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Guest Post :: Whole Disk Encryption & OS X Lion

With all the discussion about encryption and security, I asked Mac consultant (and MILO member), Matthew Bookspan, to write the following Guest Post, which I hope my readers enjoy and find helpful: Whole Disk Encryption & OS X Lion First, this is an exciting feature of OS X Lion for business users. I have opined… Continue Reading

MILO Chat Podcast, Vol. 19

Episode 19 of the MILO Chat Weekly podcast - “iOS 5 and OS X Lion” - is now live and ready for your enjoyment. In this episode, your hosts Ben Stevens and Finis Price discuss Apple’s big announcements at WWDC 2011, including iOS 5 and OS X Lion with our guest Randy Juip. Subscribe to this podcast using iTunes by clicking HERE. Download the podcast directly… Continue Reading

Guest Post :: Useful Mac Tips For Getting More Reading Done

The following guest post from Charles Sipe discusses "3 Useful Mac Tips For Getting More Reading Done": Reading is an essential task for keeping up with the latest trends and news in the constantly changing legal environment while also learning how to be more effective with the business side of the legal profession. However, busy schedules… Continue Reading

Guest Post :: Three Awesome Time-Saving Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

The following guest post is from Kenji Crosland, a writer for TeachStreet, a website that provides online and local classes including law classes and mac classes: If you want to get your Mac black belt, you’ve got to learn your keyboard shortcuts. Knowing how to use CMD + C, V, X, and sometimes Y is a… Continue Reading

How to Select Which Program Opens Which Types of Files

Has this ever happened to you? You click on a PDF file, wanting it to open in Preview, only to have it open in Acrobat instead (or vice versa). Fear not. The solution is quick and easy — of course, because you’re using a Mac. Select a PDF file Right click & select "Get Info"… Continue Reading

Guest Post :: Apple’s Innovations Towards Accessibility

The following is a Guest Post from broadband suppliers: There is a common thought among Windows users that Apple is more complicated and is only for techies. I was a Windows user for a long time until I got a chance to access one of my office’s Macbooks. It was an easy and friendly experience that… Continue Reading

Guest Post :: Why We Went Mac, and Have Never Looked Back (Part Two)

This is Part Two of "Why We Went Mac, and Have Never Looked Back….", a Guest Post by my friend, Randy Juip, which explains why his firm converted to Macs. If you want to read Part One of his Guest Post, which addressed their firm’s hardware considerations, click here. Otherwise, I hope that you enjoy Part Two: Software, Calendar,… Continue Reading

Steve Jobs Explains Apple’s Concerns About Flash

There has been a great deal of discussion and debate lately regarding the position that Apple has taken with regard to Adobe Flash. Steve Jobs posted an article yesterday which clearly sets out the basis for Apple’s decision not to allow Flash on iPhones, iPods, and iPads. He listed the following six reasons as the basis… Continue Reading

How to Set Default Column Size in Finder Windows Under Snow Leopard

I installed Snow Leopard shortly after its release, and overall I have really liked it. The one thing that has been driving me absolutely bonkers was the fact that now under Snow Leopard, Finder automatically resets its columns back to a narrow width. If I had hair, I would have been pulling it out over this quirk, but luckily… Continue Reading

Snow Leopard FAQs and Installation Guide

MacInTouch has posted a list of Frequently Asked Questions for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, which answers questions in the following topics: Requirements Purchase Install Miscellaneous Macworld has also published an article that explains everything that you need to know about installing Snow Leopard, including step-by-step instructions with illustrations. You can read that article by clicking… Continue Reading

The New York Times Review of Apple’s Snow Leopard

As I previously mentioned, Apple released its newest operating system, Snow Leopard, last Friday. The New York Times published its review, which included the following quotes: Apple’s release strategy is highly unorthodox: “Leopard, a k a Mac OS X 10.5, was already a great OS-virus-free, nag-free and not copy-protected. So instead of adding features for their… Continue Reading

Apple to Release Snow Leopard Ahead of Schedule

Apple announced yesterday that its newest operating system, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, will be released this Friday, August 28, 2009. This date is even earlier than expected, as Apple said several months ago when previewing its new features that Snow Leopard would ship in September. One of its major aims is to refine code in… Continue Reading

Why Are There No Viruses on Mac OS X?

As I’ve previously discussed many times, one of the (many) things that makes Mac OS X such a great operating system is its rock solid security. The ability to work without having to worry about viruses not only saves money, it also provides peace of mind. But did you ever wonder why there aren’t any viruses for… Continue Reading

WWDC Recap :: Snow Leopard Preview

Today, I conclude my look back at the big news items announced at Monday’s WWDC with a closer look at OS X 10.6, better known as Snow Leopard. Some of its key features include: The installation process has been streamlined – installing 45% faster and occuping 6 GB less space than Leopard Exposé is now integrated… Continue Reading

Ten Time Saving Tips for OS X 10.5

In the practice of law, time is money. The more time you save, the more money you can earn. Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) enables attorneys to practice more efficiently than ever before, and the following ten tips from Macworld can help you better utilize many of its features: Keep your workspace organized with Spaces … Continue Reading

Limited Praise for Mac OS X from ABA’s Law Technology Today

In his latest "Technology Update," Joe Kashi bemoans the current state of Microsoft’s operating systems, noting that Vista is "not hot," Windows 7 is "years away," and XP is "being killed off." In fact, he sounds like he’s "almost" ready to be a Mac convert, when he says Were I starting over and had no… Continue Reading

Mac OS X Leopard Update 10.5.2 Released

Yesterday afternoon, Apple released the second major update to its Leopard operating system. This download is fairly large and most of the key components in OS X are updated. However, it installed itself on my MacBook without any problems whatsoever (as expected). You can read a complete list of the updated items HERE. Source: "Apple… Continue Reading

The Mac Trojan Horse :: How to Avoid It & How to Cure It

I want my readers to be aware that there is a Mac security threat (called a "trojan horse") making its rounds across the internet. This malware, named the OSX.RSPlug.A Trojan Horse, is apparently associated with suggestive photos/videos of pop train-wreck Britney Spears. Please note that this is not virus — meaning that it can’t self-propagate… Continue Reading

Apple Plans Regular Future OS Updates

Steve Jobs announced that this Friday’s release of OS X Leopard will be only one of a series of upgrades that could continue for as long as a decade. “I’m quite pleased with the pace of new operating systems every 12 to 18 months for the foreseeable future,” he said. “We’ve put out major releases… Continue Reading

Leopard Release Date Announced

As you may have heard, Apple announced today that it is releasing its updated operating system, Leopard, on October 26, 2007. The upgrade boasts over 300 new features, and it will cost $129 for a single license or $199 for a family pack. Shipping is free and pre-orders will be delivered on October 26th. You… Continue Reading

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