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How to Encrypt Your Mac With FileVault

What is FileVault? FileVault is a data encryption software that is included in all Apple computers (OS X 10.7 or higher). When FileVault is enabled, all the data on the computer is locked until a password is entered, meaning all data is safe from unauthorized users. Why Use FileVault? Enabling FileVault is a good protective measure to have in place,…

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Five Fast Shortcuts for Mac Users

Most great magic tricks rely on sleight of hand techniques.Wow your friends with a different kind of magic using these five fast shortcuts for Mac Users.  Quick CalculationsTired of searching through your applications folder to find your calculator? Guess what! You can do quick calculations via Spotlight. Click on your Spotlight icon (the little magnifier icon on the top right corner…

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50+ of the Best Tech Websites

A Collection of Some of the Best Tech Websites Writing a blog about tech? Trying to get the dish on the latest SF startups? Don't waste time hunting around the web, when we've already done the research for you. Here are 50+ of the best tech websites with all the info you need. Bookmark this page, so you don't have…

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DIY Laptop Repair

Ready to Try Your Hand at DIY Laptop Repair? When DIY laptop repair is your only option, try doing a little research before you take things into your own hands. LifeHacker.com has a number of great articles on ways you can improve your laptop’s performance. Here's our collection of some of the good ones. Laptop getting too hot for your…

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Gestural Control for Better Productivity

There's been a lot of buzz about motion-control software that lets you run your computer with physical gestures, swipes, hand motions and more. Clear for Mac has recently announced that they will be integrating Leap Motion technology and enabling gestural control of their popular productivity application. In theory, the Clear desktop experience will better reflect the phone app experience, thereby…

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Upcoming Bay Area Tech Events

It can be easy to get caught up in the daily grind and forget that when you live in the Bay Area, you have easy access to some of the greatest minds and most innovative projects in the global tech community. Indeed, we live amongst high achievers, and these folks want to share their information, get connected, and start great…

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Protect Yourself From the Mac Flashback Trojan

For all those who prefer Mac computers solely because they don't get viruses, the jig may be up. A piece of malware called the Flashback trojan has reportedly now infected up to 600,000 Macs across the globe. As reported on Gizmodo and CNET, there are a variety of ways to determine whether your Mac has the Flashback trojan, and to…

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Computer How-To Articles: Improving Your Computer’s Performance

How to Improve Your Computer's Performance Every so often, we like to take on a mini research project just for you. Today we'll be giving you a list of how-to articles and videos that will explain how to improve your computer's performance. Whether you're a Mac or a PC, there should be something here for you. If you don't find…

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What Do We Actually Do?

Technology Support for Bay Area Businesses Having been in the IT industry for a while, we're pretty accustomed to getting "the look" when we tell non-techies what we do. You know what we mean.  It can range from a quizzical squint of the eyes, to a complete glazing over, to a wild casting about for something else (anything else!) to…

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Find Out What’s Slowing Down Your Mac

You're Wondering Why Your Mac is Slow? If your Mac has been acting lethargic lately and you're tired of watching little spinning beach balls, you might have maxed out your computer's storage space. Don't slap your monitor! There are other solutions, and hope is in sight... While you're always welcome to call us for tech support, you might also try…

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