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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New Safari 4 Beta

The new Apple Safari 4.0 Browser BETA is out. Remember this is a Beta Release so it will not be perfect and may contain glitches. Download at you own risk.

Link is below.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Apple Care

I am not one of those people who believes I need to buy an extended warranty for every electronic device I buy. However when it comes to Apple Computers like the iMac, MacPro, MacBook, and MacBook Pro, it is in your and your wallet's best interest to buy the Apple Care Warranty. You have the complete protection you need to continue using your computer for at least 3 years without the worry of an expensive repair. Remember batteries are not covered under the Apple Care EXTENDED Warranty.

Also if you are not going to keep the computer for the full three years, make sure you trade it or sell it before the Apple Care Warranty expires. That way the new owner will have some protection until the Warranty Expires.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

TurboTax for Mac 2008

If you own a PowerMac G4 Apple Computer, there appears to be a bug in TurboTax 2008. I have tried to use it on three different model PowerMac G4 machines and it crashed each time I tried to create a new file. It did not crash on three Intel Chip Apple Computers.

Doing taxes just got more frustrating for some of us :-(.

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Apple Warranty Status

To check the warranty status of your Apple Computer go to:

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Mac OS X Tip

Do you need to take a screen shot of your Desktop? Here is the key combination.

Press and hold the Shift Key + Command (Apple) Key, while holding those keys press the number 3. Shift+Command then press number 3. This will create a .png file on your Desktop.

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

New MacBook Pro 17 inch (Apple News)

Apple has delayed shipment of their new MacBook Pro 17 inch laptop. According to Apple sources they needed a little more time to finish up with the laptop. The laptops should be shipping sometime in the middle of February 2009.

For those of you who do not want the new glossy screen. Apple has an $50 option for an anti-glare display.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Apple Warranty

I went to the Apple Store the other day and they told me that if someone has a part replaced in a computer that is not under warranty; the part will only have a 90 day warranty. One of my clients had a hard drive replaced in March 2008. The hard drive failed in Februay 2009, but is no longer under warranty because he got it from Apple. If the client bought the drive from Best Buy or Office Depot, it would still be under warranty. Apple should revisit their warranty policy, because what good is a 90 day warranty for a $900 part repair?

What do you think?

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

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