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Mavericks – The Blacktip Review

Mavericks is here and it’s free! Yes, Mavericks is free. Unbelievably free. Do we recommend upgrading? Well… let’s talk about that. It’s an amazing thing to have free software thrown at you. Nevertheless, let’s review all of the key components and features of OS X Mavericks and see if it makes sense for you to […]

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Blacktip Blog Returns

The Blacktip Blog is back It’s been quite some time, although we are returning to blogging and want to provide you with the latest updates in the field. Of the changes you will see with the new blog: A whole new look and feel. Yes, Blacktip has an all-new website thanks to our friends at […]

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Apple WWDC 2012 Announcement Analysis

Apple WWDC Announcements A little over a week ago, Apple made quite the splash with the following announcements (and some direct availability) of new products. Some of these include: An updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro line The all-new Next-Generation MacBook Pro The impending release of OS X Mountain Lion iOS 6 and all its […]

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Blacktip IT Services Interviewed for Channelpro

Central Florida Entrepreneur Featured on Cover of National Magazine Founder of Blacktip IT Services, Matthew Bookspan, shines in the limelight for his industry expertise Longwood, Fla., June 4, 2012 – Local entrepreneur Matthew Bookspan was showcased on the cover of the May 2012 issue of an influential industry magazine, ChannelPro. The Founder – or Chief […]

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Whole Disk Encryption, OS X Lion and Security

Whole Disk Encryption & OS X Lion First, this is an exciting feature of OS X Lion for business users. I have opined about this feature before in a previous post. However, let’s state the facts: whole disk encryption ensures business users that their data is more secure than in previous releases of the operating system. Second, […]

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OS X Lion arrives today

OS X Lion – Available for download or purchase Sometime today (probably after 9am ET), OS X Lion will be launched and available for downloading. This is a very exciting release, although as we have mentioned in our previous post about upgrading, we strongly recommend that business users wait at least 30 days before making […]

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QuickBooks for Mac and why everyone needs an IT budget

Yesterday, Intuit announced that it would not support QuickBooks for Mac v2009 or v2010 on Mac OS X Lion. Intuit had already announced that Quicken 2007 for Mac would also not be supported on OS X Lion, as Quicken requires Rosetta translation (being able to open older PowerPC apps on the Intel architecture), and OS […]

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iCloud, OS X Lion Server and Business

iCloud: Does it make sense for business? Depending upon the size of your business, iCloud could provide value. How so? First, let’s examine some facts about what iCloud is going to offer come the fall of 2011 (quoting from Apple): iCloud is so much more than a hard drive in the sky. It’s the effortless […]

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OS X Lion: when businesses should upgrade

OS X Lion will be a compelling upgrade… Although you should absolutely not upgrade until Apple releases OS X Lion 10.7.1 or later. Why? As a business, you need to consider not just the cost impact (see here), you also need to consider the timing of making such a big infrastructure change. Apple generally does […]

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OS X Lion upgrade: the real cost

Are you excited to upgrade to OS X Lion? When OS X Lion ships in July, there are many things to consider about the upgrade. Before we get into those considerations, let’s be clear: this is a very exciting release for both the desktop and the server. Many new features are available, some of which […]

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Snow Leopard Server Network Accounts: IT to IT

Editors note: this is a column in our IT to IT Series While recently implementing a new network from a switcher, our team came across a few items worth mentioning to those out there utilizing third-party software (Adobe, Parallels) and how they work with Snow Leopard Server Network Accounts. Part of the reason we are […]

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Daylite Mail Integration 2.5.4 available along with OS X 10.6.7

Yesterday, Apple released OS X 10.6.7, which provides a variety of fixes and security enhancements. You can read the release notes here and download the combo updater here. We do not recommend using Software Update to install this new version of OS X 10.6, as using the combo updater ensures all of your system files […]

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MobileMe & Daylite: Blacktip IT Services responds to Marketcircle

This week, Marketcircle recommended a solution on their blog for syncing MobileMe calendars. This post responds to their recommendation and why we don’t support it. In case you weren’t aware, MobileMe calendaring has changed its underlying technology to CalDAV. Sounds like a great techy term, right? To translate, this change from Apple makes it easier […]

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Daylite Touch 1.6.1 Released

Daylite Touch – Better than ever This week, Marketcircle released a new version of Daylite Touch that includes the following key update: Fixes inability to create phones, addresses, and links when editing objects on the iPad with iOS 4.3. You can read more about this release via the Marketcircle knowledge base article. We definitely recommend […]

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Connected Accounting Presentation

  Blacktip IT Services Presents: Connected Accounting & ERP for both Mac & PC Monday, March 21st, 2011 at 1:00pm, EST Outgrowing your existing accounting solution? Switching from PC to Mac? On Monday, March 21st, 2011 from 1:00pm –  1:30pm, EST you are invited to learn more about Connected Accounting & ERP software for Mac […]

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OS X Lion: Apple provides more details

This past Thursday, Apple provided more details about OS X Lion, due to be released this summer. The big items of note to any Apple Mac Business include the following: All New FileVault Keep all the data on your Mac even more secure with XTS-AES 128 data encryption at the disk level. Initial encryption is […]

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