Latest Blog Posts

Latest Blog Posts

  • Latest Apple iOS 12.3 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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  • Malware, Virus, Ransomware... What's the difference?

    Virus. Malware. Ransomware. All scary words when it comes to computing. What are they? What’s the difference between them? How do I protect myself? This post will help you understand what they are and how you can keep your device and data safe.

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  • ToothFairy for Mac

    AirPods, like most Apple devices – they just work. They’re an easy product to use on a day-to-day basis if you’re using them with an iPhone or iPad, and once you have paired them up, they will also seamlessly work with all your other iCloud devices as well. However, switching your AirPods between your other iCloud devices can be a tedious process. If you want to quickly and easily pair with your Mac, this is where the ToothFairy app comes in.

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  • Fitness and the Apple Watch

    Since it’s launch in April 2015, the Apple Watch has evolved to become one of the wearable market’s leading products, alongside those from Garmin, Fitbit, and Samsung. Encompassing fitness tracking, health, wellness, communications and more, so-called “smartwatches” are believed to be a $25 billion market in 2019.

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  • Lightspeed Loyalty

    We know it can be difficult to get people through the door, and it can be even more difficult to get them to come  back time and again. One way to encourage shoppers and diners back, is to have a loyalty scheme. A well designed loyalty program rewards loyal customers, as well as incentivising new customers to return.

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  • Time Machine and Mac back-up Options

    With so much of our lives now stored digitally on our computers, the effects of data loss can be devestating. This will always be true. Whether due to simply deleting the wrong file, hardware failure or something even more unfortunate, it's impossible to get back precious videos, photographs or documents without having a backup already in place.

    World Backup Day is March 31st this year and that's as a good a chance as any to update this post on the state of Mac backup, four years on.

    (Updated 15/03/2019)

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  • Everyone Can Create

    We have talked about creativity in education as a recurring theme for many years. So, what’s so different about Apple’s latest offering? The “Everyone Can Create” series of iBooks promise to change how we look at and implement, creativity in the classroom.

    They are a free resource, so definitely worth adding to your iBooks collection and they provide what is, in essence, a free scheme of work for you to use with your class. Maybe the title should have been “Everyone Can (have a free scheme of work to help them) Create”.

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  • iPad Deployment Foundations

    How to get a head start for businesses and schools deploying iPad.

    Updated 08/03/2019

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  • Apple in the SEN classroom

    Apple has always had a strong commitment to ensuring that its products have been as accessible as possible, for all users. Even in the 1980s, early versions of the Mac operating system had a number of features designed for visually impaired users to aid them with magnification, text sizing, and contrast. These are features which are still incorporated in today's operating system releases. To Apple, access for all is still a high priority almost thirty years on.

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  • Online Food Delivery

    With the increasing popularity of online delivery channels, like Uber Eats and Deliveroo, now is the time to start looking into offering a delivery service from your restaurant. But where do you start? Follow our tips on how to build a delivery service into your restaurant.

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  • Carbon Free Dining

    Carbon Free Dining is an environmental certification program managed by Green Earth Appeal, partnering with Lightspeed Restaurant, and part of the United Nations ‘Trillion Tree Campaign’. It is an easy way for restaurants to help some of the poorest communities in the world by planting trees. These trees help offset the carbon footprint of the meals served at your restaurant and allow the communities to earn a living from the fruits harvested.

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  • Apple in education; Affordability and value

    The topic of affordability is always on the agenda when we discuss iPad & Mac projects with schools.

    KRCS director and school governor, Robert Woods, has some valuable insights on ensuring your school's investments are affordable and giving your school the best value for your budget.

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