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September 21st, 2018

Every single day my staff and I battle criminals, enemy agents, malware, and wackadoodle ex’s from compromising your security and privacy. I think we do an excellent job of it. There is, however, a limit as to how much we can do. One of those limits just hit you and me, and in a way that can deeply and profoundly chan...

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Q: How do I perform directory repair on macOS?

August 31st, 2018

A: Properly repairing the macOS directory isn't quite as easy today as it was in previous systems, but still doable by the end user. First, let's discover what is a directory. We can think of a computer storage device (hard drive, flash drive, solid state drive, thumb drive, etc.) as the digital equivalent of a book. D...

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Q&A

Q: How can I permanently delete all of my work emails?

August 28th, 2018

A: Without knowing the details of your email server, a definitive answer isn’t available. But here are some issues to think about: You do not “own” your work mail. Your employer does. If you permanently delete work mail, this very likely has legal implications that you would not want to deal with. If your work has pro...

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MacBook Pro

Q: Is MacBook Pro worth buying in 2018?

August 28th, 2018

A: First, although my career has been dominated by Mac, my organization also supports Chrome, Linux, and Windows. This is to say I don’t have a dog in this race. COST People that point out that Mac’s are significantly more expensive than PC’s are comparing (literally) Apples to oranges. Comparing a BMW to a Yugo. There...

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My Technology OMG! Moment

August 7th, 2018

Years back, Business Week magazine published a study on what personal computer IT upgrade provides the biggest return on investment. Issues such as faster cpu, more RAM, larger storage (they didn't have "faster" storage back then as we do now with SSD and Flash drives), and monitor size were evaluated. The study prompt...

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New, Best-In-Class Network Equipment For Sale

July 23rd, 2018

New, Best-In-Class Network Equipment For Sale MintzIT is clearing out our stock of new, best-in-class network equipment at great discounts. Asus RP-AC68U AC1900 Wireless Access Point New, never opened. 2 available. Currently selling on Amazon for $223 plus $21 shipping. Specs MintzIT Price: $175 plus $20 shipping. U...

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Practical Paranoia macOS 10.13

Practical Paranoia macOS 10.13 1-Day Workshop

January 23rd, 2018

Practical Paranoia macOS 10.13 1-Day Workshop with Marc Mintz Secure your Mac OS 10.13 computer from malware, criminals, snoops, and the whackadoodle ex. Concerned about being hacked? Your identity stolen? Your precious data stolen or encrypted? You should be. Hacking is a billion-dollar enterprise and everyone is a po...

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Q&A

How can I convert my MacBook into a dedicated server?

January 2nd, 2018

What are you looking for your server to do? For just under $20 you can get Apples server app, which gives you DNS, DHCP, mail, print, ftp, vpn, file, netinstall, netboot, network user accounts, and more (not that you can run all services concurrently on a laptop - ram and cpu resources come into play.) There are 3rd-pa...

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