Archive for category: iOS

Hidden AirPlay feature in the AppleTV 6.1 (iOS 7.1) update

Hidden AirPlay feature in the AppleTV 6.1 (iOS 7.1) update

Here’s one that will make educators and education network administrators realllllly happy. There’s a hidden gem in the AppleTV 6.1 update that was released today. In addition to Bonjour over UDP negotiation for AirPlay, iOS 7.1 devices will also look for AirPlay sources using Bonjour over bluetooth when doing its […]

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Exploring Apple’s new Device Enrollment Program

Exploring Apple’s new Device Enrollment Program

On February 26, 2014 Apple announced its new Device Enrollment Program (DEP). You can read about the features of the DEP here. In a nutshell, for US customers who have purchased devices directly from Apple, you can: 1) Force enrollment with your MDM when device is set up (every time) […]

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iOS 7 App Store License Management

iOS 7 App Store License Management

Apple has now publicly announced some of the new enterprise and education targeted features of iOS 7, and while all of the newly announced features are exciting, the most important one is the addition of App Store license management.  This will solve many headaches that organizations have encountered when having […]

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Changes in Apple Configurator 1.3

Changes in Apple Configurator 1.3

Apple Configurator was updated to version 1.3 on June 18, 2013. With the new update, some new features were added, some old features returned, and some things have changed. UPDATE: back ups are NOT encrypted… Sorry folks! I had erroneously said that back ups were now encrypted. They are not. […]

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Casper Focus Review

Casper Focus Review

JAMF Software just recently released Casper Suite 8.7 along with their new education-aimed tool Casper Focus.  I had a chance to play around with it and test it out the past two days, so you can decide if this is something worth pursuing for yourselves. What does it do? To […]

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Casper Suite 8.7 Released

Casper Suite 8.7 Released

Casper Suite 8.7 has been released.  It contains some bugfixes as well as some new features.  The biggest change in Casper Suite 8.7 is the addition of a new app called Casper Focus.  Casper Focus allows a Teacher or other staff to lock an iOS device into using a specific […]

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Apple Configurator How-to Now Shipping

Apple Configurator How-to Now Shipping

Charles Edge and TJ Houston have a new book out on using Apple Configurator.  Charles’ technical documentation is top notch and TJ’s articles on Configurator are fantastic as well. This book is a must have if you currently deploy iOS devices or are planning to deploy and manage iOS devices […]

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Real World Example: 500 iPads from Boxes to Students

Real World Example: 500 iPads from Boxes to Students

One of the rising topics of discussion that continually returns to every single Mac Admin conference, gathering, and website is the deployment of iPads.  iPads have become ubiquitous, for users, schools, and businesses now, and suddenly lots of system admins, technology coordinators, directors, and supervisors are being tasked with adopting […]

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Managing an AppleTV with Profiles

Now that AppleTVs are becoming more prevalent in the enterprise and education, Apple has added Profile support for them.  You can now manage certain aspects of the AppleTV using Profiles.  One such aspect is wireless configurations, including 802.1x profiles for secure networks.  Check out the details on how to apply […]

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Helpful iOS 6 Features

Over at Tech Recess, Randy Saeks has a rundown of some new iOS 6 features that are useful in a managed environment.  The feature that will reduce support time the most is the ability to update installed apps without entering an AppleID and password.  This allows you to use a […]

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