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How the AD Certificate Profile got into macOS when I was at Apple

I have created a macOS command line tool called “tcscertrequest” that submits requests to a Microsoft Certificate Authority from the macOS command line. The request is sent the same way it would be sent from a Windows computer so no modifications to the Windows infrastructure is required to work with the Mac. The history of…

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SecureBoot & the 2017 iMac Pro

SecureBoot One of the areas that Apple has made big improvements with the release of the 2017 iMac Pro is the introduction of SecureBoot.  SecureBoot is a process where the firmware validates the bootloader prior to loading.  It is at the start of the chain of trust that ensures that code that gets run (drivers, kernel,…

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iMac Pro 2017 Questions

The iMac Pro 2017 arrives in the office in 2 days, and I have a bunch of questions that I want answered. We need to be able to support the iMac Pro for Winclone and Boot Runner, but more importantly, the new security features and secure boot are expected to be in future models of…

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Different block size of SSD in the same model MacBook Air

One of the things that Apple has been pretty consistent over the years is that a specific model Mac will have the same hardware if the part number is the same. The PC world is not really like.  When I was creating images for Dell laptops back in the day, the same model laptop purchased…

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iBeacons and ARKit

iOS 11 introduced ARKit with some pretty amazing interactions.  You can interact with virtual elements in the real world with your phone. While ARKit is aware of the geometry of the room the phone is in, it doesn’t know what room it is in. That is where iBeacons can add a new element to interaction…

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Boot Camp on High Sierra

macOS 10.13 High Sierra has now been released, and one of the major features is a new filesystem called APFS.  APFS is not just a filesystem to replace HFS+, but also replaces Core Storage as the volume manager.  How does this affect Boot Camp?  Let’s dive in a bit and look at the progression of…

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Winclone 6 is High Sierra Ready

Naperville, Illinois – Twocanoes Software announces MacOS High Sierra compatibility for Winclone 6. Winclone is the essential solution for cloning and migrating Boot Camp on the Mac. Fully compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10, Winclone makes it easy to clone, migrate, and backup Windows installed on a Mac. Winclone Pro features stand-alone…

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Boot Runner 2 is High Sierra Ready

Naperville, Illinois – Twocanoes Software announces macOS High Sierra compatibility for Boot Runner 2. Boot Runner is the ideal OS selection manager for dual boot Macs. It offers a customizable startup screen and remote boot control, ensuring Windows or other operating systems are available to receive critical security updates at the right time. Boot Runner…

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Monday release of macOS High Sierra 10.13

Apple did something it had never done before: Released a version of macOS / OS X / Mac OS X on a Monday: macOS 10.13 High Sierra: September 25, 2017 Monday Mac OS X 10.0 Cheertah: March 24, 2001 Saturday Mac OS X 10.1 Puma: September 25, 2001 Tuesday Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar August 23, 2002 Friday…

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Newsletter Vol. 13

Get Ready for High Sierra High Sierra is coming out next Tuesday, and I am very excited about the latest release of macOS. In the last 2 releases of macOS, you had to disable SIP in order to restore a Winclone image to a new Boot Camp partition. In macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Winclone works…

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Winclone 6 is High Sierra Ready!

With the release of Winclone 6.1.4, Winclone is fully compatible with High Sierra, the latest operating system for the Mac.  We added in a bunch of great features: • Better SIP compatibility.  When you restore a Windows 8 or later Winclone image on a recent Mac (generally 2013 or later), you no longer need to…

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Boot Runner is now High Sierra Compatible!

Boot Runner 2 is ready on day-one for the next version of High Sierra!  We updated Boot Runner to support APFS filesystem on macOS 10.13 High Sierra.  If you are a current Boot Runner customer, get your update from our redownloads page.  You haven’t tried Boot Runner, try it for free!

Newsletter Vol. 12

High Sierra Support and Other News Hi! It’s Tim from Twocanoes Software. We have been busy working on updates to Winclone and other items, and I wanted to write and share with you what we have been working on (you signed up to receive info about Winclone, so if this is an unwanted email, just…

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Control Apps, Stop & Start Music and Send Messages with Button Magic

Proxidyne Button Magic button   Now you can install wireless buttons around your home, office or car that control your apps on your iOS devices and trigger web services such as IFTTT and Zapier to send messages, start & stop music & timers, record counts so you don’t have to, and tell other apps to…

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Newsletter Vol. 11

Hi! It’s Tim from Twocanoes Software. You signed up to receive on Twocanoes Software updates about Winclone and our other products. I think we have some awesome news and hope you do too! Winclone 6.0.3 Update We released Winclone 6 in March with a bunch of new features and support for migrating Boot Camp to new…

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The Boot Camp Boot Process

People view Winclone as a cloning and backup/restore utility, but one key function that Winclone does is make sure Windows boots on your Mac.  This may sound straight forward, but it gets complicated pretty quickly depending on the version of Windows and the Mac hardware. Windows can boot two different ways: EFI and what I…

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Windows 10 Creators Update and the Future of Windows

Windows is going through a pretty major shift.  Using the same computer at work and at home drove Windows adoption over the past 2 decades.  Microsoft dominated the office computer and drove adoption when people went to look for a home computer.  Mobile fundamentally changed this landscape, introducing the  “bring your own device” to workplace,…

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