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Is Your Computer Running Slow?

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Is Your Computer Running Slow?

Does your computer seem to be running slower than it used to? Chances are that unless it is brand new, it is. Maybe you are seeing the spinning wheel of death, or applications are taking longer to open, or your computer seems to be doing something you didn't tell it to do.   My Mac [...]

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Apple-Windows Integration: How Macs and PCs can work together

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Apple-Windows Integration: How Macs and PCs can work together

Classic Mac vs. PC Smackdown Ah, the age-old conflict: Macintosh or Windows? A bit more hotly contested in years past, Mac users pointed to the elegance and simplicity of their OS and hardware. Windows fans touted the utilitarian features and broader user base of their platform. But, times change. This once common battle has evolved [...]

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Benefits of Regular Computer Maintenance

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Benefits of Regular Computer Maintenance

Your business depends on its technology. When that technology doesn’t work properly, you lose time and money. We all know that sinking feeling followed by panic when the hard drive crashes. (Why is it that it always seems to happen while racing toward a deadline?) Usually, there are subtle signs. Sometimes, you notice right away [...]

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How to Use Your Mac’s Built in Text Substitution Feature

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Did you know that your Mac has a built in feature that will automatically replace one thing you type with something else? This is incredibly useful for tedious things like inserting “smart” curly quotes in place of straight ones, or typing fractions (1/2 becomes ½). Other handy uses are for things you type frequently like [...]

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How to Connect Your iPad as a Second Screen

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How to Connect Your iPad as a Second Screen

There are a number of existing apps out there, like Air Display ($14.99), DisplayPad ($.99) and the first to market iDisplay ($9.99) that enable you use an iPad as a second monitor. However, the problem is that they work via WiFi and are known to have screen lag and be frustratingly unreliable on WiFi hotspots. [...]

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The New 12-inch Ultrathin MacBook with Retina Display

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The New 12-inch Ultrathin MacBook with Retina Display

The new MacBook is Apple’s thinnest ever with 12-inch Retina display, new touch-sensitive trackpad and new USB-C Port. It is also the first MacBook without a fan and no moving parts. It is essentially silent. It uses Intel’s low-power Core M Processor allowing for longer battery life (up to nine hours for wireless Web browsing) [...]

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The Apple Watch: The Most Advanced Timepiece Ever Created

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The Apple Watch: The Most Advanced Timepiece Ever Created

Since the dust has settled following the initial blitz of reviews on the Apple Watch, The RetroTechs have received steady stream of questions about Apple’s most anticipated wearable. According to Time Magazine, “Apple has already disrupted the computer, phone and music industries — and now it’s poised to change the watch industry forever, too.”  Many [...]

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Lion Server – More than Just for Everyone

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Lion Server – More than Just for Everyone

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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