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Backup, Backup, Backup: The 3-2-1 Data Backup Method

INTRODUCTION One of the most common problems we see here at Armor is failing/failed hard drives, and more often than not, the customer does not have a backup of their data. People are often surprised by the failure of their hard drive. Howe...
Monday January 21st, 2019

Getting Good at Google

This blog post is a follow-up to the Armor Techs Podcast S2E4 and outlines all of the features of the Search Engines we discussed. For readability's sake, I'll be splitting this post into the same two sections as the Podcast: the Co...
Thursday January 17th, 2019

Step Out of Your Automatic Comfort Zone into Manual ~ The Beginner's Guild to Manual Photography

Start Looking Like a Professional Photographer! Welcome back! Or if this is your first time here, WELCOME TO THE GLORIOUS WORLD OF ARMOR'S BLOG! One of our goals at Armor is to bring you helpful and valuable tech information that you ca...
Thursday January 10th, 2019

Topical Tech Gifts for The 2018 Holiday Season

It's that time of year again—a time filled with friends, family, and (unfortunately) cold and snowy weather. It's also a time of tradition, community, and, maybe most recognizably, gift giving. Finding the perfect gift for tho...
Thursday December 13th, 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

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

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 lasers...
Tuesday September 18th, 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 and be...
Thursday September 6th, 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

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 service i...
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

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 making a ...
Tuesday April 24th, 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 blocks, art,&nbs...
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

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, Microsoft E...
Tuesday March 27th, 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 forgiven for feeling...
Friday March 9th, 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

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

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 buildin...
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 to th...
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 t...
Wednesday December 20th, 2017