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Increasing the Speed of an Old Mac

SSD stands for Solid State Drive.  It is a similar technology used in USB flash drives, iPhones and iPads.  It is a technology that has been around for a while in different forms but in 2009 SSDs were released for consumer usage as hard drives.  While the SSDs were...

Keeping Track of Passwords

Do you have trouble keeping track of all of the passwords required by websites, banks, computer and devices? If so, you’re definitely not alone. At the MacSpa, we spend more time helping our customers remember and reset their passwords than any other single issue. In...

Recommended Apps

Over the years, we have discovered, used, and recommended various applications to our clients to improve their digital lives. Here are our top picks! 1Password Keep track of all your passwords across all devices, and generate secure passwords. Never lose a password...

The Future of Moviemaking is Here!

Did you watch this year’s Academy Awards (Oscars)? If so, you may have seen the debut of Apple’s new iPad moviemaking commercial featuring commentary by Martin Scorsese (see below). This commercial not only features students using iPads to create movies, the entire...

Is your data backed up?

I broach this subject again as we continue to see numerous incidents of lost data by clients who either did not have a backup or thought they were backing up, but it turns out they were not. It’s always a tragic story. Imagine losing family photos, important...

Yosemite: the good, the bad, and the ugly

We’ve been observing and navigating our way through all the aspects of the latest Mac OS, which is free for download now on the Apple App Store.   First, the good, beginning with aesthetics. The first thing you notice is a cleaner and brighter appearance. The...
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