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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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Dropbox CTO Aditya Agarwal is leaving

 Aditya Agarwal, who came to Dropbox via its acquisition of Cove way back in 2012 and was given the CTO role last year, will be leaving the company. Agarwal held the CTO role for about 9 months and was previously the VP of engineering. Agarwal is leaving the company as it begins to aggressively tout its success as a business. Read More
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We spotted Tesla's Model 3 in the wild a week before its official launch (TSLA)

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Tesla’s new, mass-market priced sedan has been seen in the wild.

We spotted the blue Model 3 driving north in the east San Francisco Bay Area between San Jose and Fremont on Friday morning. The car exited Interstate 680 in South Fremont, taking the exit that leads to Tesla’s factory. 

Although the car had Tesla’s “T” badge on its back, it didn’t appear to have any other badges that indicated what model it was. But by the car’s size and design, it was clearly the Model 3. 

By the license plate number, it appears to be the same Model 3 Electrek spotted in April. That means the vehicle was more than likely what Tesla calls a “release candidate,” or a pre-production version of the finished car. 

Tesla has said that it would begin making deliveries of the car this month and would hand over cars to the first 30 customers on July 28. Earlier this month, Tesla rolled the first production Model 3 out of its factory.

Tesla has a lot riding on the Model 3. The company is hoping the vehicle, which will have a starting price of $35,000 will be the first electric car to appeal to a mass audience. In anticipation of the car’s launch, investors have bid up Tesla’s stock; it’s up more than 50% in the last year.

The early outlook for the car is good; Tesla has received some 400,000 pre-orders for it.IMG_7734

The Model 3 has a very smooth and restrained design, which is the handiwork of Tesla’s chief designer, Franz von Holzhausen. The sedan has a more subtle rear haunch than the Model S and a continuous glass roof that starts at the windshield and run through the rear spoiler. 

Tesla has said the car can drive 215 miles on a single charge.

But the company faces growing competition. Last year, GM released the Chevy Bolt, a similarly priced electric car that gets 238 miles on a single charge. Meanwhile, Volvo announced earlier this month that all of its cars will either be electrics or hybrids by 2019.IMG_3869

SEE ALSO: Tesla will start delivering the Model 3 in July — here’s everything you need to know about the car

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The first trailer for this season's 'The Walking Dead' dropped — and it looks amazing

AMC showed the first trailer for season 8 of “The Walking Dead” at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con. There’s a lot happening in the trailer, and it looks like Rick and everyone else will be taking the war to Negan and his gang.

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10 iconic products that brands brought back from the dead

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This week, Pepsi announced that it was bringing back Crystal Pepsi, a popular drink from the 1990s, for one last time. But it’s hardly the first brand to bring back a product from the dead.

Appealing to nostalgia — that yearning for yesteryear — has emerged as a strategic and highly effective marketing technique in recent years, with marketers of all stripes rolling out comebacks for classic and retro products.

Here are some of the most welcome branded product comebacks in recent history:

1. Crystal Pepsi

Crystal Pepsi ruled the shelves in the U.S. in the early ‘90s, but by 1994, the proliferation of countless copycats, including Coca-Cola’s Tab Clear, had saturated the colorless soda category.

Pepsi officially renewed the short-lived soda last summer, inspired by “overwhelming fan demand.” The brand had also offered Crystal Pepsi through a sweepstakes it held in 2015, but the 2016 initiative represented a broader retail push, for a limited time.

This summer, the soda will be returning to shelves “for one final time,” according to Pepsi, becoming available widely on August 14.

2. Coca-Cola Surge

Coca-Cola originally introduced Surge in 1996, but took it off the market in 2003. After a successful year-long pilot program on Amazon, the company re-introduced the product — created in the 1990s to compete with Pepsi’s Mountain Dew – across select stores in 2015.

The comeback was in response to a huge fan movement online called the Surge Movement, which lobbied for the company to bring back their favorite drink. The brand eventually listened, using the relaunch as an opportunity to not just appeal to past consumers, but also recruit new fans through the soda’s engaged and passionate Facebook group community.

“Surge superfans have amazing stories to tell and have been so instrumental in bringing back Surge,” said Kimberly Paige, vice president, Sprite and Flavors, Coca-Cola North America. “But younger, variety-seeking consumers are also intrigued by this brand because to them it’s new and different.”

3. MillerCoors Zima

Zima was also a part of the “clear craze” of the 1990s, in the ranks of Crystal Pepsi and Tab Clear – except with an alcoholic kick. The clear malt liquor from MillerCoors hit the market in 1993, enjoyed a swift rise and then faded into eventual oblivion, being pulled off from shelves in 2008. It returned to stores this July 4 weekend for a limited time.

Zima’s return comes on the heels of a resurgence in the alcoholic soda category in recent years,  with brands including Mike’s Hard Lemonade and AB InBev’s Best Damn Cherry Cola leading the charge.

The comeback is an obvious nostalgia play for the brand, with the ad campaign touting its return full of ’90s references — everything from Jnco jeans to frosted tips.

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The man behind 'Mario Kart' addresses the game's divisive blue shell: 'Sometimes life isn't fair'

Let’s just be upfront: The blue shell in “Mario Kart” is a frustrating, obnoxious item that we all wish would go away. It’s the number one cause of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in any given race.

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There you are, ahead of the pack by a mile, when suddenly a blue shell comes flying out of nowhere. It crashes down on you, explodes, and drains your coins as kart after kart races past you. With the finish line in sight, you’re now in twelfth place. The dreaded blue shell strikes again, and all you’ve got is your frustration.

The man behind the most recent games in the series, “Mario Kart 7” and “Mario Kart 8” (as well as “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe”), understands your frustration. He’s just not going to take out the blue shell because you’re upset. 

“You know, sometimes life isn’t fair. Sometimes in life you have something where you feel that’s not right, and that’s frustrating,” Kosuke Yabuki told Eurogamer in a recent interview. He’s kidding, of course. (But also he’s clearly not and the blue shell isn’t fair.)

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Jokes aside, there’s precedent for removing the shell: As “Mario Kart” games have evolved over the years, new items have been added while older ones were taken away. The blue shell was not part of the original “Mario Kart” on the Super Nintendo, for instance. Yabuki said that Nintendo continues to experiment with dropping the blue shell: 

“We have tried — or we are trying — to see what the game’s like without the blue shell. When we’ve experimented without the blue shell, actually it feels like something’s missing.”

Maybe fairness is what’s missing? Sorry, sorry, that’s unnecessary. Anyway, read the full conversation here at Eurogamer.

SEE ALSO: It looks like Nintendo’s making a miniature, inexpensive version of the original Nintendo 64 console

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Some Verizon users are saying their Netflix streams are being throttled (VZ, NFLX)

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Some Verizon Wireless subscribers are saying their mobile data speeds are being limited whenever they stream videos on Netflix or YouTube.

Users on both Reddit and the mobile-focused Howard Forums say they’ve noticed the speed cap. The Verge reported on the complaints on Thursday.

In both threads, Verizon users are reporting slower-than-advertised speeds whenever they stream Netflix and YouTube. Many report maximum internet speeds around 10 Mbps whenever using these two sites over their mobile data network. (The higher the Mbps, or “Megabits per second,” the faster the internet speeds.)

These same users say they’re getting the normal, faster download speeds Verizon advertises when they connect to other apps and websites.

In Netflix’s case, those who have noticed the change are largely using a internet speed test tool called Fast.com. That connects directly to Netflix’s servers, and thus serves as a barometer for overall Netflix speeds. But the speeds reported there are said to be slower than those found through tools like Ookla’s Speedtest.net, which measures overall internet speeds.

Various users also say their Netflix speeds are faster when they connect through a VPN, which circumvents a direct connection to Verizon itself.

Netflix previously throttled video speeds on certain mobile networks in an attempt to provide acceptable video quality without pushing users over their monthly data caps. Here, though, Netflix said it has nothing to do with the slower speeds some Verizon users are reporting.

“We can confirm we are not capping data on our end and don’t cap data for any mobile network,” a Netflix spokesperson told Business Insider in an email.

Netflix also said it is not experiencing any technical issues with Fast.com.

Verizon, however, acknowledged it has been doing “network testing” in recent days, though it said consumers’ “video experience” shouldn’t have been affected. A Verizon spokesperson said the following to Business Insider in an email:

“We’ve been doing network testing over the past few days to optimize the performance of video applications on our network. The testing should be completed shortly. The customer video experience was not affected.”

When asked about the various similar complaints left on Reddit and the like, the spokesperson clarified, “My understanding is that the customer experience was not impacted by the testing.” 

The spokesperson could not immediately clarify what the network testing consisted of, instead saying, “We are always looking at ways, and doing tests, to enhance the network and optimize the customer experience.”

Verizon also could not immediately clarify if it plans to cap Netflix or YouTube speeds in any manner once the testing is complete. 

netflix ceo reed hastingsIn any case, the complaints arrive as the Republican-led Federal Communications Commission is on the verge of overturning its existing “net-neutrality” rules. Those rules are designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon from blocking or throttling certain websites indiscriminately, or creating so-called “fast lanes” that allow some services to be delivered faster than others in exchange for payment. 

They do have exceptions in cases of network management, however. And it’s worth noting that any throttling would not be unprecedented on a mobile data network:

  • T-Mobile caps all video on its entry-level “unlimited” plan at a 480p resolution, which is less than HD, and currently charges users $10 more a month to bypass the cap.
  • AT&T similarly throttles all video on its “unlimited” plans by default — a feature it calls “Stream Saver” — but allows users to turn that off for higher quality.
  • Sprint says that video on its “unlimited” plan maxes out at a 1080p resolution.

It’s also worth noting that, in most cases, 10 Mbps is still fast enough to watch Netflix and YouTube videos in HD. Netflix, for instance, recommends that users have speeds of 5 Mbps for “HD quality” video. The cap would not be fast enough to stream videos in 4K, but very few smartphones have screens that sharp in the first place.

Still, Verizon has not advertised any throttling caveat to its data plans thus far. A company spokesperson told Business Insider that its “unlimited” plan doesn’t manipulate video data in any way earlier this year.  

If there is some level of throttling going on, it wouldn’t be a total shock: Maintaining a truly unlimited network is expensive, Netflix and YouTube eat up a ton of data, and all mobile ISPs besides T-Mobile have seen sluggish growth in recent quarters. But that’s unlikely to satisfy customers who may not be getting what they’re told they’re paying for.

SEE ALSO: Verizon and AT&T both launched misleading services — and it points to a larger problem

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SoundCloud is stopping people archiving content on its platform

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SoundCloud is stopping a team of people from downloading and archiving content hosted on its platform, according to Motherboard.

Organisations and individuals have started various archiving projects in the last two weeks amid growing concern that SoundCloud could be about to shut down. SoundCloud cut 40% of staff on July 5 and TechCrunch reported that it could run out of money within 50 days.

Last week, a group that refers to itself as The Archive Project announced that they intended to archive 900 terabytes of SoundCloud, or 123.6 million tracks.

The Archive Project backs up at-risk services with the help of volunteers running its virtual archiving appliance, ArchiveTeam Warrior. Volunteers give up some bandwidth and disk space to help scrape those sites. Other defunct sites preserved by the project include GeoCities, TwitPic, and Google Video.

However, Jason Scott, a member of the Archive Team tweeted on Thursday that SoundCloud had requested that they halt their project.

“Due to a request by Soundcloud, archiving and storage of Soundcloud is ending immediately,” the tweet read.

A SoundCloud spokesperson reportedly provided Motherboard with the following statement:

“SoundCloud is dedicated to protecting the rights and content of the creators who share their work on SoundCloud. We requested the Archive Team halt their efforts as any action to take content from SoundCloud violates our Terms of Use and infringes on our users’ rights.

“Most importantly, everyone’s music and audio is safe on SoundCloud. SoundCloud is not going away—not in 50 days, not in 80 days or anytime in the foreseeable future.”

It’s likely that SoundCloud will also be looking to clamp down on other individuals and groups attempting to archive content on its platform.

Last week, a Reddit user claimed he’s “downloaded the bulk of SoundCloud’s public archive, and that it’s “only” 900 terabytes.

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Windows Template Studio 1.2 released!

We’re extremely excited to announce the Windows Template Studio 1.2. What makes this release even more special is we’ve been accepted into the .NET Foundation! We are thrilled to be accepted in.

In this release, our major new feature is adding content into an existing application with Right-click add. We’ve grown up past only File->New 🙂

What’s new:

Full list of adjustments in the 1.2 release, head over to WTS’s Github.

Improvements to the Wizard:

  • Add new content to existing WTS generated projects in your solution window via right-click

    • We will be working toward seeing how we can enable this for non-WTS generated projects
  • Adjusted ordering of templates based on popularity and logical groupings
  • Under the hood, we’ve done a lot of work toward localization and started some accessibility improvements
  • Simplified descriptions
  • Logo adjustment to help at smaller icon sizes

Feature updates:

  • First-time load prompt
  • What’s New prompt

Template improvements:

Process improvements:

  • Added in pull request template
  • Added in Issue template

How to get the update:

There are two paths to update to the newest build:

  • Already installed: Visual Studio should auto update the extension. To force an update, Go to Tools->Extensions and Updates. Then go to Update expander on the left and you should see Windows Template Studio in there and click “Update”
  • Not installed: Head to https://aka.ms/wtsinstall, click “download” and double click the VSIX installer.

What else is cooking for next versions?

We love all the community support and participation. In addition, here are just a few of the things we are currently building out that will in future builds:

  • Fluent design in the templates
  • Project Rome features as options for your project
  • Ink templates
  • Improved Right-click->add support for existing projects
  • Localization in the wizard
  • Full accessibility supported in both wizard and in the templates
  • Visual Basic support

With partnership with the community, we’ve will continue cranking out and iterating new features and functionality.  We’re always looking for additional people to help out and if you’re interested, please head to our GitHub at https://aka.ms/wts. If you have an idea or feature request, please make the request!

.NET Foundation:

We are happy to say that we’ve been accepted into the .NET Foundation. Such great open source projects like .NET Core, Roslyn and UWP Community Toolkit are just a few of the projects there, and now Windows Template Studio will be there as well!

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Here are the best Pokémon for defeating powerful Legendaries in 'Pokémon Go'

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Legendary Pokémon are finally coming to “Pokémon Go”, more than one year after the game’s release.

Legendaries such as Mewtwo are extremely rare and powerful Pokémon from the original game series. And until now, they’ve been completely absent from “Pokémon Go,” even as the game has added more features and creatures from the second generation of Pokémon.

Now that Legendaries will officially start making their first appearances through collaborative Raid Battles, it’s time to prepare your best Pokémon for battle.

Knowing exactly which Pokémon and moves are best effective against specific Legendaries will be instrumental in taking down the ultra-powerful creatures.

We’ve examined data from The Silph Road and PokeBattler to find the top six fighters for each Legendary:

SEE ALSO: Here is every single Pokémon currently in Pokémon Go

Tyranitar is simply the best all-around attacker for taking down most Legendaries.

No other Pokémon comes close to matching the type and move combination effectiveness of this giant. The only two Legendaries that Tyranitar isn’t super effective against are the beasts Raikou and Suicune.

Best moves: Bite/Stone Edge or Bite/Crunch

You’ll also need assistance from Golem.

Golem is particularly effective against the Legendary birds and the beasts Raikou and Entei.

Best move: Rock Throw/Stone Edge

Now on to Legendaries, starting with Articuno.

  1. Omastar with Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  2. Tyranitar with Bite/Stone Edge
  3. Golem with Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  4. Flareon with Fire Spin/Flamethrower
  5. Arcanine with Fire Fang/Flamethrower
  6. Scizor with Bullet Punch/Iron Head

 

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