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Whoosh! Diamond Defense

Whoosh! Diamond Defence

I discovered a Canadian company called Whoosh! that has produced a product called Diamond Defense which is a liquid screen protector that makes your cell phone screens 15X stronger.  This product can also be used on tablets and laptops.   Being rather skeptical I decided to try one after purchasing several to sell.

The box contains one cleaning wipe and one diamond defense wipe, along with a very nice microfiber cloth.  The instructions tell you to first use the cleaning wipe then the cloth to clean your screen.  I noticed right away that the screen was very clean and shiny after using the cleaning wipe and cloth.  It did in fact clean all the dirt and grime off of my cell phone screen making it look like new again. Next came the two step liquid protector wipe. You use the wipe and apply it on your screen then leave it for 5 minutes to dry. After 5 minutes you use the included cloth to buff your screen then you apply the wipe a second time leaving it for 5 minutes then buffing again.  After all that I couldn’t believe the results, the screen was so shiny and finger prints weren’t nearly as bad. Any finger prints that do show up can be quickly wiped off with the microfiber cloth included with the kit.  I’m very impressed with the product and can’t wait to try their screen cleaner too.

This is what the company has to say about how it works…

“The advanced technology of Diamond Defense creates a strong, hydrophobic, nano-thin coating on screen glass that cannot be seen or felt. 

Particles that come in contact with the treated surface bounce and slide off the invisible coating, providing amazing resistance to scratches and chips, minimizing the damage caused by everyday wear and tear.

3rd party lab testing proves that a Diamond Defense treated screen is over 15X STRONGER than an untreated screen. “


This is an excellent product and I would highly recommend it to anyone.  Now available at Scott’s Computer Emporium



How to Use the Microsoft Sniping Tool

Taking a screen shot is much easier than it used to be with the help of the Microsoft Snipping Tool.  You used to have to Press ALT+PRINT SCREEN. Important: The text you see on your keyboard might be PrtSc, PrtScn, or PrntScrn. Then paste it in a Microsoft Word.

First decide what it is you want to take a screen shot of then open the snipping tool while that screen is still open.

To open the Snipping Tool click on the search bar (where it says Type Here To Search) on your task bar and type Snipping Tool

Then click on Snipping Tool Desktop App

A small window will open up that looks like this

At this point you can either click on Mode which gives you a few options or you can just click New.  The screen will go kind of a transparent white with a large cross hair on it.  Now you can left click and drag the cross hair over the screen you want to capture.  When completed left click on File then Save As and you can give it a file name and direct it to whatever folder you want it in.  When you click Save it will save it as a picture file (jpeg).  

Now you can go and have fun making screen captures the easy way…lol.



Merry Christmas Everyone!

As the year draws to a close I wanted to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It’s been a wonderful year and I must remind you that you’re not just a client of Scott’s Computer Emporium, but you’re part of the family.  I couldn’t have stayed in business this long without your continued support.  So I will continue to look forward to helping you with your computer needs in 2017 and the coming years.

May you have a healthy prosperous New Year and many more to come.




Pitfalls of owning a laptop

First of all I would like to say that laptops are great to have. They’re portable and you can take them anywhere you need to, you can fold them up and put them away when you don’t need them, if the power goes out you can still use your laptop unless the battery died, and a whole lot of other pro’s for having a laptop.

With the pro’s always come the con’s.  With owning a laptop comes the hazards of owning one like spilling your drink on it, dropping it or having it stolen.  Those who own laptops seem to think that if they break it it’s a quick, inexpensive and easy fix but it’s not.  Let’s take a broken screen for example, laptop screens are different sizes (14, 15.6 or 17 inches), different finishes (matte, glossy or touch screen), the connections can be different (whether it’s on the left hand side or the right hand side), also you have to worry about the resolution that matches your system.  In order to find out this information the technician has to not only look up the laptop’s model number but disassemble the laptop to get the model number for the screen then order said screen.

Think you can drop your laptop and it will be ok? Think again, yes it may survive the initial drop but chances are down the road the hard drive will fail on you.  Hard drives do not like the sudden jolt of being dropped and will develop errors on the drive itself.  How about spilling liquids on your laptop, because they’re so portable you see them all the time in the coffee shops.  If you spill your drink on your laptop you will be lucky if all you lose is the use of your keyboard. In most cases the liquid seeps down into the motherboard and fries it and if that happens then you’re looking for a new laptop.

Getting parts for laptops isn’t like the desktop versions where they’re readily available.  Often finding a part for a laptop requires finding it on EBay or some other parts supplier.  Manufacturers will not supply laptop parts to the little shops and in fact even the authorized repair shops have a process in order to get the parts needed. Laptop parts can be impossible at times and very expensive.

As for disassembling the laptop, I’m seeing more and more think laptops that have to be completely taken apart just to upgrade the memory or replace the hard drive. My time to take a laptop apart costs you money. You try taking a laptop apart with numerous tiny screws, clips and delicate ribbon cables and see how long it takes you to take it apart and reassemble it.

So if you have a laptop great but please take care of it and protect it like it’s your precious. If you do run into problems you can always bring it into Scott’s Computer Emporium for repairs or second opinions.


Hope you enjoyed my post and if you have any suggestions for future posts please let me know, thanks.