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Moving To A2Hosting for Faster Website Speed

Update: We are almost done moving to A2 Hosting, You may experience outages once in a while while we complete the move. We also hope that if you visit us during this time are site should have a lot faster response then we had in the last 6 month.

We will keep you posted with are progress:

In 2020 GoDaddy made service upgrade to their hosting that slowed down lots of older sites unless they opted in to a more expensive plans.
For us hear at Teckbay the cost increase would have been about 10X of what are current pricing is with GoDaddy which is on the higher side already. Especially now that most sites need a SSL certificate that GoDaddy charger $75 for a year for the cheapest plan. All those cost add up, if your website generates thousands of dollars a month than it might not be a big deal but if you are not then it is another story.

We did lots of research and compared lots of web hosting for WordPress and we have chosen A2 Hosting You can see their hosting plans here: https://www.a2hosting.com.co?aid=Teckdriven&bid=68197bc1

The reason we went with A2 Hosting is because they have cheaper hosting plans that offer more than GoDaddy. Also they offer SSL certificate for you website FREE, yes Free !

As all webhosting they offer their promo pricing for the first 3 years and then the price it goes up. With that consideration are price after 3 years would go up only to are current cost, but we will be getting free SSL certificate and faster hosting.

To all are visitors please note that are site might be down or glitchy sometimes during are transition from GoDaddy to A2Hosting. Since we are moving more than just one site their is probability that we might have some issues as we are currently experiencing problems with GoDaddy.

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Right to Repair Law question is Misleading on Ballot

“Right to Repair Law” Vehicle Data Access Requirement Initiative (2020)

The Right to Repair Law is in trouble as Big companies did a good job making it seem like it is a terrible idea that someone other then the manufacturer would be able to access data of your vehicle. Most of the ads I seen were that the data would be available to anyone freely at any time to track your movement and location. This is simply not true. I hope people have read the information and dint just vote on it from the information they received on the news or social media.

It is very troubling that the title of the ballot question did not say Right To Repair as this would be more informing.

We strongly believe in the Right To Repair. We should have the option to repair are product we buy if we choose. The blocking of right to repair would mean you never really own anything you buy. Please support the Right To Repair! It should be your right. Don’t let big companies dictate on what you can and can not do with products you buy.

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Apple iPhone 12 Fake Selfie Night Mode Photo Used Studio Light

Apple iPhone 12 fake selfie night mode photo used studio light

phone 12 Selfie pictureApple announced a that you can night mode without a flush, but you can clearly see that the photo was taken with studio light or some kind of light in the background.iphone 12 selfie nigh mode close up

The eyes don’t lie, the light reflecting in the eyes show that there is a light focusing on the subject. Despite that iPhone 12 cameras might be great, why did apple lie in their presentation. It is very possible to get great results with F1.6 Aperture at night but clearly has either edited the photos or they were staged.

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iPhone 12 missing zoom camera

iPhone 12 did not get a telephoto zoom lens but that does not mean the cameras is going to be bad. The iPhone 12 Pro will have a telephoto with 5x zoom, which is probably good for most users. The new cameras did receive a bigger improvement that unless you are familiar with photography you would not think much about it. The Aperture has been improved to F1.6 which is extremely huge upgrade. Smaller the aperture number the better photos you should be able to take because you need less light to get brilliant colors and textures. Should you be disappointed that you don’t het a 50x telephoto lens? defiantly not. 

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Apple iPhone 12 Screen 60hz refresh rate still slow

Apple just announce new iPhone 12 lineup, and unfortunately bigger screens with 60hz refresh rate only. Others like Samsung and OnePlus have 120hz refresh rate screens that make user experience extremely snappy. No mention of any epic games but they have announce that you should be able to run more powerful games with the new A14 Bionic processor.

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Apple New Impressive iPhone 12 Lower Price Expected

Apple New Impressive iPhone 12 Lower Price Expected.

If you have missed it Apple September event dint include iPhone 12, however we saw new Apple iWatch and New iPad Tablets which all had something in common. Can you guess what it was?

There was a lot to talk about the new devices from Apple but the one thing that caught are eye was that the prices of the new devices were little lower than expected. Not only were they lower but they actually looked attractive. But this is Apple we are talking about, so just because the devices had attractive prices that does not mean that there is a catch to their pricing strategy.

At first glance the prices are lower than expected and we believe it will bleed over to the iPhone 12 side as well. But we thing we figured out what Apple is up too regarding pricing structure. There are few variables that contribute to are believe that Apple is dropping prices but is probably has plan to make the difference in other ways.

What is Apple trying to do? Apple is trying to look more appealing for few reasons. For one they are currently in a legal battle with Epic Games over Apple store 30% commission. The second one is that just like the new iPads, it will not come with power brick. Whether cable be included and the type it will use is still in question as well. iPhone 12 may see lower price but it will also not come with the power brick and no charging cable (unless they change it to USB-C finally). Accessories that are needed and will be required to be purchased separately which may end up costing as much as $100 total, depending on the power brick wattage and cable length.

This is how Apple is expecting to make up the difference on their new iProducts. This extra cost will hit your walled one way or another. And we still do not know if the new iPhone 12 will have lighting connector or if Apple will finally switch to USB-C connector. Either way you will pay for new accessories sooner or later. But you should expect to see lower prices from Apple as long as you have the accessories from last year’s models.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Note 10 Plus Case LED Back Cover Review

Samsung came introduced LED back case for Galaxy S10 and Note 10.
We have to say that it is cool Tech however once we started using it it was not as cool.
For those who like to show off, the case will turn few heads. But it will turn few heads so it might be worth wile checking it out.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Disappointment

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Disappointment

Samsung just announced its new flagship phone Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ at a event held in NYC.
Samsung did not go in to details about its Flagship phone but they focused on some new features that were introduced, some quite impressive some not as much. The biggest disappointment was when Samsung has confirmed that it has removed headphone jack to make room for the larger battery. Larger battery is very welcoming but we will defiantly miss the Headphone Jack.

This year Samsung has announced few new tech innovations that will change the phone world but it dint include it with this yea Note 10 which means that next year Galaxy S11 and Note 11 will probably be the most attractive phone yet. Especially with the New 48MP Camera sensor that Samsung has started to mass produce but it is possible that this new massive camera will not be exclusive to Samsung.

The new software features were mention at the event but Samsung has not mentioned them to be exclusive to Note 10 which means that those features will most likely come to Galaxy S10 later in time. At  this item it seems that the only exclusive thing will be the S Pen that received few new features like gesture control.

One thing we did appreciate is the starting price of the phones is just $949.99 for the Note 10, $1099.99 for Note10+ and $1299.99 for Note10+ 5G.

Update: Despite the disappointment, it is still the most popular galaxy phone of the year.

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Is Fitbit trying to force new sales claiming it’s just a malfunctioning device?

For those who are not familiar with the company Fitbit, they were once the kings in wearable fitness trackers. Their wearable devices come in a variety of styles and prices. The company went public in June of 2015 and after hitting its highest point in August of 2015, things quickly began to go downhill. After a lot of ups and downs, Fitbit’s stock has seen a significant downfall since 2017 and continues to disappoint shareholders. The company went from $51 per share to falling just below $5 per share in February 2018, to today trading at just under $5.50 per share.

Fitbit has struggled a lot throughout the last 2 years, from failing to raise stock value to failing to sell large enough quantities of their new fitness trackers, especially with competitors such as Apple and Samsung that came in and stole the majority of the niche market with their own wearable devices.

It is obvious that fitbit is losing customers and losing profits, while constantly searching for solutions to meet shareholders expectations. Fitbit relies heavily on sales of their wearable fitness trackers to stay afloat, but how do they plan on selling more fitness trackers if less and less people are buying them?

With profits not meeting expectations, it is possible that Fitbit could be cutting corners on the quality of their products. They have admitted that they have cut prices on some of their fitness trackers in order to make sales, but usually when companies are cutting prices, they are also cutting costs which could also mean cutting corners on quality and functionality. However, with so many technology advancements throughout the years where it is no longer necessary to physically go to a store in order to have a tech gadget fixed or restored, could it also be possible for companies to cause software glitches to their devices.

From personal experience, I own a Fitbit Charge 2 and had a fishy experience with my device. After seeing that I had a low battery on my device, I plugged it into the charging port, like I usually do. This time however, the battery would not hold a charge. I followed all the troubleshoot options with zero results. I reached out to customer support where they were no help since my fitness tracker was no longer covered under warranty, 4 months over the allowed time period to be exact. Customer support did however offer me a 25% discount off of a new device from the Fitbit store. I always take good care of all my electronic devices, so I was definitely shocked when this had happened out of the blue. Due to my curious nature I decided to do some research and investigate if there were any other reports of similar issues with the fitness trackers.

Filtering through the community Fitbit forum, there were a lot of reports of sudden unexpected issues with Fitbit devices, that strangely were all reported within the last few weeks. Digging further through the history, there were many reports last year as well, but oddly the complaints only correlate within the first few months of the year. The reports all claimed sudden unexpected battery issues or display issues. There was also a forum where a hefty number of users had begun reporting battery issues with their device as of March 31st 2019. Consumer reports say that Fitbit customer support would not offer any assistance to fixing current devices, but only offer a 25% discount off of a purchase of a new device, and the coupon being valid only X number of days. One customer wrote that they were having software issues with their new Fitbit Charge 3 a few months after purchase, when this person reached out to customer support, they were apparently no help and responded saying that it was a known issue and they are working on a solution, but there was no ETA available. After being aware of a hardware issue with the new Fitbit Charge 3, it took Fitbit weeks before acknowledging that there was faulty equipment with the devices still under warranty, and only replaced a selected number of consumer devices. There seems to be a trend happening with Fitbit and their devices. It could be that cost cutting is causing product quality to suffer, and as a result customers are suffering as well, or it could be that Fitbit is purposely causing glitches to their devices. Regardless of what is causing these fitness trackers to malfunction, Fitbits customer service is definitely set up to try and force new sales to users. Compared to their competitors such as Apple and Samsung where customer service is top priority, Fitbit needs to step their game up before they lose all their customers. Seeing the current trend that is happening with the company and consumer reports, I would not recommend purchasing a Fitbit fitness tracker as the cost vs. benefit does not measure up to competitor fitness trackers. There are many cheaper options on the market that provide the same features as fitbit devices for the same or similar product lifespan. If someone is willing to spend more for a device with better quality and a longer product lifespan, then Apple and Samsung have a variety of options that could be right for you.

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New Samsung Note 10 and Apple iPhone 11 Leaks Update

Its the time of the year where it will be very interested as this is the first time Samsung and Apple will be releasing new phones very close to each other. Usually by this time Samsung Galaxy S10 is available to everyone and everyone moves on to the next thing which would be Apple iPhone 11 or iPhone XI, what ever the name will be. This time however no one forgot about Samsung because the shocking release of a foldable phone that even grabed Apple fans to take a look. To make things worse for Apple, Samsung foldable phone had a design flaw which you would think is hurting Samsung. But its not as bad as you think.

Quick Galaxy Note 10 and IPhone 11 Leaks and Rumors Update

Samsung name lives on, even if it is bad press everyone still keeping eye on when the Galaxy Fold will be release to public. That is bad news for Apple as Apple fans will be looking out for new iPhone 11 and still looking at Galaxy Fold. Some may just skip the iPhone 11 and get Galaxy Fold just because it is something new.

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