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iPhone Add Email Account Exchange asks to sign in to Office 365

Office 365 sign in prompt when setting up Exchange email account on iPad, iPhone or Mac Mail The issue arrives when you are attempting to configure a new exchange account that is not hosted on office 365 but you keep getting a prompt to sign into office 365 mail account when you attempt to add a new account for a domain. The can be very confusing as if you have host your own services, or have a host that knows what they are doing, you can have an exchange email account that is not part of office 356 but yet you will see the prompt for sign into office 365 when attempting to set up the account on apple devices. It could well be that it also prompts with non apple devices, we did not bother to test. The issue likely arises from the situation where office 365 services were… Read More »iPhone Add Email Account Exchange asks to sign in to Office 365

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How to Fix Mac Microsoft Remote Desktop RDP Error Code 0x4

How to Fix Mac Microsoft Remote Desktop RDP Error Code 0x4 You have a Mac Computer and are running Microsoft Desktop (RDP) throws an Error code: 0x4 just randomly when you try to connect to a computer you have configured for connection. For us, this problem just randomly started this year after Microsoft updated their RDP software. “Go Microsoft” We have searched the web, and noticed that the suggestions to Reboot the computer, or restart the RDP software, or both. Do not appear to reliably work. Although we did have some luck with this. Another suggestion was to copy or recreate the connection in RDP. Again, only limited success with this solution. The Fix for 0x4 Errors on Mac RDP Remote Desktop Connection For us the solution came when we went into the system preferences of the Remote Desktop Connection And you will notice the default preferences look something like… Read More »How to Fix Mac Microsoft Remote Desktop RDP Error Code 0x4

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How to Stop Adobe Acrobat DC Displays Please wait while the document is being prepared for reading

How to Stop Adobe Acrobat DC Displays Please wait while the document is being prepared for reading every time you open any PDF on your Mac So I am on a Mac, and recently I noticed that an update to the Adobe DC makes the application display this little annoying message every time you open a PDF document of any size. It is particularly annoying and does not appear to be associated with any actual action. Even on a single page of text, the progress bar does nothing. Most of the instruction around the place are for a Windows PC and read something like this: All you have to is change a quick setting: Open Acrobat Reader and hit Ctrl+K (or Select “Edit” then “Preferences” from the drop-down menu) Click on the “Reading” tab under the “Categories” column on the left. Select the “Screen Reader Options” section, select the “Only… Read More »How to Stop Adobe Acrobat DC Displays Please wait while the document is being prepared for reading

Mac Clear DNS Cache

To clear the DNS cache on a Mac computer running the later version OSx Open a Terminal window and paste in the following: sudo dscacheutil -flushcache;sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder; say cache flushed Then hit enter. You will be asked for the password you use to login as an admin.

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InteractiveWebs Email (smartermail) With Mac Mail Exchange Connection

Mac Mail using Exchange Connection to SmarterMail InteractiveWebs To Set up your mac mail with and Exchange Connection using Mac Mail you will need to follow these instructions carefully. On your Mac, open System Preferences. Click Internet accounts. Click Exchange. Complete the display name, full email address and password fields. Click Sign In. Ensure that you’re email address is et for your User Name, and Type the internal and external URL to read: https://mail.yourdomainname.com/ews/exchange.asmx (Note that after October 2020 we suggest that you use your own domain name in place of the mail.interactivewebs.com) Click Sign In. An account summary screen will display. You can select or unselect any features that you do not wish to sync. Click Done. Click Add Account.

Mac Pro 2013 Multiple Displays Stop Working with OS X 10.9.3 – Fixed

Hot to Fix Multiple Monitors not working in OS X 10.9.3 Mac Pro 2013 computer users have experienced problems in some configurations since upgrading to Mavericks OS X 10.9.3. For most people, the issue related to the use of mini port to DVI external monitors. The mac pro by design can only run two Miniport to DVI monitors, and any additional monitors need to be run on a converter that has additional power. Apple call this their Dual Link DVI adapter. Essentially this is the same thing, just with a powered USB port on it. If you were to try an run 3 mini port to DVI adapters, what you would find is that only two monitors plugged in would run. Effectively the last two plugged in in any combination would be the two that ran. Apparently this is by design, and part of the way that the Mac Pro… Read More »Mac Pro 2013 Multiple Displays Stop Working with OS X 10.9.3 – Fixed

.zip files from Mac OS show up as green/encrypted

Green files and folders on Windows 7 indicate they are encrypted. Usually this is a function of a program that will make these files encrypted for a reason. Security is usually the reason. But… An interesting little bug in the process of creating a .zip file on a mac and moving it over to a Windows computer. When a .zip file is created according to standards for .zip files found here: http://www.pkware.com/documents/casestudies/APPNOTE.TXT They specify that .zip archives include a tag informing about itself to the program trying to decompress the archive. This tag information is known as the “version made by” and as the name suggest, it would tag information about the program version of .zip and the files system in use. 0 – MS-DOS and OS/2 (FAT / VFAT / FAT32 file systems) 1 – Amiga 2 – OpenVMS 3 – UNIX 4 – VM/CMS 5 – Atari ST… Read More ».zip files from Mac OS show up as green/encrypted

Alternatives to SVN Subversion for xCode Development

Do you need SVN or is there another way to manage code? We use and manage an SVN server dedicated to our xCode development, but mostly because we can, not because we need to. We have the servers, knowledge and experience to do this so we did. I thought I would suggest another way to share code among multiple developers, and still keep thorough backups of all the things you need. There are a few exceptions and we will list them first. 1. Technically SVN allows for two people to work on the same code at the same time, and for those changes to be mashed together. Sort of. However this is not really the case. SVN does such a lame job of mashing when compared to some TFS systems we have used for years, that we would advise strongly against thinking it will solve this problem. For this reason,… Read More »Alternatives to SVN Subversion for xCode Development

Apple Time Capsule Flashing Amber

Today I noticed an amber light flashing on my time capsule. Normally I would just rip a power cord out of a device like this and power up again. Today was different. I was having so much fun making my first iPhone app on my mac, I bothered to stop and think… when was the last time something Apple just funked out for no reason (try never). So I jumped Google for a first hit response. Time Capsule Flashing Amber = Could be there is a software upgrade available for the time capsule. How do you check? Applications –> Utilities –> Airport Utility, you’ll see this:   Click the update button and you are done. Go Mac!