The Ideal FileMaker Development Environment

Recently we were challenged with the following question: What is so special about the way you develop FileMaker apps? Can’t I just do that myself on my own computer with FileMaker Pro?   Well…in some senses the answer is “Yes”…but with some caveats. One advantage of working with our full-time FileMaker solution engineers is their experience with multiple systems […]

50 Years with Technology

Tim Cimbura, 9/26/15 I just turned 50 years old. I feel as young as ever though I need to wear glasses nearly all the time. About halfway through my life I know there’s a lot more to come. It’s interesting to reflect back on a half century of technology and how it’s influenced my career […]

Get a Powerful iMac computer for only $350!

People complain that Apple Macintosh computers are more expensive than Windows PCs. They’re not when you compare comparable systems and value. When you take into account TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) the Mac wins hands down. Let’s take a simple example comparison. Today, you can go to the Dell store and purchase a Dell 5K […]

FileMaker 14 Certified Developer

Today we were notified that we are one of the first FileMaker 14 certified developers. For the past 7 versions of FileMaker (from FileMaker 8 to 14), has maintained status as a FileMaker Certified Developer. This is achieved after passing a rigorous 2 hour exam that covers nearly all areas of solution development. It requires many […]

iOS 9, watchOS 2, and OS X 10.11 El Capitan Releases Coming Soon

Apple recently announced the release dates of two key software products that drive the future of innovation on their hardware and the Apple platform: iOS 9: September 16 for iPads, iPhones, and the iPod Touch Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan: September 30 for Macintosh laptops and desktops watchOS 2: September 16 for the Apple […]

Jumping Around the FileMaker Relationship Graph

Large relationship graphs in FileMaker can get difficult to navigate. You spend a lot of time scrolling around or zooming in and out to try and find the relevant area where you need to work. There are a couple of ways to deal with this problem. One way is to use the 2empowerFM FileMaker Developer […] is Member of Apple Consultants Network ACN specializes in supporting Apple Macintosh systems for ease-of-use, low life-cycle cost, and reliable virus-free computer operation. All our custom applications and web solutions run completely cross platform on both Mac OS or Windows. With all newer Intel-based Macintoshes, you can run any Windows applications when necessary. On the mobile side we build custom solutions primarily for iOS (iPad […]

Apple New Announcements and FileMaker

Yesterday, Apple revealed their new and innovative technology lineup…with lots of potential Christmas gifts. Here we’ll review some of the announcements and their impact specifically on the FileMaker platform. Although FileMaker is a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, they are seldom mentioned in events such as this because their focus is more on the consumer. […] Mac OS X Desktop Background Image

We’ve created a beautiful inspired desktop background wallpaper. It’s modern, classy, but not overly busy so that you can easily see your icons against the blue background. It is a jpg image set to the ideal size of 5418×3408 pixels at 300dpi as are other Apple-provided desktop backgrounds so that it will look great […]

Dealing With Existing Systems

Starting fresh with a new custom application or solution is the ideal situation. There is no existing data to translate and import. We can build the solution the right way from the beginning. But the world is not ideal. We get to transition from old and clunky software systems or systems that are mid-development that […]