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Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

Here’s how to use AI on your smartphone

If your smartphone is relatively new and updated with the latest operating system, you’re using AI-powered tools without even knowing it.
5 days ago
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Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

Here are which electronics are OK in checked baggage

The primary determinant of what is safe to check in baggage is today’s most common battery technology: Lithium Ion.
12 days ago
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Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

How Arizonans can protect their cyber safety through DNS

DNS stands for Domain Name Service. It's is a vital element of Internet infrastructure all Arizonans should know about when working online.
19 days ago
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Here are some useful Windows keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are one of the most underutilized features of any operating system and Windows 11 has many new ones.
26 days ago
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Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

Here’s how to choose the best WiFi router location

Depending on the size of your home or how far outside your home you want the signal to be usable - for items like security cameras - router placement is critical.
1 month ago
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Here’s how to use macros safely and effectively

Creating a macro is the process of recording keystrokes and mouse clicks for repetitive tasks within a document or spreadsheet.
2 months ago
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Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

Tips for buying smartphones: A used edition could be right for you

The yearly improvement in smartphone technology leads many people to get rid of perfectly good smartphones for the ‘latest and greatest.'
2 months ago
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Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

Here’s how to recycle your tech properly

It’s that time of year when many households are replacing older technology with the latest and greatest, leading to important questions of data privacy and proper disposal.
2 months ago
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Here’s how to know if your computer needs more RAM

Random Access Memory (RAM) is often called the "best bang for the buck" upgrade for most laptop or desktop computers.
2 months ago
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Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

How to make Windows 11 look more like Windows 10

As Microsoft moves to retire Windows 10 - with user support ending in 2025 - it’s doing more to nudge users to upgrade to Windows 11.
2 months ago
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Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

Here are tips to guest-proof your technology

A careless user of your WiFi can open a pathway for computers and smart devices on your network to be compromised.
3 months ago
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Here’s why ‘Namedrop’ feature in latest iOS 17 update is safe to use

Anyone who’s ever exchanged contact information manually to later discover it was off by one digit can see the value in this feature.
3 months ago
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What are the pros and cons of using security keys for online accounts?

When it comes to using security keys for your online accounts, there are both pros and cons for users to weigh before deciding which is best.
3 months ago
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The problem with iPhone and Android text messaging

iMessage is the default for iPhone users, which can cause inoperability issues. Depending on your iPhone settings, messages may not make it.
3 months ago
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Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

What to do if your digital calendar has been invaded by spammers

A possible result of calendar spam is malicious links within the details trying to lure you to a dangerous place or an malicious file.
4 months ago
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Here are tips for improving your laptop’s battery life

The age of your laptop’s battery and how many times it’s been charged and discharged also play a large role in its current capacity.
4 months ago
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Here are tips for resolving blue screen errors

There are hundreds of codes that may accompany your specific error, so documenting the exact error is critical to begin the troubleshooting process in an efficient manner.
4 months ago
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Knowing the difference between Google Maps and Waze could get you to your destination faster

Google owns both mapping apps after acquiring Waze in 2013, but kept it as a separate app that focused on different features.
4 months ago
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Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

Looking for ways to change those erratic mouse fixes? Here are some ideas

Erratic behavior from your mouse can be an indication of many things and all of them should be investigated as soon as possible.
5 months ago
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Data Doctors

Here’s how to know if your Google account has been hacked

One of the most common methods of compromising a Google account is through phishing scams that appear to be security alerts from Google.
5 months ago
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Arizona tech tips: What’s the difference between Zelle and Venmo

Mobile payment systems like Zelle and Venmo allow you to use your smartphone to transfer money and eliminates the need to write checks.
5 months ago
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Data Doctors

Arizona tech tips: How to clear your browsing data

Q: I need some Arizona tech tips. Will I lose all my saved passwords if I clear the cache in my browser? A: Here's what you need to know.
5 months ago
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Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

An explanation of the confusing state of USB-C cables

Q: If USB-C is a connection standard, what do the expensive cables do for me over the cheap ones? Here's a quick and simple answer.
6 months ago
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Here’s how to bypass your printer when filling out forms

A major issue with having a printer in harsh environments is that printer jets can become clogged when they are rarely used, so I’d suggest an alternative.
6 months ago
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Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

Here’s what to do if you think your phone is listening to your conversations

As scary as it may seem that big tech is listening to everything we say, the reality of what they are doing is much more invasive.
6 months ago
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Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

Hard drive maintenance tips everyone should know

Depending upon the age and type of hard drive, the potential failures can be mechanical or electronic so the first thing to do is pay attention!
6 months ago
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Data Doctors

Here are 5 critical security tips for your laptop you need to know

There are very significant threats you should protect against and know what to do should you find yourself dealing with them.
7 months ago
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Data Doctors

A brief explanation on how to schedule text messages

There are plenty of ways that allow users to schedule text messages, but we combined a short list to lend some guidance.
7 months ago
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Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

What to know about the strange Microsoft alert confusing Arizona’s office workers

Tons of white collar workers in Arizona and other states are getting a Microsoft alert urging them to "Try the new Outlook." Here's why.
7 months ago
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Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

What will the US Cyber Trust Mark mean for Arizona’s tech sector?

The Cyber Trust Mark will have a huge impact on people who use computers, smartphones and other technology across the U.S.
7 months ago