With computer OS’s and anti virus software becoming more secure and being update quicker, criminals are turning to other methods to obtain personal information or to compromise computers. It’s called social engineering. The criminal will try to obtain information by appearing to represent a legitimate company or organisation. They can either cold call their victim, [...]
The time has finally arrived. As promised, Apple shut down the MobileMe service last Sunday. On the 31st of July iWork.com beta will also be terminated. Apple is still allowing users to sign in so that they can migrate/download their data, they just don’t seem to tell you how long this will be available for!
By David Acland Typical story, My MacBook has become progressively slower since it was last re-installed over 18 months ago. Having run disk permissions repair, disk warrior and all the other “cleaning” tools, there was very little improvement. After giving it some thought (while staring at yet another beachball cursor icon) I thought I’d look [...]
By Richard Mallion Objective-C, the high level programming language favoured by Apple , is becoming more and more popular. Its now the 4th most used programming language on market behind C, Java and C++ respectively. The domination of iOS is the main factor behind it’s rise but don’t forget its also the default language for [...]
Paparazzi is a free utility for taking snaps of Web Pages. The application is effectively a very simple web browser where you enter a URL and load a web page into, click the save image button, and save a snap of the web page in a choice of JPEG, PNG, PDF or TIFF formats. Voilà! [...]
By Richard Mallion For those who use the Apple Configurator for their iOS deployment, good news, Apple have just updated it. Version 1.1 now has the following additions. Improved reliability and ease of use when installing paid apps with Volume Purchase Program redemption codes A new preference to disable the automatic removal of apps or [...]
By Richard Mallion So Apple have just announced that their quarter three earnings are scheduled for release on the 24th July. Last year Apple released Lion the following day so will the 25th be the day we see Mountain Lion? Apple did say that Mountain Lion would be released at the end of July so [...]
Sometimes it can be annoying having to enter Mission Control to cycle through the open windows of your current application. So try out this little keyboard shortcut. Hold down the Command + ` keys ( ` is in between the shift and z keys on the current keyboards). Don’t forget you can also use the [...]
This post is all about leveraging Munki to provide managed Apple software updates to client computers, without the need for administrator credentials at the client side. For anyone that has not seen or used the managed software installation product “Munki”, it is a set of command-line tools that can host and distribute a web-server based [...]
By Richard Mallion Today marks the fifth anniversary of the launch of the first iPhone. Since then, Apple’s has shipped approx 250 million units and earned an estimated $150 billion of cumulative revenues worldwide. I hate to think how much of that is my contribution. The first iPhone officially launched on June 29, 2007.