Tech Tips – Spring Cleaning Techie Style

Sara Johns Blog, Tech Tips

Tech Tips Spring Cleaning – Techie Style It’s that time of the year again. Spring is here, the rain is gone, the sun is out and who am I kidding.  Here in Southern California it almost never rains and the sun is out all the time. But it doesn’t mean we can’t do some tidying up – techie style. 8 …

5 Reasons why you should care about VoLTE

Sara Johns Blog, Mobile

Voice over Long Term Evolution (LTE). VoLTE enables what’s called high definition (HD) voice calling. With VoLTE, there is a significant improvement over traditional calls. This means: Since HD calling utilizes the data network, you might assume that your HD voice minutes affect your data allotment. Fortunately, that’s not the case. The networks are smart enough to identify voice packets, …

Public or Private Cloud

Sara Johns Blog, Support and Maintenance

In the end, private may seem like the best, but can be very time consuming and expensive. Public is a good option. If you decide to use a Public Cloud, make sure you do your research. The Cloud you go with should have great service and almost zero down time. Still not sure? Give us a call at 909-287-7900 or …

Stop the Epidemic

Sara Johns Blog, Security Systems

We’re not just talking big business, we’re talking your business. Thieves don’t care who they steal from – the job site for the new hotel downtown or a homeowner repairing their water lines. Everyone is a target. Traditional alarm systems are a thing of the past and create an overwhelming amount of false alarms requiring some police departments to resort …

Zigbee WiFi 40 year Smartbulb

Sara Johns Automation, Blog

Tired of burnt out light bulbs? Waiting for the maintenance guy to change the one over your desk? What if you didn’t have to worry about that bulb for the next 40 years? What if I told you that same bulb is ZigBee WiFi-enabled so you can control it with an app? What if it has sensors that allow the …

Tech Tips to save your sanity

Sara Johns Blog, Tech Tips

This is the Captain Obvious edition of Tech Tips. Here are a few things you might try when your computer starts acting weird, before you drop kick it out the door… I know this sounds too easy, but I have fallen victim to this many times. I’m in the middle of updating a spread sheet and my mouse starts jumping …

Window to the World

Sara Johns Blog, Home Theater

Just announced at the 2015 CES in Vegas, is a newly designed window to our world. The curved shape of this TV isn’t a new idea, but boy does it look pretty. Swiss Designer and sustainability advocate Yves Behar and Samsung’s design Consultant Yun-je Kang have used the language of design to collaborate on this beautiful piece of art. This …

Now You Can Stream Music from ALL of Your Devices

Sara Johns Audio, Blog, Control4, Entertainment-AV, Music

The Wireless Music Bridge allows any smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac to wirelessly stream your favorite music to one or every room in the house. Whether it’s music downloaded from iTunes or a streaming service, like Pandora or Spotify. It not only delivers music, but it delivers sports, news, audio books and podcasts through your Control4 system. The bridge can …