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:

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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.

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