Category Archive: Apple

By Ross Madden
April 9, 2012 1:10 pm MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, Security News

UPDATE: Apple Software Update (top left Apple Menu -> Software Update) now has a patch for the Flashback malware – it will appear as something similar to ‘Java for OS X 2012-003’ – Be sure to run software update to protect yourself from this vulnerability! SUBNET MANAGER LIST MESSAGE FROM ACNS BELOW CSU has begun […]

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By Ross Madden
November 10, 2009 11:03 am MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, The Cloud

With the release of Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) there have been reports of slowness, and hanging of the Finder when attempting to access SAMBA (SMB) network shares.  SAMBA network shares are essentially the most popular type of network share in use today, and the primary method of sharing files between Macintosh computers and […]

By Ross Madden
October 27, 2009 10:00 am MT
Posted in Apple, Security News, Windows

ACNS has just made available the new version of Symantec Endpoint Protection. This version not only solves the various firewall issues we were experiencing but also works properly with Windows 7. As I reported earlier, Windows 7 was popping up an annoying driver compatibility warning (http://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/bioit/2009/09/18/symantec-sep-windows-7-issue/). If you are suffering from the 11.0.4 SEP installation […]

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By Ross Madden
September 25, 2009 9:54 am MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, Windows

I often get asked if I can help users out with a copy of Photoshop for their lab or personal computer.  Of course, I cannot – the Department of Biology does not have a site license for Photoshop nor Photoshop Elements.  This leaves the burden of the license cost on the individuals using the software. […]

By Ross Madden
September 4, 2009 2:40 pm MT
Posted in Apple

A full day after figuring out how to fix the Cisco VPN Client for Snow Leopard, I have instructions on how you can officially get rid of this client for good.  The following is a link to the FAQ entry for configuring the built in Cisco VPN to work with the CSU system.  Enjoy: http://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/bioit-faq/2009/09/04/using-the-built-in-cisco-vpn-with-snow-leopard/

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By Ross Madden
September 2, 2009 10:50 am MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT

UPDATE: While this information still functions and works, I have posted another entry along with a BioIT FAQ entry for using the built in Snow Leopard Cisco IPSec protocol without the Cisco VPN client.  See that here: http://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/bioit/2009/09/04/no-more-cisco-vpn-client-for-snow-leopard-users/ With the release of Apple’s Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) it seems that we have yet […]

By Ross Madden
August 31, 2009 10:59 am MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, Windows

This is in response to a number of questions about 32 bit versus 64 bit computers (operating systems, and processors in specific). The official Microsoft explanation states that “The terms 32-bit and 64-bit refer to the way a computer’s processor (also called a CPU), handles information. The 64-bit version of Windows handles large amounts of […]

By Ross Madden
August 27, 2009 3:53 pm MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT

Snow Leopard is being released tomorrow (Friday, August 28th) and there is some confusion about what this really means.  Wired magazine wrote a great article with convenient bullet points to help us all with these details.  In short, THIS is what Snow Leopard is: – It’s a Performance Boost, Not a Roaring Upgrade – Not […]

By Ross Madden
August 27, 2009 9:27 am MT
Posted in Apple, The Cloud, Tips and Tricks, Windows

This morning’s Tekzilla Daily Tip was something I get asked about quite a bit.  How can I edit a PDF file?  Chances are you have either lost the original document or this file was e-mailed to you and you need to make changes.  Adobe Acrobat’s Word export mangles the original formatting of the document, and […]

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