New Mac Mini

The new Mac Mini is finally here, the first revision since late 2012. The Firewire connection has been replaced with a second Thunderbolt port (but can be resurrected with an adapter). Faster processor and graphics are available on the mid and high end models. The Mini Server is no longer an option, although the server software can be purchased through the App Store.

The $499 mini is lean and only includes 4GB of RAM that is not upgradeable. Consider getting at least 8GB and starting at the mid-range $699 model for a bit more muscle.

G-Speed and G-RAID Studio

G-Technology just introduced the G-Speed and G-RAID Studio line. These are Thunderbolt 2 storage solutions perfect for your new Mac Pro. Come see one of these beauties in action at MacLab and get one for yourself. If you’re going to have a black cylinder on our desk, why not have matching fast storage? This is an all-around professional solution with enterprise level drives included. MacLab is a G-Technology Premier Partner Pro.

Give Us Your Tired

If the cost of upgrading your Mac seems prohibitive or you’d just like to buy new, feel free to ask for a price quote on the trade-in value. We especially like to get laptops that are just out of Applecare warranty. With Apple releasing new Macs several times per year, old models lose value quickly. This is also a good way to wipe the data from your old computer since we erase or replace the hard drive. We’ll give you 10-90% more towards a new purchase than Apple’s trade-in program if your Mac is accepted.

Last Chance for Adobe Promo

Designers take heed. This is really the end of the line for the Adobe promotional deal for Creative Cloud for Teams. The end of May is the deadline and it’s not expected to be renewed. Get Creative Cloud Complete for Teams for $39.99 month and renew for the same rate for up to two years.

If you have Adobe CS3 through CS6 you’re eligiable. The rate is expected to go up significantly June 1.

Contact us for details, a price quote, or to sign up. We can also co-ordinate the installation.

Email: Tracking Problems

If you’d like to find out why a message was delayed or marked as spam, send us the entire message including the “header.” The header is text that is hidden by default.

To show the email header In Apple Mail, select the message, then go to the View Menu > Message > All Headers. Once you’ve done this, forward us the message.

The header text contains the the entire history of the message delivery and can be key in diagnosing a problem.

Mac AV & Malware Protection

Before buying antivirus software, consider the source of the problem. Nearly all malware and viruses come from the Internet. Use an email provider that filters viruses, a network security device (firewall) and a good backup.

If you’re careful about downloads, don’t click nefarious email links, and don’t share files, you can probably get by without additional protection as long as you’re not in a high security setting. The Mac OS has built-in protection. If you go this route, stay up to date with security releases. In addition, it wouldn’t hurt to scan your drive from time to time with antivirus software.

Read on for a few apps we recommend:

Continue Reading…

Page 1 of 1412345»10...Last »