Magic Mouse 2 and Magic keyboard

The Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2 have been out since Oct 2015 replacing the similar designed mouse and a more flatter triangle shaped design keyboard with a rechargeable battery instead of the AA batteries. In theory gone now are the days of having a issue with a keyboard or mouse losing connection to the mac. Now you just plug in the lighting cable and away you go, well the keyboard anyhow, the mouse is a bit difficult to work with while its plugged in for regarding. Continue reading “Magic Mouse 2 and Magic keyboard”

Laptop or Desktop

If you are looking to buy a new Mac and and wondering wether to go for a laptop or desktop there are few questions which you need to ask to help you decide which one.



Do you work solely from a desk/ office or do you require a mac that is mobile.  The second question is performance.  If your not that bothered about performance then a laptop might be the better option, giving your the flexibly of working from a desk or not.   The final question would be your budget?  If you are on a budget and your concerned about performance then you might want to consider a desktop machine.

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Add WPS Printer to Airport Extreme

Adding a Wi-Fi printer to a network using the WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup Method) feature on your Broadband Router is, well straightforward.  Press the button on the WPS on the router and then press the Wi Fi button on the Printer.   The machines talk to each other and less than a minute the printer is now on the network.
The Question I have is how do you do that if your Router is a Airport Extreme, there is no fancy button for WPS on the Apple Device what do you do.  The process is rather simple but before we go into that I would have to ask one question.

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Command Line to Create USB OSX Stick

As many people are aware creating a USB installer for OSX is ideal for any IT Engineer.  I have spent many hours searching for the terminal command to create a USB Bootable memory stick.

To simplify I am assuming you know what terminal is,you have a USB stick (8GB or more), have formatted it to untiled in disk utility and finally downloaded the latest version of the Mac OS you want an installer for.  All you need is the terminal command to run the installer to create the USB Installer.

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VPN L2TP Connection issues with Windows machines connecting to OSX Servers

If anyone has any dealings with OSX Server Licence 5.1 and above for El Capitan or MacOSX Sierra (10.11 or 10.12) will have come across PPTP is no more.  For VPN you have L2TP as your only option.  This is not a issue and it is a lot more secure than PPTP.   Always ensuring the correct ports are open for it to work.

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Remote Desktop Support

How do I remote into my mac, or get someone to access my machine and help me out.
This question has been around for a number of years. There are lots of remote programs out there here are the top few I find work very nice with your mac.

Top one I would always use if you don’t have access to the network you need to connect to (i.e VPN) would be Teamviewer.  Free to the end user, paid service for commercial user.

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Backup your machine

Your Hard Drive will fail, even the SSD as for a time frame anything from the warranty of the machine to 10 years later. I personally have hard drives which have been working now coming on to 12 years. (I hope I have not jinxed that) With that vital piece of information you should be looking at how you backup your computer whether its a laptop or a iPad. Now we break down what are the options.

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