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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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When formatting a drive, the tool you use simply deletes the old partition, then creates a new one. The operating system can no longer read the data that the drive contained, but the data still exists.
Posted by Lorne Lavine on Oct.27, 2016 5:32 am No Comments
The good news? Strong media player apps always rise to the top and distinguish themselves from the rest, and for the most part, it doesn’t matter which one you choose. As with web browsers, the best media player for you is the one you most enjoy using.
So here are the best media players currently available on Windows 10 — and no, Windows Media Player is not one of them. Its last release dates back to 2009, which matches the same year of Windows 7’s debut. Yeah, it’s outdated so don’t use it. Pick one of the apps in this post instead. You’ll thank yourself for it!Posted by Lorne Lavine on Oct.25, 2016 9:45 pm No Comments
With the many years that Windows has behind it, it’s no surprise what a wealth of software exists for the platform. Over the life of your Windows installation, you’ve probably picked up a variety of programs yourself.
Let’s take a look at commonly installed software you don’t need to have on your PC.Posted by Lorne Lavine on Oct.23, 2016 9:39 pm No Comments
Windows 10 is now a year older and much more refined than what it was at launch. The past year was a rocky ride for Microsoft, as we saw, with the next year being an opportunity for it to redeem itself again. But that remains to be seen, for now the Anniversary Update has brought many new features to 10 and an overall performance improvement.And much more!!
Many of these new features are direct result of user feedback, which Microsoft has been listening carefully. Today we will see what these features and their use. Before we start, to use these features you need to have the Anniversary Update (1607). If you are still waiting then you can manually install it using the Media Creation Tool.Posted by Lorne Lavine on Oct.21, 2016 7:57 am No Comments
Disclaimer — These methods have been tested, and accepted, on both Windows 7 and Windows 10. If you are using a different version of Windows, your results may vary.Posted by Lorne Lavine on Oct.19, 2016 6:16 pm No Comments
Are you confused by the 65,000+ extensions in the Chrome Web Store? Do you find it difficult to distinguish the best apps from the time wasters? We’re here to help. Below you’ll find a list of the best extensions for Google Chrome.Posted by Lorne Lavine on Oct.17, 2016 5:49 pm No Comments
BlackBerry CEO John Chen has been hinting at this move for almost a year now: today BlackBerry announced it will no longer design hardware. Say goodbye to all the crazy hardware QWERTY devices, ultra-wide phones, and unique slider designs.Posted by Lorne Lavine on Oct.15, 2016 5:44 pm No Comments
Windows 10 is now a year older and much more refined than what it was at launch. The past year was a rocky ride for Microsoft, as we saw, with the next year being an opportunity for it to redeem itself again. But that remains to be seen, for now the Anniversary Update has brought many new features to 10 and an overall performance improvement.
Many of these new features are direct result of user feedback, which Microsoft has been listening carefully. Today we will see what these features are and their use. Before we start, to use these features you need to have the Anniversary Update (1607). If you are still waiting then you can manually install it using the Media Creation Tool.Posted by Lorne Lavine on Oct.13, 2016 5:39 pm No Comments
Apart from being more flexible and secure when working on public computers, another good use for portable apps is to keep your number of installed apps to an absolute minimum. Installed programs take up space and can cause a computer to run slower, so the less you have installed the better. My personal policy is that I never install something if there is a portable version available.h2
But which portable apps are the best? There are so many to choose from. Follow me.Posted by Lorne Lavine on Oct.11, 2016 9:30 pm No Comments
In reality, you almost certainly don’t. As the old saying goes, “every day’s a school day” — and in this class, I’m going to try and explain a few more things you really should know about the app.
Before I get going, I want to make it clear: this is not about the well-known stuff, I want to open your eyes to the little things that can help you maximize its potential.
Without further ado, here are my seven essential things you really should know about Google Drive.Posted by Lorne Lavine on Oct.09, 2016 9:25 pm No Comments
When you’re buying a laptop, don’t assume it offers good battery life. If a manufacturer isn’t touting the battery, it’s probably best to skip that notebook. You need to check the battery rating before you buy.
The best laptops never leave the user hanging. They have enough battery life to last an entire workday. After all, even if you bought a notebook with top-of-the-line specs, it’s a useless chunk of metal when the battery runs out.
My hunt for laptops with the best battery life shows there isn’t a clear answer. That’s because manufacturer battery ratings and real-world tests don’t always match up. So I relied on a combination of my own experience, hardware knowledge, third-party reviews, and user reviews to come up with this list.Posted by Lorne Lavine on Oct.07, 2016 9:44 am No Comments
The much-awaited Dropbox Paper is here — well, the public beta anyway. We have to admit that it seems great on the surface. But is it? Let’s dig deeper and find out what’s likable about Paper and what isn’t.Posted by Lorne Lavine on Oct.05, 2016 9:41 am No Comments
But each new iteration also has the potential for new security holes and vulnerabilities, so it would be wrong to think that Bluetooth is now secure. It isn’t.
We don’t recommend giving up Bluetooth entirely. It is, after all, useful in a lot of ways. For instance, Bluetooth speakers are super convenient, Bluetooth increases mobile connectivity, andthere are many benefits to take advantage of.
All we’re saying is that you should be aware of the risks. This is what to do to keep yourself safe and secure while using Bluetooth.Posted by Lorne Lavine on Oct.03, 2016 9:37 am No Comments
Windows 10 has a lot of built-in advertising. This isn’t just about the free upgrade offer: Even if you purchase a new PC that comes with a Windows 10 license or spend $200 for a copy of Windows 10 Professional, you’ll see ads in your operating system. You can, however, disable a lot of it.Posted by Lorne Lavine on Oct.01, 2016 9:35 am No Comments
If you ever browse through your Task Manager window, you’ve likely spotted a process named “System interrupts” and then probably ignored it. But if it’s using up your CPU and you’re wondering what you can do about it, we’ve got the answer for you.Posted by Lorne Lavine on Sep.29, 2016 9:32 am No Comments
If you’ve migrated your operating system from a mechanical hard drive to a solid-state drive, the partitions may not be properly aligned. This could result in slower performance, which you can fix by re-aligning them.Posted by Lorne Lavine on Sep.27, 2016 9:30 am No Comments
Windows 10 supports a featured called deep linking. Deep linking works with Windows Store apps and allows users to pin certain features to their Start Menu. In this article you’ll learn which apps support deep linking and how you can make the most of this feature to re-invent your Start Menu experience.No Comments
Just in case you’ve somehow ignored (or are unaware of) the threat from ransomware, it’s time to get up to speed.
Ransomware is a form of malicious software, more commonly known as malware, that encrypts your data. The key to decrypting that data is hidden from you until you fork over a ransom, which usually starts at an unreasonable price and increases the longer it takes you to pay.
Posted by Lorne Lavine on Sep.21, 2016 11:04 pm No Comments
We have all experienced this situation where we are deeply immersed in some task on our computer and suddenly a dialogue box or a notification pops up asking you to update a software. Or there’s an alert about your PC’s security. It’s quite annoying and we mostly ignore it. Ignoring a software update can be fine, but, ignoring a security alert will surely not.
Researchers have found that the reason behind you ignoring the warnings and popups is that you might be weak at multitasking.Posted by Lorne Lavine on Sep.15, 2016 2:29 pm No Comments