In this issue: MacAtoZ talks Privacy & Security; MacAtoZ announces Image Restoration; Tip O' the Day
April 2013 MSS Newsletter

MacAtoZ talks Privacy & Security

In recent months, we've highlighted the security issues inherent in Java and Adobe Flash. Online privacy and security extends far beyond those two technologies, however, and it's become increasing difficult to keep your personal information both private and secure.

Tomorrow night, Ty Davison of MacAtoZ LLC, will be giving a presentation on Privacy & Security at the general meeting of the Salem Macintosh Users Group (SMUG). The meeting starts at 7 PM at Comfort Suites on Hawthorne Avenue in Salem, Oregon. Visitors are welcome—if you're not already a SMUG member—and the annual cost of a SMUG membership is only $25 per year per family. 

We will hope to see you there!

MacAtoZ announces Image Restoration

Do you have an old, precious photo faded by time or perhaps scratched or otherwise marred? How long will it be until those memories are lost? They don't have to be. With a little work from our digital arts specialist, your photos can be restored to their former glory, preserved for future generations. See an example of what we mean here:

The restoration cost varies by the amount of work necessary to restore an image, so you'll want to contact us for an individualized quote. Call 503-507-0410 or email We'd love the opportunity to help preserve your photographic treasures.


Tip o' the Day

If you're browsing the web and suddenly start seeing "Missing Plug-In" notices on various sites, Adobe has likely issued an update an Adobe Flash, and your plug-in is not up-to-date. Apple runs a system called XProtect which blocks old, vulnerable version of Flash from running, and while XProtect will block other out-of-date plug-ins as well, Flash is the most common. To update Flash, go to System Preferences > Flash Player and check for updates under the Advanced tab. If Adobe Flash is up-to-date and you still receive "Missing Plug-In" notices, some other plug-in is likely being blocked because it's not up-to-date. 

If you need assistance with this or any other Apple-related technology, please call MacAtoZ at 503-507-0410. We'd be thrilled to help. 
Apple Consultants Network
MacAtoZ LLC provides technical support, upgrade, installation, networking, training and tutoring, web design and hosting, and remote support services for Apple products like Macintosh computers, iPhones, iPods, and iPads. Ty Davison, our senior technician, is the only Apple-certified, Apple Consultants Network member in Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley.

MacAtoZ also provides Social Networking consulting services, providing help to individuals and small businesses with FaceBook, Twitter, Tumblr, and more. 

MacAtoZ has been providing computer services for clients in the Salem area since 2006 (and since 1999 as Our technicians are certified by Apple and carry $1 million in business liability insurance. We frequently present and are well-known at the Salem Macintosh Users Group (SMUG). You can count on us.

At $96 an hour, MacAtoZ offers one of the lowest certified on-site rates in Oregon. Our innovative remote support program, the MacAtoZ Service Suite (MSS), also provides a wide-range of remote support features at incredibly low-prices.

If you're looking to save money on Apple and Apple-related products, check out our MacAtoZ Online Store. (If you're looking for computer memory, we sell that directly.)


Quick Links

MacAtoZ LLC: The main company web site. You can find information about products and services as well as advice here. 

MacAtoZ Online Store: Get recommendations on various Apple-related products. Ordering and order fulfillment by Amazon. 

MacAtoZ Support: Download the latest version of Mac HelpMate here.

Salem Mac Users Group: Salem, Oregon-area Macintosh and Apple gear enthusiasts. Meets monthly. Visitors welcome!

Apple Consultants Network: If you need help, entrust your computer and your data to professionals. 
Click through to Apple's Mac App Store. Use these links and buy anything—not just Mountain Lion—and we get a small commission.
Buy Music, TV shows, movies, and more at Apple's iTunes Store. Use the above link and we get a small commission. 
Read Apple eBooks (or ePub format books) on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. With Apple's iBooks Store, best sellers are just a few clicks (or taps) away.
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