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October 2013

Technology News The Technologist

Technologist Tuesday: 4K to Stay

Smartphones were around for a while before Apple brought us the iPhone.  What then happened to the Smartphone industry? It exploded.  Apple’s product became insanely popular and the competition began to mold new products around this newly energized Smartphone market. When we look to the current market of Televisions, we see so many different kinds of TVs.  Most choices are easy to filter through:  LED vs. Plasma, Do I need built-in Wi-Fi…

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2013 Abt Builder Appreciation Sale

We want to give a big thank you to everyone who took part in our annual Builder Appreciation Gala on Tuesday night. Hundreds of attendees were able to chat with industry reps from some big names in the appliance and home-good industries, like La Cornue, Miele, DCS Grills, Liebherr refrigeration products and more. Special thanks also go out to sponsor Cambria USA, manufacturers of fine stone surfaces for your kitchen, bathroom and more. Abt’s own…

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New iPad Mini, iPad Air and MacBook Pro Revealed

Big news out of Cupertino today, as Apple released new versions of the iPad, iPad Mini and various Mac computers. Both the iPad and the iPad mini received impressive new hardware changes, as opposed to marginal mid-life refreshes. The iPad Mini will now be spec’d with a Retina Display, with a 2048×1536 resolution giving it a 326ppi screen. That’s a huge increase over the original iPad Mini, which, while nice, sported a…

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Technologist Tuesday: Hurray for Comcast IMAP!

Do you have multiple devices to check your email?  Do you wish that when one device reads, deletes or moves a message that all your other devices automatically sync to these behaviors?  iCloud, Gmail & many Yahoo email customers already experience this.  Then again, many of you Comcast emailers that have just cleared an inbox of fifty messages off your Smartphone cringe at the fact that then you get in front of…

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Don’t Wait Until it’s too Cold to Get Ready for the Winter!

Summer has already come and gone, and as we watch the leaves change color in Fall, cold weather is creeping up.  If you own a home and rely on a furnace to keep you and your family warm, you might want to check out if it’s in working condition before the real cold hits.  At Abt Electronics, we offer service and sales for home furnaces.  Many people don’t know they need to…

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Technologist Tuesday: Technology Forecast

Welcome to the Abt Electronics technology forecast.  I’m your Technologist, Josh Davis.  There’s lots of change in the air so let’s get to it.  We’ve got a massive eruption of new Google product and software on its way from Mountain View, CA.  The new OS 4.4 Kit Kat will really hit the Smartphone and tablet industries hard.  You’ll also see the excitement of the new LG Nexus 5 Smartphone & Asus Nexus…

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Tips from Allstate: Simple Steps to Secure Your Smartphone

Many of us see our smartphones as extensions of ourselves, keeping us connected to the most important things and people in our lives; our personal contacts, emails and photos, and maybe even our credit card numbers, bank statements and health information. Of course, the convenience of storing so much valuable personal information on one little device can come at a price: Losing a phone can have unwelcome consequences, ranging from simple property…

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Technology News The Technologist

Technologist tuesday- iPad Rumor Roundup

To make sure you’re up to date, here’s a current iPad overview: Today’s full size iPad is known as the 4th generation iPad.  It is the only Apple product to feature the Oct. 2012 A6X processor.  This processor has twice the speed and twice the graphics as its predecessor the A5X (iPad 3rd Generation).  These iPads hit our shelves November 2012.  The iPad 4th generation has a 9.7” screen and comes in…

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Behind the Abt Curtain!

By reading this I’m confident that you know the store Abt.  You may also know that we’re one of the largest independent single-store appliance and electronics retailers in the country. Our history on our site also breaks down how we were founded and who we’ve become.  Here are 15 things we don’t talk about: 1) Bob Taylor and the Amazing Woodshop Abt is a store that’s always changing.  We’re always building.  One…

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