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 new PIN. It’s kinda’ awesome when someone forgets a PIN they assigned a device, leaves the company or just plain forgets. But, there are a few things we should probably mention about this feature of Bushel:
Read More About Unlocking A Locked Device On The Bushel Blog
krypted July 15th, 2015
Posted In: Bushel, iPhone, JAMF, Mac OS X
Apple, apps, bushel, ios, iPad, iPhone, locked device, MAC
We’re going to try using Zendesk’s Help Center feature to manage our help articles. The feature essentially provides a simple CMS for providing support for our fantastic users. If you go to Bushel.com, there is now a link in the header called “Support”. It takes you to support.bushel.com.
Find Out More About Bushel’s New Help Center On The Bushel Blog
krypted June 12th, 2015
Posted In: Bushel
Apple, apps, bushel, emm, help, Help Center, ios, iPad, iPhone, ipod touch, MAC, mdm, Zendesk
Now that I’ve found the right calculator for me, I should point out that I still take my phone out of my pocket to use a calculator. That’s a habit thing though, not a problem with the size of the objects on the Apple Watch.
Calculator for Apple Watch
Calculator for Apple Watch is a free, basic, standard little calculator app. It’s the app that could be built into the Apple Watch.
Calcbot is a slight step up from Calculator. Here, we gain the ability to convert some basic things as well, such as kilograms to pounds, Fahrenheit to Celsius and a few other little things. There’s also a little tip calculator for those who need it.
If you need more functions, you can also do some scientific functions, fractions, percents, etc with this one.
Oh, and Calculator+ supporting using handwriting!
Similar to Calculator+ but adds constants and conversions. See the ellipse. That opens up a lot of different options. And you have a glance to see recent calculations from the iOS app, which can be cool if you’re in a meeting!
Scientific calculator (the only one where the numbers are separate on the screen). Also has history and the options available in PCalc, but adds speakable items!
Simple currency converter. A few of the more traditional calculator apps have some currencies, but XE has all the world currencies.
As with a few of the calculator apps, this one has themes, so you can match it up with your band. But it also has a tip calculator, basic conversions and some of the bigger buttons (’cause lets face it, it’s a small screen).
All the calculator things, matched to your watch band – but you have to buy it.
Cruncher – Watch Calculator
Very basic calculator but with big buttons. Buttons are big because there are multiple objects within them. If you need bigger buttons give this one a shot.
Another specialty calculator. How much is $20 from 1980 worth today?
Bonus: There are tons of calorie counters out there for both Apple Watch and iPhone.
Bonus 2: There are tons of tip calculators out there for the Apple Watch, but I didn’t include any of those here.
krypted May 27th, 2015
Posted In: Apple Watch, Apps
Apple watch apps, apps, calculator
There are certain instances where an app that has push capabilities stops leveraging Apple’s Push Notification Services (APNS). This can happen for a few different reasons. But there’s no error correcting for this process and so occasionally, you’ll want to reset the app back to what amounts to a factory default status, in order to get Push working again. The first time an app is opened, it will register for push notifications and prompt for receiving push notifications for the app. This prompt never occurs again unless the app is uninstalled for a minimum of a day and then reinstalled. You can duplicate this functionality by simply deleting the app and then installing the app again after setting the Date & Time manually a day ahead of the current date.
Reset Push Notification Status for an App on iOS
krypted May 14th, 2015
Posted In: Apps, Bushel, iPhone, JAMF
APNS, apps, bushel, Push Notifications
You waited. And you tapped your fingers on the desk. And you sat and waited some more, for the UPS person. You stared at your mailbox. And then, after all of that, UPS showed up. And you signed. And then you had that box in your hands. The cardboard box, when opened, gave way to a sweet white box. You opened it by pulling the little tag off, and then you pulled the watch out of the box. You tried on the two bands. And you picked the one that fit you the best.
So now what? Turn on the watch by hitting the button on the side and watch that beautiful Apple logo light up the screen. But now you need to pair the watch with your phone for it to be useable. So what to do? Well, first of all, make sure your phone is updated to the latest and greatest version of iOS. From there, open the Apple Watch app on the iPhone.
The app will prompt you to start pairing a watch with the phone. You can only pair one watch with an iPhone. Tap the Start Pairing button. When prompted, line up the screen on the watch with the image and the outline.
Wait for the watch to complete pairing and then tap the Set Up Apple Watch button.
You’ll then be prompted for which wrist to put the watch on. I used my dominant wrist, so right.
You’ll then be prompted to accept the Terms and Conditions (aka license agreement) from Apple. Tap Agree.
Tap Agree again.
Next, when prompted for the Apple ID to use, if you’d like to use an Apple ID with the watch, provide the password for that Apple ID using the Enter Password button, or use the Skip This Step option to skip the Apple ID.
At the Location Services screen, tap OK. This is really just informational to let you know that Location Services will be used. It’s kinda’ necessary to use the watch properly.
At the Siri screen, again, you’re informed that Siri will be used. Tap OK.
At the Diagnostics screen, same thing. You’re informed that diagnostics will be supplied to Apple. Tap OK.
At the Apple Watch Passcode screen, choose whether you’d like to use a passcode on the watch. I’m not a fan of using a passcode on the watch; however, you will have to use one if you want to use Apple Pay on the watch. Tap Create a Passcode to set one up now and then provide the passcode you’d like to use.
The Apple Watch will sync apps and show glances from apps that are on the phone. Tap Install All to go ahead and install any Apple Watch apps on the device. You can always turn them off later. Or you can tap Choose Later to go ahead and complete setup and wait until later to set up the watch and finish apps setup later. I’d recommend using Install All and then turn off the ones you don’t want later.
Then the watch will start syncing with your devices. At the Apple Watch Is Syncing screen, wait. Don’t do anything else or get the watch too far from the phone or you’ll have to start over from scratch.
The watch looks like this while it’s syncing.
Once the watch is finished syncing, use the My Watch app to sync apps, show glances, setup Apple Pay and configure which built-in apps are shown on the device.
The next and most important aspect of your new Apple Watch is to use it and love it. Go for a run, sync some apps, enjoy the hell out of your new watch. It’s great. Now, get to it!
krypted May 9th, 2015
Posted In: Apple Watch
achievements, activities, Apple, apple watch, apps, code, configure your apple watch, howto, initial setup, passcode, phone, setup, Sync, syncing, workout
You loved your Apple Watch. It was awesome. But then something happened. Maybe it got glitchy. Maybe it got weird. Maybe you want to sell it and so just want to get it back to factory defaults first. Well, either way it’s easy. To reset your watch, open the Settings app.
To Finish A Factory Reset Of Your Apple Watch, Click Here
krypted April 20th, 2015
Posted In: Apps, Articles and Books, Bushel
apps, bushel, factory reset, MAC
Giving an iPad to your employees is a great step to increasing their productivity. But loading those devices up with apps that increase their productivity is a must. But what apps should they get? That’s often a question best answered by first looking at your industry and the job function of those employees. Luckily, we have a lot of construction companies using Bushel and we can help guide you to a common set of tools that many are using.
10 Apps To Increase Productivity For Your Construction Business
krypted April 9th, 2015
Posted In: Bushel
apps, bushel, Productivity
Apple’s Configurator app for the Mac streamlines many setup and management tasks for iOS deployments. Although it lacks some of the core capabilities that a Mobile Device Management solution like Bushel can provide, there are some unique aspects of this deployment tool.
For More On Moving VPP Apps from Configurator to Bushel
krypted April 8th, 2015
Posted In: Bushel
Apple, apps, bushel, MAC, Productivity, vpp
Bushel allows you to deploy settings for Wi-Fi networks to all of your users enrolled in Bushel. Bushel supports WEP, WPA, and WPA2.
For More On Adding Wi-Fi configurations with Bushel, Click Here
krypted April 6th, 2015
Posted In: Bushel
Apple, apps, MAC, setup, wi-fi, Wireless
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MacWorld is kinda’ dead. Long live MacWorld (I cry nightly over this). But MacIT, alive and well and awesome (I hadn’t really spent any time on the floor for a long time anyway)! Here’s the email announcing the MacIT dates, which will be July 14th through 16th in Santa Clara! I’m super-stoked! 🙂
Dear MacIT constituents,
Mark your calendars for MacIT 2015!
I’m pleased to announce that we have secured dates for the MacIT 2015 Conference. This year’s event will be held July 14-16 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley (Santa Clara, CA). Our team is hard at work to ensure the first “stand alone” MacIT is a must-attend event for enterprise professionals. The program committee is currently vetting themes and topics for the conference and our call for presenters is currently posted on our website – http://www.macitconf.com. Our returning sponsors, JAMF, Code42, ESET, Parallels, and CoSoSys are ready to preview their iOS and OS X solutions at MacIT 2015, and our sponsor recruitment team is in discussions with many of the manufacturers you have requested access to.
The world of enterprise integration for iOS and OS X continues to evolve at an exciting pace and MacIT continues to be a unique meeting and marketplace for the enterprise professional. MacIT will continue to focus on all things “Apple in the Enterprise” – technology and standards tutorials, realistic product and solution chain evaluations, candid analysis, case studies, peer problem solving, access to key vendors, and insights to help you assess Apple’s role in the enterprise technology world, and how these tools can best be put to work in your organization. Our goal is always to provide you the best (quantity and quality) content, presenters, manufacturers, and professional networking access to make you a success in your deployment projects.
I look forward to keeping in touch with you via email and social media with event updates and announcements over the coming months, and hope to see you at MacIT 2015.
Paul Kent Conference Chairman, MacIT
MacIT on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MacITConf #MacIT2015
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krypted January 23rd, 2015
Posted In: Articles and Books, Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Mac Security, Mass Deployment, Network Printing, public speaking
Apple, apps, MAC, MacIT, MacWorld
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