Kerio Workspace 2 is Free

Workspace now has a “Starter Edition” that is free to use forever. The limitation is 10GB of storage, but otherwise full-featured. This is a great way to try this collaboration tool in your office. What can you use Kerio Workspace for? For starters, an Intranet, version control for any jobs you work on as a group, a replacement for emailing attachments round and around, and much more. Let us know if you’d like us to set this up for you. All you need is a Mac Mini or an existing server. MacLab is an authorized Kerio partner.

Mountain Lion Compatible Macs

Today Apple released the official list of Mountain Lion (OS 10.8) compatible Macs. There will undoubtedly be many people disappointed the update doesn’t reach back farther.

From Apple:

Mountain Lion “what’s new.”

New Laptops, Mac Pro Update

Apple released updates to the entire MacBook Air and MacBook Pro line, introduced a new model, dropped the 17 inch MacBook Pro and updated the Mac Pro Tower.

The big news is the introduction of the MacBook Pro 15 inch with Retina display. This is a new design which is somewhat of a cross between a MacBook Air and a MacBook Pro. Like the Air, it has a solid state drive but no optical drive. The highlight is what Apple calls the “highest resolution notebook display,” the Retina display. External connections include Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, HDMI, SDXC card slot and headphone jack. Note that it does not have a Firewire connection although a Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter will be available from Apple in July. The MacBook Pro Retina display is geared toward the high-end graphics professional and replaces the 17 inch MacBook Pro in the lineup.

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OS X Lion v10.74 Update

Apple has released the OS X Lion 10.7.4 update which includes a list of bug fixes and compatibility changes. Safari has also been updated to 5.1.6 (although Apple subsequently released, the same day, Safari 5.1.7.) A few of the changes:

  • Resolves issue with “Reopen windows when logging back in”
  • Fixes permission issues that may be caused if you use the Get Info inspector function
  • Improve Internet sharing of PPPoE connections.
  • Fixes an issue saving to an SMB server.
  • Addresses printing to an SMB print queue.
  • Better performance connecting to a WebDAV server.
  • RAW image compatibility for additional digital cameras.
  • Reliability of binding and logging into Active Directory accounts.

Verizon Moving Business Email

Verizon is moving all business domain name email to Google. It seems the only choice is to sign an agreement, have service cut off, or switch to another email provider. Read the FAQ. They transfer your inbox. Passwords are lost, aliases are lost. Configurations are lost. You set up your computers and mobile devices all over again. An alternative: MacLab provides business class email with Kerio Connect.

Notice shown on Verizon webmail

Flashback Trojan Malware

The Flashback malware, according to Dr Web, infected up to 600,000 Macs around the world. The malware installs malicious java code that puts your system at risk for application crashes, user name and password stealing and even search engine poisoning. Frequently Flashback comes in the form of an installer for Flash Player.

Apple has released a java update for Mac OS 10.6 (10.68 required) and a java update for Mac OS 10.7. Download and install these or have us install them on our next maintenance visit. You should also be able to update using the Software Update Preference if you have 10.68 or higher.

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