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Apple Configurator 1.7

Apple has released Configurator 1.7, the essential tool for schools and businesses to manage and deploy software to multiple iOS devices. The update brings improvements to iTunes Store authentication, ensures devices are erased before restoring a backup, and adds support for new configuration profile payloads and settings introduced in iOS 8. It also adds restrictions for enabling (or disabling) use of Handoff, iCloud sync for managed apps, and backup of enterprise books, as well as supervised restrictions for erasing all content and settings and enabling Internet results in Spotlight. Configurator 1.7 also now requires OS X 10.10 Yosemite, which might be problematic for those who can’t or don’t wish to update administrative Macs. (Free, 14.5 MB, 10.10+)

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