The technology tamers at Santa Rosa Computers speed sluggish systems and scrub virus-ridden hard drives through repairs, software installations, and other computer services. New hard-drive installations ($40) expand digital shelf space for more pictures, videos, and stills from unreleased Star Trek sequels, and data-transfer services ($80/hour) protect important information by copying it to a dependable second storage unit. Alternatively, customers can put their Groupon toward a virus scan ($180), an in-depth inspection and cleaning to ensure that the software and operations are free from virtual contaminants. Trained technicians can also perform a disciplinary tune-up on a slacking computer ($80) or preserve the computer's recollection of undefeated solitaire standings with a memory RAM installation ($20).
Part mobile-marketing business, part electronic-repair hub, Reach a Tech services the digital needs of a range of customers. Technicians are on hand for computer and phone help when devices are on the fritz. They also can cook up mobile applications, customize websites, and provide Internet security to foil would-be hackers.