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Chrome, Word & PowerPoint crash after Mac OS X 10.8.5 Update

If Google Chrome, Microsoft Office 2011 applications like Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Outlook or other third party apps start crashing or hanging immediately at launch after upgrading your Mac to the new version of Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.8.5, there is a quick fix that can avoid troubleshooting. There appears to be an issue with the App Store update from 10.8.4 to 10.8.5 typically called a delta update. Downloading and running Apple's 10.8.5 Combo [...]

2017-08-28T22:12:53-06:00October 24th, 2013|Mac|

New Features in Daylite 4.3

The Daylite 4.3 update is another huge step forward for Marketcircle's business productivity software for Mac and Daylite Touch for the iPad and iPhone. The full list of feature additions and bug fixes is huge and can be viewed in the release notes. We've highlighted some the features that have been most sought after. A word of warning: the addition of forms in Daylite Touch is a big database change, so plan for a full team [...]

2017-08-28T23:27:12-06:00August 19th, 2013|Mac|

Daylite 4 Tutorials Available

Marketcircle has a growing series of tutorial videos now on their site to help get up to speed with Daylite 4. They also have a Vimeo channel you can follow to get alerts when new videos are added. Customize Daylite to Fit Your Business Working with Your Data This video is all about doing WORK. Logging calls, taking notes, scheduling appointments, searching, and generally managing your contacts. Customization Options in Preferences The key to making [...]

2017-08-28T23:27:03-06:00June 18th, 2012|Mac|

Daylite 4

Our partner Marketcircle released their newest version of the Daylite Productivity Suite dubbed Daylite 4. Many of the frequently requested features are now available in the newly updated suite. Changes to the interface, licensing, and integration have made using Daylite in a solo to multi-user environment even easier. This is due to the diligent efforts of the Marketcircle engineering team to completely redesign and rebuild the code. Using what they learned from previous Daylite versions and customer feedback this makes Daylite 4 a welcome edition.

2017-08-28T23:27:44-06:00May 30th, 2012|Mac|

Lion Server VPN and Windows 7

Configuring Windows 7 with your new Lion server can be a bit of a challenge for both novice and advanced users alike.  I’d like to take a few minutes to explain the procedure for connecting your Windows 7 machine with a Lion server via VPN. Follow closely, as there are many intricate steps during the configuration. Initial Configuration First, I recommend following the Macminicolo guide to get your Lion VPN up and running. Once the [...]

2017-08-28T22:34:14-06:00March 27th, 2012|Mac|

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. [...]

2017-08-28T22:20:48-06:00November 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. [...]

2017-08-28T22:39:47-06:00November 16th, 2011|Mac|

iVPN is a great substitute for Lion Server’s terrible VPN

If you've read through our blog at length, you'll know that we've had a difficult time getting Lion Server to allow VPN connections from PCs.  From modifying registry files to typing in terminal commands, we couldn't find an easy way to help our customers implement Snow-Leopard-era VPN features on Lion Server.  Unfortunately, Apple removed a lot of features from the GUI (graphical user interface), which makes it almost impossible for a normal user to enable [...]

2017-08-28T22:42:30-06:00November 7th, 2011|Mac|

Noob Talk – Backups and why you need them

Noob Talk is our series of tips, guides and explanations for the regular computer user.  If you're an IT person, these articles aren't for you.  But if you think every Apple computer is an iMac, this will probably help you understand a little more about the computer world.  Our Client Services Manager, Christopher Coughlin, writes the Noob Talk series. Why you should backup We need to know that someone has our back during a catastrophic computer failure. Whether [...]

2017-08-28T22:22:09-06:00November 3rd, 2011|Mac|