What happens when a cloud type company with hardware goes out of business?

Posted by on May 6, 2012 in Blog, cloud, computer backups, hardware, internet appliance, Technology | 3 comments

Something that has been on my mind recently is the fact that cloud type businesses are bombarding us from every direction. Suddenly everything is “out in the cloud” or just “out there”, well my question is what happens when a cloud type business fails and you depend on them? There is no way all of these cloud businesses are going to make it, they will get weeded out and some will go under. Cloud = Internet.  A cloud...

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Hats off to HP for Beats audio volume knob

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012 in Blog, computers, hardware, Technology | 0 comments

I still don’t trust HP enough to spend a ton of money on one of their computers, but I do want to report on something positive I noticed recently. On certain HP laptops that come with the Beats audio package they have designed a really cool volume knob on the right hand side of the laptop. It has a really good feel to it and reminds me of a volume knob you might turn on a vintage amp of days gone by. I think everything today is push this,...

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Don’t buy memory from computer system manufacturers (Dell, Apple, Lenovo, HP, etc)

Posted by on Mar 11, 2012 in Blog, computers, hardware, save money, Technology | 0 comments

Here is a tip that can save you some money. When you are in the market for a computer and you are configuring it online or standing in a store DO NOT add extra memory! You will get fleeced big time and spend way more than you need to. Memory is super cheap for new computers right now. The standard DDR3 is what is being currently shipped on all new computers. It is very easy to install, usually taking about 5 minutes to do so. Apple tries to pick...

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Computer technician onsite service tool and supply list

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in Blog, computers, hardware, helpful website, Technology | 0 comments

If you are a computer technician and you do service calls onsite there are certain things you should always carry with you in your vehicle. Getting to a job and not having a spare power supply or a spare SATA cable can be real pain. Not to mention lost profits on the upsell, and having to drive to a store and over pay for it. The combination of lost time and money will make having all of this stuff well worth it. Some of these items I specify...

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Quit buying cables at Best Buy

Posted by on Feb 28, 2012 in Blog, computers, hardware, Technology | 2 comments

If your local grocery store started selling toothpaste for 5 1/2 times the price you could buy it on the internet, would you keep buying toothpaste at the local store? Probably not  $16 per tube for toothpaste doesn’t sound like much fun to me. Yes you are helping the local economy by buying the $16 toothpaste I understand that.  But there is a tipping point of helping the local economy and hurting your pocketbook economy and you must be...

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