Category: Mac OS X

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Mac OS X

OS X El Capitan: Disk Utility and System Permission Repairs

With OS X El Capitan, comes a complete redesign of Disk Utility, which will most likely bring with it, the usual level of moans, and groans when anything we often use changes. The new layout is in essence no different

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Mac OS X

OS X El Capitan: Using Split View

Split View makes it easy and fast to put two applications side by side in a full-screen view. This can be a big help if you need to copy and paste text between applications. It’s a particularly handy feature for

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Mac OS X

Mac OS X: Connecting to a file server

This is the first blog in our drive mounting series. We’ll start off by covering a few basics including manual connections to file servers with the OS X Finder, some troubleshooting points, and generally describing the behavioural characteristics when Macs

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Mac OS X

Troubleshooting AirDrop issues in OS X Yosemite

For today’s blog I thought I would mention some options to get the best out of AirDrop file sharing. Since Apple made some hardware and software changes over the past couple of years, sometimes AirDrop discovery and file sharing is

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El Capitan: System Integrity Protection

Over the years, Apple has added some great security layers to OS X to help make using a Mac more secure. These have included FileVault, App Sandboxing and Gatekeeper. In El Capitan, Apple are adding a new layer of security

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Amsys Blog

iOS 9 and OS X 10.11: New Management Features

This week was a very exciting time in the Apple Community following all the announcements at WWDC, including iOS 9, OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and watchOS. One of the interesting aspects are the new management features for iOS 9 and OS X

Understanding Apple's Device Enrolment Program (DEP)

DEP or Device Enrollment Program is a new service from Apple that lets you automatically enrol new devices (OS X & iOS) with your MDM as they progress through the setup assistant. Up until now, connecting devices to a management

Mac Printing Scripts

Hi all. I’m doing something a little different this time and I’ve got 4 small scripts relating to printers on Mac that I’d like to share. They’ve been pulled together from various places and tweaked many times since I’ve started

The latest OS X and iOS 8 updates

Yesterday Apple released two new updates to both Yosemite and iOS 8, which have addressed a number of key features and issues, including: The issue that could cause Macs bound to an Active Directory server to become unresponsive at startup

OS X Yosemite hidden feature series – Part 4

Download your free OS X Yosemite Tips & Tricks Guide here The next part in this series, will focus on calling and messaging features. Remember, I am calling these ‘hidden’ features since they may not be obvious how to access