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Want to know what's covered in MacTech? Take a look at our table of contents for 2013:


December 2013

  • Mac Enterprise
    Mavericks Admin Notes
    Some changes in OS X 10.9 of interest to system administrators
  • Developer to Developer
    Objective-C and Framework Pitfalls
    Look out for these subtle issues
  • Programming a Drupal Module
    How to create a Drupal Module
  • Mac in the Shell
    More Mavericks Command Line Gems
    New and updated command line tools in Apple’s latest release
  • Monoprice 27” IPS LCD
    Huge, yet inexpensive — is it worth it?
  • Operational Excellence
    Future Planning
    What happens when you aren’t there?
  • Workflow QuickTips
    UI Scripting Changes in Mavericks
  • The MacTech Spotlight
    LeRoy Dennison
    http://www.pcm.com

November 2013

  • Mac Enterprise
    More AutoPkg
    Automate finding, downloading and packaging updates for mass deployment
  • Documenting your technology business
    Be the know-it-all
  • S3 and the Static Web
    An Overview of Amazon S3 storage and Static Web Hosting
  • Creating a Preference Pane for a Mac app
    Learn how to create and use a System Preference Pane from a Cocoa Mac App
  • Workflow QuickTips
    Enabling UI Scripting via AppleScript
  • Mac in the Shell
    New Tools in Mavericks
    Interesting command line tools for the Mac tech
  • KoolTools
    3D Game Programming for Kids HiRise for iMac Audioengine 2+ Speakers A Theory of Fun for Game Design Promise Technology’s Pegasus2 3D Game Programming for Kids
  • The MacTech Spotlight
    Per Olofsson
    http://www.gu.se

October 2013

  • Mac Enterprise
    Introducing AutoPkg
    Automate finding, downloading and packaging updates for mass deployment
  • Using Drush
    How to use Drupal’s command line interfrace.
  • Managing Mavericks FileVault 2 with fdsetup
  • Developer to Developer
    Elements of Objective-C Style
    The more subjective side of Objective-C
  • KoolTools
    WD Red, iStop Motion for OS X, iOS
  • The MacTech Spotlight
    Tim Sutton
    http://macops.ca

September 2013

  • Developer to Developer
    Developer Essentials
    Code improvement by self improvement
  • Mac in the Shell
    How Will I Know? (what machine I’m on)
    Command line tools for system investigation
  • Adopting Dropbox
    Supporting Dropbox from the triage project
  • Introduction to Amazon EC2
    An overview of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
  • Workflow Quick Tips
    Productivity App Pick
    File Juicer
  • The MacTech Spotlight
    Clay Caviness
    http://www.google.com

August 2013

  • MacEnterprise
    Accessing More Frameworks with Python
    Using Python, PyObjC, and BridgeSupport to access OS X frameworks.
  • An introduction to TCP/IP
    Getting to know TCP/IP and its protocols
  • Systematizing your technology business
    Make your business hum, with and without you
  • Diving into AWS
    An overview of Philosophy and Tools
  • Building a Media Center Using Plex
    The Missing Piece to Your Home Screening Room
  • Developer to Developer
    Developer Essentials
    Code improvement by self improvement
  • Creating a simple iOS chat client
    How to use your iOS device as a chat client
  • KoolTools
    Script Debugger 5
    Vigil
  • The MacTech Spotlight
    Ben Waldie
    http://www.automatedworkflows.com

July 2013

  • MacEnterprise
    Mountain Lion loginwindow slideshows
    Configuring a slideshow at the loginwindow on Mountain Lion.
  • An Introduction to Drupal
    How to install and use Drupal on a Mac
  • Developer to Developer
    Know Your Key Commands
    Becoming an Xcode ninja with four simple modifier keys
  • Using telnet to troubleshoot TCP/IP services
    How to use telnet to solve TCP/IP related problems
  • Apple Hardware Testing in the Could
  • Using VirtueMart for Web Payments
    Running VirtueMart on a Joomla CMS
  • The Mac OS X 10.8 Log Files
    Understanding and utilizing Mountain Lion log files
  • Mac in the Shell
    Core Storage for Multiple Partitions with Boot Camp
    Pushing the bounds of CoreStorage for practical reasons
  • The MacTech Spotlight
    Fritz Anderson
    http://www.manoverboard.org

June 2013

  • MacEnterprise
    Command-line tools via Python and Cocoa
    Using Python and the PyObjC bridge to build commandline tools.
  • Refining the Triage Solution
    Completing the medical triage project
  • Developer to Developer
    WWDC 2013 Round-up
    What’s new and exciting for the coming months
  • Migrating OS X VMs to a VMWare ESXi server
  • KoolTools
    Intego Security
    KineticCloud
  • CPU Diving
    What’s Going on in There?
  • The MacTech Spotlight
    Samantha John
    http://www.gethopscotch.com

May 2013

  • MacEnterprise
    One Last Round of Cocoa, Python
    Using Xcode, Python and the PyObjC bridge to build Mac applications.
  • Mac In The Shell
    Diving Into Memory
    How a computer uses memory, for System Administrators
  • An Introduction to sar
    Monitoring your Mac’s performance using sar.
  • A Triage Solution for iOS
    Developing a medical triage app for the iPhone
  • Take Control of Your Passwords
    Overcome password frustration with Joe Kissell’s expert advice!
  • Using Email to Execute a Command
    How to make email work for you.
  • Developer to Developer
    Core Image
    Using and writing Core Image filters
  • The MacTech Spotlight
    Jesse Char
    http://pacifichelm.com

April 2013

  • MacEnterprise
    Still More Cocoa, Python
    Using Xcode, Python and the PyObjC bridge to build Mac applications.
  • Mac In The Shell
    Troubleshooting with (Hidden) DTrace
    DTrace is tucked away is several troubleshooting tools – here’s your guide to them.
  • Programming iCloud Applications
    An introduction to the iCloud API.
  • Rotating Views in iOS
    Responding to orientation events from an iOS app.
  • Beginning iOS 6 Developement
    Exploring the iOS SDK.
  • Drawing in iOS
    Exploring the iOS SDK.
  • KoolTools
    Retrospect, PDFPen, Life Proof Fre, KBar Power Strip
  • Code Sign Hell
    How one solves code sign errors when having multiple Distribution Certificates with the same name.
  • The MacTech Spotlight
    Mike Ash
    http://plausible.coop/ http://mikeash.com/

March 2013

  • MacEnterprise
    Another Round of Cocoa, Python?
    Using Xcode, Python and the PyObjC bridge to build Mac applications
  • Mac In The Shell
    Scripts: How Do They Work?
    What happens when you run your shell script?
  • Virtualizing Your Mac Test Environment
  • Migrating AppleScript Studio Apps to AppleScriptObjC (Cocoa-AppleScript)
  • AppleScriptObjC Prints a Document
    Understanding and implementing a print feature
  • Developer to Developer
    A tour of the many options for reading Apple’s developer docs
  • KoolTools
    DocProtect 3.0, Sonnet PCI Express Network Adapter Cards
  • Code Sign Hell
    How one solves code sign errors when having multiple Distribution Certificates with the same name.
  • The MacTech Spotlight
    Natalie Podrazik
    http://29.io

February 2013

  • MacEnterprise
    More Cocoa, Python?
    Using Xcode, Python and the PyObjC bridge to build Mac applications
  • CES 2013 Hottest New Products
    What’s new this year from the best in the business
  • An Introduction to MRTG
    Graphing network traffic with MRTG
  • An introduction to Cacti
    What it is, and how to use it.
  • Virtualization Benchmarks
    Head-to-Head: How do VMware Fusion 5 and Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac compare? A deep look tells even more.
  • Code Sign Hell
    How one solves code sign errors when having multiple Distribution Certificates with the same name.
  • Mac In The Shell
    Bringing the Command-Line to You
    Or, what are my ‘power user’ tools?
  • Recording A Legend
    How we made the videos for MacTech Conference 2012
  • The MacTech Spotlight
    Gwynne Raskind
    www.darkrainfall.org

January 2013

  • MacEnterprise
    Introduction to Cocoa-Python
    Using Xcode, Python and the PyObjC bridge to build Mac applications
  • Developer to Developer
    AppCode
    A review of JetBrains’s Xcode alternative
  • An Introduction to MRTG
    Graphing network traffic with MRTG
  • About the Fusion Drive
    Create your own on an old or new Mac
  • Preferences with AppleScript
    Exploring and supporting user defaults
  • Programming a Joomla! Extension
    How to program a Joomla module
  • AppleScripting System Preferences
  • Mac In The Shell
    New to Mountain Lion
    My favorite new command-line tools in Mountain Lion
  • KoolTools
    Stellar Volume Repair Account Edge 2013 Pathfinder
  • The MacTech Spotlight
    Ben Haller
    Stick Software http://www.sticksoftware.com

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