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Friday July 1

Java updates available for OS X on July 15, 2015

Java updates address a recently identified Java web plug-in vulnerability.

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Finding OneNote Class Notebooks

Today’s post was written by Paul “Lanny” Watkins, teacher at Ysgol Bae Baglan school and MIE Expert.
One of the hardest things I found being an ICT teacher was finding an effective way of providing written feedback to my students. When they produced work using applications such as PowerPoint or Word, it was easy to leave comments. However, when there was a change of topic it was rare that the students went back to revisit and act upon the feedback the teacher had provided. Whereas in other subjects, where students kept the same exercise book, they were able to access teacher comments and act upon them. However, through a combination of time constraints and a change in application, this practice was never promoted. We needed a way of providing quality written feedback, which students could easily access and then respond to, giving them the opportunity to improve their work. But finding the solution was easier said than done. We had tried a number of things... | Read more »

List of available trusted root certificates in iOS...

The iOS Trust Store contains trusted root certificates preinstalled with iOS.

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Thursday June 30

Programmatically Figuring Out When VPPTokens Expir...

The JSS has the ability to upload multiple .vpptokens, and using those, you can upload separate tokens for sites and then provide App Store apps to different sites based on each having some autonomy by having their own token. This is a pretty cool feature. And using the GUI, you can see when each token expires. You can also see a list of tokens using the API. To see a full list of all the tokens, we’ll just use a basic curl command here:
curl -s -u myuser:mypassword
This provides an array of output that has the number of tokens in and the id of each along with their name in and respectively, as follows
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>22test3test2

Once you know the id of a token, you can pull a bunch of information about that token using the following... | Read more »

What’s new in Office 365 administration—June updat...

Additional user management options, enhanced export capabilities and better guidance on next steps are some of the improvements we focused on in June to improve existing features in the new Office 365 admin center. Of course, we all love completely new features, but we want to make sure that the new admin center really makes it easier, faster and more efficient for you to manage Office 365. Based on your feedback, we took a critical look at the existing features to see how we can further improve them to provide you with the best management experience possible.
Here’s a summary of the June updates:
Updates for the new Office 365 admin center
Get tips on how to get started quickly—Most of you use some areas and capabilities of the admin center more heavily than others. The reason is often that admins aren’t fully aware of all the capabilities that the admin center provides or how a specific feature could help you to increase the value of Office 365... | Read more »

Episode 097 on the Office 365 Connectors and Xamar...

In this episode, Richard DiZerega and Andrew Coates have an open discussion on Office 365 Connectors and Xamarin development with the Microsoft Graph.
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The 5 insider secrets to mobile productivity in 20...

Creating a mobile workforce with a high level of supportive technology is one of the best things an organization can do to engage its employees. Specifically, a recent study conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit showed that companies with high rates of mobile enablement experienced a 16 percent increase in productivity as compared to those with low rates.

That’s because busy professionals are constantly on the go—whether traveling to yet another meeting or juggling work and home lives. But just because employees aren’t in the office tied to their computers doesn’t mean they can’t use their time wisely. It’s not uncommon to have lots of “dead time”—waiting in line for coffee, commuting on the subway, waiting for 15 minutes in the school pick-up line—that could be used differently, if only they had the tools to... | Read more »

Securing Patient Data on End User Computing Device...

The increase in the use and complexity of technological assets in the healthcare sector has been on the rise in the recent past. Healthcare practitioners have moved from recording data manually to keeping Electronic Health Records. This eases the accessibility and the availability of data to the health practitioners. Further, electronically stored data makes it possible for patients to receive high quality and error-free care, improve decision making process because medical history is available and also makes it possible to provide safer and more reliable information for medication. Despite, the numerous advantages that the use of technology in healthcare has, there is also a threat of patients data leakage that lingers around. According to a research by Garrison and Posey (2012), medical identity theft has far more consequences in comparison to the typical identity theft. In average, every medical theft case can cost $20,000, and represents a substantial privacy violation. For... | Read more »

Tuesday June 28

New to Office 365 in June—Microsoft Planner genera...

Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team.
June has been another busy month of updates across our Office apps on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. We reached new milestones for Microsoft Planner and GigJam. We are also introducing Office 365 Advanced Security Management, new datacenter regions and the next cumulative feature update to Office 2016.
Office inking works on more devices and apps
In January, we added new inking capabilities to Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote on Windows desktops and iPad. This was another step forward in making writing and drawing with your finger, pen or stylus more intuitive and powerful as a primary input in Office apps. This month we expanded... | Read more »

Stay on top of your travel and deliveries with Out...

Places to go, people to see. Pack your bags.
Travel can be stressful, even when you’re planning to go somewhere for fun. Staying on top of travel plans and package deliveries can become time-consuming and a hassle.
First, Outlook began automatically adding events from your email to your calendar. Now, we have more new experiences to help you stay on top of your travel plans and package deliveries, including the ability to:

  • Verify your travel reservations and package delivery details with ease using simplified summary cards in your inbox and calendar.
  • Check in for flights, change hotel and rental car reservations or track packages at the touch of a button.
  • Stay on top of your flights with reliable reminders.

These features are rolling out to Outlook for Mac and Outlook on the web today... | Read more »

3 new Sway capabilities for Office 365 subscribers

In the 10 months since Sway’s general availability, we’ve seen great interest in our digital storytelling app, with millions of Sways created to date! We’ve seen music companies, design firms and small businesses use Sway for company presentations, client pitches and employee newsletters. We’ve watched teachers use Sway to advance student learning in dynamic and engaging ways in their classrooms. And... | Read more »

Polycom dials up business value using Office 365

Today’s Microsoft Office 365 post was written by Luc Trudel, vice president of IT Infrastructure and Operations at Polycom.
Collaboration lies at the heart of everything we do at Polycom, both in terms of the innovative products we create and the essence of how we work. Our business involves building the best in video, voice and content collaboration and communication technology. So the very nature of our business shows how critical we believe teamwork to be.
We reach across business units and geographical boundaries to make sure that all the products we develop work well together. Sometimes that means collaborating on common foundational aspects such as coding standards or interfaces. Other times we’re coming together to ensure cohesive global marketing and sales. Regardless, we have to keep information flowing among our employees, our contract manufacturers and other supply chain partners so that we deliver integrated products that offer maximum value to our... | Read more »

Sell smarter and faster with the new Salesforce Li...

Modern sales reps rely on two tools above all others—Customer Relational Management (CRM) to manage sales opportunities and email to communicate with contacts. Yet, CRM and email have traditionally been disconnected tools, and sales reps have had to spend valuable time toggling between these apps. Whether it’s manually adding contacts or calendar events from email to CRM or having to move back and forth between email and CRM when looking up and updating a CRM entry based on an email thread, a lot of precious time and effort is spent on these administrative activities.

The new Lightning for Outlook add-in is designed to help reduce this pain by giving you the ability to search, view and update all Salesforce CRM entries associated with your email contacts right from Outlook, increasing productivity and helping you save time, so you can focus on the selling. Using Lightning Sync, you can automatically sync contacts and calendar events from your email to your CRM, so you don’t... | Read more »

Monday June 20

About the security content of OS X El Capitan 10.1...

This document describes the security content of OS X El Capitan 10.11.1, Security Update 2015-004 Yosemite, and Security Update 2015-007 Mavericks.

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About the security content of iOS 9.1

This document describes the security content of iOS 9.1.

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About the security content of watchOS 2.0.1

This document describes the security content of watchOS 2.0.1.

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About the security content of watchOS 2.1

This document describes the security content of watchOS 2.1.

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Security update for mDNSResponder

Current versions of Apple products use the updated version of Bonjour. For previous versions, Apple has issued a security update.

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About the security content of AirPort Base Station...

This document describes the security content of AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.6.7 and 7.7.7.

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Wednesday June 15

About the security content of Safari 9.1

This document describes the security content of Safari 9.1.

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About the security content of iOS 9.3

This document describes the security content of iOS 9.3.

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Friday June 10

Logic Pro X 10.2 release notes

Learn about the Logic Pro X 10.2.3 update and previous Logic Pro 10.2 updates. 

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Monday June 6

Ep. 4 – MacAdmin Easter Egg

Just in time for WWDC, another special guest on the Frogor 45 – Tim Sutton, of Mac Operations fame, here to discuss things non-Adobe… like mcxToProfile.

Mastering by AD⚡️CB logo designer Pepijn Bruienne
Other things mentioned:
Bluetooth fingerprint unlock apps that shall remain nameless
Ollllld topics like ManifestDestiny
The first time I recall seeing the aforementioned Easter egg in the title
Erik Berglund(of EverythingCreator™ branding, already famous for the Imagr-Casper-DeployStudio-SIU omnibus... | Read more »

Thursday June 2

ICYMI – LISA Conversations, with Google

Just a quick post for folks that missed it (I follow Clay on the twitters but got notice it was happening a bit too late), the well-regarded ‘Managing Macs at Google Scale’ talk Clay Caviness and Ed Eigerman gave for LISA ’13 was revisited for their video series, embedded below. Enjoy!

About Allister BanksAllister has had the honor of writing a book with Charles Edge (, an article or two for MacTech Magazine, and speaking at conferences like MacAdmins Conference at Penn State. He lives in NYC, contributes to various open source projects, and speaks enough Japanese to order food.Mail |... | Read more »

Monday May 16

About the security content of tvOS 9.2.1

This document describes the security content of tvOS 9.2.1.

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How to get started with Prisma
If there's one thing people like to do more than taking pictures with their smartphones, it's tinkering with those photos in some way. Numerous apps have sprung up over the last several years that allow you to use filters and special effects to transform your pictures, and it doesn't seem like the appetite for those tricks has been satisfied for... | Read more »
6 Pokemon GO updates you can expect, acc...
Pokemon GO had a scheduled appearance at this year's San Diego Comic-Con for a while, but it was only relatively close to the show that it was upgraded to a spot in Hall H. That's the biggest venue at SDCC, one usually reserved for the largest movie and television panels. [Read more] | Read more »
How to evolve Eevee in Pokemon GO
By now, almost everyone should be hip to how to evolve Pokemon in Pokemon GO (and if not, there's a guide for that). Just gather enough candy of the appropriate type, feed them all to the Pokemon, and evolution happens. It's a miracle that would astound Darwin. [Read more] | Read more »
CSR Racing 2: Guide to all game modes
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Bulb Boy (Games)
Bulb Boy 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Multi-award winning 2D point & click horror adventure about a boy with a glowing head. | Read more »
5 top free emoji keyboard apps
If we're not at peak emoji yet as a society, it feels like we definitely should be. The emoji concept has gone far beyond what anyone in Japan could have envisioned when the people there unleashed it on an unsuspecting world, but the West has taken it and just kept running over the past few years. [Read more] | Read more »
How to unlock more characters in Disney...
One of the big charms of Disney Emoji Blitz is seeing a wide variety of beloved Disney and Pixar characters transformed into smiling emojis. Even someone like the sneaky Randall from Monsters Inc., who probably never cracked a smile on film, is happy as can be until your time is running out. [Read more] | Read more »
Cubway (Games)
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Colorcube (Games)
Colorcube 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Turn pieces and blend colours in this minimal yet visually stunning puzzler.Over 200 handcrafted and challenging levels.Features alternative colour schemes for all common colour deficiencies.A cooperation with award winning board... | Read more »
Doodle God Griddlers (Games)
Doodle God Griddlers 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: | Read more »
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