Love It, Hate It, Embraced It Or Ban It—The Apple Watch Is Headed Toward Your Classroom

On April 19, 2015, Posted by , in Education Stuff, Tech Stuff, tags , with No Comments

Apple has long been in the business of squashing the status quo with disruptive technology. The impact of the Macintosh changed the way we used computers. The iPod revolutionized the music industry. To say the iPhone revolutionized the phone industry is an understatement. The iPad has brought tablets to the…

Flushing DNS Cache In OS X (Panther Through Yosemite)

On December 5, 2014, Posted by , in Tech Stuff, tags , , , , with No Comments

From time to time, when changing DNS configurations you will need to flush the local DNS cache on your computer. On a Mac, this can easily be done from the Terminal. Just run the following commands for your respective version of OS X… El Capitan sudo dscacheutil -flushcache;sudo killall -HUP…

Access Other Domain Extensions In iOS

On November 27, 2011, Posted by , in Tech Stuff, tags , , with No Comments

When entering Web and email addresses, the iPhone soft keyboard saves a few taps with its .com key. If you are in Safari on the iPhone you can even skip this key altogether if the domain name ends in .com. Safari assumes .com if nothing else is entered. For example,…

Unix Command to Login From Apple Remote Desktop

On August 6, 2011, Posted by , in Tech Stuff, tags , , , , , with No Comments

If you manage multiple Macs using Apple Remote Desktop and each computer has an administrator account with a consistent password, you can send this script to log into them all at once. Great for Mac computer labs. osascript <<EOF tell application “System Events” keystroke “username” keystroke tab delay 0.5 keystroke…

Don’t Let Snow Leopard Leave You Out In The Cold

On August 28, 2009, Posted by , in Tech Stuff, tags , , with No Comments

Apple releases its latest feline into the wild today. OS 10.6, or Snow Leopard, is more of a fine-tuning of Leopard, rather than a break-through leap ahead. It’s primary change is that it is optimized for Macs with Intel processors and leaves behind those with the aging PowerPC chips. This…