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30
JUN
2014

How to use your email – Infographic

We wanted to share with you some rules on how to use your email. Check out the infographic below with our top 10 tips for how to use your email. It’s perfectly designed to be printed to so you can keep a copy taped to your desk! These rules apply for both for Mac Mail and...
05
MAR
2014
to the cloud!

Am I in the Cloud?

The concept of the “Cloud” is a very confusing one. There are so many different interpretations of the cloud, so todays post is about explaining the different cloud options that are out there. When discussing the cloud, the only thing they all have in common is that...
30
JAN
2014

App Nap in 10.9 slowing down designers

With the release of OS X 10.9, Mavericks, Apple introduced a new technology called App Nap. From Apple’s support page on Activity Monitor here is a snippet of the description of App Nap: “App Nap allows supported apps to consume very little energy when they are open...
17
OCT
2013

Which Backup drive should you get?

After our last post, our clients really wanted more details on which backup drive would be best for them. While we linked this Seagate drive, there are other options out there. First thing you need to consider is how big your hard drive is. To do this, click the Macintosh HD...
16
AUG
2013

Why YOU need multiple backups

Today’s post is about backups. I can’t count how many times I’ve gone to see new clients to find out they either don’t have a backup system or have one and just don’t use it. Backing up isn’t a new concept, so why in 2013 are there still people...
09
MAY
2013

Keep your inbox clean…seriously!

Lately we’ve seen a trend amongst higher level employees at companies – they keep every e-mail in their inbox! When we ask them why, their response most of the time was “I need to access old e-mails frequently”. This theory is quickly disproved by showing...
30
APR
2013

Desktop Clutter is a no no!

While we typically don’t write about clients, we at Virtua Computers have detected a phenomenon amongst busy users lately. The Messy Desktop Understandable everyone today is “busy”. People need access to their files so quickly they put it in the most convenient...
18
APR
2012

Update to Why Clients should run their own Software Updates #security

So more news about the Flashback tool. Thanks to the Java update by Apple, and the the Flashback removal tool (available by multiple sources), the 600,000 clients who have been infected are down to less than 100,000 in about 8 days. Dear 100,000 people still infected: You know...
17
APR
2012

Why you should run Software Updates not just wait for your consultant #security

So many clients hate running Software Updates. I have to admit there have been maybe two bad Software Updates since I’ve been doing consulting professionally, but that being said clients should run their own Software Updates. Here’s why: NOTE: I use the word...