How to decide between File Server or Cloud Storage

How to decide between File Server or Cloud Storage

Starting or growing a Business? We have helped heaps of people who are starting or growing a business and one of the questions we keep getting is “do I need a server?” and the answer is “it depends”. Yes, we know that is not the straight forward answer you were probably looking for and the reason is that every business has different needs, let me explain… Why choose a File Server? The main purpose of a file server is to store and share files with different users, therefore the more users and the more files you have and want to share, the…

Ridiculously cheap & easy way to speed up your old Mac!

Ridiculously cheap & easy way to speed up your old Mac!

Why is your Mac slow? Have you noticed that your Mac is taking a long time to start up or to even just wake up? What about opening a new app? Is everything just taking longer than expected? Read on to learn how to Speed up your Mac using an SSD. There are a few things that can make your computer slow, the most common one is a low amount of memory, the so-called “RAM” that everyone talks about. This memory is used by applications and computer processes, the more applications you have running, the more memory you use. In…

Can I run Windows on my Mac?

Can I run Windows on my Mac?

Yes you can, it is possible to run windows simultaneously with Mac (run Windows and Mac applications at the same time), this can be achieved using virtual machine software such as VMWare or Parallels or you can run Windows natively as a normal PC by using Bootcamp, it allows you to install windows on your Mac and you can choose to run Windows or Mac on startup.

Do I need a Mac to sync my iPhone/iPad?

Do I need a Mac to sync my iPhone/iPad?

No, you don’t need a Mac to sync your iPhone/iPad device, all you need is iTunes installed on your computer and apple provides a windows version. To download the latest version of iTunes go to iTunes.com

Should i buy a Mac or a Windows PC?

Should i buy a Mac or a Windows PC?

It depends on what you want to use if for, there are many applications that are common to both Mac and Windows systems, but there is also important applications that will only run on either one, for the general home user who uses his computer to access the internet, get mail, create documents, save pictures and music, a Mac is an ideal computer as it is a reliable, user friendly and not as prone to viruses.

How can I make things bigger (change resolution) on my Mac?

How can I make things bigger (change resolution) on my Mac?

To change resolution on your computer go to: system preferences displays select scaled select the resolution wanted

Can an application really make my computer run faster i.e. MacKeeper?

Can an application really make my computer run faster i.e. MacKeeper?

We do not recommend any of these types of applications, since from experience we have encountered more problems after they have been installed. It is best to perform some maintenance on your machine i.e. remove unwanted software, check for software or hardware issues and if required perform updates or upgrades. For further information on what real users have said regarding these applications, please read this forum http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=689232.

How does iCloud work?

How does iCloud work?

It is a service that apple provides for it’s users, it allows you to save your contacts, calendars, notes, and documents online, this means you can access them from anywhere at any time, and as you can access them from any of your apple devices whenever you make a change on one it syncs to all your other devices.

Can’t receive email?

Can’t receive email?

Check your internet connection, if the connection is on you might need to check your server settings.

My apple mighty mouse is not scrolling?

My apple mighty mouse is not scrolling?

This is the mouse that has a scroll ball on top, the most common reason for this happening is dirt, you need to clean it, to do this use a piece if paper, hold the mouse upside down and slide it across the paper rolling the scroll bar on it applying a bit of pressure, you will notice dirt will get stuck on the paper.

Can I increase the space available on my computer?

Can I increase the space available on my computer?

You can increase the available space by emptying the rubbish bin and removing unwanted files or applications, in case this does not frees up enough space you can upgrade your hard drive with a bigger one.

How do I backup my computer?

How do I backup my computer?

Connect an external USB drive and go to System Preferences and under system click on Time Machine and turn it on, you will be asked to select the disk you want to backup to, the drive may need to be formatted as a Mac OS Extended (Journaled), please note if a format is required all content on the drive will be erased.

My laptop won’t work unless it’s plugged in to the power?

My laptop won’t work unless it’s plugged in to the power?

Check your battery health from the battery icon on the top bar, it may need replacement if no try another charger.

My computer is running slow?

My computer is running slow?

Perform some maintenance on your machine ie remove unwanted software, check for software or hardware issues and if required perform updates or upgrades. Please do not install software that claims to speed up your computer, see user reviews of these applications on this forum http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=689232

Internet is not working?

Internet is not working?

Check if the internet light on your modem is on, if not, restart the modem; if it is on and you are connected via wireless, try turning Wi-Fi off and then on again.

Do Macs get viruses?

Do Macs get viruses?

Currently there is one known virus that affects Macs, it targets Bitcoin Wallets, if you don’t know what Bitcoin Wallets are then you don’t need to worry about this one, this virus spreads via ilegal copies of software so if you don’t install ilegal (pirate) software in your machine then you should be OK, also there are unwanted applications that affect the performance of your machine, ironically most of this applications claim to make your Mac faster, if you want your computer to run smoother a cleanup of unwanted apps and files might do the trick or you might also…