Running your business’s social media accounts can be a daunting task. This is especially true when you realize the time and dedication it requires. Sure, it’s easy to run a personal account and post random thoughts you have throughout the day, or share a meme you found funny, but when it comes to doing so for your business, there’s a level of professionalism and commitment that should be adhered to. With the abundance of information and recommendations available on the internet...
Thursday January 18th, 2018Read More
Between Google Play and the App Store, there are over two million apps to choose from. Without a copious amount of time to wade through all of these apps, it can be hard to find the quality ones in the pool. Without having some quality apps, your smartphone is essentially just a device to make calls, send texts, and browse the internet—all functions that can be accomplished with a significantly cheaper device.

Smartphones have become an integral part of our day here at Armor, and most o...
Thursday January 18th, 2018Read More
Custom desktop PCs are something people seem to be very interested in but are intimidated by—between cost and the plethora of parts available, building a custom PC can be a headache, especially when keeping future upgrades in mind. We've taken a lot of the guesswork out of the equation by offering the three custom PC builds, found below.

A few things to note about these builds: they're created with gaming in mind, and as such, some of the required parts are more p...
Tuesday January 16th, 2018Read More
What if all of the devices in your life could connect to the internet? Not just computers and smartphones, but everything: clocks, speakers, lights, doorbells, cameras, windows, window blinds, hot water heaters, appliances, cooking utensils, you name it—even bathrooms are getting an upgrade. And what if those devices could all communicate, send you information, and take your commands? It's not science fiction; it's the Internet of Things (IoT), and it's a key comp...
Thursday January 11th, 2018Read More
Open-source is defined as software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed or modified. Generally, open-source software comes with an application that is ready to go out of the box. This software is usually free—minus the time it takes to actually learn how the software works. This is the software we use in our business and on our client’s systems. These are general software applications that make any computer a functional media and data e...
Tuesday January 9th, 2018Read More
Parallax is a fairly old visual effect. The effect works like this, by varying the speed of the movement of two or more flat planes, we can simulate depth, lending the 2D elements a feeling of 3D space.

In modern web design, parallax effects are relatively common and come in a variety of flavors, most of them linked in some way to the user's mouse or scroll position.

For all of our onpage demonstrations, we'll be using a simple DIV structure:

<div id="one">
Thursday January 4th, 2018Read More
We've all heard it for at least a decade: passwords should have at least one uppercase letter, one symbol, and one number. That'll make them secure and hard for someone to guess, right? Well, that's not entirely false, it will make it hard for someone to guess, but these techniques can actually make guessing your password easier for a machine. Setting these arbitrary limits seems like it's there to help us, but in truth, most of us use EXACTLY one uppercase letter, one symbol, an...
Tuesday January 2nd, 2018Read More
    Many businesses are struggling to keep up with present-day marketing trends, especially when it comes to methods of capturing your ideal audience on Facebook. Facebook is a blessing for small businesses, as it’s another way to get in front of your potential clients or customers and be accessible to them 24/7. However, properly leveraging Facebook isn’t always the easiest thing for a business owner to figure out right off the bat. Luckily, there are quite a few free...
Thursday December 28th, 2017Read More

Computers, unlike a lot of technology in our lives, should have regular maintenance done to keep the machine running in tip-top shape. Between too much data on your storage device, malware and viruses, and even the dust building up on the cooling fans, there are several different things you can do to maintain and ensure that you're running your machine as efficiently as possible. Here are a few general steps for doing this.

1. Back up your data.
Storage drives die all...
Tuesday December 26th, 2017Read More

All physical storage media, including hard drives, flash drives, and even solid-state drives fail eventually, and without a backup, your precious data could be lost forever.

Moving your files, photos, and documents online to the cloud is one of the smartest computing decisions you can make. And one that everyone should make (like, today, immediately after reading this article).

With cloud storage, your files are encrypted and backed-up securely to multiple servers owned and...
Thursday December 21st, 2017Read More

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