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There are three big topics that generate the most frequently asked questions for our support team and they revolve around VPP, DEP and APNs. I like alphabet soup as much as the next person, but it can get pretty confusing when you are trying to understand how those terms relate to Apple mobile device management. […]
Bushel is a software startup that provides better ways to setup and secure Apple devices. We don’t have a brick and mortar retail location. But my first job was managing retail POS systems back in the 90s and I’ve had a lot of friends who had retail locations over the years. And they’ve taught me some things. These […]
We are always working hard to enhance Bushel. Sometimes the changes are subtle. Sometimes, like today, the changes are much more substantial. Today, we released Blueprints and Bushel will never be the same – in a good way. One of the biggest feature requests we receive is to be able to deploy different settings to different […]
Enter Apple Configurator 2, a free tool on the Mac App Store. This tool basically fixes most setup challenges for iOS, but does so over USB. This means that Apple Configurator is not a replacement for Bushel. In fact, we get a lot of questions from experienced Apple administrators about how to use profiles that we […]
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One of the common tasks to perform when doing some larger iOS deployments is to restore an iOS device as part of setting the device up for users. Restoring a device will retain a few things like icon placement on a device. To restore a device, we’ll first create a backup, described here. As of Apple Configurator […]
MacTech is a conference for the Mac engineer and developer. And at JAMF Software, whether you prefer the Casper Suite or Bushel, we love to hang out with engineers and developers. So we’ll be at MacTech this week, in Southern California, hanging out to meet you, answer any questions you might have, and maybe have people […]
A common question we get in the media is whether or not an employer can look at email on an employees device. The answer is that an employer cannot use Bushel to see mail or content on a device. This isn’t to say that you can’t use your Exchange, Office 365, or Google Apps administrative accounts […]
Security is multi-layered. Bushel enables some settings on your Macs that help to keep you secure. But there’s another layer that we believe in: Backup. We protect devices, but a good backup ensures the long-term availability of the data that is on those devices, giving you the peace of mind to wipe or erase a […]
Bushel gives you three devices for free. But you can get more free devices if you like the product and choose to share it with your friends and family. To do so is pretty straight forward. Simply click on the Accounts icon in the sidebar and then click on the Profile tab. Here, towards the bottom […]
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Bushel is made by JAMF Software. JAMF Software has been named the 14th of the 50 fastest growing companies in the Twin Cities! Read more here at http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/print-edition/2015/10/23/fast-50-no-14-jamf-software.html and learn a little more about our company.
There are a number of tools that you can use to encrypt a Mac. Many of these cost around $100 per year, per system. And these days, most of the tools for the Mac simply use the built-in options in OS X, which leverage a technology called FileVault. These options include enabling the encryption process, […]
Starting today, Bushel can be used to deploy Volume Purchase Program (VPP) apps to Apple devices running iOS 9 or OS X 10.11 El Capitan without the need for an Apple ID. That’s right, no Apple ID required! While countless businesses use Mobile Device Management (MDM) and VPP for app distribution, each individual device has traditionally required an Apple […]
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For the second time this month, Apple has released a major new operating system. Today, OS X 10.11 El Capitan became available in the Mac App Store. We are pleased to announce that, even with the significant changes in the operating system, Bushel extends full compatibility to Macs running this latest release. That means that all […]
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There’s lots for businesses to be excited about with iOS 9. From easier multitasking on iPad, commuting with Transit view in Maps, enhanced notes, to an all new News app—there are lots of ways that business users can make the most of their iPads and iPhones by migrating to iOS 9. We encourage users to […]
One of those funny calls we get every now and then is about how to block someone from calling or texting you. There are two main ways to go about this. The first is if someone is in your contacts. The second is if someone isn’t. To block someone that is in your iPhone’s contacts: […]
How secure is your data on Bushel? Your data on anything is only ever as secure as your password. At Bushel, we take a lot of precautions to protect your data, including from ourselves. We time out your session, we encrypt your session on a per-transaction basis, and we encrypt your data while at rest […]
More and more mobile devices are making their way into the workplace. In response to this influx of technology assets, companies keep track of their hardware in a number of different ways. Some may file purchase receipts while others log serial numbers. Many companies take organization a step further and assign some sort of standardized […]
In special collaboration with 9to5Mac, we are excited to announce a project we’re calling The Bushel Challenge. We’re asking businesses who have shied away from the complex and often expensive solutions they’ve come to know, to give Bushel a shot, and see first-hand just how simple a solution can be. So why the challenge? We […]
Occasionally, when discussing various deployments with Bushel customers, we’ll recommend you use a tool called Apple Configurator for certain tasks. Apple Configurator is a great tool to manage iOS devices. It’s also a pretty decent tool when you need to create profiles for use on Macs. Apple Configurator is easily installed using the Mac App Store. […]
As we’ve grown, one of the most exciting things for the team has been to watch our customers use Bushel to help solve some of their workplace problems. A few have shared their stories with us, and we’re excited to highlight one here on our blog. If you’re inspired to share your own, we’d love […]
We’ve all been there, or spoken with someone who’s been there: you’re looking at a locked device and someone doesn’t know the PIN to unlock the device. On an iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch a Mobile Device Management product such as Bushel can unlock that device by resetting the PIN and allowing you to configure a […]
My dad is a Superman. He makes his daily juggling act look effortless. He plays music, does tons of work around the house and in the garden, he’s always making new artwork, and is pretty much always doing something. He has an incredible green thumb, growing everything from beautiful Southern flowers to pear trees, ivy […]
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Mobile Device Management (MDM) is an additional layer of securing provided to a standard deployment of mobile devices. In the Apple management context, MDM provides our customers with a way to make sure that they can monitor devices, that devices fit within the boundaries of what our customers consider to be good security, making it […]