Posts by Brett Sennett

Lion Server – More than Just for Everyone

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Lion Server- the server for everyone and much much more for experienced System Admins.   My first impression of Lion server was Has Apple lost it’s mind? What was I looking at? Where are all the cool features and services from Snow Leopard Server? But, first impressions can be deceiving. True, Lion Server can be set up to do basic file sharing functions with the simplified interface, but lurking in the shadows is a System Administrator's dream. Admins have a great new set of tools to push out user settings to new employees with the wildly cool Profile Manager but I'm...

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Will Lion Maul Your Applications?

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Dropping "Rosetta" Support for Old Software: Does This Affect YOU?   When a new Mac or Windows operating system upgrade is released, there are inevitably some software programs which need to be updated for compatibility.   Starting with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Apple will no longer include "Rosetta," a component of the Mac OS which allows old "PowerPC-only" software to run. The RetroTechs have done some research to make the upgrade easier for you:   First, we'll explain what "Rosetta" and "PowerPC" means and why this decision...

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Driving Has Gone Social

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  Waze is my favorite GPS Navagation App on my iPhone. I started using it only a few days ago and have benefited from its great power. Atlanta is a tough place to get around. Having user- contributed, live data can be invaluable. How many times have you been stuck in traffic wondering, "What in the world is going on up there?" Now with Waze, it's easier than ever to find out and sometimes even avoid the jam.  Waze not only gives you user-provided road conditions, but also police and news accident information if Waze users are not abundant in your area. The other...

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Google Apps Improvements

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Google is adding new features for Google Apps users (whether you want them or not)!  If you or your company are using Google Apps for its hosted email and calendaring solution, you are about to get a big upgrade. July 18th is the drop deadline when all its current Google Apps will be upgraded to all the services Google has to offer. Before, if you had a Google Apps email account, e.g. jane@my-domain.com, and wanted to use Picasa you would need a separate Google account. On the 18th,  Apps users will have all Google's services available to your Google Apps email...

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New Mac OS Is Pretty Cool. And I’m Not Lion!

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Coming this July to a Macintosh near you: The latest operating system, Mac OS X 10.7 a.k.a. “Lion.” Apple will recommend this upgrade for all users of qualified Macintosh computers, and at the low price of $29.99, it certainly is within reach. But before you decide that you’re ready to buy, make sure your computer is!   YOUR COMPUTER HARDWARE Whether or not your Macintosh qualifies for this upgrade depends on the main processor. In general, if your computer is from 2007 or later, it’s qualified. But to be sure, you can find your processor type by clicking the...

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