How Virtua Tips Skill on Alexa Can Help Your Business Improve

You might assume that Alexa—Amazon’s virtual assistant—is purely for use at home. However, Alexa can be far more valuable, particularly when you learn to utilize it in your business operations to help you maintain your Mac and other Apple devices.

As a business with a Mac environment, understanding all the features that can be implemented on your Apple devices can be daunting. Luckily, Virtua Computers has developed an Alexa skill for Macs called Virtua Tips to provide you with useful tips for your Apple products by using Alexa as your virtual assistant. 

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The Benefits of an IT Service Company that Specializes in Macs

For all businesses, especially those in commercial hubs such as New York City, it’s essential to have comprehensive IT support on hand. As well as keeping your company operational, an effective IT service company will help to implement a cost-effective, robust infrastructure. Furthermore, the right IT support will ensure your systems are kept safe and secure.

But with various specialties, services, and rates, there are great disparities between the IT support offered by New York tech firms. When choosing an IT service company, it’s important to think about your company’s existing IT needs as well as its future development.

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How to Find an Apple Consultant in New York City

In a city as large and tech-dependent as New York, Apple Consultants certainly don’t come few and far between. However, while you have a lot of options to choose from, the wide pool of IT consultants in the city can actually make it more difficult to find the consultant that works best for you and your business.

As you search for an Apple Consultant company in New York, make sure to do your research so you can hire the best company for your needs. Take a look at what Apple Consultants do, some of the ways you can avoid hiring an unreliable Apple Consultant company in New York, and the features you should look for in a trustworthy consultant company:

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We Recommend That You Delay Upgrading to macOS 10.15 Catalina

We’ll be blunt. Do not upgrade to macOS 10.15 Catalina right away and do not update your home computers! We recommend waiting until at least 10.15.3 or early 2020, whichever comes first. Then, contact us for help making sure Catalina won’t destroy your workflow. We are becoming familiar with macOS 10.15 ourselves, and we are actively testing it. We are blocking the Catalina macOS 10.15 Installer until we are sure it will not interfere with your workflow.

Apple plans to release macOS 10.15 Catalina sometime in October, and like all major operating system releases, Apple has been talking it up since it was introduced at the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference in June. It will feature new Music, TV, and Podcasts apps to replace iTunes. A new Catalyst technology will make it easier for developers to make their iPad apps available for the Mac. Photos, Reminders, and Notes all get major upgrades. Screen Time has migrated over from iOS. And Sidecar lets you use an iPad as a second screen or graphics tablet with an Apple Pencil.

Sounds great, doesn’t it? It will be… eventually. We are upgrading non-essential machines right away so we can become more familiar with the ins and outs of Catalina, but our recommendation to you, right now, is simple:

PLEASE do not upgrade to Catalina until we give you the go-ahead. Want more details?

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Mac Management: IT Services for Apple Based Companies in New York

Your business is only ever as productive and efficient as its IT infrastructure. While you’ve put a great deal of effort into finding and recruiting the right people for your team, they need the right tools for the job to truly shine. And in a technological landscape that’s continually shifting and changing, upgrading and evolving, this can be more of a challenge than many realize. It seems as though just as soon as your business invests in a new piece of software or hardware, a newer better version is announced. This can leave business owners and IT managers in a constant state of FOMO- worrying that they’re missing out on greater operational efficiency and that their competitors might be capitalizing on the very opportunities you’re missing.

At the same time, however, cost-conscious businesses know that regularly upgrading, expanding and improving their IT infrastructure can be a costly and time-consuming process. In many cases, upgrades can also result in downtime and reduced productivity while team members get to grips with new tools and new interfaces. 

That’s where we come in!

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