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Malware on my Mac? Noooooo!

Hi Mac Users, Looking at my news sites today, I came across the Mac community all abuzz about a piece of malware that can infect your Mac. I thought I would share some links with you to keep you informed. Security Bulletin from Intego TUAW (The Unofficial Apple...

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We Love Dogs & Cats!

Mac-O-Rama sponsors SPCA app that helps more Northern Nevada pets find loving homes! Jason, Alicia and Juliann from Mac-O-Rama presented a $2500 donation to the Northern Nevada SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) during their annual telethon! The...

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Recycling resolution

Today on NPR, Terry Gross was talking to Jim Puckett, the executive director of the Basal Action Network, which monitors electronic waste around the world. By the end of the car ride to the store, I was practically in tears. Puckett described horrible working...

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A little gift from Mac-O-Rama!

We've been getting a lot of requests for classes, so we're getting ready to launch some new courses in 2011! We'll be posting more information shortly. To thank our newsletter subscribers, we're offering some great training videos FREE on our website. If you love...

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Do good things with your old iStuff

Mac-O-Rama is collecting and resetting iPhones, iPads, iPods for Different Iz Good. The organization provides a device and special apps that allow communication disabled children to regain their voices: http://differentizgood.org/gift-a-voice/ Check it out, and if you...

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Which iMac is best for the power user?

Question from Ronald: I'm having trouble deciding which iMac I should get. I run Adobe Photoshop and will need everything to run smoothly. A colleague of mine said that Quad Core 2.93Ghz Core i7 will not run faster than the 3.60GHz Intel Core i5 on most programs....

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Another reason to stop smoking…

Bernie asks: Recently I was told by a Genius that my smoky Mac was "abused". I was kind of offended. Why did he say that? Jason answers: Believe it or not cigarette smoke can actually kill your computer!  Studies from several sources show that 80% of data loss on a...

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The Parallels conundrum

Question from Judy: I'm a struggling user of Parallels and Windows XP for a couple of business programs that STILL aren't available on my Mac.  Recently I downloaded the recommended by Parallels security utility.  Immediately after I couldn't get on-line on the...

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Redo wedding videos in Final Cut Studio

Question: So my problem is that a lousy videographer recorded my wedding video and gave me a tacky DVD. I want to be able to download the DVD so I can edit it on Final Cut Studio. The problem is that I don't know how. I tried 'mactheripper' but it gave me a mpg and it...

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Which printers work with AirPrint?

Question from Billy: What printers work with the new iOS 4.2 update? Can I just buy any bluetooth printer or does it use something more specific? Jason answers: Hi Billy! There are only a handful of printers that work with Apple's AirPrint. The list is at Apple's...

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Where does Entourage keep my data?

Question from "S": My email accounts are all on a POP server (do not want to go with 'gmail' because of Google's propensity for collecting & storing personal information) and I use Entourage.  Thus, I sometimes need to take a copy of my Entourage-stored contacts...

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Apple Announces New MacBook Air, Mac OS X Lion

Today Apple announced cutting edge MacBooks which feature flash storage, up to 7 hours of battery life, high resolution displays, giant multi-touch trackpad in a 13 inch and 11 inch size. Call us to order one today. Even more exciting are some of the new features in...

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