#mac app store

Posted by Michael Devins on September 30th, 2015

El Capitan Macbook


For the second time this month, Apple has released a major new operating system. Today, OS X 10.11 El Capitan became available in the Mac App Store. We are pleased to announce that, even with the significant changes in the operating system, Bushel extends full compatibility to Macs running this latest release. That means that all of your managed Macs within Bushel can be upgraded to OS X 10.11 and new Macs can be enrolled as well. In other words, your users should take advantage of this free software update!

Apple’s latest release adds a number of solid enhancements that businesses will love. New features like Split View for multitasking and an improved Spotlight will allow you to get even more out of your Mac. Notes inherit new functionality that was first introduced with iOS 9 and Mail gains improved full-screen support and swipe gestures. Importantly, El Capitan offers the latest security features and several under the hood improvements to boost performance.

One of the things we love about Apple is how accessible these free updates really are. Most Macs going back to 2007 can run this update. That means your business can do more on all of your existing Macs. Head on over to the Mac App Store to download El Capitan. If you are looking for more information about how to upgrade, Apple has an Upgrade Page just for you.

Posted by Charles Edge on January 12th, 2015

We’ve tried to keep anyone from having to do much troubleshooting in Bushel. But things come up here and there and there are a few tools that can help out. For example: the Mac App Store has a debug menu. To enable the debug menu, enable the ShowDebugMenu key in com.apple.appstore. To do so:

defaults write com.apple.appstore ShowDebugMenu -boolean YES

Once enabled, there are a number of options to show the folder where apps download, enable logging, clear cookies and reset the Mac App Store.

To turn the Mac App Store debug menu back off:

defaults write com.apple.appstore ShowDebugMenu -boolean NO

Posted by Charles Edge on November 17th, 2014

You are the tech in an organization without a full time tech. Chances are you’re tasked with a lot of different stuff. Many environments don’t have a lot of cash to go out and buy really expensive tools. I’ve been told for years by people just like you they would love to manage devices the right way. This means implementing good security practices and centralized mobile management. If only it were more accessible. Both in terms of money and training. In an increasingly mobile world, this is becoming more and more possible.

Mobile Management

Maybe you’re concerned about devices going missing. Maybe you just want an app that can do it all for you. We have an even better solution for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). A solution that lets you manage all your Apple devices quickly and easily. A solution that puts everything under a single pane of glass! We automatically implement industry best practices. We give you the flexibility to turn some of the controls we enable off. Because one shoe doesn’t fit all. We protect you, kinda’ like a really nerdy big brother or sister would.

App Store Integration made simple for mobile devices

Mobile VPP and App Store Integration made simple using Bushel

What we do

We give you support. We give you an easy admin interface to manage your mobile devices. And we’re here to help when you need us. We won’t even charge you $200 per hour for help. Or charge you a premium for a monthly service! All of this, and:

  • Automatic security policies to protect your mobile devices
  • Configure security policies in both OS X and iOS
  • Deploy devices automagically using Apple’s Device Enrollment Program
  • Manage apps from the iOS App Store
  • Manage apps from the Mac App StoreUse Apple’s Volume Purchasing Program
  • Monitor the inventory of devices in your fleet
  • Remotely wipe, lock or unenroll devices if they get lost
  • Reset pin codes in the event they’re forgotten or employee turnover happens

Apple makes security pretty simple. But we want to leverage complicated Mobile Device Management (MDM) technology made just as simple. Because we want to make your environment even safer. Let us know if you have any questions or want to take Bushel out for a spin!