47 am

    How worried should I be about my new car that has Wi-Fi getting hacked?

  • Four reasons why you keep getting spam emails
    Four reasons why you keep getting spam emails
    Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | July 18, 2015 7:40 am

    How are spammers getting my email if I hardly ever use it? I don’t respond to any offers and I want to know if there is way to stop them!

  • Is it time to get rid of Adobe Flash?
    Is it time to get rid of Adobe Flash?
    Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | July 13, 2015 10:19 am

    With the latest hacker exploits of Adobe Flash making the rounds, is it time to just completely uninstall it from my machine?

  • Popular new app is nothing more than piracy made easy
    Popular new app is nothing more than piracy made easy
    Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | July 5, 2015 10:13 am

    A friend told me about an app called Popcorn Time that allows you to watch TV shows and movies from your phone or tablet. Is it safe to use?

  • It happens: New computers can crash too
    It happens: New computers can crash too
    Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | June 25, 2015 6:46 am

    I have a fairly new iMac with a Fusion hard drive that crashed. When I took it to the Apple Store, they said that data recovery wasn’t possible and that I had to start from scratch. Is there a data recovery option?

  • Should I upgrade to Windows 10?
    Should I upgrade to Windows 10?
    Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | June 13, 2015 10:03 am

    I’m getting the “Get Windows 10″ alert on my computer in the bottom right-hand corner. Should I download it?

  • A good tool for sniffing out scam websites
    A good tool for sniffing out scam websites
    Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | May 28, 2015 4:46 pm

    I think I have fallen for a scam. My desktop said my computer was compromised with some kind of malware and gave me a number to call. I did call and fell for the scam, so what should I do?

  • Tips for speeding up a slow browser
    Tips for speeding up a slow browser
    Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | May 25, 2015 5:35 am

    I’ve been using Chrome as my browser in Windows 7 for a while, but it seems like it’s getting real slow these days; is there a better option?

  • Matrix Airfare search
    Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | May 20, 2015 5:00 am

    There are lots of websites that offer to help you find great travel deals, but if you have a flexible travel schedule, I really love the Matrix Airfare Search Tool. You start by entering your departure and destination cities, a 30 day departure date range and the range of days you can stay at your […]

  • DropBox for Gmail
    Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | May 19, 2015 5:00 am

    The process for sending large files via email can be time consuming or require your recipient to sign up for a special service. If you use Gmail and Dropbox, today’s tip will help you leverage them together in new way that streamlines the process. A recent update to the Dropbox for Gmail extension for the […]

  • Anchor Pointer app
    Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | May 18, 2015 5:00 am

    Detailed smartphone maps are great when you’re traveling and have a cellular connection, but if you get off the beaten path, they’re essentially useless. That’s where an iPhone app called Anchor Pointer can be a real help. Since the GPS on your phone can work without cell service, the app essentially turns your phone into […]

  • Understanding the growing use of surveywalls
    Understanding the growing use of surveywalls
    Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | May 16, 2015 7:22 am

    Why are so many websites forcing me to take a survey in order to read the news these days?

  • Cheddar Up
    Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | May 15, 2015 5:00 am

    We all belong to various groups such as PTOs, kid’s sports teams or charitable organizations that from time to time need to collect funds from the group. The smaller the organization, the more likely it is to rely on the old school method of collecting individual checks from everyone, which can be a logistical nightmare. […]

  • Dufl
    Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | May 14, 2015 5:00 am

    This is an alert to all you road warriors out there; you may want to checkout a new service called DUFL. They’re offering to take the hassle of laundry and packing off the busy traveler’ s to-do list. Once you download the iPhone app and register, DUFL sends you a large suitcase to fill with […]