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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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12 features you probably didn't know exist on WhatsApp (FB)

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WhatsApp’s core messaging function is pretty easy to use.

But there’s a lot more to the Facebook-owned messaging service — which surpassed 1 billion users in February 2016 — than most of its users possibly know.

We take you through some of its most useful but less well-known features, including how to get WhatsApp on your computer, how to switch phone numbers on your account, and its newest Snapchat-like feature “status.”

1. Stop photos and videos you receive in chats (WhatsApp media) from automatically downloading onto your phone and taking up precious space.

On an iPhone, go to Settings > Privacy >Photos > Tap to toggle off the WhatsApp button

2. Use WhatsApp on your computer just like you do on your phone with the web app “WhatsApp for Desktop.”

Click on this link to download WhatsApp for your computer and follow the install instructions.

You’ll need to scan the barcode from the WhatsApp app on your phone to set it up. It’s pretty simple.

In your phone’s WhatsApp app, go to Settings > WhatsApp Web/Desktop and scan the barcode on the desktop app. 

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Paris' giant Station F startup hub has delayed its opening because of flooding

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Station F, the 366,000 square foot startup hub due to open in Paris, will open its doors later than expected because of a flood.

A pipe underneath the building burst on Friday last week, according to a blog post from Station F

This is what happened, according to the post:

Unfortunately and unexpectedly, on Friday afternoon, a pipe burst in the sublevels under Station F. This incident happened during the initial operating of the pipe and therefore cannot happen again once Station F opens.

We were able to quickly respond but we now will need to repair and replace some of the equipment that was damaged before opening to the public.

Station F plans to house around 1,000 startups and was due to open at the beginning of April. Now, according to the post, it will delay its opening by “a few weeks”. A spokesperson was unable to confirm when exactly the building will open.

Station F

Facebook was due to be one of the first occupants at Station F, with a startup incubator for around 10 to 15 companies and 80 desks. It isn’t clear whether the flood affects the company’s plans to move in as scheduled, and Facebook hasn’t immediately responded to a request for comment.

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The 18 most congested cities in Europe

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Navigation company TomTom published a list of the most congested cities in the world this week — and many of Europe’s busiest cities featured on it.

The TomTom Traffic Index is based on 19 trillion data points collected over nine years from 390 cities, according to the Dutch company.

Each city’s congestion level was given a percentage score out of 100, with levels ranging from 66% in the most congested cities to 9% in the least.

TomTom defined the congestion level as the “increase in overall traffic times when compared to a free flow situation (an uncongested situation).”

Ralf-Peter Schaefer, VP TomTom Traffic, said in a statement that the traffic index is “designed to help drivers, cities and transport planners to understand traffic congestion and, most importantly, how to reduce it.”

Here are the 18 most congested cities in Europe.

18. Hamburg, Germany (33%)

17. Ankara, Turkey (33%)

16. Naples, Italy (33%)

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UK chancellor Philip Hammond is being asked about Uber's tax arrangements

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Uber is facing yet more scrutiny from politicians this week after an MP questioned whether the company was paying enough tax.

Labour politician Iain Wright tabled a written question in parliament on Friday, asking chancellor Philip Hammond whether he had calculated the potential VAT owed by Uber.

He wrote:

“To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the potential VAT owed to his Department in respect of supply of passenger transportation services arising as a result of the employment tribunal ruling of 28 October 2016; and if he will make a statement.”

The chancellor has yet to respond.

Wright’s question came after Jolyon Maugham, a respected UK barrister, announced he was suing Uber over allegedly failing to pay millions in VAT.

Maugham has calculated that Uber owes at least £20 million in taxes, though it could avoid paying up if it changes its company structure. Uber, in response, has said its drivers are subject to the same VAT laws as other transportation services.

Maugham, who is suing Uber through his organisation the Good Law Project, said his case was strengthened by last year’s employment tribunal ruling that Uber drivers — currently classified by the company as self-employed — were actually employees.

Speaking to Business Insider, Maugham said he welcomed Iain Wright’s question.

He said: “There is genuine and proper public interest in the nature of the deals that HMRC is doing with big US multinationals. It is unfortunate that the government does not feel the need to recognise that public interest, and the purpose of this action is to bring a private conversation between Uber and the government into the public domain.”

Uber’s UK head of public policy, Andrew Byrne, has already appeared before MPs several times this year to explain the company’s business model.

Parliament’s ongoing work and pensions select committee is already examining whether newer companies like Uber, Deliveroo, Hermes, and Amazon are treating casual workers properly, and whether those workers should be considered full-time employees.

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Facebook’s mobile prodigy launches video charades game

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Al Gore just sold $29 million of Apple stock (AAPL)

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Former US Vice President Al Gore sold 215,437 shares of Apple this week at an average price of $136.72 per share — a transaction netting him about $29.4 million. 

This transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which you can read here. Earlier this week, Apple’s stock hit an all-time high of $136.68 and kept trending upwards from there.

The sales appear to represent a significant portion of Gore’s stake in the iPhone maker. According to the most recent Apple proxy statement, filed in January, Gore’s ownership in Apple is roughly 721,000 shares. 

But that figure includes stock options for roughly 276,000 shares scheduled to vest on February 1. It’s not clear if Gore has exercised his option to acquire those shares.

In the event that Gore has not exercised the new slice options, his stock sale this week would account for half of his stake in Apple. 

Gore serves as a member of Apple’s board of directors. Back in 2013, Gore attracted attention when he sold another $30 million worth of Apple stock

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Here’s how thoroughly the smartphone has annihilated other gadgets

Mobile World Congress, the smartphone world’s biggest conference of the year, kicks off in a few days. Though Samsung’s Galaxy S8 isn’t likely to make an appearance, several new, not-crazily-different phones are still expected to be on display.

With this year also being the tenth anniversary of the iPhone — which effectively kicked off the smartphone era — surveying the phones at MWC is also a good time to look back at how much the smartphone has altered the tech industry at large.

This chart from Statista shows one way of looking at it: Over the past decade, smartphones have made a number of once-popular gadgets all but irrelevant to society. While the dollar value of smartphone shipments has grown 536% in that time, those of the MP3 player, digital camera, and portable GPS have sank.

Still, time has a knack for not stopping: Recent sales figures now suggest the smartphone boom is over, and major tech firms are now hungry for new tech like augmented reality to eventually redo the cycle all over again.

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Google is killing a weird group messaging app less than one year after it launched (GOOG, GOOGL)

Remember Google Spaces?

The group messaging app was launched by Google only 10 months ago, promising a new way for groups of friends to have chats around particular topics.

The app stitched together a slew of Google services such as YouTube, Search, and Chrome, allowing users to easily share video and other information about a topic — say, a new movie — without having to jump between apps, cutting and pasting relevant links and so forth. 

But Spaces will be no more. Google announced on Friday that Spaces will be shut down on April 17. And on March 3, Spaces will become “read only,” meaning you won’t be able to use the app for anything other than glancing at your old conversations with friends. 

Google Spaces

“Our goal with Spaces was to create a better small-group sharing experience, and we’ll use what we’ve learned to improve other Google products and services. Thanks again for your support,” Google said on the Spaces support page

Spaces got off to a bumpy start when it was launched in May 2016, with many users expressing confusion as to how the app fit in with Google’s already crowded portfolio of messaging apps, such as Google Hangouts and YouTube messaging. Since then, Google has introduced yet another messaging app called Allo.

For Spaces though, it’s now time to say Goodbye.

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