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”
If you have to run a terminal command to format a hard drive then you might be in a bit of trouble. Formatting a Hard drive on a Mac is very simple using Disk Utility. However there may come a time you are required to formate a drive using a Terminal Command. Continue reading “Format a Drive in Terminal”
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.
The zoom function on a mac has been around for awhile and I have enjoyed using it on my MacBook Pro with the trackpad and the pinch method (index figure and thumb) to zoom in and out of a safari page. The issue I have found is what to do when you dont have a trackpad to use that method?
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.
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.
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.
Recently came across an issue registering a Apple TV 3 inside a sky broadband network. Seems one of the ports is not open thus allowing the Apple device register over the internet. This issue materialised in the last few weeks with a number of clients with their new Apple TV. Continue reading “Apple TV 3 registering issue with Sky broadband”
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.
I am afraid gone are the days when Macs seemed to be impervious to virus. In the past 4 months I have seen a influx of malware, adware and spyware virus’s which have compromised a number of client machines both business and home users. People have been drawn into installing software programs such as Mackeeper to help improve the performance of their machine and identify “problems” within the machine before it affects the work flow of the end user. The really annoying thing about these programs is the easy that they are available while surfing the net. Continue reading “Virus software”