Scottsdale's Celebration of Fine Art showcases the work of 100 artists working in a variety of media. Each ticket permits unlimited admission over the 10-week period, which began on January 15 and lasts until March 27. Browse the 40,000-square-foot space and observe piece-crafters at work, freely chatting with them about their process or the career trajectories of painting elephants. Stroll inside the white tents and explore works rendered from oil paint, ceramics, stone, glass, and neo-classical gelatin molds. The outdoor sculpture court displays more than 100 structures for the perusal of decorators, architects, and other bronze aficionados. The show's jury appraises the quality of the artwork using standards tailored to each specific medium, so jewelers never suffer generic criticism like "derivative of Franz Schubert" or "too much paprika." An on-site cafe offers sandwiches and snacks artfully dubbed after O'Keefe, Picasso, and more, ensuring taste buds feast as thoroughly as eyes.
The Apple-aficionados at MacMedia, Inc. service dinged-up or malfunctioning Apple computers and mobile devices. At one of MacMedia’s two locations, Apple-certified technicians will replace iPod touch or iPhone screens ($99–$199) cracked by sidewalk freefalls and Mike Tyson videos. Software optimization, malware removal, or video-card configuration ($95) can help slouching computer performance perk up, and a logic-board installation ($140) will restore reason to a machine questioning its place in the animal kingdom. Customers may also summon a patrolling technician for on-site service ($125/hour; please see link for more information). With a MacMedia specialist’s personal tutelage and technological acumen, OSX programs such as iPhoto and GarageBand will shed their garments of inscrutability, and finicky hardware and software may calm down enough to handle requests without ejecting keys in a panic. Stop by a MacMedia, Inc. location for service, or call ahead for an in-home appointment.
As their name implies, the technicians at Data Doctors see computers as patients, and look to cure CPU maladies rather than simply treating symptoms. In the span of a short wait, the team diagnoses the problem at hand and determines the best course of action, should it be repairs, upgrades, or complete replacements. The winner of a Spirit of Enterprise Award by the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and fluent in both Windows and Mac systems, the computer sleuths root out viruses and spyware, optimize drives with defragmentation and registry cleaning, and even delve into cases to drive out fan-choking dust and infestations of robotic ants. Once services are complete, they chat with each customer to explain how best to prevent a return visit.
The team's expertise also extends to the sale and setting up of new computers, including the safe transfer of data from old hard drives to new ones. To keep businesses running smoothly, Data Doctors can set up new networks, lend supplemental IT help, and recover data lost to the void.
Many people depend on their mobile devices for myriad aspects of their daily routines, from checking their email to managing their finances to tapping their friends' and family members' phone conversations for gift ideas. To ensure their customers can stay connected and on task, the staffers at iFix Mobiles repair smartphones and tablets of all kinds. They can reverse water damage, replace shattered screens, and fix LCD screens for mobile gizmos of all brands and models, including Apple iPhone, BlackBerry devices, and Samsung Galaxy. Experts in their field, they can also fix up phone cameras and replace broken volume and beam-me-up buttons. To put customers at ease over the quality of their workmanship, they back up all services with a 30-day warrant.
With more than 300 templates and 2,000 design options, not to mention 70 prebuilt websites, GoDaddy is one of the most user-friendly website-building resources on the Internet. Dotcom domain names come with features such as e-mail accounts, photo albums, and Google webmaster tools, and an extensive product catalog offers add-ons such as online storage space, logo-design services, and SSL certificates. Access to an intuitive drag-and-drop site builder allows you to easily pepper GoDaddy's predesigned homepages with custom text and contact information. Customer support is available 24/7 to walk you through online snags and to help get the hackers out from under your bed.
The technicians at Gadgetsma specialize in phone repairs—common services include fixing cracked or damaged LCD touchscreens—for all brands, including Apple, Samsun, and Blackberry. Technicians can also fix PC and Mac computers; they'll even diagnose a problem over the phone.