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June 2023 Newsletter

Getting Comfortable With Tech

Hey yall, Welcome back to another issue of Getting Comfortable with Tech. This month’s topic is How to Buy Tech. Lets jump right in!

We all know things aren’t getting cheaper, with costs rising everywhere who doesn’t want to save a buck or two especially with our technology but I’m here to advise you not to cut cost around your tech but to splurge on your tech because it will save you in the long run. Low-cost tech such as Chromebooks, Celeron devices, and MacBook Airs will only put you in a bind after a years’ worth of use. They will be outdated as new software and updates are released. Low-cost tech sacrifices the ability to upgrade, which we recommend that you upgrade your machine every year to keep up with the industry standards. Its better to buy tech with specs for the future and not just for the now, you want to keep an eye toward physical durability and factor in tech upgrades and repairs.

Whenever possible buying a product that you can upgrade down the line is a feature to look out for. Laptops are a prime case: Thinner, lighter models often sacrifice the ability to upgrade RAM and, in some cases, storage. That means you’ll be stuck buying a new machine later when all you’ll really need is a $50 memory/storage upgrade. You sacrifice a bit in portability, but if long-lasting tech is your primary concern, that may be a sacrifice worth considering.

Buy products that aren’t delicate, thin laptops may be easy to carry around or fix in a bag but usually one drop can damage the entire system forcing you to replace it. You don’t have to buy the most ruggedized tech meant for hardcore job sites, of course. The ThinkPad is a great example of a product that’s designed to take everyday beatings while maintaining decent portability. Moving parts, like the hinge on a laptop, are prime failure points. You want to make sure they feel sturdy enough to last before you buy.

Batteries are a good indicator of a product’s durability. Gadgets that work without wires are powered by a lithium-ion battery, which can be charged only a finite number of times before it deteriorates. Fortunately, most phones and laptops have batteries that can be replaced by professionals. But more compact products have components that are glued together and tightly sealed up, making their batteries impossible to replace. Wireless earphones like Apple’s AirPods and Bose’s QuietComfort 35 are examples of popular products with irreplaceable batteries. 

Once the batteries die, you have to buy a brand-new pair. So, if you’re buying anything with a battery — including digital picture frames, wireless security cameras and Bluetooth speakers — do a web search to see if the battery can be replaced. If not, consider it disposable.

When shopping for a shopping for a business class machine here are the minimum specifications, you should have in your machine.

CPU which is brain of the computer and does most of the work needs to be 2.5 GHz or higher.

RAM which stands for Random Access Memory stores the little things you do on your machine into a Cache so you can access it faster. Think of RAM as your snack drawer, you have all the snacks you eat all the time close by for easy access preventing you from going all the way to the kitchen for the same snack. That’s how RAM works on your machine. The more RAM the bigger the snack drawer for you to store snacks and quickly retrieve those snacks when needed. Your machine needs 8GB – 16GB of RAM to be efficient.

Storage is where all your data is saved. Machines use either an HDD or SSD. Either will work for your machine but it is preferred to have an SSD. SSD don’t have a spinning disk inside of them like HDD’s do so they are faster and break less often since anything that moves will eventually slow down. For optimal storage you’ll need 500 GB of storage space.

Connections are an important aspect of computing to consider. We all use a USB from time to time, our mice and keyboards whether they are wireless or not use at least one USB, webcams can sometimes occupy a USB port, or even a scanner. So, it’s worth your wile to have more than 2 USB ports as well as matching display connectors for your monitor. VGA, Display Port, and HDMI are popular display connections. But keep in mind that your connections have to match in order to get visuals. VGA to VGA, Display Port to Display Port, or HDMI to HDMI.

So as you’re shopping for a new machine keep in mind what we learned here at Getting Comfortable With Tech.

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Project Spotlight

As a technology company, CallTyrone has the pleasure of working with all types of technology.  The COVID-19 pandemic forced most businesses, companies, and churches to reevaluate the way they offer products and services. Over the past 2 years zoom, facebook, and youtube have supplied a much-needed avenue to communicate. We have the pleasure of assisting customers to communicate better with their technology.  St. George Episcopal Church Of Fort George is no different. They needed a better and more efficient way to stream their Sunday services to home-bonded viewers. We helped them design and configure a financially responsible way to do just what they were needing. St. George is not a new customer to us, but we value each relationship and treat every customer like family. 

Customer Testimonials

 

We at St. George are so grateful for you and your dedicated team!  It was amazing to watch you install our video cameras, AV computer equipment, and speaker system in just a few hours!  And we really appreciate the high quality of sound and video streaming at such an affordable price for our limited church budget.

Probably the best part though, was your thoughtful training and coaching for our amateur videographers.  You and your team demonstrated patience and skilled guidance to get our volunteers ready and we are so pleased with the results!Do not hesitate to use me as a reference, I will sing your praises to anyone interested in a great system at a great price!

Blessings,

Rev. Jon

Customer Testimonials

Dear Tyrone,

As a very satisfied customer of many years, we reached out to you in search of help with a new and improved audio visual system. Your response to our needs was done in a quick manner. Your knowledge and experience of installing our equipment was more than we could of hoped for. Your patience through our training to use the new equipment was exceptional. In the past and to this day, Every time I have reached out to you for assistance, you are always professional and eager to solve the issue.

We are still in the learning mode with our new camera system and you are standing by to help us even on Sundays. 

Thank you,Wanda Kitchens

Parish CommunicationsSt. George Episcopal Church

June Wi-Fi Expand & Explode

Wi-Fi Expand & Explode

Today we are home more and everyone is using the internet at the same. This reality requires better Wi-Fi service throughout the whole house. Most wireless routers can only send wireless signals between 800 and 1000 feet. That signal is affected by wall construction, kitchen appliance, and even wooden doors and storage cabinets. Most of you have tried range extenders and other gimmick devices with low to no success.  June is our Wi-Fi Expand and Explode month. Were we helping customers expand the internet and cover your entry property?  For only $550.00, we will expand your internet to cover over 5000 ft. We can extend your internet to cover space outdoors. Call now and we will schedule a free site survey. 

Technology Speed-up & Trade-up

Speed-up or Trade-up Only $250.00

Laptop and desktop technology moves at the speed of light. It seem as if every month there is something new. How is one to keep up-to-date. Every week customers tell me, ” My computer is moving slow, can your speed it up?” The answer is very simple, most technology can be upgraded, but not all upgrades will increase your speed.  There are three items that determine the performance of a computer/laptop. 

  1. CPU Processor
  2. Memory
  3. Hard Drive

Reolink Summer Camera Program

Reolink summer security camera special

After the COVID pandemic, we are working from home, living at home and doing everything from home. Who would of thoughts that this trend has caused more interest in home security? If you would have told me 3 years ago that home surveillance would increase when people start to spend more time at home. I would have denied it firmly. Yet, today that is exactly what is happening.  There has been a 65% increase in home security camera installations. Take advantage of our summer special, you get a 5 Camera HD 4K system, installed and configured for remote viewing for only $999.999

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June Tips and Tricks

Every month we put together the most common trips and tricks based on the what happening in the industry. The month on May has been a very active month for technology challenges. A massive email to junk and spam on Microsoft, Gmail and Yahoo servers. Serious activity in hacking into unsecured computer and making purchases on paypal and amazon.

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Email going into junk

At the end of April, a small email issue appeared. Emails were being received in the junk mail folder. Often it was from persons we have been receiving emails from that person for years.

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Paypal and Amazon hacking

Paypal and Amazon theft and unauthorized purchases are current on the up swing. Amazon spent 1.2 billion  fighting fraudulent purchases in 2022. 

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Reset Windows password

The month of May saw a resurgence of Windows password hacks. There was an increase of 22% in remote logging in and changing customers’ Windows passwords. 

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