I wanted the direct links to the downloads to throw the latest keynote on a network share. I didn’t find the direct links to Apple’s feeds anywhere with a quick search, so I extracted them from iTunes. Here they are for you. Standard Definition (iPod): http://podcasts.apple.com/apple_keynotes/apple_keynotes.xml High Definition: http://podcasts.apple.com/apple_keynotes_hd/apple_keynotes_hd.xml 1080p: http://podcasts.apple.com/apple_keynotes_1080p/apple_keynotes_1080p.xmlRead More Apple Keynote Podcast Feeds
AirDrop is a feature in Mac OSX Lion for transferring files between two Macs, great feature my my wife’s Mac is on the list of Macs that do not support AirDrop. Yesterday while working on an unrelated issue, I discovered that the Deeper tool has an option to activate AirDrop on any Mac running Lion […]Read More Enable AirDrop on any Mac
Please don’t do this. The .local TLD is a reserved namespace for MDNS. MDNS is used extensivly by Apple in their Bonjour technology which is built into OS X, and typically finds it’s way on to Windows computers via an iTunes installation. If there is ever the possiblity that Macs will be added to your […]Read More PSA: Do not name your Active Directory domain .local!
From Ars Technica: New school program for iOS apps doesn’t address all IT needsRead More New school program for iOS apps doesn’t address all IT needs
This is for my friends and family in hopes that you read it and take action before you have the “Oh crap my computer won’t boot now what?” scenario. I’ve worked in Information Technology for 10 years now. Trust me, if you use a computer, some day you will find yourself in this scenario. Your […]Read More How much is the data on YOUR computer’s hard drive worth?
The headline is: Discover some amazing new software. Unleash new potential from your Mac. Support independent Mac developers. And make the world a better place. For only $39 you up the 13 pieces of software that would normally sell for $626.75 to $975.70 if purchased individually, and 25% of your purchase goes to charity. Currently […]Read More MacHeist Bundle 3
Being the proactive kind of administrator, I created a great VB script that goes through my OUs and marks computer that haven’t updated their password as disabled, and modifies the description of of the computer to show why it was disabled (Disabled after 90 days of inactivity.) The goal was to cleanup stale computer accounts, […]Read More Apple Computers in the Enterprise Environment: Almost There Part 3
My wife fell asleep during Heros tonight as she missed most of Season 2 and had no clue what’s going on. Not even a handful of episodes are available on NBC.com and Hulu.com, but all are available via Netflix’s watch instantly service, but despite rumors as far back as last year Netflix doesn’t offer Mac […]Read More VirtualBox on OS X 10.5
My original thought when I started Almost There Part 1 was to write down what I was thinking while dealing with Apple in the Enterprise Environment. I always thought I would be able to look back and see if Apple improved on things I felt the need to comment about. After the MacWorld 2008 keynote […]Read More Apple Computers in the Enterprise Environment: Almost There Part 2.
Recently I’ve become more and more involved with the operation of Apple Computers running OS X (10.4, Tiger) in our corporate environment. While working with these computers, I am often impressed and disappointed on how well they work with and fit into corporate IT. Impressed because many things that one would expect to be complicated […]Read More Apple Computers in the Enterprise Environment: Almost There Part 1.