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Larry The Computer Guy November 2017 #2

By | 2017-12-08T21:25:51+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Larry News, Technical Matters|

How to Make Your Black Friday Bargain Even Better Look at all those price drops! You’ve been watching and waiting for so long, eyeing off that new tech and having big plans for the day you get to bring it home. Each time a sale popped up, you’ve been so tempted to go for it, [...]

Larry The Computer Guy October #3

By | 2017-12-08T21:25:51+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|How To, Technical Matters|

New ‘KRACK’ Wi-Fi Security Issue: This Affects All of Us The invention of Wi-Fi has been a science fiction dream come true. We can use our laptops anywhere in the house, our phones are using home internet instead of sucking down our cellular data, and our gadgets are all communicating. It’s essentially the backbone of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Translate between English and Spanish speech on-the-fly with Skype Translator

By | 2017-12-08T21:25:49+00:00 July 7th, 2015|Technical Matters|

Remember the Babel Fish from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy? The tiny organism that automatically translates any spoken word into your native tongue? While that continues to remain limited to the realm of snarky British science fiction, Microsoft is working hard to make on-the-fly translation feasible for everyone. The Skype Translator preview is currently [...]

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