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Maroo case sale

Maroo makes really nice cases for the iPad. They are currently running a sale for 50% off regularly priced items. Use coupon code “BTS2012” at checkout. Sale runs through August… Read more »

Mountain Lion

Assuming your software and hardware are compatible with Mountain Lion, it’s a no-brainer upgrade. For $20, you’ll get a nice set of new features. Before you upgrade, check the following… Read more »

Safari slow after booting Mac

Many of you have probably experienced glacial Safari performance right after booting your Mac. This is due to a flurry of hard drive activity. A simple solution to this problem is… Read more »

OS X Server – Profile Manager

The “killer app” for the OS X Server is the Profile Manager. Apple bundles this mobile device management (MDM) service with the $50 Lion Server. It’s truly an unbelievable deal…. Read more »

Panasonic Link-to-Cell Cordless Phone

Sometimes I encounter a product that isn’t related to computing, but is worth mentioning. Case in point, the Panasonic KX-TG7643 cordless phone system. This package comes with three handsets. (There… Read more »

Apple ID management

There are two annoyances with Apple IDs that Apple hasn’t addressed. 1. Many users have two distinct Apple IDs – one for iCloud and the other for iTunes purchases. While… Read more »

MobileMe to iCloud Migration

Time is running out! Apple will discontinue MobileMe services at the end of June, 2012. If you’re using MobileMe, you have until June 30th to migrate your mail, contacts, and… Read more »

Common infrastructure issues

Here are some infrastructure issues I frequently find at new clients: Either no backup solution is in place, or backups are handled manually. Unfortunately, many companies decide to employ a… Read more »

OS X Server – Wiki

Did you know your business can run its own wiki? A wiki is a collaborative web site, where users can easily create web pages filled with content. Documents, pictures, tables,… Read more »

Open Directory Magic Triangle

Mid to large-size companies commonly use Active Directory to manage their Windows users and computers. When introducing Macs into a Windows environment, companies often ignore Active Directory when managing their… Read more »