16 May 2013: Today Apple Training announced Mac Management Basics 10.8, a new offering for administrators who deploy and manage Mac computers at scale. As with Mac Integration Basics, the free content prepares learners to pass the Associate Certification exam. Featured Mountain Lion 10.8 tools include NetInstall, System Image Utility, Apple Remote Desktop, Profile Manager, Software Update … [Read more...]
iWork Update Coming Soon?
14 May 2013: The iWork 2009 suite of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote has been only modestly updated since for iOS and iCloud. A major update is long overdue and will be much appreciated. … [Read more...]
Watchman Monitor App – Get Proactive!
15 Mar 2013: Cider Tech consulting customers have the option of installing our Monitor app on each of their Mac computers. The Monitor apps periodically report to our Monitor server, and if trouble appears we get emails and can take appropriate action. … [Read more...]
iMac (21.5-inch early 2013) – Go Schools!
05 Mar 2013: Today Apple introduced an updated version of the iMac (21.5-inch, Early 2013) with schools in mind. For 15-25% lower initial price you get less CPU, Cores, Cache, HDD, and Memory than the iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012) model. Both iMac versions sport the new thin edges, USB 3.0 ports, Fusion drive option, and Thunderbolt (without Firewire) and carry Model Identifier iMac13,1. … [Read more...]
Apple Computer Expectations
15 Feb 2013: Apple computers use a graphical Unix operating system well integrated with precision hardware. Apple is extending that integration to highly mobile and highly popular devices -- iPhones and iPads. … [Read more...]