iTunes Festival at SXSW at the Moody Theatre in Austin, Texas started monday. 5 nights, 5 days and you can watch it free on iTunes. You can watch it directly on AppleTV or on your iPhone and iPad through the iTunes Festival App. The Coldplay concert on the first night was awesome!

iTunes Festival at SXSW at the Moody Theatre in Austin, Texas started monday. 5 nights, 5 days and you can watch it free on iTunes. You can watch it directly on AppleTV or on your iPhone and iPad through the iTunes Festival App. The Coldplay concert on the first night was awesome!

Check this video out, 30 years of innovation, Apple Mac. Very cool!

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Happy Birthday Apple Mac 30 years, wow!

Happy Birthday Apple Mac 30 years, wow!

Tags: Apple Mac

OS X 10.9.1 Prompt to Unlock Local Items Keychain

If you’re getting repeated prompts to unlock your local items Keychain and the password you enter is not your login password then you need to re-create your Keychain. I started getting this popup window error when changing my Keychain to the iCloud keychain. There is a way to fix this, Apple have published a knowledge base support article, “OS X Mavericks v10.9.1: Repeated prompts to unlock “Local Items” keychain”.

Happy New Year! Here is a video of the all new Mac Pro. If Apple continues to innovate like this going forward it’s going to be a great 2014. Can’t wait for the iPhone 6.

Downloaded the Ellie Goulding iTunes Session which is mostly unplugged and it’s amazing. The album really highlights the complexity, control and brilliant sound of her voice. I love iTunes, it’s so simple and so easy to find and download music. Thanks Apple.

Downloaded the Ellie Goulding iTunes Session which is mostly unplugged and it’s amazing. The album really highlights the complexity, control and brilliant sound of her voice. I love iTunes, it’s so simple and so easy to find and download music. Thanks Apple.

So excited about getting tickets to Ellie Goulding’s concert at the Orpheum in Vancouver, April 24. Just downloaded from iTunes, her re-released album Halcyon Days which includes 10 additional songs. Thanks to iTunes we can download music instantaneously. Love the album and love Ellie!

So excited about getting tickets to Ellie Goulding’s concert at the Orpheum in Vancouver, April 24. Just downloaded from iTunes, her re-released album Halcyon Days which includes 10 additional songs. Thanks to iTunes we can download music instantaneously. Love the album and love Ellie!

Fixing a Weak Wireless Signal

If you notice that the signal from your Apple Airport Extreme or Time Capsule has suddenly got weaker, it’s not a hardware failure but very likely interference from neighbouring devices like a baby monitor, wireless phone or a neightbours router. You can change the Radio Channel Selection using the Airport Utility App on your iPhone, iPad or Mac. Here’s how you change it on your Mac. Go to the Applications > Utilities folder:

  • Double click on the Airport Utility.
  • Select your Airport Extreme or Time Capsule in the menu to the left.
  • Click on the ‘Manual Setup’ button at the bottom of the window. 
  • Click on the ‘Wireless’ tab to display the wireless settings.
  • Change the ‘Radio Channel Selection’ option to ‘Manual’.
  • Click on the ‘Edit’ button which displays the different channels.
  • If you have the current version of the Airport Extreme it has two channels, the 2.4 GHz Channel for devices like your iPhone and 802.11b/g Macs and the 5 GHz Channel for devices like the newer Mac using 802.11n. 
  • Set the Channel to one of the Channel numbers. 
  • Click the ‘Done’ and then the ‘Update’ buttons to reboot your Airport Extreme. 
  • You should now see the signal strength on your Mac increase dramatically. 

If you still have a weak signal, change the ‘Radio Channel Selection’ until the signal strength has increased and there is no interference from neighbouring devices. Let me know if this helps to increase the signal on your Airport Extreme or Time Capsule?

Nelson Mandela past away this week and Apple has played tribute to him by posting his picture on their home page. He was a very tolerant man and a person to look up to. I know what tolerance means as I was born in South Africa and affected by apartheid. However, I hope the future leaders of South Africa are going to be as tolerant and forgiving in order to keep the delicate balance of different races living together and maintain one of the only countries in Africa with first world standards in the large cities and a good economy. Viva Mandela!

Nelson Mandela past away this week and Apple has played tribute to him by posting his picture on their home page. He was a very tolerant man and a person to look up to. I know what tolerance means as I was born in South Africa and affected by apartheid. However, I hope the future leaders of South Africa are going to be as tolerant and forgiving in order to keep the delicate balance of different races living together and maintain one of the only countries in Africa with first world standards in the large cities and a good economy. Viva Mandela!

Cisco AnyConnect Stable with OS X Mavericks

I’d like to report that since upgrading to Cisco AnyConnect v3.1.04074 for OS X my VPN connection has been stable. It was a week of hell around the world after Mac users upgraded to OS X Mavericks to find that Cisco AnyConnect was dropping connections every two minutes. Cisco then took a week to sort out the issue with Apple. The blame game by Cisco was not cool! Well that’s in the past and for the last 4 weeks Cisco AnyConnect has been stable. Thanks for the update Cisco,  IT consultants logging into client’s networks depend on AnyConnect for their livelihood.