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:

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30 Years of the Mac

This is the 30 year anniversary of the Mac! Apple celebrates by taking over their homepage and posting a video and timeline. Incidentally, this month is the 23rd anniversary of MacLab. We’ve been around quite some time too.

You Wanted Thunderbolt Storage?

Here you go, mega Thunderbolt storage for your new Mac Pro, Mini or iMac.  8 bays and up to 32TB. RAID for data safety and speed and tray free bays so that drives can be slipped in and out in seconds. Have us custom configure one of these screaming monsters from CRU-Wiebetech for you.

Year End Backup Deal

From now until December 31, sign up for one year of our fully monitored, unlimited data remote backup for $29 month, regularly $39! See more information here.

Adobe Creative Cloud $39.99

Creative Cloud for Teams

Save Up to 40% on Seats Purchased by Nov. 27, 2013 through Feb 2014
Lock In the Savings for Up to Two Years

Please contact MacLab for quick enrollment.

Mavericks for Designers?

Graphic Designers considering upgrading to OS 10.9 Mavericks might want to hold off for at least a little bit. Here is the compatibility status of a few major players.

Adobe Creative Suite/Creative Cloud: “No major issues.” Adobe statement here.

Extensis Suitcase: Update coming for Suitcase Fusion 5 soon.
Update: Suitcase Fusion 5 version 16.0.4 includes OS X Mavericks compatibility.

QuarkXPress: 10.01 coming shortly. 9 may have an update end of Nov.
Update: QuarkXPress 10.01 has been released with Mavericks compatibility.

Summary: Give it a little time. Proceed with caution!

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