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Swift goes OpenSource

Back in June at WWDC 2015, Apple announced it would be open sourcing Swift. True to their word, Swift is now open source under an Apache 2.0 license. Swift is already one of the fastest growing languages and this can

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Manipulating Apple Applications: El Capitan and SIP

I’m writing this blog after having sat through Rich Trouton’s great JNUC talk on OS X security, especially around the use of SIP. The usual Disclaimer: While the author has taken care to provide our readers with accurate information, please use

My Apple Watch experience (Part 1)

Like many people, I was unsure of the amount of use I would find for the new Apple Watch beyond being able to tell the time (very accurately though might I add). After some to and fro, I decided that

Did you know about this handy search tool on the Apple website?

While teaching Apple’s official courses, there are constant references to Apple’s Support Articles. For those of you that have not used them, by going to you will find the Advanced Search section of the Apple website. This is an

Find Out How – The Apple Way

Are you new to the Mac platform and just want to have a quick guide to ‘Find Out How’ to do something? Apple have a superb collection of online video and text tutorials. Most of these videos are around 5

Lion Tip – Multiple Files One Folder

Ever have the need to move multiple items into one folder? Well now in Lion there is a quick and easy way to do just that. Simply highlight the folders or documents you wish to place inside of a folder,

Plex – Awesome Home Media Solution

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

LogMeIn Holiday Gift

LogMeIn has a nice holiday gift for iOS device owners this season: a new free app called simply LogMeIn  that provides remote viewing access and control of Macs and PCs on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. It’s basically what

Apple acquired NeXT 15 years ago

By Richard Mallion On December 20th 1996, Apple purchased NeXT. This gave Apple maker a modern OS, but also brought one of its founders, Steve Jobs, back into the fold. The NeXT OS went on to form the basis of Mac OS X