IBM is saving a minimum of $265 per Mac on average versus a comparable PC

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IBM just presented at JAMF conference. Last year they announced how the Macs were helping them cut the costs of their IT support. Read More about IBM’s initial findings. IBM has found that their total cost of ownership has improved with their switch to Mac. IBM is saving a minimum of $265 per mac on average versus a comparable PC. While the initial cost of the Mac is higher the easier roll out and management lowers the overall cost of ownership. Employees at IBM are now overwhelmingly choosing a Mac over other devices. Their over 217,000 devices are being supported by… Read moreIBM is saving a minimum of $265 per Mac on average versus a comparable PC

3 Common Security Problems Small Business Don’t Know They Have

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Here are three common security problems we see in our work and the strategies we use for keeping our clients’ networks safe. If you run your business on macs, you’ll want to read on.   Problem #1: Improper Network Setup from the Beginning It’s not uncommon for a business’ IT support to have been trained for work in a PC environment rather than a Mac environment. Therefore, the network solutions recommended are often improper for what a Mac-based business truly needs. We found this recently with a client that was having file permission issues, internet interruptions and whose emails wouldn’t… Read more3 Common Security Problems Small Business Don’t Know They Have

Adobe issues Flash Update to deal with major security issues.

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Dear Triad Mac Customers, Today Adobe issues a set of updates to fix security issues with Flash Player. Vulnerabilities were found that could allow someone to take control of a targeted computer through Flash Player. These updates have been released by adobe, to update your flash player you can go to adobe’s website at http://www.adobe.com/go/getflash. If you have a Mac you can also go to your System Preferences, then to Flash Player (normally in the bottom row) then click on Updates, then click Check Now to check for updates. If you are not sure if you have Flash you can… Read moreAdobe issues Flash Update to deal with major security issues.

macOS Sierra

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Apple today released MacOS Sierra. This new upgrade will work on 2009 or later MacBooks and iMacs, as well as 2010 or newer MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros, Mac Minis, and Mac Pros. Sierra brings a ton of new features including Siri to the Mac. When using iCloud you can now free up space easily by syncing your desktop and document files to your iCloud account. Not all software is compatible at the moment, we recommend you check with third parties like Adobe and Microsoft to make sure all of your software will work prior to upgrading. You can upgrade by… Read moremacOS Sierra

iOS 10

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iOS 10 is available September 13th. Messages will be revamped in iOS 10. New features will include animations like balloons, confetti or fireworks that can take over an entire screen to celebrate a special occasion, invisible ink to send a message which is only revealed after a friend swipes over it, and handwritten notes. iOS 10 will automatically suggest emojis that can replace a particular word in a message. Tapback is the new feature which let users respond with a simple tap. Apple is also opening up Messages to developers so they can create apps and other experiences within Messages… Read moreiOS 10

Apple Watch – Series 2

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The Apple Watch 2 is official, and it’s waterproof. Or swim-proof, at least. And it’s aiming right at the sports and fitness market. The second-generation model, which is officially called Apple Watch Series 2, adds a faster dual-core processor, improved graphics, a much brighter display, and GPS, which can be used to measure pace, distance and speed when running and biking. But the highlight feature will be the added waterproofing. The new model is water resistant up to 50 meters (164 feet) and can be worn while showering and even swimming. In fact, there are new swim modes designed to… Read moreApple Watch – Series 2

iPhone 7 & 7 Plus

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On September 7th, Apple had an event to announce some upcoming and exciting stuff. A lot of people have been anticipating a new iPhone and the arrival of iOS 10. Below is a recap of some things that have come out this week: There were few surprises. As expected, the phone was an iteration on the previous iPhone 6/6s, though with tidier antenna lines and camera bump. The only significant design change was two new colors, in the form of a high-gloss Jet Black and a matte black simply known as … Black. Also as expected, Apple removed the 3.5mm… Read moreiPhone 7 & 7 Plus

Changes are coming, September 20th. Are you ready?

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With macOS Sierra due very soon we wanted to shed some light on a few things that comes with any operating system update. While new operating systems bring a slew a great new features it also brings with it a changes. During every upgrade there are two major things al companies should keep in mind before they upgrade. 1. How will this upgrade effect our current workflow? 2. What security changes do we need to be aware of? As in every major change, workflows are going to be effected. Every year third party software manufacturer need to upgrade their software… Read moreChanges are coming, September 20th. Are you ready?

Don’t pay tons of money, use CloudSync instead.

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Without a backup, the average data recovery will cost a person over $1,000. That means if you have zero backups and your hard drive was to die, you will be paying $1,000 at least to get all your pictures, movies, games, apps, and documents recovered and restored. We have seen this happen more than we would like. This is why we offer a service called CloudSync. CloudSync backs up your important data without you thinking about it. For $7.95/month, you have 2TBs of backup storage for up to 8 computers. That is essentially 11 years worth of CloudSync for what a singe data recovery costs. It is a great deal and great… Read moreDon’t pay tons of money, use CloudSync instead.

Triad Mac Article

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Article in Forsyth Faimly Magazine by Vonda Henderson The Triad Mac team has been in business providing Apple support (at-home, repair, off-site backup, business IT, and new/used Macs) for over four years. They average about 150 repairs per month. They are Apple-certified specialists in training, repair, and technical support. As stated in their mission statement, “We care about educating, increasing productivity, and giving people peace of mind. We help you get the most out of your Apple technology.” At Triad Mac, looking out for the technical welfare of their customers is of upmost importance. Robert Phelps, President of Triad Mac,… Read moreTriad Mac Article