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Didn't get to hear the Data Doctors Radio Program live? Here it is in all of it's MP3 glory! The Data Doctors Radio Program is a 2 hour weekly radio show broadcast out of several markets - you can get the list at It's also broadcast


Terrorism & Tech, Final Countdown, Backups & More

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0700

Sadly the Boston Marathon ended in a tragic bombing at the finish line. This attack on American soil proved once again the resilience of the American spirit. It also further cemented the use of technology when it comes to breaking news. Within seconds, word of the attack spread across Twitter and Facebook. Now social media is being used to help solve the crime.

It's the end of an era and the start of a new one. This show started in 1991 with the Michelangelo Virus, today 23 years later, we'll tell you what's next for the Data Doctors, in this our final 2 hour radio program.

Before you send your PC in for repair, you need to back it up. What's the right way to backup all your data to make sure you can use it when you get it back?

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CISPA Secrets, Privacy, Tracking Devices & More

Fri, 12 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0700

Wednesday, Congress held a secret vote on CISPA, the modern government surveillance system that every website, including Google, Facebook, and Twitter could participate in, if it becomes law. The threat of CISPA moving forward in the House is very real. The bill passed out of Committee Wednesday and will be rushing to a floor vote next week. Learn more about CISPA and how you can help stop it.

Aside from CISPA, what do you think are the biggest threats to your online privacy? We've got the top 5.

If you lost your phone, it's too late. If you still have it, now is the time to use tracking software for when you do lose it.

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Cellphone's 40, Amazon Rips It, Blackberry & More

Fri, 5 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0700

Everyone has one attached to their ear these days, in front of their noses in the elevator or in their hands in the bathroom. The cellphone turned 40 this week. We'll look back to the brick and see how this device has forever changed our lives.

Amazon rips it for vinyl lovers. Even if you prefer the warm, fuzzy sound of vinyl records, Amazon wants to give you some MP3s for the road.

Blackberry wants to convert you iPhone and Android users. They are letting you get a glimpse of the new BB10 on your current device. Can the Blackberry 10 save Blackberry?

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T-Mobile Kicks Contracts, Windows 8 Love & More

Fri, 29 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0700

T-Mobile kicks contracts to the curb and announces the iPhone 5 in the same breath. Is it worth it to go without a contract, or should you stick with the subsidized plan? We'll break it down for you.

Windows 8 has been around for a little while now, yet many still have avoided making the switch. We'll tell you what we think about this new Widows operating system and why you shouldn't fear it.

Summer is just around the corner and when you take time off you like to read. What's the best device to read a book on the beach? We have the answer.

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Galaxy S4, Twitter's 7th, Walmart Changes & More

Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0700

Less than a year from their last big product launch, Samsung announced the new Galaxy S4 smart phone. We'll talk about some of the cool new features of this next generation Android powered phone and the benefits to those of you who were waiting to buy one.

Can you sing happy birthday in 140 characters or less? Twitter turned seven years old this week, we'll look back at the power of this microblogging platform and how it has changed the world.

Attention Walmart shoppers... Walmart wants to change the way you shop, using your technology. We'll tell you about this smart new use of your smart phone.

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Likes Say Too Much, Java Safety, Hybrid HD & More

Fri, 15 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0700

What you like on Facebook says a lot about you as a person. The posts you like publicly, give away so much about you that people can accurately determine your gender, political affiliation, if you're a smoker and more. We'll tell you how to protect your info.

Is it time to put Java back on your computer? We'll talk about the what it does, the safety of it, and why you shouldn't just jump back to Java.

When SMART status warns you that your hard drive is failing, there are a few things you need to do. We'll walk you through a few things that can save you data and speed up your computer.

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A Better FB, In App Purchases, Shop Google & More

Fri, 8 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0700

Facebook rolls out a news feed change to make your user experience more like that of a custom newspaper. We'll tell you why you'll love this new look.

In App purchases. Those hidden virtual goodies in free apps that you can buy. We've talked about them before, but when a kid makes inadvertent purchases of $2,500 with an ipad, it's time to talk about them again. We'll tell you Android and iOS users how to prevent this from happening to you.

Google plans on going head to head with Amazon Prime. Can the search giant become a retail giant?

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Copyright Alerts, Bye Mouse, Txt Snooping & More

Fri, 1 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0700

The entertainment industry has finally put some teeth into copyright violations. Introducing the pirate police CAS or Copyright Alert System. How will this 6 strike warning system impact you?

Bye, bye mouse, a new tech is leaping on to the scene and it's a better way to control your PC. Leap Motion turns your computer control into a gesture based swipe, not on the screen, in midair.

Can your company read your texts sent at work? That question gained lots of traction on Facebook this week, we'll tell you what they can and can't do.

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New Outlook, Google Stores, Protecting Kids & More

Sat, 23 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0700

Hotmail just got a new Outlook! Microsoft is retiring the old Hotmail email service, and replacing it with the newer, more streamlined, and far better service.

With the success of Apple retail stores, is it possible that the search giant Google will follow in Apple's footsteps? With sales of over $10 billion a year, we're betting yes.

With Facebook Graph Search rolling out, now is the time to go through your privacy settings and lock down things you've forgotten to lock down. But what about your kids accounts? How can you protect their privacy?

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CISPA Returns, Real Life Zombies, Intel TV & More

Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0700

Some lawmakers have reintroduced the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), a bill that would allow private companies to share a wide range of cyber threat information with U.S. government agencies. We'll tell you why is CISPA a bad law if it passes.

The first ever real life zombie attack unfolded on live TV. How could this attack have been avoided?

Intel is joining the world of cord cutters and will soon give you a way to watch TV on their TV.

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