• Active Directory & Home Folders Session at Penn State Mac Admin Conference

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    For anyone attending the Penn State Mac Admins conference this year, I’ll be speaking about integrating OS X with Active Directory and options for providing network home folders on Thursday 9th July at 3.15.  Location and specifics, along with a full session line-up is available here. More details about my session can be found here. […]

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  • The dreaded D word – Documentation (Part 2)

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    I’m back with part 2 of my thoughts and experiences on technical Documentation. This time, I’ll be looking the types of documentation, and a few tips I’ve picked up. Types The first point you will likely find is that there are many types of documentation.  Procedural Procedural is probably the first method of documentation most […]

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    Mac Meetup Presents: WWDC 2015 Live Stream London

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    Apple has confirmed that their annual WWDC event will kick off on the 8th of June. We’ll be hosting a WWDC event by streaming the keynote live on a big screen at our centre in Soho. So if you’re looking for a place to watch the keynote in London with friends and colleagues then register […]

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    iBeacons for IT and Device Management

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    I’ve been testing out iBeacons to add new IT capability since JAMF Software added support in Casper 9.5.  After a bumpy start, now we’re up to 9.7+ things are working well.  This blog describes the setup I’m using and some of the functionality that is available. Support for iBeacons was originally introduced in iOS 7, which […]

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    My Apple Watch experience (Part 1)

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    Like many people, I was unsure of the amount of use I would find for the new Apple Watch beyond being able to tell the time (very accurately though might I add). After some to and fro, I decided that it had an  logo on it so like all the products it was going […]

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    How to use the Emoji Skin Tones in OS X & iOS

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    Apple recently released its OS X v10.10.3 and iOS v8.3 updates. Amongst the large list of bug fixes and improvements came “a redesigned Emoji keyboard with over 300 new characters”! Not just that, but there are now various skin tones and hair colours available for most of the ‘people’ Emojis. So, now you don’t have […]

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    Microsoft, iOS and New Dev Tools

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    This week saw Microsoft host its developer conference and announced a host of exciting new tools for iOS and OS X developers. The first piece of news is that Microsoft will be adding a new toolkit to Visual Studio, which is their development platform, that will allow iOS developers to port their existing iOS apps […]

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    The dreaded D word – Documentation (Part 1)

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    Yup, for most techies, the dreaded “D” word. Give most admins a new network or a new server to install and they’ll leap to the task. Ask them to document the work they are doing and you can hear the groan. I’ve decided to use this post to delve into the advantages of Documentation to […]

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    Pro Video Formats 2.01

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    A few days ago Apple released the Pro Video Formats 2.01 update for OS X. A lot of people have noticed that after installing the update, it keeps re-appearing as an available update to install within the Mac App Store app. There are a number of fixes for this but one of the simplest is […]

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    Apple Watch: Start Your Developer Engines

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    Today the first batch of Apple Watches should start shipping to those lucky few. So I thought it would be nice to have an overview of WatchKit, the development platform from Apple that allows you to build Apps for the Apple Watch. The Architecture So as it stands at the moment, true native apps cannot […]

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