I don’t want to brag or anything, but my mobile penalty just increased massively: Since last night, I am, finally, on Fiber7. Sweet, sweet Gigabit, every second… And bye-bye Universal Product Code Cable Company.
Almost, almost bought a ticket for Úll, too, but instead put it on the “really wanna” pile for next year. More: TidBITS: 24 Conferences for Mac and iOS Professionals in 2015.
I’m working on a better way for these links and it’ll likely involve OneTab, but for now, still, like that:
- Ordered a SixPack: WayTools TextBlade.
- Out of beta: BusyContacts.
- How to take a screenshot. Instead of you explaining…
- CMD-N in Finder.
- Videos: Learn Version Control with Git
- Scan to Text with TextGrabber for iOS; see ABBYY TextGrabber.
- In some detail: What happens when you type google.com into your browser’s address box and press enter?.
- Really… Wut? BlackBerry CEO Wants Legislators To Make Developing BlackBerry Apps Mandatory.
- Christian likes it, too: Zoiper: Free VoIP SIP softphone. And when it comes to VoIP (and probably weirdly small British cars), Christian is like a combination of “TÜV” and “Stiftung Warentest”.
- 2nd version of the CalDigit Thunderbolt™ station; with eSATA. Turns out, I’ve really come to need USB 3.0 ports and Other World Computing has 5 of them on theirs; you can order yours in March, but mine’s already on its way.
- Didn’t know there was a free Basecamp clone: Freedcamp.
- Nifty: Message header analyzer.
- Would’ve been handy: PhotoMath.
- Another one bites the dust: TUAW: There’s magic everywhere. Then again: Apple World Today.
- More geeky admin with your iPad: Airconsole – iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac and PC Serial and Ethernet over Wifi and Bluetooth Low Energy.
- Decrypting TLS Browser Traffic With Wireshark – The Easy Way!.
- Seems collaborating on email is a thing and it’s not ticketing: respondly, Inbox by Zendesk (in beta), and I’ve previously mentioned Front; or, with Google Groups for Business, a collaborative inbox.
- Like Air Display, but with a cable: Duet.
- I wanted the original UK power plug, but at least this might actually happen: Mu System – World’s Thinnest International (USB) Charger.
- And sometimes fluids on your iPad are ok: Phorm – World’s First Morphing Touchscreen Case. Thanks, Mik!
So, then Microsoft bought Acompli and rereleased it as “Outlook” and promptly scared the living daylights out of the collective Exchange community (and, apparently, “IBM Notes Traveler” admins): Warning – Microsofts Outlook app for iOS breaks your company security. Should have listened to the people who told you never to let those Apple toys in the door…
Of course, Apple’s now sold over 1 billion of those “toys”: MacStories: Apple Q1 2015 Results. It might be a bit late now…—The “slight” dip in CHF-EUR and CHF-USD rates and the lull in Apple’s stock price made mid-January the ideal moment to replenish the stock.
Finally, on our “home” front:
- “OS X DNS flushing, a retrospective”.
- From Yelp: OSXCollector: Forensic Collection and Automated Analysis for OS X.
- OS X Yosemite (Server 4.03) and SMB3 – Murage Inc..
- OS X admins: your clients are not getting background security updates. Hand in hand with: Managing OS X: Gatekeeper Configuration Data and XProtectPlistConfigData and Munki and Reposado, oh my!.
- Scary? Santa: Naughty and nice.
- virtuallyGhetto: ESXi 6.0 works OOTB for Apple Mac Mini & Mac Pro.
- kitzy.org: Removing MacKeeper.
Now, you can and should come to the [MacSysAdmin] Bier #38 on Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 at 18:45 at Gloria, but if you knew of and didn’t tell me about Dispatch’s “View Source” action, I’m not sure we can stay friends…
Hasta la vista,