Remote Support Scams to Watch For

Sara Johns Computers and Networking, Tech Tips

Everyone at some point needs to have their computer “looked at”. You may keep your computer clean, not open suspicious emails, and never ever download a file from an untrustworthy source. However, there will be a time when you need to call an IT guy. But have you ever had an IT guy call you? Probably not. Unless you already …

Motorized Shades and You

Sara Johns Automation, Blog

Before the introduction of electricity, buildings relied on daylight to illuminate interior spaces as a matter of necessity. Today’s updated building codes, new energy regulations, and a renewed emphasis on sustainability, are encouraging us to once again embrace daylight as a practical, aesthetic, and symbolic element of good building design. This is known as designing for Daylight Autonomy. The greatest …

Smart Carpet

Sara Johns Automation, Blog

Have you ever walked through the airport and had no idea where your departure gate was? Or after you get off the plane, where the baggage claim for your particular flight is? I have. Even though my eye sight is good and I know I will eventually figure it out, it would be much faster if the directions were easier …

10 add-ons to increase your security

Sara Johns Blog, Security Systems

Whether you are just starting to build your security system or already have one installed, here are 10 add-ons that will not only increase the security of your system, but will make life a little easier for you too. You can monitor your home or business from any device with a web browser, such as your iPad, smartphone or laptop. …

10 Tips for Choosing the right Security System

Sara Johns Blog, Security Systems

  First you need to figure out why you need security and what you are trying to secure.  Only then you can plan for what you need.   Doors, windows, driveways, office supply rooms, building entrances. Are you looking to catch a repeat intruder? Or just monitor who is coming and going? This directly relates to what you want to …

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, …

Energy Generating Clothing

Sara Johns Cool, Science

Scientist San-Woo Kim has developed a durable and flexible cloth that can capture human motion to generate energy.  Sounds weird right? Even if you don’t want to wear the silvery fabric coated with specially layered nanorods and silicon-based organic material, it’s still a great step in the right direction.  Used in the right applications, you could power your cell phone …

Mobile Security

Sara Johns Mobile, Support and Maintenance

AVG has detected a malware program that spies on you while your phone sleeps.  AVG calls it “Android/PowerOffHijack.A” for now. The company believes that 10,000 devices have been infected so far. The majority of these are based in China where the malicious code was first encountered. The smartphone can only be effected if it is an android older than 5.0 …

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 …