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posted in September 2009

BlackBerry For Mac Out Friday

9/30/2009
Research in Motion announced that native desktop software for managing the company's BlackBerry smartphones will be available as of this Friday, October 2, at 1 PM EDT. The software will bring Mac-based mobile workers the functionality that up til now they've needed to use a third-party app for.

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FileMaker Beefs Up Bento

9/29/2009
Version 3 of Bento, the "personal database" from FileMaker, adds features that make it a good choice for Mac-based small offices and midsize businesses with modest database needs. Its close integration with existing Mac tools means that getting up and running is relatively easy.

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Mac Security A Myth? Really?

9/28/2009
As the launch date for Windows 7 approaches, more and more articles about flaws in Mac security are hitting the Web. Should Mac-based businesses be worried?

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Document Imaging, 90 Percent Off

9/24/2009
Document Imaging Solutions, Inc., is making 50 copies of its DIS-Imaging Enterprise Edition, which normally sells for $26,000, available for $2,400 -- a discount of more than 90 percent. The offer is limited in time and number of sales, though.

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Students (Your Future Employees) Like Macs

9/11/2009
According to a survey touted by Windows-on-Mac vendor Parallels, 36% of undergraduates plan to purchase a Mac, and many of them plan to run Windows software on it. SMBs might want to consider planning to accommodate such flexible platform choices in making their IT decisions -- after all, these students will be in the workforce within five years.

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Adventures with Snow Leopard

9/7/2009
Based on my experience, businesses should not be afraid to upgrade to Snow Leopard. But they should be prepared to deal with a few cleanup tasks, so they shouldn't do it on deadline and should work out any kinks on a non-mission-critical machine first.

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