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Missed that link or information while listening to Data Doctors Tech Tips on the radio? Catch up with us now! Data Doctors Tech Tips are one minute daily tips broadcast on radio stations in several markets - you can get the list at datadoctors.com/radio. They are also available on demand or through a PodCast. The tips discusses various technical topics with NO GEEK SPEAK! Tech tips for non-tech people.

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Our Favorite Financial Tool

1/16/2019
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Clearly defining your financial plans along with retirement planning is something that everyone needs to do, but it's easy to get overwhelmed when you attempt to manually track it all. An awesome tool that I have been using available at https://www.personalcapital.com simplifies the tracking of virtually everything financial in your life. Very quickly you can generate a visual dashboard that shows you your entire financial picture in one place. Personal Capital gives you easy to use tools...

Duration:00:00:59

Easy To Use Remote Tool

1/15/2019
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Setting up remote access to your own computer is pretty common, but most of the options that used to be free, have converted to pay services. Those looking for a great free tool that's easy to use should look into the options available from Google's Chrome Remote Desktop. Just download the plugin to the Chrome Browser on any of your computers that you'd like to remote into. Once it's setup, whether it's a Windows, Mac or Linux-based computer, you can remotely access it as if you are at...

Duration:00:00:57

Parent's Beware of This Mistake!

1/14/2019
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An important way to understand ways of protecting yourself when online is to start thinking like hackers do. A very valuable item sold on the dark web is your personal info, so tricking people online into allowing the bad guys into your computer is a very common method of attack. But instead of trying to trick adults, hackers have figured out it's much easier to trick the kids in the household to get to the parents. They often sneak silent tracking programs into your computer by hiding...

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Are They a Bot?

1/13/2019
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There's no question about the impact of social media in many aspects of our lives. It can influence buying decisions, our politics and it's been used many times in global conflicts to communicate to the masses. This popularity has also encouraged the usage of technology known as 'social bots' which are simply software programs that do their best to act like are real humans. It's not uncommon for companies to use automated posts but spam artists also employ them to send junk ads disguised...

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Disable Public Shares!

1/10/2019
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I'm sure you've heard lots of experts talking about the dangers of using public wifi, but there may be something else you're exposed to but didn't realize. Your beloved laptop might be sharing files with others connected to the same public Wi-Fi without you knowing what's going on. The default or public shares on your laptop may be allowing others to access or even save items onto your laptop. This alone won't impact your other critical files in other areas, but technically your laptop is...

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Spear Phishing Test Tool

1/9/2019
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There's something that has become obvious from most of the major breaches that you've heard over the past couple of years. Just about every one of the breaches began through a phishing message targeting someone in the organization. Well-crafted fake e-mail messages, A.K.A 'spear phishing', are often used on many victims of ransomware. A clever way to trick anyone is by creating what appears to be an important message from someone else in the same organization. That means you need to...

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Flipboard on Your Computer

1/8/2019
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Perusing information via the Internet is a lot like drinking from a firehose; you need to find tools to help you filter out the stuff you don't really want and organize the stuff you do want. One of my favorite tool for this task is called Flipboard, because it specifically works with your social accounts and your general interests. Flipboard will grab your feeds from your Facebook and Twitter accounts along with your specific interests like sports, business or tech and then displays them...

Duration:00:00:56

Cheap Electronics Warning

1/7/2019
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It's that time of year when you can count on the very best deals for just about any type of electronic gadget you have on your wish list. But heed this warning: the lowest priced device is rarely the best idea. Shopping for technology based on the price will play right into the plans of retailers that are simply interested in moving slow moving products. In order to be the cheapest technology, the company generally cuts corners because the margins in the gadget market are razor thin. The...

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Past Memories App

1/6/2019
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Our social media accounts are an excellent way to document our daily lives, which is more apparent when you take a few minutes to look up previous posts. But this requirement is kind of like having a bunch of photo albums on your shelf that you haven't looked at in years. Well the TimeHop app that I've featured in the past makes revisiting your past posts automatic. It used to only work with Facebook, but now you can use it with Twitter, Instagram and even the camera roll off your...

Duration:00:00:58

Underwater 'Street Views'

1/3/2019
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Lots of us love the being in the ocean so much that we're willing to go through the process of getting scuba certified so we can go underwater and explore Mother Nature underwater up close and personal. For others, the thought of being underwater near large sea animals is too freaky, so they never get to have the amazing underwater experience themselves, until now! Google Street Views has gone underwater so anyone can go exploring underwater at some of the world's greatest destinations...

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3D Floor Plans Made Easy

1/2/2019
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Anyone that's about to tackle any kind of renovation knows that you should start with a sense of what you want it to look like. Most of us are far from accomplished architects that have tons of expensive 3-D rendering programs on our computers for this, so we bring you an awesome and free online tool located at https://HomeSTyler.com The tool was built by programmers that are known for their professional design programs, so despite being free, it's still very powerful. You start by...

Duration:00:00:59

Disaster Recovery Planning

1/1/2019
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You know the old saying: 'Hope for the best; prepare for the worst'. Anyone that owns or operates a business, should know this mantra very well. With this in mind, we suggest that every business reviews their 'Disaster Recovery Plan' at least one time a year. For some businesses, this may be a "create" your disaster recovery plan excercise. So how's it work? Simply begin with asking yourself what would you do if one of the the following disasters hit your business: Flood, Fire, Virus...

Posture Tips for Computing

12/31/2018
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We've collectively taken an evolutionary step backwards, thanks to our computers. Our posture when we're using our computers at home or at the office sucks! We use our computers so much, that 'Carpal Tunnel Syndrome' has become one of the most common physical problems many are suffering. The treatment from the medical community is generally surgery, even when you have a moderate case of CTS and it's generally caused when you forget to sit up straight. How can you avoid this common...

Help Is a Keystroke Away

12/30/2018
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Whenever you purchase a new computer, software program or just about anything electronic, you will find the manual is missing from the box; so where did it go? We've become so smart that manuals are unnecessary now, right? Nope! Electronic manuals are often buried somewhere on the company's website in the form of a PDF, making it hard to determine if you have the correct one, for your model. Anyone that has a Windows computer can get help just by pushing a button. Simply tap the F1 and...

Get Festify DJ App

12/27/2018
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'Tis the party gathering season and if music is as important to you as it is to me for my get togethers, checkout today's tip for creating crowdsourced DJ. An app called 'Festify is a free add on service for Spotify accounts that doesn't force everyone at your party to install an app in order to participate. You'll need a Spotify 'Premium' account, so if you don't have one but want to check this app out, simple start a 3 month premium account trial for 99 cents. You just go to...

Reminder to Recycle Old Electronics

12/26/2018
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It's highly likely that someone in your household received some form of electronics this holiday season, which then means that you will end up with old tech devices you no longer have a use for. It's critically important to keep in mind that anything that plugs in or uses any type of battery typically contains lots of toxic waste, so please don't throw your old devices in the trash. Instead, check with your local schools and charities to see if any have a way to reuse your old...

Off-Site Backup Reminder!

12/25/2018
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One consistent problem has existed with computer users that hasn't changed over the past 30 years; everyone knows they should be backing up their critical files, but they just haven't gotten around to it. If you're in the camp that's been meaning to get some form of backup setup, there's a really important reason you should. The very real threat of becoming a victim of ransomware exists for everyone. This attack allows hackers to sneak into your computer and hold your files hostage,...

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New Computer Setup Tools

12/24/2018
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Acquiring a new computer is always fun, but it also means you have a bit of work to do to get all the programs and utilities necessary to get your new computer to work like your old one. Getting your preferred browser, productivity tools and media tools along with the long list of utilities that are needed is just the beginning. Most new computer owners fail to realize the many processes it'll take to get that new PC operating properly until they've been subjected to the tedious...

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Do You Know About Wolfram Alpha?

12/23/2018
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Today's tip is one for parents to use as the ultimate computational homework helper. We've discussed Wolfram Alpha in the past, but we didn't explain how to unleash the full potential that the tool offers. It's not a search engine, it's more of a computational knowledge tool and it's a great way for parents to have a handle of complex math homework. Wolfram Alpha provides a fundamentally different way to get knowledge & answers. It doesn't search the web; it performs dynamic...

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Don't Ignore Strange Sounds!

12/20/2018
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If your car starts making strange sounds, you usually pay attention to that, right? Well, this attention should also be paid when it comes to your computer because out of the ordinary sounds are often the sign of a potential meltdown. Any unusual buzzing, grinding or whirring can be an early sign that a moving part within your computer is about to go bad. For example, cooling fans are one of the most common failures we see and when the noise from a fan stops on its own, it often means...

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