MacSolutions Plus Newsletter 8/16/2013


A Quick Lecture on Protecting Your Mac

College students have enough on their minds without having to worry about theft and privacy. These simple tips can help keep the college experience fun and rewarding.

• Lock Up Your Valuables
Don’t leave your MacBook Pro just sitting out on your desk. Store it somewhere safe – in a locked drawer or cabinet, if you can. Check books, credit cards, and jewelry should also be locked up. Watch your books, too; text books are one of the most commonly stolen items from dorm rooms.


• Don’t Flaunt It
The more people who know about your guitar, MacBook Air, or fancy headphones, the better the chance that these items get stolen. Try to leave valuables in your dorm room as much as possible. And, if you don’t need it, don’t bring it to school.


• Lock Your Door
Unless you’re attending Cat Burglar U, most of the kids on campus aren’t expert lock-pickers. Simply keeping in the habit of closing and locking the door behind you is the best way to make sure your belongings remain your own.


• Guard Against Identify Theft
The good news is that Macs don’t usually get viruses. The bad news is that many public Wi-Fi systems can be susceptible to hackers. To help protect yourself, never use a shared computer to pay bills or shop on-line and, when you leave a computer, log out of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Even a small prank can damage a person’s reputation. And don’t forget to put a password on your computer.

Remote Service Available for College Students!
Even if you’re away at school and can’t make it into our store, we can fix many software issues with our popular Remote Service option, which also saves you time and money.

Classes for Everyone
Want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your Apple products? Our Only You classes provide one-on-one training in a comfortable atmosphere, even if you didn’t get your Mac from MacSolutions Plus. It’s a great gift for the college bound.

Internet Safety for Parents
Get up to speed on how to help keep your kids safe on the internet. Register for our free seminar, Thursday August 22nd from 6:30 – 7:30 at our store in Eastern Hills Mall. Click here to register today.