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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.

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Lost and Found

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So you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network from way back when, but you can’t remember what the password is. Whether you’ve changed the default password or not, it’s simple to find it. You can look up any Wi-Fi network password if you’ve previously connected to that network from your computer or phone.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on May.02, 2016  3:08 pm No Comments

Data Hog

Windows 10 is designed to be an always-connected, always-up-to-date operating system. It’s the most data-hungry version of Windows yet, but you can restrain it from going all-out on your home network with a few tricks.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Apr.30, 2016  3:07 pm No Comments

Shopping List

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Reinstalling Windows is a good way to fix serious problems with your computer, or just to get a fresh slate. But before you reinstall Windows, you should make a list of programs you currently have installed on your PC so you know what you want to reinstall on the new system.

Having a list of installed programs is also useful if you just bought a new computer and you want to install the same programs you had on your old computer. Here are a few different methods for doing so on Windows 10, 8/8.1, and 7.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Apr.28, 2016  3:05 pm No Comments

Diamond in the Rough

In Windows 10, the beloved Accessories folder is a little harder to find than it was in the old days. It used to be front and center in the Start menu, always ready to provide you with access to the default Windows tools like Paint, Notepad, Run, and so on.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Apr.26, 2016  11:05 pm No Comments

Hangers On

If you aren’t already, you should be checking your network and all of the devices connected to it every once in a while. It sounds like a technical task, but it’s actually way easier than you think.

It can be easy to fall into a pattern of connecting devices to your Wi-Fi without a second thought, but when your Wi-Fi begins to slow down, or if you’re worried about security, or even if you’re just doing some home computing improvements, you may want to know what devices are running on your network.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Apr.24, 2016  11:02 pm No Comments

Avoid the ‘noid

The upgrade to Windows 10 has been smooth for most, but some users will always encounter issues. Whether it’s the screen flashing, not being able to connect to the Internet, or the battery draining too quickly, it’s time to resolve these problems.

We’ve rounded up the most common and annoying issues that users encounter in Windows 10, along with easy steps to fix them. Don’t downgrade from Windows 10 just yet, your woes could be solved.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Apr.22, 2016  10:57 pm No Comments

RAMbo

Most system tuning utilities for Windows provide memory optimizer as an option to clean up the RAM so that your PC can have a fresh start. These utilities also come with other tuning tools that might not be necessary to you. Maybe you just want the memory optimization feature. But, that can’t be possible. So here I’d like to present a tiny utility that can fulfill this particular purpose.

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Toady, I’d like to show you a script. This script has 4 different commands that will let you free up the memory in 4 different ways using the command prompt. I’ll also show how you can create a shortcut for these commands so that you can easily run these commands with a double click.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Apr.20, 2016  10:54 pm No Comments

On the Go

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Maybe you’re the guy who fixes computers or a generous friend wanting to help his less geeky friends. You must be using a USB Flash drive with some most important rescue software. And, one of them must be an antivirus software. It’s one of the most important software you need to have on your external drive. Well, if you don’t have one then here I’d like to show you some of the most used and free portable antivirus software that you can add to your portable software repository.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Apr.18, 2016  2:31 pm No Comments

Security 101

Top 10 Tech Security Basics Every Person Should Follow

We talk a lot about computer security and data security, but you can never have too many reminders of the basics. Here, in a nutshell, are the security tips and habits every computer user should know. Consider it a quick way to audit your own security or help others you care about get the essentials down.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Apr.16, 2016  4:47 pm No Comments

Penny Saver

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Whenever you save a new file in Windows 10, the Save As window defaults to whichever of your user folders–Documents, Music, Pictures, and so on–is appropriate to the file type. If you’d rather not save files on the C: drive, though, Windows lets you create those folders on another hard drive to act as your default save location.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Apr.14, 2016  4:44 pm No Comments


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