macbook air

Setting the Network Time Server from the Command Line

Hi All, here’s a short and sweet blog post to kick off the new year! I often get asked about setting up NTP configurations on client devices in a better way than manually. You can do this from the command line simply enough: NTPServer=”time.euro.apple.com” /usr/sbin/systemsetup -setnetworktimeserver “$NTPServer” /usr/sbin/systemsetup -setusingnetworktime on Swap the “time.euro.apple.com” with your […]

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disk utility

Disk utility tip: Fix ‘couldn’t unmount disk’ errors

I have found myself recently experiencing a couple of Macs which would not allow me to repair the directory or permissions in Disk Utility, or erase/partition the drive with an error such as: ‘Disc erase failed couldn’t unmount disc’ or ‘Disk Erase failed with the error: Couldn’t unmount disk.’ Even trying to use Network Deployment […]

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Mac OS X Lion Resume Tip

How to quickly close an application AND all it’s open windows.In Lion, Resume now allows Applications to resume any windows and documents left open when the Application is quit. For those of you like me that wish to quickly quit an application and also quit all open windows, you can quit the application using the ‘Command+Option+Q’ keys […]

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