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Announcement: PC Computer Repairs NYC

Computer Repair, Maintenace, Installation, Web Design and Tech Support – New York City, NY

When it comes to servicing your computer, we strive to provide business and home MAC and PC users in NYC Manhattan and Brooklyn with a service oriented experience. All of our service professionals are Microsoft Certified MCPs. We provide small business to medium business, home, house calls, onsite and off site dropoff computer repair NYC.

For small businesses the experts at b4computers can:

  • Setup Microsoft Windows Server domain and workgroup networks
  • Repair Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2012 operating systems
  • Setup, upgrade and repair Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo and other servers
  • Provide secure internet access through a VPN LAN
  • Setup a business network with domain configured windows server environment

For business and home the experts at b4computers can:

  • Perform the service and repair at your business, home, or you can come to us
  • Fix problems encountered with all standard hardware and software for server, desktop, tower, laptop, notebook, and netbook.
  • Provide service to install, Windows upgrade and repair for Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.
  • We repair and are experienced with all manufacturers such as Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Sony, IBM, ThinkPad, Vaio, Toshiba, Mac, Macbook, Macbook Pro, iMac and others.
  • Upgrade and repair laptop, desktop and tower computers
  • Repair cracked laptop screen, dim or flickering LCD screens for laptops and LCD monitors
  • Update your operating system with fixes, drivers, and security updates
  • Train you on how to operate your computers and keep them updated so you encounter fewer problems
  • Computer hardware and software upgrade advice
  • Configure the software to enable us to service your computers remotely
  • Setup secure and encrypted wireless networks
  • Extend wireless networks to reach all rooms and spaces
  • Service your computers with privacy and confidentiality in mind
  • Hard drive data recovery

We do not sell any parts directly to the client. Parts can be purchased by the client or we can purchase it for you to perform the repair. What it costs us to acquire the part is what you pay.

Onsite in home PC computer repair service is at $75 per hour plus parking if applicable.
Onsite business workstation and server computer repair service is at $90 per hour plus parking if applicable.

Contact: Peter Coach  631-965-5110

email info@newhopehotline.com

Virus removal NYC, Malware removal  Manhattan, Adware Removal Brooklyn

In the early age of computers viruses would try to display a message on your screen, delete your files and break the operating system. Now most viruses are trying to make money off of you. They do this with

Google ads that either you click on or they get paid simply showing the ad. We can remove the virus and repair your computer so its safe to use and with restored performance. You can get a virus from an email attachment, adobe flash, java, website and programs you download. We provide virus removal services in Manhattan Brooklyn New York. We can provide this service at your business and home or you can drop off your computer in New York City.

There are many types of computer viruses:

Boot sector virus – Infects your hard drive and works in the background.

Browser Hijacker –
Infects Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome redirects the page you want to visit to an advertisement website page. When you search on Google changes the search result with new links that redirects to ads. Changes your home page to a fake search page. It also can display pop ups

Polymorphic Virus – Evades antivirus utilities by changing its own program to prevent detection.

Resident Virus – Loads a side virus that restores the main virus when deleted

Rootkit Virus – Invisible virus that hides and runs in the background

Trojan Virus – Gets installed when loading a program or utility you want

Keylogger Virus – Records your passwords and sends them back to virus creator

Ransomware – Stops you from using your computer until you pay with a green dot MoneyPak. This shows up in many forms like the FBI computer virus

Worm – Is a virus program that copies and multiplies itself by using computer networks

Fake Antivirus – Logos and images look almost like the real thing. They run a fake scan then displays a result page of all the viruses it found. Then asks you to purchase the program to remove them.

Spyware / Adware – tracking and storing Internet users’ movements on the Web and serving up pop-up ads to Internet users.

If you would like more information on all the different types of viruses out there click below.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_virus

Terms & Regulations

Scheduling
Our schedule changes daily, depending on other clients, traffic conditions and public transportation. You should allow us a one hour margin from your appointed time. If we schedule for 5:00pm, we might arrive as late as 6:00pm, but we always try our best to be punctual

Time = Money
When your technician comes over, please remember that time is money. Although we work very fast, we are not psychic and can never be 100% sure how much time a certain task could take. The charge is by an hourly rate, even if it takes 4 hours to do something you thought would take only 2 hours.

One Hour Minimum
The first charge is always for arriving/traveling and the first hour of work. Even if your problem is fixed after 9 minutes, you will still have to pay for the entire hour. After the first hour, charges will be made for parts of an hour (for example, 2 hours and 10 minutes).

Payment
We accept cash or checks (with a preference for cash). If you are a business, we can invoice you, and set up a time to be paid. For remote/online service, we accept payment through PayPal.com or Google Checkout.

Coverage Area
Since this is New York, most of our traveling takes place on public transportation, which means that if you live too far from the city, there will be an extra charge for the first hour (the hour that includes the traveling fee).

Contact: Peter Coach  631-965-5110

email info@newhopehotline.com

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What 13 highly successful people read every morning

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Successful people know they are what they read.

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, for example, spends 80% of his day reading.

So what is the first source that highly influential people check when they wake up?

Here are some resources leaders across industries use to sustain their morning reading habits:

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Warren Buffett starts his days with an assortment of national and local news

The billionaire investor tells CNBC he reads the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the New York Times, USA Today, the Omaha World-Herald, and the American Banker in the mornings.

That’s a hefty list to get through.

US President Donald Trump checks out the New York Post

The US president has never been much of a bibliophile.

But he’s said to be an “insatiable” consumer of news, getting up at 6 a.m. to watch TV and then read print newspapers like the New York Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, according to Business Insider.

He also reads conservative outlet Breitbart, according to the Associated Press.

And Reuters reported that, when it comes to briefings, aides include the president’s name as much as possible, “because he keeps reading if he’s mentioned.”

Mark Zuckerberg, unsurprisingly, starts his day on Facebook

In a Facebook Live session with Jerry Seinfeld, the Facebook cofounder and CEO tells the comedian that the very first thing he does in the morning, even before he gets out of bed to use the bathroom or puts in his contact lenses, is check his phone.

He says that he starts by looking at Facebook — “I like to know what’s going on in the world” — and then checks his messages on Messenger and What’sApp. “On a good, calm day it’ll probably take no more than a few minutes,” he tells Seinfeld.

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Here’s what celebrities would look like with symmetrical faces

It’s a common misconception that the closer a face is to being perfectly symmetrical, the more attractive it is. Trying this theory out on George Clooney, Beyoncé and Margot Robbie, suggests otherwise.

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Reviewed: A used, year-old MacBook Pro from Apple's Refurbished Mac store that saved me $450 (AAPL)

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Apple has a gorgeous “mid 2017” MacBook Pro with fresh and powerful specs available to buy right now —  but if you like to save money, it might not be your best option.

Me? I went for the 2016 model. And no, it’s not a brand new, unsold 2016 MacBook Pro that Apple had left over. It’s a previously used and refurbished unit I bought from Apple’s little-known Refurbished Mac store

It’s easy to see why someone wouldn’t want a previously used device; it begs the question as to why the previous owner returned it. Was it defective? What was wrong with it? Why wouldn’t previous owner want to keep it?

All that matters is whether or not the device still works properly and whether you’re getting some kind of discount because the device has, indeed, been used before.

I saved $450 by going with the 2016 MacBook Pro I bought from the Refurbished Mac store. And if its working and aesthetic condition is anything to go by, I’d say Apple does very good work at making sure refurbished devices look good and work as if they were new.

Check out a used, 2016 MacBook Pro and how it stacks up against a 2017 MacBook Pro that costs $450 more:

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My refurbished MacBook Pro came in a plain white box with the word “MacBook Pro” on it and the words “Apple Certified Refurbished” in a lighter color at the bottom.

The regular retail packaging for MacBook Pros features a nice photo of the laptop on the top cover, but that’s about all the difference there is.

I was surprised to find the MacBook Pro in a frosty-coated plastic protective sleeve, which gives off the impressions that it’s a brand new device, even though it’s not.

The protective plastic wrapping looks a little crumpled because I had already removed it and stored it inside the box for about a week. Otherwise, it was like taking out a brand new laptop when I first opened the box.

I was even more surprised to find a thin protective sheet of paper between the screen and the keyboard.

The piece of paper separating the screen from the keyboard was also a little crumpled from a week of storage. I can assure that it was pristine when I first opened the computer!

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Amazon is building another multibillion dollar business that you probably haven't heard of (AMZN)

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On its 20 year journey to becoming the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon has focused almost purely on consumers. 

But in 2015, Jeff Bezos’s Seattle-headquartered tech giant decided that it needed to do a better job of tapping into the online business-to-business (B2B) market, which is worth £96 billion in the UK alone, according to the Office for National Statistics. 

It launched a new free-to-use business supplies marketplace called Amazon Business in the US and went on to launch the platform in Germany in December 2016, and the UK this April. 

Amazon Business is off to a promising start, according to Bill Burkland, head of Amazon Business in the UK.

“The US acquired over 400,000 businesses and a billion dollars in revenue for Amazon Business in its first year of business,” he said during an interview at the company’s London office, adding that there were 45,000 sellers on Amazon Business in the US by the end of the first year. 

“You can think about Amazon Business being for business customers what Amazon.co.uk is for consumers,” Burkland continued. “It’s a marketplace where business customers can come and be confident that no matter that they’re looking for to operate their business, there’s a high probability they’ll be able to find it on Amazon.”

Amazon wants companies to go to Amazon Business to buy everything from new computers and A4 paper to toilet cleaner and power tools. There are currently over 100 million products listed on the marketplace, which can also be accessed by people outside the US, the UK, and Germany.

“A customer in any EU country can go onto .co.uk, Amazon Business, and buy. Export is a big part of our business that is attractive for the seller community as well,” said Burkland.

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How Amazon Business is different from Amazon.co.uk

Amazon Business differs from Amazon’s consumer website in a number of areas. It offers VAT-free pricing and includes features that are specifically targeted at businesses such as a reporting and analytics suite that helps companies to track and limit spending. The entire Amazon.co.uk product catalogue is available, but there are some extra products too.

Burkland said one county council in the UK recently signed up to Amazon Business to buy books, as you might expect, but it ended up buying everything from wheelbarrows to glitter.

Unlike Amazon.co.uk, Amazon Business offers one day free shipping to customers when they spend over £30. Amazon Prime members who set up a business account can also take advantage of free shipping on Amazon Business.

The Amazon Business platform — yet to get any dedicated integration with Alexa, Amazon’s personal assistant — has proved popular with small and medium sized businesses from the get go but Amazon is keen to get larger enterprises with thousands of staff making big, bulk buys on the too as they’re the real revenue drivers.

On the size of the overall business market, Burkland said: “It’s a big market segment. So we have a long way to go. It’s one where we think business customers will find value. And it’s one that we’re investing in heavily.” Burkland and his spokesperson said they were unable to provide any numbers that would illustrate how much Amazon is investing in Amazon Business.

Interestingly, Burkland said it doesn’t matter to Amazon whether businesses do their shopping through Amazon.co.uk or Amazon Business.”We’re agnostic. We want to build a marketplace based upon customer feedback reflects what customers want. If they choose to use that, great. If they choose to use Amazon consumer, that’s fine.”

Amazon Business could become the next AWS

Amazon has several large businesses beyond its well-known ecommerce platform. It has a video streaming platform, a music streaming platform, a grocery delivery service, and an audiobook service. 

Burkland compared Amazon Business to Amazon’s enormous cloud company, Amazon Web Services, which hit over $12 billion (£9 billion) in revenue in 2016. “I think that in many ways Amazon Business is kind of following in those footsteps,” he said. 

amazon data center oregonIn order to become the next AWS, Amazon Business will need as many sellers as it can. In the UK, Amazon Business has successfully enticed stationary retailer Ryman onto the platform.

Burkland was unable to provide any figures for how Amazon Business is doing in the UK because it’s “still early days.” He said he expects to release some official numbers later this year and revealed that the company is planning to sponsor some events to help promote the brand. Amazon Business is also being marketed through email display ads but there’s no “Tube advertising or TV/radio yet.”

All of the engineering efforts for Amazon Business take place outside the UK but Amazon has hired dedicated sales, marketing, procurement and alliance teams for Amazon Business locally. 

“Amazon Business is part of the 5,000 job commitment that Amazon has made to new jobs or new hires in the UK this year,” said Burkland. 

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A Spanish scientist is making sex robots that he thinks could end sex between humans

Spanish scientist Sergi Santos designed silicone sex dolls with wigs and artificial brains that will not only earn him money but may also be used to staff brothels and help combat sex trafficking.

But the arrival of sex robots has divided opinion – this film by the Thomson Reuters Foundation explores the complex issues that have been raised by the increasingly life-like robots.

Produced by Leon Siciliano

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Here's the first trailer for the second season of 'Westworld'

HBO showed off the first trailer at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con, and there’s a lot going on. Since when are there cars in the wild west? Season 2 will premiere on HBO in 2018.

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The first trailer for season 2 of “Stranger Things” looks awesome — and very spooky

Netflix’s first trailer for the second season of “Stranger Things” finally premiered at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con. It looks like Will and his friends are still in danger, and it seems we haven’t seen the last of Eleven. All episodes will hit Netflix on October 27th.

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How Halo Top – last summer's trendiest ice-cream brand – plans to take on big players like Ben & Jerry’s

  • 0498Healthy ice-cream brand Halo Top’s sales have rocketed by 2500% to 28.8 million pints in 2016 and $132.4 million in sales
  • The brand’s ascent can be attributed to a well-orchestrated marketing strategy that included a focus on social media, particularly Instagram
  • The ice-cream maker just launched its first national digital campaign recently as it looks to broaden its audience 

Four years since it first hit supermarket shelves, “healthy” ice-cream brand Halo Top blew up last summer. Its sales rocketed by 2500%, with the brand selling 28.8 million pints in 2016 and generating $132.4 million in sales, according to data from market research company IRI.

The proliferation of Halo Top’s low-calorie, protein-packed pints, however, was no accident. Sure, the healthy promise of the product itself played a big part, but the brand’s ascent can be attributed to a well-orchestrated marketing strategy, focusing on word of mouth marketing, partnerships and social media, particularly Instagram.

“We started off really focused on digital and social, with more than 90% of our efforts on Facebook and Instagram,” Lenny Chase, Halo Top’s vp of marketing, told Business Insider. “We’re 100% a digitally native brand.”

Halo Top’s social social posts are the epitome of food porn, featuring its signature bright packaging interspersed with swirls of its colorful flavors in photos as well as GIFs.

Every day is someone’s birthday out there (and if you’re like @50cent, you don’t care either way). Like if you’ll find any excuse to eat Birthday Cake as often as Marj B (PR Manager)! Favorite Flavor: Birthday Cake “My favorite flavor is Birthday Cake, mainly because funfetti is life. 😘” Favorite part of the sweepstakes: “My favorite part of #HaloTopGoldenSeal is the fact that we are bringing happiness to as many people as possible. Not only are five people going to get these once in a lifetime prizes, but we will be making five dreams come true through Make A Wish Foundation. Plus, I love that we are celebrating the fails, giving our diehard fans even more of a chance to win!” No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. See halotop.com/goldenseal for complete rules.

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The approach has clearly resonated. According to data crunched by social media analytics company Socialbakers, Halo Top’s social media following has grown from over 27,000 to over 603,000 followers on Facebook, and from over 339,000 to 488,000 followers on Instagram in the past one year.

“Halo Top has established a clear and compelling brand voice, using social media to bring that voice to life in a fun and conversational way,” said Hannah Post, senior strategist at global branding firm Siegel+Gale. “When a brand makes developing a distinct voice a priority, and leadership is devoted to its success, it shows.”

Like any upstart marketer on Instagram, partnerships have too been key to Halo Top’s rise. While the ice-cream maker says it has never paid digital influencers to endorese its brand, Halo Top has promoted ther health and diet-focused brands, such as OhYeah! One bars and Fitjoy bars in its social media feeds in exchange for similar promotions from these companies. 

Halo Top also recently took a page out of “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” and put golden tickets for free prizes in select packages last month. It also makes it a practice to regularly respond to fans on social media, said Ryan Bouton, the company’s director of communications,

That may seem like a lot of work for a bootstrapped company, which started off with five employees, to do. But in the past year since it exploded on the scene, Halo Top has expanded to about 40 full-time employees.

This growth is also the reason that the company finally launched its very first advertising campaign, marking its evolution from last summer’s trendiest breakout brand into “the perfect pint.” It continues to handle its own social and digital media efforts in-house.

“We had reached an inflection point, where it was important for us to not only target a broader audience, but also experiment with new mediums,” said Chase. “It was time for us to try out video, and we just didn’t have the resources to do that in-house.”

Two weeks ago, the brand launched its maiden ad campaign with agency Red Tettemer O’Connell + Partners, playing on the “halo” in its name to pit an angel and a devil against each other, with the devil complaining that eating a pint of ice cream no longer feels sinful.

The national campaign launched on social channels and digital platforms such as Hulu on June 29, and has seen over 35% people of people targeted engage with the brand in some form, according to the company.

“The aim was to take the brand beyond their core audience,” said Steve O’Connell, executive creative director and partner at the agency. “But it was important for the brand to retain its authentic voice and not alienate its existing devoted and loyal fan base.”

The campaign will also help against traditional competitors in the category, who are increasingly encroaching on its territory. “Healthy” and “clean” products within the ice-cream category are seeing the maximum growth, according to Nielsen, with categories growing by 85% and 36% each in 2016. And established brands, including Ben & Jerry’s and Nestle are making inroads in these categories.

“When niche brands begin to play alongside more traditional competitors, experimenting with traditional media spend can be an effective way of gaining traction and market share,” said Siegel+Gale’s Post.

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