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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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We already got a sneak peek at the device during CES back in January. And it’s everything BlackBerry fans love — yes, I’m mostly talking about the physical keyboard.
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The Jaguar F-PACE sets a new standard for beauty in luxury SUVs

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It’s a Jaguar. It’s an SUV. It’s a Jaguar SUV.

Yes, that day has finally come. At the Los Angeles auto show in 2015, Jaguar Land Rover officially unveiled its first-ever sport utility for the US market. Last year later, we got our hands on it.

In the flesh, the vehicle, called F-PACE, was as stunning on the street as we initially thought it was on the showroom floor in LA. The name, which is meant to connect the crossover in nomenclature with Jag’s F-Type sports cars, is weird. But the machine is beautiful — the most gorgeous SUV currently available, we think, thanks to the aesthetic ministrations of designer Ian Callum.

Jaguar shares a corporate stable with Land Rover, so it’s not as if these folks don’t know how to bolt together a stupendous offroader. They’ve been doing it for decades. 

But how would a Jaguar SUV stack up? After all, Jag is a sedan-and-sports-car brand, full of British panache. Does a suburban family hauler really fit, even it if that’s what the market wants?

We had a few days in the Northeast with the 2017 F-PACE to find out:

Photos by Hollis Johnson.

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Our $72,000 test vehicle was extremely well kitted out, as they might say across the pond. It was the “First Edition” trim level, and the color was an alluring Caesium Blue. Only 275 will be built.

It isn’t easy to design a stylish, sporty SUV. In fact, it’s nearly impossible. The basic form for the segment is a large rectangular box with a wheel at each of the four corners and a big liftgate dominating the rear. But Callum has performed magic with the F-PACE.

The legendary Jaguar badge is fairly tasteful emblazoned on the finely boned, blacked out front grille. No leaping cat hood ornament, unfortunately.

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Nissan has one of the best engines out there — but its days could be numbered

Infiniti QX70 3.7L engine

Business Insider’s Transportation team loves engines.

And it’s a great time to be an engine lover, with all manner of powertrains now propelling modern cars and trucks. We’ve driven big American V8s, exotic V10s and W12s, lots of turbocharged four-cylinder powerplants, a fair number of twin-turbocharged supercar engines, and of course a wide range of gas-electric hybrids and full-electric vehicles.

Sometimes, the good old workhorse engine of the auto industry, the venerable V6, has gotten lost in the shuffle. 

But at other times, a really stupendous six-banger distinguishes itself. 

That’s been happening lately with Nissan’s VQ motor, a six-cylinder masterpiece that’s been around since the mid-1990s and is found throughout the Nissan/Infiniti lineup.

We recently savored this excellent engine in an Infiniti QX70 crossover. This VQ is the 3.7-liter flavor, making a robust 325 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. For my money, 3700 cubic centimeters of displacement is the absolute sweetspot for a traditional V6 motor, with no extras bolted on — no turbos or supercharger, just a straight engine crafted from aluminum, sucking in air, combining it with gasoline, blowing up the mixture, and creating movement. Internal combustion at its finest.

The definitive example of this is the legendary Buick 3800, a V6 that arrived in the early 1960s and earned the awesome-cool “Fireball” nickname. 

Infiniti QX70

A great V6 is a thing of beauty because it can serve up power and torque without requiring the two extra cylinders of a V8, thereby achieving better fuel economy. The 3.7-liter on the QX70 doesn’t deliver particularly amazing MPGs — 22 highway/16 city/18 combined — but it isn’t awful, and the performance is majestic. This straight-up engine, coupled with a seven-speed transmission, can launch the QX70 from 0-60 mph in six seconds, which is eminently respectable.

The feel of that acceleration is refined rawness, with the power flowing to the wheels in a linear manner. No turbo-lag here, nor late-arriving supercharger punch. You put the pedal down and the thing just goes.

That’s a satisfying sensation, one that a truly good V6 can serve up. A V8 might kick harder, and a turbo four might get you there with buzzier thrills. But the VQ gets in done the old-fashioned way.

Sadly, as good as this engine is, the fuel-economy numbers are going to catch up to at some point. Infiniti already dropped a V8 as a QX70 option, and the trend in the industry is to use turbo fours in place of dated sixes, keeping the V8s for the higher-performance vehicles, and even then, often using turbocharged sixes instead.

But for the time being, engine lovers can enjoy the mighty Nissan VQ, while it’s still around.

SEE ALSO: Infiniti’s breakthrough new engine has nothing to do with electric cars

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Why this new horror movie has a rare perfect score from critics — and you need to see it

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It’s very rare, even close to unseen, for a wide-release movie to get a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes just a day before its release. A score of 100% means that every critic who has seen the movie so far gave it a positive review.

Even some of the movies you’d expect to have a perfect score don’t have one. This honor is primarily reserved for classic films including “Citizen Kane,” “All About Eve,” “Singing “in the Rain,” and “North by Northwest.”

But before its opening weekend, Jordan Peele’s comedy-horror mashup film “Get Out” has managed to move up the ranks and earn this high honor, with 78 100% positive reviews counting as of this writing.

“Get Out” addresses issues of race in the United States in ways that are uncomfortable, gruesome, and at times also uncomfortably funny. It’s especially timely given the current political climate. The sketches on Peele’s Comedy Central sketch show “Key & Peele,” which ended in 2015, often addressed racial issues and blended comedy with the horror genre but never to an extent as serious as his directorial debut, which according to what critics are saying so far, is working out beautifully.

(Warning: Mild spoilers for “Get Out” below.)

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It proves a point about race. Powerfully.

As a black man, the protagonist of “Get Out” is nervous about meeting his white girlfriend’s family. His anxiety turns into straight-up terror as he discovers a conspiracy that has to do with black people disappearing.

“[Peele] has created a work that addresses the myriad levels of racism, pays homage to some great horror films, carves out its own creative path, has a distinctive visual style — and is flat-out funny as well,” Richard Roeper wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times.  

 

 

But it’s still it’s a crowd-pleaser.

Despite its social commentary, “Get Out” still provokes what movie audiences crave, including jump scares and nervous laughter. This isn’t one of those movies you want to see in an empty theater once it’s been out for a couple of weeks. With an empty theater, it just won’t be as fun and exciting. The movie incites audience reaction that adds to the whole experience. 

“This one really should be seen with a crowd,” Michael Phillips wrote in the Chicago Tribune.

 

 

It’s hilarious. (Really.)

Despite the daring premise and elements of horror, Peele doesn’t let his comedic genius so beloved from “Key & Peele” go unnoticed. 

“‘Get Out’ is an absolutely brilliant and original horror film. Imagine a devilishly twisted update of ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.’ ‘Get Out’ is scary, laugh-out-loud funny, and an inspired satire of interracial relationships,” MovieWeb wrote.

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Analysts slaps 'NEUTRAL' on Snap's stock ahead of its IPO

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Snap Inc. took its initial-public-offering road show to London on Monday, looking to persuade potential UK investors to buy up the company’s stock, but one London-based analyst remains “neutral” about the company’s ability to drive upside beyond its initial price range of $14 to $16 a share.

Atlantic Equities research analyst James Cordwell did not attend the presentation on Monday but spoke with clients who did. (Atlantic Equities is also not one of the banks underwriting Snap’s IPO.)

In a detailed research note, Cordwell set a $14 price target for Snap’s stock for the end of this financial year. That would imply a market cap of $19.5 billion.

He said while the Snapchat app was an “impressive ‘made for mobile’ service” that was popular among young users, it would be difficult to expand its audience base beyond this demographic. And, all the while, competition is intensifying from Facebook, which is adding Snapchat-like features to many of its major properties, including Instagram, Messenger, and, most recently, WhatsApp.

Cordwell wrote: “With expansion beyond the core audience likely challenging, sustainability of engagement concerns to persist, and margins structurally lower than peers, we do not see upside to the $14-$16 IPO valuation range.”

Revenue projections

Snap generated $404.5 million in revenue in 2016, according to its S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Cordwell thinks that may rise to $1.13 billion this year. Cordwell projects revenue will increase to $2.16 billion in 2018, rising to $3.03 billion in 2019.

Snapchat’s average revenue per user is less than 15% that of Facebook, a fact Cordwell said demonstrated a “clear opportunity for significant near-term revenue growth.”

But Cordwell assumes Snap will reach only 55% of Facebook’s current monetization level by 2020, given Snapchat’s heavy skew toward developed markets, its demographic skew toward younger users who are less likely to spend on advertisers’ products, and the smaller amount of user data Snapchat has compared with Facebook, which could limit its potential among direct-response advertisers.

atlantic equitiesSnapchat will need to match Facebook’s monetization levels on a per-hour basis if it is to ramp ad spending beyond the $2 billion a year at which Twitter began to run into revenue growth issues, Cordwell predicted.

Smaller margins compared with its peers

Snap’s margins are lower than its peers’, a reality Cordwell says is owing to the infrastructure costs required to deliver messaging centered on videos and photos, the revenue it shares with publishers in exchange for their content, a focus on direct sales versus self-serve, and its research-and-development costs.

Cordwell predicted Snap wouldn’t reach non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) profitability until at least the end of 2019 — with its GAAP operating margin in the long term unlikely to be higher than 15%. By comparison, Facebook is at about 45%.

atlantic equities snapSnap posted adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, deprecation, and amortization) loss of $459.4 million in 2016. Cordwell predicted that loss would widen slightly to $482 million in 2017 before coming down to $184 million in 2018 and then turning to profitability of $44 million in 2019.

“Our price target effectively assumes Snap trades at over 50x FY20 EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) multiple at YE19, well in excess of the historical range of this metric for Facebook, though Snap’s margins still likely to be below structural potential at this point.”

Cordwell says Snap will need to gain better leverage on its tech spending and improve its sales efficiency to become profitable.

Snap has been pitching itself to investors as a “camera company,” which would imply that it does not want to become wholly reliant on ad sales in the future. So far, Snap’s only hardware product is Spectacles, the camera glasses it launched last year that are available only in the US.

Cordwell doesn’t think Snap’s hardware products will be a near-term profit driver, but he notes that new products focused on “mixed reality” could help drive the company’s stock multiple.

He writes: “To drive upside to the IPO range it seems necessary to believe Snap can leverage its AR (augmented reality)-style features and hardware efforts into a strong position in ‘mixed reality’, but it seems too early to attach value to this opportunity.”

Earlier on Tuesday, Reuters reported that while investors attending the London leg of the Snap IPO road show were impressed with “sleek” presentation, some were disappointed the company did not provide projections on future revenue and advertising share.

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Here's everything we know about Nintendo's new $300 console coming this week, the Switch

After years of waiting, Nintendo finally has a new video game console on the way: the Nintendo Switch.

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It’s a hybrid console — you can play it at home on your living room television, or you can take it on the go. Here are the basics:

  • It’s called Nintendo Switch.
  • It’s scheduled to launch on March 3.
  • It starts at $300.
  • Nintendo has a gaggle of games starring its most prominent creations in the works.

There is, of course, much more to the Switch than that. We’ve finally got our hands on one, and have lots of to tell you. Here’s everything we know about the Nintendo Switch:

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This is everything that comes in the $299 package.

Here’s what’s in the box:

• A Switch tablet — the console itself is the tablet.

• A set of Joy-Con controllers.

• The Switch dock, for connecting to your TV.

• The Joy-Con dock/gamepad.

• Two wrist straps for making sure you don’t lose the Joy-Con while playing a motion game.

• Two cables (power and HDMI).

There are two bundles that each cost $300. One has a blue and a red Joy-Con, and the other has two gray ones.

Here’s a good look at the Nintendo Switch dock and the Joy-Con Grip gamepad.

What you see above is exactly what’ll come in the box when Nintendo Switch arrives on March, 3: the Nintendo Switch dock, the tablet-like console, and a home gamepad with the detachable Joy-Con in tow.

Notably, the controller is called the Joy-Con Grip. Since you can detach each of the Joy-Con bits and attach them to the Switch tablet, the Grip turns the Joy-Con into a more traditional gamepad. Unfortunately, the Joy-Con Grip that comes with the Switch isn’t capable of charging the Joy-Con — you need to re-connect them to the Switch tablet while it’s docked to charge the Joy-Con.

Of note: Everything in the package is also sold separately. Want another dock? You can buy one. Need just a left Joy-Con? Can do. Nintendo breaks it all down on its site.

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This high-tech bracelet will let you touch your long-distance partner from afar

Hey bracelet

Anyone who’s been in a long-distance relationship knows that not being able to touch your partner for weeks or months at a time is one of the toughest parts. 

While technology has caught up in other arenas — video chatting has never been easier and apps that help you find cheap travel are a dime a dozen — long-distance touch is essentially the final frontier. 

To help solve that problem, a Dutch tech company called House of Haptics has created the Hey bracelet, a wearable that lets you send touch over long distances. 

Before your mind descends into the gutter, the Hey bracelet is not a sex toy. It’s worn on your wrist and is meant to simulate a “gentle squeeze,” not a vibration or buzzing sensation. 

The Hey bracelet launched on Kickstarter about a month ago, and is not yet available to purchase. While there’s no guarantee it will ever come to fruition, here’s how the House of Haptics team envisions it working. 

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The Hey bracelet comes in two colors: white and rose gold, or black and anthracite. The company plans to add red, blue, and green if it reaches its stretch goal of 2,000 backers on Kickstarter.

When you order a set, it comes with two bracelets (one for you and one for your partner) plus a charging cable for each bracelet.

The bracelets pair with your phone via Bluetooth. When you send a touch to someone, it’s sent to the Hey app on your phone, which is then transferred to your partner’s app and the other bracelet.

Eventually, the Hey app will run on both Android and iOS, the company says. 

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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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