Managing (or setting) the Mini TouchBar Control Strip

A simple way to configure the touchbar for your users.

Nov 28, 2016 - 4 minute read

Categories: Touch Bar   MacBook Pro   macOS   Sierra  

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The Untouchables - Apple's new OS 'activation' for Touch Bar MacBook Pros

A critical software update is required for your Mac.

Nov 27, 2016 - 20 minute read

Categories: Activation   macOS   watchOS   Touch Bar   MacBook Pro   Sierra  

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Apple’s EFI logonui – managing macOS Sierra’s wallpaper

Reverse engineering Sierra's new loginwindow.

Sep 24, 2016 - 14 minute read

Categories: Loginwindow   macOS   Sierra   EFI   Wallpaper   Macadmin  

Update 4: Note about non-blurred wallpapers and extra EFI data

Advanced Logging for Apple Configurator 2

A short post on enabling debug logging with Apple Configurator 2.

Feb 1, 2016 - 1 minute read

Categories: Apple Configurator 2   Logging   macOS   OS X  

While I don’t have much time to write a thorough post on how I found this information, while playing with Hopper I found out that you can have some incredibly verbose logs for Apple Configurator 2.

The Evil Triangle: El Capitan, SUS and Caching

What happens when engineers code in a bubble.

Oct 21, 2015 - 9 minute read

Categories: El Capitan   SUS   Caching   Server   macOS   OS X  

Update 1: As of December 8th, 2015, this issue is now resolved.

Paradise Island - Hiding El Capitan's Free Upgrade Banner

Upgrade now. Please?

Oct 1, 2015 - 4 minute read

Categories: El Capitan   Upgrade   macOS   OS X  

Yesterday, El Capitan came out and with it came great fanfare…except if you aren’t ready to deploy it.