Temperature is rising, but our price is falling

Can anyone even tell that Spring has actually sprung? With the chilly weather outside, it still feels like Winter. However, our prices for iPhone screen replacement are melting with the snow!

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These prices are now cheaper than ever, so you’ll want to rush in from the cold to take advantage.

Wonderful deal!
Our screen replacement deals are:
  • iPhone 5/5C/5S – $79.00
  • iPhone 6 – $95.00
  • iPhone 6 Plus – $130.00
  • iPhone 6S – $165.00
  • iPhone 6S Plus – $225.00
We can have the screen replaced for you quickly in just 15 minutes. A new screen also comes with a Limited Life Time Warranty. What a deal! Where else can you find prices like this with all of these bonuses?
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These prices are the same at each of our locations, including Manhattan; Pomton Plains, NJ; and Morristown, NJ.
We always take care of you!

We value our customers, so throughout our fifteen years of experience, we have constantly evaluated and improved our service. And we continue to do so today. We truly appreciate the trust and loyalty that our clients place in us. We will do everything in our power to help you and make sure you’re satisfied. No one is more important to our business than you.
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Don’t forget that if you have any issues with your device, we are conveniently close! So, if you want to add some spring to your step and take advantage of our melting prices that are now cheaper than ever, just swing by today.

5 Signs Your Computer Got a Virus

Many viruses inflict the most harm before people even notice them. It’s vital to learn the signs of infection so you can take immediate action.  We want to warn you about 5 common signs of infection:

5 signs you got a virus

#1 Annoying pop-up advertisement
If pop-up advertisements appear when you aren’t browsing the Web, a virus is probably creating them. Some malware distributors seek to generate revenue by delivering third-party ads to computers without user permission.

5 signs you got a virus

Others try to sell products or services that supposedly remove the virus. Never respond to these advertisements; most Internet criminals won’t fully remove their malware if you pay them. They will try to extract more money out of you in the future. You could also end up with fake anti-virus software on your computer.

#2 Locked access
A message may inform you that police or other authorities have locked access to your PC. It might accuse you of viewing illegal content, breaking copyright laws or committing other crimes. Even if it seems authentic, don’t believe these statements. Government agencies don’t actually lock citizens’ computers and demand fine payments when they detect illegal activity.

5 signs you got a virus

The truth is that criminals use deceptive “ransomware” to demand cash from people who want to regain access to their files or applications. Find a way to remove the malware rather than rewarding such behavior.

#3 Subtle symptoms
Some viruses have fairly subtle symptoms. They might cause a PC to run somewhat slower by placing more demand on its Internet connection or processor. You may not even notice this if you have a fast computer with plenty of bandwidth. Nonetheless, the malware could be stealing your account numbers, passwords and confidential documents.

5 signs you got a virus

It may use your machine as a repository for pornographic images or instruct it to take part in scheduled attacks on other computers. A virus with few or no symptoms can still be quite harmful.

#4 An error message
Your computer could be infected if anti-virus or program management utilities become impossible to access. For instance, you might see an error message when you try to run a spyware scanner or activate firewall software.

5 signs you got a virus

Some malware also stops users from reaching theTask Manager in Windows. You may find that your computer does nothing when you press the control, alt and delete keys at the same time. This makes it more difficult to detect or interrupt an illicit program’s malicious activities.

#5 Strange emails
When acquaintances receive email messages that you never sent, a virus could be responsible. You might discover this when people reply to them or you receive notifications about “bounced” email. Be sure to check your outbox for unauthorized messages.

5 signs you got a virus

Malware can also commandeer social media accounts and use them to transmit viruses or post fraudulent ads. If a virus doesn’t directly infiltrate accounts, it may provide hackers with your login details and enable them to send messages without permission.

React fast
When you suspect that your computer contains malware, it’s important to take action quickly. Viruses intercept more private information and infect additional files when they remain in place for long periods of time.

5 signs you got a virus

For example, a malicious program could be recording every keystroke and sending the data to hackers. If you notice the signs of a virus or accidentally download a suspicious file, please visit the professionals.

Guideline If You Spill Liquid On A Laptop

At LaptopMD, it is very common to see consumers who have lost their data or entire machine at all when liquid was spilt on their computers or laptops.. Unfortunately it can happen to anyone.

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Laptop spills are frightening because they can end up killing the unit if you do not tend to them immediately. The following are some quick steps that you can take to protect and revive a laptop spill. You should act quickly to enhance the chances of a complete unit recovery:

1. Power off the Device
The first thing you should do is turn the device off to prevent any short circuits. This should be done immediately after the spill.

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2. Unplug Everything
Unplugging all the peripherals is the second step you should take, and you should do it quickly to improve chances of a revival.

3. Flip It Like Hotcakes
The next step is turning the unit over on its belly so that any liquid that is trapped in it can run out.

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4. Absorb the Moisture
This step requires a heavy duty paper towel such as Brawny. You must try to absorb as much moisture as possible with the paper towel.
5. Perform an Inspection
Inspection is the next step. You should inspect the device and check for keyboard puddles and the like.

6. Conduct Further Cleaning
You should clean the lint and sticky items off the computer while You are working on it.

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7. Allow the Unit to Dry
This part of the process involves a large amount of waiting and faith. You should wait at least 48 hours to give the unit time to dry.
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  • Dry naturally. Prop the machine up, away from surfaces, so that air can circulate in and around the entire unit. Leave the machine to dry for 24 to 48 hours. While it is drying, place the laptop battery in uncooked rice.
  • Dry with light heat. Use moderately warm sources of heat. Let it dry for approximately 12 hours. A dehumidifier may improve drying time.
  • Never use a hair dryer, as this will cause static problems and contaminate your laptop. A hair dryer at a high setting could also melt some of the plastic components. In extreme cases the hair dryer will drive moisture deeper into the circuits and components and that moisture will oxidize and create capacities load connections under and inside of integrated circuits and connectors, eventually failing the laptop.

8. Put It Back Together
The last step that you can do alone is putting the unit back together. You can check to see if it works at that point.

9. Call us
We hope that you can get your precious laptop working by using the tips we mentioned above. However, do not fret if that does not happen for you.

Guideline If You Spill Liquid On A Laptop  from LaptopMD

We strongly recommend you don`t put this issue into a dark corner and let professionals take care about your devices.

Laptop buying guide: Essential Tips

At LaptopMD, we encounter just about every consumer electronics problem you could imagine on a regular basis. For the most part, there aren’t many technical snafus we can’t rectify. However, some laptops are simply beyond fixing for one reason or another.

Laptop buying guide: Essential Tips from LaptopMD

In that case, it’s time to upgrade to a new machine. Use the following laptop buying checklist we’ve put together to guide your decision the next time you need a new laptop.

Step #1 – Pick a Platform: Windows or Mac
Probably the most important decision you’ll make is the default operating system that a laptop comes with.

Laptop buying guide: Essential Tips from LaptopMD

For most consumers, it’s basically a choice between Windows 10 and Mac OS X.

Step#2 – Do you want 2-in-1?
The main decision to make nowadays when it comes to mobile computers is between a standard laptop and a hybrid. A normal laptop has a permanently attached keyboard while a hybrid usually has a detachable keyboard. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4, the iPad Pro, Lenovo Yoga 900 are usually given as examples of the latter.

Step#3 – Choose a Size That’s Right for You
Since it’s an inherently mobile device, a laptop must be perfectly suited to its user on the basis of size and weight.

Laptop buying guide: Essential Tips from LaptopMD

  • 11 to 12 inches: The thinnest and lightest systems around have 11- to 12-inches screens and typically weigh 2.5 to 3.5 pounds. Examples – Surface Pro 4, Macbook 12;
  • 13 to 14 inches: Provides the best balance of portability and usability if you get a laptop that weighs under 4 pounds Examples – Macbook Air 13, Dell XPS 13;
  • 15 inches: The most popular size, 15 inch laptops weigh 4.5 to 6.5 pounds. Consider this size if you want a larger screen and you are not planning to carry your laptop around often. Examples – Macbook Pro 15, Asus Zenbook Pro UX501.

Step#4 – Find a Machine That’s Powerful Enough
The CPU and on-board RAM of a laptop will dictate what you can do with it in the field.. The key is to thoroughly peruse laptop benchmarks before buying.

Laptop buying guide: Essential Tips from LaptopMD

  • Intel Core i3/i5: If you are looking for a mainstream laptop with the best combination of price and performance, get a Core i5. Core i3 is a small step down.
  • Intel Core i7: High-end performance for gaming rigs and workstations.
  • Intel Core m3/ m5/ m7: Low-power and low heat allow systems with these processors to go fanless. Performance is better than Celeron, but a notch below Core i3/ i5.

Step#5 – Find a Machine with the Right Longevity

A laptop that can’t run as long as you’d like when it’s off the cord won’t do you much good. While a Macbook should be good for 10 hours or more under normal circumstances, a solid laptop usually won’t last much longer than five.

Laptop buying guide: Essential Tips from LaptopMD

Some particularly efficient yet robust hybrids may be able to run for 8 hours or so on a single charge before eventually sapping their battery power.

Step#6 – Select a Laptop That Fits Your Budget
Finally, the right laptop is one that ticks all of the aforementioned boxes at a price that fits your budget. That range could be anywhere from $500 to 3000$. Knowing what you want and what you’re able to get for the money that you’re willing to part with is the key.

Laptop buying guide: Essential Tips from LaptopMD

Shop around a little once you’ve dialed in your preferred specifications to avoid being ripped off on any given option.

Making Your Laptop Go the Distance
Finally you’ve found the perfect laptop for you. It would be awesome if all your data, pictures, notes, and music appeared on your new machine seamlessly as well as a pre-installed anti-virus program. Unfortunately it can be complicated for many users to do this by themselves. When you have an issue like this the friendly and experienced staff at LaptopMD is on your side.

Apple vs. Android vs. ????

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A little variety is needed with everything. No one wants a plate full of veggies, or a plate full of meat (well, most of us don’t). Why should we settle for such a monopoly in the phone market?

Apple, Android and Windows phone account for 95% of the modern phone market, but there are at least a half dozen other open source operating systems. Why don’t we hear more about them? Why are the politics behind our most integral modern device ran by pretty much two companies?

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A Million Ways* to Save Your iPhone Battery

A public power outlet is a gold mine isn’t it? I know when I’m out with a certain friend he takes advantage of every working power outlet he can. He’s constantly on his iPhone. If he’s not e-mailing, he’s searching social media or taking pictures. Once his phone hits below a certain percentage he suddenly becomes a character in an adventure film, on a far and wide source for the hidden power. Sometimes the place we eat lunch depends on whether he can charge his phone. Yes, it’s that bad.

I’ve slowly realized that instead of combing backstreets and awkwardly procrastinating in stores until he gets a decent charge, I could be a little more proactive in helping him. We did some hands on research and found myriad ways to preserve an iPhone battery. This is iPhone centric, but some of the general rules apply to all smartphones. There are very practical solutions, as well as some I never would have thought about. At LaptopMD we’re known for curing smartphones, but part of any good Medic’s duty is making sure your phone is always in peak condition. Here are some tips for iPhone owners:

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Battery Usage feature – i0S 8 has a new feature called Battery Usage, which allows you to see which programs are sucking up the most of your battery power. It’s a good idea to know which Apps are taking up the most power, so you can decide which Apps are the best to kill or maybe seek alternatives to. Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage.

Don’t Kill Your Apps! – This is the most obvious solution……except it’s not a solution. The iOS system doesn’t actually hold background memory on Apps, so when you’re not using an app, it holds exactly 0% of your CPU, and subsequently none of your battery. Constantly “killing” your Apps does nothing but drain your battery.

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