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How to create an external bootable installer for macOS

The way we install our operating system has changed with the introduction of macOS Mojave. Most notably, imaging and installing via target disk mode have been dropped. We can still download the installer from the app store but we can also install the latest supported macOS via internet recovery. Two great options but this might […]

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In the beginning there was Sudo: macOS Terminal Skills

Having sat on our recent four-day JAMF200 course it was great to revisit some command line skills from times past. Time to dust off those macOS Terminal skills. Bring on Sudo (and the disclaimer of course) Type the following ‘whoami’ command (exclude the Amsys$ bit) in a macOS Terminal window and you’ll get the current […]

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Is it possible to prevent conversion to APFS when upgrading to High Sierra?

While I was running a macOS Support Essentials 10.13 one of my delegates asked “Is it possible to prevent conversion to APFS when upgrading to High Sierra?” after explaining it to him I realised that most people in the room also didn’t realise this was an option, so I thought I better share it. As […]

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A Week With The iMac Pro

Working in the higher education sector, where your financial years have to be planned out pretty far in advance, the good thing with Apple’s recent policy change around announcing new hardware is that it allows you to budget for it for testing purposes. So, when Apple’s new flagship machine for professionals, the iMac Pro, was […]

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Block Google Chrome Extensions with a Profile

Hi All. You guessed it, it’s another customer request blog 😛 I had another education customer request us to block the installation of Google Chrome Extensions for their student devices. The little darlings Students had been installing VPN extensions in order to try to by-pass the local proxy filtering. These didn’t actually work still (mini fist […]

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