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A Million* Ways to Kill Your Device In The Big Apple

by LaptopMD Posted July 2, 2015 in Blog Categories, TechBuzz

New York is full of opportunity and possibility….even bad ones. For every beautiful moment our city gives us, there are plenty of annoyances that can only happen here. There’s a particular psychology that New York instills, a reckless abandonment of practicality and good sense that the city embeds in us. Don’t text your friend in Delaware about dropping your phone because you were trying to text while eating a slice on a crowded A, they just won’t understand.

At LaptopMD, we’ve seen some crazy device disasters. Here’s a list of very New York-centric ways to kill your device, whether it’s a phone, tablet or laptop:

Realizing you dropped your phone in Times Square, retracing your steps, and finding a phone stomped to death (if you find it).

New Year's Resolution: A New Phone

New Year’s Resolution: A New Phone

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LaptopMD goes Back To The Future With “Old” Devices

by LaptopMD Posted June 24, 2015 in Apple Devices, Blog Categories, TechBuzz

We saw a pretty puzzling Facebook post recently. A user wanted to get the Hard Drive in his 2009 Macbook checked out, but the repair shop he went to told him the computer was “vintage” and couldn’t be serviced. It’s puzzling to think of any Macbook as a “vintage” device, but that is Apple’s terminology for any computer discontinued between 5-7 years ago. A quick glimpse of the Apple site produces this explanation:

Vintage products are those that have not been manufactured for more than five and less than seven years ago. Apple has discontinued hardware service for vintage products with the following exceptions:

  • Macintosh products purchased in the country of Turkey.
  • Products purchased in the state of California, United States, as required by statute.

Obsolete products are those that were discontinued more than seven years ago. Apple has discontinued all hardware service for obsolete products with no exceptions. Service providers cannot order parts for obsolete products.


Now THIS is "vintage."

Now THIS is “vintage.”

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How to Speed Up Your Computer In 5 Minutes

by LaptopMD Posted June 15, 2015 in Newsletter

Did you know you can speed up your computer in just five minutes by deciding which programs open when you turn on your Mac or PC? Our LaptopMD engineers will give you a secret tip:

For Windows users: 
(scroll down for Mac)

1. Open your Start Menu


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12 Facts of Apple Music

by LaptopMD Posted June 9, 2015 in Apple Devices, Blog Categories, TechBuzz

On June 8th, Apple launched their newest world domination initiative, Apple Music. The newest (and biggest) hat in the music streaming game plans to give millions of subscribers access to music and a 24 hour live broadcast radio station come June 30th. Here are some of the most important takeaways from the launch:


  • The service will be 9.99 per month for an individual subscription and 14.99 for a family plan, which will allow up to six people to participate.
  • On June 30th, everyone has access to a free 3-month trial on initial signup, after which the $9.99 will kick in. If you find that you don’t like the service don’t forget to cancel come August.

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How To Stop Spam

by LaptopMD Posted June 5, 2015 in Blog Categories, Computer Advice, Computer Security, Customer Care

It’s your lucky day, over and over! The King of some far off land has passed and wants to give you his fortune, just like the one the day before, and the day before that right? Are you that lucky, or is someone just trying to trick you? Probably the latter.

Unfortunately, spammers and scammers frequently lurk our inbox wanting nothing more than to cause harm to your computer and bank account. You may not fall for their games, but many do. According to, over 30% of knowingly Americans open spam, and 8% even open files attached to the e-mails!


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