Author Archives: Ian Aberle

About Ian Aberle

Ian Aberle is an Adobe Creative Educator and the Senior IT Communications Specialist & Trainer for the Office of Information Technology (OIT). For over 25 years, he has helped the SMU community use technology and implement digital and web media through multiple roles with the Digital Commons, SMU STAR Program, and now OIT. Ian enjoys photography and road trips with his family in his free time.

Heartbleed and Apple

As you may have heard by now, the Heartbleed bug is affecting internet sites around the world. Unlike most notices like this, it’s not a virus or a worm. Heartbleed is security bug in the open-source OpenSSL library, which is … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office comes to the iPad

After holding out for several years, Microsoft has realized that holding out in supporting the iPad may be costing them more than money. In the years since the release of the iPad, users have found a way around the lack … Continue reading

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Introducing OneNote for Mac

OneNote for the Mac is now available. If you are not familiar with OneNote, it’s been a popular app on the Windows side for years. OneNote is your place to jot down your ideas, capture your collection of web clippings … Continue reading

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Happy 5th Birthday Apple App Store!

With the anniversary of the Apple iTunes App Store, several popular apps have gone on sale for the low price of FREE! The best part of the sale is the variety of apps. It doesn’t matter if you like gaming, … Continue reading

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iOS 6.1 Exchange Bug

Apple has admitted there is a bug with Exchange in the last release of the iOS. Users have reported that the 6.1 update has been draining their batteries quickly and excessively connecting to Exchange servers. Looks like the cause of … Continue reading

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Apple Releases OS X Lion v10.7.5 Update

Yesterday, Apple released a new update to Lion. In an effort to not leave those who haven’t migrated to Mountain Lion behind, the OS X Lion v10.7.5 Update provides the new Gatekeeper security feature, improve Wi-Fi reliability for iMacs (models from late … Continue reading

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Anti-Virus for Mac OS X?

Some people would argue that you don’t need anti-virus software for your Mac, but I would disagree. In the past, the Mac OS’s lack of popularity has made it not worth the effort for those writing virus software. As the … Continue reading

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Apple Announces iPad Event

Coming March 7, 2012 to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco will be the new iPad. With the tagline, “We have something you really have to see. And touch.,” Apple sent out notices to this invitation only … Continue reading

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Safari 5.1.2 Update Available

If you’ve been plagued by memory leaks and stability issues with Safari, this latest update should help. According to the Knowledge Base: This update contains various improvements, including fixes that: Improve stability Address issues that could cause hangs and excessive … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs (1955–2011)

Apple has confirmed Steve Jobs has passed away. He had battled pancreatic cancer for several years. He was only 56. Apple is encouraged people to share memories of him by emailing to

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