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Square Circle Consulting provides comprehensive consulting, installation, support, repair and maintenance services for Mac products from Apple, Adobe, Quark, Microsoft and more, and encounters a wide variety of issues with products at many different customer sites.

To help you get the most out of your Macs and stay informed on important issues, we provide these online tips, updates, and resources.

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»Updates on important issues

Software expiration

Is some of your software near or past its expiration date? Software isn't good for as long as it used to be. Security updates need to be applied regularly, and older software must be upgraded to continue receiving patches....»Learn more

Adware and false virus alerts

Square Circle Consulting has been helping with Mac security issues more frequently lately. Here are some thoughts about these issues, and steps recommended for safer computing. As always, please backup before making any changes....»Learn more

Backup strategies

Backups can provide protection against data loss such as accidental deletion, hardware and software failure, errors, viruses, theft and disasters. But backups can fail too. Consider these strategies....»Learn more

»Apple Resources

Ask Different - is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software.

Apple's support page - provides answers, tips, downloads and more.

»Adobe Resources

InDesignSecrets.com - serves as an independent resource for all things InDesign.

XChangeUS - carries thousands of plug-ins, XTras and XTensions for enhancing InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and more.

Adobe's support page - provides top issues, forums, downloads and more for Adobe products.

»Microsoft Resources

Pages, Numbers and Keynote or LibreOffice - offer alternatives to Microsoft Office.

Acronis Files Connect (formerly ExtremeZ-IP) - eliminates incompatibilities that Macs may encounter when using traditional Windows SMB shares.

Microsoft's Mac page - provides training, support and more.

»Quark Resources

Markzware's IDMarkz - aids in converting InDesign documents to QuarkXPress.

XChangeUS - carries thousands of plug-ins, XTras and XTensions for enhancing QuarkXPress, InDesign, Photoshop and more.

Quark's Support page - provides a searchable tech support database, forums, downloads and more.


Creative COW - provides a peer-to-peer support community for media production professionals.

Learn how to protect your Mac laptop.

Protect your CD and DVD data with proper care and handling, high-quality media, and by periodic testing to confirm longevity or identify the need to duplicate the original discs while they are still readable.