Articles by: Timothy Perfitt

Apple updates Mac Pro! And New Airport Express!

Apple didn’t say anything in the keynote, but when the store came back, the Mac Pro has been updated!  Looks like it was just the processor that got a change.  No thunderbolt, but looks like the rumors of the MacPro’s demise are premature. http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/mac_pro The new airport express now looks […]

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WWDC 2012 Video Podcast

WWDC 2012 is gearing up.  APF548.com is doing a video podcast throughout the week.  Check out the first episode with the long, long line to get in.  This was at 8:30 am. itpc://afp548.com.s3.amazonaws.com/afp548.xml

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Final Round of APF548.com Reader Party Tickets at WWDC!

The 2nd round is now closed. We now have a final round for the AFP548.com WWDC party. This one involves a bit of shameless AFP548.com promotion, but since you procrastinated…. For the final round, simply get on Twitter and tweet something about AFP548.com (favorite article, memory, request, whatever), and use […]

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Second Round of AFP548 WWDC 2012 party tickets

Wow, you guys are fast.  So round 1 has now closed for tickets.  The solution is that if you scroll all the way down to the bottom, you’ll see this: Q2hhbmNlIGZhdm9ycyB0aGUgcHJlcGFyZWQgbWluZC4K and if you base64 decode it: t:~ tperfitt$ pbpaste | base64 -D Chance favors the prepared mind. The second […]

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First Round of AFP548 WWDC 2012 party tickets

Since we only have a limited number of tickets available for the WWDC 2012 AFP548.com party, we’ll make it a bit challenging.  Find and decode the secret code on the afp548.com home page, and send the answer to party@afp548.com.  The first 10 responders with the correct answer will get an […]

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WWDC 2012 AFP548.com Reader Party!

The WWDC 2012 AFP548.com reader party is on!  GroupLogic has once again agreed to sponsor this awesome shindig.  We only have a limited number of tickets for free drinks, so we’ll be announcing a few challenges.  First, however, the logistics: Where: Thirsty Bear Brewing Company 661 Howard Street San Francisco, […]

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Re-Signing iOS apps

Re-Signing iOS apps

In order for an app to run on an iOS device, it needs to be code signed. This proves to iOS that the app has been approved to run on iOS devices. This is true of any apps in the App store, ad-hoc, or enterprise apps. The App store apps […]

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New Apple IT Whitepapers

New Apple IT Whitepapers

Apple posted new whitepapers to http://training.apple.com/lion. The Configuration Profiles and 802.1X authentication whitepapers look brand spankin' new. The whitepapers include:

  • 802.1X Authentication
  • Managing OS X with Configuration Profiles
  • Mac Integration Basics Guide
  • Best Practices for Integrating OS X Lion with Active Directory
  • OS X Security
  • Strategies and Best Practices for Evaluating and Deploying Mac Computers in the Enterprise 
  • Managing OS X with Configuration Profiles

 The 802.1X whitepaper contains some excellent indepth 802.1X integration informatoin for both OS X and iOS, and also includes some sample configuration profiles in the Appendix. If you are tasked with 802.1X integration of Apple devices in your environment, check it out.

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WWDC 2012 AFP548.com party? Are you ready for this?

We are considering another rockin' AFP548.com party on one of the evenings of WWDC 2012, and want to know if enough IT folks are going to make it to WWDC to make it worthwhile.  We have a new poll posted (look down, and to the left on the page), so please take a moment to let us know if you are going to be there!

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MacSysAdmin 2012 tickets now available

The MacSysAdmin 2012 European Macintosh System Administrator Meeting tickets are now available!  Head on over to registration and grab your ticket early, so you don't miss out.  The lineup of speakers looks awesome, and AFP548.com will be there to cover most of the sessions.  It is in Sweden from Tuesday, Sept 11 to Friday, Sept 14 2012, and will feature topics such as OS X Server, iOS, client management, 3rd party management, and much much more (see the full session list).  A huge part will be meeting up with the other IT folks to meet and discuss.  The MacSysAdmin is quickly turning into the premiere Apple IT conference to go to.  Go get a ticket before they sell out and if you can't go, be sure to check back here to AFP548.com during the conference for updates!

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