Category: Apple

Jul 10

Resolved: DNS Lookup Order with VPN on OSX

Resolved: DNS Lookup Order with VPN on OSX Question: Why can’t I access intranet resources over my VPN connection? After performing an update on my Mac I wasn’t able to access intranet resources over my VPN connection. Further troubleshooting revealed that via IP address I could access servers but the DNS resolution wasn’t working. Answer: …

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Nov 15

How to: Create an SSH connection using Terminal on Mac OS X & save the configuration for later use / shortcut

How to: Create an SSH connection using Terminal on Mac OS X & save the configuration for later use / shortcut So now that I bought myself a new Mac I decided I would try to avoid by all means installing Windows on it. I use a lot of applications (and some games) that either …

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Nov 15

What is a privileged port on a Mac / Darwin?

What is a privileged port on a Mac / Darwin? Recently I was trying to connect to a remote SSH server using my MacBook. At one point when trying to configure a Tunnel I got an error saying: Privileged ports can only be forwarded by root My first instinct was to make sure I had …

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Apr 18

Why does my Mac OSX say “update needed” on every boot?

Why does my Mac OSX say “update needed” on every boot? If you recently reinstalled your Mac with OS X you might notice that every time you reboot when you try to login instead of showing the username of the first user account created it shows an icon with the text “Update Needed”. You can of …

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Mar 31

How to: Setup your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, etc) to use a proxy server for its internet connection

How to: Setup your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, etc) to use a proxy server for its internet connection If you are working inside a corporate network you might need to use a proxy server in order to successfully connect to the internet. Proxy servers have several advantages, as the resolution of the web address takes place at …

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Jan 25

Google Sync won’t sync correctly my contacts on my iPhone

How to: Sync my Google Contacts with my iPhone or any other iOS device One of the weirdest issues I´ve faced as of late is that my Google Contacts were not being brought in correctly to my iPhone. What was really going on behind the scenes was that all the contacts instead of being imported …

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Jul 19

How to deploy Microsoft Lync 2010 Mobility Service (for mobile devices like the iPad and iPhone)

Deploying Microsoft Lync 2010 mobility services for iPad and iPhone After much struggle to get my iPad to work with Lync server (I tried everything from certificates to configuring the edge server, etc.) I found out Microsoft lets those mobile devices connect via web services but you need to install them. The installation surprisingly seems …

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Jan 04

How to: Clear the history on your Mac’s terminal (command prompt)

Sometimes you want to clear your history due to a number of reasons, like when you type a password and now it is being remembered by your terminal session. I’ve read this information is stored in your profile as a History file, and many people go as far as suggesting you should delete it. However, …

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Dec 21

Lync 2010: On the iPad app I get the following message: “Can’t verify the certificate from the server. Please contact your support team.”

Lync 2010: Can’t verify the certificate from the server when logging in from the iPad / iPhone When trying to log in from an iPad or iPhone you may run across the error message: “Can’t verify the certificate from the server. Please contact your support team.” Something I’ve noticed through experience working with anything from …

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Dec 20

How to: Run a command with elevated *admin* credentials on a Mac

Sometimes you need to run certain commands on the terminal with elevated credentials otherwise you won’t be able to make modifications to the operating system, etc. In order to run such a command you need to use ‘sudo’ to elevate your current session. For example, you can run “sudo -s” and that will ask for …

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