Understanding an Apple Acronym: What does MDM stand for?
iOS has enabled incredible mobile productivity as its been adopted in business and education. iOS blends hardware and software, fantastic apps ,scalable deployment and easy-to-configure management features to allow employees and students to work effectively. But, adding a vast number of mobile devices to your environment doesn’t come without its challenges, and it’s important for… Read more >
Understanding an Apple Acronym: What does VPP stand for?
When you buy your iPhone, your create an Apple ID that allows you to purchase content for your device. Obviously, this is based completely around a model where you have a collection of various devices that you are using seamlessly together, and the gel that sticks these devices is likely your iCloud account and the… Read more >
#Mac PowerUser Tricks : Working Smart with Smart folders and Smart Mailboxes.
On every Mac device, there are little ideas and tricks that power users use to get things done faster, get more organized and work smarter, and often the average user is unaware of them. One such feature is the Smart Folders feature on your Mac. Smart folders use the Search function on your Mac to… Read more >
#Mac PowerUser Tricks : Using TAGS and Organizing your Projects and Files
In this post, I’d like to show you the TAGS function on your Mac, how to use it effectively and make some suggestions about how you can use it in your daily life to work a bit smarter. I have a project I am working on. I am reading materials, saving PDF’s, gathering information and… Read more >
#Mac PowerUser Tricks: Using AutoSave and Versions with your Documents
In this tutorial, I’m going to help you stop duplicating hundreds of files and eating up your hard drive space with unnecessary material. Many users will have multiple versions of a document that they have been working on, mostly since we tend to Save and ReSave documents all the time, and because we tend to… Read more >
What about using your Mac for Business Part 2
In a previous post on using Mac for your business, we looked into the security measures you would find by default on OS X and what measures OS X takes to keep your data and users safe. We found that OS X employs several important pieces of technology that work together to make your Mac… Read more >
What about using OS X in your Business Part 1
So, why would you consider bringing OS X devices into your business? With iOS, Apple has made a distinguished move into enterprise and education and with this move there is now an even greater emphasis on user experience and user preferences for devices. Mac and iOS devices are similar in that they’re all designed around the… Read more >
New Resource Guides available from Apple
Apple are celebrating the New Year but gradually ( and very quietly ) releasing and updating their support guides via iBooks. In this post, I’ll give you a list of some of my favourites and why you should download them as soon as you can. iOS Deployment Reference Guide The iOS Deployment Reference guide is… Read more >
It’s official : Server Essentials has been retired for El Capitan
In a move that is sure to surprise and likely disappoint many people, Apple’s Certified Training team has decided that the Server Essentials exam will be discontinued for OS X El Capitan along with the Mac Management Basics course. The least you need to know: Will the OS X Server Essentials course still be… Read more >
What certifications can I get in the Apple Ecosystem? Part 2
In Part 2 , let’s have a look at the Mac Integration Basics course which is an associate certification from Apple. The certification is designed by Apple for help desk based support staff to integrate OS X devices into Standards-based network environments. In other words, it helps you to take a Mac and configure it to… Read more >