• 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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    Tired of that constant clicking sound?

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    Picture the scene:  It is late at night, not a sound to be heard, pure silence.. Except for that highly annoying little sound your Macbook Pro’s track-pad makes each time you click it. If, like me you would like to put an end to the click, simply follow these instructions: Go to the Apple menu […]

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    How to quickly find your recently used items in the Finder

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    This feature has been around for a long time, but every now and then I find myself delivering an Amsys Training course where someone who has been using a Mac for years and has been completely unaware of its existence! So what exactly am I referring to? Well, have you ever created a document but […]

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    Apple adds Two-Step Verification to Apple ID

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    By Richard Mallion Apple has just started offering two-step verification to make Apple IDs much more secure than before. When enabled you would still login with your Apple-ID and password as normal. Then, any time you sign in to manage your Apple ID or make an iTunes, App Store, or iBookstore purchase from a new device, […]

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    Test yourself! Support Essentials 10.8 chapters 1-3

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    Please find below randomly selected questions from Chapters 1 – 3, OS X Support Essentials 10.8. Let us know how you get on in the comments below! Test yourself on more questions about OS X Support Essentials by downloading the REVISE IT app.

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    25% off courses taken next week

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    Easter isn’t all about chocolate and bunnies, but OS X and iOS training too. Book any of the courses below that are running next week, and we’ll knock 25% off as an early Easter treat for you. iOS Security & Deployment 25th March - Central London More info   iBooks Author 25th March - Central London More […]

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    How to get your scroll bars back, permanently

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    I have spoken to a few people recently, who have called the Amsys Helpdesk, that find the default feature in 10.7 and 10.8 which removes the scrolling bars in different windows, such as Mail and Safari, a bit frustrating. However, it’s not as difficult as you would think in order to turn it back on… […]

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    Time Machine 10.8 podcast – Recover Data

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      Hi and welcome to the second part of our podcast on Time Machine. My Name is Pete. In this episode I am looking at recovery from a Time Machine backup, in the first part Hugo talked about backing up with Time Machine and in the final part we will look at the advanced features. […]

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    How to arrange your Applications folder by category

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    OS X Lion introduced a few nice updates to the OS X Finder, one of which is improved sorting. I’d like to tell you all about one example which I find rather handy. I am often rummaging through my Applications folder to see what apps I have installed that could open a certain type of […]

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