The Armor Techs Blog

Many of the best things in life come in pairs, whether it's Batman and Robin, butter and toast, or what we're going to discuss today: content and marketing. When it comes to having an online presence for your business, the key to staying relevant and attracting new potential clientele lies in content creation.
But what IS content creation, especially when related to a business? I'm sure you've seen the surge of people calling themselves "content creators" online: peo...
Here it is, the end of 2019 and time to buy gifts for the Holidays again. I go shopping, and I find a thousand things I want to put on my list but struggle to find gifts for others. Everyone seems to have an opinion on what are the hottest tech gifts this year, so I've decided to do some research and throw my hat into the ring. Here are some of my favorite gifts for everyone on your list.
1. Smart Speakers
Either a Google Nest (formerly Google Home) or an Amazon Echo is an absolute...

Welcome to Armor's Custom Computer Lab
Who doesn't want a product custom made for them? Of course, the problem with custom products is that they cost more upfront. However, the benefit of custom products is that they tend to last longer—this is especially true for computers. A good custom computer, say for gaming, starts at about a thousand dollars, which is a bit of a scary number when you see Best Buy offering a sale on an HP gaming PC for $500 (we'll get into why this...
What Is Search Visibility?
Search visibility is a metric that tells you what percentage of all possible organic clicks a website is getting for a given keyword. Search visibility is a great metric to help you figure out if you've been hit with an algorithm update or a penalty. It tells you how big your piece of the available traffic pie really is, and it gives you a birds-eye-view perspective on your site's overall SEO performance. If you are only looking at your raw traffic numbers, ...

Square Financing Is Now Available at Armor
Is your computer in need of some TLC, but you don't have a few hundred dollars lying around? Well, now upgrading has never been easier. Simply apply at the shop or from the comfort of your home. All you have to do is answer a few quick questions to qualify for a $250-$10,000 loan. Square will show you all the costs with total clarity, and then you just pick the installment plan that fits your budget. Apply today!
Recently one of Armor'...
[Editor's note: this blog post is a companion piece to an episode of our podcast, created in an effort to make our podcast more accessible to people with hearing difficulties].
The big idea behind Internet Marketing, the reason why we sell websites, and the reason that we can push results for websites is an idea called Search Engine Optimization (SEO). SEO is the way that a search engine finds, understands, and serves your page as a result in Google or Bing. So, there are two types of SEO...
A big part of being a successful local computer repair shop is understanding the philosophy and process of diagnosing computer issues. Although it may seem like magic, we consistently use concrete steps and procedures that guide us from one possibility to another to eliminate a problem using flow charts, work aids, and/or our wealth of experience in the field. We have developed a method that serves us and our customers effectively in saving not only time, but also money and, ultimately, cost to ...
Smart Phones. They're magical. They are with us every second of every day, providing us with communication, answers, and entertainment in just a few touches or swipes. But for something that is so incredibly useful, they still have terrible battery life. This is an ongoing problem for all manufacturers and all phones. Over time, battery life drops significantly, and with the ubiquity of non-removable batteries, the process of replacing the battery is sometimes incredibly difficult. While som...
Software is a highly competitive field. This is great because it gives users a large number of options to choose from when they need something, but the downside is that it makes it complex to choose the right tool for the job. When a business or an individual makes a choice with technology, and then builds systems or processes on top of that choice, it creates something called Technical Debt, which can influence decisions later on in subtle and not so subtle ways.
By way of illustration . . ....
For nearly the past decade, the field of cloud-based and locally-based game streaming has matured from a niche field into a fully developed set of products and services. As startups and large companies have continued to fight for your living room device space, the variety of hardware at your disposal has changed and expanded dramatically. We'll be looking back at the history of video game streaming, what it looks like today, and how you as an individual can make the most of your own hardware...

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