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How to Speed Up Your Slow PC and Laptop

May 10, 2021

From technize: One of the ways how to make the laptop run faster is to remove malware. It is surprisingly easy to pick up malware on a modern computer with access to the internet. Not only does malware open your laptop up to potential malicious attacks, but it is a major drain of resources. Source: […]

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Enterprise software, devices to drive 2021 IT spending to $4.1T

May 3, 2021

From  VentureBeat: The source of funding changes “from an overhead expense that is maintained, monitored and sometimes cut, to the thing that drives revenue,” Lovelock said in the press release. Source: Enterprise software, devices to drive 2021 IT spending to $4.1T | VentureBeat The linked article is more for investors than tech buyers. Nevertheless it […]

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As Robots Fill the Workplace, They Must Learn to Get Along

February 18, 2021

From WIRED: SO MANY ROBOTS work at Changi General Hospital in Singapore that until recently it wasn’t uncommon to find two delivery bots sitting in a hallway or outside an elevator in a standoff. Source: As Robots Fill the Workplace, They Must Learn to Get Along | WIRED I concede it will be necessary for robots […]

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CES sees rise in telehealth tech in response to pandemic

February 8, 2021

From Las Vegas Review-Journal: “This year, with all of the digital health products, we’ve seen rapid acceleration of these technologies given the global pandemic,” said Lesley Rohrbaugh, director of market research for the Consumer Technology Association, which owns and presents CES. “It’s definitely a category that has been rising over the past few years. It’s been […]

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Best UV Phone Sanitizers 2020

January 19, 2021

UV Phone sanitizers are suddenly hot. I suggest you get a few and provide phone sanitizing as a free extra to all your patients. The patients will appreciate this, especially during the pandemic and it gets the phone out of their hands during the appointment. I suggest you have the sanitizer in the treatment room […]

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CK5 Cleankeys® keyboard with a touch surface

August 4, 2020

An update on the Cleankeys keyboard. The new glass keyboard CK5 continues the famous Cleankeys® series and impresses users with its smart design and no compromises regarding hygiene. Compact dimensions and a generous touch pad/numpad area make it possible to operate the unit without a PC mouse Source: CK5 Cleankeys® keyboard with a touch surface […]

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UV-C Disinfecting Wand

July 28, 2020
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Donuts?

July 14, 2020

Monitors follow the law of donuts; if one is good two is better and three is even better. Two at the front desk: Schedule and patient chart. Two in the treatment room: One for the patient one for the practice. Three (or more) in the dentists office: Chart, radiographs, photos.  

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3 Things Can Help Your Office Comply with HIPAA Requirements

June 4, 2020

I contributed to this article in Dentrix Magazine: Dentists wrongly think their practice network is just another piece of equipment, such as a dental chair. It’s delivered, they unbox it, and they get it up and running. They forget that their network is a system that needs to be cared for, upgraded, and supported. Source: […]

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Wink accused of extortion over mandatory subscription policy

May 26, 2020

From 9to5Mac: Smart home company Wink has been accused of extortion by customers furious at an announcement that they will be forced to pay a monthly subscription else their existing products will cease to function. Source: Wink accused of extortion over mandatory subscription policy – 9to5Mac This is another example if the hazy issue of ownership […]

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3 Things Can Help Your Office Comply with HIPAA Requirements

April 13, 2020

From Dental Products Shopper: In the early days of in-office computer use, dental offices had very limited choices for professional IT support. They would rely on just about anyone who was good at computers, including their patient’s nephew. Today, hardware has become more sophisticated, but some dentists make the same unsophisticated mistake. Many practices still […]

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Oh Yeah, It’s a Phone Too

February 11, 2020

One of the fundamental changes that digital technology has produced is so subtle we often don’t even acknowledge it yet it is so substantial that it has altered everything. Once the basic capacity is in place a digital device can do many many that is to say many tasks. The most obvious example is a […]

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Dan’s Word on Hardware

February 10, 2020

I just finished a very informative conversation with Dan Edwards one of my chief go to guys on dental office hardware. Dan is the founder and CEO of Pact One. https://www.pact-one.com/ Dan told me that for the majority of his single site dental clients the most efficient IT system is still a local workstation – […]

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Hardware as a Service: The Vital Decision You Only Have to Make Once

December 10, 2019

From  Dentrix Magazine: TechCentral by Henry Schein One has created OmniCore, which combines physical IT equipment with professional services to ensure that IT hardware, software, and security, including backups, are appropriately managed. With OmniCore, rather than incur the cost to purchase and support your networking hardware, TechCentral retains ownership of it, so they take on […]

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Less than 60 Days Left Until Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 7 & Server 2008

November 25, 2019

From TechCentral: On January 14, 2020, Microsoft is retiring Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7. When Microsoft retires an operating system, it ceases to maintain it, provide critical patches or provide support for system issues. You might be running one or both of these operating systems. What does “End of Support” mean? If you continue to […]

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What to buy before year end?

November 5, 2019

Where should you spend your one million dollars of section 179 money before the end of the year? Section 179 is the tax law provision that allows businesses to expense certain capital investments. For details regarding the law look here. Complete or upgrade your technology infrastructure. If you still do not have computers in every treatment […]

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ICW Ergonomic Dental Computer, Monitor & Keyboard Mounts

October 29, 2019

ERGONOMIC COMPUTER, MONITOR & KEYBOARD MOUNTS designed to create efficient, comfortable DENTAL workspaces. Superb range of motion, compact, strong and durable. Source: ICW Ergonomic Dental Computer, Monitor & Keyboard Mounts A great resource. Ceiling mounts are the best option for most treatment rooms.

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Google Confirms Achieving Quantum Supremacy

October 24, 2019

From Gizmodo: This morning, Google scientists confirmed in a blog post that their quantum computer had needed just 200 seconds to solve a problem that they claim would take the world’s fastest supercomputer 10,000 years to complete. The team first ran the algorithm last spring using a 54-qubit processor called “Sycamore.” While the achievement is […]

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5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Leave Windows 7

October 21, 2019

From  Dentrix Magazine: If you haven’t upgraded your network operating system, your patient data is at risk. After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and 2008 R2… Unsupported OS Increases Risk Running unsupported operating systems is a data security risk that leaves your office network more vulnerable to […]

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Making it Digital

October 14, 2019

It is possible to turn all the gobs of dead tree (paper) information stuffed in our charts into electronic digital information. YES. There are four ways to create digital information Enter it: What this refers to is the process of directly typing or clicking in information. Capture it: Digital capture refers to a process that creates […]

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