Back in September Apple released the biggest update to the iOS software with iOS 7. All of our iOS development courses have been updated by our mobile development team to iOS 7. You can find out how the courses have changed and, more importantly, all the new features and development techniques that will be taught! Objective-C courses Both the beginners and Advanced Objective-C courses have been updated to include Xcode 5 as well as incorporating any changes to the language that Apple introduced this year. If you are brand new to iOS development then both of these courses give you a… read more →
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 Certified Trainers, of which, 20 have been awarded this new certification, 5 of whom are from Amsys. So, we just wanted say congratulations to all the Apple trainers who have been awarded their Apple Master’s certification. At Amsys training we have 6 Apple Certified trainers,… read more →
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. So, say one day you startup your Mac and find it doesn’t startup as usual, you see a persistent grey screen with a folder and a flashing question mark or a prohibitory sign. The first step to this problem would be to run Disk Utility,… read more →
By Richard Mallion Amsys is pleased to announce the release of their new iPhone revision app for Mac OS X Support Essentials v10.7 (Lion). If you want to test your knowledge of Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion) or you are preparing to take the Mac OS X Support Essentials v10. 7 Exam (9L0-410) then this is the app for you. Over 200 practise questions. Features include: Study Mode: You can select questions from any of the nine chapters of the Mac OS X Support Essentials v10.7 curriculum. Test Mode: Mimic exam conditions. Get tested with a random set of questions… read more →
We are delighted to announce this years Macintosh System Administrators Conference. The event aims to bring together technical support professionals from Apple and cross platform environments to share news and views and discuss everyone’s favourite technology! The Macintosh System Administrators Conference will be held over a full day and will incorporate a mixture of seminars, discussions and workshop. The workshops will have machines ready so you gain some hands on experience as well as having access to Amsys technical staff for face to face discussions. This years event will focus on Mac OS X 10.7 and IOS 5 Conference Date Thursday December… read more →
We all want to express our deepest condolences at the passing of Steve Jobs, one of the founders of Apple and a true visionary. Think Different “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see… read more →
By Richard Mallion Apple has formally announced its upcoming media event after months of rumors and speculation. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 4 at 10am Pacific Daylight Time on Apple’s campus in Cupertino and will be led by Apple’s new CEO Tim Cook. Apple’s invitation graphics (shown below) include four iOS app icons (Calendar, Clock, Maps, and Phone) along with the quote “Let’s talk iPhone.” Apple doesn’t usually get this specific when sending out its invitations, but apparently it’s trying a new, more direct approach this time around. (As an aside, the icon choices are quite clever. The… read more →
By Russell Harris. Now, most of the new Lion features I love, but the one feature which can sometimes be inconvenient, is the new Window Restore feature. If you would like applications to NOT restore old open windows from your previous login session, this next Terminal command will specify which application to ignore this feature. I’ve used QuickTime in my example, but just replace the name “QuickTimePlayerX” in the command below with your preferred application: defaults write com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX NSQuitAlwaysKeepsWindows -bool false I hope these little tips come in handy and maybe i’ll see you soon on a Training course.
By Russell Harris. Tucked away within the new Lion System Preferences menus, is a handy new feature that lets you customize the icons that appear in System Preferences. So now, instead of always seeing the whole collection of System Preference Panes, you can just see the ones that you regularly use. This new customize feature, allows you to hide the preference panes you dont want to see by selecing the ‘View’ pull down menu in the menubar of System Preferences and then selecting the new ‘Customize’ option. You can now ‘check’ and ‘uncheck’ the icons you want to show or… read more →
By Richard Mallion Apple released SecUpd 2011-005 for both Lion and Snow Leopard back on 9/9/2011 to deal with the DigiNotar CA compromise. It would be a good idea to roll that one out to your computers as soon as you can! Security Update 2011-005 info can be found here.