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Oct
01

Use Continuity Camera to Scan Documents and Take Photos Right into Mac Documents

Have you found yourself composing an email message on your Mac while staring glumly at the receipt or document you need to scan and attach to the message? Adding that scan to the message isn’t impossible, but until macOS 10.14 Mojave, it hasn’t necessarily been easy.

It’s super simple now, thanks to a new Mojave feature called Continuity Camera. It lets you take pictures or scan documents with an iPhone or iPad running iOS 12 and have those images show up immediately on the Mac, either in a document or on the Desktop.

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Jun
24

Airdrop logging on a Mac Computer

You can use the mdls -raw command to view the metadata for files on your Mac.

Example: mdls -raw /pathToYourFile

If a file was sent to you via airdrop, that file will have metadata that contains "com.apple.AirDrop". All you need to do to see all files that were sent to your Mac Computer via airdrop is run the mdfind command and search for "com.apple.AirDrop".

Example: mdfind com.apple.AirDrop

You can also use the mdfind command to search in a specific directory for certain file types.

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Apr
18

Jamf Pro Extension Attribute to Find users without a secure token

This how to document will walk you through setting up a smart group based on criteria from an extensioin atrribute that will find all local users that do not have a secure token in their Authentication Authority.  Be sure to download the how to guide and the extension attribute to following along.  Enjoy!

Users without secure token.xml.zip

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Mar
15

Creating a passcode policy with immediate reset using Jamf Pro

It is not uncommon for Mac users to login with local user accounts, even in a directory environment.  The question becomes, how do we enforce password policies on those local accounts?  There are many schools of thought on this but here is how I did it recently with the combination of a configuration payload and a simple script.

 

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Dec
20

How To Set Ubiquiti Unifi App To Defaults

As a technician, you will most certainly find yourself working with multiple networks and configurations.  If you use the line of Ubiquiti Unifi products, it includes the Unifi app which you can launch and use a web based controller.  The problem is that after you run through the setup assistant once, you are not prompted again if you set up a new Unifi network in the future.  So here is the workaround rather than doing an uninstall/re-install of the product:

 

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