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Sam, Jerry, and Joe discuss their thoughts and draw from their combined experience of over 20 years in the Apple Consultants Network (ACN).

Command Control Power: Apple Tech Support & Business Talk Jerry Zigmont

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    • 4.7 • 55 Ratings

Sam, Jerry, and Joe discuss their thoughts and draw from their combined experience of over 20 years in the Apple Consultants Network (ACN).

    484: Release The Hounds

    484: Release The Hounds

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    Topics: -Joe talks about being back on the road and costs/challenges associated with it.
    -He had a PepLink Router but doesn’t have as much of a need for it anymore.
    -As iCloud is trying to share media, even if it is unable to at the moment, the recipient still receives an alert that the media has been shared with them.
    -During extreme heat, the iPhone display seems to dim brightness.
    -A discussion brews about the iPhone SOS feature.
    -What is the best way to share photos amongst iPhone and Android users?
    -Along those lines, the Google Photos app asks for access to ALL photos by default.
    -On a positive note, Joe really likes the Focus modes available in iOS 16.
    -Jerry does some research on Starlink. The antenna is $600 and activation is $110. Throw in installation costs and you are looking at close to $1000.
    -This year’s exit of Burning Man had major traffic jams.
    -Jerry talks about concerned calls from his clients about Apple vulnerabilities. His general rule of thumb is to update right away when Apple sends notifications.
    -How do you deal with with marketing campaigns from competitors?
    -Managing Apple updates using MDM is still not a perfect science.







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    • 53 min
    483: Burning For You

    483: Burning For You

    Topics: -Joe has recently returned from the annual Burning Man gathering. Jerry has questions.
    -Joe is part of a long standing camp that  helps supply water to participants.
    -This is the first year that they used Starlink for internet access.
    -We learn about the details of how Starlink works.
    -The conflict is trying to have technology available but to disconnect while at the event.
    -Joe has been recommending Starlink for backup internet for some of his customers. He considers what else he can do to make it a package offering.
    -Just contact Joe if you have burning Burning Man questions.

    • 42 min
    482: Would You Like Fries With That?

    482: Would You Like Fries With That?

    Topics:
    -Sam is not thrilled with 1Password 8 and the functional differences. Menu changes and inconsistency are at the top of his aggravations list.
    -Sam describes working with one of his clients to open up a new office space with little to no planning.
    -Jerry takes on a job in NYC and has to lug equipment to the job site.
    -Common courtesy seems to be lacking. Sam sees this with clients who are unappreciative.
    -Jerry shares a vegetarian’s fast food story.
    -Keeping in line with the fast food theme, Sam has a story about fries.
    -SonicWall seems to be very aggressive with services renewals, even when they are not due.
    -Jerry works on a migration project and has to wait 3+ hours for the directory administrator to simply perform a bind due to credentials. All billable time.
    -Another Optimum difficulty for Sam. Jerry does not take his side.

    • 40 min
    Best Of CCP - 082: Interview with Charles Edge of Krypted.com

    Best Of CCP - 082: Interview with Charles Edge of Krypted.com

    Apple Consultants Network members Joe Saponare, Sam Valencia and Jerry Zigmont discuss working with Apple technology and clients in their consulting practices. Technical challenges and client relationships are freely shared in this weekly podcast.

    • 48 min
    480: Interview With Dave Hamilton - CEO of BackBeat Media, Mac Geek Gab, Gig Gab, and Business Brain Podcasts

    480: Interview With Dave Hamilton - CEO of BackBeat Media, Mac Geek Gab, Gig Gab, and Business Brain Podcasts

    Apple Consultants Network members Joe Saponare, Sam Valencia and Jerry Zigmont discuss working with Apple technology and clients in their consulting practices. Technical challenges and client relationships are freely shared in this weekly podcast.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Best Of CCP - Nights of the Residential Roundtable - Part Two

    Best Of CCP - Nights of the Residential Roundtable - Part Two

    Apple Consultants Network members Joe Saponare, Sam Valencia and Jerry Zigmont discuss working with Apple technology and clients in their consulting practices. Technical challenges and client relationships are freely shared in this weekly podcast.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

DudemanLA ,

Awesome 😎

Joe, Jerry and Sam
Thanks 😎☕️
I learn a lot and it’s also fun to listen to your stories and how you solve issues etc.
thanks for the podcast 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

damacintosh ,

Excellent resource!!

Every week provides valuable ideas, stories, and tips for running a Mac based consulting business.

I look forward to every episode!

ClearplayFan ,

Awesome resource for my IT consulting

I found this podcast about 2 years ago from a friend at an IT conference. This has become one of my favorite podcasts. The length is just about right and I get a LOT of great information from it. I am primarily a Windows user but after being laid off of my job as an IT director for 15 years I went into IT consulting for myself. I support both PCs and Macs but need a little extra help in the Mac world. The tips I get from this show have been priceless. I especially appreciate when honest experiences are shared such as when mistakes are made or even times when you know you have spent more time on a project than you can actually bill for. Everyone including me has experiences like that but until you hear others talk about it, sometimes you feel like you are the only one. Keep up the great work.

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