MacAtoZ is thrilled to introduce Dynee Medlock
as our new Apple Tech and web designer. Dynee (pronounced Danae) comes to us from Nidaba Design, a web design company she headed for several years. Her technical experience is extensive. She even knows Windows (though we're not holding that against her). In the past, she's worked as a Mac lab consultant, overseeing some 70 odd Macs. Today, she is an Apple Certified Support Professional and a member of the Apple Consultants Network.
Perhaps more importantly, Dynee is a "people person" who loves to solve problems. She's deeply interested and invested in helping people use technology to improve their lives. She has a degree in Mathematics from the University of Oregon. She and her husband Mike have two kids and live in Salem.
We could not be more excited to welcome Dynee to MacAtoZ. Feel free to contact Dynee at 503-507-0410 or shoot her a "welcome to the party" email at Dynee@MacAtoZ.com
Client highlight: "We Walked Across Their Graves"
We had the distinct honor of working on the recently published We Walked Across Their Graves: Vietnam 1967—The Que Son Valley:
"In 1967, John Strunk is a newly minted 19 year old Marine with a 10th grade education, little self-esteem and no particular understanding of what he is doing in Vietnam. His memoir is an unvarnished account of his personal experiences as part of a Marine Regiment, which over several months repeatedly clashed, buckle-to-buckle, with the 2nd North Vietnam Army 2nd Division, neither side willing to give up control of the strategic valley, no matter the cost."
This important first-person account of a soldier's Vietnam War experience provides an incredible insight into the realities of war, into what we asked of our young men, and into the personal costs of such endeavors. You can download a sample chapter or buy the eBook from Apple's iBooks
, or Look Inside or purchase Amazon's Kindle edition
We are about half way through the Sentinel beta test, and things look very promising for a full release either later this month or early next. We've changed a few things based on tester feedback, and we think we're on track to deliver to you an amazing service that will help keep your Mac(s) running, up-to-date, and secure. The burden of working on your Mac just so you can use it? It's about to get a lot lighter.
Thank you to everyone who has expressed interest. We're working as hard as we can to make sure that when we launch it will be a great experience. Stay tuned!
Although it just came out the other day with Apple's media event, iOS 8.2
has been running well in our limited testing. It adds support for the new Apple Watch and also features a number of stability enhancements and bug fixes. It's too early for us to recommend it—in fact we recommend waiting at least a week or so with every iOS upgrade—but things look promising.
On the Mac side of things, Yosemite sits at OS X 10.10.2. We continue to believe it "good enough" for most users' every day needs, but there's also no rush so long as you're already on 10.8 or 10.9. That said, Apple also put out a Security Update yesterday (check the Mac App Store's Updates section) and you'll want to do that as soon as you can.