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    Can I remotely reboot my router?

    As most everyone has experienced, there are times when you need to reboot your router and/or modem in order to get things working properly.
  • The Lily Camera drone is on display at CES Unveiled, a media preview event for CES International, Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    Drones, connected homes big at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show

    While everyone was gearing up for Day 1 of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, we got the inside track on this year's biggest devices.
  • People walk by a sign outside of the International CES, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    What’s expected at CES this year?

    With the annual tech show known as The International CES set to open next week, the speculation on what we’ll see is filling the Internet.
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    Here is why RFID-blocking wallets are a huge waste of money

    Ken Colburn with the Data Doctors explains why users with a new RFID, or "chipped" credit card, do not need a special wallet or sleeve to protect it from wireless hacking.
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    Tips for using LinkedIn to network and grow your business

    In this age of social media as a communication tool, LinkedIn is one of the most compelling for business people.
  • People walk outside of LinkedIn headquarters on Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Mountain View , Calif. The Oakland Tribune reports that the company is proposing adding multiple office buildings in Mountain View, its headquarters, that could total as much as 2.9 million square feet. The news comes as LinkedIn has signed a lease to occupy an entire 26-story building going up in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    In today’s social media age, LinkedIn is more than just an online connection

    When it comes to business networking, is LinkedIn really the best option? Ken Colburn with Data Doctors explains the power behind the business media website.
  • Is someone spying on me, even if I use malware scanners?

    Is free anti-virus good enough?

    Is it necessary to pay for good anti-virus protection or are the free ones good enough?
  • This Wednesday, June 10, 2015 photo shows a chip-based credit card, in Philadelphia. U.S. banks, tired of spending billions a year to pay back fleeced consumers, are in the process of replacing tens of millions of old magnetic strip credit and debit cards with new cards that are equipped with computer chips that store account data more securely. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Understanding the Oct. 1 chipped credit card deadline

    What should you do if I don’t have a new chipped credit card by the Oct. 1 deadline?
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    Hackers targeting more businesses with sophisticated ransomware attacks

    Sophisticated ransomware attacks have become a very lucrative extortion scam for organized cybercrime groups.
  • The new Apple iPad Pro is displayed in three different finishes following an Apple event Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    What are these new updates coming from Apple? Anything good?

    Q: Anything worth looking into from the Apple Event? A: Apple’s Hey Siri media event consisted of announcements in four major categories — nothing revolutionary, mostly evolutionary. The first was the announcement of watchOS 2.0, which is the first major update to the software that runs the Apple Watch. The second announcement was for the […]
  • Can Macintosh computers get Windows viruses?

    Q: I’m getting a Windows blue screen error on my Macbook that won’t let me do anything on the Internet. I’m confused; can a Mac get a Windows virus? It’s not possible for a Macintosh to contract an actual Windows specific virus, so the answer is no. What you’re most likely experiencing is a browser-based […]
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    Update Internet Explorer even if you use Microsoft Edge

    Q: I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and started using the new Edge browser, so do I still need to install critical updates for Internet Explorer? Microsoft’s Edge browser is a complete departure from Internet Explorer and is actually a completely different product. One of the reasons Microsoft took this approach was to shed all […]
  • Are Windows 10’s rumored privacy issues overblown or cause for concern?

    Q: I’m hearing a lot of issues concerning privacy with Windows 10. Should I be worried or is it being overblown? Microsoft definitely took a completely different approach with Windows 10 and because of that, privacy concerns are being heatedly discussed across the Internet. Some would have you believe that it’s a privacy nightmare and […]
  • FILE - In this April 29, 2015 file photo, a Dell laptop computer running Windows 10 is on display at the Microsoft Build conference in San Francisco. Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, July 29, 2015, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

    Here’s what we know about Windows 10’s issues so far

    Q: Any insight into how Windows 10 upgrades are going so far?  Is it safe to jump in? As I previously wrote, Microsoft is offering a free upgrade for the next year that most people will likely find compelling. As with any major operating system update, it’s always safer to hang back and let the […]
  • Understanding app permissions on your Android phone

    How to avoid falling victim to major Android security flaw

    Q: I have an Android phone and just heard about the major security problem, so what do I do? A number of newly-discovered vulnerabilities in a central Android software component called Stagefright, which is used to play, process or record multimedia files, is estimated to affect up to 95 percent of Android users. According to […]