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iOS 5 Notifications Center

The new iOS 5 operating system brings more than 200 new features to the iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.

One of the biggest changes you’ll see are the notifications that replace the pop-ups that you may be used to seeing in older versions. Read More...

Lion Feature Spotlight: Multi-Touch Gestures

Multi-Touch gestures are one of the most exciting aspects of Apple’s new operating system, OS X Lion.  With simple two and three finger trackpad swipes you can navigate through open applications with ease.   

It takes less than five minutes to learn these new gestures.  While you’re getting the hang of it you can still use the traditional scroll bar that is hidden on the side of every screen.

There are three basic multi-touch gestures that you’ll use to drive your Mac. Read More...

Introducing Kerio Workspace - share & collaborate on great ideas in your business

Imagine a virtual conference room, customized specifically for your organization.  One easily navigated site to share resources and collaborate on projects.  With meeting minutes, project assignments, and the most current version of your files accessible from virtually any device, your team’s efficiency would soar.

That’s exactly what Kerio Workspace can do.  Personalized to meet your needs, Workspace brings your team together, saving valuable time and resources.  It allows team members to focus on a project itself rather than wasting valuable time downloading files, searching email for meeting minutes, or looking through different versions of the same document.  

Upgrade Your Email with Stationary

Make a memorable impression. Using Stationery, a little known feature of Apple Mail, you can create personalized messages like announcements, invitations and greeting cards with a few simple clicks. Read More...

Keep Track of your iPhone, iPad and iPod with Find My iPhone

A missing iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch is more than a lost device.  Its also lost personal information.  The solution?  A free service from Apple called Find My iPhone that can locate a lost or stolen iOS device.  

The Find My iPhone service is built right into your iPhone 4, iPad or fourth generation iPod Touch.  All you need to do is activate it.  Then you can track a lost device from any computer. Read More...

Printing from iPhone / iPad using Airprint Activator

Simple printing. It’s what iPhone and iPad Touch users ask for time and time again. Sending documents back to a computer for printing is time consuming and inconvenient. So, how do you print directly from your mobile device?

With the release of iOS 4.2, Apple gave iPhone and iPad users a way to send their documents directly to any AirPrint enabled printer. That’s a nice practical solution if you happen to have a printer that’s AirPrint capable. But, most of us do not. What if your printer doesn’t have this unique technology? That’s where a clever little free utility called AirPrint Activator becomes your solution.

With one simple download, AirPrint Activator allows you to print to any printer, even those without the built-in AirPrint functionality.

Setup is easy. Just follow the instructions below and within minutes your printer will be ready for iPhone and iPad printing. If you run into installation problems, give us a call. We’d be happy to help you install AirPrint Activator through a remote support session. Read More...

Understanding Malware and Mac Security

Malware, short for “malicious software”, is a fact of life on the Internet.  It can come in any form including viruses, trojans and phishing scams.  

One malware scam is specifically targeting Mac users.  Hiding behind names like Mac Defender, Mac Protector or Mac Security, this phishing scam convinces people to download harmful software. Read More...

Drobo RAID

Businesses today need a robust, reliable and cost effective solutions for data storage. We've used many different RAID storage systems over the years and for reliable, economic and easy to manage RAID we've found Drobo to be the best. Watch the video below to learn more about Drobo.

If you have questions about Drobo or data storage contact us today.