2017 21.5" 4K iMac with a 1TB 5400rpm hard drive?

Friday, May 22, 2020

The downside to ordering a new Mac with a slow 5400rpm hard drive is when it comes to running a newer O/S like Catalina your Mac will slow to a crawl...

T2 + Catalina = No data

Friday, May 22, 2020

Another reason to avoid a Mac with a T2 chip and avoid running Catalina on anything 2012 or newer.
DO NOT enable secure boot or look in our previous...

Safari Technology preview 106

Thursday, May 14, 2020

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

Three security vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat Reader for Mac

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Tencent security researcher Yuebin Sun today disclosed three security vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat Reader for Mac that could allow an attacker to...

Apple has added the following 2013 and 2014 models of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro to its vintage and obsolete products list.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

A little later than expected, Apple has added the following 2013 and 2014 models of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro to its vintage and obsolete products...

Logic Pro X 10.5

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Apple today announced  it has released Logic Pro X Version 10.5.  with a new Live Loops feature first introduced in GarageBand for iPhone and iPad, a...

Apple Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over 'Flexgate' Issue With the 2016, 2017 MacBook Pro Displays

Friday, May 8, 2020

A nationwide class action lawsuit filed against Apple in Northern California court this week accuses the company of knowingly concealing a defect with...

2020 13" MacBook Pro with older CPU and 2133MHz Memory or Newer CPU and 3733MHz Memory, be careful when ordering.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Prices in this article are in US dollars.

The MacBook Pro 2020 (13-inch) may start at $1,299, but that entry-level model comes packing an...

Pro Display XDR is compatible with the following Mac models running macOS Catalina 10.15.2 or later:

Monday, May 4, 2020

Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro models with four Thunderbolt 3 ports are compatible with its Pro Display XDR at full 6K resolution, according to updated...

A new 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro

Monday, May 4, 2020

A new 13-inch MacBook Pro with a more reliable Magic Keyboard, faster 10th-generation Intel processor options, and more.

https://www.apple....

KN95 masks: pack of 10. $30 no tax, in stock

Thursday, April 30, 2020

KN95 masks: 5 layer, pack of 10. $30 no tax, in stock

Don't forget to bring your MacBook In for a service

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Don’t forget to bring your MacBooks in for servicing.

How to disable SIP (System Integrity Protection) on your Mac.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Apple introduced System Integrity Protection (rootless) mode as a security feature in OS X El Capitan. It prevents you (and programs) from changing root-level...

Power your MacBook Pro from the right side USB-C Ports, Here's why.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Do you have a recent MacBook Pro? While these powerful notebooks have USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 ports on both sides, we’re going to tell you why you should...

Recommended heavy hitters under 10K

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

2019, 27” 5K iMac, No T2 Chip, You can run Mojave or Catalina, Memory is easy to instal and the Flash drive can be upgraded or replaced if faulty, Memory...

Image Capture app that needlessly eats up potentially gigabytes of storage space.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

A bug has been discovered in Apple's macOS Image Capture app that needlessly eats up potentially gigabytes of storage space when transferring photos...

Decode Your Apple Serial Number

Sunday, April 26, 2020

The serial numbers of Apple products contain a codified language that can give you information about your Apple device that can’t be found through any...

Tech Specs, Desktop

Sunday, April 26, 2020

https://support.apple.com/specs/macdesktops

Tech Specs, MacBook Pro

Sunday, April 26, 2020

https://support.apple.com/specs/macbookpro

Apple released a new update for Safari Technology Preview

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Apple released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced  four years ago in March 2016. Apple designed...

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Apple Watch launching on April 24, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2020

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Apple Watch launching on April 24, 2015. To mark the occasion, below we reflect on some of the key features...

Bar None, Ignores all touch bar input

Thursday, April 23, 2020

https://shauninman.com/archive/2020/04/12/bar_none
 
http://shauninman.com/assets/downloads/barnone.zip


I recently upgraded...

Skype attack threatens 300 million users: How to protect yourself

Friday, April 17, 2020

Skype attack threatens 300 million users: How to protect yourself
A new phishing campaign aimed at Skype users is especially convincing -- it already...

Apple has pushed an update to XProtect

Friday, April 17, 2020

Apple has pushed an update to XProtectApple has pushed one update today, to the data files used by XProtect, bringing its version number to 2119, dated...

What to do when a T2 Mac suffers a problem updating its firmware

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

What to do when a T2 Mac suffers a problem updating its firmwareIf there’s one thing you don’t want to happen with any Mac with a T2 chip it’s a problem...

Revive or restore Mac firmware in Apple Configurator 2

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Revive or restore Mac firmware in Apple Configurator 2This task covers the following Apple computers:
iMac Pro

Mac mini (2018) or later

Apple Covid-19 Mobility

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

https://www.apple.com/covid19/mobility

Ready for Data recovery, clean instals and bricked 2018/19 MacBook Pro's

Sunday, April 12, 2020

From left to right
El Capitan 10.11.6...Data recovery and clean instal
Sierra 10.12.6……..Data recovery and clean instal
High Sierra 10.13.6.Data...

How to upgrade to macOS Catalina

Friday, April 10, 2020

How to upgrade to macOS Catalina
Learn how to download and install macOS Catalina, the latest version of the Mac operating system.

How to upgrade to macOS Mojave

Friday, April 10, 2020

How to upgrade to macOS Mojave
If you have hardware or software that isn't compatible with macOS Catalina, you might be able to upgrade to macOS...

How to upgrade to macOS High Sierra

Friday, April 10, 2020

How to upgrade to macOS High Sierra
If you have hardware or software that isn't compatible with macOS Catalina or macOS Mojave, you might be able...

How to upgrade to macOS Sierra

Friday, April 10, 2020

How to upgrade to macOS Sierra
If you have hardware or software that isn't compatible with macOS Catalina, macOS Mojave, or macOS High Sierra, you...

How to upgrade to OS X El Capitan

Friday, April 10, 2020

How to upgrade to OS X El Capitan
OS X El Capitan remains available for Mac computers that can't upgrade to macOS Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra,...

How to upgrade to OS X Yosemite

Friday, April 10, 2020

How to upgrade to OS X Yosemite
OS X Yosemite remains available for Mac computers that can't upgrade to later versions of the Mac operating system.

How to reinstall macOS from macOS Recovery

Friday, April 10, 2020

How to reinstall macOS from macOS Recovery
Learn how to use macOS Recovery to reinstall the Mac operating system on your built-in drive or an external...

How to create a bootable installer for macOS

Friday, April 10, 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...

How to Restore BridgeOS on a T2 Mac + Boot a Mac to DFU Mode

Friday, April 10, 2020

Did a macOS Update Brick your T2 Mac? I will Show you how to Boot your Mac into DFU Mode so you can Restore BridgeOS.UPDATE 04/10/20: I am looking into...

Secure, Fast & Private Web Browser with Adblocker......Brave

Thursday, April 9, 2020

https://brave.com

Apple has pushed an update to XProtect

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Apple has pushed an update to XProtectApple has pushed an update for XProtect, bringing its version number to 2118, dated 8 April 2020. This is an unusual...

Apple released watchOS 6.2.1

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Apple today released watchOS 6.2.1, the seventh update to the watchOS 6  operating system that's designed to run on modern Apple Watch  models. watchOS...

Apple released a supplemental update to macOS Catalina 10.15.4

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Apple today released a supplemental update to macOS Catalina 10.15.4, two weeks after releasing the macOS Catalina 10.15.4 update  with Screen Time Communication...

Safari Technology Preview update

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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

iOS 13.4.1 Update

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 13.4.1, minor updates that come two weeks after the release of iOS and iPadOS 13.4, major updates that introduced...

2019 16 inch MacBook Pro, seams to have a high failure rate.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

James G writes: I recently wrote to you about problems with my MacBook Pro 16” running OSX10.15.3 Crapalina having issues with restarts and shutdowns...

Mac users are experiencing occasional system crashes after updating to macOS Catalina version 10.15.4

Monday, April 6, 2020

A sizeable number of Mac users are experiencing occasional system crashes after updating to macOS Catalina version 10.15.4  released a few weeks ago.

Sleep short cuts for Display and Computer

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Control-Shift-Eject (all on the right edge of a standard keyboard) will sleep the display on demand (no need for hot corners with the mouse)
Command-Option-Eject will...

Facebook tried to buy controversial tool to spy on iPhone users court filing reveals.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Over the last few years, Facebook has had a slew of privacy and security blunders and more details about one of them have come to light through a new...

Bring in your A1278 13 Inch MacBook Pro for servicing and upgrades.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Bring in your A1278 13 inch  MacBook Pro for servicing and upgrades.

iMac Servicing 2008 to 2011 & 2012 to 2019, 21.5 & 27" including the 4K & 5K at Mac Apple Repairs

Friday, April 3, 2020

Don't forget to bring your iMac's in for a service, clean and upgrade before serious thermal issues start or worse still your hard drive fails and you...

2013 and 2014 models of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro will be added to its Vintage and Obsolete product list.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Apple has indicated that the following 2013 and 2014 models of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro will be added to its vintage and obsolete products list...

How to reset NVRAM or PRAM on your Mac

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Reset NVRAM or PRAM on your Mac
If your Mac has issues related to settings stored in NVRAM or PRAM, resetting it might help.


How to reset the SMC of your Mac.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

How to reset the SMC of your Mac
Resetting the system management controller (SMC) can resolve certain issues related to power, battery, and other...

Zoom Encryption claims misleading.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Zoom is facing fresh scrutiny today following a report that the videoconferencing app's encryption claims are misleading.
Zoom states on its website...

Newer devices running iOS 13.4 & macOS 10.15.4 unable to FaceTime older devices running iOS 9.3.5 & iOS 9.3.6

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Newer devices running Apple's recently released iOS 13.4 and macOS 10.15.4 software updates are currently unable to make FaceTime audio and video calls...

Pages, Numbers, Keynote For Mac Updates

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Apple today updated Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, its iWork apps designed for the Mac, to version 10.0 with a new set of features. The updates add support...

Mac Pro Mods

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1242530981069778944
 
https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1242530981069778944

Keynote, Pages, Numbers, iMovie iOS Updates

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

After releasing new Keynote, Pages, and Numbers updates for the Mac earlier today, Apple has also started rolling out updates for the iWork apps designed...

Apple Configurator 2

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/apple-configurator-2/id1037126344


Screenshots





DescriptionApple Configurator...

Apple Launches COVID-19 Website and App With Screening Tool and Resources

Friday, March 27, 2020

https://www.apple.com/covid19


COVID-19 Screening ToolThis tool can help you understand what to do next about COVID-19.
Let’s all...

MacBook Air with Retina displays, Anti-reflective coating issue

Friday, March 27, 2020

Apple this week acknowledged that MacBook Air models with Retina displays can exhibit anti-reflective coating issues, as indicated in a memo shared with...

ARKit 3.5 for iPad Pro LiDAR Scanner

Friday, March 27, 2020

Along with iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4 Apple has released ARKit 3.5 to let developers take advantage of the new LiDAR Scanner in the new iPad Pro. The latest...

Safari Technolgy Update

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Downloads for Safari
Safari betasTry out the next versions of Safari for macOS. To access the latest beta versions of Safari, sign in with your...

World Covid-19 Map

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
 

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases...

What new in Catalina 10.15.4?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

What has changed in macOS 10.15.4?According to Apple’s quite extensive release notes, Catalina 10.15.4 includes extensive improvements. Most notable...

watch OS 6.2

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Apple today released watchOS 6.2, the sixth update to the watch OS 6 operating system that's designed to run on modern Apple Watch models. watchOS 6.2...

Apple Pro Display XDR Firmware updates

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

What’s new in firmware updates for Apple Pro Display XDR
Learn about changes and features included in Display Firmware 2.2.2, the most recent firmware...

Catalina 10.15.4 Update

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

https://support.apple.com/kb/DL2036?locale=en_CA

tvOS 13.4

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Apple today released tvOS 13.4, the third major update to the tvOS operating system that runs on the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models. tvOS...

Safari in macOS 10.15.4

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Safari in macOS 10.15.4 and iOS and ipadOS 13.4 includes enhancements to Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature that allow for full third-party...

HomePod 13.4

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Alongside iOS and iPadOS 13.4, Apple has released new 13.4 software for the HomePod, with minor under-the-hood changes and no notable new features.

macOS Catalina 10.15.4

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Apple today released macOS Catalina 10.15.4, the fourth update to the macOS Catalina operating system that was released in October. macOS Catalina 10.15.4...

iOS 13.4

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 13.4, the latest major updates to the iOS 13 operating system that was released in September. iOS and iPadOS 13.4...

macOS Catalina 10.15.4 Combo Update

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

https://support.apple.com/kb/DL2037?locale=en_CA



macOS Catalina 10.15.4 introduces iCloud Drive folder sharing, Screen Time communications...

Mojave Security Update 2020-002

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

https://support.apple.com/kb/DL2035?locale=en_CA

High Sierra Security Update 2020-002

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

https://support.apple.com/kb/DL2034?locale=en_CA

Apple slaps up to 10% Price on custom builds

Monday, March 23, 2020

Apple Slaps Up to 10% Price Increase on Built-to-Order Mac Configurations in Many Countries


Sometime during all the launch hype of last...

Tracking every case of COVID-19 in Canada

Monday, March 23, 2020

Tracking every case of COVID-19 in Canadahttps://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/tracking-every-case-of-covid-19-in-canada-1.4852102?fbclid=IwAR0SyE...

Right side of your Mac screen distorted in Windows 10

Sunday, March 22, 2020

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210992
 

If the right side of your Mac screen is distorted in Windows 10
You might need to install...

Apple pushes XProtect & MRT Updates

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Apple has pushed updates to XProtect and MRTApple has pushed two updates, to the data files used by XProtect, bringing its version number to 2116, dated...

Freeware links for Eclectic Light Company software

Sunday, March 22, 2020

https://eclecticlightdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/appselectionchart.pdf
Active links to download Freeware for your Mac.

Link to New Mac mini 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

New Mac mini 18th March 2020

https://www.apple.com/ca/mac-mini/

Link to New MacBook Air 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

New MacBook Air 18th March 2020
Redesigned Keyboard

https://www.apple.com/ca/macbook-air/

Link to New iPad Pro 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

New iPad Pro 18th March 2020

https://www.apple.com/ca/ipad-pro/

Keyboards hotbeds of Bacteria

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Computer keyboards and input devices can be hotbeds of bacteria, especially if they're used by several people – in a school or office environment, for...

No Finger prints

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

NoFingerprints.Unique touchscreen coating keeps your screen, watch, or glasses shiny and clean.




https://www.island-trade....

The start of Covid-19 in Nova Scotia

Sunday, March 15, 2020

And so it begins, good luck everyone!

Nova Scotia has three presumptive cases of COVID-19, says provincehttps://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/nova-scotia-presumptive-cases-covid-19-coronavirus-1....

When should you upgrade from an older macOS?

Sunday, March 15, 2020

When should you upgrade from an older macOS?Now is a good time to re-evaluate which version of macOS your Macs are running. In the next few weeks, Apple...

iOS 13 Battery drain

Friday, March 13, 2020

iOS 13 Battery Drain: 15+ Tips to Make Your Battery Last Longer


1. Limit When and How Often Apps Access Your LocationIt's a good idea...

End of being an OWC reseller.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

OWC wanted us to sign the new reseller agreement for 2020, but this stood out in the agreement and we said no, with that they said they have terminated...

How to clean your Apple products

Monday, March 9, 2020

How to clean your Apple products
Get recommendations and guidelines for cleaning your Apple computer, iPad, iPhone, iPod, display, or peripheral...

DriveDx

Sunday, March 8, 2020

DriveDx will protect you from data loss and downtimeWith DriveDx you need not worry about losing your important data, music, and photographs.
You...

Carbon Copy Cloner 5

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Carbon Copy Cloner 5.The smarter, easier CCC.The first bootable backup solution for the Mac is better than ever.

https://bombich.com

SilentKnight

Sunday, March 8, 2020

SilentKnight (previously EFIcienC) – a new generation with fully automatic security checks

Apple has pushed updates to XProtect and MRT

Numbers

Sunday, March 8, 2020

NumbersStunning spreadsheets that bring everyone to the table.With Numbers, you can create beautiful spreadsheets that include impressive tables and...

Pages

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Pages,Create and collaborate on documents that are beautiful beyond words.Pages is a powerful word processor that lets you create stunning documents....

Keynote

Sunday, March 8, 2020

KeynoteBeautiful presentations for everyone. By everyone.With its powerful tools and dazzling effects, Keynote makes it easy to create stunning and memorable...

About startup security utility

Sunday, March 8, 2020

About Startup Security Utilityhttps://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT208198?fbclid=IwAR1rCiy-hrXmgveoVs0gkLJ5DohIcv5lpLw28Skz9tMqrZiL04HdQTa5a2o

How to set a firmware password on your Mac

Sunday, March 8, 2020

How to set a firmware password on your Mac
A firmware password prevents starting up from any internal or external storage device other than the...

Mojave Download link from Apple

Sunday, March 8, 2020

macOS Mojave by Apple


thttps://apps.apple.com/ca/app/macos-mojave/id1398502828?mt=12

Caffeine

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Don't let your Mac fall asleep.
Caffeine is a tiny program that puts an icon in the right side of your menu bar. Click it to prevent your Mac from...

Advantages of 2015 MacBooks Pro's over newer MacBook Pro's

Saturday, March 7, 2020

What advantages do the 2015 13" & 15" MacBook Pro Retina's have over the new 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 models?
You don't have to use adapters (Dongles),...