Archive for June, 2012

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 [email protected]  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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Skinning a Cat: Lots of Ways to Deploy Lion

Skinning a Cat: Lots of Ways to Deploy Lion

The release of Mac OS X Lion dramatically changed how Apple distributed its desktop operating system. By moving from physical distribution to electronic distribution, Apple was able to offer Lion at a much lower price than many earlier releases, and also offer a better installation experience for most of its […]

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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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FileVault 2: The Silent Protector

FileVault 2: The Silent Protector

Introduction It comes as part of an amazing revolution that the devices we carry are increasingly smaller and lighter. For the first time in history, we have truly mobile devices, including laptops. This also means that they’re more likely to be misplaced or be carried with us in hostile environments, […]

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Automating Enrollment of Lion into Profile Manager on OS X Server

Automating Enrollment of Lion into Profile Manager on OS X Server

Starting with OS X 10.7 (Lion), there has been a shift from managing via Workgroup Manager and Managed Profiles (“MCX”) to managing via Profile Manager and Configuration Profiles (.mobileconfig). Configuration Profiles can be managed in a variety of ways, but OS X Server 10.7 provides a simple and efficient tool […]

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