Category Archive: Apple

By Ross Madden
April 9, 2018 9:43 am MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, Security News, Tips and Tricks, Windows

Beginning April 25th, 2018 the Pulse Secure VPN client we know and love will start utilizing DUO two factor authentication.  This applies you to if you use the Pulse Secure desktop or mobile app to access on campus resources while you are at home or traveling (in short, if you are off campus).  While this […]

By Ross Madden
February 8, 2018 10:47 am MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, Internet & Networking, Knowledge Base, Tips and Tricks, Windows

As of February 2018, the Department of Chemistry has funded a CSU site license for several MestreNova plugins.  The following functionality is covered by this site license: NMR qNMR IUPAC Name Reaction Monitoring Installing MestreNova To install MestreNova, simply download and install from this URL: https://mestrelab.com/download/mnova Installing License Files Once you have installed the current […]

By Ross Madden
September 9, 2017 12:03 pm MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, General Computing

Backing up your Macintosh computer through Time Machine is super simple.  Apple has a great write-up on the topic which only requires an inexpensive external hard drive which can be purchased from any local or online computer hardware retailer.  Enjoy! https://support.apple.com/en-us/ht201250

By Ross Madden
January 24, 2017 2:30 pm MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, General Computing, Knowledge Base, Tips and Tricks, Windows

Is your hard drive in the red and you have no idea where all that space is being consumed?  We often use the following free programs to interpret this mysterious phenomenon.  These utilize a type of graph called a Treemap, which attempts to visualize the files in blocks.  The larger the block, the more space […]

By Ross Madden
May 18, 2016 3:51 pm MT
Posted in Apple, Pangea

UPDATE for Max OS X 10.12 “Sierra” and newer! Apple has removed the “Anywhere” option from the security options described below.  So, we need to open up the Terminal App (this is found in the Applications->Utilities folder) in order to re-enable this.  Once the Terminal App is opened, run the following command:  You will need […]

By Ross Madden
March 31, 2016 9:26 am MT
Posted in Apple, Pangea

There is a default Finder setting on all new Macintosh computers, that prevent networked servers from showing up as icons on the desktop.  Since Pangea is a networked server, we often receive help requests asking why Pangea isn’t connecting when using the connection app.  It turns out, Pangea is actually connecting successfully, it is just […]

By Ross Madden
December 1, 2015 4:08 pm MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, Security News, Windows

UPDATE: DUO 2 Factor Authentication now in place – read here for how this affects the behavior of the Pulse Secure client: https://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/cnsit/pulse-secure-secondary-password-with-2-factor-authentication As if it couldn’t get more confusing, Junos Pulse is now called Pulse Secure.  This upgrade should be applied automatically for existing Junos Pulse users. However, here are the manual installation directions […]

By Ross Madden
October 28, 2015 3:29 pm MT
Posted in Apple, CNS Computer Lab, Computer Labs, General CNSIT, Printing, Tips and Tricks, Windows

PDF files sometimes give us a lot of trouble when we try to print them. The causes are usually unknown, but may stem from inefficient PDF creation on the publisher side (not everyone uses Adobe Acrobat Pro to create their PDFs, unfortunately). Here are some tips to help you get that pesky PDF to print […]

By Ross Madden
October 22, 2015 10:37 am MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, Software, Windows

Microsoft Office 2016 Professional Plus is now available for CNSIT South departmental computers.  This version is available for both Windows (32 bit and 64 bit) and Mac OS X operating systems. Here is a good collection from Microsoft about what is new with Office 2016: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-s-New-and-Improved-in-Office-2016-95c8d81d-08ba-42c1-914f-bca4603e1426 CNSIT South will be using this version as the […]

By Ross Madden
August 28, 2014 9:01 am MT
Posted in Apple

We are often asked about whether we have an “adapter for my Mac laptop”.  It may seem like a simple question, but is far more complicated in the end.  You see, Apple has managed to change the port that adapters use 4 or 5 times in the past 7 years.  The adapter needed will depend […]

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