• How to manage Gatekeeper via Command Line.

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    Following on from John’s Gatekeeper Podcast. I thought I would blog about something that I’ve been asked about a few times whilst teaching Apple’s Support Essentials course which is, how to remotely manage Gatekeeper using Command Line. As John mentioned in his podcast, the spctl command line tool manages the security assessment policy subsystem which […]

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  • How to turn your iPad into a mini mobile editing suite

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    The iPad for the photographer is maturing. Now in its fourth incarnation there are a number of applications and innovations that are making the iPad a useful tool for the photographer. Without any extra apps it simply allows you to store your portfolio to show to clients, as the screen is sharp and resolution is […]

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    The Apple Master trainer certification

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    Last month Apple announced that they were introducing a new certification for Apple Certified trainers called the “Apple Master Trainer” certification. The certification has been designed by Apple to recognise those trainers “who build their skills and knowledge around Apple technologies” and “stand out as experts.” Throughout Europe there are a total of 700 Apple […]

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    How to create a ‘new folder with selection’

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    If you want to quickly organise your files, you can create a new folder that contains all the files you have selected! There are a couple of ways in which you can do this: Option 1 Select all the items you want to combine, Ctrl and click then select, “New Folder with Selection” then just […]

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    Amsys Mac Meetup Manchester

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    We hope you all had a great Easter break… Next Tuesday will see the Mac Meetup in Manchester on the 9th of April from 5.30 in the Crown and Kettle, 2 Oldham Road, Manchester M4 5FE. The Mac Meetup has been created for like-minded Mac Professionals and enthusiasts to meet and discuss current projects and […]

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    Announcing Storage Doubler for iPhone

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    Ever since the iPhone 4S was released, the maximum storage capacity has been capped at 64GB but things are about to change. Amsys is pleased to announce “Storage Doubler” a new application which doubles the amount of storage available to your iPhone. The application installs specially designed objective-c frameworks that compresses the available storage on […]

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    Thanks for coming to the Mac Meetup!

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    Hello.. thank you all for coming last night, we were so glad to see so many faces there. We hope that everyone enjoyed the evening and were able to take something away with them! We are planning the next Mac Meetup for the 23rd of April, a new venue to be arranged, somewhere with a […]

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    EasyFind, a powerful free search utility

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    EasyFind is a powerful free search utility from Devon Technologies (makers of DEVONThink) which I think support staff and developers may find useful. There is not a lot to say about EasyFind as it is so simple to use yet very powerful. EasyFind’s key features are:- Search the entirety of a hard disk volume or […]

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    Client Security – Part 3 – Remote Wipe

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    Hi all. Welcome to the final part of my blog series on client security for end users. This final time I will be discussing the final measure, remote wiping a device. As before, this is geared more towards your average end-user rather than IT administrators, but it may provide you with ideas for your own […]

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    Amsys Mac Meetup – Tonight!

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    The first ever Amsys Mac Meetup will soon be upon us and we are really excited that this is finally going to take place! We understand that some people won’t be able to attend this evening as we only launched this with a few weeks notice! Having said that, we have been so pleased to […]

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