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Chasing the Improbable: Troubleshooting Challenges

A big part of being a successful local computer repair shop is understanding the philosophy and process of diagnosing computer issues. Although it may seem like magic, we consistently use concrete steps and procedures that guide us from one...
Tuesday August 20th, 2019

Armor Repair Corner: Nexus 6P Battery Replacement

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 terr...
Monday June 24th, 2019

Change in Email Service: Users can no longer send themselves emails

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 y...
Tuesday April 23rd, 2019

The Most Common Computer Problems

We all have problems with electronics, especially with our computers. It is extremely frustrating when the devices we rely on do not work. It's okay . . . there are places to go to get them fixed or to buy a used or new o...
Monday March 11th, 2019

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

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 comput...
Thursday November 1st, 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

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 company&#...
Friday September 14th, 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...
Sunday September 2nd, 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 develop...
Tuesday August 21st, 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 where ...
Wednesday August 15th, 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 about giv...
Friday July 27th, 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...
Thursday July 5th, 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...
Thursday June 7th, 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...
Wednesday June 6th, 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, the sa...
Thursday May 24th, 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, and t...
Wednesday April 11th, 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

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&nb...
Tuesday February 13th, 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 black...
Monday February 5th, 2018

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 people ...
Friday December 15th, 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 recommending n...
Wednesday November 1st, 2017