Latest Blog Posts

  • Apple Cache Server

    Whilst you probably know the exact size of your school’s iPad or Mac deployment, whether its 30 or 300 devices, and you may have complete control of them via a Mobile Device Management solution, you probably don’t have an clue of how much bandwidth is regularly used in downloading content from Apple and its online servers.

    Whilst your site may be benefitting from faster and faster broadband service, when you have dozens of users within the school competing for the same bandwidth, nothing beats the speed and responsiveness of local network storage.This is where a caching service comes in.

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  • Latest Apple iOS 11.0.3 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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  • VPNs or Profiles causing internet connection issues?

    A frequent issue we’ve seen on iOS devices brought in to our stores and service centres recently is lack of connectivity to the internet. A lot of the time, the inability to connect to the internet is down to Profiles and VPNs. Get the benefit of our experience and solve your own connectivity woes!

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  • The best way to buy a new iPhone

    Everyone loves getting the best deals, so we took some time to try and find the best value ways to buy an iPhone in the UK.

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  • iPad cases : Insurance-approved protection

    Once you’ve decided on which iPad your school, institution and increasingly your business, is investing in, keeping it safe and secure against damage should be your next investment decision.

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  • Small-Business Backups Made Simple

    When using Mac computers in your business, as with any other computer, your data is important. 
    Let’s look at the different ways you can backup your data and find the right way for you.

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  • 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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  • MDM Solutions: Lightspeed vs JAMF - Pro's and Con's

    KRCS offer two major Mobile Device Management solutions to schools – one from Lightspeed Systems and from JAMF, and we’re regularly asked which is best. When your school has finally made that move towards mobile learning and purchased a number of iPads, it becomes very clear that setting them up for use in an educational setting is very different to how you’d set them up for personal use.

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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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  • Device Management. Not just for big business.

    The proliferation of mobile devices in the workplace, both BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and those provided corporately, mean a growing headache for small businesses, trying to manage data access, data security and the devices themselves. KRCS, as experts in MDM, can help.

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  • Remember when the iPhone was different and new?

    The iPhone is 10 years old this year and it’s fair to say that it changed a lot of things in the technology industry. It changed the way we connect, share, play, and much more. The product that some people speculated would fail horribly, ended up shaping the entire smartphone industry. To the point now, where the majority of smartphones look and feel incredibly similar.

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  • Congratulations on your recent Adobe Creative Cloud Purchase…. Now what?

    The Adobe cloud software purchasing process.. We’ve sent you a quote, you’re happy to go ahead and so you’ve sent us an order. Now you’re probably wondering what’s going to happen next. In this short blog we hope to give you step-by-step insight into how the process works and what you need to do to actually get up and running.

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