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RansomWare attacks

By | 2017-12-08T21:25:49+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Larry News|

RansomWare is where malware encrypts your files and then holds them hostage for a ransom. These ransom's can be from $500 to several thousand dollars. We have been experiencing a large number of people being infected with RansomWare. This normally will come as an attachment to an email. Quite often the email will tell you [...]

Should I upgrade to Windows 10

By | 2017-12-08T21:25:49+00:00 June 7th, 2016|How To, Larry News, Technical Matters|

Should I upgrade to Windows 10? Follow the guidelines below to determine whether you should upgrade to Windows 10.   Are you a business?        We would recommend that you do not upgrade. Is your current computer Windows 8.1?   It should be ok to upgrade. Is your current computer Windows 8?     Before upgrading you need to [...]

Windows 10 updates are much more agressive

By | 2017-12-08T21:25:49+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|How To, Larry News, Technical Matters|

Tired of the relentless popups for Windows 10? Over the last couple of weeks the nagging from Microsoft for Windows 10 has gotten much more aggressive. It seems that they want everyone to upgrade now. Our position still stands, that you should hold off upgrading for a while yet. We have seen some great improvements [...]

Secure Your Passwords

By | 2017-12-08T21:25:49+00:00 January 18th, 2016|How To, Larry News|

Passwords are the first line of defense against cyber criminals. It’s crucial to pick strong passwords that are different for each of your important accounts and it is good practice to update your passwords regularly. Follow these tips to create strong passwords and keep them secure. Use a unique password for each of your important [...]

Future computing: The Internet of Things

By | 2017-12-08T21:25:49+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|Larry News, Technical Matters|

Some thirty years ago, the personal computer revolution began — and no other technology has evolved more quickly. Now there a new revolution, often referred to as the Internet of Things. Here's what you need to know about it. The term Internet of Things (IoT) made little sense to me when I first heard it. [...]

Microsoft Outlook is Crashing after recent update.

By | 2017-12-08T21:25:49+00:00 November 11th, 2015|Larry News, Technical Matters|

Outlook Crashing after recent update! The software giant confirmed in an emailed statement to ZDNet that some users might be suffering from a Patch Tuesday hangover. "We are looking into reports from some customers who are experiencing difficulties with Outlook after installing Windows KB3097877. An immediate review is under way," said a spokesperson. Many on [...]

What can I do to make my laptop computer last a lot longer? Call Larry The Computer Guy 248-360-8967

By | 2017-12-08T21:25:49+00:00 October 12th, 2015|How To, Larry News, Technical Matters|

Make your laptop last longer. What can I do to make my laptop computer last a lot longer? Call Larry The Computer Guy!   Avoid using your laptop on soft surfaces like beds, couches and pillows. This blocks the laptop's air vents, causing your laptop to heat up. Hot internal components wear out [...]

How to make your Lithium-ion batteries last for years

By | 2017-12-08T21:25:49+00:00 September 1st, 2015|How To, Larry News, Technical Matters|

The lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries used in most of today’s tablets, smartphones, and portable PCs require very different care and feeding than with the nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) and nickel-metal-hydride (Ni-MH) batteries used in earlier devices. Keep your lithium batteries cool I was surprised to learn that heat is the number-one enemy of Li-ion batteries. Heat issues can [...]

Need a new website? Does your website work on cellphones?

By | 2017-12-08T21:25:49+00:00 August 20th, 2015|Larry News|

Do you need your website redone, or need a website? Look no farther it's Larry to the Rescue.  Display your website on cellphones.   We have partnered with  John from Xynapx LLC. They provide a full line of services and have given us special pricing for all our customers. We provide the hosting and they provide [...]

Windows 10 problems with old style CD-ROM games

By | 2017-12-08T21:25:49+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Larry News|

SafeDisc and SecuRom DRM schemes are not allowed on Windows 10, which means the games that require it aren't allowed either. At the turn of the century, it was hard to find gamers—or gaming journalists, for that matter—who didn’t despise SecuRom and SafeDisc digital rights management copy protection on some of the top titles of [...]

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