Welcome to The Digital Dentist

I’m Dr. Lorne Lavine, The Digital Dentist. If you’re thinking of adding to or upgrading the technology systems in your dental practice, then you’re in the right place. I started The Digital Dentist after discovering that dental professionals need focused, trained IT professionals to understand and work with their specific technological needs.

Please, take a look at the products and services we have to offer and read through my blog below. Also feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Thanks for reading.

Wi-Fi 4 All

Wi-Fi networks interfere with each other. Older Wi-Fi standards are even worse about this, so your old Wi-Fi hardware isn’t just hurting your network — it’s interfering with your neighbors, too.

All that interference is bad for everyone’s network, even yours. Unless you live out in the country with no one else around, this is something you need to think about.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Mar.04, 2015  11:00 pm No Comments

Network 101

We live in an interconnected, super-networked world. New technologies constantly appear on the market and, unless you constantly read networking, computing or hacker news, you may find terminologies floating around that you don’t understand.

Here we’ll explore 10 common networking terms, what they mean and where you are likely to encounter them.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Mar.03, 2015  10:59 pm No Comments

Band-Aid

Updates can be infuriating. They’re also necessary – and putting them off can put you and your personal information at risk.

Yes, it’s annoying when Windows or OS X insists on updating – especially when you were starting to get some work done. But these and other updates don’t exist just to bug you: they protect you. And putting them off makes the job of anyone who wants to compromise your system that much easier.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Mar.02, 2015  10:57 pm No Comments

Seek and Ye Shall Find

Once your laptop is connected to WiFi, you feel no reason to remember the password. Until you need to connect another device or change your code. What’s the password again? Don’t worry, it’s easy to find out and even change it if the situation demands.

It’s not hard to crack a WiFi network, so it’s best practice to change your password often. Make a secure password with lots of special characters and a long string. In fact, security expert Troy Hunt says the best password is the one you can’t remember. But when someone else needs to log in, you need that password!

There are also plenty of other reasons you might need to know your WiFi password or change it. Maybe someone has reset the router, or perhaps you want to turn a Windows PC into a temporary hotspot.

Whatever the reason, there comes a time when you need to look up your password. There are two basic ways to find it: through the command prompt and through the Windows interface.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Mar.01, 2015  10:53 pm No Comments

Clear and Present Danger

The news that Anthem got hacked and 80 million people’s identities were stolen wasn’t very surprising — everybody is getting hacked these days. Last week, TurboTax had to temporarily shut down nationwide because of identity theft fraud. So how can you protect yourself from criminals opening accounts in your name?

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Feb.28, 2015  3:22 pm No Comments

Wayback Machine

Every operating system backs up previous versions of files and offers an easy way to go back in time. If you use a cloud storage service, it also keeps previous versions of your files.

This is often useful when dealing with some sort of office document. But, any time you’ve modified any type of file and want to go back, it’ll work.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Feb.27, 2015  3:19 pm No Comments

Seek and Destroy

We spend a lot of time online, whether it be on a PC or a mobile device, searching for information. Most people use Google to find information online, sometimes searching for answers about personal matters that we might not want anyone else to see.

However, everything you search for on Google is tracked and saved. If this makes you feel uncomfortable, or if you just want to prevent other people who use your PC or briefly borrow your phone to do a quick search from seeing your previous searches, there are ways to delete your Google search history.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Feb.26, 2015  3:18 pm No Comments

Six Pack

Windows is a complex beast. It never ceases to amaze us just how much you can do with this operating system. To share the possibilities, we have rounded up some lesser known tips and tricks for the curious reader.

We’ve covered simple Windows tricks in the past, so these are aimed at those of you who have a more advanced grip on your systems and are looking to learn even more.

 

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Feb.25, 2015  3:16 pm No Comments

Play Nicely Together

Want Windows 8 running on your Mac, but don’t know where to start? That’s understandable: there are a lot of options out there, and it can get overwhelming.

Whether you’re interested in more advanced gaming on your Mac, or simply need to run a particular Windows program from time to time, you might feel like you’ve no idea where to start. To make things simple, let’s quickly go over your two main options.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Feb.24, 2015  3:14 pm No Comments

Headroom

We all know that Windows is prone to slowing down over time. It’s a curse of using the best operating system around, but one we live with and work around. We can assure you that it’s not your fault; it happens to the best of us. Often, low memory is to blame. Here is one more way to virtually unburden your RAM.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Feb.23, 2015  2:40 pm No Comments


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