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Apple Management Concepts for Deploying and Maintaining iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks Devices
This chapter from Managing Apple Devices: Deploying and Maintaining iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks Devices defines Apple’s goals related to iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks Devices, introduces the key iOS and OS X features and services you will use when managing Apple devices, and explores the most common deployment scenarios, or models, to provide a framework on which to build your specific deployment plans.
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By Arek Dreyer, Kevin M. WhiteAug 26, 2014
Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.9: System Troubleshooting
This excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.9: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Mavericks explains the OS X startup process, examines essential files and processes required to successfully start up, covers the various startup modes used by OS X, and shows how to troubleshoot the processes used at startup and login.
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By Kevin M. White, Gordon DavissonAug 25, 2014
Recording and Editing Software Instruments in GarageBand
In this lesson from Apple Pro Training Series: GarageBand, you’ll learn recording and editing techniques for building music with Software Instrument regions. You’ll also learn how to change instruments for Software Instrument tracks in the timeline.
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By Mary PlummerAug 6, 2014
Arranging Photos by Faces and Places in iPhoto
What do you do when you want to see photos of specific people or look at photos taken at the cabin you rent every winter? Thankfully, you can put iPhoto to work finding all the people and all the places in your photos. Dion Scoppettuolo shows you how in this chapter from Apple Pro Training Series: iPhoto.
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By Dion ScoppettuoloJul 30, 2014

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Ben WaldieUsing Dropbox to Track a Stolen Mac

My sister is currently living overseas.  Last month, her Mac was stolen.  Unfortunately, she didn't have Find My Mac enabled, as she was running an older version of OS X, which didn't support it. The police did manage to recover the Mac after a few days, but this situation got me thinking... how could you track down a stolen Mac without Find My Mac enabled?  Certainly, there are commercial third-party apps that could help.  But, what about something a typical Mac user might have installed?  What about Dropbox?

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By Ben WaldieCommentsSeptember 10, 2012
Topics: Apple,Operating Systems
Ben WaldieiOS Productivity: Printing from Your iPhone or iPad via Your Mac

AirPrint was introduced with iOS 4.2, and lets you to print right from your iOS device.  Now you can be super productive, right?  Only if you have an AirPrint enabled printer at your disposal.  Although there are hundreds of printers available that support AirPrint these days, what if you're like me, and have older printers that iOS doesn't recognize?  Your Mac can help.

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By Ben WaldieCommentsSeptember 3, 2012
Topics: Wireless Networking,Apple,Gadgets and Digital Lifestyle,iPhone,iPad,Productivity
Ben WaldieMac Productivity: Mountain Lion GateKeeper Workaround

If you're a Mountain Lion user, then you've probably encountered GateKeeper.  This is Apple's latest security mechanism, which restricts the apps that can be launched on your Mac.  By default, GateKeeper only allows apps to run that are from the Mac App Store, or digitally signed by official developers who have registered with Apple.  Try and launch an app from an unknown developer, and GateKeeper shuts it right down. What if you need to use the app, though?  Can you launch it without disabling GateKeeper entirely?  Sure you can.

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By Ben WaldieCommentsAugust 28, 2012
Topics: Apple,Operating Systems,Productivity
Ben WaldieiOS Productivity: Remotely Access Your Mac with LogMeIn

Your ability to accomplish things while on the go is key to your mobile productivity.  You've got tons of great apps on your iPhone or iPad, and probably have some level of access to your important files too, maybe through Dropbox or iCloud.  You can do almost anything, but every now and then, you hit a wall.  Maybe you need to make some emergency changes in an InDesign layout back home, check on the status of your Mac's backup, or dig up tax returns you filed away on your external drive.  If only you could connect to your Mac remotely, take control, and do what you need.  With LogMeIn, you can do exactly that.

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By Ben WaldieCommentsAugust 20, 2012
Topics: Apple,Operating Systems,iLife,iPad,Productivity

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