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Armor Techs is the reliable choice for Smart Phone Repair, Computer Repair, and General Electronic Repairs. Explore our I.T. Services and Internet Marketing department to get your business seen through functional Social Media, Web Design, SEO, and more!


Blog - Web Design, SEO, & Computer Repair | Armor Techs

Armor Techs stays up to date on the latest trends. Our focus is to bring current industry issues to light, explain simple DIY tech tutorials, and most of all give everyone a better understanding of the I.T. and Marketing world. Check out our blog here!



In-house Repair—support your local businesses

I.T. Service and Electronic Repair are performed by our certified technicians in-house or on-site. We diagnose your device's failures and provide you with an inexpensive method of solving your problems.

We take care of computer repair, smartphone repair including all iPhone and Android devices, tablet repair including all Apple, Android, and Windows devices, game console repair, data backup and recov...

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E Waste Recycling - Go Green With Old Electronics | Armor Techs

Armor Techs is working hard to make the world a greener place. We are happy to properly dispose of your old electronic devices. From giant old computers to tiny cell phones and everything in between - we recycle it all. All e-waste is collected at our main office at 143 E Lincoln Hwy DeKalb, IL 60115.

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Contact Us - Serving DeKalb, Sycamore, & Rochelle, IL | Armor Techs

Armor Techs is the reliable choice for Phone Repair, Computer Repair, and General Electronic Repairs. Our I.T. Services and Internet Marketing department get your business seen through functional Social Media, Web Design, SEO, and more! Visit us in Downtown DeKalb, IL, or contact us by phone at 815-754-0505.

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Blog - Web Design, SEO, & Computer Repair | Armor Techs

Armor Techs stays up to date on the latest trends. Our focus is to bring current industry issues to light, explain simple DIY tech tutorials, and most of all give everyone a better understanding of the I.T. and Marketing world. Check out our blog here!

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Feel free to stop by our main location to see what we have in stock. 
We also sell BitCoin now.  Download the LibertyX app and come on in to buy some.

143 E. Lincoln Hwy
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Questionaire - Web Design and Branding | Armor Techs

Here you will find the Armor Techs Web Design and Branding Questionnaire, please complete and return this questionnaire so we can get started on your project as soon as possible. Your responses will help us determine the direction and overall feel of your company's brand.

Bitcoin to Bacon - How much Bacon Can Bitcoin Buy You? | Armor Techs

Ever wondered how much bacon you could get for your bitcoin? Don't worry because the Armor Techs have taken the guesswork out of it for you. Check this page frequently so you can see exactly how much Eickman's bacon you can get for your bitcoin. What better investment is there?!

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Armor Technologies' repair techs, programmers and design staff have the skills to get the job done.

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Computer Repair - Laptop Repair, Screen Repair, & More | Armor Techs

Computer running slow? Need a screen repair? Armor Techs offers fair prices for computer diagnostic, repair, memory upgrade, operating system install, virus removal, screen repair, and more. See our full list of computer repair services here!

Data Recovery - We Get Your Lost Data Back | Armor Techs

Is your computer crash leaving you without your valuable data? Armor Techs data recovery can recover your lost and corrupted data in all hard drives and solid state media. Lost data can be recovered whether the hard drive has crashed, has been damaged, or has been the victim of a natural disaster. Find out more!

Game Console Repair - Sony, Microsoft, & Nintendo | Armor Techs

Armor Techs services all major game console systems and most retro consoles. Whether you have an original NES, a PSP, or an XBOX One, we will diagnose and attempt repair on any gaming console so you can continuously re-live your favorite gaming nostalgia moments.

Sony Console Repair - PSP, PS2, PS3, & PS4 | Armor Techs

Armor Technologies will perform a diagnostic and repair your Sony PlayStation, PS2, PS3, PS4 and PSP game console. The main repair services we offer are yellow lights of death, blu ray drives, firmware flash, and PSP LCD screen replacements. Any other type of repair we are more than happy to take a look at.

Microsoft Console Repair - Xbox, Xbox One & Xbox 360 | Armor Techs

We will perform a diagnostic and repair your Microsoft game console including Xbox, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. The main repair services we offer are red rings of death, optical drive replacements, and firmware flash. Any other type of repair we are more than happy to take a look at.

Nintendo System Repair - Wii, Wii U, DS, DSi, DS lite | Armor Techs

Armor Technologies will run a diagnostic and repair your Nintendo Wii, Wii U, GameCube, DS, DS Lite, DSi, or 3DS. The main repair services we offer are for red lights, unbricking/firmware flash, DS LCD, and DS hinges. Any other type of repair we are more than happy to take a look at.

Device Repair - Tablet, Cell Phone, and Media Players | Armor Techs

Armor Techs services all major mobile device models - whether an iPad, iPod, iPhone, HTC, Tablet, Samsung or any other device - we fix I.T. Our most popular repairs are LCD screens, battery replacements, and charge ports. Any other repair we are more than happy to take a look at.

Apple Device Repairs - iPod, iPod touch, iPad, & iPhone | Armor Techs

Armor Technologies can repair your Apple devices including iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. Our most popular repairs are LCD screen replacements, battery replacements, and charge port replacements. Any other type of repair we are more than happy to take a look at.

Samsung Mobile Device Repair - Galaxy S's, Nexus, and Note

Armor Technologies can repair your Samsung mobile device. We specialize in Screen Repair for all of the Galaxy S's, Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Note.

HTC Android Mobile Device Repair - One X, S, Evo, and more

Armor Technologies can fix your HTC Android Mobile Device. We specialize in Screen Repair for the One S, One X, One V, Evo 4G LTE, and Droid Incredible.

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Start your web hosting experience with us by entering the domain name you want to register, transfer or simply purchase hosting.

Armor's Web Development and Graphic Design Studio

Whatever your business needs, we will help! Website design, SEO, graphic design, and more. We do it all and make it easy for you with our custom content management system.

Branding, Print Graphic & Logo Design - Web, Brochures, Business Cards

Armor Technologies can make the idea of your creative brand a reality. Through logo design, website design, custom business cards and more, Armor inspires confidence in your brand by establishing credibility.

Armor Managed Services - We are your Local Outsourced IT Department

Armor Technologies is your Local Outsourced IT and Internet Marketing Department. Armor IT is Flexible, Stable, and offers 24x7 support for most services. Let Armor be your IT!

Reviews - Armor Technologies - Computer and Phone Repair Great Reviews

The Team at Armor Technologies would like to thank our wonderful customers who have been with us over the past 14+ years. Read our reviews today!

Social Networking Media - Facebook, Twitter, Google, Online Marketing

Armor Technologies gets you seen! Social media networking is of high importance in marketing today. Armor creates internet credibility for your company through Facebook, Twitter, and other social platforms.

Armor Technologies Website & Graphic Design Services - Our Clients

Armor Technologies provides our clients with outstanding web design, graphic design and developer services. Find out how we can get your business seen!

Armor’s Policies - Privay, Data Security, Product Return, Shipping

Armor Technologies abides by clear policies for privacy, data security, shipping and product return. If you have any questions on our policies, look here!

LG Mobile Device Repair - G5, G4, Nexus 4, Optimus G

Armor Technologies can fix your LG device. We specialize in Screen Repair for the G5, G4, Nexus 4, and Optimus G.

Armor Technologies - repair technicians, programmers and designers

Need a Phone Repair? How about sharper Internet Marketing? Armor Technologies' repair techs, programmers and design staff have the experience and skills to get your job done the most effective way possible!

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ARROW Enterprise Resource Planning

The Arrow ERP is a system to build, manage, and maintain your website that works with your business to provide the optimal experience for visitors and internal work.

College Tips and Tricks

Being a college student is probably one of the most expensive things you can do. We've gone ahead and compiled a repository of useful resources, textbook downloads, and other tools that might help make your college experience a little bit easier (and cheaper!)

Daily Security Checkup Service

Daily Security Checkups with Armor

The start of 2018 has already shaped up to be an interesting time for web security. Many web-hosts are reporting a significant increase in malicious events, but your clients are relying on you to assure them a safe and pleasant browsing experience on your website. There are no 100% perfect ways to protect your website, but any security professional will tell you that the first step is information. In light of this, we are offering a new service to get you th...

We Sell Bitcoin - We Make it Easy to Buy Bitcoin Locally

Looking to buy bitcoin locally? Armor is proud to be the place! Simply create an account on the LibertyX app, stop in with your cash and LibertyX code in hand, and get bitcoin!

Armor Device Repair - Computer, Cell Phone, Game Console and General Electronics

Device Repair - What to do when you need I.T. Repaired

Phone & Tablet Repair

Let’s face it, we’re always on our phones and we’ve all dropped our phones (and watched them fall in slow motion while our life flashes before our eyes). Your heart sinks when it hits the ground, and you pick it up to see your screen is either broken or still intact. The fact of the matter is that continued accidental mistreatment of a phone will eventually cause the screen to break. While ...

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Employment - Full & Part Time Available Positions | Armor Techs

Looking to join the Armor Techs team? This is your first stop in the application process. Armor is a great place to learn, sharpen your skills, and work in fast-paced team environment. We offer full time or flexible part time positions. See what positions we have available and provide a PDF resume.

Content Marketing - Blogging, Web Page Content | Armor Techs

Content marketing is often overlooked for business. Regularly rotating content is key for SEO and thus getting your website seen on the internet. At Armor, we can write industry related blogs and generate web page content to express your image to your audience accurately thorough words.

Polls - We Want To Know What You Think | Armor Techs

Armor Techs wants to know what you think! Check here for the latest polls based on gaming, computers, and the overall tech world. Current polls include your favorite game announcements from E3, your favorite speedrunning games, your favorite digital assistant, and your favorite peripherals.

Armor Technologies - repair technicians, programmers and designers

Need a Phone Repair? How about sharper Internet Marketing? Armor Technologies' repair techs, programmers and design staff have the experience and skills to get your job done the most effective way possible!

House Calls - Convenient In Home I.T. Services

ARMOR House Calls & On-Site Services

Armor Techs is happy to provide house calls to our clients who have busy lifestyles. Our experienced technicians can assist you with I.T services such as repairing your computer, virus removal, setting up internet connections, and much more. We’ve been in the business for 15 years and help make your home a convenient, functional workplace.

Some of The Services we Provide are:

Computer Repair

Computer not running like it used to? Did ...

Keep I.T. Local

Why keep your IT local? In today’s market, we know that our customers have options. IT companies saturate the market and offer more and more for a bargain.  Foreign companies offer services at below-market rates, and, while not every experience will be a negative one, you can expect a great deal more complication. From a basic logistical standpoint, there are several issues that arise almost immediately, the immutable force of time being your first obstacle. Working from radically dif...

Go Mobile or Go Home

 Go Mobile or Go Home

The mobile user evolution has become a driving force in online commerce in recent years. Google has tried to address this trend by altering its algorithms to favor sites that are optimized for mobile responsiveness. Businesses are capitalizing on this rapidly changing landscape, and sites unable or unwilling to make these changes will be left behind.

Due to the changes in search engine algorithms, sites with a “Mobile-Friendly” designation will always per...

Have You Met the A-Team?

Have you met some of the A-Team?  Between Rochelle, DeKalb and Geneva there are several Technicians, Designers, Programmers, and the Support Staff that manages and keeps the shop going day to day.  Get to know Toni and Linda.  They take good care of following through with the customers to make sure their Computers and Mobile Devices are getting in, fixed and returned into their hands as soon as possible.  Matt, Kyle, Andy, Adam, and Dakota are getting your computers, phones, ...

Eat, Sleep, Mobile, Repeat

When a consumer picks up his phone, is your brand in his hand? Mobile apps have become the most immersive medium for consumer engagement. Today’s consumer is overloaded and you need a way to reach your target audience with immediacy. Mobile applications are a personal, interactive, and effective way to accomplish this task.  Mobile websites are the best way to reach a new market.

And better still, your customers already use them on a daily basis:


Websites Without Borders

With all the changes in technology, custom software is becoming affordable for any business. Using web application software is not just for websites.   We can create an online time clock for your employees, inventory tracking systems, and more.  Even the thermostats in homes are incorporating smart technology that implements a website to control your house's temperature.  Now in business the largest driving system for any company is the one that controls and increases sal...

What is an Armor Tech?

So what is an Armor Tech? An Armor Tech is a technician that is always in training on current technology and is required to have a certain set of skills.  The list of skills is based on Problem Solving, Work Ethic, Customer Service, and Loyalty.  From those, we train Hardware and Software Trouble Shooting, Data Recovery, Soldering, Levels of Programming, Ohms Law and Electronics, Series / Parallel Circuits, and more.  We then review products that fit our clients and have our recom...

What should I.T. cost? Don’t Get Over Sold.

This question is a common problem in the computer and web arena with a number of shops to choose from.  At home you need your computers and mobile devices up to speed and at work you need your tech running at top speed and your website bringing you new business.  So here is a list of some common needs so you have a better idea of the price of I.T.

Root Kit Virus Removal (ex FBI Moneypak): $90
System Optimization and Spyware Removal: $50
Onsite I.T. Service: Between $80 and $90/hr

Does your I.T. infra-structure need help expanding?

We have a small army of technicians, designers, writers, engineers, marketing strategists and I.T. specialists ready to manage your web presence. Armor Technologies is ready to work for you. Armor is saving you money in I.T. costs while increasing the efficiency of your business and bringing in new customers with our Internet Marketing campaigns.
We can help increase your network by maintaining your computers and introducing new software to help optimize your business. Armor can maintain continu...

Creating a High-Tech Home Office for Your Ecommerce Business

Starting an e-commerce business takes drive, creativity, and an entrepreneurial spirit. But these qualities can only get you so far. You need a workspace that’s optimized for productivity, with tech that meets your demands and helps you efficiently serve your customers.

A focus on productivity is especially important if you’re setting up shop in your living space, where it’s hard to draw the lines between personal and business-related tasks. Here are some efficient tips from H...

Home Automation and the Apps That Make It Possible

Home Automation and the Apps That Make It Possible

By Stephanie Sylvester

How smart is your home? At ArmorTechs we believe in building or remodeling to achieve a home with great efficiency so that homeowners can save money, feel secure in their homes, and enjoy all of the comfort and convenience that modern technology offers. Here are some of the best home automation app combinations available.


One day last month, I was playing at the park with my daughter when I realized that my flat i...



or The Importance of Framing

Composition is one of the most important aspects of film, and it is one of the easiest for beginners to overlook. Have you ever seen someone doing that thing where they frame a shot using their hands? It may look silly, but what they're doing is an important step in production. The framing of a shot has a subconscious effect on audience, and this can be used to elicit a specific response.

One of the key aspects of framing is the “Rule of Th...

Technically Creative

Armor Technologies was founded 12 years ago in the City of DeKalb as Snare Systems. A repair shop in its earliest days, Armor, under its former name Snare Systems, quickly began to expand the range of the services it offered. Armor has evolved over the years with amazing adaptability to become the multi-faceted operation that it is today.

Today Armor has fused creative talent with technical expertise. Armor has moved from simple repairs to offering dozens of I.T. services. Our development team ...

Soft Business

The only constant in the business world now is the fluid nature of the change itself. Modern business practices are changing to meet the demands for better return on investment, as well as improved customers satisfaction. Technology has advanced to the point where companies are now shifting from spending their budget on pure marketing campaigns, trade shows, and one-size-fits-all interruption marketing to personalized tracking systems like customer relationship management software, ticket system...

Recommended Virus Scanner

Armor Technologies is currently recommending Avira Virus Scanner. The free version offers root-kit support. However, you will have to put up with the pop-up box to close out every other day. Their pro version of the virus scanner is less than $25. We do recommend that you buy the pro version.

Unlike the free version of AVG and Avast, which both work well, Avira is not running any data mining software. Avira uses fewer resources and keeps it heuristics up to identify virus problems.

Some more s...

Turn off that computer!

Electronics have a limited lifetime.  If you are not using your computer, turn it off.  The energy saved could save you $20 a month.  This will also decrease the possibility of data loss.  The longer your hard drive is spinning the more likely it will fail.  You could save your electronics from damage from a storm.  There are a number of good reasons to just turn it off.

A computer is a space heater.  If it's a hot summer day and you're not using the c...

Internet X-plorer

Internet Explorer is the No 1 browser for downloading a new browser.  In 2003 IE had over 60% of the market.  If you ever have a question about IE check out The mighty browser has made plenty of new attempts only to fail to great browsers like FireFox and Google Chrome. 

A big part of the problem with IE is its lack of html and css standards, security permission problems, and not working in Linux.  IE9 has forced us to make hac...

Refurbed computers work too!

Armor Technologies Tech and Repair Shop offers refurbished computers. Many corporations and normal computer users abandon working computers in good condition after just three or four years of use. While this equipment may be outdated for the bleeding-edge needs of an advanced user, that does not mean it does not have years of life that it can offer to fulfill general needs such as using Facebook or word processing. These system components have been examined and updated by a professional refurbis...

Game Over

Game Consoles are made to fail. We fix all of them. Some, however, are not worth fixing. We focus on the seventh generation gaming systems such as the PS3, Wii, and Xbox360. These still have a good chance to be worth it. We fix the Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death. We fix the PlayStation 3 Yellow Light of Death. Before your system has these problems try to follow a few simple rules: 1. Keep it clean! Make sure it is not sucking dust and debris into the heat sink. It will more than likely overheat the ...

Open in Rochelle

Armor Technologies is now also open in Rochelle Illinois to continue to offer I.T. Repair solutions for the area. We are fixing PC, MAC, Server, Laptop, and Desktop Computers, Cell Phones, Game Consoles, and some general electronics. We also offer Web and Graphic Design Services with hosting.

Armor Technologies is moving its servers into its Rochelle location to take advantage of the RMU´s fiber connection. We are the only web designers in the area that manage their own servers locally.


Ubuntu, the next OS.

If you can not afford a MAC, and you are tired of fixing your windows system, then maybe it is time to try Ubuntu on your PC. Ubuntu is a Linux distributed Operating System (OS). An operating system is what makes your computer work. The core program of any computer, it is designed to run all your programs and manage all your hardware and software. Other examples of operating systems include Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Android. How does Ubuntu compare with Windows? Ubuntu is faster, has buil...

Route This Suggestion.

Being a modern and ever-expanding society most households, which ten years ago had one very expensive "family computer" in a central location, now have many low-cost laptops and desktops strewn throughout the home. That central computer is most likely still there, right next to the cable modem providing the internet. But now with little Susie and Jimmy each having laptops upstairs far away from the modem its time to provide them with the internet they so desperately crave.

There are a...

Windows Rot

During the normal lifespan of a computer you can expect to install, then probably uninstall, dozens of programs, hundreds of Windows updates, and who knows how many registry edits. After all of this is done your computer is significantly different from when it was fresh out of the box. All of these changes affect the formula of how Microsoft intended Windows to operate, and often not for the better. This process is called Windows rot, which is simply the process of a Windows computer slowing dow...

No.1 Virus Problem

One of the main issues we see at Armor are computer viruses. A seemingly benign link or email attachment quickly turns into a havoc-wreaking software monstrosity and next thing you know you´re hauling your computer down to us to get fixed! Often when someone brings in a virus ridden computer we will ask, "Well, how did you get it?" with two answers usually resulting. Either it was, "a kids friend who did it" or they have no idea. The first explanation has little recours...


Sign up for Armor Deals by texting ARMOR to 36000. We will be putting out coupons for deals on repair and on parts and cables. Next week we will be putting out an Armor Deal for $12.00, 10ft HDMI Cables!!!! Sign up now!!!

Game Console Repair

Armor Technologies is a full-range game console repair shop. What makes our repair services so special? We offer all game console repairs from Red Ring of Death XBOX fixes to PlayStation 3 Blu-Ray drive replacements. Imagine that you’re finally off work and you just want to go home, eat a sandwich, and play some XBOX. But when you turn it on, it just blinks red. This can be something as small as a disc error to something as major as a motherboard overheating.

The game console has become a...

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 "return" from your finger or stylus. The digitizer and LCD work independently from one another. So if one fails, it won’t necessarily cause the other part to fail. With cracked glass, you can see the content on your screen, but there is broken glass w...

Looking for the right web developer?

Looking for the right web developer? Do you feel like a fish out of water? A website is one of the most important marketing tools that a company can have. Not only can it be used as a marketing tool, it can become useful for project management, tracking customers and employees, online accounting, and turned into any customized software application for business intelligence. Ultimately, it can be a company asset.
When looking for a web designer, you should be looking for a team of people that co...

The Word Press Myth

Word Press is an out of the box blogging Content Management System (CMS) that anyone can install into their website. There are thousands of sites that run on it. Does that mean it is something you should use? Does it add value to your company? Is it a cheap alternative to hiring a real web developer? The answers are all NO. Word Press’s flexible framework that can be downloaded from their website is bloated with code and runs a little slow, but it is free. However, the majority of people t...

Mobile Responsive Web Designs

Welcome to Armor Technologies Tech and Repair Shop and our new Responsive Web Site Design. Responsive Web Design (RWD) essentially indicates that a website is designed to use CSS3 media queries. These are extensions of the @media rule. This allows a fluid transition into a mobile website. If you decrease the width of this site you will see that it transitions to a viewable mobile site. As a result, users across a broad range of devices and browsers will have access to a single source of content,...

Is your web site working for you?

When your website was designed, it probably did the bare minimum of what a website can do. We recommend re-visiting the functionality of your website every 3 months. When you work with a web developer, you will find there are maintenance packages for websites, which are created to keep you on a budget while increasing the functionality of your site. There are a few rules for websites, and here they are:

The content needs to change in order for you to maintain a higher page ranking in the sear...

Is your slow computer worth keeping? Yes!

Your computer as a word processor, internet browser, and multifunctional tool is still worth keeping, it may just need a little optimization. Here at Armor Technologies Tech and Repair Shop we can take your old system that may just have problems such as not enough hard drive space, left over programs and bad files, data corruption, missing windows updated and outdated drivers, thermal issues, corrupt Operating System, bad hardware, not enough RAM, or a multitude of other issues that may be upset...

We Can Recover I.T.

If you believe your hard drive is failing or you accidentally deleted data you need, turn your computer off and bring it to a professional. Continued use of the computer risks damage to the hard drive during failure or risks writing over the locations where your lost data may be. Here at Armor, we will inspect your hard drives, flash drives, and other removable media for data recovery. We can and will recover and rebuild data and transfer that to a new drive or disks.

We can backup your data, w...

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can work for you!

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine's "natural", or un-paid, search results. This is referred to as organic search results. The more the site appears in the search engine the higher its page ranking.  SEO is not only for text, it is also for images and video.    As an internet marketing strategy, SEO considers how search engines work, what people search for, the actual search t...

Want Protection from Viruses?

We have been recommending Avira anti-virus for years now. Avira has a good free-for-home-use version that can help protect you from the regular Trojans or Root-kit Viruses that try to get you to buy something to remove them. They also have an excellent subscription version that is only $29.95 a year! This year, in June of 2012, Avira was rated Number 1 in Consumer Reports as the best anti-virus software out there.

Avira is using their combination of algorithms for signature-based detection, heu...

New products in store and online!

Armor Technologies has recently expanded the number of products we have available to our customers!

In store:

We have more products available in the store and have also added an online shopping cart! Some of the products we have available to you in the store: laptop coolers, RAM, Asus DVD drives, Acer 22in and 24in LCD monitors, Linksys wireless N routers, computer cases, power supplies, keyboards, flash drives, webcams, hard drives and more. We also try to have technician certified refurbishe...

LINE-X Dominator and Armor Laptop Raffle

The DOMINATOR, a tornado intercept vehicle is coming to town. LineX of Greater Illinois is hosting an event at DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet Cadillac GMC where you can see the Line-X coated storm chasing vehicle first hand.Armor Technologies will be at the event to raffle off a brand new Lenovo ThinkPad.
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 3254-AEU Notebook PC - 2nd generation Intel Core i5-2450M 2.5GHz, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, DVDRW, 14" Display, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, Matte Black...

Want to learn how to use a Server? Buy a refurb cheap!

Here at Snare we not only repair and refurbish desktops and laptops but we also build new servers and refurbish old ones. It is always good to have an extra server to test new systems you have developed and whether you are a professional or learning the basics about servers, you can find what you need in our shop.

If you would like to build your own server we have the supplies you need. Stop in our shop to see our selection of screws, cables, switches, KVMs, power supplies, racks, rails, and m...

FBI Moneypak Virus - We can remove it!

Believe it or not, hackers are becoming even more and more inventive every day. Now security researchers warn users about a new deceitful attacker called FBI Moneypak. This virus extended from a group of Estonians that the FBI has stopped. However, the virus has still infected some servers that are using websites to spread the virus. This time online criminals have created an even more sophisticated intruder to trick you into wasting your money. This malicious creation wants to mislead you into ...

University City Barber Shop, DeKalb IL

Armor Technologies has had the privilege of creating a website and designing the branding for another great business. We have implemented a newer version of our Content Management System (CMS) on this site that is built around the current Search Engine Optimization practices.

In the design of this website, we have incorporated all of the key components of a classic barber shop and given it a clean and simple look. We used a sharp typography with the traditional colors of a barber shop, blue and...

Whats not to love about the new iPhone 5?

What's not to love about the new iPhone 5? For those of you who have been awaiting its launch be not afraid for it is out! Some of the new and outstanding features about this new device include a larger 4-inch Retina display, an 8MP rear camera that is able to record HD video at 1080P at a constant 30FPS!, and last but certainly not least Apple's new A6 chip. I per-ordered my 64GB iPhone three weeks ago once I heard that Apple was accepting pre-orders but little did I know I would not re...

Rochelle Chamber of Commerce and Business Development

Here it is - The new Rochelle Area Chamber of Commerce and Business Development Web Site. This design is running our latest Content Management System (CMS). They have a sharp gallery system, a banner ad module that tracks statistics, a hosting panel that monitors the site, a Search Engine Optimized profile, and a lot more. The site is ready to allow the Rochelle Chamber to easily continue to update their site. To learn more about RACC visit

According to articles of incorpor...

New Name, same Techs, tougher I.T. Service

Snare Systems, over the years, has developed into a wide range of IT solutions for business and home users. Therefore, we have grown into Armor Technologies. We have two main divisions of our company. The first is the Tech & Repair Shop side of Armor. Here in DeKalb and Rochelle we fix computers, cell phones, game consoles, networks, build servers, perform onsite repairs and businesses and house calls for people at home. The second part of our company, Marketing and Design, designs and devel...

We have refurbished laptops, desktops, and more!

We have awesome refurbished laptops. Dell, Alienware, Asus Republic of Gamers, HP and more!

Get yourself a nice refurbished laptop to get your work done. A refurbished laptop is less than half the price of a new one. If you lose or break a refurb you are only out the cost of that computer. If you lose or break a new one, you may be out more money. Here at Armor, we refurbish computers and give our customers a 30-day warranty on all of the computers we sell.

Why buy from us? Well, you can go to...


Do you search for services on your cell phone or tablet?  If you are reading this you do.  At the Armor Marketing at Design Company, we perform internet marketing tasks such as mobile responsive web design for our clients and act as an outsourced IT department for other marketing companies. 


It is a well-designed site that used CSS3 media queries and smart frameworks to reshape the website with the same content it would have on a desktop view...

The End of XP or is IT?

As most of us know Windows XP will stop support on April 8th, 2014.  This operating system had a good 14-year run and will still keep going until some systems finally suffer from hardware failure.  Do you need a new computer now? Probably not.  Here is a list of questions with answers that should fit your needs.

Do I need to update to Windows 7?  If your computer is at least a dual-core processor and has 4GB of RAM then you should.  Your computer can handle it and you...

Heartbleed Bug

The Heartbleed Bug is an exploit, on servers, that can be used to get random chunks of data to return from a server.  Most servers have all passwords encrypted, such as banks, social network sites, web hosting companies, and a wide range of security companies.  The odds that the small amount of hackers that used this exploit were able to get your information are as good as you winning the lottery. 

Here at Armor Technologies, we are responsible for Secure Hosting System, the web ...

The Logitech G710 Keyboard - An Armor Review

Logitech G710 Mechanical Keyboard: An Armor Review

$120 (Newegg)
$90 (Amazon)


Cherry MX Blue, high-speed mechanical keys
Adjustable dual-zone backlighting
Six programmable G-Keys, 3 Macro settings
26-Key rollover, 110 anti-ghosting keys
Removable palm rest, durable tilt legs
Wired USB Keyboard (2 USB Ports needed)
Keyboard-mounted USB passthrough

A few months ago, we decided it was time for a keyboard upgrade for our developers. We decided to g...

Razer Kraken USB Headset - An Armor Review

Razer Kraken USB Headset: An Armor Review

$60 (RazerZone)
$60 (Newegg)


Advanced 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound Engine
Unidirectional analog microphone
Padded headband and ear cups
Fully adjustable headband
Driver Suite that allows for pin-point audio profile creation
USB Connection Interface

With the volume of calls we receive on a daily basis, the developers at Armor Techs needed to make a quality of life shift to using a softphone, or a phone that ...

Logitech G430: It's Blue

Does the G430 headset live up to the Logitech manufacturing and sound quality expectations? Read here to find out!

Email Etiquette 101: Five Best Practices for Writing Professional Emails

No business wants to send emails that aren’t taken seriously simply because they are poorly written and styled. Check out this guide for basic email etiquette!

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

Custom computers are one of the most beneficial pieces of hardware you can invest in for yourself. Curious why? check out this article!

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, and books. It works well; however, there seems to be a pattern. Once they get back their tech it's just more getting in trouble again. So, is my virtual babysitter not working? Yes, at least not to the extent it needs to be. The solution w...

The Ins and Outs of Search Engine Optimization

A quality product speaks for itself. Your business excels in its field, and it's important to have a website that won’t sell you short. But with that website comes the importance of SEO. Find out why SEO is so important to your business here.

5G: The Future is now (kind of)!

Mobile networks constantly innovate. In the 1980s, when wireless technology began to go mainstream, the 1G analog networks supported the bulky, brick-like mobile phones from that era. The 90s saw the introduction of 2G digital networks, when Code Division Multiple Access moved mobile phones beyond voice transmission into data and text messaging. Around 2001, third generation (3G) devices appeared, first in Japan, and then in the US, offering the high-speed data transfer and Internet connection u...

8 Seconds to Failure: Attracting Visitors in the Digital Age

In the age of digital media, the average user 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, it's important that your website works in every way. Find out how to capture your audiences' attention here!

Digital Marketing Sales Funnel

The internet has opened up a lot of things to our world: Cat videos, forum trolls, and digital marketing. estimates that consumers are 75% of the way to making their decision to buy your brand BEFORE they ever visit your store or see a sales rep. Thus, it’s critical to address all their issues on your website and use influence strategies effectively throughout the site.1

Allow me to introduce you to the most misused and misunderstood word in all of sales and marketing: FU...

Creative Content Counts: Why Content Creation is Key

Content marketing is the most effective way to advertise our businesses in this ever-evolving age of the internet. But how and why? Find out here!

Process Improvement with 5s and Armor

A successful business can still be unprofitable. When a company has implemented and institutionalized a system of waste as part of its business model, then external productivity may not be enough to keep it growing. 5S is a commonly used tool for organizing workplaces, improving efficiency and productivity, originally developed in Japan, 5S has been a tool for remolding businesses for years. The system was designed to ensure that a company’s internal organization, cleanliness, and workflow...

Forest Cities: One Man Brings Kashyyyk to Life

In the wake of President Trump's decision to remove America from the Paris Climate agreement, you'd be forgiven for feeling a little negative about the future of the planet. These forest cities designed by Stefano Boeri could be the long-sought solution to climate change and our pollution problem.

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.

The Four Phone Accessories You Should Be Using

We all have phone accessories that we have grown to love. While we may not notice them on a day to day basis as we've grown so used to having them, there's still moments where we recognize their significance. Check out our favorites and let us know what you think!

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 had their information compromised

To help you from becoming another statistic in the news, we’ve put together a few tips on creating strong and unique passwords, as well as how to keep them secure.

1. Do not use any easily identifiable...

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 newer more secure protocols. We did this to ensure support for older and non-standard email and ftp clients, as well as web browsers.

In light of recent events, locally, nationally, and globally, we feel it would be irresponsible to continue to take...

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 meet thousands of other marketers, this was something we knew we couldn’t miss.

Aside from the mega-celeb keynote speakers, Inbound offered various sessions hosted by speakers from successful marketing companies. Some of these sessions were ve...

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 Arrow is built from the ground up for marketing your business, and WordPress is not. Let me explain:

WordPress is quite possibly the most popular CMS solution, bar none. It’s equipped with a relatively easy to understand What You See Is What You Get (WY...

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 services can be a major headache because you typically wind up chasing several potential clients, but only converting a fraction of those you're after. Luckily, with inbound marketing, your job is made easier since the leads come directly to you – and opt...

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

A brief description of why someone's first option should be to repair their electronic devices as opposed to the second best option, which is recycling.

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

Data backups are important to maintain precious data. Cloud storage is an easy and efficient solution to protecting your data.

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

A 5 Step guide to prolonging the life of your PC.

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

We've been fed the same rules for 15+ years about passwords, but we've come to realize all we're doing is confusing ourselves, and helping computer guess them.

Parallax Implementations: Three ways to use this eye popping effect

A parallax effect is created by varying the speed of the movement of two or more flat planes, thus simulating depth. Here are three ways to use this effect

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

Running your business’s social media accounts can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be! Read about how Armor uses various tools to improve our presence

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

Open source software is free to use and offers many of the same functionalities as paid software. Check out this list to see the best open source software.

PC Gaming: Custom Builds to Get You Started

Want to build a custom gaming computer, but don't know where to start? We've put together three functional, budget-friendly custom builds for you to try out!

Crypto Miners Ate My Server

With the rise in popularity of cryptocurrencies, some hackers are bugging webservers to have users mine currency for them - just by visiting websites.

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? Read about how Armor Techs got to where it is today and the steps we took to stay afloat and succeed. Thank you for a wonderful 15 years!

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

With software advancing rapidly over the last few decades, how do we preserve prior work to prevent making the same mistakes again? Read our thoughts here!

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

Smart home automation is on the rise, and we're loving it! Read the latest automation news and how Armor is using our Amazon Echo to automate our shop.

Mobile App Standouts: Our Top 8 Mobile Apps of 2017

Finding apps that hold our attention is getting ever-harder. Check out the Armor Techs' app standouts of 2017 to take some of the guesswork out of the equation!

Logitech MX ERGO: An Armor Review

Looking to upgrade mice? The Logitech MX ERGO is a perfect selection - check out the Armor Techs review today!

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

Tired of cellular carriers taking advantage of you? Check out our guide to Google's Project Fi, and consider making the switch today!

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

Keeping your business safe is a priority, but often times a network may be overlooked and left vulnerable. This is where a Virtual Private Network comes in!

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

We've all had woes with our phones. Luckily, there's a bunch of tips and tricks to help prolong and protect your phone. Check out this article to find out how!

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

2018 could very well become known as the year of the smart city as global populations continue their migration into tech-heavy urban centers.

How To Dominate The Ever Changing World of SEO in 2018

SEO has changed a lot in the last couple of years. Google is definitely running the show in regards to the internet, and it can be difficult staying on top of their ever changing algorithm full of rules. So we've compiled a quick list of some of the best SEO practices for 2018. Check it out here!

March 2018 Security Newsletter

Armor Techs' monthly security newsletter. This issue covers compromised OpenCarts, continued malicious activity against Wordpress, the Blacksmith desktop framework, continued development of a centralized NOC solution, and Arrow 7.

Browsing Browsers: What Should You Use To Surf the Web

At this point, most (if not all) of us are aware of at least a few different internet browsers used to navigate the web. Whether your favorite is Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or the classic Internet Explorer, this guide gives a brief overview of each one. Check it out and choose your favorite today!

The Quick Guide to Facebook Live with Open Broadcaster Software

With an abundance of people watching more than an hour of videos on Facebook and YouTube per week, it's safe to say video is creeping into the top marketing position. Part of the video marketing that is on the rise is Live Streaming. Learn how to live stream here!

The Art of Speedrunning: How Players Dominate Our Favorite Games

With SGDQ (Games Done Quick) fast approaching, what better time to talk about speedrunning than now?! Speedrunning video games is a lot like regular running, with the goal to get from start to finish as fast as possible. Read about the speed running culture, and about Games Done Quick itself here!

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

Learn how to take that old computer out of the closet and put it to work streaming your media to all of your devices. This tutorial uses all free and open-source software, so the only cost of this project is time.

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

Let your website work for you! Your website can be a great way to monetize your business. Through various advertising and marketing efforts, your website can be making you money if you use it the right ways. Find out how Armor recommends monetizing your website for the greatest gain here!

Night Of The Living Pop-Up

We've all seen the dreaded pop-up windows telling us that our computer is infected with a virus. Unfortunately, this isn't something that is going to go away any time soon, so it's best to learn how to protect your computer and your valuable data. Find out how to here!

The Four Essentials For Successful Email Marketing

Sending out emails for your company can be a totally nerve-wracking experience. Many of us have unfortunately been in the position of an email blast not performing as well as we intended. Try this guide for your next campaign to ensure your marketing efforts work!

Stay In Charge: An Insight into Battery Technology

Batteries are often overlooked in today's world, and they haven't advanced much in decades. However, with the excessive amount of energy consumption and reliance on fossil fuels being a popular topic, should we be looking back to batteries for our ever-changing energy needs?

April 2018 Security Newsletter

Armor Techs' April 2018 security newsletter. March brought more data breaches, Android phones pre-installed with malware, and more, but Armor continues to have your back.

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

Woman or man, adult or child, rich or poor, American or otherwise: heart disease does not discriminate. It’s the number one killer of men & women, in the United States & around the world. So how is Google using your eyes to determine your heart health? Find out here!

Google is Rolling out Mobile-First Search Indexing

Mobile-first indexing is exactly what it sounds like: it means that the mobile version of your website becomes the starting point for what Google includes in their index, and the baseline for how they determine rankings. Read about how this is affecting search results and web design here!

A Practical Guide to Arrays

What exactly are arrays for? Why are they important? Our lead developer gives his opinions on these two questions, while giving some practical, and some less than practical, examples of how he has used them in his career.

Epic Games Epic Game: Fortnite Battle Royale

Fortnite has blown up in popularity over the last couple of months, and we totally understand why. Ever since Epic Games dropped the battle royale shooter game, it has kept players on their toes and consistently coming back for more. Read all about Fortnite and why everyone loves it here!

Corsair VOID Gaming Headset - An Armor Review

We love our tech gadgets at Armor, and we especially love our headsets. The Corsair VOID boasts Dolby 7.1 surround sound, RGB lighting, memory foam ear cups, a noise-cancelling microphone, and more! So, did the VOID meet expectations or fall short? Read our review on the headset here!

Built for Failure: The Unfortunate Truth about Consoles

Many of us know that terrible feeling that occurs when your game console is not powering on or performing properly. Unfortunately nothing is built perfect, and there are various reasons why your gaming consoles may break and need repairing. Read about how to keep your systems healthy here!

Gamification: Entice Your Employees to Succeed

Gamification in the workplace is a way to subtly reward your employees for accomplishing tasks. It came to rise in the early 2000's with the game Farmville and is now used in the workplace across mass variety of industries. Learn about how to use gamification in the workplace here!

May 2018 Security Newsletter

Armor Techs' May 2018 security newsletter. April brought infected x-ray and MRI machines, Android manufacturers lying about security updates, Drupal vulnerabilities, and more, but Armor continues to have your back.

The 2018 Pokemon: Go Crash Course

With the coming of spring comes a reawakening in the popularity (and playability) of the cult classic Pokémon Go (GO). If you've lost touch with the game, have no fear - you can check out the latest updates to GO to get you back into filling your Pokédex here!

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

With the influx of devices sky rocketing year after year, it's no surprise that these electronics occasionally get damaged. The problem is, manufactures will do about anything in their power to avoid paying out on their warranties. States are now introducing a law to protect you! Read about it here!

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 - Including our pets! Pet tech is designed to make your busy life just a little easier, as well as ease your mind when you aren't physically with your pet. Read about our favorite pet tech products here!

Power Supplies and How to Make One

Do you ever wonder why there is a box you have to plug into the wall when you need to charge your phone? Notice how you always have to buy a specific one for each type of device? It can be a real pain. Check out this post to see how easy it is to make your own power supply.

Make Your Own VR

VR is two things: Awesome and Expensive. Join us as our Lead Developer explores a method to make it a little more affordable. Warning, this project involves a lot of software configuration and frustration. It is not for the faint of heart.

SEXTORTION: The Latest Internet Plague

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 of you while you were watching porn. The sender threatens to release the video to all your contacts unless you pay a Bitcoin ransom. The new twist? The email references a real password previously tied to the recipient’s email address.

THE NEW GMAIL: Google Is Breathing New Life into Email

Google is rolling out new changes to email - and so far we are impressed. The popular mail client is updating the layout with a new sidebar, implementing a confidential mode, nudge system, and more. Read about how Gmail is about to make your work life easier here!

If You Love Food, You Should Have These Four Apps

With the rise of tech, it only makes sense to take advantage of what the app store has to offer in regards to food. Here are some of the best food apps for delivery, recipes, and diet tracking. If you consider yourself a big fan of food like us, you definitely need to check these out!

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

Whether you're aware of it or not, the service industry is all around us. One of the biggest issues with being a part of the service industry is getting all parties involved to understand the value of time, and that time spent needs to be compensated. Learn how to value your time here!

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

The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is a data protection act that promotes secure, transparent, and easy-to-access data. It also puts all of the control of personal data to the user, rather than the company that possesses it. Privacy and security are main concerns of GDPR.

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. Read Armor's expectations from E3 here!

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

Siri and Cortana have officially joined the race with Alexa and the Google Assistant for the fight of the best smart speakers. Read about the pros and cons from the full lineup of smart speakers here, and decide which will win the race in your opinion.

Why Not Build It Yourself?

Every contract developer and designer has probably had to deal with the mentality of: "Well, I just don't understand what I pay you for? I was talking to my friend and he said that I can do all of this myself." Well, if you're curious, this is why.

THE PROBLEM WITH PASSWORDS: Looking at Future Solutions

Today, the right password can get you almost anything. That's why it is vitally important to your security to have a strong one. But deciding on a strong password isn't always the easiest thing. It needs to be easy to remember, yet hard to hack at the same time. Read more about passwords here!

Subnautica: The Escape from 4546B

Subnautica is an underwater survival game that begins with your ship being shot down and crash-landing onto a planet covered in water. Aside from the outstanding graphics, this game leaves you on the edge of your seat with constant anticipation. Read about Subnautica here!

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

With all of the advancements for 3D printing in the medical field, and even food, it's no surprise that the next step was to print actual homes. This is a great innovation as it can help fix poverty in many parts of the world at a low cost. Read more about this awesome invention here!

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

Everyone has inevitably had to deal with a malware, trojan, or some other variety of virus. Anti-virus software is definitely a must, but for the more 0-day exploits, it's also important to have an anti-malware software. Check out our blog for more information.

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

Modern games have a number of technologies behind their good looks, but most of them can be summarized as clever ways to use the resources available to do the impossible. Join us as we go through a few for a recent release: Level 5's Ni No Kuni 2

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

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 smartphone, and even the print on the business cards in your wallet. Learn about pixels here!

Real Life in a Virtual World

Virtual Reality is thought to be something solely for gaming, but as of late, VR is being used to simulate real life in a virtual world. VR is now being used for miners, surgeons, and in schools. Take a look at this post to see all the ways VR is being optimized today!

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, and let us know if there are any games you're looking forward to from this years E3!

August 2018 Security Newsletter

As someone with a website, there's always a possibility that you'll get hacked. The important questions to ask are, "how did it happen", and "what did they do". Let us walk you through a hypothetical, and let you in on one of the ways we try to prevent it.

At The End of the Phishing Pole.

The internet and Phishing have historically gone hand in hand, but all Phishing scams follow a few fundamental rules. Join us as we talk about Phishing, how you can protect yourself from it, and how to identify it in the wild.

Profile | Ryan Miranda - UI/UX Developer

Biography: Ryan was born in the suburbs, but shortly after moved to Oregon, Illinois where he was raised. With a passion for learning, he quickly became involved in basically anything he could to get more knowledge - including Robotics Club, Student Council, and Academic Bowl. His passion quickly reared its head in Computer Gaming, and he built his first gaming computer from parts he bought with a summer job (and help from his parents) at nine years old. This gaming computer started the addictio...

Profile | Marin Sinclair - Marketing Manager

Biography: Marin moved to Batavia, IL as a child after a brief stint in Melbourne, Australia with her family. She attended school in the area until she decided to enroll at Northern Illinois University. Upon arriving at NIU and (finally) settling on a major, she became an active member of the Public Relations Student Society of America where she discovered her passion for all things marketing. Marin’s dedication to a social media schedule and getting our client’s posts seen has been ...

Profile | Miles Eggleston - Senior Repair Technician

Biography: Miles grew up in Rochelle, IL, then moved to DeKalb, IL the middle of his Sophmore year of high school. Shortly after graduating from DeKalb High School, he attended ITT Tech to follow his passion of repairing electronics. He initially got into repairing devices at a young age because he wanted to be like Donatello from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He also got into repairs because his siblings would break various game console controllers, leaving Miles no choice but to fix them s...

Profile | David Galica - CEO/Innovator

Biography: David grew up taking a wide array of multimedia art classes and dismantling unattended electronic devices. He attended Northern Illinois University, studying Electrical Engineering and Physics. While at NIU, David was an active member of the Robotics Club, Fencing Club, IEEE, ASE, and the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society. During his graduate assistantship, he taught labs for microelectronics in the Department of Electrical Engineering Clean Room. He also taught lab...

Profile | Stephen Kennedy - Lead Web Developer

Biography: Stephen grew up throughout the Midwest. He began dabbling in web development at the age of thirteen and has been actively programming for the last five years. He attended University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas and has been programming ridiculous experiments since a young age. He had the honor of creating The Worst Calculator, which is available for free on Google Play. In his work for Armor, he has a strong emphasis on data systems and security. He has written many of the f...

Profile | Kevin Gatlin - Editor

Biography: Kevin was born in Chicago and raised in Oak Forest, Illinois. From a young age, he became enamored with the magic of books and storytelling. Kevin's interests vary wildly, and as such, he studied English, Philosophy, and Women’s Studies extensively at Northern Illinois University, where he graduated summa cum laude. As the staff writer and editor at Armor, he gets to practice and hone his writing skills in a real-world environment. As an added benefit, he gets to learn from ...

Profile | Armor Shop Sycamore - Remote Repair Shop

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Profile | Ashley Heins - Staff Artist

Biography: Ashley is from Tinley Park, Illinois. At a young age, she developed a passion for art which eventually lead to her decision to pursue a degree in Visual Communications. Before college, Ashley was determined to pursue a career in art, but was not sure how to create a viable career. After learning that graphic design was a very diverse and influential field in the art community, her path was set. Art Northern Illinois University, Ashley takes graphic design, interaction design, typograp...

Profile | Nicholas Schleicher - Engineering Intern

Biography: Nicholas was born in Elgin, Il on July 10, 1983. He was raised by his mother and father. His father was an electrical/mechanical engineer for Sun Micro Systems. As a young boy, Nick found his passion for computers by watching and learning from his father. As he got older his curiosity for technology only grew. He got his first tech job working at an internet service provider in Cary, IL. Where he was a support technician helping customers get online. After that he joined the US Navy a...

Profile | Jeremy Arnold - Accounts Manager

Biography: Jeremy was born and raised in and around Rockford. He spent a few years living in Minneapolis Minnesota before moving to Dekalb to attend college and currently resides in downtown Naperville. While at NIU, he became an active member of the NIU Triathlon team, international organizations, and volunteered for many service projects in the area. Jeremy has a passion for the performing arts and has been involved in various productions at the Starlight Theater and Carnegie Hall. In the past...

Profile | Vinny Esposito - Innovator

Biography: Vinny grew up in Naperville IL and moved to Plano IL. Shortly after moving he worked for Kay jewelers at the Fox Valley mall for some time learning everything there is to  know about selling and jewelry. Since then moved to a DeKalb for a career change into IT and consulting. He strives to help people all around the community better their business.

Favorite Movie: Star Wars Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back
Favorite Video Game: Rainbow Six: Siege

Hobbies: The stud...

Profile | Charles Rummel - Web Developer

Biography: Charles was born in the suburbs north of Chicago. Growing up, he spent most of his time playing with computers, skateboarding, and anything technology related. In highschool Charles started building computers and never looked back. His house quickly became filled with spare parts and became the guy to go to for computer fixes. After working at Gamestop for a few years, he joined the medical field as an EMT then became a Paramedic. While working on the ambulance, he began to delve into...

Profile | Mykaila Clesen - Graphic Designer

Biography: Mykaila was born in Sycamore, Illinois, then moved to Maple Park, Illinois. Mykaila found her passion for art when she acquired Sonic Shuffle for the Dreamcast as a kid. She started her journey to create wonders. From making jewelry to animation to glassing blowing, the idea that you can create anything that you can think of is what captured her attention and started her down the creative path. While getting her associate's in Graphic Design, she was part of the comic book club, a...

Profile | Keith Walker - Repair Technician

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Armor Brochure Web Development

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Test of the fraction system.

I had a wonderful time working with the Armor Development team! They were very efficient, and knowledgeable and receptive to suggestions! Definitely my go-to for web development!

Old product - still works but definitely not for modern computers.



Second test of image uploader for projects.

Test of the document upload of the project file system.

Test to insure the file upload system is still working as intended.

Testing the document upload as well.