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Case Study: Heelvixen.com eCommerce solution

There are many reasons that put MacWorks at the top of the industry but we’re going to focus on a single, important reason in this article: we are small business consultants who also run small businesses. March 1st marked the official launch of Heelvixen.com, a web-based business selling high heel shoes and boots.   The web store is owned and operated by our Client Services Manager, Chris Coughlin.  Chris and his developers worked on the software [...]

2017-08-28T22:38:18-04:00March 7th, 2012|Success Stories|

Mac Guest User Template Cookbook

Once you have finished customizing launch the Terminal.app (it's in the /Applications/Utilities folder). When entering the commands listed below please pretty please be very careful to watch for typos. Feel free to cut/paste. The Guest user is the low-man on the totem-pole. He doesn' t have permission to change anything outside his Home folder so first you need to switch users to your normal user admin account. In the terminal type what's in bold after [...]

2019-10-25T19:30:43-04:00February 4th, 2012|Guides|

Merry Christmas from MacWorks Inc.

In the spirit of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, the MacWorks team is pleased to share a Christmas tech miracle in poetic verse.  Enjoy. ‘Twas three days ‘til Christmas, while warm in the car I noticed my phone was not near… but far I poured out my bags right there on the seat Keyboards and hard drives and tools by my feet Alas, I found nothing, not even a clue My iPhone’s location was… somewhere, [...]

2017-08-28T22:51:09-04:00December 25th, 2011|General|

Studio No. 6 Featured in Inc. Magazine’s World’s Coolest Offices 2011

Congratulations to our friends at Studio No. 6 for their feature in Inc. Magazine! From flying frogs to sliding barn doors, the Studio No. 6 office is not your typical corporate setting. You will find no grey cubicle walls in this office! Here, you will find an open floor plan, moveable wall, hidden media center and unique tricks for housing both storage and work stations. Sound fun? Check out Inc. Magazine’s World’s Coolest Offices 2011 [...]

2016-11-01T21:28:03-04:00December 9th, 2011|Success Stories|

Willie the Bee Man Success Story

When Willie -- a.k.a. "Willie the Bee Man" -- first approached MacWorks, he had a stack of iPads for his employees in his bee removal business, located in Miami, Florida and Hill County, Texas. He heard that Marketcircle’s Daylite and Billings Pro work well between iOS and Mac -- and  could make his organization paperless if done properly. I had underestimated his definition of paperless until I saw the stacks of notebooks piling up on my first onsite visit. I [...]

2016-11-01T21:28:04-04:00December 5th, 2011|Success Stories|

Make all Apple Mail attachments an icon with terminal

For a long time now, we've been frustrated with Apple Mail's decision to show one-page attachments in their entirety (inline) when we're composing emails.  By default, Apple mail will only produce a thumbnail for the attachment if it's more than one page.  That gets very messy if we're sending several one-page attachments. One of our consultants, Pat O'Rourke, found a terminal command that will change the default behavior to produce an icon for every attachment. [...]

2017-08-28T22:20:48-04:00November 30th, 2011|Mac|

iTunes Match definitive answers – what is it, how do I use it and is it safe?

Apple has been a little vague on the features of iTunes Match.  Most of what we know came from the iCloud/Lion Keynote this past summer.  To complicate matters, the press has been stabbing in the dark to explain exactly what iTunes Match does since day one.  Now that it's out, we've had a chance to play with it and answer all of our nagging questions about the service.  We've determined it's definitely worth the $25. [...]

2017-08-28T22:39:47-04:00November 16th, 2011|Mac|

Adobe abandons Flash for mobile devices

I remember watching Steve Jobs sitting on a couch during the iPad's first keynote: people were legitimately shocked to see that it couldn't display a Flash ad as he browsed the internet during the demo.  Some people wrote it off as an unfinished product, ‘the final version will surely ship with Flash.’  When it didn't, the technology world threw a fit and called Apple closed-minded.  Pundits also believed Apple tried to cover up the lack [...]

2017-08-28T22:21:03-04:00November 10th, 2011|iPhone|