• Mac Meetup – Yosemite – 6th November – London

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    Following Apple’s announcements last night, we have decided to hold a Mac Meetup for everyone in London on 6th November. We hope that you can join us, which will also feature a 30 min talk and demo on the new features and benefits of Yosemite and iOS 8. As always, this will be a very […]

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  • When 16GB is no longer enough!

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    So a strange thing is happening with iOS 8 adoptions among iOS users. Apple released iOS 8 on the 17th September and within a week the adoption rate was 46% of active App Store users. Three weeks on and the adoption rate is only 47%, an increase of 1%. If you compare this to where […]

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    Firefox CCK2 lockdown Casper Extension Attributes

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    Hey everyone. On another recent project, I had a secondary education client running Firefox, and they wanted to have the customisations installed. Typically I’d fire up CCK2, build them, package the finished product and push this out, as per my blog. This time, partially because they were using Casper, I wanted a method that would […]

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    Add a SharePoint bookmark in Microsoft Office 2011 to 100 Macs using Bash

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    Making changes on one Mac can easily be made using the GUI interface, but managing a large number of workstations (especially when performing the same operation) can unnecessarily consume too much of your time. I recently had to add a bookmark for a SharePoint location for Microsoft Office 2011 applications. Doing so on one Mac […]

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    New iCloud tool released by Apple to verify iOS Activation Lock status

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    Yesterday, Apple made another webpage available to assist users with iOS security. This time, the website lets users verify the status of an iOS device’s Activation Lock feature. Available since iOS 7, Activation Lock is a bolt on to the Find my iPhone service, protecting lost or stolen iOS devices by locking out users who […]

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    Apple has released patches for the Bash vulnerability

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    Since the announcement of the vulnerability in Bash, Apple has released patches for Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Lion. It is recommended that you download and install these patches, asap! Mavericks Mountain Lion Lion  

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    Nice hidden iOS 8 features

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    iOS 8 has many new features, some of which perhaps aren’t as widely known. From playing on my iOS device and browsing the browsing the web, I have discovered some of the following hidden gems! Send your iOS device’s last location to Apple – before your battery drains If you’ve ever lost or misplaced your […]

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    The Shellshock Bug & Workaround

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    NB: Apple has released the following patches: Mavericks Mountain Lion Lion This was tested on 10.9.5. A new vulnerability has been discovered in the bash shell which is affectionately being called “shellshock”. It’s worth pointing out that this is quite serious and should be addressed. There are some comments on blogs stating that “it’s not […]

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    Should I Learn Objective-C or Swift?

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    Since Apple released the new iOS programming language, Swift, online forums and indeed the Amsys training email inboxes have been awash with questions like, Well – what do I do now? Should I learn Objective-C or Swift? And our answer has been – both!  Here are our top 3 reasons why you should learn both […]

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    iOS developers: Contracting VS permanent roles

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    The Amsys Careers team has recently been given the task of recruiting a new iOS Development team for one of our clients in Scotland. Whilst resourcing the large pool of iOS developers in the UK, I have noticed a trend. It’s still a contractors market. Permanent is a bad, bad, word for developers – from […]

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