bSmart™ is BestMacs’ answer for anyone who wants to be a little smarter about working with and supporting Apple devices. Here you’ll find training videos on Mac support basics, detailed how-tos on Apple and other IT topics, and our favorite quick tips.
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bSmart™ members can also get threat and failure monitoring from their Macs and PCs using our Early Warning System – the same one we use to warn us about problems on our BNO™ and Best Practices™ client computers. You can install it on unlimited devices for $60/month. Contact us to get set up.
Sidestep MacBook Optimized Battery Charging When Necessary
Has your MacBook’s battery ever been stuck at 80% when you would prefer to have a full charge? We explain what’s happening and how to work around Apple’s optimized battery charging features.
How to Add Important Metadata to Scanned Photos
Do you have pictures that are difficult to find or make sense of in Apple’s Photos because they lack dates, titles, locations, and faces? That happens regularly with scanned snapshots, so we explain how you can efficiently add metadata.
All businesses should adopt MFA. Now.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) adds extra layers of security to your business. It means you need at least two pieces of information to log in to a device or an app. Perhaps a password plus a fingerprint, and possibly an extra, single-use code sent to your phone. Here’s why we recommend that all businesses should adopt MFA right now.
Are your productivity tools actually slowing you down?
If productivity tools aren’t embedded properly within your business, tasks can actually end up taking longer than they should.
Bot malware is a growing security threat
Bot malware is a worrying new security risk. Malware bots steal whole user profiles – that’s a complete snapshot of your ID and settings.
Don’t forget your phone when you think about cyber security
Our phones are a goldmine of private information. If they’re not as secure your other devices, they can become a gaping hole in your cyber security
How Often Should Macs Be Replaced?
When should you replace the Mac on your desk—or your organization’s Macs? There is no single answer, but we run down some variables that play into the decision and make recommendations for different use cases.
What to Do If Your iPhone Takes a Plunge
Although iPhones can usually withstand some exposure to water and other liquids with no ill effects, follow our advice if yours suffers a spill or takes a dip.
Integrate Your Cloud Storage Service into the Finder
Do you struggle with clunky Web interfaces to cloud storage services like Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive? They’re easier to use when you install their Mac apps and access your files from the Finder. Learn how to get more from these services!
ChatGPT and Generative AI Will Be an Increasingly Large Part of Our Future
Have you heard of the ChatGPT chatbot? It responds in fluent English to questions and prompts of all sorts, but you must always remember its limitations—like a tendency to make stuff up. Nevertheless, the AI genie is out of the bottle.