The computer and IT gurus at Swifttech tend to laptops, desktops, tablets, and other gadgets, protecting each machine's data and ousting any viruses it has come down with in the line of duty. Swifttech staffers repair machines from popular brands such as Sony Vaio, Toshiba, Dell, and Hewlett-Packard by restoring hard drives or replacing busted monitors with still photographs of Facebook. Mac products might have their batteries repaired, their sound cards replaced, or their RAM increased. Before any repair begins, the service providers at Swifttech provide a complimentary diagnosis for the machine. They often perform repairs in a single day, or the amount of time it took to send an instant message in 1994.
The tech pros at San Diego PC Help fix all manner of computer calamity, with more than 10,000 repairs under their collective belt. These experienced technicians know their way around IBMs, Apples, Gateways, and Dells and can perform Windows, Macs, and flash-drive data recovery missions. Retire has-been hardware and operating systems with an upgrade, or slay viruses and cure cases of mouse pox with malware removal. Offering in-store and at-home repairs, these digital doctors can operate on home computers ($109/hour), work or home-business computers ($129/hour), as well as servers and proprietary systems ($149/hour). Service time starts when the technician arrives at your home. There is a one-hour minimum for all services, and customers are then charged by the half hour after that.
The heating and cooling professionals from Atlas HVAC, Inc keep home and business owners in comfortable climes through maintenance of household appliances. With the team's maintenance services, heating and air conditioning units perform efficiently, which can not only reduce energy bills each month but also prevent minor issues from turning into expensive problems—such as air conditioners breaking down or retiring to the North Pole. The team also makes service estimates free-of-charge, and can make emergency visits 24 hours a day.
The technology tinkerers at 619 Computer Repair will arrive at the scene of computer crimes within three hours to exile viruses or just streamline the functionality of a Mac or PC. They can also set up wireless Internet connections so that you can bypass judgmental movie store clerks by streaming Happy Feet online.
Bearing the titles of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman from Professional Photographers of America, David and Ally McKay embody the keen vision and aesthetic prowess that separated good photographers from great ones. They share these skills during classes at McKay Photography Academy, where they train eyes, fingers, and imaginations to work in tandem as a snapshooting dream machine. Their classes help aspiring photographers progress from neophytes to seasoned pros; the Beginning Digital Photography course teaches students to harness the intricacies of their instruments, and the Pro Academy offers inside tips on how to successfully snap wedding portraits, pose recent grads, or tease out candid emotions. When not busy instructing the next generation of shutterbugs, David and Ally also devise photo safaris, which send small teams of photographers to capture shots of famed landmarks including San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge; the Lincoln Memorial of Washington, DC; or Yosemite's 60-foot statue of Yogi Bear.