• Calling all iOS Developers!

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    We are on the hunt for 2 experienced and enthusiastic iOS developers, 1 senior iOS developer and 1 web/database developer who are based in or are willing to relocate to Glasgow! Who will you be working for? You will be working for one of the leading facilities management companies in the UK; who are looking […]

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  • Amsys Advent Calendar Christmas Countdown

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    Kick off the festive season in style, and countdown the 12 days to Christmas with Amsys. From tomorrow (12th December) we will be giving away an Apple themed gift or Amsys treat with every course that’s booked! Your gift or treat can be redeemed by quoting the offer code that will be revealed each day […]

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    Munki 2: Introduction

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    Hi all. I’ve been meaning to do this for the last few months. On 23rd September 2014, Greg Neagle released the official version 2.0 of the Munki solution. Version 2 has brought a number of (good) changes and additional features to make the whole solution much prettier to the end user. Firstly, the new requirements […]

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    Setup Facebook Messages With Apple Messages App

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    Facebook is one of the biggest and most popular social media networks in existence. Thousands of messages are sent via it on a daily basis. A Mac user can setup their messages app so that it displays messages sent to them and allows them to reply without having a Facebook window open. So, how do […]

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    4 “Mac in the enterprise” deployment techniques

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    There are a number of ways you can deploy Mac OS X.  The tools and techniques used have evolved rapidly over the past few years.  In this blog post I will summarize each deployment technique, explain our view on scenarios where you would use one over another and how new options such as DEP have […]

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    Get SendEmail working with Yosemite and Mavericks

    Get SendEmail working with Yosemite

    A while back, we found a nice little command line tool to send emails with authentication settings, custom subjects, etc., without using any of the built in email sending tools. This was handy for situations where a client might have various restrictions in place such as a relay server that requires authentication and / or […]

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    Amsys’ Yosemite Advanced Deployment course is here!

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    Over the last few years, my fellow trainers and I have been teaching our advanced Apple IT courses to a wide range of IT professionals who need to extend their OS X knowledge beyond Apple’s ACTC certification. Last week, I delivered our very first OS X Yosemite training course, an updated beta version of our […]

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    Yosemite: JavaScript for Automation

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    The Open Scripting Architecture for OS X has been around for a long time and has provided a standard and extensible mechanism for scripting applications and services on OS X. AppleScript has been the staple OSA language for years but with Yosemite, Apple have added JavaScript. JavaScript can be used in the Script Editor; there […]

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    Yosemite upgrade and network locations

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    Day to day I’m often at various sites most of which have some form of proxy configuration. To save myself having to change and remember the specific details for each site / customer, I normally create a new location for each site and switch using the Apple menu (there’s your pro tip for this post!) […]

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    New “Reachability” feature in OS X YoYo server

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    Being the type of guy I am and in the role I am, I updated my home server to OS X Yosemite (10.10) over the first weekend of release. After fighting some I/O errors on the boot drive (another story for another time), I eventually got it running. As usual I had a poke around […]

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