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Command Control Power • Apple Tech Support & Business Talk

Nov 29, 2016


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- Sam shares a story about a non-profit client who erased their main storage drive when directed by Seagate phone support to reformat the backup and selected the wrong hard drive.  The story inadvertently turns into a therapy session for Sam.  Jerry then coins the term "The Valencia Technique".

- we all know about /var/db/.AppleSetupDone; anyone heard of .AppleUpgrade or .AppleLaunchMigration? Joe discusses an interesting troubleshooting case on an iMac running Sierra

- Circle with Disney (oddly a square device) connects to a network to monitor and allow/deny network traffic based on limits set by parents.  Joe has his introductory experience with this device and explains what he has learned so far.