RING FLOODLIGHT INSTALLS LOS ANGELES

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Tech Help LA is now recommending and installing Ring Video Surveillance devices for customers in Los Angeles and nearby areas. Contact Tech Help LA by phone (213) 986-5722 or email at help@techhelpla.com and schedule an install date and we can bring the devices with us on the day of installation or install what you have ordered yourself. The install, setup, and training should take 1-2 hours per device more or less depending on the desired install location.

Ring Video Surveillance devices gives home owners the piece of mind of always keeping an eye on things on demand using the live view feature as well as constant motion recordings from anywhere using your smartphone. All Ring devices feature integrated HD cameras with night vision, providing a clear view of your property, day and night. Call Tech Help LA (213) 986-5722 for an easy installation and training experience.

RING FLOODLIGHT CAM REQUIREMENTS
-EXISTING FLOODLIGHT ELECTRICAL WIRING
-LONG RANGE WIRELESS NETWORK
-HIGH SPEED INTERNET SERVICE
-IPHONE, IPAD, OR ANDROID MOBILE DEVICE

IMPORTANT NOTE: We only perform hardwired Ring device installs that are replacing an existing hardwired device already connected to power. If you are replacing an existing hardwired doorbell or light fixture please send a picture of the existing devices for our review. Email pictures to help@techhelpla.com or via text to (213) 986-5722.

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APPLE AIRPORT WIFI SUPPORT LOS ANGELES

GET RELIABLE WIFI WITH APPLE AIRPORT NETWORKING DEVICES. REPLACE YOUR EXISTING ROUTER WITH AN AIRPORT EXTREME DIRECT AT YOUR MODEM AND ADD ADDITIONAL AIRPORT EXTREME DEVICES FOR LONGER RANGE WIRELESS ACCESS THROUGHOUT AREAS OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS FOR ACCESS TO THE INTERNET AND YOUR PRIVATE NETWORK AND OTHER DEVICES.

CONTACT US AND SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO UPGRADE YOUR NETWORK AND OR EXTEND YOUR WIFI.

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CONTACT US AND SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT. WE ARE ALWAYS HERE TO HELP!

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What is Ransomware?

Ransomware

  • Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid.

How does Ransomware work?

  • Computers become infected with ransomware and other viruses usually accomplished by tricking someone into clicking on a Universal Resource Locator (URL) or link.
  • Ransomware can also spread by clicking on an attachment.
  • Ransomware is largely distributed by email typically containing documents like fake mail delivery notifications, energy bills or tax returns, according to reports from security company Symantec.
  • When users click on a bad link or attachment, the ransomware encrypts the computer’s hard drive, locking people out of computer files, including photos and music libraries and a screen may appear threatening to destroy the files unless a ransom is paid.
  • Recent reports are now finding new ransomware that can infect computers without clicking on anything.

Windows Operating System Security

  • It is well known that Microsoft computers often called PC’s are the most vulnerable to viruses and malicious hacks.
  • Microsoft’s latest computer operating system Windows 10 comes equipped with security utilities that are designed to protect computers from malicious attacks but does not protect the computer from the user’s own mistakes and falling into Internet traps that invite problems directly.

Mac Operating System Security

  • Although Mac’s have been known to be immune to viruses that would normally infect a PC in the past, there are increasing reports confirming that mac computers are also at risk to viruses and can surely be infected with ransomware.
  • Apple has announced recently that they have revoked the digital certificate that is required for ransomware to be installed.

How can I protect my computers from Ransomware?

  • If you use a Mac or a PC it is essential that you stay on top of performing all of the latest and newly released operating system security updates. This alone makes a big difference as it pertains to security and even general performance.
  • There are many tech support companies that provide security services for home and business computer users. If you are not 100% confident that you can maintain your own computers and protect your data using a reliable backup solution you should contact a trustworthy tech support company and have a technician check and maintain your computer at least 1-2 times per year.
  • Ultimately, think of your computers, devices, and your network like you do your cars or even your physical body. You need to perform recurring maintenance and checkups to ensure the best health and performance. If you do not have the knowledge or expertise to do these things yourself, you should contact a professional.

Introducing Google Keep

Tech Help LA Google KeepGoogle Keep is simply awesome!!!

Capture what’s on your mind

Add notes, lists, links, photos, audio and more to Google Keep.

When and where you need it

Keep something as simple as a grocery list to saving important website links to access anywhere at anytime. Need to finish a to-do? Set a time-based reminder to make sure you never miss a thing.

Share what you keep with others

Next time you go to the store, share your shopping list with your husband, wife, or assistant on Keep and watch as items get checked off in real time. No need for text messages back and forth. Get things done together, faster.

Find what you need, fast

Quickly filter and search for notes by color and other attributes like lists with images, audio notes with reminders or just see shared notes. Find what you’re looking for with ease and quickly, and let Keep do the remembering for you.

Always within reach

Keep works on your phone, tablet and computer. Everything you add to Keep syncs across your devices so your important stuff is always with you. Syncing across your devices requires access to the Internet.

Keep your thoughts in sync with Google Keep.

If you need assistance or training using Google Keep, contact Tech Help LA and schedule a one hour Google Keep training (onsite or remote). You will be amazed at how Google Keep will organize and simplify your digital operations. Tech Help LA recommends Google Keep to any person using Gmail or Google’s business G Suite services. Enjoy!

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HARD DRIVE CLONE SOLID STATE

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My computer is too slow. I can’t get my work done without being frustrated.
How can I speed up my computer?

A simple and easy way to speed up your computer is to clone your existing Windows or Mac hard drive to a new solid state hard drive. This should also give you peace of mind as it pertains to the local data stored on your computer. We use special software to make an exact copy of your current hard drive onto a new solid state hard drive. Many people think that adding more RAM is the only way to speed up a computer but that is false.

There are no moving parts to an SSD. Information is stored in microchips. This affects speed tremendously since your data is not limited by a mechanical arm with a read/write head. Your data is also safer due to this technology.

Do I still need to backup my data?

Yes, at Tech Help LA we highly emphasize the importance of backing up your data either locally or even better in a secure cloud such as Carbonite, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or Dropbox. Even if your data is stored on a solid state drive you still should have a continuous and seamless data backup in place in case of a fire, theft, user error, or physical damage.

Contact us for a free phone chat and we can help you plan and schedule cloning your computer to a solid state drive and setting up your continuous back.

COMPUTER MAINTENANCE NETWORK & BACKUP CHECK

Tech Help LA - Request Tech HelpTech Help LA takes pride in focusing on the most important aspects of our customers operations pertaining to their computers and mobile devices. All computers need regular maintenance. The Internet although convenient and helpful, it also has a random malicious nature that can cause various problems for users and their devices.  

Our top priority above all things is to make sure that our customers know the importance of security and backing up their data regularly.


We highly recommend that you contact us to schedule a computer maintenance network and backup check appointment or a 5 minute phone consultation to speak to a tech about your current backup solution.

RING DOORBELL SETUP INSTALLS

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Tech Help LA is now recommending and installing the Ring Doorbell device for customers in Los Angeles and neighboring areas. You can purchase the Ring Doorbell device online at Amazon – Tech Help LA. Or you can contact Tech Help LA by phone (213) 986-5722 or email at support@techhelpla.com and schedule an install date and we will bring the device with us on the day of installation. The install, setup, and training should only take 1-2 hours or less.

Visit Tech Help LA Pricing for cost based on time required for complete installation.

The Ring™ Video Doorbell lets you answer the door from anywhere using your smartphone. It features an HD camera with night vision, providing a clear view from your front door, day and night. Call Tech Help LA (213) 986-5722 for an easy installation and training experience.

RING DOORBELL REQUIREMENTS
-HIGHSPEED INTERNET SERVICE
-WIRELESS NETWORK ROUTER
-IPHONE, IPAD, OR ANDROID MOBILE DEVICE

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A built-in rechargeable battery lets you install the doorbell anywhere, or connect it to existing doorbell wiring. Motion-triggered alerts sent via the free Ring™ app (iOS® and Android™) notify you of arriving guests and deliveries. Cloud Recording ensures you’ll never miss any activity at your home. With Ring, you’re always home.

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NEVADA SELECTED AS OFFICIAL SITE FOR TESLA BATTERY GIGAFACTORY

CARSON CITY, NV – Governor Brian Sandoval and Elon Musk, Chairman and CEO of Tesla Motors, announced today that Nevada has been selected as the official site for the Tesla Gigafactory.

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“This is great news for Nevada. Tesla will build the world’s largest and most advanced battery factory in Nevada which means nearly one hundred billion dollars in economic impact to the Silver State over the next twenty years. I am grateful that Elon Musk and Tesla saw the promise in Nevada. These 21st century pioneers, fueled with innovation and desire, are emboldened by the promise of Nevada to change the world. Nevada is ready to lead,” stated Governor Brian Sandoval.

“I would like to recognize the leadership of Governor Sandoval and the Nevada Legislature for partnering with Tesla to bring the Gigafactory to the state. The Gigafactory is an important step in advancing the cause of sustainable transportation and will enable the mass production of compelling electric vehicles for decades to come. Together with Panasonic and other partners, we look forward to realizing the full potential of this project,” said Elon Musk, Chairman and CEO of Tesla Motors.

“On behalf of the State of Nevada, I would like to acknowledge this monumental day and provide my initial support. This is a significant opportunity to make a major stride to improve our statewide economy. I look forward to receiving the necessary information so the Legislature can meet and take necessary action to support this major industry coming to Nevada,“ stated Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick.

via http://www.teslamotors.com/

Apple buys Beats Electronics for a reported $3.2 billion

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Beats Electronics executives, President and COO Luke Wood and co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.(Photo11: Beats Electronics)


Apple is set to acquire headphone maker and music company Beats Electronics for a reported $3.2 billion.

The acquisition could be announced as early as next week, the Financial Times reported, based on people familiar with the negotiations. USA TODAY independently confirmed the talks through a source who is not authorized to speak publicly about it.

If consummated, Apple’s purchase of Beats could represent the company’s largest acquisition ever. Apple and Beats declined to comment on the report.

Music mogul Jimmy Iovine and producer-rapper Dr. Dre co-founded Beats Electronics seven years ago and launched the high-end headphones craze. Earlier this year,they launched Beats Music, a premium music-streaming service.

Should the acquisition go through, it would be ironic in a way. Dre and Iovine came up with the idea for Beats by lamenting the decline in sound quality ushered in by Apple’s own iPod and the MP3 era.

“For convenience and speed, everyone sacrificed sound,” Iovine told USA TODAY three years ago. “The emotion of the music is almost unrecognizable to what is recorded in the studio,” said Iovine, who is the chairman of Interscope/Geffen/A&M records.

The two set out to market headphones that reproduce, Iovine said, “as close to the sound I hear in the studio as possible.”

They introduced the original $300 Beats Studio model in 2008 and since then, Beats has expanded its lineup to include other headphones with the help of Lady Gaga, LeBron James and Justin Bieber, as well as portable speakers and even music-processing technology for cars, computers and smartphones.

In launching Beats Music in January, Iovine told USA TODAY that “with the headphones, we hit an emotional chord with hardware. Now, it’s all about completing a circle and giving people the full experience of music.”

This would be Beats second go-round with a phone maker. Electronics maker HTC bought half the company in 2011 for $300 million, and Beats Audio was introduced to cellphones. Last year, Beats bought back all of HTC’s share of the company and got a reported $500 million investment from The Carlyle Group.

The report was met with mixed responses on Twitter Thursday night. Buzzfeed business editor Peter Lauria tweeted, “Ouch..9 months ago, HTC sold its stake in Beats for $265 million..now Apple is going to buy Beats for $3.2 billion.”

GigaOm founder and True Ventures partner Om Malik tweeted: “Google spends $3.2 billion to buy the future & data. Apple buys bad headphones & a junk-service from music promoters. Worse use of corp $$$s.”