VMware Fusion 6 Professional vs. VMware Fusion 6

Which one is right for you? VMware has been overshadowed in the past by Parallels for running Windows virtual machines on the Mac OS, a mainly consumer market, consisting of home users. However VMware gained notoriety in the enterprise market for the past 15 years by providing professional level desktop and server virtualization software.  VMware’s focus is on providing virtualization tools ...

MacBook Pro 2013: New Features For Business Mac Users

  Rumors hint that Apple will release a new line of MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs as well as the new version of OS X Mavericks this fall.  Apple has remained tightlipped as usual regarding their new products however several sources in China and Korea have confirmed some aspects of the new hardware design on the MacBook Pros, expected to …

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Network VPN Connections

    A virtual private network (VPN) is a private network that spreads across a public network like the Internet. This private network allows specified computers to transfer data securely across shared or public networks. The VPN is established through a virtual point-to-point connection using dedicated connections and encryption. Virtual Private Networks are secure pipelines (typically encrypted) that can connect remote employees to central servers.  

OS X Mavericks How Will It Make Your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air More Power Efficient?

The release of OS X Mavericks is right around the corner.  This operating system will use new methods to improve even more, your Mac’s performance and battery life, which are two characteristics of Macs that people already know and love.  

Cloud Archive: What is it?

Understanding different types of cloud archiving and their benefits.     A cloud archiving service for your business data is important if you want to maintain long-term data retention as well as compliance and security standards in line with data regulations.       Some important factors to consider for a cloud archive back up are:   The data must …

How Will Apple Compete in the Enterprise IT Market?

Ryan Faas in a Computerworld article reports,  “The new edition of Apple’s new Mountain Lion Server platform is revolutionary in a lot of ways, not the least of which is the $19.99 price tag.”[1] Mountain Lion Server includes basic server functionality for the small to mid-size business (SMB) market:         File sharing Network printing Client backups Website hosting VPN …

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 …

New Apple Mac Pro

The New Mac Pros   Apple’s design engineers have gone against the status quo again with their rumored upcoming Mac Pro computer design.  As they usually do the engineers at Apple analyzed and evaluated all the hardware elements that make up a professional workstation computer.  These elements include: graphics, storage, expansion, processing power, and memory.   The new Mac Pros with …

MacBook Pros Can Boot From Media on SD Card Slots

MacBook Pros Can Boot From Media on SD Card Slots     According to Katie Marsal’s article in Apple Insider’s forums, Apple’s Non Retina Display MacBook Pros both the 13 inch and 15 inch have a SD (Secure Digital) card slot feature.  The SD card slots on the MacBook Pros are primarily for reading and writing media files to SD …

Solid-State Drive Best Practices On Mac OS

Solid-State Drive Best Practices On Mac OS     SSDs (solid-state drives) are being more widely used in consumer computers as their pricing falls and capacities increase.  Like most technology, prices of the solid state drives went down after a while; thank goodness! The Tech Report made a graph that shows the price per gigabyte (GB) of the most currently popular …