The Hour of Code is a global movement that reaches tens of millions of people in 180+ countries every year. The aim is to introduce people to coding. We passionately believe anyone can code and having a basic understanding of coding does bring a wide range of benefits and opens doors to new opportunities. This year Amsys are taking part. Rather than one hour we are are offering three hour sessions. These sessions are free, you just need to register to take part by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The following dates are available 6th December , 9-12 6th December , 13-16 7th December , 9-12 7th December , 13-16 The sessions… read more →
It’s been a big month for our revision app, Revise IT. Earlier on this month, Revise IT received the Bronze award at the Surrey Digital Awards, with Guitar Coach Magazine by Brand Vision and StaySafe Business by Safe Apps receiving Gold and Silver respectively. Then on Thursday last week, OS X Support and Server Essentials 10.10 test questions were published on the app. This means you can now test yourself on ACSP and ACTC 10.10 before you take your exams by updating or downloading Revise IT for free today. Ran through the 10.10 tests on the awesome reviseIT from @amsysuk… read more →
Hi all. Well, since we published my intro to Munki 2 blog, Greg has continued his forward march and released two full versions since! This blog will give a rough overview of the shiny new features in these releases! So, Munki 2.1? Munki 2.1 was released on 16th December 2014 with 2 main new features (excluding localisation work): Replacing the use of ‘curl’ for the munki repo communications with Apple’s NSURLConnection. This works around an issue with Mavericks and the use of Client SSL certificates to authenticate against the Munki repo. I saw this issue first hand and the workarounds… read more →
Although there are some alternatives on the market, my favourite is still Plex. I have been using it at home for a few years now. The solution includes: A Mac mini server with 6TB of external storage (to hold my movies and TV shows). The Mac mini runsthe Plex media server. This handles the streaming of all content to other devices in my home. An Apple TV as a Plex media client. After jail-breaking my Apple TV 2, I could get SSH access and then install the Plex client. Although a Mac mini would do the job (I actually started off with… read more →
A large part of my job is visiting clients onsite for face to face meetings to discuss support options or consultancy work we can provide. As anybody knows with any meeting, note taking is paramount to ensure when you leave, specific details are not forgotten when putting together follow up emails later in the day, or the day after. From speaking to those who have been doing this longer than I, there seemed to be two schools of thought, written notes or dictaphone. Each camp has compelling arguments, but being the 21st century, why should we need to argue at all?… read more →
SoundHound launches free music search and discovery App for iOs and Android! SoundHound, the revolutionary sound search company, announced the launch of a new, free version of its popular mobile app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The SoundHound App can identify recorded music as well as songs users sing or hum. Description SoundHound is instant music search and discovery: ♪ The world’s FASTEST music recognition: name tunes playing from a speaker in as little as four seconds ♪ The world’s only viable singing and humming recognition ♪ LiveLyrics (in the U.S. and Canada): see Lyrics in time with the… read more →
OK. Scenario: You are standing at the bus stop (one without the digital sign to say coming). It says on the little sign that the bus is due every 5 – 7 mins. It has been 20. What do you do? Start walking? Find the nearest tube? Get a Boris bike? Well there is a great app to find out when London buses will be arriving, stores favourite stops, and checks any routes that you may travel. Bus Checker is an absolute must for any bus people. It tells (with live TFL updates) when your bus is going to eventually… read more →
Microsoft has released an iPad version of OneNote, you can create searchable notes with text, pictures and bullets. Get the free app here from the iTunes store.
By Richard Mallion With the Lion 10.7.2 update you can now remove purchases from your Purchased history in the Mac App Store. Click the Purchased button at the top of the store then move your cursor over an app from your purchase list. You’ll see a small X appear at the far right. Click it to delete the app from your purchase history. Deleting a currently-installed app from your purchase history won’t delete it from your computer.