• Thanks for coming to Mac Meetup #4

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    Hey MMUs, Thanks so much for attending yesterday’s event, it was absolutely fantastic to see so many new faces and hope that everyone had an enjoyable evening! As all MMUs will be on the last Tuesday of each month, the next one shall be on the 30th of July, so just over a month away. […]

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  • Bash Scripting: Proxy Exceptions

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    Hi all. Welcome back to part 3 of the network configuration series. In this blog I will advise how to apply some proxy exceptions to your network locations Last time… In the first blog, we created a new network location called “Home”, auto populated it with the available network interfaces, switched to it and deleted […]

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    How to Disable the Finder’s Preferences menu option

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    To add another to my ever growing ‘how to disable’ defaults-write series, here’s another to restrict the Finder. If you want to prevent a user from modifying the Finder’s preferences, one option is to enter a simple command to simply hide the Preferences option in the Finder menu. To disable the Finder’s ‘Preferences’ option, all […]

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    It is with a heavy heart that we bid farewell…

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    It is with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to our now ex Apple trainer, John. John has been with Amsys since the tender age of 17 when he first joined as an Apprentice back in 2003. Following a rather tense moment with a client (think Taken, John as the daughter, not Liam Neeson) […]

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    How to clear DNS cache on your Mac

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    This week’s blog is a simple terminal command to clear out DNS cache. As we all know DNS is used a lot within the computer environment, therefore your DNS cache stores locations (IP addresses) of webservers that contain pages which you have recently viewed. If the location of the web server were to change before […]

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    Developing iOS Apps for Business

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    Here at Amsys we are always trying to match our training course offerings with real world scenarios. One new course we have started offering is “Developing iOS Apps for Business.” This all came about from our mobile team. They frequently create Enterprise apps for businesses. No matter what the app does it’s amazing how many […]

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    How to uninstall and delete apps on a Mac

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    Recently, while teaching our 10.8 Support Essentials courses, my delegates have been frequently asking whether it is possible to remove all files related to an App when it is deleted. (Mainly Windows Users wishing to have similar functionality on the Mac) By default there are three ways in which to remove an application from your […]

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    Mac Meetup #4 – next week!

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    Mac Meetup #4 is just around the corner and after Mac Meetup #3 in May we thought we would stay at The Crown and Two Chairmen as there was such a great atmosphere, as well as some decent beers on offer!! Plus, it will be a couple of weeks following WWDC therefore there will be […]

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    How to add the ‘Quit’ option to the Finder’s application menu

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    To continue on with my ‘how to disable’ defaults-write series, here’s a great one that I have used in the past. Firstly, I should clearly state that it is VERY rare for a Mac to be poorly, so this should hopefully never have to be used! Having said this though, if you ever find yourself […]

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    New Training Course: Mac Management Basics 10.8

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    Apple announced an exciting new certification last month: Apple Certified Associate (ACA) – Mac Management 10.8 I’ve been busy over the past few weeks creating a fantastic course for technicians who would like to learn the content for this exam in an interactive, hands-on class in true Amsys fashion. Our new Mac Management Basics 10.8 […]

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