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Home sharing not working on Apple TV 4th generation

  I enjoy streaming my iTunes music library to my Apple TVs (and connected speaker systems.) On my 4th generation Apple TV, the home sharing feature frequently can’t find the… Read more »

Thoughts on the iMac Pro

  The recently announced iMac Pro is a beast of a machine. That said, it seems like a very niche model that won’t move Apple’s revenue needle in any appreciable… Read more »

Backup strategy for Mac ransomware

  Macs are not immune to ransomware. The first functional Mac ransomware was found in the wild last year. A good backup strategy is critical if you’re hit with this… Read more »

DirecTV Now review

  Review updated below I’ll cut to the chase. DirecTV Now is a train wreck. AT&T had every opportunity to make this a great service, but apparently felt that holiday… Read more »

Apple TV 4th generation review

  DirecTV Now is currently giving away an Apple TV (32 GB) when prepaying for three months of service. I took advantage of this offer. I’ve enjoyed the Apple TV… Read more »

Alternatives to Profile Manager for Macs

  Apple’s Profile Manager is an example of a Mobile Device Management (MDM) system. Despite the “mobile” designation, many MDM systems can manage desktop computers. The Profile Manager is no exception. It can… Read more »

Apple Airport development team disbanded

  It came as a great surprise to me that Apple has reportedly disbanded its Airport engineering team. This is an unfortunate development, as the Airport and Time Capsule devices… Read more »

Portable home directories and mobile user accounts with Sierra

  Apple published two articles about the state of portable home directories in Sierra: a knowledge base article about mobile user accounts and an institutional preparation guide for iOS 10 and Sierra…. Read more »

iPhone swollen battery

  The Samsung Note 7 has been making headlines due to its exploding batteries. In fact, today Samsung officially stopped production of the model. While Apple hasn’t experienced such a spectacular PR… Read more »

NIST SP 800-179: Securing Apple OS X 10.10 Systems

  I noticed that NIST recently published the Draft Special Publication 800-179: Guide to Securing Apple OS X 10.10 Systems for IT Professionals. I’m looking forward to reading it. The public comment… Read more »