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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|

AppleTV & iTunes streaming issues? Try changing your DNS server settings.

After renting movies on my AppleTV for the past few years, I had become used to the movie starting within minutes, even seconds of my completing the rental process. This is how it should be. However, for the past few weeks, renting movies had become an exercise in futility. I would complete the rental, and [...]

January 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Important firmware fix and replacement program available for some 2012 and 2013 MacBook Air models

Apple recently disclosed an issue that affects certain 64GB and 128GB SSD Flash storage drives in MacBook Air models sold between June 2012 and June 2013. An earlier firmware update downloaded from Software Update can cause issues with the drive, possibly rendering it unreadable. Full information is available in the link at the bottom, but [...]

October 31st, 2013|Uncategorized|

Lapin again named an Apple Premium Service Provider effective for all of 2013!

According to Apple, the Premium Service Provider (PSP) designation means that a company "has demonstrated its commitment to premium service and technical excellence." Recently, Apple changed its performance measurement period for designating PSPs from 6-months to 12 months. As of this morning, Lapin is proud to announce that we have again been named an Apple [...]

February 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|

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|

Leading the Way

In an interview that will air Thursday, December 6 on NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams", Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple will bring manufacturing of [some] Mac computers back to the United States starting in 2013. To quote Cook, "Next year, we will do one of our existing Mac lines in the United States." [...]

December 6th, 2012|Apple, Corporate, New Products|

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|

Scott Forstall out at Apple; Jony Ive in as VP of Human Interface (HI) design

With Scott Forstall, former VP of iOS, on his way out, Industrial Design genius Jony Ive will be taking over Human Interface design for Apple, which now puts him squarely in control of just about everything you look at on your Mac — OS X and other Apple Software included. Forstall's other responsibilities will be [...]

October 30th, 2012|Apple, Corporate|

Apple unleashes a deluge of new hardware products

Apple released a slew of hardware updates today, including a redesigned iMac with new storage technologies, updated Mac mini, 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display, updated iPad with LTE wireless service, and iPad mini with 7.9" display! This was a massive refresh event, event by Apple's standards Take a few minutes and check out the [...]

October 23rd, 2012|Apple, event, New Products|