Mac IT earns Mobile Technical Competency

Mac IT Solutions is proud to anncounce that we have earned Apple's Mobility Technical Compentency for iOS Deployment & Management.

Doug Tomlinson has recently earned a competency in the Apple iOS mobility arena.   This comptency allows us to deploy and manage iOS devices for both small to medium business as well as in Enterprise environments.  We are proud to be the first consultanting firm in South Texas to earn this honor.  

In order to qualify, Doug was required to earn certifications in both 10.7 Lion Client Management, 10.7 Lion Server Management, and iOS Security.  Doug recently attended Apple Advanced Camp where he worked with Apple System Engineers and members of the Apple Professional Services teams.  This consisted in a full week of tranining, hands on labs, best practices, and real world deployment scenarios.  

Doug's expertise in Microsoft proudcts such as MS Exchange and Active Directory sets Mac IT Solutions apart from our competition.  We look forward to working with customers of all sizes in planning, implementing, management, and training of enterprise customers who are looking to deploy iPhones & iPads in their environments.

For more information on how Mac IT Solutions can augment your existing IT departments, please contact us to get started.

I want a new laptop!

So I'll start by admitting that I like new toys as much as the next guy...maybe even a bit more than the next guy.

That said, the fact that I've been carrying the same laptop for nearly 2 years just isn't sitting well with me.  Crystal & Juan are both sporting newer models with Thunderbolt and Juan still rubs his SSD in my face from time to time.  I might also add that my current 15" MacBook Pro is the first laptop that I've ever dropped and although it's been a good six months, I am reminded of it every day by it's sad little dented corner.

So why don't I just shut up and buy a new laptop?  Well...I'm not sure what I want and I'm not sure if Apple is going to give me what I THINK I want.  What do I want, you ask?  I'd like a 15" MacBook Air, please...

Rumors have been around since the summer that one might just be a reality.  Mac Rumors

I've been asked: "Doesn't a 15" negate the purpose of an air?"  I say "it depends".  Who knows what kind of connectors it would have.  Firewire?  Not likely.  I could live with that if vendors would hurry up and begin making Thunderbolt external drives more available.  I don't have many demands...just give me a higher resolution screen than that of the 13" and surely with a larger footprint Apple can solder an extra 4GB of RAM in there somewhere.

So really, Apple...that's all I want for Christmas this year.  A shiny new 15" MacBook Air with a beautiful high-res screen and 8GB of RAM.  Beyond that....I'm willing to comply, in normal Apple fashion, with pretty much whatever Apple decides I need.

 

**Update**  So we didn't get a 15" MacBook Air but we did get new MacBook Pros with Retina Displays which came in much thinner and more streamlined than previous models.  I'm happy to report that I have a shiny new 13" MacBook Pro Retina and am loving it!

Fix Black Screen in LogMeIn

Try:

sudo ps auxwww | grep loginwindow | grep root | grep -v grep | awk '{print $2}' | xargs sudo kill -9

2 links here:

http://superuser.com/questions/265599/black-screen-on-logmein-and-apple-remote-desktop-on-mac-os-x-server-10-6-6-whic

http://www.remotemacserver.com/?p=41

Instructions in the first link have been successful for me.  I read on the LMI forums that installing the LMI plugin on the destination machine may also halt this behaviour but I haven't tested.