Drobo

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Steve Clarke’s Mac plat­form is vi­tal to his pro­duc­tiv­ity. As a soft­ware en­gi­neer and a free­lance IT con­sul­tant, he’s learned the value of en­sur­ing he has the right tools for the job. “The abil­ity to de­liver value to my clients is key to my suc­cess – whether they’re large clients in the UK or lo­cal busi­nesses who need more fo­cussed Mac based IT support,” he told us.

Steve uses his Mac in ways to keep pro­duc­tive, whether work­ing at the client site or re­motely from home on key soft­ware projects, pre­sen­ta­tions, mul­ti­me­dia or re­mote support. “I ab­so­lutely rely on the seam­less Mac ex­pe­ri­ence, re­gard­less of my lo­ca­tion,” he says. “When work­ing at the cus­tomer site, my Mac­Book Pro is my trusty work­horse, which is an in­cred­i­bly use­ful tool whether I’m writ­ing soft­ware or col­lab­o­rat­ing on­line via the cloud. Ac­cess­ing my home of­fice through Back To My Mac lets me ac­cess doc­u­ment his­tory in a snap, get soft­ware com­po­nents I need to the cus­tomer or even to stream me­dia to my de­vice.”

As an avid soft­ware de­vel­oper, Steve uses Xcode to de­velop soft­ware ap­pli­ca­tions for the Mac. He’s found it chal­leng­ing and ful­fill­ing to learn both the Mac and iOS plat­forms, and to lever­age them to his ad­van­tage. “Although I’m an early adopter, I only have a few apps in the App Store so far. But learn­ing Ob­jec­tive-C and Xcode has

Ap­ple’s ecosys­tem al­lows you to move from de­vice to de­vice with­out miss­ing a beat

It may be out of sight but it’s never out of mind: Steve’s Drobo FS NAS is great for back­ups.

4 helped me to re­ally un­der­stand the Mac plat­form and what it’s ca­pa­ble of. This has proved use­ful with projects for cor­po­rate and per­sonal clients who are re­ally look­ing for some­one who can ei­ther de­velop or de­sign new soft­ware ap­pli­ca­tions for Mac or iOS, but also to help them de­liver en­ter­prise soft­ware so­lu­tions that use the Ap­ple ecosys­tem. And it’s fun, too!”

Steve also loves the Mac’s abil­ity to share data. “Con­tent shar­ing re­sources and apps like Flip­board, Pocket and Mes­sages al­low me to both iden­tify new ma­te­rial, use it to learn and also to share with friends and col­leagues. Re­gard­less of which de­vice I’m on, I can cap­ture and share con­tent so eas­ily with ev­ery­one, and this en­hances my pro­duc­tiv­ity and in­ter­ests. Only Ap­ple and their ecosys­tem re­ally al­low you to move from de­vice to de­vice with­out miss­ing a beat!”

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