Parallels 10 vs Fusion 7 vs VirtualBox4

Apple switched to using Intel processors in 2006, and since then, users have been able to run Windows on Mac hardware. Prior to switching from the PowerPC architecture to Intel, Macs running Windows required software emulators for Intel processors resulting in slow computer functionality. Since this change to using Intel processors Mac hardware can boot directly into Windows using Bootcamp, …

Problems with the OS X Yosemite Update and How to Fix Them

Apple’s new operating system, Yosemite, offers Mac users many benefits and new features. However this recent, new OS upgrade has been causing strange bugs and quirks in the software. We will discuss some of the most common problems as well as some simple tricks you can try to fix them.  

Cyber Threat Increase During Holidays

Tis the Season for Heightened Cyber Criminal Activity: Tips on How You Can Protect Your Data

  The holidays are key times for cyber-criminals to exploit the risky behaviors of unaware Internet users. According to an annual survey conducted by Deloitte Consulting, more people than ever before are planning to buy their Christmas presents from an online source this year.  As such a growing number of services for online shopping are offered on these platforms and …

iComputer Mac and PC Repair and IT Support at Thrive in Cherry Creek

      Open February 18th 2014 iComputer is delighted to announce that we will be opening a second location with our friends at Thrive Community in Cherry Creek Denver.  Thrive is a newly renovated   business workspace for professionals and entrepreneurs.  Thrive’s sleek and modern   business center and shared office at 201 Milwaukee Street in Denver is the perfect backdrop …

Apple (Mac OS X) FBI Moneypack Cyber Department Ransomware Virus – Steps to Remove All Signs of This Virus

    You’ve been accused of viewing prohibited pornographic content or crimes involving copyright laws and now you need to pay $300 or more to “unlock” your Mac.     This is a new type of malicious, ransomware virus that has been targeting Apple / Mac OS X users.  Ransomware is a new type of dangerous malware that can block access to …

Troubleshooting Hard Wired and Wireless Network Connectivity in Windows 7 and 8 Part 1

If you are having network connectivity issues in Windows there could be a variety of reasons why. Here are some common issues you can check that can cause these problems:       Make sure your wireless network adapter switch on your laptop or desktop is enabled and turned on Network security key or password problems – verify the password …

OS X Server Installation and Set Up

How Do I Know If I need OS X Server?   Lion Server comes with many different features, including: File Sharing→   Max OSX Server allows members of your group to exchange files, share folders, and access documents on a Mac, Apple’s iPad, or a PC. Mac’s OS X Server supports UNIX permissions and access control lists (ACLs), allowing for …

Mountain Lion Password Reset Bug

If you upgrade to 10.8 or Mountain Lion, make sure you watch for the “automatic password at login” check box.  Mountain Lion requires that you have a password on your Mac, however if you did not set one prior to the Mountain Lion upgrade and you miss the step of making sure the “automatic password at login box” is unchecked …

How To Keep Your Mac Running Lean, Clean, and Problem Free

  Here are several suggestions on how to keep your Mac running clean. Start with deleting any unnecessary apps that are launched when you startup your computer.   However if you are unsure if an app is important it is best to do the research before deleting it. You can delete start up items by the following these instructions: