• Time Machine 10.8 podcast – Recover Data

    using time machine for data recovery

      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. […]


  • How to arrange your Applications folder by category

    sort your applications folder by category

    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 […]


    From Apprentice to Consultant: Darren’s story


    Hi all. This is another slightly different blog to my usual. I’ve been asked to write ‘My Amsys Story’ on where it all began. After being threatened to have that story cut very short and with immediate effect (just kidding!) I thought I’d better get to it! The Disclaimer: While the author has taken care […]


    Configuring Firefox for deployment – Updated


    Hi all. Just an update on our guide to configuring FireFox for deployment. The steps detailed in my previous blog have been fully tested with versions 18.0.2 and 19.0.0 of FireFox and in both versions still work as described. Happy tweaking!


    How to quickly eject single or multiple partitions in OS X


    OS X requires you to manually eject all drives before disconnecting them. This can be a little irritating if you have a connected hard drive which has multiple partitions and you wish to either unmount just one partition, or all of them in one go. The Finder will load up a dialog window asking you […]


    Amsys Mac Meetup

    Amsys mac meetup

    Join us, in Soho, for the Amsys “Mac Meetup.” A chance for fellow IT professionals to have a chat about all things OS X and iOS over a beer (or two)! A couple of our trainers and consultants will also be around, so if you have a question, thought or idea to bounce off of […]


    Modifying OS X User Template


    For system admins that often require uniform user creation on their machines, it often involves the laborious task of creating users and manually copying files over to each users home folders. There is, however, a much easier and faster way of automating this task. When a user is created in OS X, there are a […]


    An interview with Charles Edge – Part 2

    mac os x lion server charles edge

    In this final part of our 2 part interview with Charles Edge, we find out one of the craziest things he’s seen a Mac used for, his thoughts on Mac VS PC and his favourite Apple product. Read part 1 here >> Amsys: In a recent blog we used an example of logging into the […]


    Determine what files are changed following a modification


    Have you ever wondered what files get changed when you modify a preference within an application? Looking to identify the file so you can then deploy it out to other users/computers? Well here is a great app that I have been using for quite some time now. It’s called fseventer and it is available free […]


    The in-App purchase nightmare and how to prevent it

    toggle in app purchases off

    I read a report on the BBC Website this weekend about an unfortunate 5 year old racking up £1500 of In-App purchases while playing with a “Free” App downloaded on his parent’s iOS Device. The problem is that young children download these free apps with the idea that everything within it is free, free “Coins”, […]