MacLab Server Monitoring

MacLab now offers 24/7 monitoring of your servers so we know when critical systems go down and when they come back up—even while you sleep. The fee for this service? Zero. As long as you’re a MacLab client with a server we maintain, we offer this service free. We like to catch problems as quickly as we can, especially for file, backup and mail servers. Check with us to see if your server is on our system. Chances are it is.

Magic Charger

Stop trashing batteries, or even taking them out and recharging them! Just place your Magic Mouse on the Mobee Magic charger for a good night’s sleep. Let me know if you’d like to get your mouse on one of these. Our partner Dr. Bott will have exclusive distribution.

New MacBook Pros

Apple has updated the MacBook Pro line. The highlights: faster processors including a quad-core in the 15 and 17-inch models, longer battery life, and a new port dubbed “Thunderbolt.” This is a new high-speed port that can be used to connect fast drives and video. According to Apple, the connection is more than 12 times faster than Firewire 800. Also notable: the 13-inch MacBook Pro models now come stock with 4GB of RAM, rather than the previous 2GB. Let us know if you’re interested in getting a new MacBook Pro.

Best MacBook Pro Upgrade

If you have a MacBook Pro you’re outgrowing but don’t want to replace, MacLab has something for you. We’ll swap your hard drive with a super fast (7200rpm) huge (500GB) internal drive. Parts, labor and data transfer all included for $395 (down from December’s deal). If you’d like, we can upgrade the RAM to the max for just a little more and you’ve practically got a new laptop.

Check on Your Drive

Macs, as great as they are, they don’t usually fix themselves. Although I highly recommend you get on one of our discounted maintenance programs, there are a few things you can do yourself including repairing disk permissions and checking your disk directory. Open the Applications folder, then Utilities folder and launch Disk Utility, select your drive icon and click “Repair Permissions.” This will take awhile but can solve a multitude of issues. Next, click “Verify Disk.” This will let you know if there are any serious issues with the hard disk directory. If there are problems, don’t ignore them! Let us know so we can fix them before it’s too late. A corrupted disk directory is the number one cause of lost data.

 

AIGA Sustaining Partner

MacLab is now a sustaining partner of AIGA DC. AIGA is the professional association for design. AIGA DC is the Washington DC Chapter.

MacLab also hosts the AIGA DC discussion list. Get in on the design talk! No need to be a member to subscribe.

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