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  • Latest Apple iOS and iPadOS 15.6 Firmware downloads

    iOS and iPadOS restore files (ipsw’s) are requested and downloaded on demand by your computer (iTunes on Mac/PC, or Configurator on Mac), but you can speed up your device management by downloading the ipsw's in advance of needing them.

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  • How Do I Update The Firmware Of My AirPods?

    Firmware is the software built in to intelligent devices like AirPods. It tells them what to do when you do something like ‘double tap’, and provides enhanced features and reliability when updated.

     

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  • We Bleed Six Colours

    In business since 1984, opening our first Apple Centre in 1986 and with "KRCS, your local Apple experts" featuring in our advertising, we have and continue to work closely with Apple on all aspects of our business. That close working relationship helps ensure we know the products, from sales to support and repairs but, what about the wider Apple and tech landscape?

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  • Managed Apple IDs with Microsoft 365 Federation

    With Apple devices gaining marketshare within both educational institutions and businesses of all sizes, it’s becoming increasingly important for organisations to manage not only these devices, but also the Apple ID that the user signs in with. This is where Managed Apple IDs come in to their own.

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  • Google Workspace Account Federation within Apple Business Manager

    Apple have recently updated Apple Business Manager to enable Managed Apple ID account federation with Google Workspace. Until now, this feature was only available to organisations using Azure AD/Microsoft 365 accounts.

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  • JAMF Protect

    With the lower TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of a Mac when compared to PCs and a surging preference from staff to use Apple devices, there has never been a better time to adopt them in the workplace. Whilst Macs are secure straight out of the box thanks to macOS, using them for work requires applying due diligence in terms of protecting both their sensitive data and your wider network from outside threats.

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  • A Different Kind of Lockdown - How to Keep Your Organisation’s Macs Secure

    As we’ve previously discussed, securing private data on Macs within an organisation is of vital importance. The global shift towards remote and hybrid working has also made this task more difficult to manage at scale than ever before, with portable endpoints more likely to be regularly used on insecure networks as well as being left unattended - however briefly - in public places.

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  • Remotely Erasing T2/M1 Macs with Monterey

    Whether you’re personally trading your pre-loved Mac in for one of Apple’s rather lovely new MacBook Pro models (and why not - they’re incredible!) or you’re an IT admin who needs to perform the annual refresh of your institution’s Mac fleet, it’s often been a bit of a head-scratching process to ensure that your Mac is fully erased and free of all personal data when required.

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  • Bring Your Macs into Azure AD with Jamf Connect (Updated)

    With many organisations and businesses now retiring their expensive on-premise Active Directory hardware and moving to a cloud-first Azure environment, or seriously making plans to do so in the near future, the big question we’re often asked by both customers and prospects is, “Where does this leave our growing Mac fleet?”

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  • Apple Device Accessory Compatibility

    Which cable do I need to charge this iPhone? How do I connect this hard drive to my Mac? Which version of USB can I use to connect my iPad to my laptop?! Matching an Apple device to a cable or accessory can be difficult, as connections can change and devices are frequently updated.

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  • Working Digitally with Your Class: Who, what, where, when?

    You’ve made it. A class set of iPad and one just for you. As a teacher in this situation for the first time, I had a mountain of questions about how to build the basics of digital classroom.

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  • Low Monthly-cost Leasing for Business

    At KRCS we offer business-friendly finance options for our customers to help spread the cost of purchasing over the equipment’s lifetime.

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