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Wednesday March 26

10:46
Play a sound on your iPhone.

If you think your lost iPhone is nearby, you can play a sound on it to help you find it. Sign in to Find My iPhone and select the device you want. Tap to see your options.
Tap Play Sound. If your iPhone is online, the sound plays immediately for two minutes. If it’s offline, the sound plays next time it’s online.
More: Find My iPhone overview

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10:43
Locate your iPhone on a map.

Go to icloud.com/find or download the free Find My iPhone app on another iOS device.
Sign in with the Apple ID you use with iCloud. Select the device you want to locate from the list. A green dot means it’s online, and a gray dot means it’s offline.
Note: To locate and protect your device, you need to have set up Find My iPhone before it was lost. More: Find My iPhone overview

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10:39
Ask Siri to set up a meeting.

You can ask Siri to set up a meeting by saying, “Set up a meeting with John in my office at 2:30.”
Siri will check your calendar and ask you to confirm. The other attendees will receive an email that they can reply to.
You can also ask Siri about your meeting. For example, “Where is my four o’clock?”

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10:35
Ask Siri to send an email.

To send an email, you just say "Send John an email." Siri will prompt you for the subject and email text.
Siri will set up your email and ask you to confirm it before sending.
Note: To include punctuation, speak it. For example, “See you soon exclamation mark.”

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10:32
Create a new playlist.

Tap Playlists and tap New Playlist. Enter a title and tap Save.
Tap next to a song to add it to your playlist. Tap Done when finished.
Tap Edit to add or delete songs from a playlist. Hold and drag to move a song to a new spot in the playlist.

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10:30
Set up Mail.

In Settings, tap Mail, Contacts, Calendar.
Under Accounts, tap Add Account.
Tap iCloud to add your iCloud Mail account, or tap another option to set up other email services like Microsoft Exchange, Yahoo! and Gmail.
More: iOS: Setting up an email account

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10:18
Answer a second incoming call.

If you receive a second call while you're on a call:

Tap End Current Call to end the first call and answer the new one
Tap Hold & Accept to put the first call on hold and answer the new one
Tap Send to Voicemail to send the call to voicemail

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10:14
Set iPhone to Do Not Disturb.

Do Not Disturb keeps calls, alerts, and other notifications from making sounds or lighting up when iPhone is locked.
Swipe up from the bottom edge of your iPhone screen—even when locked—to reveal Control Center.
Tap  to turn on Do Not Disturb.
Note: You can also turn on and adjust Do Not Disturb in Settings.

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10:12
Decline a call.

If you can’t answer an incoming call, you can:

Press the Sleep/Wake button on top of iPhone — once to silence the call, twice to send the call to voicemail
Tap Decline to send the call to voicemail
Tap Message to reply with a text message without answering the call
Tap Remind Me to have iPhone remind you to return the call

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09:47
Make a phone call.

To make a phone call, you can:

Tap a phone number in Contacts
Tap a name you added to your Favorites
Tap a recent call in Recents to return it
Tap Keypad, enter a phone number, and tap the phone icon
Press and hold the Home button to ask Siri to "Call Sam" or "Dial Claire"

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09:45
iPod nano (6th generation): Hardware troubleshooti...

If you have an issue with your iPod nano (6th generation), try these tips first.

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09:43
Update to iOS 7.1.

In Settings, tap General, and then tap Software Update. Follow the onscreen instructions to download and install iOS 7.1.
After installation, the iOS Setup Assistant will guide you through set up.

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09:41
iPod Hi-Fi:Troubleshooting issues with the Apple R...

If you suspect the Apple Remote is not working properly, point the remote at iPod Hi-Fi and press the Play/Pause button. The status light on iPod Hi-Fi should blink. If the light does blink, see iPod Hi-Fi: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for a description of the status light messages. If the status light does not blink:

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09:41
iPod: Unable to sync data with Outlook 2010 64-bit...

If you have an iPod, iPod nano, or iPod classic, you may be unable to sync contacts or calendars with Outlook 2010 64-bit version.
Symptom 1

The following dialog may appear on your computer:

"The 64-bit version of Outlook is not supported with this iPod."
"There is no default mail client or the current mail client cannot fulfill the messaging request. Please run Microsoft Outlook and set it as the default mail client."

Symptom 2

There is no option to "Sync to Microsoft Outlook" in the Contacts and Calendars preferences panel in iTunes. iTunes might also display the message "Microsoft Outlook must be installed in order to synchronize contacts/calendars."

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Monday March 24

09:39
About the OS X Server v3.1.1 Update

Learn about changes included in the OS X Server v3.1.1 Update.

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Sunday March 23

13:41
30 Years of the Mac – Video

Tim Perfitt of Twocanoes Software has put together a nice video showcasing the thirty years of Macintosh models.I’ve owned eight of them, mostly portables.  How about you?Read more about the video on the Twocanoes blog.About Samuel KeeleySamuel Keeley is a Mac Systems Administrator at Dropbox. He can frequently be found in ##osx-server on Freenode, or on Twitter @keeleysam.Mail | Web | Twitter |... | Read more »

Friday March 21

12:30
OS X Server (Mavericks): Font profiles with payloa...

OS X Server v3.1 or later allows you to create font payloads using Profile Manager. If you include a font larger than 2MB, the payload may not deploy.

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Thursday March 20

09:45
OS X Server: Managing Safari plug-in options using...

In Safari 6.1.2 and 7.0.2, Safari plug-in options can be managed using the configuration profiles feature of OS X Server.

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Wednesday March 19

20:28
Take a screenshot on your Mac

Learn how to take pictures of your screen (screenshots) on your Mac. These screenshots are saved as files on your desktop.

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Tuesday March 18

09:12
Virtualize OS X using vSphere on Mac hardware

On my blog, I have written a 3 page blogpost about virtualizing OS X using vSphere on Mac hardware.In the blogpost I try to answer the below questions:

  • What is required to virtualize OS X?
  • Which hardware is supported, and which hardware works?
  • How to license OS X in a virtual environment?
  • What are best practices for running OS X in a virtual environment?
  • How to safely deploy OS X from a template?
  • How to backup OS X in a virtual environment?

Check out the blogpost here: Virtualize OS X using vSphere on Mac hardwareAbout Mads Fog AlbrechtslundFormer Apple Expert turned Virtualization Consultant. Now passionate about both Apple technology and VMware virtualization. Working for Businessmann A/S in Denmark.... | Read more »

05:46
About the OS X Server v3.1 Update

Learn about changes included in the OS X Server v3.1 Update.

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05:43
About Apple Remote Desktop 3.7.2

Learn about Apple Remote Desktop 3.7.2.

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Monday March 17

18:47
Sydney (Australia) Mac Admins March 2014 Meet Up

To All Sydney Mac Admins,Our 3rd Meeting of the year is scheduled for the 26th of March.We have a booking at 6pm for the Fulton Room at Hart’s Pub, Corner of Essex & Gloucester St, The Rocks.This months agenda: 6:00-6:30pm – Drinks and Introductions. 6:30-7:30pm – Main presentation: “Six quick wins that you can implement in an afternoon to make managing your macs easier”. The idea is to present in 5-15 minutes a mud map on how to implement a solution that can be done in an afternoon that makes your job and your users jobs easier. We have a few ideas, but welcome further submissions, even on the night. 7:30-8:00pm – What is bugging you this week? A chance to share issues that you are facing in your environment and get help from your fellow admins. Also an opportunity to share issues that you have solved that may help others. 8:00pm – informal discussion.If you can’t make next Wednesday, we are planning on meeting monthly on the last Wednesday of the month.Email... | Read more »

Tuesday March 11

08:13
Apple TV: How to change the language

Learn how to change the language setting on your Apple TV if it is incorrect, or if you accidentally changed the language to one you don't understand.

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Monday March 10

12:19
Hidden AirPlay feature in the AppleTV 6.1 (iOS 7.1...

Here’s one that will make educators and education network administrators realllllly happy. There’s a hidden gem in the AppleTV 6.1 update that was released today.In addition to bonjour negotiation for AirPlay, iOS 7.1 devices will also look for AirPlay sources over bluetooth when doing it’s scan! This means you do NOT need bonjour to AirPlay.Requirements:1) Apple TV with version 6.1 (released 3/10/14) 2) iOS device with version 7.1 (released 3/10/14) 3) IP connectivity between the two devicesI tried a Mac with 10.9.2 and it didn’t see the AppleTV as an AirPlay source over bluetooth. That may be coming in a future update.Make sure your AppleTV is updated to 6.1. You can see that this AppleTV is on an ethernet connection with a 10.10.X.X subnet IP Address. Also make sure bluetooth is ON on your AppleTV.  As you can see on my iOS device, it’s on a Wifi network with a 10.6.X.X subnet address. This VLAN does not... | Read more »

 
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