Apple Releases 14.4 Software for HomePod With New U1 Features for Mini

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Apple today released a new 14.4 software update for the HomePod, with the update coming over a month after the 14.3 software release that brought performance...

Apple Releases iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 With New Camera Warnings and Bug Fixes

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 14.4, the fourth major updates to the iOS 14 operating system that was initially released in September. iOS and iPadOS...

Apple Releases watchOS 7.3 With Unity Watch Face, Expanded ECG Availability and More

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Apple today released watchOS 7.3, the third major update to the watchOS 7 operating system that was released in September. watchOS 7.3 comes more than...

Apple Releases tvOS 14.4 for Fourth and Fifth-Generation Apple TV Models

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Apple today released tvOS 14.4, the fifth update to the tvOS 14 operating system that was initially released back in September. tvOS 14.4 comes more...

The iconic watches that inspired Apple Watch faces

Monday, January 25, 2021

https://www.arun.is/blog/apple-watch-faces/
The Apple Watch is more than merely a smartwatch. In my review of the Apple Watch Series 6, I described...

macOS Big Sur Slow or Laggy? 8 Tips to Help Speed Up the Mac Again

Friday, January 22, 2021

Some Mac users feel macOS Big Sur is slower, lagging, or has worse performance on their Macs compared to prior versions of macOS system software. If...

Some M1 Macs Blighted By Fast User Switching Screensaver Bug

Monday, January 18, 2021

A growing number of user reports online suggest some of Apple's M1 Mac models are susceptible to a Fast User Switching bug that spontaneously activates...

Apple Extends 13-Inch MacBook Pro Backlight Repair Program

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Apple this week extended its worldwide 13-inch MacBook Pro Display Backlight Service Program, authorizing coverage for eligible notebooks for up to five...

Can You Install macOS Big Sur on Unsupported Macs? Yes, But It’s Not Simple

Friday, January 15, 2021

Want to run macOS Big Sur but don’t have a computer on the list of
macOS Big Sur Compatible MacsMacBook Pro (Late 2013 and newer)
MacBook Air...

Apple's Anti-Reflective Coating Repair Program Still in Effect for Some MacBooks With New Mail-In Policy

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Apple recently informed its network of Apple Authorized Service Providers that mail-in repair is now required for Mac notebooks with anti-reflective...

Adobe Officially Ends Flash Support, Recommends Uninstalling Immediately

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

A few weeks ago, Adobe dropped support for Flash Player and continued to strongly recommend that all users immediately uninstall the browser plugin for...

Buyers guide, Apple MacBooks

Monday, January 11, 2021

We keep getting asked which MacBooks to buy and the ones to avoid, so here is the list,
Note, All of these machines will run macOS Big Sur 11.0.

Apple is reportedly working on a fix for the Bluetooth connectivity problems that some M1 Mac users

Monday, January 11, 2021

Apple is reportedly working on a fix for the Bluetooth connectivity problems that some M1 Mac users have experienced since the new machines were launched...

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 118 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Thursday, January 7, 2021

https://developer.apple.com/safari/download/

Adobe has confirmed that it will no longer provide support for Flash Player after December 31, 2020

Friday, January 1, 2021

The end is officially here for Adobe Flash. As previously announced, Adobe has confirmed that it will no longer provide support for Flash Player after...

Little Snitch, Content Filtering Exclusion List

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

https://tinyapps.org/blog/202010210700_whose_computer_is_it.html
Whose computer is it? #
Patrick Wardle highlighted a tweet by Maxwell ("Some...

Can a Content Caching Server compensate for lost standalone updates?

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Can a Content Caching Server compensate for lost standalone updates?
So far, there have been two updates to macOS Big Sur 11: 11.0.1 may seem irrelevant,...

Utrawide or super-ultrawide external display is not supported by a Mac with the M1 chip

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

In a new support document, Apple has acknowledged that when an ultrawide or super-ultrawide external display is connected to a Mac with the M1 chip,...

How to Identify Which Bluetooth Audio Codec is Active in macOS Big Sur

Saturday, December 19, 2020

https://download.developer.apple.com/Developer_Tools/Additional_Tools_for_Xcode_9/Additional_Tools_for_Xcode_9.dmg
 
Follow the instal instructions...

The ultimate guide to Bluetooth headphones: LDAC isn’t Hi-res

Saturday, December 19, 2020

The ultimate guide to Bluetooth headphones: LDAC isn’t Hi-resSony’s LDAC has risen to popularity as the audiophile grade Bluetooth codec. But does it...

How to Enable the Optimal Audio Codec for Your Bluetooth Headphones in macOS

Saturday, December 19, 2020

How to Enable the Optimal Audio Codec for Your Bluetooth Headphones in macOS

How good your digital music sounds often comes down to which...

Security Update 2020-001 (Catalina)

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

https://support.apple.com/kb/DL2067?locale=en_CA

Security Update 2020-007 (Mojave)

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

https://support.apple.com/kb/DL2066?locale=en_CA

Apple today released new 14.3 software for the HomePod.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Apple today released new 14.3 software for the HomePod. The update comes a little over a month after the release of the 14.2 update that brought support...

Apple today updated its video apps iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and Compressor for Mac

Monday, December 14, 2020

Apple today updated its video apps iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and Compressor for Mac with a unified sharing option for platforms like YouTube and Facebook....

Apple today released macOS Big Sur 11.1

Monday, December 14, 2020

Apple today released macOS Big Sur 11.1, the first major update to the initial ‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11.0.1 operating system version that was released on November...

Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 14.3

Monday, December 14, 2020

Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 14.3, updates that come over a month after the release of iOS and iPadOS 14.2, which brought new emojis, Intercom...

Apple today released watchOS 7.2

Monday, December 14, 2020

Apple today released watchOS 7.2, the second major update to the watchOS 7 operating system that was released in September. watchOS 7.2 comes more than...

Apple today released tvOS 14.3

Monday, December 14, 2020

Apple today released tvOS 14.3, the fourth update to the tvOS 14 operating system that was initially released on September 16. tvOS 14.3 comes more than...

Mac notebook battery service pricing, Apple store, compare with Mac Apple Repairs.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Mac notebook battery service pricing
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iPhone Battery & Power Repair, Apple store.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

iPhone Battery & Power RepairLearn more about iPhone battery and performance
iPhone battery replacement
If your iPhone is covered by warranty,...

iPad Service and Repair from the Apple store.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

https://support.apple.com/en-ca/ipad/repair/service


iPad Service and RepairLearn how to get your iPad fixed, how much it costs, and...

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 117 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Thursday, December 10, 2020

https://developer.apple.com/safari/download/

App privacy details on the App Store

Thursday, December 10, 2020

App privacy details on the App StoreLater this year, the App Store will help users understand an app’s privacy practices before they download the app...

iOS 14.2 causes severe battery drain issues.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Users on the Apple Developer forums and Reddit are widely reporting that iOS 14.2 causes severe battery drain issues.

Symptoms of the problem...

Apple today announced a new repair program for iPhone 11, in which the display stops responding to touch.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Apple today announced a new repair program for iPhone 11. According to the company, some iPhone 11 users may experiencing problems in which the display...

iOS 14.2 Quietly Added FaceTime 1080p Support to iPhone 8 and Later Models

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Back in early November, Apple released iOS 14.2 and announced with it a slew of new features for iPhones, but one thing it didn't mention was the apparent...

Measuring and calibrating Apple Pro Display XDR

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Measuring and calibrating Apple Pro Display XDR
Learn how to measure the calibration of your display. Depending on the needs of your workflow, you...

The first iMac with a Retina 5K display is one of several iMac models that have been added to Apple's vintage products list this week.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The first iMac with a Retina 5K display is one of several iMac models that have been added to Apple's vintage products list this week.

The...

Apple was fined $12 million for misleading claims about how water resistant its iPhones are

Monday, November 30, 2020

Apple was fined $12 million for misleading claims about how water resistant  its iPhones areItaly's competition regulator has hit Apple with a 10 million...

Download macOS DMG installer, direct from Apple through iTunes

Monday, November 30, 2020

Download macOS DMG installer, direct from Apple through iTunes Big Sur 11.0.1
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/macos-big-sur/id1526878132?ls=1&mt=12

Is Apple silicon ready? Check your apps.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Check M1 compatibility for all your Mac apps with this free open source tool

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

We’ve seen some valuable app and game databases recently keeping track of all the software out there that’s optimized for Apple Silicon. Now a free open...

M1 Mac workaround appears to allow up to 6 external displays

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

While almost all aspects of M1 Mac performance are greatly improved compared to the Intel Mac predecessors, one notable downside has been reduced support...

How to Fix macOS Big Sur Wi-Fi Problems

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Are you having trouble connecting to Wi-Fi networks on your Mac after updating it to macOS Big Sur recently? Although connecting to Wi-Fi networks on...

6 reasons an M1 Mac might not be right for you

Monday, November 23, 2020

The first Macs running the M1 processor are crazy fast, making lots of MacBook and Mac mini users consider dumping their Intel-based Macs. Before you...

Apple Provides Instructions to Fix macOS Reinstallation Errors on M1 Macs

Monday, November 23, 2020

If you get a personalization error when reinstalling macOS on your Mac with Apple M1 chip
While reinstalling, you may get a message that an error...

Security Update 2020-006, Mojave

Friday, November 20, 2020

https://support.apple.com/kb/DL2062?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

Security Update 2020-006, High Sierra

Friday, November 20, 2020

https://support.apple.com/kb/DL2059?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

Apple Confirms Commitment to App Tracking Transparency in Letter Condemning Facebook's Data Collection [Updated]

Friday, November 20, 2020

Apple in iOS 14 is planning to introduce a new App Tracking Transparency feature that will let users know when companies want to track them across apps...

Apple Offers Instructions on What to Do if macOS Big Sur Causes Installation Errors on 2013 and 2014 MacBook Pro

Friday, November 20, 2020

Following the release of macOS Big Sur last week, a number of 2013 and 2014 MacBook Pro owners found that the update bricked their machines. Affected...

Apple Releases iOS 14.2.1 With Fix for Text Message Bug and iPhone 12 Mini Lock Screen Issues

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Apple today released iOS 14.2.1, a bug fix update that comes two weeks after the launch of iOS 14.2 and is available for Apple's new iPhone 12 models.

Apple today released a revised version of macOS 11.0.1 Big Sur, which appears to be available for some Mac users who had not previously installed the macOS 11.0.1 update.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Apple today released a revised version of macOS 11.0.1 Big Sur, which appears to be available for some Mac users who had not previously installed the...

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 116 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Thursday, November 19, 2020

https://developer.apple.com/safari/download/

Mojave and High Sierra Security Update 2020-006

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Security Updates for older macOS
Mojave and High Sierra Security Update 2020-006 were made available on 12 November through Software Update. 

macOS 10.15.7 Supplemental Update, Download links

Thursday, November 19, 2020

macOS 10.15.7 Supplemental Update
Apple has finally posted the standalone installer versions of this recent SU. The Combo version and smaller Delta...

Revive or restore a Mac with Apple silicon with Apple Configurator 2

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

What a revive doesIn very rare circumstances, such as a power failure during a macOS upgrade, a Mac may become unresponsive and so the firmware must...

Geek bench scores, Mac

Monday, November 16, 2020

Multi-Core
Single core

macOS Big Sur 11 – List of Install & Upgrade Issues

Monday, November 16, 2020

macOS Big Sur 11 – List of Install & Upgrade Issues 
This article is a running list of all known macOS Big Sur install / upgrade issues.macOS Big...

Native Instruments, don't upgrade to macOS Big Sur yet.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

macOS 11 (Big Sur) Compatibility NewsApple has announced the release of macOS 11 (Big Sur) for November 12th, 2020.
We are currently conducting...

Producers, don’t upgrade to macOS Big Sur yet

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Apple’s latest major release of macOS launched yesterday (12 November) – but you’ll probably want to hold off on hitting that shiny update button and...

Connect your device to your Mac to sync Music content, Big Sur

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Connect your device to your Mac to sync Music contentIf you connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to your Mac, you can transfer and update items between...

Change where your music files are stored on Mac, Big Sur

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Change where your music files are stored on MacBy default, your music is stored here:
Home/Music/
You can change where your music files are...

How to Create macOS Big Sur Bootable USB Install Drive

Saturday, November 14, 2020

How to Create macOS Big Sur Bootable USB Install Drive


Advanced Mac users often want to make a boot disk installer for macOS Big Sur...

SSK M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure USB 3.1, Not compatible with 2020 13" MacBook Pro with 3733MHz Memory

Friday, November 13, 2020

SSK Aluminum M.2 NVME SSD Enclosure Adapter, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) to NVME PCI-E M-Key Solid State Drive External Enclosure (Fits only NVMe PCIe 2242/2260/2280)

How to create a bootable installer for macOS

Friday, November 13, 2020

How to create a bootable installer for macOS
You can use an external drive or secondary volume as a startup disk from which to install the Mac operating...

Apple Silicon M1 Chip in MacBook Air Outperforms High-End 16-Inch MacBook Pro

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Apple introduced the first MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini with M1 Apple Silicon chips yesterday, and as of today, the first benchmark of the...

Apple Announces the Apple Silicon M1, Ditching x86, What to expect based on A14.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

https://www.anandtech.com/show/16226/apple-silicon-m1-a14-deep-dive

The New MacBook Air M1 base model only has a 7-core GPU?

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

A number of people commented on what appears to be a comical difference in the new MacBook Air specs, between the $1299 base model and the $1649 version.

Apple today released a supplemental update for macOS Catalina 10.15.7

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Apple today released a supplemental update for macOS Catalina 10.15.7, introducing security fixes. The macOS 10.15.7 Supplemental Update comes more than...

Apple today released tvOS 14.2

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Apple today released tvOS 14.2, the third update to the tvOS 14 operating system that was released on September 16. tvOS 14.2 comes a month after the...

Apple today released new 14.2 software for the HomePod

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Alongside iOS and iPadOS 14.2, Apple today released new 14.2 software for the HomePod, which includes support for new Siri and Intercom features. Today's...

Apple today released watchOS 7.1

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Apple today released watchOS 7.1, the first major update to the watchOS 7 operating system that was released back in September. watchOS 7.1 follows watchOS...

Apple today released iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Apple today released iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2, the second major updates to the iOS and iPadOS 14 operating system updates that were released in September....

macOS Big Sur and Carbon Copy Cloner backups

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

macOS Big Sur and Carbon Copy Cloner backupsApple will be shipping a major new operating system in the near future, and I wanted to take a moment explain...

New Battery prices

Sunday, October 25, 2020

New Battery prices,
A1286 15" MBP 2009 to 2012 No longer available


A1278 13" MBP 2009 to 2012 $100 no tax


A1466...

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 115 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Thursday, October 22, 2020

https://developer.apple.com/safari/download/

Apple Updates iMovie and GarageBand for iOS With New Features

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Apple today updated iOS video editing app iMovie to version 2.3, introducing a number of new features to the app. There's support for viewing, editing,...

Alongside iOS and iPadOS 14.1, Apple today released new 14.1 software for the HomePod

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Alongside iOS and iPadOS 14.1, Apple today released new 14.1 software for the HomePod, which includes a number of new updates such as support for the...

Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 14.1

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 14.1, the first major updates to the iOS and iPadOS 14 operating system updates that were released in September....

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 114 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Friday, October 9, 2020

https://developer.apple.com/safari/download/

macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Supplemental Update

Sunday, October 4, 2020

https://support.apple.com/kb/DL2015?locale=en_CA




Download macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Supplemental UpdateDownload

We keep getting asked which MacBooks to buy and the ones to avoid, so here is the list,

Saturday, October 3, 2020

We keep getting asked which MacBooks to buy and the ones to avoid, so here is the list,
Note, All of these machines will run macOS Big Sur 11.0.

2019 MBP 16 VRM Cooling Mod

Saturday, October 3, 2020

2019 MBP 16 VRM Cooling Mod
TL:DR Applying some thermal pads to the VRM components of the MBP significantly helps reduce fan noise and allows CPU/GPU...

Accountsd: How to Fix High CPU Usage on Mac

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Following the release of macOS Catalina version 10.15.7, an increasing number of users have experienced an issue with a system process named "accountsd"...

What went wrong with Mojave Security Update 2020-005, and Catalina 10.15.7?

Thursday, October 1, 2020

What went wrong with Mojave Security Update 2020-005, and Catalina 10.15.7?Last week, on 24 September, Apple released a set of surprise updates which...

Apple Pulls Problematic Safari 14 and Security Updates for macOS Mojave

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Apple appears to have pulled the latest macOS Mojave Security Update (2020-005), which was released on September 24 alongside the macOS Catalina 10.15.7...

Macs Need T2 Security Chip to Play 4K HDR Netflix in macOS Big Sur

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Apple's upcoming macOS Big Sur operating system introduces HDR video support and allows Netflix users to watch content in 4K HDR for the first time....

If you're missing Workout GPS routes or Health data after updating to iOS 14 and watchOS 7

Thursday, October 1, 2020

If you're missing Workout GPS routes or Health data after updating to iOS 14 and watchOS 7
If you updated to iOS 14 and watchOS 7 and are missing...

Apple Suggests Restoring iPhone and Apple Watch to Fix Excess Battery Drain or Missing GPS Data

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Shortly after the release of iOS 14 and watchOS 7, many users ran into problems with their iPhone and Apple Watch. 
Multiple online support threads...

The Apple T2 Security chip now has a jailbreak

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Apple T2 security chip has finally been jailbroken! Here’s all you need to know about it.     
The Apple T2 Security chip now has a jailbreakThe...

Turbo Boost Switcher for Mac OS X

Monday, September 28, 2020

http://tbswitcher.rugarciap.com

Turbo Boost Switcher ProEnable / Disable Turbo Boost feature on demand.Monitors CPU Load, Temperature, Fans...

Download Security Update 2020-005 (Mojave)

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Download Security Update 2020-005 (Mojave)Download



Security Update 2020-005 is recommended for all users and improves the security...

Download Security Update 2020-005 (High Sierra)

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Download Security Update 2020-005 (High Sierra)Download



Security Update 2020-005 is recommended for all users and improves the...

Download macOS Catalina 10.15.7 Combo Update

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Download macOS Catalina 10.15.7 Combo UpdateDownload



macOS Catalina 10.15.7 provides important security updates and bug fixes...

Download macOS Catalina 10.15.7 Update

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Download macOS Catalina 10.15.7 UpdateDownload



macOS Catalina 10.15.7 provides important security updates and bug fixes for your...

Pro Video Formats 2.1.3

Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X and iMovie With Bug Fixes

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Apple today released updates for Final Cut Pro X, iMovie, Motion, and Compressor, introducing a handful of bug fixes to address issues that have popped...

Apple Releases iOS 14.0.1 With Fix for Bug That Resets Default Apps After Rebooting

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Apple today released iOS 14.0.1, the first update to the iOS 14 operating system that was released on September 16. Today's update is a bug fix update...