Category Archive: Apple

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By Ross Madden
October 14, 2013 1:27 pm MT
Posted in Apple, Pangea

For users of newer Macintosh computers running Mac OS X 10.8 and newer (Mountain Lion and Mavericks at the time of posting) you may need to address the following error when attempting to run the Pangea connection App. Basically, you should know that the Pangea App is safe, and you can use it – but […]

By Ross Madden
November 27, 2012 9:43 am MT
Posted in Apple, General Computing, Tips and Tricks

With the release of Mac OS X Lion, Apple made the decision to hide the user Library folder.  This decision was based on their need to protect the user from accidentally deleting important files needed by various programs as well as the operating system itself.  It became even more necessary for most users with the […]

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By Ross Madden
May 8, 2012 2:13 pm MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, Pangea

We have just uploaded some much needed updates to the Pangea connection application for Mac!  Technically, this is just a simple Applescript which instructs the Finder application to do a Connect To Server operation.  The issue we were seeing with the older versions is that users who had passwords that contained certain special characters were […]

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 […]

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