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December 2011 Issue

  • Mac in the Shell:
    Brewing Up Missing Apps
    Using homebrew to install additional apps on OS X
  • Object Orientation:
    Properties and Other References
    Objects knowing about other objects
  • An Introduction to GNU Octave
    Is Octave a viable MATLAB alternative?
  • Leaves of Data
    Presenting data trees with AppleScriptObjC
  • MacEnterprise:
    Apple Software Updates with Reposado
    An open-source alternative to Apple's Software Update service
  • 2012 Buyers' Guide
  • The MacTech Spotlight:
    Guy English
    http://kickingbear.com

November 2011 Issue

  • Developer to Developer:
    Plug It In!
    Enrich your Mac OS X applications with plug-ins
  • Typesetting a book on a Mac using LaTeX
    How I used LaTeX to typeset a book
  • Mobile Device Management (MDM) Primer
    Your guide to getting started with managing iOS devices
  • Head to Head: Virtualization Benchmarks
    Parallels Desktop for Mac vs. VMware Fusion
    How do VMware Fusion 4 and Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac compare?
  • Find Your Current iPhone Location
    Four ways to find your location with your iPhone
  • Designing an Application
    Where do all those objects go?
  • The MacTech Spotlight:
    MacTech Conference 2011
    A photographic Retrospective

October 2011 Issue

  • Consultant Cowboy:
    Pricing & Billing Methods and Strategies
    There's more to the (pricing) world than just an hourly rate
  • MacSysAdmin 2011
    A conference with European flair for system administrators
  • Automator and Services in Lion
    New features and functionality in Mac OS 10.7
  • MacEnterprise:
    Automating Mac OS X Lion Installs
    Upgrading to OS X Lion via a "payload-free" package
  • Objective-C: Syntax
    Building upon C
  • Maker Faire 2011, NYC
    The event for us (nerds) techs... and more
  • Bug Hunting with AppleScriptObjC
    Learn to track and trap errors in your AppleScriptObjC project
  • A True Original
    Steve Jobs, 1955 - 2011

September 2011 Issue

  • Consultant Cowboy:
    Pricing and Money: Ups & Downs
    Consulting is often "feast or famine" when it comes to money. Here are some tips.
  • Mac in the Shell:
    MacRuby Drag and Drop File Rename
    An evolving foundational starter project
  • Objective-C: a First Look
    Building upon C
  • Developer to Developer:
    The Sandman Cometh
    How Apple's sandboxing security feature will affect your Mac apps now, and to come.
  • The Whys and Hows of Lion's Recovery HD
    What is it, and why do we need it?
  • KosmicTask
    Sharing script-based functionality across the network
  • WireShark and DHCP
    How WireShark solved a DHCP conflict
  • MacEnterprise:
    Payload-free Packages, Part 2
    Using "payload-free" packages to install software—from an extension to a full OS.
  • Kool Tools:
    Adobe Flash Builder and Flex
  • The MacTech Spotlight:
    Hisham Khalifa, Binary Bakery

August 2011 Issue

  • Mac in the Shell:
    Lion in the Shell
    What to expect from Lion when working in a shell
  • Consultant Cowboy:
    Pricing and Startups
    Pricing thoughts particular to tech startups
  • FileVault 2 Decrypted for Enterprise
  • Developer to Developer:
    A Developer's Quick Look at Lion
    How you can take advantage of Apple's latest release of OS X
  • Before Objective-C
    A 10,000-foot overview of a C program
  • Package Browsing by AppleScript
    Building a flat-package browser using AppleScriptObjC
  • MacEnterprise:
    Payload-free Packages
    Leverage Apple's package format for additional tasks
  • Real World Review:
    Sonnet RackMac Mini
    A solution to rack mount Mac minis without losing access to controls
  • The MacTech Spotlight:
    Marc Mentovai, Google

July 2011 Issue

  • Mac in the Shell:
    MacRuby Drag and Drop
    A foundational starter project
  • Using AppleScript and Perl for Automation
    Saving Facebook pages as WebArchives in an automated way
  • Developer to Developer:
    The Core Foundation Chasm
    A look at how to bridge Core Foundation to Cocoa
  • FileVault 2 Decrypted
    Understanding this very different disk encryption scheme
  • Consultant Cowboy:
    Debugging Pricing Problems
    Real-world advice for real-world money problems
  • Soup up Installer Packages with Scripts
    Real-world recipes for enterprise deployments
  • CoreSec:
    What is a Security Culture?
    While technology is wonderful, security starts with organizational culture
  • MacEnterprise:
    Lion's Share of Changes
    New, changed, and missing features in Mac OS X Lion of interest to system administrators
  • Kool Tools:
    Navicat for Mac OS X
    GUI database tool for Mac
  • The MacTech Spotlight
    Rainer Brokerhoff

June 2011 Issue

  • WWDC 2011 Wrap Up
  • Mac in the Shell:
    Ruby and the GUI, Part 2
    Adding a real Cocoa GUI to a MacRuby application
  • Developer to Developer: No Pane, No Gain, Part 2 Expanding our Preference Pane plug-in with Authorization Services
  • MacEnterprise:
    Taming Automatic Updaters
    Disabling application auto-updates for the enterprise environment
  • The EDA Showcase:
    Leveraging Windows Servers to Bring Sanity to Large-scale iOS Operations
  • Binding with AppleScriptObjC
    Connecting widgets through a key/value mechanism
  • Examining 3 Important Nmap Scans with WireShark
    Using WireShark to explain Nmap traffic
  • The MacTech Spotlight:
    Kirill Luzanov, Binary Fruit

May 2011 Issue

  • Mac in the Shell:
    Ruby and the GUI
    Adding a real Cocoa GUI to a MacRuby application
  • Consultant Cowboy:
    Pricing (Part 2)
    More thoughts on pricing
  • MacEnterprise:
    Developing Enterprise-Friendly Software for Fun and Profit
  • CoreSec:
    Secure Shell (SSH)-A Hidden Gem, Part 2
    SSH is a powerful tool with many uses. Let's explore this staple of OS X
  • Meet Cappucino
    Use your Cocoa skills to build stunning web applications
  • Developer to Developer:
    No Pane, No Gain
    Building a Preference Pane plug-in to integrate into System Preferences
  • The EDA Showcase:
    Scripting Automations in Windows for Mac OS X Administrators
  • The SQLite DB and iOS
    How to use SQLite on your iPhone and iPad
  • Adaptive Laptop Management with crankd
  • Kool Tools:
    VMware View Client for iPad
    Windows on iOS - to go!
  • The MacTech Spotlight:
    Justin Williams, Second Gear

April 2011 Issue

  • Mac in the Shell:
    Not Just Ruby...MacRuby!
    Finally using Mac- and Cocoa-specific features
  • Swaine Manor:
    The iPad 2 Coverup
    What you don't know about Apple's Smart Covers
  • On Becoming a Developer
    One person's journey into the world of software development
  • Developer to Developer:
    The NSTask at Hand
    A look at spawning processes on OS X
  • MacEnterprise:
    Customizing Packages for Deployment
    Modifying metapackage choices for automated distribution
  • The Enterprise Desktop Alliance Showcase:
    Large-Scale Mac OS X Client Management Using Windows Servers
  • CoreSec:
    Secure Shell (SSH): A Hidden Gem SSH is a powerful tool with many uses; let's explore this Unix staple
  • Sending Cisco logs to Syslog on your Mac
    How to set up both your Cisco router and your Mac in order to store Cisco log files
  • Client-centered Consulting
    Let the user be your guide
  • The Mactech Spotlight:
    Jon Nathan

March 2011 Issue

  • Mac in the Shell:
    Rounding Out Ruby
    Finishing the basics
  • Gaming Under Parallels Desktop 6
    20 popular Windows games. How playable are they?
  • Developer to Developer:
    Extending Classes with Categories
    Exploring Objective-C's way of making classes richer, without subclassing
  • Consultant Cowboy:
    Pricing Consulting Services
    Pricing is hard, let's go shopping!
  • An Introduction to WireShark
    The graphic-interface protocol analyzer
  • The Enterprise Desktop Alliance Showcase:
    Implementing File & Print Services on Windows Servers for Mac OS X Clients
  • MacEnterprise:
    Software Deployment Made Simple
    A look at StarDeploy
  • The Mactech Spotlight:
    Martin Pilkington, M Cubed Software

February 2011 Issue

  • Mac in the Shell
    Ruby Error Handling
    Expecting the worst, while still ensuring a great experience
  • Cocoa-Covered AppleScript
    Get to know the new AppleScriptObjC bridge
  • Consultant Cowboy
    Looking Back on 2010: Retrospective for Your Consultancy
    Thinking about what went well, what didn’t go so well, and places you can improve
  • An Introduction to Nmap
    Using Nmap for Security
  • The Enterprise Desktop Alliance Showcase
    Imaging & Patch Management for Mac OS X Clients Using Windows Servers
  • MacEnterprise
    Mac App Store and the Enterprise
    What the New Mac App Store means for the enterprise
  • Show Me the Money
    Suggested billing practices for consultants
  • The Mactech Spotlight
    Keith Alperin, Helium Foot Software

January 2011 Issue

  • Swaine Manor:
    Bludger and Larrikin Attend a Press Conference
    ...and say all the snarky things you'd say if you were there
  • Mac in the Shell:
    More Ruby Basics for IT
    Useful Ruby for the Mac OS X Administrator
  • Battling the Deluge of Digital Detritus
    Mac housecleaning for improved organization, performance, stability
  • Developer to Developer:
    Making a Splash
    Bring some pizzazz to your Cocoa applications with a splash window
  • MacTech Labs:
    Head-to-Head: Parallels Desktop for Mac vs. VMware Fusion
    How do VMware Fusion 3.1 and Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac compare?
  • Consultant Cowboy:
    Roles to Play in Your Business
    It's not just about 0's and 1's anymore.
  • The Enterprise Desktop Alliance Showcase:
    Introducing the EDA Showcase
    Centralized Mac Home Directories on Windows Servers
    Using Windows to Serve the Mac
  • CoreSec: Security Topics for Administrators and Programmers:
    Shhhh.. Big Brother May be Listening
    What you need to know about VOIP, Face Time, Skype and iChat security
  • MacEnterprise:
    Managing Software Installs with Munki-Part 4
    Crafting pkginfo files for munki
  • Real World Review:
    Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac, Home Edition
    Enterprise-grade antivirus software, now free for home Macs
  • The MacTech Spotlight:
    Manton Reece, Riverfold Software

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