Tech Garage October 2018 Update From the CEO. Keeping you in the know about Tech Garage!
Hello Tech Garage Customers and Fans! My name is James, the current CEO of Tech Garage. Welcome to our Fall 2018 Update. This is our first monthly update, and these serve as a way to stay connected with us and to learn more about our services! Not only is this our first Update, but it is the first post in a long while to our TechZone blog. Our plan is to keep adding to this blog, with posts that cover tips, TG news, tech news, and more. It's been a year since we have started this blog, and we cannot wait to keep it growing! In each TG Update, there will be a few notable sections: Tech News of the Month, which will discuss some notable stories and products. We will continue adding new stories throughout the month, so be on the lookout! Announcements, which will discuss future services and news from Tech Garage. Last but not least, the Product Spotlight section, where we will highlight one of our services each month. Also, there might be additional sections in each monthly update, so be sure to subscribe to our blog!
Product Spotlight: Custom PC Builds!
In the service spotlight this month is our Custom PC Build service. It exists as an easy way to get the PC of your dreams, Choose your color scheme, parts, features, and more for a show-stopping Custom PC experience! Configure your build with RGB LED Lighting, Water Cooled Parts, and even a small OLED screen built in! We make your PC powerful enough to run all your apps and more! Choose your style, timeline, and budget! To learn more about TG Customs, click the button below or head over to customs.techgaragenc.com!
This month, we have a few key announcements. Our 4 newest services have launched, and are available for purchase. Our Tech Solutions Service Category has been updated with new Custom A/V builds, Custom Desk Setups, and Smart Home Solutions! We can now build your dream A/V setup or Desk Setup, as well as keep everything in sync using our Smart Home solutions system! Control your desk setup or A/V Setup with your voice, as well as everything else in your house.
Also, we are rolling out our new 90 by TG service, an easy way to keep your newly repaired device protected! Each TG screen repair comes with the 90 Restore service. If we mess up or the part is defective, we will resolve the issue for no charge. If you are prone to drops, 90REplace2 will grant you a free screen replacement and everything 90Restore covers. Both plans are for 90 days after your repair.
Also, we have been updating our website to make it easier to navigate and use, so be sure to explore it for some great services!
Tech News of the Month
October has been a release filled month, so here are a few notable stories:
Google, under the Made by Google brand, has released the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL smartphones, they both have received a slight cosmetic update and a new camera system, as well as the 180 Degree Selfie camera.
Apple has released updates to their iPhone lineup, new devices such as the iPhone Xr, Xs, and Xs Max. There aren't many notable new features with these devices, but just mainly size variations and a few camera upgrades.
Intel has released their 9th Gen Intel Core series processors, with updates across the line from the i3 to the i9.
Thanks for reading this month's Tech Garage update! Feel free to contact us if you are interested in any of our services! We can't wait to see what the remainder of 2018 has in store for us! Most of all, Thank you for choosing Tech Garage!
Cover Photo by Matthew Jewell. See his work on Instagram, @jewellvisuals.
Recently, we have repaired a few PCs that have been slow, and they all have had the same thing that slows them down. What's that? Antimalware Service Executable, AKA Windows Defender. When Microsoft introducing Windows 10, they wanted security to be their number one priority, hence the creation of Windows Defender. You probably get a notification saying your PC was scanned and is safe. That is coming from Defender. But this level of automated security comes at a cost: High CPU Usage. Defender is always running, and so it uses a lot of power from your CPU. If you go to Task Manager, you can see that AntimalwareServiceExcutable uses a lot of power, and can also make your CPU bottleneck and run at 99 or 100% load even when using basic software.
Tired of your slow PC? Here's the simple solution: Disable Windows Defender. Before you comment saying that is unsafe, realize that disabling it will only disable it from doing most scans, and can scan if necessary. Below are the simple steps to disable Defender and boost your PC Speed.
Step 1: Open the Windows Menu and search for "Virus & Threat Protection".
Make sure when you type in "Virus & threat protection" that you include the & sign because searching for "Virus and Threat Protection" will fail.
Step 2: Click on "Virus & Threat Protection" to open Windows Defender.
Step 3: Click on "Virus & Threat Protection Settings"
Step 4: Disable Real-Time and Cloud-Delivered Protection.
That's it! Your PC should run faster! If your PC is still slow, please contact us!
Apple has just started their 2018 Education Event held at Lane Tech High School in Chicago. Rumors are that Apple will release a new affordable iPad with Pencil support, and maybe a new budget MacBook and even the iPhone SE2. there is no live stream available of this event. For live updates visit the link below. Major updates will be posted in the comment section below.
Way back in June 2017, Apple unveiled it's HomePod smart speaker, set to release early December. After over 6 months of waiting, the new Amazon Echo Rival is finally hitting the shelves in stores near you. The Siri-Enabled smart speaker was pretty much forgotten, with no news from Apple. Why was it delayed? Well, according to Apple, apparently it "needed a little more time before it was ready for our customers.”