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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...

As more and more of our lives are online, the chance of encountering a cyberattack increases. One of the most popular versions of cyberattacks today is through ransomware. But what exactly is ransomware, how can we protect ourselves and our data from them, and what do we do if we believe we've been infected? Let's dig into that today!
What is Ransomware?
So, what is ransomware? Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) designed to deny access to a computer system and...
Between having too many things, not having enough time, and the recently booming minimalist market, everyone has something they're looking to get rid of. Many times, this process becomes increasingly difficult when the item has some sort of value to it, whether monitory or otherwise.
I'm sure your first instinct is a garage/yard sale, flea markets, or maybe putting an ad in the newspaper to advertise what you're selling to the masses. But you may quickly come to the realization th...
Welcome to a new month, same problems. Last month, it became public knowledge that the city of Chicago had paid over $1,000,000 to a currently unnamed person or persons. How? The city was tricked by a phishing email that asked them to change the account of one of their approved vendors over to a new bank. Which leads me to this month's topic, and it's one that we've introduced but never tackled head-on.
You Are The Weakest Link In Your Internet Security
I'm not picking on a...

Instead of our regularly scheduled blog post today, we like to remind our readers that Armor Techs has a podcast. In our most recent episode, co-hosts Ryan and Stephen discuss the art of speedrunning. and the wonderful work done by Games Done Quick:
Games Done Quick is a series of charity video game marathons. These events feature high-level gameplay by speedrunners raising money for charity. Games Done Quick has teamed up with several charities in its nine-year history, including Doctors...
We've talked previously about what JavaScript is, we've talked about Why we use it on the front end, but let's go into the specifics on How we use JavaScript to extend the functionality of websites.
How we use JavaScript.
Most modern websites are divided into roughly three sections. The "Front End" of a website, which is what users will see when they are browsing your website, maybe reading a blog post like you are now. The "Back End" or "CMS" of a...
There has been a particularly common scam/exploitation email going around recently. In the email, the scammer claims to have control over your email account, have evidence of some of your behavior that you wouldn't want getting out to your professional contacts or family. This email is based on a well-publicized and very real crime, but scammers are always about making the most amount of money with the least amount of effort, so none of the emails going out recently have any real blackmail b...
Welcome to the second installment of the "A Brief Introduction to JavaScript" series. In this post, we'll be discussing JavaScript as a front-end or client-facing language. JavaScript has become, and is to this day, the de-facto standard programming language of the web, and for good reason. It's universally supported by all modern web browsers, standardized, and honestly, a really good language overall especially due to its dynamic nature and seamless integration with the Docum...

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