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MacTech Boot Camps Come to Los Angeles and Chicago

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With each of the MacTech Boot Camps in San Francisco, Dallas, and Boston selling out, Mac consultants and support techs in Los Angeles and Chicago can now look forward to events in their cities. And if you’re a bit further away, the MacTech Boot Camp Los Angeles on 27 July 2011 takes place at the Sheraton Gateway near LAX (Los Angeles International Airport), making it easy to fly in for the day. MacTech Boot Camp Chicago is a month later, on 31 August 2011, at the Hotel Allegro in downtown Chicago.

MacTech Boot Camp is a single-track, hotel-based seminar designed to serve the needs of consultants and techs, with high-quality technical and business content from experts combined with opportunities for networking with other consultants and vendors. Speakers for the Los Angeles event include Ben Levy, Phil Goodman, Ric Wilson, Sean Colins, Chris Keller, Jonathan Goldhill, and Peter Linde.

MacTech Boot Camp normally costs $495, and although early-bird pricing has expired for the Los Angeles event, TidBITS readers can still take advantage of the $200 discount thanks to our media sponsor status, dropping the price to $295. The TidBITS-specific pricing also applies to the Chicago event. Since all the events so far have sold out, it’s best not to wait too long to register.

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Regular maintenance is necessary for peak performance and to prevent problems, but it's hard to know what to do and when. In this ebook, best-selling author Joe Kissell walks you through his commonsense approach!
Don't settle for a sluggish Mac! This ebook explains how to find causes of slow performance and take steps to make your Mac peppy. You'll learn to lighten your CPU load, increase free RAM, and improve disk performance, plus speed up your browser, email, network, and USB and FireWire peripherals.
This essential guide teaches you 17 basic troubleshooting procedures and how to solve 15 common problems, along with an easy-to-follow way to troubleshoot novel problems. Whether your Mac fails to boot, loses its Internet connection, or won't cooperate, this book has the advice you need to find a solution.
Upgrade to Lion successfully with Joe Kissell's advice, gained through countless test installs. Learn what to do if you can't download from the App Store, avoid problems, and perform key post-upgrade tasks. Covers upgrading from Tiger or Leopard, Lion Server installation basics, migrating to a new Mac, and Recovery mode.

 

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