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  • The easy answer is "eventually, but not yet." There is a lot of great press about how El Capitan offers improved performance and stability.  Unfortunately upgrading is a contextual decision.  Unless you have some super urgent business need for some of the new features (and we don't mean you want to geek out and play), hold back. Like our previous warnings, new software, including new operating systems, always has bugs, especially when first released. Apple’s current annual release schedule means this has ...Read More »

  • The easy answer is "probably, but not yet." (And yes, you’ve heard us say this before…) Unless you have some super urgent business need for some of the new features (and we don't mean you want to geek out and play), hold back.  New software, including new operating systems, always has bugs, especially when first released.  Depending on the context of your mix of applications, plug-ins, and hardware accessories, your mileage will vary in terms of which bugs you experience. In ...Read More »

  • The easy answer is "probably, but not yet." Unless you have some super urgent business need for some of the new features (and we don't mean you want to geek out and play), hold back.  Like our recent warning about iOS 8, new software, including new operating systems, always has bugs, especially when first released.  Depending on the context of your mix of applications, plug-ins, and hardware accessories, your mileage will ...Read More »

  • With the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6+, also comes iOS 8, with Yosemite (Mac OS X v10) soon to follow.  As always, it is important to understand what this means for your business.  As usual, we are again recommending that you wait.  Why?  Because all technology is flawed, and any software version number that ends with a “0” (iOS 8.0) means that the general public hasn’t used it long enough to find the most often experienced bugs.   Not ...Read More »

  • We’ve received many calls inquiring about the new version of Apple MacOS, 10.9 Mavericks.  Your Mac computers may automatically offer to install the upgrade. This may be extremely tempting especially because, for the first time ever, the upgrade is free.  However, the decision to upgrade operating system software must be made with due consideration of the compatibility of all the applications. In order to ensure that your productivity is not interrupted, we strongly encourage you to avoid the Mavericks upgrade until ...Read More »

  • It has been an exciting week for iPhone and iPad users! With the launch announcement of the iPhone 4S and iOS 5, it’s important to understand what this means for your business. Remember our recommendation to hold off on the Lion update when it came out in July? Well, we have the same cautionary advice for iOS 5, as there’s going to be a number of compatibility issues that need to be addressed by the ...Read More »

  • Attention iMac owners: if you purchased your computer between May 2011 and July 2011, there seems to be a problem with the 1TB Seagate hard drives. The affected iMacs may fail under certain conditions, which means the computer could be rendered useless and all data may be lost. Here are all the highlights: The units affected are the iMac 21.5-inch and 27-inch; purchased between May 2011 and July 2011 1TB Seagate Hard Drive Good news: Apple’s hard drive replacement service is valid until July ...Read More »

  • As you are probably aware from all the news, the next release of Mac OS X Lion (10.7) is about to hit “store shelves” any day now.  But, as always, there are a lot of changes and therefore a lot of testing and compatibility issues that have to be ironed out by other software and hardware manufacturers.  In order to ensure that your productivity is not interrupted, we strongly encourage avoiding the Lion upgrade until you can ensure that your ...Read More »

  • Last year I tested the iPhone 3G, hated it, and returned it after two weeks.  After being a BlackBerry user for 2 years, there were too many things I had to give up if I wanted to make the move to the iPhone, and I just wasn’t going to do it.  Here we are 11 months, one hardware version and one software version later, with the iPhone 3GS, and the iPhone 3.0 software update, and I finally feel like Apple ...Read More »

  • With the impending release of Snow Leopard this Friday (August 28th), a lot of folks have been asking us if they can or should upgrade.  As usual, our answer is "it depends". Its New As with all software, if its version number ends in a "0", in this case 10.6.0, we recommend you wait.  This is not an "Apple-ism", this is true of all software.  Computer environments are so complex these days that it's simply not possible for the developers to test ...Read More »