Using Ping on a Mac

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Brian Olsen [fa icon="calendar'] September 30, 2015 [fa icon="tags'] Apple, Microsoft Windows, Networking

Being a long time Microsoft Windows user, I was surprised to find out a fun feature of Apple Mac's terminal command--ping.

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How to Fix Java Applet Error in Citrix Netscaler GUI

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Kevin Ottomeyer [fa icon="calendar'] June 12, 2015 [fa icon="tags'] Managed Services, Apple, Citrix, NetApp, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, How To Guide, Google, Managed Infrastructure & Helpdesk

We have all encountered the dreaded Java error when trying to connect to the Citrix Netscaler Netscaler GUI. For me this is one of the most frustrating error messages, as I am constantly working in different versions of Java, Netscaler firmware or browsers.

In this post I will walk you through the steps to resolve those Java error messages.

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Encrypting Online Storage with EncFS

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Dan Martin [fa icon="calendar'] June 30, 2013 [fa icon="tags'] Apple, Microsoft, Linux, Microsoft Windows

Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive, SugarSync, Box, iCloud and dozens of other online storage providers all make sharing content online for access from multiple devices fast and convenient. How sweet it is to take a picture or create a document on your phone or tablet and have it automatically uploaded to "the cloud". You no longer have to worry about the data being lost if something happens to your mobile device, right?

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Why Are More People Becoming Mac Fans?

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] December 18, 2012 [fa icon="tags'] Apple, Microsoft Windows

I'm known at my job and with friends of being a Mac fan, which is true. It wasn't always like that however. I've spent the majority of my IT career behind a keyboard of a PC (well, and a Linux machine when I was a Redhat Server Administrator) ;-) Customers and friends often ask why I use a Mac, and I thought that this experience of a blogger who works for a site called Tuaw summed it up nicely. Just like he mentions- Macs are not perfect- but even when things go wrong, the overall experience has been way less frustrating than experiences that I've had with a PC.

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Apple Mail in OS X Lion vs Sparrow v1.5

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] April 3, 2012 [fa icon="tags'] Apple

I’ve been pretty happy with Apple Mail, which I use on my Mac for a few personal email accounts (including an iCloud account and a Gmail account). However some things just annoy me with it. Compared to Gmail and other email providers, sometimes the flexibility is lacking or it just doesn’t work the way you think it should. It also might be my imagination, but it seems to be running slower with my large email amount than it has in the past. So I stumbled across another email program for the Mac called “Sparrow”. So far, it’s worked amazingly with both my iCloud account and my Gmail account. It’s very fast and responsive and has some things that seem easier to do in my opinion compared to Apple Mail. If Apple Mail is getting you a little irritated, I’d suggest taking a look at Sparrow.

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How to Make a Bootable USB Stick from an ISO File on an Apple Mac OS X

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] February 10, 2012 [fa icon="tags'] Apple, How To Guide

This quick step by step will show you how to make a bootable USB stick from a downloaded ISO image file using an Apple Mac OS X.

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Apple - OS X Lion 10.7.3 released with Safari 5.1.3, Wi-Fi bug fix

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] February 2, 2012 [fa icon="tags'] Apple

The third update to OS X Lion, 10.7.3, has been released and is now available in Software Update. A list of some of 10.7.3's fixes are below. Of potentially greatest interest is the fix that purports to "resolve a Wi-Fi connection issue when waking from sleep" -- I know both of my Macs have fallen prey to this bug several times under Lion, and it's been a fairly widespread issue. Hopefully this bug has indeed been squashed once and for all.

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Internal Error Ugrading to IOS 5

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Scott Pelletier [fa icon="calendar'] October 15, 2011 [fa icon="tags'] Apple

Trying to get all my devices up to IOS 5 and I'm having issues with my iPad 1. No joy. I've tried 2 different computers, two iTunes versions (after trying to restore to a down graded iTunes and IOS on another mac I have) and then even the second computer with new new iTunes and code. two different USB cables. resets, reboots.

After reading more posts it turns out It’s a timing thing. I guess it’s related to the apple servers being too busy. I tried again this morning and it worked just fine. Keep trying.

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Macbook Pro LED flashing 3 times

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] April 21, 2011 [fa icon="tags'] Apple

From my personal blog, Macbook pro wasn't waking from sleep tonight...I'm hoping its a RAM issue so it doesn't happen again...but then again, I'd rather not have to deal with returning the RAM too...

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First few hours on the Motorola Xoom

[fa icon="pencil'] Posted by Lewan Solutions [fa icon="calendar'] April 11, 2011 [fa icon="tags'] Dell, VMware, Apple, Citrix, HP, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, VMware vSphere

Just spend my first few hours on the Motorola Xoom that we have acquired for our Desktop Virtualization showroom!

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