Looking for a Windows 7 Desktop?

Dell OptiPlex 990 Desktop PC Intel Core i5
Windows 7 Professional
4GB RAM 500GB Hard Drive
1 Year Manufacturer Warranty (Parts)
***Monitor NOT included***
$699 (Tax & Shipping not included)
THIS DEAL EXPIRED 7/31/2013
Note:
The computer will be personally delivered to you by a Tech Help LA technician. You may choose to have the computer installed and setup for an additional charge (See Tech Help LA Pricing)

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Do You Have Too Many Passwords?

Passpack gives you the tools to organize your passwords all in one place, the way you want them, with tags. For example, your Amazon.com password can be tagged both “shopping” and “books”. Your Macy’s account can be tagged both “shopping” and “clothes”. If you click on the “shopping” tag inside your Passpack account, you’ll see both your Amazon and your Macy’s entries. If you click “books” you’ll see Amazon only.

Once you’ve filled up your account, you can quickly login to those websites with your Passpack It! browser button. Turn on Passpack’s 1 Click Login, browse the web, then when you’re ready to login somewhere – click your button. Can’t get any easier than that!

A great idea for a weekend project is to change all of your passwords into something unique for each account. Now that you no longer have to remember all your passwords, use Passpack’s password generator to create strong, unguessable passwords and significantly reduce your risk of identity theft.

Password Problems:

  1. You have too many passwords,
    not enough brain!
  2. You need some logins at work,
    some at home and some on the go.
  3. You reuse the same 2-3 passwords everywhere (Yikes!).
  4. You get frustrated and waste time looking for passwords.

The Passpack Fix:

  1. Organized
    Relieve the burden on your memory with a secure, tidy list.
  2. Save Once, Access Everywhere
    From any computer or smart phone, anywhere in the world.
  3. Identity Theft Protection
    Use a different password for every site.
  4. Fast Login
    Login to websites with your personal Passpack It! button.

Plans

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Group Departments & workgroups $4 month INFO
Team Company-wide provisioning $12 month INFO
Biz Larger sized companies $40 month INFO

Google Apps for Business (G Suite)

Google G Suite for Business

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Discover a better way of working

Tech Help LA will assist you with setting up Web-based email, calendar and documents that let you work from anywhere.

Join the 5 million businesses using Google Apps

Google Apps is a cloud-based productivity suite that helps you and your team connect and get work done from anywhere on any device. It’s simple to setup, use and manage, allowing you to work smarter and focus on what really matters.

Apps to fit your business

Gmail

Email with Google-powered search, up to 30GB of storage, offline support, custom email addresses, and much more.
Learn more

Calendar

Easily schedule meetings at times that work for everyone, get meeting reminders, and share calendars.
Learn more

Drive

Google Drive allows you to store your files in the cloud, share them, and have access to them from anywhere.
Learn more

Docs

Create, share and work on documents with your whole team in real-time.
Learn more

Sheets

Manage spreadsheet data faster with click-to-edit charts and discussion style comments.
Learn more

Slides

Create presentations together, embed videos, and never press save again.
Learn more

Google+ Hangouts

Bring your conversations to life with photos, emoji, and video calls for free.

Watch video

Download for*

Conversations come alive in Hangouts

You can see when people are in your Hangouts, tell when they’re typing, and whether they’ve seen your messages.

Come together face-to-face-to-face

Sometimes you just need to laugh out loud. Turn any Hangout into a live video call with up to 10 friends.

Come one, come all. Everyone’s invited.

Hangouts works the same everywhere – computers, Android, and Apple devices – so nobody gets left out.

Conversations come alive

Finally, conversations feel like being together in real life

You can see when people are in your Hangouts, tell when they’re typing, and whether they’ve seen your message about the change in dinner plans. Talk more, because you know your friends are listening.

Download Hangouts:
Google Play | iTunes App Store | For your computer

Say more with photos

Sometimes you need to use more than just your words. With a Google+ profile you can share photos in Hangouts. Best of all, Hangouts automatically saves your photos in shared collections so you can easily view, edit and share them later.

Emoji

Smile. Wink. Ice cream? There’s an emoji for that. In Hangouts, more than 850 hand-drawn emoji can always help you make your point.

Remember when

Scroll back in time in any of your Hangouts to relive your best moments together. Because everything’s in sync, your Hangouts will also come right with you when you get a new phone. For messages or photos you’d rather not save, simply turn history off in any Hangout.

Come together face-to-face-to-face

Be together from anywhere

Sometimes you just need to laugh out loud. Turn any Hangout into a live video call with up to 10 friends. Who says you can’t be together even when you’re not?

Download Hangouts:
Google Play | iTunes App Store | For your computer

One touch to call the whole family

With one touch, you can call a friend or a whole bunch. Video calls ring everywhere your friends have Hangouts. Whether they’re on their computer, phone or tablet, they’ll know you’re calling. If they’re not around or can’t pick up, Hangouts will let them know you were trying to reach them.

Put a smile on your face

Hangout apps and effects let you add a little more fun to your video calls from your computer. Add visual and sound effects, watch YouTube videos together, or capture a special family moment with a photo.

Everyone’s invited

Come one, come all

Stop worrying about what app to use to reach which friend. Hangouts works the same everywhere – computers, Android, and Apple devices – so nobody gets left out.

Hangouts + Gmail

Hangouts works right inside of Gmail. Take a break from email and send some emoji to your best friend. You can upgrade Chat to Hangouts by clicking on your photo icon in Gmail’s chat list.

Download Hangouts:
Google Play | iTunes App Store | For your computer

Hangouts are for everyone, even on Apple devices

Hangouts works just as well on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and it’s available right in the App Store.

Use Hangouts with your full keyboard

Hangouts works on your computer, too. So type away, share photos from your hard drive, and view shared photos full screen.

Notifications at the right place, right time

Get notifications just once. Once you see an alert, you won’t see repeats on your computer and Android devices. Snooze notifications when you can’t be interrupted.

Hangouts are better with Google+

Send photos, have 10 person video calls, and have Hangouts with your circles, all with Google+.

Computer Hard Drive Cloning (Backup)

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If you installed expensive software on your computer and you rely on your systems functionality, you should consider cloning your hard drive. The process includes the purchase of a separate hard drive in equal or greater storage capacity than your current drive and making an exact duplicate drive that boots your computer.

Also, if you own a business that relies on a server and its software and settings over your network, this solution is one to consider and worth the expense considering the benefits and safe keeping. Since most backups focus on data, this solution focuses on the actual system and its settings and configuration.

Note:
This process only applies to Microsoft windows operating systems since Apple has a built in backup utility that can do this automatically

Contact Tech Help LA for more info and a quote.

iPad Mini at a Glance.

The full iPad experience

Everything you love about iPad — the beautiful screen, fast and fluid performance, FaceTime and iSight cameras, thousands of amazing apps, 10-hour battery life2 — is everything you’ll love about iPad mini, too. And you can hold it in one hand.

Beautiful 7.9-inch display

Colors are vivid and text is sharp on the iPad mini display. But what really makes it stand out is its size. At 7.9 inches, it’s perfectly sized to deliver an experience every bit as big as iPad.

Over 300,000 apps3

Right from the start, apps made for iPad also work with iPad mini. They’re immersive, full-screen apps that let you do almost anything you can imagine. And they make iPad mini practically impossible to put down.

Ultrafast wireless

With advanced Wi-Fi that’s up to twice as fast as any previous-generation iPad and access to fast cellular data networks around the world, iPad mini lets you download content, stream video, and browse the web at amazing speeds.

What’s in the box

iPad mini
Lightning to USB Cable
USB Power Adapter

Limited Warranty

Every iPad mini comes with complimentary telephone technical support for 90 days from your iPad mini purchase date and a one-year limited warranty.

What is Apple TV?

Apple TV

What is Apple TV?

Apple TV is a tiny entertainment powerhouse that plays the content you love from iTunes, Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and your favorite sports leagues on your widescreen TV. In up to 1080p HD. Just plug it in and discover a whole world of movies, TV shows, photos, music, and more. You’re gonna need a better couch.

Big-time entertainment. One small box.

Movies, TV shows, music, photos,
and more. All on your widescreen TV.

Apple TV gives you anytime access to endless entertainment. Thousands of HD movies and TV shows from iTunes — many in stunning 1080p — play through Apple TV on your HDTV, and music and photos stream from your computer. You just click and watch. With AirPlay, it’s simple to play content from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch on your TV.1 And the Apple TV interface makes it easy to find whatever you’re in the mood for.

Small. Powerful. Efficient.

Quiet, energy efficient, and so small it fits in the palm of your hand, Apple TV sits neatly on a TV stand or in a crowded media cabinet. When it’s not filling your living room with drama, romance, and comedy, it uses less power than a night-light. And the included Apple Remote makes it easy to get to your favorite entertainment.

Easy setup.

Setting up Apple TV takes almost no time at all. Just plug the power cord into the wall and connect Apple TV to your widescreen TV using an HDMI cable (sold separately). Since everything streams wirelessly to Apple TV using your Wi-Fi network, that’s all you need. Except for the popcorn.

AirPlay.

Enjoy content from your iOS devices on your HDTV.

Give your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch some airtime.

With AirPlay, you can wirelessly stream content from your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to your widescreen TV via Apple TV.1 So if you want to watch a movie stored on one of your devices, you don’t need to buy or rent it again to watch it on the best screen in the house. You can also stream home movies, photos, or videos from websites and AirPlay-enabled apps. And with AirPlay Mirroring, you can display the screen of your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch on your HDTV.3 So when you tap, swipe, pinch, or play something, it shows up on the big screen — ideal for sharing entertainment with friends or showing off your gaming skills (or lack thereof).

iCloud.

Your stuff lives here. So you can play it anywhere.

Store it in iCloud. Watch it on Apple TV.

With iCloud, you can buy movies and TV shows on Apple TV and watch them on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. And vice versa.4 iCloud also stores your photos and pushes them wirelessly to all your devices5 — including your HDTV via Apple TV. It’s the easiest way to get instant access to your content, no matter which device you’re using.

Your favorite artists.
Headlining in your living room.

Fill your home with the music you love — right from your Apple TV. Just select Music from the Apple TV main menu to play your purchased iTunes music directly from iCloud. If you’re an iTunes Match subscriber, you can access your entire music collection — including songs you’ve imported from CDs.

1000 of your latest photos. As seen on TV.

Uploading all the photos from a summer vacation or a big event is as easy as doing nothing at all. With Photo Stream in iCloud, your most recent 1000 photos automatically appear on all your devices — including Apple TV — no matter which device you used to take the picture. No syncing. No sending. Your photos are just there on your HDTV. For you, and everyone, to enjoy.

Check Your Backup!!!

Don’t fall into the old paradigm of “it will never happen to me.” While there is certainly a chance that you will never have a need for the backups you make of your files, if something does happen to your computer you will certainly be glad that you have them.

What is a Backup, Anyway?

Backup should be an essential part of your computing experience if you spend great amounts of time on your computer and/or use your computer for important personal or business dealings. There are too many stories of people who have lost all of their files due to system crashes or computer viruses to ignore. When you backup your files, you are storing your files separately from your computer. In this way, if your computer crashes or is infected with a virus that results in a loss of files, you will still have access to your files on backup disks or whatever other backup program you choose to use, such as online backup. You can then restore your files to your computer proper from these backup sources.

Why Do I Need to Backup My Files?

Don’t fall into the old paradigm of “it will never happen to me.” While there is certainly a chance that you will never have a need for the backups you make of your files, if something does happen to your computer you will certainly be glad that you have them. And you do not have to backup your entire computer, although this is certainly something that many people do, but only the files that are of the most importance to you. Some things are easily replaced, and there is no need to backup these sorts of things, but those irreplaceable documents or files that are yours and yours alone should be saved in a place where they cannot be damaged. That way, no matter what happens to your computer, you can have security in the fact that all of your files are available in backup.

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Android Hackers Show Off New Ways To Break Into Your Phone

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Android Hackers Show Off New Ways To Break Into Your Phone

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Android Hackers

By Jim Finkle

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Hacking experts have demonstrated ways to attack Android smartphones using methods they said work on virtually all such devices in use today, despite recent efforts by search engine giant Google to boost protection.

Experts showed off their prowess at the Black Hat hacking conference in Las Vegas, where some 6,500 corporate and government security technology workers gathered to learn about emerging threats to their networks.

“Google is making progress, but the authors of malicious software are moving forward,” said Sean Schulte of Trustwave’s SpiderLabs.

Google spokeswoman Gina Scigliano declined to comment on the security concerns or the new research.

Accuvant researcher Charlie Miller demonstrated a method for delivering malicious code to Android phones using a new Android feature known as near field communications.

“I can take over your phone,” Miller said.

Near field communications allow users to share photos with friends, make payments or exchange other data by bringing Android phones within a few centimeters of similarly equipped devices such as another phone or a payment terminal.

Miller said he figured out how to create a device the size of a postage stamp that could be stuck in an inconspicuous place such as near a cash register at a restaurant. When an Android user walks by, the phone would get infected, said Miller.

He spent five years as a global network exploit analyst at the U.S. National Security Agency, where his tasks included breaking into foreign computer systems.

“WILD WEST”

Miller and another hacking expert, Georg Wicherski of CrowdStrike, have also infected an Android phone with a piece of malicious code that Wicherski unveiled in February.

That piece of software exploits a security flaw in the Android browser that was publicly disclosed by Google’s Chrome browser development team, according to Wicherski.

Google has fixed the flaw in Chrome, which is frequently updated, so that most users are now protected, he said.

But Wicherski said Android users are still vulnerable because carriers and device manufacturers have not pushed those fixes or patches out to users.

Marc Maiffret, chief technology officer of the security firm BeyondTrust, said: “Google has added some great security features, but nobody has them.”

Experts say iPhones and iPads don’t face the same problem because Apple has been able to get carriers to push out security updates fairly quickly after they are released.

Two Trustwave researchers told attendees about a technique they discovered for evading Google’s “Bouncer” technology for identifying malicious programs in its Google Play Store.

They created a text-message blocking application that uses a legitimate programming tool known as java script bridge. Java script bridge lets developers remotely add new features to a program without using the normal Android update process.

Companies including Facebook and LinkedIn use java script bridge for legitimate purposes, according to Trustwave, but it could also be exploited maliciously.

To prove their point, they loaded malicious code onto one of their phones and remotely gained control of the browser. Once they did that, they could force it to download more code and grant them total control.

“Hopefully Google can solve the problem quickly,” said Nicholas Percoco, senior vice president of Trustwave’s SpiderLabs. “For now, Android is the Wild West.”

(Editing by Paul Tait)

Make It Work Computer Support

There has been a LOT of talk and chatter circulating about a well known IT Computer Tech Support company closing their business known as “Make It Work”. The company serviced thousands of customers from Santa Barbara through Los Angeles down to San Diego. This unfortunate situation has left ex Make It Work customers in limbo. Many of their customers are irate concerning their pending contracts and losing money to the business after abruptly closing shop. More importantly, since Make It Work did NOT allow their customers direct access to their service technicians, it has been a challenge to get in contact with the technicians they once trusted with their computers, data, and overall networks.

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Due to the recent close of Make It Work’s business and services, Ron Patterson is gaining widespread exposure to his own business known as Tech Help LA.

Many ex Make It Work customers have diligently and hastily Googled and have found Ron Patterson’s whereabouts to get help with their computers for technical support.  Ron states “By the graces of God I was smart enough to have the courage to branch off and start my own business that made more sense using better tech tools and embracing remote technical support”. Ron left Make It Work on good terms almost exactly 1 year to the day before their business completely failed. 34 Jobs were lost and payroll was still pending and unpaid. Company cars were repossessed and customers ranted in disbelief.

Message from our CEO – Ron Patterson:

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“I AM AVAILABLE TO HELP”

My Company has been in business now for over a year and the demand for technical support is growing constantly. Our pricing is as low as it gets for a trustworthy tech support company (See pricing). If you have been looking for me… Here I am at your service. Feel free to call and ask for me directly from our Contact Us page where you will find our business contact number and email. I pray for the individuals directly affected by the close of Make It Work. I encourage all of the technicians at Make It Work who lost their jobs to also reach out and I will see what I can do to help. At the very least keep Tech Help LA in mind as a reliable source for technical support, web design & development, social media services, and general technology consulting.

God bless you, your families, and businesses, and have a Happy New Year!!!

R. Patterson

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