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This is my current business card. I created it in Photoshop. You like?
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I purchased a replacement "extended" battery for my Galaxy Note 4. It's a 7500 mAh extended battery by PowerBear. It's suppose to give you 2.5x more than the default Samsung battery. The sacrifice is the extra size and weight. To be honest, it's not that bad. Feels only a tiny bit heavier than my girlfriend's iPhone 6 Plus.

The battery shipped with 58%. I charged it to 100% and used it until it was almost empty, about 5-10%. I did this 3 times. Last night I went to sleep at 2:00 AM with 100%. Woke after 7 hours with 97%. After 5 hours of heavy usage it's got 73% left. So far a single charge has lasted almost 2 days of heavy usage. I'm impressed. Now my Note 4 lasts longer than the iPhone 6 Plus. The verdict? This battery is a beast in every way and will put life back into your Galaxy Note 4. Enjoy the photos!
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Does this qualify as Tech? lol Maybe? Let me know. I love this.

I hope you like this (share) - A First Drive

When you left 2 weeks ago the computer was blazing fast and working perfect. After a 2 week vacation you sit down to discover pressing the power button on your computer does nothing, it's dead.

My computer is dead, what do I do?

Before you call an expensive computer, try this first.

#1. Make sure the breaker is switched on and working. Check that all power cords are connected properly and are in good condition. On the power supply, check the voltage switch and power switch. Check the power switch on the power strip, surge protector, or UPS. See and feel that all cords are plugged in on both ends.

2. If you've determined the power source is OK, more than likely you have a bad power-supply, motherboard, and if you are lucky a bad switch. Iv'e seen this. 

Replace your power supply. If that does not fix it, depending on the current value of your computer, don't bother replacing the motherboard unless it's a very expensive computer, money is no object or it's what you do for a living. For anyone else, between the labor, time and cost of installing a new motherboard it's just not worth it. Time to buy yourself an early birthday gift. :-)

Today I had the special privilege of dealing with a very nasty virus. Nothing like I've ever seen before, but I have heard of this. This virus  "no name" added .exe to all files and folders system wide. I was floored. At first I didn't know what kind of behavior was attached to these files/folders, so I proceeded carefully. After scanning the system with Norton, AVG and windows defender I found nothing. So  I closed my eyes, crossed my fingers and double clicked on one of these files. This particular file happen to be a word doc and it opened up word just like it should. I tried it again with an excel file and it opened up excel. Turns out, all this virus did was rename every single file on this computer, nothing else. Being that this guy had 12,000 mp3s, 7,000 photos, 2,000 word/excel files, we decided, instead of taking the next 2 weeks renaming, we decided formatting the hard drive was the best option. Luckily for him, he had a full backup from a few days ago, so no major loss. 

Definitely an experience I felt was worthy of sharing! :-)

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I'll just post this in the Android category since it's an Android phone, aka, Galaxy Note 2.

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I was having issues with my Galaxy Note 2 after about 4 months from the purchase date. Not cool. With a 2 year contract through ATT, this phone sells for $317, that's with tax. I bought 1 for me and 1 for someone else.

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So I called ATT and they confirmed my phone was broken. They sent out a replacement with an RMA sticker and a box to pack the broken phone. I received the refurbished phone within a few days, which was awesome. I packaged the broken phone and brought it to the USPS like they told me. When I asked them to insure the phone they told me they could not. Something to do with it's destination.. I really didn't get that, but they were able to give me a receipt. As far as ATT and I go, it's all I need, I know this. Keep in mind, this phone is expensive. For me to send anything that retails over $600 without insurance makes me nervous. But I do know, once you hand your item over to the USPS, it is now legally out of your hands and is 100% their responsibility with or without insurance. 

All of this happend on April 18th, 2013. Over the next 4 weeks ATT called me almost every other day for the where abouts of the return phone. Keep in mind, these Galaxy Note 2's retail from $600+ up to $800 depending on the accessories included. Then they just stopped calling, weird. Two months later (Today) I get a text saying I owe $747, which includes my monthly bill. I called them and they said they still have not received the phone. As soon as I heard that, I knew exactly what happend. That shady woman behind the counter at the post office in Margate, FL knew that box had something valuable in it. When I left the post office that day, I had a strange feeling that phone would never reach it's destination, and I was right. Good thing they gave me a receipt, because that's exactly what happened. And by getting that receipt I was able to get the $747 knocked down to my normal $108, which is what my bill normally is every month.
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Which Search Engine is better at protecting you from Viruses &  Malware infected websites, Bing or Google?

I didn't want to re-write this topic, because I found like 50,000 articles already out there.

I did the work so you don't have to. As of Fri, May 17 Bing's searches have been heavily tested against Google and have proven over and over to be less secure in preventing websites that contain Malware & Viruses than Google's search results. I use Bing from time to time just to see the difference, and I don't see much difference in the search results, but that is just on the surface, who knows what's going on in the backend. With Bing, more infectious sites were able to get through with their Malware, as where Google did not have this problem as often.

No matter which method you choose, use caution and educate yourself. Malware and Viruses will exist regardless of which search engine you use. The programmers / hackers who write malicious code usually know how to spread their viruses well. 
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This is definitely worth a share - A Beginners Guide to Car Dashcam DVRs

Subscribe to his channel, he's good!
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