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  1. Building an ICT suite in pictures.

    by , 8th July 2014 at 02:26 PM
    How to build an ICT suite

    Cablers Network & AV Solutions have been providing education technology solutions to schools in the South East for many years and we have developed a few skills that many of our competitors do not come close to matching. One of the skills Cablers have developed is the ability to work with schools and colleges to design bespoke solutions that fit their education technology needs perfectly and the capability to bring those designs to life using only our ...

    Updated 8th July 2014 at 03:20 PM by Cablers_JonPaul

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    Education Technology
  2. Building a Recording and Sequencing lab on a budget (And why you shouldn’t buy Apple)

    by , 18th March 2014 at 10:01 AM
    Background

    Building a PC to do studio recording / sequencing is not something I’ve have to trouble myself with for a number of years. After all, at university, I had access to a number of high level facilities, and after I had left, I bit the bullet and bought a Macbook Pro - whilst not the best outright, it did most of what I needed with little or no fuss (and for close to £2,000 you would expect no less!).
    However, I was contacted by a customer this week who had been asked ...

    Updated 19th March 2014 at 12:06 PM by ICTDirect_Dave

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    Money Saving Advice
  3. Further Adventures in Macland - Parallels SCCM Agent a few months later

    by , 24th February 2014 at 03:23 PM
    Introduction

    Assuming that you're interested in this, I would suggest that you read my previous three blog posts first. This will put this new post into some context and it saves me having to write it all again! Links to the previous posts:

    http://www.edugeek.net/blogs/norphy/...cs-part-1.html
    http://www.edugeek.net/blogs/norphy/...cs-part-2.html
    http://www.edugeek.net/blogs/norphy/...onclusion.html ...
  4. Adventures in Macland... my experiences with ConfigMgr 2012 and Macs Part 1

    by , 22nd March 2013 at 06:12 PM
    I've mentioned on the forums a few times that we're in the planning stages of implementing System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1. I'm now at the end of the planning stage and am moving towards implementation.

    During the planning stages, we have been evaluating the Mac component of the product. My colleague @Roberto has written a little about it on his blog at It's Always My Problem. You should go read it. Go ahead, I'll wait.

    Have you ...
  5. Adventures in iTunesland... my experience with iTunes Match

    by , 20th July 2012 at 10:48 PM
    I realise that this may not be an especially fashionable point of view on this and other boards (but it will be on certain ones!) but I like Apple. I've owned Apple computers since around 2008 since it became clear that Vista was a complete train wreck and I wanted something at home which I wasn't going to need spending hours buggering about with. Anyway, I bought an iMac and haven't looked back since. In the time since then, I've become a bit of a fanboy and I've bought an Apple Time Capsule (Sold ...

    Updated 20th July 2012 at 10:49 PM by Norphy

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    Personal
  6. iHate Work? iFired!

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    CAM
    , 3rd November 2011 at 01:30 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    Well, no, I am not fired but this poor Apple employee was for making comments about his employer on Facebook.

    It shows that you need to be careful what you say these days. All too often I see comments on Twitter or Facebook about people hating their job and often they don't realise, if I can see the comment so can their boss. What makes this case more chilling is the post in question had privacy settings applied so the poster thought it was safe, but a colleague on the access list ...
  7. Apple. Love or loathe...

    by , 20th June 2011 at 10:30 PM
    I think most people are already well aware of my opinions of Apple as a company, and sometimes this also derides confusion as to whether I also "hate" their products too, so maybe a little detail without a thread are in order, for those that care to read.

    I have a HUGE amount of respect for a company that can get into that level of being, where their products' names are used synonymously (is that a word?) to describe larger groups of products in the same way that Hoover did. Is that ...

    Updated 21st June 2011 at 11:21 AM by ZeroHour

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    Uncategorized
  8. Facebook: Sure You Are Secure?

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    CAM
    , 18th March 2011 at 12:02 AM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    Facebook profiles have become a bit of a commodity these days for crooks looking to cash in on unsuspecting members of the public. From spam messages to social engineering scams, the holy grail for any attacker is open access to a person's profile. From here, they can capture details about a person's private life along with their family, friends, business contacts and everything they require to pull the perfect scam.

    On the same note I paid a visit to the Apple Store in London today ...

    Updated 18th March 2011 at 12:06 AM by CAM

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    Technical
  9. Implementing a 1 to 1 Laptop Scheme

    by , 16th December 2010 at 03:08 AM
    click here for original blog link

    There are many ways to implement a successful 1:1 laptop scheme, below is a list of areas to consider. Each school, college, educational establishment will have its own factors, special areas to consider, below is my list of things to consider.

    After the list below, I have included a paragraph of information related to my own specific experience of implementing a very successful Apple Macbook Pro 1:1 scheme. It should also be noted ...