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Clean It Up – Speed It Up – Back It Up: Back to School Laptop Service Special

Ready or not, the long days of summer are winding down.

summer in the sand

Maybe you haven’t used your laptop much or maybe you’ve been taking your work outdoors. But now, the scent of sunscreen is giving way to the smell of sharpened pencils, school bells are ringing, backpacks are flying off the shelves and the morning commute is a bit messier than it was a few weeks ago.

If your laptop has lost a step or two or if you’d just like to get it back in shape (and shake out the sand!) – TechRestore has a clean up, speed up, back up special for you!

$150 Back To School/Back To Work/Back to Life Special!

Here’s what’s included (for Mac and PC laptops):cleaning-the-keyboard

  • Free diagnostics to make sure it’s running at full potential
  • Upgrade to newest OS (Macs only)
  • A 1Terabyte external hard drive with a backup of your computer
  • Inside & outside cleaning (OH, you are going to LOVE it!)
  • Adware/malware check & removal

All of this is done by a Certified and experienced technician and completed by the next business day with no appointment needed! So clean it up – back it up – speed it up, at a special price, now through September 1st.

EDU logoSpeaking of  back to school … did you know TechRestore is a trusted repair partner for schools and districts across the U.S.? Even more, we’re a one stop shop for purchasing devices, tagging, protecting, licensing, providing extended repair warranties and even replacement devices! We’ve been stepping in at every stage of tech deployment in Education and we continue looking for ways to help. If your school has a 1 to 1 program in place, consider recommending TechRestore. Our goal is always to reduce the downtime and stress of managing a fleet of devices. We aim to increase the time teachers, administrators and tech department managers spend doing what they love: working with the kids and seeing them grow and learn. For more information, call or visit our EDU page and fill out the form. A specialist will get back to you (or your school) to see how we can help.

For more information about the Back to School Clean-Up/Speed Up/Back Up Special, call, come by or email us today! This offer is available for non-local customers, too! 

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Speaking of Hot – iPad 6 (Latest Model) on Sale Now!

We can’t promise we won’t keep doing this!

A few weeks back, we had a great sale on 5th generation iPads. Well, then THIS happened!

We now have a limited supply of 32GB iPad 6 on sale now for just $250 (that’s nearly 25% less than Apple).  Why should you buy this incredibly advanced new model iPad from TechRestore?

  • Amazing, knowledgeable, friendly staff (as our customers say).
  • Support a small business and, therefore, the community at large.
  • A variety of protective cases and screen protection options.
  • Apple warranty through December 1!

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iPad 6th Generation

  • A10 Fusion Chip (AKA incredibly fast for editing 4K video, playing graphics-intensive games, and the latest augmented reality apps.
  • Use multiple apps at once, even if they all need network connectivity!
  • Apple Pencil compatible (FINALLY!) so you can jot, draw or markup easily.
  • Up to 10 hours of usage on a single battery charge.
  • Advanced front and rear facing cameras for FaceTime, AR (Augmented Reality), video, document scanning and more!
  • 9.7 inch retina display brings pictures, games and AR to life.
  • New iPad OS uses intuitive gestures to make getting around a snap (or a tap).
  • Many, many more features, and each OS release will unlock more potential.

ipad 6 with AR frog

Offer available online and in-store. Click, call, email or stop by for more information and to pick one up before they’re all gone!

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Ultra Portable & Efficient: MacBook Air $450

Summer is the time to go small.

macbook air in hammock

The days are longer, but they seem to go by so much faster in the summer. It’ll be July 4th in a few days … what??

Some things should be smaller in the summer, so they’re easier to carry along on adventures. Whether you’re taking your work outside for a day or need more photo organizing power than your phone can provide – this 11″  MacBook Air is just the ticket.

The 2015 MacBook Air boasts all day (11+ hours average) battery life that makes it an ideal laptop for commuters or anyone who is constantly on the go. You won’t have to sacrifice productivity with this ultra portable device either. The i5 processor makes multi-tasking, web surfing and streaming video a breeze.

We have a limited supply of these small but mighty MacBook Airs for $450. Here are the details:

TechRestore Certified MacBook Air 11″ Early 2015

apple-macbook-air-11-2015      2015 11 inch MB Air ports

  • 1.6GHz Core i5
  • 4GB PC3-12800 (1600 MHz) LPDDR3 Memory
  • 128GB SSD storage
  • Intel HD Graphics 6000
  • 90 Day Warranty

This offer is available online and in the store! For more information, email, call or stop by (we’re closed on Thursday for July 4th, of course!).

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Easy Ways to Improve Mac Performance: Part II – Making Space (and Keeping It!)

startup-disk-full-warningIn our last blog, we went over some ways to identify how much space is left on your storage drive. If you are experiencing degraded performance on your Mac, this is the first place to begin troubleshooting. So now, let’s go one step further.

OK, you know how much space you have – now what?

Usually when you see advice about freeing up space or improving performance, you’ll get the recommendation to clear your cache or check your CPU usage and see what’s taking up all your flash memory. This will help, but only until you open your browser or run the app that uses the flash. It pays in the long run to take some time and really clear out your storage and organize your files in such a way that it stays clear.

So, from your adventures in determining drive space, you can now make some educated decisions about where to start looking for old files and some you can store off your device. Let’s explore some obvious but often overlooked places.

Obviously, take out the trash.

25 GB in trash light backgroundThis is a good place to start.  Unless you have set it up to empty on a schedule, everything you’ve put in the trash is still in there! If you want to see how much space it’s taking up, open it and then “Command” + “I”.  A large file will take a while to calculate (mine was – ahem – 25.55 GB – embarrassing). If you’re not sure you want to get rid of everything in there, go through and manually delete files (right click or “Control” + click then “delete immediately”).

Let’s go a little deeper, into less obvious places.

itunes logoNext, iTunes. Do you have old backups on your Mac? Open iTunes, then go to the “Preferences” menu and choose “Devices”. You might be surprised to see devices on there that you have replaced, erased and sold! Whatever is in there, if you select it and hover over it you’ll get some more detailed information (model, serial number, phone number, all kinds of stuff!). From this window, you can delete these old backups. Be sure to check “Movies” and “TV Shows” in iTunes, too. You might be surprised! If you purchased it on another device, you may see the cloud with arrow symbol next to a movie, which means it’s available to you but not on your device taking space.

reo essential*WARNING* don’t delete old music while you’re in cleaning mode. You never know when you’re going to need to hear some REO Speedwagon (there is a very specific mood for that and you won’t want to wait for it to download again).

Keep it up! You’re a space making machine!

Now, check your “Downloads” folder. This may be in your dock already, or you may need to open a Finder window to get to it. Much like the trash, there can be a lot hidden in here. There may be apps you downloaded to try and then deleted from your desktop, or documents you had to print .. who knows! This is a good reason to go through this folder (remember the preview trick of selecting files and pressing the spacebar to see a preview without opening) and organize a little better too.

You should see a noticeable difference in your space if you have been deleting files and backups. Sure, you’ve had the time of your life doing this! If you’d like it to stay spacious and performance saving, try these tips for keeping it that way.

Prepare for the future, keep it optimized.

storage recommendations system infoIf you use iCloud (and you really should use some type of cloud storage), consider using the options to optimize storage on your Mac. You can find these in the menu under “About This Mac” then “Storage” then “Manage”. Choosing “optimize storage” will store less accessed data in the cloud to free up space on your drive.

If you routinely back your iPad and iPhone up to your computer, you should choose the optimize option on those devices. Reducing the amount stored on your other devices will reduce the amount of space their backup uses. This will take some time to notice, since the backup size won’t reduce until the next time you back up.

Shrug.jpgSometimes, full really means full.

 

  • On many models, we can still install larger storage drives and if we replace a SATA drive with a solid state drive, you are going to feel like you got a brand new machine for nothing!
  • We can also back up all your data to an external drive and then you can delete big storage items from your device and access them via the external drive.
  • Sometimes it makes more sense to upgrade to a later model and we can help with that, too.

We see issues like this everyday and we know how to help. Hopefully, you found this blog helpful and if you still need some assistance, then contact us.  If you know someone this could help, please share!

We’re TechRestore, and we’re here to help!

Spring Cleaning Special for Laptops!

It’s that time of year again!

Spring is here and it’s almost time to open up the windows or even take your work outside. The days of  sunlight catching your laptop in the right light so you can see all the dust and dirt and pet hair … are also here.

dirty MBP keyboardYou don’t even want to know what the inside looks like. Let’s just mention that there are fans constantly moving air in and out to control the temperature of your laptop and it’s dirty in there. Never fear!!  Springtime also means it’s time for TechRestore’s Spring Cleaning Special.

Through May 3rd, give your laptop its best life at a special price.

Here are the details of our $135 Special:cleaning dirty laptop

  •  New 1TB external drive with backup of your computer
  • Upgrade to newest OS (Mac only)
  • Tune up
  • Inside & Out cleaning
  • Adware/Malware removal
  • Free diagnostics (we’ll make sure it’s running at peak performance)
  • No appointment needed
  • Service completed by next business day by a Certified & Experienced Tech

Needless to say, you’ll be leaving with a big smile and healthy, clean machine! This is a perfect service for students on Spring Break and even for an early Mother’s Day gift (very thoughtful, just saying!).

This service is good for walk-in and ship-in customers!  We’re open Monday – Friday 9am to 6pm and Saturday 10am to 5pm. Call, email or stop by for all the details!white mac with TR logo

 

Get Your Device Ready for Spring!

basketball_nothing_but_net_march_madness_70March Madness is upon us!

Whether you follow college basketball or not, you can hardly avoid hearing about it mid-March to early April every year.

At TechRestore, our team has one goal in mind – delivering experiences beyond expectation. On that, we are completely unified and for a few hours a day, we can put aside our otherwise fierce college basketball rivalries. (Just kidding, it’s all very friendly.)

In the spirit of fast breaks and slam dunks, we’re happy to present some special offers!

Let’s start with screen repair discounts!

If your phone, tablet or computer screen has been broken for a while, this special is a great reason to stop putting off the repair. Besides, it’s time to see the screen clearly and stop hiding your phone in public!
Now through April 8th, selected repairs are discounted to maximize your viewing pleasure (and in case any of your devices fall victim to over celebrating or over reacting to a loss during the games! Hey, we get it!).

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And we’re not stopping there!

 

ipad mini 1We have iPad mini’s for $75! These minis still have lots of life in them! They’re perfect for weekly FaceTime calls with relatives, lightweight enough to use for taking videos and pictures, as an e-book reader, web browser and more.

Is your device not quite right, but you’re not sure why?

stethoscope on laptop keyboardLet our Certified Techs take a look at no charge! Diagnostics are always fast and free. There is no obligation to complete the repair and if you decide not to fix your device, we can even responsibly recycle it at no charge. The best part is, there’s no appointment necessary! Call 502-398-6456 or come by if you have questions or go online to set up the service anytime.

 

 

Thanks, again, for the opportunity to help!

 

Holiday Reflections and the Gift of Backup

Traditionally, the holiday season is a time to reflect on the closing year; to note where improvements may be made, to recognize milestones and growth.

Holiday Hero!

Our TechRestore Family has experienced a LOT of growth this year! We’ve expanded our retail offerings with lots of quality accessories for your Apple products; we’ve expanded our service offerings, including offering logic board level repairs, improved water damage repair abilities and increased data recovery options. We’ve added Apple Watch repair and even services for PC’s.

All of this goes hand in hand with improving ourselves. As we grow ourselves, we grow our opportunities to help our customers. That’s the real core of TechRestore. We are family! The way we treat our customers is so remarkable because it is authentic. Our team members are family oriented and involved in their community outside of work, so it naturally spills over.

If you’ve been in for a repair, service or product this year, we’d like to thank you for your support!  If you haven’t, well, come check us out! You don’t have to break anything first, just come by and say hello (and see our lobby, it’s really beautiful!).

      

Merry Christmas! From our TechRestore Family to Yours!

Speaking of reflecting on the memories of the year, TechRestore is offering a terrific backup/data transfer special now through 12/31. Whether you’re giving or receiving a gift of tech or just want some insurance against data loss.Save yourself (or your loved ones!) time and aggravation with the gift of our backup and transfer services.

These services are available for PC and Mac (and they don’t have to be new! Bring in any computer)- for a limited time at this price.

  • Backup or transfer your data to a new 2TB external drive for only $149.99

  • Bring your own external drive and we’ll back up to it for $99.99

  • Save $50 when TechRestore transfers your data to your new machine for only $75 (reg. $125) and add an external drive for $30-$50 (depending on size).

All these specials are good between 12/26 and 12/31 (yes, we’ll be open until 3PM on New Year’s Eve), so hurry!

TechRestore – 4036 Taylorsville Rd (Hike’s Point Plaza), Louisville, KY

502-398-6456  or toll free 888-64-RESTORE

Open Monday – Friday 9am-6pm Saturday 10am-5pm Eastern Time

TechRestore Matches Apple BuyBack on iPhones

For a limited time, Apple is offering extra trade-in power on iPhones. If you trade in your iPhone 6 or newer, you get a trade in value toward a new iPhone or store credit slightly higher than normal.

TechRestore will offer no limited time increase. WHY?!

We already match or beat Apple trade-in values AND we will pay you on the spot! So we will also match their limited time offer. Of course, you can trade in – we have some amazing deals on Apple iPhones, iPads, MacBooks and iMacs. We also stand behind our products with a full 90 day functional warranty and you can purchase a longer warranty (because electronics don’t come with a crystal ball).

If you want to know how much TechRestore will pay for your iPhone on this limited time increase, check here. Print it out and bring it in (OR have us check for you). Of course you CAN use your trade in value towards a Certified Refurbished device in stock, too.

Right now we’re offering half-off deals on iPhone cases – from brands like Otter, Tech21, UAG and Griffin – tempered glass protection for iPhone and iPad as well as $25-$100 off select Apple devices in stock! So trade in your iPhone for or use it to stuff stockings or add to the gifts under the tree. If you use it for something for yourself, we are so fine with that – and we won’t tell.

Merry Christmas, from the Elves at TechRestore.

4036 Taylorsville Rd. – Louisville      502.398.6456