AdoramaPix helps people turn their digital photographs from abstract computer files into beautiful keepsakes designed to last a lifetime. Their custom photo books, for instance, print images in vibrant detail on thick, durable, professional grade photo paper that resists fading, ensuring that photos will be just as colorful for future generations. The books' binding is also lay-flat, so even panoramic images can splash across two pages without any separation. The company strives for this same longevity with a variety of photo products, from high-definition images on metal or canvas to photo greeting cards and calendars, each of which is personalized with a few clicks of a mouse.
With the intuitive PixPublisher Applet, users design and create their own coffee-table books and albums out of digital photo files, choosing from hundreds of professionally designed themes and layouts. Once the final image has been chosen, staff members meticulously print and finish the keepsake, which is then professionally inspected before being shipped to the customer's door.
With the countless designers who have made forays into eyewear design, it's easy to forget that glasses were once seen as purely functional. But Jack Cohen was one of the first to see them as a fashion accessory?in 1927 he started selling more stylized designs from a pushcart in Manhattan. His foresight paid off, as Cohen's Fashion Optical now operates in more than 100 retail outlets throughout the country. Since then, Cohen's offerings have expanded, of course, to include eye exams, contacts, sunglasses, and clip-on sunglasses for those without pierced ears.
Signature service: IT Consulting, Integration, Repair, Telephony, VoIP, Servers, Networks
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: Apple, Ubuntu, Dell, any Windows-based machine
Pro Tip: Call for a consultation, make an appointment for maintenance, call any time for an emergency.
A former IT manager for JPMorgan Chase, Arthur Zilberman opened LaptopMD with the goal of offering customer-oriented computer service from a convenient midtown location. Joined by a team of expert techs, he repairs and tunes up computers and laptops to meet the rapid pace of the city’s hard-working professionals. Free estimates precede all services and repairs, with the flexible staffers accepting computers through the mail, picking up and delivering them from clients, or doing repairs on site. Their combination of excellent customer service and competent work has created a tidal wave of enthusiastic local press and happy laptops that open and close themselves in applause.
To minimize the amount of time customers and their electronic devices must be apart, the staff at iFix New York and Quick Fix Technologies work fast, diagnosing digital hiccups for free while patrons wait. Once repairs are approved the technicians begin tinkering with devices, generally finishing their work within 24 hours when they have the needed parts on hand. Clients can monitor the progress of repairs on their computer, smartphone, or audio equipment with an online tracking system. Technicians can also perform services onsite, setting up homes, small businesses, or state-of-the-art treehouses with wireless or printer networks.
Six long shelves holding vintage radios and projectors fill the length of an exposed-brick wall. Old Mac computers face out from knee-high cabinets and a few hang from the ceiling and display “now serving” numbers reminiscent of a delicatessen. From the looks of it, you might think you’re in a tech time warp—but it’s quite the opposite. The antique electronics simply and aesthetically remind customers of the technological past when they’re inside Tekserve Corporation, an authorized reseller and service provider for Apple products. For more than 20 years, its staff of computer gurus has been fixing Apple products during repair and consulting services and shedding light on the products’ capabilities during classes and seminars. These informative sessions touch on an evolving list of topics that often includes improving one’s social-media experience and building one’s own Internet. The shop also has an array of gadgets and accessories available for purchase or rental.