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We believe (and have proven) that if you proactively manage technology, run maintenance religiously, and monitor a business network, everyday issues and downtime will be greatly reduced.

This is what makes us different than your typical tech support company. Sure, we can fix computer issues when you have them, but our specialty is preventing them in the first place.

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      • President
        Seattle, WA
        Building Owners and Managers Association Seattle King County

        Digital Seattle has been our computer technologies support partner since 2003 assisting us with our network setup and administration, IT support and even our upgrade purchases. Digital Seattle's support service has been prompt and reliable and they have always been able to meet our IT business needs.

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        Seattle, WA
        Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

        We've found Digital Seattle's staff to listen carefully to our needs and to be highly responsive, knowledgeable, and innovative in their recommendations and service. We've worked with them for all of our technology needs ranging from installing infrastructure, servers… to maintenance, repair and planning. I would be delighted to recommend Digital Seattle for any of these services.

      • Office Manager
        Everett, WA
        Computer Power and Service, Inc.

        We've been using Digital Seattle for 6 years. What I like most... is how responsive, professional and friendly the staff is. Digital Seattle has made some technological recommendations for us that have worked incredibly well... The services that Digital Seattle provides leave us with a peace of mind with regards to frequent backups, the ability to reach an engineer in a short amount of time and their ability to solve our PC and network issues.

      • Administrative Assistant
        San Francisco, CA
        Alber Seafoods

        ... With past experiences, we were doubtful that we would be able to reach anyone for assistance. To our surpise though, regardless of the time, a tech will usually call us back within a reasonable amount of time to help us troubleshoot.. Digital Seattle is quick in responding to our IT needs. The techs are prompt and extremely patient, and have excellent team work... It makes people like me with very basic computer knowledge not feel intimidated or uncomfortable when working with them.

      • General Manager
        Seattle, WA
        Inn At The Market

        I like that the Digital Seattle team is trained in our technologies, they know our infrastructure. I can call and talk to them and get results- they are not rookies.

      Latest Blogs

      41 Microsoft Software Titles Reached Their End of Extend Support or End of Life - In April Alone!

      After it reaches a certain age, Microsoft software gradually moves from a mainstream support period to an extended support period. The main difference is that Microsoft continues to provide security patches and updates, but no longer takes requests for new features or non-security fixes. Once a software reaches its end of life, however, Microsoft ceases to provide security patches and updates, putting anyone still using this software at risk. Therefore, as a business owner, it’s your responsibility to know when your software expires, and how to upgrade it to a more recent version.

      The following Microsoft products reached their end of support date on April 12th, 2016. Be sure to check with your IT department or the friendly technicians at Digital Seattle to see if you’re putting your infrastructure at risk through their continued use.

      From Mainstream Support to Extended Support

      • Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization 2.0
      • Microsoft Fable III for PC
      • Microsoft Lync 2010
      • Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant
      • Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee
      • Microsoft Lync 2010 Group Chat
      • Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition
      • Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Software Development Kit
      • Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Software Development Kit
      • Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition
      • Microsoft Math 4.0

      From Extended Support to End of Life

      • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
      • Microsoft Customer Care Framework
      • Microsoft Customer Care Framework 2005
      • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for Embedded Systems
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition for Itanium-based Systems
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard X64 Edition
      • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition
      • Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2006
      • Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition
      • Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Express Edition
      • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition
      • Microsoft Visual J# 2005 Express Edition
      • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
      • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition
      • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition academic license
      • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects
      • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers
      • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers
      • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite
      • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Test Load Agent
      • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System
      • Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition
      • Windows Embedded for Point of Service
      • Service Pack 3 for Windows Embedded for Point of Service

      Your organization can’t afford to let unsupported software run on your workstations. If a hacker were to exploit a known (or unknown) vulnerability in any of these programs, your troubles could just be starting. If you suspect that any of your mission-critical software solutions are approaching their end of life, or have already expired, don’t waste any more time. To learn more, contact Digital Seattle at (206) 709-9556.

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      The Top 5 Smartphones on the Market Today, Vol. 1

      Today, these devices have changed the way the world accesses information. In fact, more actual computing is done using smartphone technology than any other method. More people own a smartphone today than have ever owned a personal computer in world history. Think about that for a minute. Over two billion people currently use a smartphone and some experts expect the smartphone market to reach over 70 percent of all human beings by 2020.

      As a result, manufacturers have been producing new devices annually, or even bi-annually. Often times, they are manufactured more frequently to meet consumer demand. In this three part blog, we will go through today’s top smartphones, some of the amazing new devices that are in development, and some more affordable devices for the value-seeking smartphone consumer.

      Part I - Today’s Best Smartphones

      Apple iPhone 6s
      The iPhone is credited with starting the smartphone revolution, and in many ways it did, but that was almost a decade ago. In the interim, Apple has been the world’s most profitable company and has been making devices that consumers rush to get the minute they are released (sometimes paying for the devices months prior to launch). The iPhone 6s is no different. The second iteration of the totally redesigned iPhone 6, the 6s was released in September of 2015. It is also available in a larger 6s Plus model.

      The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus feature Apple’s newest “A9” processor, which improves the speed of the device by over 60 percent over the iPhone 6. The biggest benefit of the newer model, however, is the addition of the 3D Touch user interface. The new interface works with all native Apple apps, and according to Apple, it allows the user to navigate their device much faster and with less mistakes than any other current interface. It runs on Apple’s new iOS 9 operating system that utilized the boost in processing power to the users’ advantage with an enhanced Siri, upgrades to the Apple Pay platform, built-in news, and dynamic improvements to the note and search features. The retail price for a new iPhone 6s depends on the amount of storage you purchase. An iPhone 6s costs between $650-$850, with 16, 64, and 128 GB models available. The iPhone 6s Plus, which features a larger display, retails from $750-$950. Both devices are available in space gray, silver, gold, and rose gold.

      Apple iPhone 6s/6s Plus
      Materials - Aluminum
      Weight - 5.04 oz (6s Plus, 6.77 oz)
      Display - 4.7” Retina display (6s Plus, 5.5” Retina display)
      Resolution - 750 x 1334 {~336 ppi} (6s Plus, 1080 x 1920 {~401 ppi})
      Operating System - iOS 9
      Chipset - Apple A9
      CPU/GPU - Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister/Power VR GT7600
      Onboard storage - 16GB, 64GB, 128GB
      RAM - 2GB
      Expandable storage - No
      Cameras - Rear: 12 MP; Front: 5 MP.
      Battery - 2,750 mAh
      Features - Fingerprint scanner, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Siri, iCloud integration

      Samsung Galaxy s7/s7 Edge
      Samsung has been an industry leader for quite some time, and in March, they unveiled their newest device, the Galaxy s7, and its sister device, the Galaxy s7 Edge. Samsung’s last two Galaxy s-model phones have been two of the most popular smartphones that have run the Android OS. The Galaxy s7 should be no different. It seems to have taken the world’s most popular mobile device and improved on it.

      The most prominent change is that they have made a concerted effort to complete the waterproofing process. The s7/s7 Edge is now IP68 compliant, meaning that it is completely dust resistant and can be immersed in liquid up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes. Some other improvements Samsung has managed to make include re-integrating expandable storage and adding a larger battery to ward against the device running out of juice with normal use; both of which were points of consternation with the Galaxy s6. The s7, and the larger Galaxy s7 Edge, can be purchased for $670 and $780, respectively.

      Samsung Galaxy s7/s7 Edge
      Materials - Gorilla Glass with Aluminum
      Weight - 5.36 oz (s7 Edge, 5.54 oz)
      Display - 5.1” Super AMOLED (s7 Edge, 5.5” Super AMOLED)
      Resolution - 1440 x 2560 {~511 ppi} (s7 Edge, 1440 x 2560 {~534 ppi}
      Operating System - Android 6.0 Marshmallow
      Chipset - Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
      CPU/GPU - Dual-core 2.15 GHZ Kryo and dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo and quad-core 2.3 GHz and quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53/Adreno 530 (s7 Edge - Dual-core 2.15 GHZ Kryo and dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo/Adreno 530)
      Onboard storage - 32GB, 64GB
      Expandable Storage - Yes
      RAM - 4GB
      Cameras - Rear: 12 MP; Front: 5 MP
      Battery - 3,000 mAh
      Features - Fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2, fast charging, wireless charging, NFC, Google Now, and Google Drive support

      Google Nexus 6P
      For the past several years, Google has been spreading the wealth around in device manufacturing circles. Over that time, they’ve had LG, Motorola, HTC, and Samsung manufacture their Nexus brand of smartphone. Their newest flagship smartphone, the Google Nexus 6P, is manufactured by the Chinese company Huawei and is, by all intents and purposes, the best Nexus to date.

      Some of the best new changes to the new Google Nexus 6P is the actual build of the phone itself. It is much thinner than the massive Nexus 6, and offers flat sides that makes it easier to hold than their previous device. It’s made from aluminum with a premium build and features the cleanest version of Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with the new “Now on Tap” interface.

      The Google Nexus 6P is a premium device that, in true Google fashion, is priced hundreds of dollars below other top smartphones. Google has even gone ahead and slashed $50 off the MSRP, and now can be had with 32GB of flash storage for $449.99.

      Google Nexus 6P
      Materials - Aluminum
      Weight - 6.28 oz
      Display - 5.7” AMOLED display
      Resolution - 1440 x 2560 (~518 ppi)
      Operating System - Android 6.0 Marshmallow
      Chipset - Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810
      CPU/GPU - Quad-core 1.55 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57/Adreno 430
      Onboard storage - 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
      Expandable Storage - No
      RAM - 3GB
      Cameras - Rear: 12.3 MP; Front: 8 MP
      Battery - 3,450 mAh
      Features - Fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, fast charging, Google Now, NFC, Google Drive support.

      Microsoft Lumia 950
      Windows Phone hasn’t made a significant move in the smartphone market in some time, but with the Lumia 950, consumers can begin to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Not to say that this piece of hardware should be considered top of the line, but with the integration of the Windows 10 OS, it makes what amounts to an average device, a device that is worth wanting to own.

      The Lumia line of phones, originally from Nokia, were known for their superior build quality. The Lumia 950, now manufactured by Microsoft (after a corporate merger of the world’s leading software company and the smartphone division at Nokia), is simply not built as well as previous Lumias. This one is built more like one of their economy models, like the popular 520 and 640 models. Many analysts do not see this device as a flagship Windows 10 device, but the first in what will ultimately turn out to be the birth of a computing platform.

      The Microsoft Lumia 950 is also available in an XL model that features a much larger display. Time will tell if Microsoft has what it takes to make up the enormous amount of ground they’ve given over the past decade. Integrating Windows 10 into their smartphone products is a good start. The Microsoft Lumia 950 retails at $499.99 for the unlocked, 32GB model.

      Microsoft Lumia 950/Lumia 950 XL
      Materials - Plastic, Gorilla Glass
      Weight - 5.29 oz (XL - 5.82 oz)
      Display - 5.2” AMOLED (XL - 5.7” AMOLED)
      Resolution - 1440 x 2550 (~564 ppi); 1440 x 2560 (~518 ppi)
      Operating System - Microsoft Windows 10
      Chipset - Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 (XL Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810)
      CPU/GPU - Dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57 & quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 (XL - Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57)
      Onboard storage - 32GB
      Expandable storage - Yes, up to 200 GB
      RAM - 3GB
      Cameras - Rear: 20 MP; Front: 5 MP
      Battery - Removable 3,000 mAh (XL - Removable 3,340 mAh)
      Features - Iris scanner, NFC, accelerometer, gyro, quick charging, proximity, compass, barometer, sensor core, Microsoft OneDrive integration

      Blackberry PRIV
      It’s no secret that it’s been a relative nightmare for Canadian smartphone manufacturer Blackberry over the past few years. Once the world’s most prominent smartphone company when it was known as RIM (Research In Motion), Blackberry Limited is now looking to third-party software, and what amounts to a hardware gimmick, to get back into the conversation in the smartphone hardware market.

      With their newest flagship device, the PRIV, Blackberry wants to stand out for their “privilege and privacy.” The Priv is powered by Android. That’s right. The Priv comes standard with Android 5.1 Lollipop, and promises to see an update to the current platform sometime in 2016. The biggest differentiator that the Priv has over other flagship devices is its slide-out Qwerty keyboard. This design not only provides the user interface that many Blackberry users are used to, it’s the first Android smartphone in a while to be built with a tactile keyboard. The keyboard also acts like a trackpad that allows users to scroll through apps without ever touching the screen.

      The Priv does come with some very impressive specifications, and may be just what Blackberry needs to provide its loyal customers the value they once did. The problem is that while Blackberrys are known the world over for their ability to provide a secure user experience, the Android interface does most of the securing. An unlocked Priv retails for $649.99.

      Blackberry Priv
      Materials - Plastic, soft-touch backing
      Weight - 6.77 oz
      Display - 5.4 inch AMOLED
      Resolution - 1440 x 2560 (~540 ppi)
      Operating System - Android 5.1 (Lollipop) w/ Blackberry apps
      Chipset - Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808
      CPU/GPU - Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57 & quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53/Adreno 418
      Onboard storage - 32GB
      External Storage - Yes, up to 200GB
      RAM - 3GB
      Cameras - Rear: 18 MP; Front: 2 MP
      Battery - 3,410 mAh
      Features - Accelerometer, altimeter, gyro, ToF proximity, compass, slide out QWERTY keyboard, Google Drive integration.

      Subscribe to Digital Seattle’s blog, and be on the lookout for our next smartphone article where we take a look at some of the top smartphones coming your way later on this year.

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      Tip of the Week: Chrome Extension Educates Users On Why Their Grammar is Bad

      On the surface, Grammarly might only seem like a spell-checker, but it’s much more than that. Grammarly is both a browser extension and a web-based app that allows users to check their content for spelling and grammar errors. Users can upload their own documents and edit them in the web-based application. Websites that are supported by Grammarly will also inform you of errors made to text, helping you improve grammar in all walks of life. It is worth mentioning, however, that Grammarly doesn’t work in Google Drive, Google’s collection of productivity-increasing apps.

      Grammarly works very similarly to how the spelling and grammar check would work in Microsoft Word. Words that are either misspelled or used incorrectly will have red lines underneath them, and the suggested edits will appear on the right-hand side of the screen. Users can click on the suggestion to see more information about the contextual usage of the word, including examples of similar sentences. Of course, you don’t have to use the suggestions provided by Grammarly, but like any writing, having a second opinion helps produce a more fluid message.

      Though users can take advantage of Grammarly for free, the premium edition of Grammarly adds another set of useful functions. It provides the following services for a monthly fee:

      • Microsoft Office integration
      • 24/7 support
      • Complex grammar error detection (sentence structure, style issues, vocabulary suggestions, etc.)
      • Contextual corrections
      • A seven-day money-back guarantee

      Arguably the best part of using Grammarly is not the fact that it tells you what’s wrong within your document, but why it’s wrong. This helps you in the long run by helping you find negative trends in your own writing, as well as the manner in which to correct them. It’s an invaluable tool for considerably improving your writing, whether you are building proposals, project plans, sales copy, or virtually anything else.

      Disclaimer: This article has been checked and reviewed using Grammarly’s web client. Have you found any spelling or grammar errors in this article? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to subscribe to our blog for more great tips and tricks.

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