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Fix for Brother MFC-7820N paper jamming

  My workhorse printer is a Brother MFC-7820N. I’ve had it since 2007. Over the past month, I’ve had constant paper jams. I tried cleaning the pickup roller that feeds the… Read more »

FedEx – astonishingly, mind-blowingly, laughably bad service

  This post has nothing to do with MacMaven Consulting. However, this is an example of how important customer service is, whether you are hiring a computer consultant, or merely… Read more »

T-Mobile SIM card in a 3rd Gen Verizon iPad

  T-Mobile is now providing 200 MB per month of free data for tablet owners. Compare this act of generosity to Verizon’s game of deactivating their pre-paid SIM cards to… Read more »

How to play albums in order on your iPod Shuffle

  The iPod Shuffle remains a solid choice for playing music while working out. It’s small, lightweight, and relatively inexpensive. However, the absence of a display can make the Shuffle… Read more »

Google Apps for Business

  Google Apps for Business is a cost-effective solution for email, calendar, contacts, and productivity applications. All of the Google Apps are cloud-based, so you’re always using the latest version. While iCloud offers… Read more »

Secure email

  Generally speaking, sending an email over the internet is not secure. The message can be intercepted or even modified before it reaches the recipient. There are several technologies that… Read more »

iTunes streaming from iCloud

Media files take up gigabytes of space on your hard drive. If you’re running out of space on your drive due to iTunes purchases, there’s a little known option to… Read more »

Photos in the Cloud

  iCloud is a great way to push your photos to all your Apple devices and share photos with friends.  However, iCloud is not intended for backup or archival storage… Read more »

Multi-WAN routers

  Internet connectivity is mission-critical for most companies. Even a minute of downtime can have a material impact on revenue. Large organizations have extremely expensive infrastructure and a full-time engineering… Read more »

Fixing split albums in iTunes

One of the more common questions we get about iTunes is “why do some albums get split up?” The reason is that one or more songs on the album are… Read more »