VPN remote access

Working from home is the new reality under the threat of COVID-19. While large enterprises have had remote access capabilities for years, most small businesses haven’t addressed this need. Given… Read more »

Our Mac application library

MacMaven Consulting has over 400 Mac applications in our software library. We keep a library this large for several reasons: We can often solve novel problems quickly, rather than reinvent… Read more »

Parallels app bundle

Parallels is offering a Mac app bundle through February 29, 2020. It includes Parallels 15, plus: MindManager 12 1Password Families Hype 4.0 Professional Twist Roxio Toast 18 Intego Mac Internet… Read more »

Should I worry about information security?

Most of my long-term clients have made information security an integral part of their computing. We spend significant time on improving the security of their systems. When I visit a… Read more »

Mac apps I like by independent developers

Most of my clients use the stock functionality built into macOS and applications written by major publishers, such as Adobe. That’s all well and good, but independent developers have written… Read more »

Apple’s SMB problem

In the Mojave 10.14.5 update, Apple broke reliable SMB file sharing. Organizations found that the SMB service would stop responding after a few hours of uptime. Apple addressed this problem… Read more »

Ikea BROR review

I’m a first-time Ikea customer. This experience has been exasperating. I ordered an Ikea ALEX desk, which arrived in good condition. I can’t say the same about the BROR system…. Read more »

Verizon Fios installation review

I had an extremely poor experience with my Verizon Fios installation today. The best way to describe the job was careless. I did not get any apology whatsoever from the… Read more »

Mitigate spoofed email

You’ve probably noticed that fraudsters spoof email addresses in their phishing attacks and other scams. They are probably spoofing your company’s email addresses too, sending messages to your customers and… Read more »

How to hire a Mac tech support company

There are two questions that most of our prospective clients ask. I’ll explain the pitfalls of relying on these questions when selecting a Mac consultancy. What is your hourly rate?… Read more »