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Sharing a USB device with a remote Mac

Sharing a USB device with a remote Mac

A lot of our customers are iOS app developers, and we’re often asked if there’s a way to share a USB device (like an iPhone) with a remote Mac mini or Mac Pro. There are a few options out there, and these are the three applications we have tested. All of...
Connecting to a remote Mac

Connecting to a remote Mac

There are many ways to connect to a remote Mac Mini or Mac Pro. When Mac Mini Vault deploys a Mac running macOS, Screen Sharing (Apple’s version of VNC) and SSH are running by default. How you initially connect will depend on what OS you’re running on your...
macOS Catalina

macOS Catalina

Apple’s macOS Catalina (10.15) was released on October 7th, 2019, and includes plenty of new features. One major security change is that Catalina runs in a dedicated, read-only system volume – which means it is completely separate from all other data and...
Mac mini Comparison

Mac mini Comparison

Mac Mini Vault stocks 3 model years of dedicated Mac minis that customers can rent on a monthly basis: 2012, 2014, and 2018. Having 3 model years and 7 models to choose from can make picking the correct mini for your workload a little overwhelming, so we’re...
Configuring a VPN Server in macOS Mojave

Configuring a VPN Server in macOS Mojave

With the recent removal of core functionality in macOS including the VPN server, we set out to find an alternative that provides an easy way to configure a VPN server in macOS. VPN Enabler for Mojave (there are versions for Sierra and High Sierra as well) allows us to...
2018 Mac mini tear down and benchmarks

2018 Mac mini tear down and benchmarks

Over four years ago, Apple announced the 2014 Mac mini lineup, and many fans were disappointed with the removal of the second drive bay, soldered-on memory, and dual-core processors. Fast forward over 4 years, and things have changed drastically. Apple has brought the...