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.

Webinar Tomorrow

Last year, Microsoft announced that they discontinued support of Windows XP on April 8, 2014. Microsoft’s decision to abandon a version of Windows that was created more than ten years ago probably doesn’t concern you. “How often do I call Microsoft for assistance?” you’re thinking.

But it’s not Microsoft you should be worried about.

In this short, to-the-point webinar you’ll learn:

  • The facts behind Microsoft’s decision to abandon XP
  • What happens if you DON’T Upgrade
  • What security risks XP practices face now and moving forward
  • Which dental software developers won’t support XP, too
  • How you can turn the demise of XP into a win for your practice

Hosting the webinar is Dr. Lorne Lavine, author of The Digital Dentist blog. Dr. Lavine has nearly 20 years of experience in dental technology. As a doctor, he’ll walk you through the facts behind the death of XP and the implications it has on your practice. Dr. Lavine will also show you how XP’s death creates a point of inflection that you can use to your advantage.

Cameo Appearance: Dental software expert, Jeff Cook, will briefly join Dr. Lavine and provide a live glimpse at how the cloud can help a practice leapfrog from XP, past out-dated client-server solutions, and land safely in the cloud (today’s current technology platform).

 

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4083032396591208706

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Mar.30, 2015  8:16 am No Comments

Powerfully Good

Different chargers are going to charge your Android device at different rates, and some broken chargers might not be charging your device as quickly as they claim they can.

If you’ve ever run into issues charging your device, or you’d just like to test out how effective your charger is, read on. Today, we’re going to step through how to measure the amperage your charger is delivering to your smartphone or tablet.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Mar.29, 2015  1:24 pm No Comments

Better Safe than Sorry

Most of us spend hours on the Internet every day. If we’re going to dedicate that much time to an activity, doesn’t it make sense for us to make sure that we’re doing it right? As it turns out, you may be sabotaging your own web browsing experience with a few simple mistakes.

When I say sabotage, that means everything from slowing down your browser to leaving yourself vulnerable to viruses and hackers. The sad truth is that “proper browsing habits” don’t require all that much effort, yet people still neglect them — and the only people they’re hurting are themselves.

Don’t be like them! A few tweaks is all it takes to maximize your enjoyment and safety when surfing the web. Less lag, less risk, and less inconvenience all around. Here are the mistakes you need to avoid.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Mar.28, 2015  1:22 pm No Comments

The View from Afar

At some point in life, everyone needs to use their PC remotely. You could be going out for the day with your PC back home downloading some files. Or you could have multiple computers in the house/office and need to access them without getting up.

While a Remote Desktop Connection option on Windows has existed since XP, a mobile solution for iOS and Android was lacking for all these years. But now it’s available, and while it’s certainly not as feature-rich as Splashtop or TeamViewer, it will get the job done for free.According to this Wikipedia article, you’ll need Windows 8 Pro and higher to use the remote desktop features. Apparently they’re not available on the basic version of Windows 8

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Mar.27, 2015  1:21 pm No Comments

Mount Up

I have always hated the idea of using cables to transfer data between my devices. Be it photos or music, wireless file transfer solutions have always captivated me. This has motivated me to find wireless file transfer solutions for Android smartphones, many of which I’ve shared with you in the past.

From wireless file transfers between Androids, file transfers using browsers and app transfers between two Android devices – you name it, we have a tutorial to get that done. Adding to the list, today I am going to show you how to map your Android device as a hard drive on Windows and transfer files wirelessly. I believe that it’s much easier to use CTRL+C/X and CTRL+Vwhen it comes to transferring files than to use third party tools or a web browser.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Mar.26, 2015  1:19 pm No Comments

Mirror Image

Router upgrades are a rare event for most people and, as a result, they tend to be more frustrating than need be thanks to overlooked settings, forgotten tweaks, and misplaced ISP credential requirements. Read on as we show you how to smooth the bumpy upgrade road for an effortless transition from your old router to your shiny new one.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Mar.25, 2015  9:52 pm No Comments

Message in a Bottle

In many cases, Android apps are superior to desktop apps. They’re compact, often better written, and have a low resource footprint.

Many popular services have a surfeit of mobile apps, but little on offer for desktop platforms, save the odd browser app. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to run mobile apps on your desktop PC? You might be testing a newly developed app or simply want to enjoy your Android app library on a desktop or laptop computer (perhaps following the theft of your device).

Whatever the case, several methods are available for you to choose from that will enable you to run virtually any Android app on Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Mar.24, 2015  11:09 pm No Comments

Switheroo

You ran a search in Google, but somehow, for some reason, you didn’t get the result you wanted after clicking a link.

Again, and again, and again.

This is the frustration of browser redirect viruses, insipid malware designed not only to annoy you, but also to fleece you.

These days you would have to be pretty lax with PC security to end up with one, but these viruses persist in the wild. Let’s take a look at how you might end infected with, and what you need to do to remove, a browser redirect virus.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Mar.23, 2015  11:07 pm No Comments

Tortoise and the Hare

When you’re looking to upgrade your computer, or buy a new one, one of your main priorities will be to get something that is faster than you had before.

There are several obvious factors you’ll look for to indicate this improved performance. Things like a higher clock speed for the processor or more RAM will give you immediate improvements, and even support for the latest Wi-Fi or USB standards will produce tangible benefits in some circumstances.

Yet there are many lesser known factors that can also affect the speed of a computer, beyond the headline specs.

We’ll take a look at five of them, and show you how you can always get maximum performance when upgrading.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Mar.22, 2015  11:05 pm No Comments

Long Distance Runaround

At some point in life, everyone needs to use their PC remotely. You could be going out for the day with your PC back home downloading some files. Or you could have multiple computers in the house/office and need to access them without getting up.

While a Remote Desktop Connection option on Windows has existed since XP, a mobile solution for iOS and Android was lacking for all these years. But now it’s available, and while it’s certainly not as feature-rich as Splashtop or TeamViewer, it will get the job done for free.According to this Wikipedia article, you’ll need Windows 8 Pro and higher to use the remote desktop features. Apparently they’re not available on the basic version of Windows 8.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Mar.21, 2015  11:02 pm No Comments


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