Posts In The Computer Hardware Repair Category

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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