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May 19, 2013 by Ken Colburn, Data Doctors
Smartphones are an amazing bit of technology, but all those features come at a high cost: battery life. Understanding which features eat up your battery and only using them when or if you need them is the best way to extend the life.
May 10, 2013 by Mr. Modem
I bought a new computer that has Windows 8. I'm not loving it, but I'm trying to warm up to it. Is there an easy way to shut it down? The new way seems a bit cumbersome. Thanks, Mr. M.
May 9, 2013 by Bree Fowler, AP Business Writer
Don't worry, Pinterest fans: Your sprawling virtual pegboards of wedding dresses, handmade jewelry, craft projects and food porn haven't changed dramatically. They're just easier to manage.
May 7, 2013 by Mr. Modem
Q. I recently received an alert that said my PC has a number of security problems. It was accompanied by an offer to scan for malware, etc. My McAfee Security runs daily and shows no problems. I'm inclined to think this is a scam. What do you think?
May 5, 2013 by Ken Colburn, Data Doctors
The FBI virus (a.k.a. the MoneyPak virus) is what we call 'ransomware' and its become the most pervasive infection that we've seen in many years.
May 3, 2013 by Catherine Holland
Graduation season is here! Ken Colburn of Data Doctors shared some great gift ideas for grads, particularly for those who are heading off to college next year.
Apr 29, 2013 by Mr. Modem
Q. I bought a new computer and now I can't control the mouse. Every time I move it even the slightest little bit, the on-screen pointer (cursor) flies across the screen. Is there some way I can slow it down or do I need to buy a new mouse?
Apr 28, 2013 by Ken Colburn, Data Doctors
The sophistication level of this scam continues to fool people, but the bottom line is that Microsoft (or any other legitimate company) will never call you out of the blue to help you with a problem you didn't know you had.
Apr 19, 2013 by Mr. Modem
Q. I've got a slow Internet connection, so I'm constantly having problems viewing YouTube videos. Is there anything I can do about this short of getting a faster connection?
Apr 18, 2013 by Ken Colburn, Data Doctors
Mobile devices, especially laptops, will always be a big target of thieves, so everyone that owns one should just assume that someday they'll be faced with a theft.
Apr 13, 2013 by Ken Colburn
Making free Wi-Fi available for your guests is a great way to attract and retain customers, especially in restaurants and coffee shops, but if you do it wrong, it can backfire.
Apr 12, 2013 by Mr. Modem, Special to azfamily.com
Q. What is the difference between Google Earth and Google Maps?