Amarillo 34th Street Construction Projected To Last Through January 2015 – Don’t Forget About Local Businesses

It’s summer-time in Amarillo and that means construction projects are taking place all over the city. One of the larger projects is the complete curb-to-curb renovation of 34th street between Coulter & Soncy. Of course there are pros and cons to construction projects of this scope.

First, 34th street has been needing work for some time and that’s understandable. But, the project will be interrupting the flow of traffic down one of the main traffic pipelines on the West side of the city. This project is a huge project and has been projected to last into January of 2015. There have been some local media outlets even suggesting that people avoid 34th street during this time.

The thing about this is, there are many local businesses that are along this route that rely on the patronage of people driving this route. cat-man-du is one of these businesses. We want to first say thank you to all of our customers who have ‘braved’ the construction up until this point. We will continue to be offering our award winning service as always. We also want to let our customers know that there is an alternate route to get to our Amarillo location during the construction. Less than a quarter mile South of 34th street on Soncy, there is a parking lot that leads directly to cat-man-du and McAlister’s Deli.

So, next time your headed to cat-man-du to drop off your computer for diagnostics/repairs, pick up your brand new laptop or tablet, or schedule a business networking/server project, you might want to consider this tiny detour to save you the headache of the 34th Street construction. See below for a map of the detour route.

Also, don’t forget to get entered to win a BRAND NEW Lenovo IdeaTab Tablet!

Detour Route To cat-man-du

It’s cat-man-du’s 11 Year Anniversary AND We Want To Give YOU The Gift! Win A Lenovo Android Tablet

cat-man-du has been Amarillo’s go-to company for computer repair and business IT for the last 11 years and we want to thank you! So here’s what we’re doing. We’re giving away a brand new Lenovo tablet. Lenovo devices are known for being extremely durable, fast, and increasingly popular. Don’t miss your chance to walk away with this tablet!

Here’s what you’ll be getting:

IdeaTab S2110

CPU – Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060A Processor (1.50GHz 512 KB

OS – Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Memory- 1 GB

How It Works:

Like and follow us on Google +, Facebook, and Twitter. Each “like” or “follow” will count as an entry. We will be keeping track of these daily in our office. (You are not allowed to “unlike”/”unfollow”, then “relike”/”refollow” to gain more entries. This will just count as one entry).



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Congratulations to Jim Kinter On Winning The Google Nexus 7!

First, we would like to thank everyone who participated in the Google Nexus 7 contest. It was great to see you guys helping build our social media footprint and the reviews that you all left were amazing.

Being a part of the Amarillo, Canyon, and Dumas communities is an honor and we are proud to be your computer guru. Stay glued to our social media and store announcements as we will be launching great contests for some awesome devices in the future as well!


The cat-man-du team

We Have A Winner For The cat-man-du Google Nexus 7 Giveaway

We would first like to thank everyone who took part in the contest. The prize is sure to delight the winner. I mean really, who wouldn’t be super excited about walking away with a 32 GB Google Nexus 7? The contest ran for about a month and we saw some great responses from our clients and community.

Please take a second to watch the video below as our CEO, Ray Wilson, draws the winner of the contest.

Thanks again for everyone who participated and remember, you can always find great and informational tech news here at and Whether your needs are for home or business, we are your computer guru.

You can also reach us on facebooktwittergoogle+, and linkedin.

Google Nexus 7 Makes CNET’s List Of Top 5 Android Tablets – We Want To Give You One

Android is definitely making more than just a footprint in the tablet world. A community that was once owned almost solely by iOS is now seeing that marketshare invaded by Android’s new Jelly Bean OS experience. And, we understand why.

If you have been partial to android from the beginning, the updates can sometimes seem subtle, but for those who are making the switch from iOS to Android (which seems to be happening in larger numbers these days) the difference is night and day. With all the different Android powered devices being released, it can be tough to decide which is for you.

If you’re looking for something in the midsized range (not a full size tablet), there are a few choices out there. There is the Nexus 7, Kindle Fire, Galaxy 7, and of course there’s the iPad Mini. We know there are many more than this, but these are the big competitors.

For this post we are focusing on the Google Nexus 7 Android Jellybean tablet.

Google partnered with Asus to create this truly powerful yet comfortable device. The Nexus 7 is noticeably lighter than the Kindle Fire even though it’s the same thickness. It doesn’t carry all the ports (which google offers cloud service which rocks IMO) or rear facing camera which has seemed to make it a first choice for the tablet layman.

Android Jellybean has really knocked it out of the park with this OS. The newest release also installs the Android Butter UI which is one of those items that fit the “You Don’t Know What Your Missing Till You Have It” cliche. Jellybean is great on its own, but the new UI gives everything a quicker, smoother, and more responsive feel.

Google’s native keyboard and swype features have now reached true intuitivity. The keyboard rarely misses while using swype and the auto-predict feature nails it almost everytime.

The 1200 x 800 resolution provides great and vivid images, videos, and gaming. The resolution is noticeably better than 1st and 2nd gen android tablets that were released previously.

The quad-core processor is nothing less than ‘Smoking fast’. There isn’t much this processor can’t handle. From videos, multi-tasking, and high end games that are known to be processor hogs, this tablet runs seamlessly.

In all, this tablet is one hot tablet and voted the #1 of the small tablets on the market.

Here’s the good part for you. We want to give you one of these just for being part of our clientel and community.

Below are the ways you can get entered to win. The more ways you participate the greater your chances of winning!

  1. Share the cat-man-du facebook page and help us grow our fans.
  2. Follow us on Google+ and share our G+ page.
  3. Write a short review of the business and customer service that you received here – cat-man-du on Yelp.
  4. Visit our business listing on Google and write a review.

We will then go through all the different sources and randomly choose a winner of the Google Nexus 7 Android Tablet. Don’t miss your chance to win!