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Apple ID management

There are two annoyances with Apple IDs that Apple hasn’t addressed. 1. Many users have two distinct Apple IDs – one for iCloud and the other for iTunes purchases. While… Read more »

MobileMe to iCloud Migration

Time is running out! Apple will discontinue MobileMe services at the end of June, 2012. If you’re using MobileMe, you have until June 30th to migrate your mail, contacts, and… Read more »

Common infrastructure issues

Here are some infrastructure issues I frequently find at new clients: Either no backup solution is in place, or backups are handled manually. Unfortunately, many companies decide to employ a… Read more »

OS X Server – Wiki

Did you know your business can run its own wiki? A wiki is a collaborative web site, where users can easily create web pages filled with content. Documents, pictures, tables,… Read more »

Open Directory Magic Triangle

Mid to large-size companies commonly use Active Directory to manage their Windows users and computers. When introducing Macs into a Windows environment, companies often ignore Active Directory when managing their… Read more »

iCloud Data Security

iCloud is a fantastic service for synchronizing photos, documents, notes and more between your Macs and IOS devices. But before your personal data can be pushed to your devices, the… Read more »

OS X Server value

OS X Server is one of the best values in IT. Just compare OS X server pricing with Windows Server pricing: OS X Lion Server: $49.99 add-on to Lion with… Read more »

Configurator

Apple just released a new tool to manage iOS devices called Configurator. In terms of features, it fits between the simple iPhone Configuration Utility and the more heavyweight Profile Manager… Read more »

The New iPad

Apple announced the new iPad today. It will inevitably sell like hotcakes. The notable new features include: 2048 x 1536 retina display 4G (LTE) wireless connectivity A5X processor with quad-core… Read more »

Adding an SSD to a Mac Pro

Solid state drive prices have been plummeting over the past few months. I couldn’t resist buying a Crucial M4 128 GB drive for $129. This drive is highly regarded for… Read more »