When a hard drive crashes, precious files are often lost forever. But the computer experts at Keynetik LLC often can help reclaim them—or at least, they can launch a preemptive strike against crashes. Let them back up data online, and they'll not only have a copy in case of crash, but also mail you a DVD with your backed-up files every few months. This makes another of their services, hard-drive recovery, obsolete. The computer whizzes also will troubleshoot computer issues at your home or business, create custom websites, and teach you insider tricks at computer classes.
With a quick, electron-enabled visit to Picture It On Canvas's product descriptions and a photon-carried look at its how-to template, customers can dive into the world of art, interior décor, and science simultaneously. Select a prize photo (digital or analog) from your archives and then use the online order form to begin your photomorphosis. Picture It On Canvas's 16"x20" canvases are made of archival-quality material, which is thicker, more durable, and less likely to get stuffed into a roommate's back pocket and creased than the original photo-paper medium. Its thick-bar gallery wrap caresses the 1.5" thick edges of your piece with an attractive canvas-y embrace that's suitable for hanging without a frame. Consult the FAQs for more information.
High's Chimney Service president Mike Pinto captains a roster of certified chimney sweeps that earned their chops from the Chimney Safety Institute of America and National Fireplace Institute. Before the chimney sweeping commences, a duo of technicians places drop cloths over carpets, furniture, and napping grandparents to protect against meandering debris, as industrial vacuums stand on deck to whisk away dust. The cleaning team then ventures onto the roof to thoroughly remove buildup from the chimneys' crowns, caps, and mortar joints. Regular chimney cleaning purges brick-laid smoke vessels of flammable debris and improves flue ventilation, which can protect against carbon-monoxide poisoning. Chimney rods and a closed-circuit camera help the diligent staffers make sure the chimneys' newly pristine insides can efficiently heat homes, emit cleaner smoke, and play nice with rooster compasses.
uBreakiFix CEO Justin Wetherill spoke with Groupon about the importance of protecting your smartphone and the challenges of fixing a phone that has been dropped into a deep fryer.
On the worst thing you can do after cracking your smartphone’s glass screen
“Don’t just put it into your pocket and continue to use it,” Wetherill says. The broken glass can actually cause serious damage to the phone’s inner components and turn a relatively simple fix into a costly repair job.
On the repair process
"Look, this is something we do every day," Wetherill says. "You are not the first person to break a phone.” Collectively, uBreakiFix's highly trained technicians repair more than 20,000 devices a month, drawing from a library of high-quality parts that are tested twice before they ever get used in a repair service. Free diagnostics are a staple at all uBreakiFix locations, so customers understand the problem before any work is done.
On growing his business
uBreakiFix began as a business based out of Wetherill’s living room, and it now boasts more than 60 locations nationwide. “We are proof that the American dream is alive,” he says.
On unusual repair jobs
Wetherill remembers one fast-food employee who dropped her phone into a restaurant’s deep fryer. “It smelled pretty bad,” he said; however, the repairs were successful. Another customer lost his phone in a cement mixer. After some serious effort, the technicians were able to safely recover all of the important data, but the phone died a few hours later. As Wetherill pointed out, “it did go through a cement mixer.” Some miracles just aren’t meant to be.
On the importance of a one-day turnaround time
Repairs at uBreakiFix’s store locations can often take as little as an hour, according to Wetherill. This is a critical part of the shops' focus – something Wetherill personally understands. If forced to choose between spending the weekend without his smartphone or his left arm, he jokes that he would pick the arm. “Of course, this is assuming that there wouldn’t be any pain,” he laughs.
Make no mistake: the Tiny Jewel Box shop is exactly as advertised. This deceptively-spacious jewelry retailer, watch repairer and general home decorator builds out into a much larger facility than first realized. Although each floor has a small footprint, like a jewelry box with fold-out compartments, the multi-story shop stores more than you might think. On the first floor, one can easily be bedazzled by the diamonds and high-end jewelry adorning the showcases. Then, take the elevator up to the other floors to find goodies like glassware, frames, paperweights and home accessories, many sporting price tags under $50. Also for sale here: luggage, cufflinks, pens and, of course, jewel boxes. The Tiny Jewel Box is DC’s only authorized Rolex repair shop, and the store also has an in-house custom jewelry designer.