How to Watch the Apple Special Event on 7th September 2016

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to watch the live Apple special event, on 7th September 2016, that is Apple is set to live broadcast over the internet.

You can watch the event on a Mac, on an iPad, iPhone or on a television via Apple TV. You could even watch in on a PC.

If you miss the live event, all is not lost. I’ll show you how you can you can time-shift your viewing.

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How to Watch the “Let Us Loop You In” Event on 21st March 2016

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to watch the live Let Us Loop You In Apple special event that is Apple is set to live broadcast over the internet.

You can watch the event on a Mac, on an iPad, iPhone or on a television via Apple TV. You could even watch in on a PC.

If you miss the live event, all is not lost. I’ll show you how you can you can time-shift your viewing.

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How to Change the Web Browser Default Search Engine in OS X

Apple’s Mac computers ship with the Safari web browser which, by default, uses Google for its search. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to change the default search engine.

For the purpose of this tutorial, I am using:

  • OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan
  • Safari 9.0.2
  • Chrome 47.0.2526.111 (64-bit)

If you are using an earlier version of OS X, not all search engine options will be available to you in Safari.

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Preparing a Mac for Upgrade to OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Apple announced El Capitan the latest version of it’s OS X operating system, numbered 10.11, on the 9th September 2015, at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California in the United States.

This is the third in a departure from the previous naming of operating systems after big cats. Following on from OS X 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite, El Capitan continues with the new naming convention of locations in California.

In this tutorial, I’ll show you what you will need to do to ensure that a Mac is ready for upgrade, from OS X 10.10 Yosemite, or earlier, to OS X 10.11 El Capitan following its release on 30th September 2015.

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How to Create a Windows 10 USB Installer Drive on a Mac

If, like me, you are inquisitive and/or enjoy experimenting with technology then it may be the case that you’d like to dabble with alternative operating systems every once in a while.

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a Microsoft Windows 10 bootable USB Drive using a Mac. It may be that you do not presently have a Windows computer to do this or it may be that you prefer to create things with a Mac rather than resorting to a Windows box.

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How to Test Drive Apple’s New OS X 10.11 El Capitan

By taking advantage of virtualisation software, it is possible to install and experiment with other operating systems.

It might be that you own a Mac and have always wondered if Windows is really as bad as some people make out. The answer is, generally, yes but Windows 10 looks interesting so install that one.

It might be that you have software that only works on a particular operating system with no version being available for OS X. Again, this is where virtualisation can help.

Virtualisation software allows you to install other versions of OS X, Windows, Linux—such as the popular Ubuntu distro—and more besides.

In this tutorial, I’ll show how you can test drive El Capitan without overwriting the hard drive in the Mac. Ideal if you just want to see if Apple’s new iteration of OS X is right for you.

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Apple Mobile Device Management Made Easy With Bushel

Mobile Device Management, or MDM, can be employed by educational institutions and small-businesses to large enterprises to manage numbers of mobile devices.

The advantages of MDM are that it:

  • Streamlines deployment of devices
  • Manages device inventory
  • Painlessly distributes apps
  • Configures corporate email
  • Manages Wi-Fi security
  • Enables employees, or device users, to remain productive
  • Helps prevent breach of corporate policies
  • Remotely locks and/or wipes lost or stolen devices

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How to Uninstall, Disable and Remove Adobe Flash

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to trash Adobe Flash. With recent news that, not one but two, zero-day vulnerabilities, Flash is no longer saviour of the universe.

Adobe Flash has long been a frustration, for computer users, with its seemingly almost daily requirement to install patches and updates. It is important, of course, to ensure that the software on a computer is fully patched and up-to-date otherwise it might be at risk from malware and/or viruses.

Flash is now putting computer users at risk, it is time to consider whether Flash is any longer a necessity.

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How to Watch the ‘Spring Forward’ Apple Special Event on 9th March 2015

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to watch the live Spring Forward Apple special event that is being broadcast over the internet. You can watch the event on a Mac, on an iPad, iPhone or on a television via Apple TV. You could even watch in on a PC.

Don’t worry if you miss the live event, I’ll show you how you can watch on catch-up.

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