Recently I retired by Apple Mac Pro (9 years old) and got me a Mac Mini. After migrating everything Mac Mini and upgrading the OS to the latest version of Mac OS X, I found few problems with my Mac mainly software incompatibilities.
(1) Microsoft Office license did not transfer. Ether I had to buy a new version or subscribe to Office 365. I have decided to use Pages, Numbers and Keynote instead.
(2) Final Cut Pro ... It's no longer working on El Capitan OS. I guess I have to start using iMovie.
(3) Apple Aperture does not work anymore. After few days of struggle, I have decided to move to Photos.
In a old days, hardware and software manufacturers are working hard to make sure the new is compatible with the old. But, it is not like that any more. You need to accept the changes and move on to the new (sometime better) solutions. It's a pain but in the long run, you will be happier adopting to the new technologies.
If you do not like the change, you should not upgrade your software especially your OS.
After the disaster at Fisher Plaza in Seattle back in 2009, PSPINC decided to build its redundant backup data center at HQ location. Those are the images we took from November 2009, 2 months after the disaster. This was a second data center we build not counting the Fisher Plaza.
How many small hosting companies like PSPINC do you know who design and build its own data center? We are committed to provide the best service possible to our customers.
I have been using my Mac Pro for over 8 years and it has served me well. There are many of you who are still using Windows XP or Windows 2000. They are very stable operating system and still work.
When do you know your PC or Mac is too old?
If they do what you need to do everyday, there is no reason to change them. But soon or later you will start realize some of the application programs you have in your PC or Mac stop upgrading. Like my Mac Pro, I cannot upgrade my MacOS beyond 10.7.5 because the hardware architecture does not allow me to do so. Windows user will feel that same way when you upgrade to the newest Windows, your computer stop working.
For security reason, you should have a latest OS and latest application programs. When your OS or App stop upgrading, you might want to consider replacing your hardware. Microsoft usually do better job supporting older hardware than Apple so your Windows PC usually will have longer life than your Apple.
Lastly, if your PC is upgrading but it runs slow, you should two things.
(1) Increase your RAM … Install or replace your PC's RAM (Memory) to the max.
(2) Replace your boot drive from a hard disk drive to solid state disk (SSD).
If you do this two things, you will increase your computer's speed by at least twice. As, for may Mac Pro … I did everything I could, but it's time to retire and replace.
PSPINC tests and supports Apple products with all PSPINC services.
If you are a Macintosh user and use Address Book, here is how you can export your contact information to CSV file format.
- Open Address Book
- Hight All Contact
- Open Numbers
- Drag Contacts from Address Book to Numbers
That's it. It's easy.
Letting an email account's mailbox get a little out of hand isn't good, and we've all done it at some point or other. Before the holidays get underway and more pressing end of year tasks get in the way, PSPINC would like to encourage you to take a few minutes to review the status of your own mailbox and take a few steps to maintain it if you aren't already doing so. Performing these simple tasks at the same time each month can help keep your mailbox lean and organized, along with helping you stay below your mail quota, if that is a concern. With PSPINC's DreamersI email service, users will receive a notice when their mailbox has almost reached its quota. Take the steps below to avoid ever seeing an account warning or losing email due to accounts being above capacity:
Empty your trash file. Many people neglect to do this, and not all email clients will do it for you. If your email client allows you to set a limit for how long it will store mail before deleting it from the server, review the settings and make sure it's set to do so.
Delete your Junk or Spam folder. If you're using a client that routes spam and junk mail to a separate folder and leaves it there, get in the habit of checking and emptying it every few weeks.
Archive your old email. Some people have a good reason to hold on to email going back years, but most do not. Most email clients will let you tailor an auto archive utility to allow different folders to be archived at different intervals, so if you need to keep client email for six months but you don't need to hold on to vendor inquiries, you can give those folders different settings that allow for different needs.
These three actions can drastically reduce the size of your mailbox. Organizing your email into separate folders instead of storing everything in the Inbox can help as well, but that is a more personal decision and an ongoing process, rather than a recurring task. Set up a recurring calendar event if you need a reminder to clear the cobwebs out of your email and start maintaining your mailbox today.
We have successfully deployed my latest updates and bug fixes to HopTile.com. Below is a list of what was deployed today, please let me know if you have any question about the following.
- Responsive editor
- Tablet support for editor (touch UI)
- Portal bug fixes
- Save functionality bug fix
- Other minor UI bug fixes
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Why should you operate your email using your own domain name?
Many people will not trust your business email (especially for the first time) if the email is sent from email account like Yahoo, Mail, Google, Your ISP …
Some ISP blocks email coming from free email accounts because they are also used by Spammers.
By having your own domain, people can trace the domain back to your business. That mens you exists. Domain name does not guarantee your existence but it is a very important first step to create your own existence in the cyberspace. You do not want to anonymous on the net if you are conducting business.
If you still do not have your own domain, and operating your email using your domain, contact us at PSPINC. We can explain more even if you don't use our service.
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