MacLab now offers a fully monitored backup with unlimited off site storage for a low price of $39 per month. This is the new Unlimited Plan. There are a few differences with this option compared to our standard backup, so contact us for the best choice for your workstation, server or office.
Adobe CS6 is the last version of Creative Suite offered in the traditional sense. From this point forward, Adobe is selling Creative Suite via the Creative Cloud subscription model only. For those unfamiliar with a subscription-based software model, you purchase the right to use the software for a period of time and renew the lease regularly.
For CS3 and CS4 users, Creative Cloud is especially attractive since there is no upgrade path to CS6. But even for CS5 users, Creative Cloud includes the entire Master Collection, far more than Design and Web Premium. Creative Cloud for Teams adds the additional advantage of centralized management of users, a single subscription start/end date and cloud storage.
MacLab is offering Creative Cloud for Teams at a special discounted rate through August of $39.99/month per seat, a discount of $30/month. Purchase an entire year now and save a bundle.
Here’s a great tool for your office or even your home and you can keep this all in your private cloud, which means monthly fees are dirt cheap and data never leaves your controlled environment. It’s a wild and wooly world out there—keep it in house! Kerio Workspace can sync files across multiple users and has a great web interface where you can even create content. There’s version tracking, commenting, and much more. Workspace is not just about files, it’s a group project tool with elements of social networking.
New iMacs have been missing in action for awhile now. The 21 inch models should be out soon, but the 27 inch iMacs are still going to be a long way away. We’re in the midst of an iMac shortage. If you need a desktop Mac, you have a few choices. Mac Pro (my fav), Mac Mini, or going with a reconditioned Mac. Apple’s reconditioned Macs look like new and you might also be able to find an iMac. As of this writing, there are some 27 inch models—grab while you can. Use the link below to explore Apple’s deals on refurbs. You can buy Applecare on refurbs for full warranty.
Once again, we’re offering a big discount when you combine our most popular hosting services, Kerio Connect (email, contacts, scheduling) and MacLab’s backup service using CrashPlan PROe. Get both services and receive a 10% discount off the (already low) price of backup, including storage. Get as much storage or enroll as many workstations as you want. So if you’re in the market for either one, save by going with this combination. There are a few nitty gritty details, so contact us to ask.
Here are a few quick points that will help cover your bases when purchasing a used or refurbished Mac laptop.
- Select “About this Mac” from the Apple menu, then click “More Info.” Check under “Power” to see the battery health. Make sure the condition says “Good” or “Normal.”
- Pivot the the screen. Do the hinges appear firm? The display should not flicker or show horizontal lines while being moved. Continue Reading…