I am afraid gone are the days when Macs seemed to be impervious to virus. In the past 4 months I have seen a influx of malware, adware and spyware virus’s which have compromised a number of client machines both business and home users. People have been drawn into installing software programs such as Mackeeper to help improve the performance of their machine and identify “problems” within the machine before it affects the work flow of the end user. The really annoying thing about these programs is the easy that they are available while surfing the net. Continue reading “Virus software”
This one is interesting it came about last year 2014 with people coming in with issues of wifi dropping on random devices. After a lot in investigation we managed to narrow the findings down to BT Home Hub 4 + 5 and their joint wifi optionto transmit both on 2.4 and 5GHZ. Continue reading “Wifi Dropping due to BT Home Hub”
Recently I installed the latest version of Windows on my Mac using the program Parallels. The process was easy and it all worked. It then got me thinking what options are there for Mac users to run windows only based applications. Here are the options out there:
What Email app do you use on your mac?
I currently use Apple Mail, I have always used Apple Mail since I moved away from Microsoft Exchange back in 2007. I have tried out thunderbird both for windows and mac and have found it a great program. It works and the latest version looks great (mac version) The windows version (windows 8.1) is nice but there is something about thunderbird for mac which looks rather nice compared with windows. On their website they are advertising 10 years of thunderbird. So you are looking at a programme that has got 10 years of updates working with both POP3 and IMAP technologies from its infancy to where we are now.
Anyone for drinks?
“Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. It is a powerful digital toolset that helps hundreds of thousands of Mac users around the world get the most out of their computers every day.” Maintain.se Continue reading “Cocktail for Mac”
Converting your DVD library to digital:
Make your DVD library digital on the network and more important working though iTunes so you have milk the cool feature in your apple TV. It has to be Handbreak. Its been around for a while and I recently got my final DVD’s converted to digital and imported into iTunes. Continue reading “Handbreak”