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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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I shouted,”I appeal to the FATHER!” Then…

    Ok, I can hear you now…

    “How in the world, Steve, are you connecting shouting, ‘I appeal to the FATHER’ with photos of the actress Suzanne Somers and you speaking at Harvard?”

    Great question. To make a long story short… I was in a huge health crisis about 8 years ago. It was so HUGE that I was mostly bedridden for 4 years, having lost “tons” of weight. I was down to about 100 lbs!

    Yes I was writing many things for the Elijah List from my bed. True story! Doctors would eventually discover a huge mass in my sinuses. 5 surgeries later and I’m totally fine now.

    Back to the story. Suddenly I had the most profound encounter with Heaven and with the Father I’ve had to date. You’ve heard people say, “I was home in bed, but I was ‘there,'” right? So it was with me.

    As if in the movies I was in a yellow bus with church people, family members, and friends when a huge accident occurred. Again just like in the movies, the bus, traveling at night, hit something and began to flip completely over.

    Suddenly, “like on film” we were in “freeze frame.” We stopped midair and it grew quiet.

    Angels began going up and down the aisle adjusting seats.

    “What are you doing?” I inquired of the angels. 

    One of them said kindly, “We’ve stopped time and we’ve stopped the bus so we can re-adjust and re-align things so that when the accident is complete, now NOT everyone will die!”

    Real hot anger burst out of me and I said, “What? You mean some people will die?” Then with the loudest authoritative voice from within me I shouted…

    “I APPEAL TO THE FATHER!”

    Suddenly you could hear a pin drop. The angels stopped. The people stopped talking. No movement! From behind me I heard footsteps and then I heard a kind Voice say this one thing… 

“I HAD TO COME…HE APPEALED TO THE FATHER.”

    Instantly as if orders were given without speech, the angels scurried here and there and completely adjusted every seat and every person properly in place for when the accident was to be complete. Then one angel said, “Ok here goes, we’re starting up time and the accident…”

    Slowly at first and then in real time the bus finished flipping all the way over and it landed squarely on all four tires. Not one person was so much as injured. Not one!

    I UNDERSTAND NOW THAT THE FATHER IS NOT CONTENT THAT WE ALLOW ACCIDENTS TO OCCUR WITHOUT APPEALING TO HIM, THE FATHER, TO STOP THEM. NEITHER DOES HE WANT THE LOST OF THE EARTH TO REMAIN LOST (If one of them will simply come to HIM).

    Of course this encounter changed my life and my prayer life and I’ve told this story many times. But I’ve never told this last part… UNTIL THIS LETTER. Why? Because it made no sense and had nothing to do with the rest of it.

    Want to hear the last part before the encounter was over? Here it is…

    Flashed before me was a picture of me, SPEAKING AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY.

    I determined I would never tell that part because it seemed so random, until…

    Last March I attended an Internet Marketing event in San Diego (since our revelation goes out 100% through the World Wide Web, we need to learn from marketing skills the world has.)

    I encountered a man and skipping all the superfluous detail, he heard my story, and, on the spot, he invited me to…do what? Yes, SPEAK AT HARVARD! 

    I knew this was “it” and I determined to obey and follow through. God was clearly pushing me “out the door” of the four walls of the church and even beyond the internet itself and where it will stop, who knows? God wants more of the Lost sheep SAVED! We have to go OUT THERE to get it done, right?

    Pictured here is photo of myself speaking at this secular event hosted by the Harvard Faculty Club. My topic at Harvard was, “Why are you STILL ALIVE?” 

    I spoke to them of many near deaths and in no uncertain terms, speaking openly about God, told them they were alive ONLY because God has kept them alive and HE is not done with them yet. 

    So what’s the deal with Suzanne Somers? She was the featured KEYNOTE speaker that day and many of us got to go up on stage for a minute and meet her. (Note: I’ve always loved her comedy and she is totally into health as are Derene and I, so it was a fun match) I was able to give her my card and she asked what kind of business this was. I told her it was Christian Publishing.

    “Oh, nice!” she said, and she put my card among her things beside her.Microsoft Office 2010
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Krack Attack: Security Issue Puts Every Wi-Fi Connection at Risk

Krack Attack: Security Flaw Puts Every Wi-Fi Connection at Risk

Thanks to a newly discovered security flaw, your home Wi-Fi is completely hackable, giving cyber thieves a front row seat to everything from your private chats to your baby monitor. And there’s not much you can do about it — yet.

“When I woke up this morning and saw this one, I was taken aback,” Bob Rudis, chief data scientist at Rapid7, a security data and analytics company, told RENBC News. “We try to make sure if something is talked about in a bad way, it actually is bad.”

Close up of friends texting with cell phones at table
Users can protect themselves against a “Krack Attack” by making sure their smartphone and laptop are up to date with the latest patches. JGI/Tom Grill / Getty Images

Called Krack, the attack takes advantage of the four-way handshake, a process between a device and a router that has been around for 14 years and is designed to deliver a fresh, encrypted session each time you get online.

During the third step in the process, hackers can resend a key in such a way that it resets the encryption key to zero. Encryption is the process that makes your data uncrackable to anyone who might intercept it.

With an unencrypted session, hackers are then free to pry on whatever you and your devices are doing on Wi-Fi.

“The one saving grace is the attackers need to be within range of Wi-Fi networks,” said Rudis. “But someone can sit outside your office or the apartment next door and do this attack from there.”

Related: Could Europe Teach the U.S. a Lesson About Cyber Regulation?

The Krack attack was discovered by researchers Mathy Vanhoef and Frank Piessens of KU Leuven in Belgium and was revealed on Monday.

It’s a common practice in the security world to notify vendors of an exploit before it is publicly released. On their website, the researchers said they notified vendors of the products they tested on July 14. After realizing they were dealing with a protocol weakness instead of a set of bugs, the duo alerted the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT), who began contacting vendors in August.

CERT disclosed the exploit on Monday and included a list of vendors, when they were notified, and whether they are affected. As of Monday afternoon, many were listed as “unknown.”

It’s difficult to determine if any cyber criminals have used the exploit “in the wild” or are currently using it, the researchers said on their website. A demo video showed how they were able to use the attack to hack into an Android 6.0 smartphone.

Google, which develops the Android operating system, is aware of the issue and “will be patching any affected devices in the coming weeks,” a spokesperson said.

Robert Siciliano, CEO of IDTheftSecurity.com, told NBC News “it’s hard, if not impossible to say” if this attack has ever been used. However, given the amount of time the four-way handshake has been around, he believes it’s possible someone has used it.

“This vulnerability has been in existence, some say, for up to 14 years — which means that it’s entirely possible someone has already determined this flaw in the past and has exploited it,” he said.

How to Protect Yourself

Fixing such a gaping problem with Wi-Fi protocol is going to require making sure your smartphone and laptop are up to date with the latest patches.

You’ll also want to check for any firmware updates to your wireless router. If you’re using equipment provided by your internet service provider, Rudis recommends checking with the company for the latest information on updates. If you own your router, you’ll want to check to make sure you’ve downloaded any patches.

Since virtually every device in the world that uses Wi-Fi is vulnerable, he said it’s crucial to stay on top of updates.

“I think most manufacturers will have patches soon,” Rudis said. “But if you don’t see a patch for your home network equipment in at least a week, you should get a new Wi-Fi access point for your house.”

While part of the solution is in the hands of vendors, home users can protect themselves now by using a “virally important” tool called a VPN — a virtual private network.

A quick Google search will lead to some VPN options, which range from free to a few dollars per month. IPVanish VPN and Private Internet Access VPN are two popular choices.

“The minute you do that, you negate this vulnerability,” Rudis said. Hackers might still be able to capture your packets — but they won’t be able to break the security.

You can also safely browse at HTTPS sites; however, that will require every link, photo, and anything else on the page to also have a secure domain, Rudis said, calling it “virtually impossible to do.”

There seems to be a new vulnerability being exposed every day, bolstering the need for more resources to go toward fighting a cyber threat that continues to grow exponentially.

One in 131 emails sent last year contained malware, marking the highest rate in five years, according to a report from Symantec.

The growing threat is costing companies — and consumers — big bucks.

Cyber security spending is expected to top $1 trillion between 2017 and 2021, according to Cybersecurity Ventures, and that’s largely fueled by the growing number of hacking threats.

The disclosure on Monday was one of the more troubling ones in recent times for security experts, though they also stressed it’s inevitable.

“Think of anything mechanical, even think of food,” Siciliano told NBC News. “Occasionally you see a recall because an airbag is hurting people or because brakes aren’t working because the design was flawed… Nothing will ever be perfect.”

What can you do to secure your data?

The fact that almost every device in almost every Wi-Fi network is vulnerable to KRACK sounds quite scary, but — like pretty much any other type of attack — this one is not the end of the world. Here are a couple of tips on how to stay safe from KRACK attacks in case anyone decides to use them against you.

  • Always check to make sure there’s a green lock icon in the address bar of your browser. That lock indicates that an HTTPS (encrypted and therefore secure) connection to this particular website is being used. If someone attempts to use SSLstrip against you, the browser will be forced to use HTTP versions of websites, and the lock will disappear. If the lock is in place, your connection is still secure.
  • The researchers warned some network appliance manufacturers (including the Wi-Fi Alliance, which is responsible for standardizing the protocols) in advance of releasing their paper, so most of them have to be in the process of issuing firmware updates that can fix the issue with key reinstallation. So check if there are fresh firmware updates for your devices and install them as soon as possible.
  • You can secure your connection using a VPN, which adds another layer of encryption to the data transferred from your device. You can read more on what a VPN is and how to choose one, or grab Kaspersky Secure Connection right away.

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Don’t Buy Bitcoin! – Watch The Cryptocurrency Video

The $20 Bitcoin Investment Jackpot Could Generate
Massive Fortunes by November 15th
The $20 Bitcoin Investment Jackpot Could Generate
Massive Fortunes by November 15th
 

By: Joe Schriefer, Publisher, Agora Financial

The cryptocurrency market is RED HOT…Bitcoin has surged over 125% in the past few months… and Ethereum has seen gains over 3,467% this year alone.

But that’s NOTHING compared to the lightning-fast returns seen from dozens and dozens of little-known “penny cryptocurrencies.”

Like the new currency called AllSafe, which skyrocketed by 15,808% in a single day!

Or how about AMIS, a brand-new cryptocurrency that hit the markets on April 21st, 2017… which surged by 29,693%… OVERNIGHT!

But as exciting as that is, it’s nothing compared to a new alternative currency for folks living in the “Big Apple”… called NewYorkCoin.

Prices of NewYorkCoin have jumped a staggering 56,606% over just a week’s time… turning every $20 into over $11,321.

Of course, gains this high are incredibly rare…

But if you had decided to plunk down $2,000 a few weeks back… you could be sitting on over $1.1 million today.

Sound impossible?

 

By: Joe Schriefer, Publisher, Agora Financial

The cryptocurrency market is RED HOT…Bitcoin has surged over 125% in the past few months… and Ethereum has seen gains over 3,467% this year alone.

But that’s NOTHING compared to the lightning-fast returns seen from dozens and dozens of little-known “penny cryptocurrencies.”

Like the new currency called AllSafe, which skyrocketed by 15,808% in a single day!

Or how about AMIS, a brand-new cryptocurrency that hit the markets on April 21st, 2017… which surged by 29,693%… OVERNIGHT!

But as exciting as that is, it’s nothing compared to a new alternative currency for folks living in the “Big Apple”… called NewYorkCoin.

Prices of NewYorkCoin have jumped a staggering 56,606% over just a week’s time… turning every $20 into over $11,321.

Of course, gains this high are incredibly rare…

But if you had decided to plunk down $2,000 a few weeks back… you could be sitting on over $1.1 million today.

Sound impossible?

It’s not… (Click this link to see how.)

The truth is… hundreds of these “penny cryptocurrencies” are DOUBLING in value every week.

As Bloomberg reports, “While the record-breaking rally in Bitcoin has captivated markets, demand for other digital coins is surging as companies raise millions in minutes, or even seconds…”

This gives us a rare chance to generate a fortune from these emerging currencies.

Here at Agora Financial, we’ve prepared a special video that will show you EVERYTHING you need to know to profit from this incredible opportunity…

Including:

How to purchase cryptocurrencies
Which penny cryptocurrencies to buy
When to buy them

This might be the best opportunity for the little guy to grow rich!

Again, click here to discover everything you need to get started.

Regards,

Joe Schriefer

Publisher, Agora Financial

P.S. If you want to make the most money in the penny-cryptocurrency market… you need to get started by November 15th.

That’s when 260,000 new retailers are expected to begin accepting certain cryptocurrencies as official forms of payment… which could drive the markets to unbelievable heights.

Again, click here to get started.
Don't Buy Bitcoin! - Watch The Cryptocurrency Video
Don’t Buy Bitcoin! – Watch The Cryptocurrency Video

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New computer virus spreads from Ukraine to disrupt world business | Article [AMP] | Reuters

New computer virus spreads from Ukraine to disrupt world business

Jun 28, 2017 | 01:18

Cyber attack continues its destructive world tour

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By Eric Auchard, Jack Stubbs and Alessandra Prentice | FRANKFURT/MOSCOW/KIEV

(Reuters) – A new cyber virus spread from Ukraine to wreak havoc around the globe on Wednesday, crippling thousands of computers, disrupting ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting production at a chocolate factory in Australia.
The virus is believed to have first taken hold on Tuesday in Ukraine where it silently infected computers after users downloaded a popular tax accounting package or visited a local news site, national police and international cyber experts said.
More than a day after it first struck, companies around the world were still wrestling with the fallout while cyber security experts scrambled to find a way to stem the spread.
Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk (MAERSKb.CO) said it was struggling to process orders and shift cargoes, congesting some of the 76 ports around the world run by its APM Terminals subsidiary.
U.S. delivery firm FedEx Corp (FDX.N) said its TNT Express division had been significantly affected by the virus, which also wormed its way into South America, affecting ports in Argentina operated by China’s Cofco.
The malicious code locked machines and demanded victims post a ransom worth $300 in bitcoins or lose their data entirely, similar to the extortion tactic used in the global WannaCry ransomware attack in May.
More than 30 victims paid up but security experts are questioning whether extortion was the goal, given the relatively small sum demanded, or whether the hackers were driven by destructive motives rather than financial gain.
Hackers asked victims to notify them by email when ransoms had been paid but German email provider Posteo quickly shut down the address, a German government cyber security official said.
Ukraine, the epicenter of the cyber strike, has repeatedly accused Russia of orchestrating attacks on its computer systems and critical power infrastructure since its powerful neighbor annexed the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea in 2014.
The Kremlin, which has consistently rejected the accusations, said on Wednesday it had no information about the origin of the global cyber attack, which also struck Russian companies such as oil giant Rosneft (ROSN.MM) and a steelmaker.
“No one can effectively combat cyber threats on their own, and, unfortunately, unfounded blanket accusations will not solve this problem,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
ESET, a Slovakian company that sells products to shield computers from viruses, said 80 percent of the infections detected among its global customer base were in Ukraine, with Italy second hardest hit with about 10 percent.
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15 quotes from self-made billionaires that will change your outlook on money

What You Respect, you will attract. Respect is needed for excitement. Excitement is needed for your energy. Energy is needed for completion of your dreams and goals…..
Your beliefs about money can play a huge role in whether or not you finish rich.  So why not look to those who have been there, done that for inspiration?  Business Insider rounded up quotations about money from self-made billionaires that will shift your perspective on business, investing, and success.  From investor Warren Buffett to Continue reading 15 quotes from self-made billionaires that will change your outlook on money
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Todays News: Internet outage in Germany blamed on failed botnet attack

Chloe Louise Smith, 26, from Nottingham, England, uses her phone to buy plane tickets, but prefers a laptop since she can type faster. Photo by Ben Fox Rubin/CNET

Chloe Louise Smith, 26, from Nottingham, England, uses her phone to buy plane tickets, but prefers a laptop since she can type faster. Photo by Ben Fox Rubin/CNET

Todays News: Internet outage in Germany blamed on failed botnet attack

Deutsche Telekom says 900,000 customers were affected by the attack, the second such offensive in two months.

Internet outage in Germany blamed on failed botnet attack

A failed attempt to hijack consumer routers is being blamed for a series of network outages that left hundreds of thousands of people in Germany without internet service this weekend.

Around 900,000 Deutsche Telekom customers of the German telecommunications giant’s 20 million customers were affected by the outages, which began Sunday and lingered into Monday, the company said in a statement. The attack was designed to quietly recruit the devices for a wider offensive, the second such large-scale attack on internet-connected devices in little more than a month, the company said.

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“The attack attempted to infect routers with a malware but failed, which caused crashes or restrictions for 4 [percent] to 5 percent of all routers,” the company said in a statement. “This led to a restricted use of Deutsche Telekom services for affected customers.”

The company said it is rolling out a software update to fix the issue. It also recommended that customers temporarily disconnect their routers from their power source to reboot them free of the malware.

A similar attack occurred in late October, when hackers used what’s known as a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) — conscripting hordes of internet-connected devices like computers, routers and security cameras into a botnet that left dozens of popular websites inaccessible for several hours.

Buying stuff on your phone still sucks. Here’s why

Buying stuff on your phone still sucks. Here’s why

On a Friday this month in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park, I chatted with a handful of people about what it was like for them to buy T-shirts, toothpaste or TVs on their phones. I got an earful.

“It’s difficult to move around and look for other options,” Munaf Tinwala, a 42-year-old chemical engineer from Long Island, told me.

“It’s just a hassle,” 22-year-old Macarena Dawson, of Queens, said.

The most striking aspect: This was the exact thing I heard from consumers last year. Despite the tech industry racing to build self-driving cars and colonize Mars, it continues to fail at the far simpler task of making it easy to purchase toilet paper on your phone.

As phones become the next big platform for retail, nailing the shopping experience on these small screens is critical for consumers, merchants and payment companies. Better mobile browsing and purchasing could change buying habits, speeding up the shift of spending from physical stores to digital.

Adobe predicts phones will be the leading electronic device for purchasing in the US by early 2018; it’s the PC, by far, today. When that switch happens, it could allow you to buy just about anything in a flash during a moment of downtime on the phone. But it may mean you’re likely to spend even more time with Amazon or eBay, ignoring more traditional retailers that haven’t invested in mobile.

“I think over time, what you will definitely see is the mobile phone and mobile platforms will be the predominant way to pay,” Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, said in an interview earlier this month.

Mobile shopping still stinks

For now, though, buying stuff on a phone is often terrible, so at least for this Cyber Monday you’re likely still buying stuff on a laptop, with its big screen and full physical keyboard.

While people are buying on mobile websites and apps a lot more — up 65 percent from last year — consumers are three times more likely to complete a purchase on a PC than a phone, according to an Adobe mobile retail report released last month. That’s resulted in PCs bringing in 75 percent of retailers’ online sales this year, versus just 16 percent from phones, the report said. (Overall, e-commerce still accounts for less than 10 percent of US retail sales.)

To consumers, phone screens are too small, pinch-to-zoom features aren’t available in mobile apps, it’s hard to find things easily, and checkout using that tiny touchscreen keyboard is a pain. When people do buy on mobile, they make smaller purchases than on desktops, Adobe found.

“You’re not shopping, you’re buying,” said Tamara Gaffney, an analyst at Adobe Digital Insights. “That’s a really big problem.”

Retailers stand to lose billions of dollars in sales if they don’t get their act together, Adobe said. And consumers will continue to be frustrated when trying to buy.

Just wait another year. OK, maybe longer

You can look ahead to a better shopping experience, even if it takes a few years.

“There’s still a lot of work that’s left to be done,” said Matt Barr, Mastercard’s senior vice president for digital payments. “But there’s clearly a light at the end of the tunnel.”

eBay said it’s adding more organization, personalization and comparison shopping tools to its catalogue of over 1 billion ever-changing listings. That should help the e-retailer fill mobile screens with more relevant information for each shopper.

Amazon is also decluttering its app to make the experience as simple and “glance-able” as possible, said Amazon spokeswoman Angie Newman. Both e-commerce heavyweights are pushing mobile notifications to encourage customers to keep opening their apps.

Buying even more from Amazon

Since most retailers don’t have popular apps with your saved personal information or big teams of mobile software developers, big e-retailers like Amazon and eBay could have a huge leg up on the competition as mobile grows in importance. Amazon already has a massive lead on desktop.

There are several efforts involving checkout that might help all those mobile dollars spread around to more merchants. Apple Pay and PayPal are quickly expanding their mobile-payments services to more apps and mobile sites, making it easier to complete purchases. Google’s Android Pay, Mastercard’s Masterpass and Visa Checkout offer similar services, though all these options need to grow to get broad mobile appeal.

This work is starting to pay off, with this Black Friday marking the first day in US retail history to hit over $1 billion in sales from phones and tablets.

“We think the momentum is fantastic and we believe it will continue,” Bailey, of Apple Pay, said.

Other features coming from eBay and Amazon, like personalization or voice shopping, will be harder for traditional retailers to replicate. Still, some smaller sellers are getting better at the mobile game, offering attractive apps that use big pictures, app-exclusive items and easy browsing to entice customers.

Back on the street in Manhattan, Robert Broadbent, a 29-year-old from Brooklyn, clicked through the JackThreads men’s clothing app, which he said was fun to shop even if he wasn’t looking to buy anything.

“The mobile apps have to offer something better than a desktop,” he said. “Give me a reason to go on there.”

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How to Start Facebook Live Video using iPhone

How to Use the New Live Video on Facebook for iPhone
Andre Da Costa | February 16, 2016 in How-To

Some of the hottest new apps to come on the smartphone scene are Twitter’s Periscope and Meerkat; these apps let you live stream video to your followers. Twitter is even beginning to integrate Periscope live streams into the social network platform. For some, it’s more of a headache, since it will be one more thing that you have to avoid auto-loading in your timeline.
Facebook is jumping on this trend with their own version of live streaming which was recently launched for iPhone and other iOS devices. Thankfully, my local cellular carrier provides subscribers with free access to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram without affecting data use. I have had the opportunity to check out the feature for a few weeks and enjoy it.

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How to Start Facebook Live Video using iPhone

How to Use the New Live Video on Facebook for iPhone
Andre Da Costa | February 16, 2016 in How-To

Some of the hottest new apps to come on the smartphone scene are Twitter’s Periscope and Meerkat; these apps let you live stream video to your followers. Twitter is even beginning to integrate Periscope live streams into the social network platform. For some, it’s more of a headache, since it will be one more thing that you have to avoid auto-loading in your timeline.
Facebook is jumping on this trend with their own version of live streaming which was recently launched for iPhone and other iOS devices. Thankfully, my local cellular carrier provides subscribers with free access to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram without affecting data use. I have had the opportunity to check out the feature for a few weeks and enjoy it.

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How to Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10

Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10

How to Download and Use Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10

 

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Microsoft has released a Start menu troubleshooter for Windows 10 that will troubleshoot and hopefully automatically fix your Start menu problems.

This tutorial will show you how to download and use the Start nenu troubleshooter to troubleshoot and automatically fix Start menu problems for your account in Windows 10.

Here’s How:

1. Download the Start menu troubleshooter from Microsoft below.

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2. Save and run the downloaded startmenu.diagcab file from above.

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The Start menu troubleshooter will only run and will not be installed in your Windows 10.

3. Click/tap on the Advanced link in the Start menu troubleshooter. (see screenshot below)

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4. Check the Apply repairs automatically box, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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5. The Start menu troubleshooter will now check for problems with the Start menu. (see screenshot below)

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The troubleshooter checks for the following issues:

  • If Start Menu & Cortana applications are installed correctly
  • Registry key permission issues
  • Tile database corruption issues
  • Application manifest corruption issues.
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6. If the troubleshooter finds any problems, it will attempt to automatically fix them. You can click/tap on View detailed information to see the troubleshooting report details. (see screenshots below)

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7. When finished, you can close the Start menu troubleshooter.

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