December - 2018

What is an Armor Tech?

What is an Armor Tech? An Armor Tech is a member of a group of technicians, developers, innovators, data entry and internet technology administrators who are always training and keeping abreast of current technology. An Armor Tech is moving...
Thursday December 6th, 2018

December 2018 Security Newsletter

Happy Holidays everyone. Did you know that the United States Post Office left an unpatched security vulnerability in an API that let users scrape information about any one of the millions of people in their database, and more terrifyingly, ...
Tuesday December 4th, 2018

November - 2018

How To: Optimize Product Pages on eCommerce Websites

How To: Optimize Product Pages on eCommerce Websites This late in 2018, we're fast approaching an era of shopping online, delivery right to your door, and an ease-of-access to the things we need and want that we've never seen bef...
Thursday November 29th, 2018

A Color Primary: Using Colors to Control Emotions and The Advantages of Using Hexadecimal Codes

Today is a very colorful day! I get to talk to you about the general understanding of colors. What are colors, Pantones, and color hexadecimals? Sit back and relax; it’s time to learn! Colors To understand colors, we need to sta...
Tuesday November 27th, 2018

Microsoft Remote Desktop vs. TeamViewer vs. LogMeIn: Which Is the Right Remote Software for You?

Being able to remote into a computer that you are away from can be a very handy thing sometimes—e.g., you're sick and have to stay home from work, but you have crucial work that needs to be done in order to make a deadline. Or may...
Tuesday November 20th, 2018

The Internet of Abbreviations

Working in 2018 inevitably means working with the internet, and with it comes working with internet slang, abbreviations, and acronyms. If you didn't grow up with internet-enabled devices, especially if it was the time before smartp...
Thursday November 15th, 2018

FAQ: What You Need to Know About Armor Techs' Services

Armor Techs has been in business for over 15 years, and each year we come across some of the same hurdles when communicating with our current and potential clients. In order to facilitate this, and to hopefully remove a lot of the confusion...
Tuesday November 13th, 2018

Triathlete Tech: Smart Sports Watches and How to Find One

Tech has become a part of nearly every aspect of our lives. This is no different when it comes to the world of sports. While there are many devices on the market to boost performance and training, we will narrow our scope today to sports wa...
Thursday November 8th, 2018

The Economics of Security: It pays to plan ahead

What a month October 2018 was: Facebook had another breach; Google was caught not disclosing their own, and in reaction shuts down the consumer service for Google+ (and it's 2 users). And hey, turns out there's a scandal brewing abo...
Tuesday November 6th, 2018

GOOGLE DUPLEX - A Huge Step Forward in Voice AI

INTRODUCTION A long-standing goal of human-computer interaction has been to enable people to have a natural conversation with computers, as they would with each other. In recent years, we have witnessed a revolution in the ability of...
Thursday November 1st, 2018

October - 2018

Blockchain: The Trend to Pave the Path of the Future

At this point in 2018, we've all heard of the blockchain. We've seen companies hopping on what some are calling a trend, from Long Island Iced Tea Corp changing its name to Long Blockchain Corp and even Kodak adopting blockchain tec...
Tuesday October 30th, 2018

Lights Out: A DARK WEB!?!?

Is it really a Dark Web? Well, first of all, not really. It's been called many things, the dark web, the private web, the anonymous web, the Tor network, the onion network, they all are the same thing. And while some of the names lik...
Tuesday October 23rd, 2018

The Top 3 Free Antivirus Programs

Introduction Everyone using a PC nowadays knows how important it is to have some sort of antivirus installed. The question usually comes up, but which one should I install? Should I pay for antivirus software? Do I need to install mo...
Thursday October 18th, 2018

Get Your Tip Top Typography Tricks To Teach To Others

What Is the Difference between Text, Font, and Typeface? Typefaces are important to designers because they can make or break a design. When creating a design, you have to be aware of who your target audience is and what you are designing...
Tuesday October 16th, 2018

Oh F@$% No, or How I Learned to Let Go and Accept the Windows Updates

Illinois, May 2018 Let's set the scene. I have just dropped my fiance off at the airport early in the morning and won't see her again for three months. I get home after the drive to O'Hare, and I pull up my laptop to star...
Thursday October 11th, 2018

What is Internet Marketing?

It's 2018: Businesses Are Online It's 2018, and that means that businesses have been on the internet for over two decades at this point. Whether you sell products online, or you simply have a website meant to funnel visitors ...
Tuesday October 9th, 2018

Dawn of the Killer Robots

Dawn of the Killer Robots Terminator, Aliens, The Matrix: these are just a few of the movies that come to mind when thinking about artificial intelligence (AI) gone awry. There's always a stage where humankind has reached a point...
Thursday October 4th, 2018

The Benefits of Local Hosting

The Benefits of Local Hosting I'll have been with Armor for two years come October, and I've been our Server Admin for a year and a half at this point. In that time, I've dealt with clients hosted everywhere from Arizona to G...
Tuesday October 2nd, 2018

September - 2018

Web Layouts of the Future: Why You Should Use CSS Grid

The History of Web Layouts Web design and development has evolved a lot in the last thirty years. We started in the mid-1990s with table-based layouts, spacer gifs, and desktop-only design (nobody had smartphones or mobile data). Moving ...
Thursday September 27th, 2018

Looking to the Future: True Wireless Charging

INTRODUCTION Nikola Tesla first envisioned a wireless power transmission system in the early 1890s; he even attempted to build an experimental station, Wardenclyffe Tower, which he hoped would be the first in a worldwide wireless sys...
Thursday September 20th, 2018

Mirror, Mirror On The Moon

History It all started on July 20, 1969, when Apollo 11 landed. Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin left a mirror on the Moon’s surface 49 years ago. This mirror was placed so that astronomers could fire las...
Tuesday September 18th, 2018

September Security Newsletter

Happy September everyone. The internet is still a vast hellscape of people who want to steal from you. So, business as usual. This month's topic is email, and all the ways it can be used to steal from you or damage you or your compan...
Thursday September 13th, 2018

Additional Security: The Importance of Two-Factor Authentication

The (Sad) State of Internet Security The Armor Techs' blog is full of posts discussing security and passwords, and this post is going to be in much of the same vein. The security of your data on the web is becoming (read: has always ...
Tuesday September 11th, 2018

Optimizing Google Chrome through Extensions

Optimizing Your Google Chrome Experience The internet has become one of the biggest tools we use in our everyday lives, and what browser we use is how we experience everything the web has to offer. Google Chrome is one of the biggest a...
Thursday September 6th, 2018

August - 2018

7 Signs that Your Computer or Phone Is Hacked...and What You Need to Do about it

The main idea I want to discuss in this post is what to do when your device is compromised. If you have been hacked or a virus has been found on your computer, make a list of all the recent passwords to accounts you may have used. Remove yo...
Friday August 31st, 2018

Monkeying Around: Donkey Kong Country

Welcome to Donkey Kong Country I find it extraordinarily hard to believe that this post is going to be foreign to anybody—with a series that's been around since 1994, most people reading this blog have had it around for a good ...
Wednesday August 29th, 2018

The Robotic Ecosystem of Artificial Life

What companies come to mind when you hear about autonomous robots? Tesla? Google? Well, there's another company coming out with some pretty fantastic tech in that area: Rolls-Royce. They have teamed up with Harvard University to dev...
Tuesday August 21st, 2018

At The End of the Phishing Pole.

A basic diagram of what Phishing boils down to. What is it? Phishing (pronounced "fishing") is the process of "fishing" for more information about a person, often by posing as a source they would have no qualms abo...
Thursday August 16th, 2018

August 2018 Security Newsletter

A Quick Change Of Format We've been watching the statistics on these security blog posts, and they are among our least read content, so we're going to mess with the content a little. Instead of taking more of a marketing/newslett...
Tuesday August 7th, 2018

SEXTORTION: The Latest Internet Plague

INTRODUCTION Here’s a clever new twist on an old email scam that makes the con far more believable. The message claims to have been sent from a hacker who’s compromised your computer and used your webcam to record a video...
Wednesday August 1st, 2018

July - 2018

The Four Phone Accessories You Should Be Using

The Four Phone Accessories You Should be Using 1. Durable Cases The OtterBox Defender Series Case, shown in the color Vinyasa. Even though many people are opting out of repairing their phones due to many cellular service providers ...
Tuesday July 31st, 2018

The Wonderful World of Pixels: Understanding The Unit That Makes Up Everything Digital

Pixels, The Unit of Measurement Pixels: smaller than the point of a needle, able to be nearly 200,000 different colors, and something you stare at basically all day. Pixels are everywhere, from your TV screen to the screen on your smartp...
Thursday July 26th, 2018

The Armor Techs' E3 2018 Recap

E3 season has come and gone, and a ton of major announcements were made throughout the conferences this year. Check out the Armor Techs' E3 Recap below, and let us know if there are any games you're looking forward to from this year...
Monday July 23rd, 2018

Real Life in a Virtual World

Real Life in a Virtual World "LOOK OUT!" This phrase has preceded countless catastrophes. It is one of the last things you want to hear when on the worksite. "How can we prepare for this?," a question all doctors ...
Wednesday July 18th, 2018

TROJANS & MALWARE & RANSOMWARE, OH MY! - The Necessity of an Antivirus

INTRODUCTION Every week, someone brings a device into Armor because of malware. Every day, the AV-TEST Institute registers over 350,000 new malicious programs (malware) and potentially unwanted applications (PUA). These are examined ...
Tuesday July 17th, 2018

THE PROBLEM WITH PASSWORDS: Looking at Future Solutions

INTRODUCTION The problems with a password are obvious: the login system was first designed for time-sharing computers in the 1960s, working on mainframes that took up an entire lab. To use the computer, you tapped in your login name ...
Thursday July 12th, 2018

GDPR and You: What You Need to Know about Europe's New Privacy Laws

Introduction to GDPR If you're even a semi-regular internet user, you've probably seen this in the last month: you log into your favorite service, like Facebook or Twitter, and see a huge notification, "We have updated our p...
Tuesday July 10th, 2018

June - 2018

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Equations: A Technological Examination of a Screenshot From Ni No Kuni 2

Let's talk about this image: All rights to this image and the game Ni No Kuni 2 belong to Level 5 and Namco Bandai, and it is used here to discuss the underlying graphics technologies behind the game This is from a game released t...
Friday June 29th, 2018

3D Printed Homes - Is This The Future of Housing?

3D Printing Future If you’re into tech and scroll through your social feeds on any given day, chances are you’ve seen something related to new 3D printing technology. The advances come in many forms, some are for the medical ...
Wednesday June 27th, 2018

Subnautica: The Escape from 4546B

The Spoiler Warning I feel the need to preface this post with a spoiler warning. I will be discussing the underwater-survival game known as Subnautica, from its nuances and weaknesses to its strengths and story. If you haven't had th...
Tuesday June 26th, 2018

Why Not Build It Yourself?

Our owner was working with a client recently trying to collect on an invoice that had stretched too far, when the client responded with a rather interesting justifcation: "Well, I just don't understand what I pay you for? I was ...
Thursday June 21st, 2018

The Art of Speedrunning: How Players Dominate Our Favorite Games

What is Speedrunning? Speedrunning in video games is a concept that seems foreign and even questionable to most. The idea of playing video games should be for leisure, which implies we should do it at our own pace. While this approa...
Tuesday June 19th, 2018

Gamification: Entice Your Employees to Succeed

Games of all kinds have become an integral part of our day-to-day activities. Whether it's that mobile game you hop on for a few minutes to complete your daily quests, to more dedicated gaming on your game console with friends, and even...
Thursday June 14th, 2018

BATTLE OF THE SMART SPEAKERS: (and Their Respective Assistants)

INTRODUCTION At the start of the year, I wrote about smart home automation, and the two main choices: the Amazon Echo (Alexa) and Google Home (Google Assistant). At the time, I found Alexa to be the clear winner. Now that it's June, ...
Tuesday June 12th, 2018

The Armor Techs Crash Course for E3 2018

It's that time of year again, when video game developers from around the world gather in Los Angeles to give us news and a sneak peek into what they're working on and what new titles we can expect to see in the coming year. Thi...
Thursday June 7th, 2018

May - 2018

Understanding the Value of Time: The Ploy of the Service Industry

Time and the Service Industry Whether you're aware of it or not, the service industry is all around us. From lawn care to plumbing to graphic design and more, just about anything where somebody does work for you is part of the servic...
Thursday May 31st, 2018

If You Love Food, You Should Have These Four Apps

I don’t know about you, but I think about food what feels like all day. I’ll complete one meal and almost immediately start thinking about the next one. Being raised in a primarily Italian household, I’m pretty useful in t...
Tuesday May 29th, 2018

THE NEW GMAIL: Google Is Breathing New Life into Email

DO MORE WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR INBOX The refreshed design is appearing for Gmail users on the web, bringing it closer to the company’s tweaks for Gmail on mobile devices. Google is implementing smart replies for Gmail on the web,...
Thursday May 24th, 2018

Make Your Own VR

There are two things you need to accept before we go forward: Virtual Reality is awesome. It is an experience that is still awkwardly growing into its own, but when it is done with care for both the experience and the user, there is n...
Wednesday May 23rd, 2018

The Quick Guide to Facebook Live with Open Broadcaster Software

Engaging with followers and friends on social media has become an ever-changing activity. From text posts, to links, images, and now videos, all types of media can be used to create these interactions and to get your followers the informati...
Thursday May 17th, 2018

A Practical Guide to Arrays

I've long held that good code is like poetry (and I'm far from the only one). Everything should have a purpose, and if you ever repeat yourself, there should be a good reason. With various high-level coding languages, you can enable...
Tuesday May 15th, 2018

Pet Tech: The 6 Best Gadgets For Your Cat or Dog

We live in a world where we use technology to make almost everything in our lives easier. We set alarms on our cell phones, we ask our Google Home what the weather is, and we use apps to start our cars when it's cold out. All of these t...
Thursday May 10th, 2018

Right To Repair: The Act That Is Changing How We Preserve Devices

Each day, the amount of devices in our lives grows: from the tablet your child(ren) just had to have to the kiosks that you use to order McDonald's at lunch. Now more than ever, you're likely to have some device that isn't worki...
Monday May 7th, 2018

The 2018 Pokemon: Go Crash Course

It's about that time of year again: the birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and it's not dark already when you get off of work. With the coming of spring comes a reawakening in the popularity (and playability) of the cult classi...
Wednesday May 2nd, 2018

May 2018 Security Newsletter

General Security News In the good news column for April, Dutch Police raided and took down the online DDoS marketplace Webstresser, which sold DDoS attacks for relatively low prices. Additionally for the first time ever, Microsoft dev...
Wednesday May 2nd, 2018

Google is Rolling out Mobile-First Search Indexing

  WELCOME TO THE NEW INTERNET   You invested thousands of dollars to rank on Google. And it worked. You rank higher than your competition for several top keywords. Your organic search traffic is going through the roof. ...
Tuesday May 1st, 2018

April - 2018

Passive Income: 3 Ways to Make Your Website Work For You

When most people think of a website, they don't see it the same way a business does. They don't see it as a business asset, meant to generate leads and drive users down to your product or service, with the ultimate goal of makin...
Tuesday April 24th, 2018

Built for Failure: The Unfortunate Truth about Consoles

Picture it: you're coming home from a long day of work or school and you're ready to kick back, relax, and pwn noobs on your game console. You sit down, grab your controller and start up your console, only to be greeted with a b...
Thursday April 19th, 2018

Corsair VOID Gaming Headset - An Armor Review

Corsair VOID Headset: An Armor Review Features: Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound RGB Dynamic Multicolor Lighting Microfiber/Memory Foam headband and ear cups Fully adjustable headband Noise-Cancelling Microphone USB C...
Tuesday April 17th, 2018

Epic Games Epic Game: Fortnite Battle Royale

Epic Games: The Beginning Epic Games has been around since the early '90s, where they started as Potomac Computer Systems. After publishing his first game ZZT, the CEO Tim Sweeney changed the name of the company to Epic MegaGames, an...
Wednesday April 11th, 2018

Tech-xercise: Keep Your Kids Moving

Techxersice, Keep your kid moving. Too often, I see my kids playing video games. Then their behavior gets a little out of control, so then we end up implementing a TECH STRIKE! No video games, no television, no tablet; just b...
Tuesday April 10th, 2018

Make It Useful Again: Turn That Old PC Into a DIY Home Media Server

One of the more ridiculous aspects of technology is just how quickly a piece of tech can become outdated. There's an old joke among hardware enthusiasts that by the time you can afford the best hardware available, it's already been ...
Thursday April 5th, 2018

April 2018 Security Newsletter

Chicago-based Orbitz was in the news this month for a data breach. The consensus seems to be that the breach took place sometime between October 2016 and December 2017. If you're wondering how a company that builds itself on successfull...
Wednesday April 4th, 2018

Artificial Eye-telligence: How Google is Using Your Eyes in Medicine

AI + EYES = ♡ Google’s New AI Can Predict Heart Disease just by Looking at You ___     INTRODUCING VERILY     What’s that old proverb, “eyes are the window to the soul?&rdq...
Tuesday April 3rd, 2018

March - 2018

Browsing Browsers: What Should You Use To Surf the Web

The Selection of Browsers At this point in the Internet's lifespan, most (if not all) of us are aware of at least a few different browsers used to navigate the web. All of the big names in technology have one: Google Chrome, Microsof...
Tuesday March 27th, 2018

The Four Essentials For Successful Email Marketing

Sending out emails for your company can be a totally nerve-wracking experience. Anxiety gets built up by asking yourself questions like, “What if my content doesn’t get clicked?”; “What if a bunch of people report me...
Thursday March 22nd, 2018

Night Of The Living Pop-Up

Picture it: you're on Facebook doing the usual—checking on family, clicking links to interesting articles that might come up in your feed, or even playing those (sometimes ridiculous) Facebook games. Out of nowhere, a window appea...
Tuesday March 20th, 2018

The Business of I.T. and Time Relativity: A Brief History of Armor

To start a business or not to start a business, that is... not the question. The real question is do you want to learn the hard way or the right way? — David Galica Over the span of 15 years, Armor Techs has evolved into the divers...
Friday March 16th, 2018

Forest Cities: One Man Brings Kashyyyk to Life

Or, One Man's Solution to Battle the World's Pollution Problem ___     INTRODUCTION   In the wake of President Trump's decision to remove America from the Paris Climate agreement, you'd be fo...
Friday March 9th, 2018

The Ins and Outs of Search Engine Optimization

What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? A quality product speaks for itself. Your business excels in its field, and you need a website that won’t sell you short. Armor websites have the quality and unique content to put you on th...
Thursday March 8th, 2018

8 Seconds to Failure: Attracting Visitors in the Digital Age

In the age of digital media, the average user of any website, app, etc. has an attention span of between 6 and 8 seconds. With only a fraction of a minute to convince a visitor to use your website for whatever purpose they may have in mind ...
Tuesday March 6th, 2018

How To Dominate The Ever Changing World of SEO in 2018

Get on Top of Your SEO with These Quick Tips   What a crazy world we live in. Technology is constantly changing, and it's increasingly difficult to stay on top of the times. This is especially true for businesses trying to main...
Thursday March 1st, 2018

March 2018 Security Newsletter

Let's be upfront: it's 2018, and if you've been paying even partial attention to the news, you know that the trend for technology stories is [Company] Data [Breach/Leak] day after day. According to self-reported data, compa...
Thursday March 1st, 2018

February - 2018

Work Smarter, Work Harder, Work Stations: The Custom Computer

We use computers for just about everything in the digital age, from communications to entertainment and everything in between—including a ton of work. So, when people need a computer, why do they just go out a buy a name brand compute...
Tuesday February 27th, 2018

Mobile App Standouts: Our Top 8 Mobile Apps of 2017

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...
Thursday February 22nd, 2018

Smart Cities: Impressed by Smart Home Devices? Just Wait to See What is Coming.

INTRODUCTION At this year’s CES, there were more vendors listed as selling smart-cities technologies than gaming products. According to research firm Gartner, smart cities will house 9.7 billion IoT devices by 2020, with more ven...
Tuesday February 20th, 2018

The Bite of Bytes: The Importance and Challenges of Software Preservation

Software has advanced incredibly in the last few decades. From operating systems that help manage and universalize the interactions between software and hardware, to small applications that simply tell you the time. The way we interact with...
Wednesday February 14th, 2018

Email Etiquette 101: Five Best Practices for Writing Professional Emails

Email Etiquette 101: Five Best Practices for Writing Professional Emails While it may seem like email is on the out and texting is now the standard—email is still the main way that businesses communicate with one another and within...
Tuesday February 13th, 2018

Creative Content Counts: Why Content Creation is Key

Managing a business in the age of the internet has fundamentally changed. Advertising is a rapidly evolving and dynamic market, where only the most original, engaging, and relevant content benefits your business and generate a return on inv...
Thursday February 8th, 2018

A 4 Step Guide to Your Phone's Long, Happy Life

In 2018, it's uncommon to see anyone without a mobile device. It's even rarer to come across someone who hasn't had issues with their device, from screen cracks, to broken charging ports, and just about everything in between. Wi...
Tuesday February 6th, 2018

The Virtual Tunnel You Never Knew You Needed: A Brief Guide to VPNs

A virtual private network (VPN) is a technology that creates a network-encrypted tunnel into your firewall, maintaining a level of security that is often important for businesses. This basically simulates an internal network connection thro...
Thursday February 1st, 2018

January - 2018

Project Fi: Google Throws Down the Gauntlet to Traditional Carrier Plans

Introduction Even though Google introduced Project Fi over 2 years ago, chances are that you haven’t heard of it. I’m here to convince some of you to ditch your old carrier for Fi—Google isn’t even paying me to wr...
Tuesday January 30th, 2018

Crypto Miners Ate My Server

The news is filled with companies changing their names to things like “Long Blockchain” to boost their stock prices, and other seemingly ridiculous news stories as the financial word whips itself into a fervor over BitCoin, Cryp...
Thursday January 25th, 2018

Logitech MX ERGO: An Armor Review

Logitech MX ERGO Advanced Wireless Trackball: An Armor Review Price: $95 (Amazon) $85 (Newegg) Features: Wireless Functionality Battery life of up to 4 months (1 minute of charge can give up to 1 day of full use) Adjus...
Monday January 22nd, 2018

Social Media Marketing Tips: I Post, What, When, and How?

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 thro...
Thursday January 18th, 2018

PC Gaming: Custom Builds to Get You Started

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 i...
Tuesday January 16th, 2018

Smart Homes: Why We Love Smart Home Automation (And You Should, Too!)

INTRODUCTION 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, co...
Thursday January 11th, 2018

Top Ten Open Source (Free) Software to Save Your Business Money

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...
Tuesday January 9th, 2018

Parallax Implementations: Three ways to use this eye popping effect

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 eff...
Thursday January 4th, 2018

Your Passwords are the Weakest Link: Here's How to Improve Them

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 m...
Tuesday January 2nd, 2018

December - 2017

Social Media Sematics: Targeting on Facebook

    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 ano...
Thursday December 28th, 2017

Love Yourself and Love Your PC: 5 Steps to Prolonging the Life of Your Machine

Introduction 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 buil...
Tuesday December 26th, 2017

Heads in the Cloud(s): Why We Love Cloud Storage (And You Should, Too!)

Introduction 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...
Thursday December 21st, 2017

Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle, Replace or put it in a time capsule? Should you Repair or Recycle your Electronics?

Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle, Replace or put it in a time capsule? Should you Repair or Recycle your Electronics? We've all had issues with our electronics. They start glitching, will not start, and cause a level of frustration like ...
Wednesday December 20th, 2017

Logitech G430: It's Blue

If you’ve ever come into our office, it would be pretty easy to see how much we favor Logitech products here at Armor. We’ve got Logitech keyboards at all the development stations, as well as Logitech track balls and Logitech wi...
Tuesday December 19th, 2017

Razer Kraken USB Headset - An Armor Review

Razer Kraken USB Headset: An Armor Review Price: $60 (RazerZone) $60 (Newegg) Features: Advanced 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound Engine Unidirectional analog microphone Padded headband and ear cups Fully adjustable headba...
Thursday December 7th, 2017

Inbound Marketing and You

One of the most challenging hurdles for businesses to overcome in our experience seems to be keeping a consistent sales flow – no matter the industry. Finding good, consistent leads to convert into customers for your products or servi...
Saturday December 2nd, 2017

November - 2017

Why Choose Arrow Over WordPress?

One of the most common questions I get asked by new clients and consultants is why we use a custom Content Management System (CMS) in 2017 when there are widely available free and Open Source frameworks like WordPress. The answer is that Ar...
Tuesday November 21st, 2017

The Logitech G710 Keyboard - An Armor Review

Logitech G710 Mechanical Keyboard: An Armor Review Price: $120 (Newegg) $90 (Amazon) Features: Cherry MX Blue, high-speed mechanical keys Adjustable dual-zone backlighting Six programmable G-Keys, 3 Macro settings 26...
Tuesday November 7th, 2017

October - 2017

Inbound 2017 - Armor Goes Outbound to Boston

Inbound 2017 Armor Goes Outbound to Boston   Last month Armor had the opportunity to travel to HubSpot’s Inbound 2017 Marketing Conference in Boston. With several sessions, big name keynote speakers, and the chance to ...
Friday October 27th, 2017

September - 2017

A Short Guide To Password Security

All of the online security in the world can be useless if it depends on a weak password. Statistically speaking 95% of users use an insecure or repeated password that puts them at much greater risk for breach of data. In 2015 2 in 5 peo...
Friday September 29th, 2017

Clear Text Login Discontinued

On Monday October 2nd at 6:00pm we will be changing the password transmission policies of our server. Up until this point we have permitted cleartext logins and logins with older encryption protocols, while adding support and recommend...
Friday September 29th, 2017

October - 2016

How the Digitizer / Touch Screen Works

There are two layers of glass for the digitizer assembly. The first is simply glass, which is what you touch. The second is attached to the glass and senses the touch via an electrical field which transmits and receives based on the "r...
Sunday October 16th, 2016

September - 2016

Digital Marketing Sales Funnel

The internet has opened up a lot of things to our world: Cat videos, forum trolls, and digital marketing. Salesforce.com estimates that consumers are 75% of the way to making their decision to buy your brand BEFORE they ever visit your stor...
Friday September 9th, 2016