OS X Lion will be the last Mac OS for some 64 bit Macs

[singlepic id=3 w=200 float=right]In order to upgrade to Mac OS 10.8, Mountain Lion, your Mac must be one of the following models: iMac (Mid 2007 or newer) MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer) MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer) MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer) Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer) Mac […]

Windows Server 2012 Lines announced, WHS and SBS deprecated.

Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system, has been getting lots of attention lately, but Microsoft is also releasing new server operating systems this year. Windows Server 2012 will have 4 Editions Of interesting note.  Microsoft’s new Windows Server 2012 Essentials frequently asked questions (FAQ) document has the following Microsoft’s statements: Q: Will there be a […]

Google I/O 2012 Day One

Yesterday was day one of the Google I/O Developers Conference 2012 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. The Keynote speech focused on the following areas: Google Android 4.1: Jelly Bean, these are the key new features: Google Now, you bring up Google Now by swiping up on the home-screen, which brings up a […]

SEO for startups in under 10 minutes

Maile Ohye from Google advises your startup as if she had only 10 minutes as your SEO consultant. [youtube]El3IZFGERbM[/youtube] Key-points in the video Chose whether to use www or not for your domain name?   If you notice iknowtech.com does not use www.iknowtech.com.   Whichever way you choose you should redirect the other option to your choice. […]

Apple has finally succumbed that it is actually susceptible to malware.

For years Apple has marketed its Mac OS as being Virus and Malware free, and not prone or susceptible to these nefarious problems that have plagued the PC world for decades. After several recent malware variants including Flashback that have target Mac OS, Apple has made some small but significant changes to its website.    Where […]

iCloud is not ready for primetime or suitable for business use.

In the past couple of days I’ve had multiple clients call me to complain about problems with iCloud.    I see that they had a major outage again yesterday, and this has not unfortunately proven to be rare occurrence for the service. These particular clients use scenario is that they are trying to use iCloud to […]

Highlights from the Windows 8 Phone Keynote

Microsoft just delivered their keynote on the Windows 8 Phone Operating System.   Scheduled for a fall release. Highlights covered in the keynote: NFC enabled wallet with payment and loyalty cards, as well as advertisement and business card scanning New start screen with greater customization Enterprise features, like secure boot, encryption, domain level management. Internet Explorer […]

Microsoft Announces Surface Tablet

Microsoft Announces new Surface tablet, details are still a bit scarce, but should be available in the fall. Will sport a USB port, a HDMI Port, a kickstand, and a removable keyboard cover. Available in two flavors one with Windows 8 RT, which runs on ARM processors, the other will run on an Intel CPU […]

Sonos Sub being released tomorrow

At iKnowTech, Sonos is one of our favorite product lines for distributed audio solutions. They are adding a new Sub-woofer to their product line tomorrow. Initially available in Gloss Black, with Matte Black coming in the future. Pair with any other Sonos devices on your Sonos network, and the crossovers are automatically adjusted in software.    […]

WordPress 3.4, Codename “Green” released

WordPress 3.4 was released yesterday. The folks at WordPress dubbed this release “Green” in honor of guitarist Grant Green. This release includes significant improvements to theme customization, custom headers, Twitter embeds, and image captions — here’s a short clip with the highlights: For Users The biggest change in 3.4 is the theme customizer which allows […]