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:

Ron Patterson Senior Technician - Tech Help LA

“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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Tech Help LA – Pricing Increase Jan 1st 2013

Tech Help LA – Pricing Increase Jan 1st 2013

The standard Rate for HOME: $114/1(.5) hours prorated in 15 minute increments after the first 1.5 hour minimum (Does NOT include remote support, or email support). This translates into $76/hour after the first 1.5 hour minimum. As an option for ease of billing, remote support, and FREE email support, we offer a 6 hour package at a small discounted rate of $75/hour totaling $450 for 6 hours allowing for .5 hour minimum visits verses the standard 1.5 hour minimum. You may take advantage of this package by clicking the link below or you may choose to pay-as-you-go.

The standard Rate for BUSINESS: $144/1(.5) hours prorated in 15 minute increments after the first 1.5 hour minimum (Does NOT include remote support, or email support). This translates into $96/hour after the first 1.5 hour minimum. As an option for ease of billing, remote support, and FREE email support, we offer a 6 hour package at a small discounted rate of $95/hour totaling $570 for 6 hours allowing for .5 hour minimum visits verses the standard 1.5 hour minimum. You may take advantage of this package by clicking the link below or you may choose to pay-as-you-go.

6 Hours Home Users –> $450

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If your business is server driven (windows server software on a domain) please call for consultation.

6 Hours Business Users –> $570

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Beverly Hills Computer Technical Support

Tech Help LA for Beverly Hills✔
Tech Help Los Angeles & Beverly Hills
@TechHelpLA Los Angeles, California
Reliable onsite and remote Mac/PC Home & Business Computer Technical Support in Los Angeles, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Malibu, San Fernando Valley, and South Bay.
Toll-Free: (877) 435-7671 Local: (213) 986-5722  Email: support@techhelpla.com

Our company has seen a growing client base in the Beverly Hills, California area. We are positioning to become Beverly Hills 1st choice in computer technical support. Our expert technicians are at your service. We do IT better!!! Because HELP is our middle name.

Our Service will produce the following results
:
Maximize Productivity
Maximize Reliability
Minimize Cost!!!
Businesses and individuals are relying on computers, the Internet, mobile devices, and other technologies now more than ever. They are constantly challenged with “keeping up” with the changes and advancement of technology in order to maintain efficiency in their operations. It is not realistic for business owners, staff, and individuals to take on these challenges on their own. Tech Help LA can be your new resource for technology help to eliminate stress and problems as well as provide reliable solutions for your technology needs.

2 Questions:

Are you using computers and mobile devices in your daily operations?
Are there times where you wished you had someone to call for help?

What We Offer:

Reliable onsite and remote Mac/PC Home & Business Computer Technical Support

1. Virus & Spyware Cleanup
2. Data Organization
3. Internet & Wireless Security
4. Data Backup Check & Configuration
5. Mobile Device Sync
6. Email Check & Configuration
7. Virus Protection
8. Software Check & Configuration
9. Remote Access & Cloud Solutions
10. Website Solutions
11. Music & Home Theater Solutions
12. Contacts & Calendar Sync Solutions
13. General User Training
14. PC to Mac Migration
15. Microsoft Exchange Solutions
16. Google Apps Solution

How It Works:

When you have a problem with your computers or mobile devices call us at 1-877-HELP-671 or send an email to support@techhelpla.com. We also have a Helpdesk Portal through our website that allows you to submit help requests online and you will get help within 24-48 hours to schedule an onsite or remote session to solve your problems. We have designed our services to make helping our customers easy and prompt. Don’t pull out your hair out trying to fix problems yourself contact Tech Help LA today. We can HELP!!

Marina del Rey Computer Technical Support

Tech Help LA for Marina del Rey✔
Tech Help Los Angeles & Marina del Rey
@TechHelpLA Los Angeles, California
Reliable onsite and remote Mac/PC Home & Business Computer Technical Support in Los Angeles, Culver City, Marina del Rey, Malibu, San Fernando Valley, and South Bay.
Toll-Free: (877) 435-7671 Local: (213) 986-5722  Email: support@techhelpla.com

Our company has seen a growing client base in the Marina del Rey, California area. We are positioning to become Marina del Rey‘s 1st choice in computer technical support. Our expert technicians are at your service. We do IT better!!! Because HELP is our middle name.

Our Service will produce the following results
:
Maximize Productivity
Maximize Reliability
Minimize Cost!!!
Businesses and individuals are relying on computers, the Internet, mobile devices, and other technologies now more than ever. They are constantly challenged with “keeping up” with the changes and advancement of technology in order to maintain efficiency in their operations. It is not realistic for business owners, staff, and individuals to take on these challenges on their own. Tech Help LA can be your new resource for technology help to eliminate stress and problems as well as provide reliable solutions for your technology needs.

2 Questions:

Are you using computers and mobile devices in your daily operations?
Are there times where you wished you had someone to call for help?

What We Offer:

Reliable onsite and remote Mac/PC Home & Business Computer Technical Support

1. Virus & Spyware Cleanup
2. Data Organization
3. Internet & Wireless Security
4. Data Backup Check & Configuration
5. Mobile Device Sync
6. Email Check & Configuration
7. Virus Protection
8. Software Check & Configuration
9. Remote Access & Cloud Solutions
10. Website Solutions
11. Music & Home Theater Solutions
12. Contacts & Calendar Sync Solutions
13. General User Training
14. PC to Mac Migration
15. Microsoft Exchange Solutions
16. Google Apps Solution

How It Works:

When you have a problem with your computers or mobile devices call us at 1-877-HELP-671 or send an email to support@techhelpla.com. We also have a Helpdesk Portal through our website that allows you to submit help requests online and you will get help within 24-48 hours to schedule an onsite or remote session to solve your problems. We have designed our services to make helping our customers easy and prompt. Don’t pull out your hair out trying to fix problems yourself contact Tech Help LA today. We can HELP!!

Culver City Computer Technical Support

Tech Help LA for Culver City✔
Tech Help Los Angeles & Culver City
@TechHelpLA Los Angeles, California
Reliable onsite and remote Mac/PC Home & Business Computer Technical Support in Los Angeles, Culver City, Malibu, San Fernando Valley, and South Bay.
Toll-Free: (877) 435-7671 Local: (213) 986-5722  Email: support@techhelpla.com

Our company has seen a growing client base in the Culver City, California area. We are positioning to become Culver City‘s 1st choice in computer technical support. Our expert technicians are at your service. We do IT better!!! Because HELP is our middle name.

Our Service will produce the following results
:
Maximize Productivity
Maximize Reliability
Minimize Cost!!!
Businesses and individuals are relying on computers, the Internet, mobile devices, and other technologies now more than ever. They are constantly challenged with “keeping up” with the changes and advancement of technology in order to maintain efficiency in their operations. It is not realistic for business owners, staff, and individuals to take on these challenges on their own. Tech Help LA can be your new resource for technology help to eliminate stress and problems as well as provide reliable solutions for your technology needs.

2 Questions:

Are you using computers and mobile devices in your daily operations?
Are there times where you wished you had someone to call for help?

What We Offer:

Reliable onsite and remote Mac/PC Home & Business Computer Technical Support

1. Virus & Spyware Cleanup
2. Data Organization
3. Internet & Wireless Security
4. Data Backup Check & Configuration
5. Mobile Device Sync
6. Email Check & Configuration
7. Virus Protection
8. Software Check & Configuration
9. Remote Access & Cloud Solutions
10. Website Solutions
11. Music & Home Theater Solutions
12. Contacts & Calendar Sync Solutions
13. General User Training
14. PC to Mac Migration
15. Microsoft Exchange Solutions
16. Google Apps Solution

How It Works:

When you have a problem with your computers or mobile devices call us at 1-877-HELP-671 or send an email to support@techhelpla.com. We also have a Helpdesk Portal through our website that allows you to submit help requests online and you will get help within 24-48 hours to schedule an onsite or remote session to solve your problems. We have designed our services to make helping our customers easy and prompt. Don’t pull out your hair out trying to fix problems yourself contact Tech Help LA today. We can HELP!!

Malibu Computer Technical Support

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Tech Help Los Angeles & Malibu
@TechHelpLA Los Angeles, California
Reliable onsite and remote Mac/PC Home & Business Computer Technical Support in Los Angeles, Malibu, San Fernando Valley, and South Bay.
Toll-Free: (877) 435-7671 Local: (213) 986-5722  Email: support@techhelpla.com

Our company has seen a growing client base in the Malibu, California area. We are positioning to become the City of Malibu’s 1st choice in computer technical support. Our expert technicians are at your service. We do IT better!!! Because HELP is our middle name.

Our Service will produce the following results
:
Maximize Productivity
Maximize Reliability
Minimize Cost!!!
Businesses and individuals are relying on computers, the Internet, mobile devices, and other technologies now more than ever. They are constantly challenged with “keeping up” with the changes and advancement of technology in order to maintain efficiency in their operations. It is not realistic for business owners, staff, and individuals to take on these challenges on their own. Tech Help LA can be your new resource for technology help to eliminate stress and problems as well as provide reliable solutions for your technology needs.

2 Questions:

Are you using computers and mobile devices in your daily operations?
Are there times where you wished you had someone to call for help?

What We Offer:

Reliable onsite and remote Mac/PC Home & Business Computer Technical Support

1. Virus & Spyware Cleanup
2. Data Organization
3. Internet & Wireless Security
4. Data Backup Check & Configuration
5. Mobile Device Sync
6. Email Check & Configuration
7. Virus Protection
8. Software Check & Configuration
9. Remote Access & Cloud Solutions
10. Website Solutions
11. Music & Home Theater Solutions
12. Contacts & Calendar Sync Solutions
13. General User Training
14. PC to Mac Migration
15. Microsoft Exchange Solutions
16. Google Apps Solution

How It Works:

When you have a problem with your computers or mobile devices call us at 1-877-HELP-671 or send an email to support@techhelpla.com. We also have a Helpdesk Portal through our website that allows you to submit help requests online and you will get help within 24-48 hours to schedule an onsite or remote session to solve your problems. We have designed our services to make helping our customers easy and prompt. Don’t pull out your hair out trying to fix problems yourself contact Tech Help LA today. We can HELP!!