Latest Blog Posts

  • How to unlock an iPhone from a UK network

    We’re often asked if we can remove a network lock from an iPhone. Unfortunately, we can’t as the lock is with the network provider, however, we’ve provided the details for how to go about it with the major UK networks (as of June 2017) below.

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  • Relaunch by KRCS

    The original iPad was introduced in January 2010 and much has changed in the intervening years. Greater performance, improved specifications and incremental operating system updates have helped make the iPad the first choice for the classroom.

    However, the management of workgroups of iPads has taken some time to fully mature an this is why Mobile Device Management – or MDM – solutions have now become the tool of choice.

    What does this change mean for you – practically – in the classroom?

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  • KRCS Repair Journey

    Here at KRCS we are able to carry out repairs across Apple’s product range including, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple Watch. We ensure that these are to the high standard you can expect from an Apple Authorised Service Provider. Whether your Apple Product is in or out of warranty, our Apple Qualified engineers will know what to do.

    Let’s go through what the process looks like when you bring in you Apple Product to us for repair.

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  • Productivity from an Application

    Applications have become a massive part of our daily lives. They help us reach people through instant messaging, allow us to post pictures of a lunch or the coffee we’ve just had, and can even track our health and exercise information. Applications can also help productivity though. Whether you’re a student, self-employed or work in an office there’s going to be an application to help you.

    Here at KRCS we use a lot of applications to aid productivity so we thought we’d go around the office and see which ones are used most frequently. Maybe some of them can help you too!

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  • Heading into WWDC 2017

    Every year around this time Apple rumours start picking up ahead of the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). WWDC tends to be more software orientated rather than hardware but minor updates to existing products are sometimes announced. That, however, doesn’t stop the rumour mill or at least the people atop it. Apple have built quite the cult following and this brings massive amounts of speculation across their entire product line.

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  • Apple Volume Purchase Program

    Apple’s ‘Volume Purchase Program’, or VPP, is Apples’ system which allows educational institutions to find, buy and distribute apps (…and books) in bulk. It also a source of many questions for our partner schools and institutions as teachers and administrators look to make the most out of their investment in Apple equipment in their schools.

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  • Latest Apple iOS 10.3.2 Firmware downloads

    iOS 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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  • Two simple steps to protect your Apple devices

    The big tech news this week has been the rapid and unprecedented spread of the WannaCry ransomware, grinding huge organisations like FedEx, Deutsche Bahn and the NHS, to a halt. The good news is that we MacOS and iOS users aren't vulnerable to this specific attack, but its all too easy to think we're not affected.

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  • iPhone and the car

    The recent crackdown on “phoning and driving” has been driven (pardon the pun) by the disregard for the laws which were already in place, with numerous drivers continuing to text, call or even post selfies. As phones have become a more an integral part of our everyday life it seems some of us have no regard for how dangerous using a mobile device in the car can actually be.

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  • Thunderbolt 3 Adapters

    Looking at the new MacBook Pros? Have you bought one already? Do you need to connect external monitors, hard drives or other devices? Here is our round up of the adapters you will need to connect all your existing kit.

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  • Apple Repair & Exchange Programs - Current programs and KRCS involvement

    Apple employ some of the best manufacturing processes in the world to maintain their renowned quality and reliability, but as is inevitable with volumes manufactured they do infrequently identify manufacturing issues with certain components.

    These are the programs that KRCS as an Apple Authorised Service Provider can facilitate on behalf of Apple.

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  • Parallels: Best of both worlds

    Do you use Apple devices at home, but not at work? Do you want to introduce an iMac or Macbooks in to your business, but think you can’t? Parallels Desktop for Business is designed to help overcome these and many other obstacles, let's take a look how.

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