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Customer portal now live at lapin.com

Recently Lapin transitioned to a newer, more robust ticket-tracking and CRM platform. This new system allows us to more effectively manage the large quantity of bench repair jobs and onsite visits we process on a daily basis. In addition to making things easier for us internally, the new system includes a web element meant to [...]

April 29th, 2016|Lapin, New Products, service|

Upgrading to Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)? Here are some things to think about first.

No company gets people excited for a new product like Apple. Whether it's a new iPhone, iPad, an entirely new product line like the Apple Watch, or something as routine as the next upgrade the Mac OS X, Apple's hype machine goes into high gear and has people chomping at the bit to jump in [...]

November 6th, 2015|Apple, Lapin, New Products, service, software, tips, Uncategorized, upgrades|

Free up space on your HD or SSD by deleting old iPhone and iPad backups

Nowadays people are storing more and more data on their iOS devices. Considering the new iPhones and iPads come with high resolution cameras and the ability to record extremely high framerate video, the BACKUPS of these devices on your computer (when you sync with iTunes) can take up a lot of space. When combined with [...]

November 20th, 2014|Apple, Lapin, service, tips|

Upgrade to an SSD to increase speed and reliability

Traditional platter-based hard drives have been around since the dawn of the modern computer. The technology has been made smaller, but the concept is the same: a read/write head floats mere microns above a fragile ceramic platter, reading and writing data magnetically from microscopic hills and valleys on the surface. All the while, the platters [...]

February 13th, 2013|Apple, service|

Announcing our new service location at 1547 N Larrabee in Chicago!

After much planning, preparation, and hard work, we are proud to announce our new location at 1547 N Larrabee (at North Ave) in Chicago! DON'T FRET! This is an additional location and our Evanston store will remain fully operational and continue to serve your Mac needs with no interruption in service. For years customers have [...]

November 20th, 2012|chicago, Lapin, Recognition, service|

Third-party upgrades for Retina MBP are a no-go, for now at least.

Looks like third-party upgrades for the #Retina-equipped MacBook Pro are a no-go… for now at least. As far as repairing, we will be able to get factory replacement parts directly from Apple starting now!   photo credit: ifixit http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/06/retina-macbook-pro-full-of-air-style-proprietary-parts/          

June 13th, 2012|Apple, New Products, service|