Latest Blog Posts

Latest Blog Posts

  • Latest Apple iOS and iPadOS 13.4 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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  • Apple Security - Are they really virus-free?

    "Macs don't get viruses" is a line often heard and usually delivered with a nonchalant shrug by many Mac users since the '90s. Assessing if this is the reality, however, is a worthwhile exercise in the light of the recent statements from Malware Bytes, a producer of anti-malware software.

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  • Catalina and 32-bit apps

    When Apple released the first Mac Pro over ten years ago they began the migration to 64-bit hardware and software.

    That hardware migration completed some years ago with all current Macs have a full 64-bit architectures, but the software migration from 32-bit to 64-bit applications has had to take a little longer to allow developers to update their code.

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  • iPhone Battery Life

    The battery life of your iPhone is important to you. When you first get a new iPhone the battery is fresh and ‘full of life’. But after a few years, you start to notice that it may not be lasting as long as it once was. What’s happened? Why is it happening? How can I make it last longer again?

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  • Apple School Manager Microsoft Azure AD Federation

    Apple School Manager is the hub for Apple technologies in education, where you manage locations, register devices and buy app licenses. In this article we focus on it’s function to manage people, specifically their Managed Apple ID’s.

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  • Refresh & Recycle: Innovation is a process

    With careful budget planning being required in all areas of public life, education is no exception, schools must make the right investments in their I.T. Longevity and value are frequently used in conversations we have with schools and careful planning can help to deliver on this. It’s where the KRCS Education team can help.

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  • iPad Deployment Models: What are they?

    As educators, the chance of having an iPad as part of our education tool kit is thrilling. Our minds race thinking of all the possibilities: “We could go paperless!” “Imagine not taking any books home to mark!” “There’ll be so many resources at my fingertips!

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  • Supporting inclusion with the AV1 tabletop robot

    Each year there’s a child in your class that you’ve marked absent before the morning bell goes. You know they’re not coming in today, tomorrow or next week. They’ve been diagnosed with cancer, anxiety or M.E. You can send work home in the post, via e-mail or it can be collected by their carer. Mum told you this morning that the pupil is missing everyone a lot too, which is taking its toll on their wellbeing. Surely, you think, there must be a better way for this child to stay connected to school life? Read More
  • Sustainability in your Restaurant

    Sustainability is particularly important in the hospitality sector, as the way we produce, distribute, and dispose of waste food has a huge impact on the planet. It is worth thinking about how small changes in your restaurant, can help bigger changes in the environment.

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  • Preparing for Apple devices

    As Apple devices are being deployed in more and more schools and businesses across the country we are regularly asked by IT Managers, “What can we do to prepare?”.

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  • How to get the most from the Touch Bar on a Macbook Pro

    Apple has recently updated the MacBook Pro range, and when we originally reviewed the first Macbook Pro to include a Touch Bar, we focused on the benefits for a creative business. Now that all models come equipped with a Touch Bar, it feels like a good time to have an in-depth look into what can be done with the Touch Bar, and how you can set it up to suit your own needs and requirements.

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  • Planning Essentials - Getting you Started with your Education Vision.

    We work side by side with educators to equip them with technology and knowledge to deliver the best education to their students. As an ASE (Apple Solutions Expert for Education) we currently manage thousands of iOS devices, hundreds of macOS machines and many tvOS devices so schools, colleges and universities can focus on teaching and learning, not technical hassle.

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