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April 2019 Updates

Date: May 2, 2019 Comments: 0

In April, Apple had their big Showtime event where they not only unveiled Apple News+ and Apple TV+, but more importantly to us, they released software updates for the macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. As always these improvements are for the protection of Apple’s customers. i,e, you!

Keeping your software up to date is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your Apple product’s security.

Call MACximize and we’ll help improve and protect all your Apple stuff. A little MACximize Maintenance could help all that ails your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Your Mac will thank you!

New iMacs & iPads

Date: March 19, 2019 Comments: 0

Big news for those of you who’ve been really patient. If you’ve been waiting for a new iPad Air, iPad Mini, or an iMac – guess what? Apple just released new products! It’s been almost 2 years since an iMac update, and 3.5 years since the iPad Mini and iPad Air were updated. But they’re out now, and better than ever.

Are you interested? Give us a call @ 212.330.6789. I’ll help you make the right decision.

And if it’s been a while since your last check up, call MACximize — a little MACximize Maintenance could help all that ails your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Your Mac will thank you!

And please don’t keep us a secret — tell your friends! 😀

🎉 Happy 🍾 New 🌟 Year 🍸 2019!🎉

Date: January 3, 2019 Comments: 0

We at MACximize Consulting wish you a happy, healthy & prosperous 2019. We also wish you a year of safe computing, free from malware and password hacking.

Perhaps now is the time to get your passwords in order and more secure? We recommend a password manager like 1Password. Call us to get your new year off to the right start with a 1Password installation and training session.

2019 is going to be a year full of tech revelations. Be secure in knowing that all your Apple devices are protected and running as fast as possible. MACximize can help protect anyone — even remotely!

How would you like to save $100 off your next MACximize Consulting visit?

Well, for every new person or company that you refer to MACximize, we will credit you $100 off your next appointment. (See terms below) Just have them call us at 212.330.6789 and mention your name.

Happy computing in 2019!

David Sternlicht
President, MACximize Consulting™
 NYC Apple Champion
(212) 330-6789

Terms: Here’s the fine print. The $100 will be credited to your next MACximize visit of 2-hours or more after your referral has their first MACximize visit of 2-hours or more. There is no limit on the number of referrals, but all credits must be used by June 30, 2019.

Hackers & Updates – Fall 2018

Date: October 1, 2018 Comments: 0

Facebook announced a major new security breach on Friday — hackers were able to control millions of accounts. Approximately 90 million people will have to re-log back in to Facebook or into any apps that rely on their Facebook login. (

MACximize can help protect you in only 24 minutes! Remotely!!!

Give us a call. We will remote into your Mac, change your password, check what devices are using your Facebook password, and turn on two-factor authentication.

There are even more steps that we can do to help ensure that your devices are safe. Keep your passwords unique, organized and easy to access, by using a password-management app like 1Password. Update your devices with the latest operating system and have MACximize Maintenance.

Don’t be vulnerable, but don’t let the Facebook hacking overwhelm you. Let MACximize be your guide. Call us — a little MACximize Maintenance could help all that ails your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Your Mac will thank you!

And please don’t keep us a secret — tell your friends! 😀

WWDC 2018 & macOS 10.14 Mojave

Date: June 6, 2018 Comments: 0

June means the beginning of summer. The end of school. The start of camp — yay! But for the Mac faithful it’s WWDC — Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. Apple has announced it’s software plans for iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

If you want all the yummy details, check out

I do want to alert you to the system requirements of the new iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 Mojave. The good news is that if your iPhone is already running the latest iOS 11, you can run iOS 12. But for Macs, Mojave will be bringing new and powerful features and older Macs may be unable to take advantage of 10.14.

Here’s a list of compatible computers (you can go to About This Mac, under the Apple Menu to see what Mac you have):

MacBook (Early 2015 or later)
MacBook Air (Mid-2012 or later)
MacBook Pro (Mid-2012 or later)
Mac mini (Late 2012 or later)
iMac (Late 2012 or later)
iMac Pro (all models)
Mac Pro (Late 2013)
Mac Pro (2010 or later with Metal-compatible GPU)

So if you have a Mac that’s not on this list, start saving your nickels, because it’s time to upgrade to a new Mac! You’ve got time; Apple usually releases the new systems in October. Do start thinking about your migration. What new Mac should you buy? Is your backup in place and working so we can transfer your files seamlessly? Are your old files corrupted with malware? (We don’t want to transfer problems from an old Mac to a brand new one!) Do you have old printers and external drives that won’t work with a new Mac?

MACximize is here to help you navigate this whole process. We make it easy, so don’t stress. Call us and we’ll get you set up and ready for macOS 10.14 Mojave.

And don’t worry if you’re not in New York City. We connect to clients remotely all over the world!

One more thing… Don’t trust anyone whom you don’t know personally who calls or emails you about ‘problems’ on your Mac even if they say they are “Apple.” They are trying to scam you! Only trust someone you know and love like MACximize to check your Mac, iPhone, iPad & Apple TV, and update your software.

Call MACximize @ 212.330.6789.

And please don’t keep us a secret — tell your friends! 😀

The New Systems Are Here! The New Systems Are Here!

Date: September 27, 2017 Comments: 0

If I can paraphrase Steve Martin’s “The Jerk,” — “The new Systems are here! The new Systems are here!” And if you’re as excited as I am, you’re going to want to have MACximize properly backup your current OS and carefully upgrade your devices to iOS 11 on your iPhone and iPad, and macOS 10.13 High Sierra on your Macs.

The new systems are faster and have essential security updates that you won’t want to miss! Are you eligible for these new updates? If you have an iPhone 5s or newer, an iPad Air or newer, or an iPad Mini 2 or newer, you win! And if your Mac can run Sierra, then High Sierra was made for you.

As with any upgrade there are potential pitfalls. Some old software is no longer supported; abandoned apps have reached their end-of-life. And if these are essential to you, then you’ll need new solutions or you may have to stay with the operating system that you have. But give us a call or drop us an email — that’s what MACximize is here for. We’ll help you figure it out.

And if your stuff is just not working up to speed, you know what that means? Time to call MACximize. We can get your devices synching properly, working faster, and if necessary recommend the next best, newest Apple replacement for your everyday needs.

Remember, a little MACximize Maintenance could be the difference between security and losing your data on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad or worse – ransomware or identity theft!

And please don’t keep us a secret — tell your friends! 😀

WannaCry Ransomware – What To Do?

Date: May 15, 2017 Comments: 0

You may have heard about the virus WannaCry Ransomware which locks up the files on your computer and encrypts them in a way that you cannot access them anymore. And worst of all, there is NO FIX. Security experts warn that it exploits vulnerabilities in older Windows operating systems, including Windows XP, so many of you have nothing to worry about.

But what should you do? Prevention is the best defense. MACximize is ready to help you update your software with the latest security patches. We can also configure an automatic backup like Time Machine; this is essential. As always, remain extremely careful about opening any email attachments, from known or unknown sources. And call MACximize immediately if you suspect an infection or ransomware is detected.

Remember, a little MACximize Maintenance could be the difference between security and losing your data on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad or worse – ransomware or identity theft!

And please don’t keep us a secret — tell your friends! 😀

From the NYTimes: With Claims of C.I.A. Hacking, How to Protect Your Devices

Date: March 9, 2017 Comments: 0

With this week’s revelation that our devices may be insecure, I would like to recommend reading this NYTimes article. NYT: How to Protect Your Devices

Here are some highlights:

For iPhone and iPad users: Make sure to be running the latest operating system, iOS 10. Apple said on Tuesday that many of the security issues described in the WikiLeaks documents had already been patched in the latest version of its software and that it was working to address remaining vulnerabilities.

Not all Apple devices can get the latest operating system. Apple’s iOS 10 is compatible with iPhones as far back as the iPhone 5 released in 2012, and with iPads as old as the iPad Air and iPad Mini 2 released in 2013. If you are using anything older than those, it’s a good time to buy a new device for the stronger security.

For Routers: It is wise for everyone to regularly check routers for so-called firmware updates to make sure they get the latest security enhancements. Have MACximize download and install the latest firmware.

For Apple computers: Have MACximize install the latest operating system updates … And as always, stay on guard for suspicious websites that may be serving malware.

And as always, please call MACximize to help you protect and MACximize Your Macs!

Are you affected by the Yahoo breach?

Date: September 22, 2016 Comments: 0

Check out this video if you are affected by the Yahoo breach. Also, check out these New York Times tips.

NYT Tips

What is your iPhone telling your rental car?

Date: August 30, 2016 Comments: 0

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What happens when you rent a connected car? Did you know that cars with these features might keep your personal information, long after you’ve returned your rental car? Here are some things to keep in mind when renting a connected car.