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MacOS Mojave

Apple have released MacOS Mojave, the latest version of OSX. New features include: Stacks to organise desktop clutter Gallery view for browsing photos & videos Markup tools added to Quicklook and screenshots Group FaceTime (up to 32 participants) Enhanced security in Safari   To upgrade to Mojave, you will need one of the following Macs: MacBook (Early 2015 or newer) MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or newer) MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or newer) Mac mini (Late 2012 or newer) iMac (Late 2012 or newer) iMac Pro (2017) Mac Pro (Late 2013; Mid 2010 and Mid 2012 models with recommended Metal-capable graphics cards) You must already be running OS X v10.8 or later and have at least 2GB of RAM and 12.5GB of free space. As with all system updates, there may be incompatibilities between existing software and the new system. Please ensure all of your software and hardware is compatible before... read more

New Retina MacBook Air

Apple’s latest MacBook Air features a 13.3″ razor-sharp Retina Display, Touch ID, a redesigned keyboard and USB-C ports. It can be configured with up to 16GB RAM and up to 1.5TB of SSD storage.   Prices start at €1,121,14 excluding... read more

Mac OS High Sierra security bug discovered (Updated)

Apple are currently working to fix a serious bug which allows an unauthorised user gain access to a Mac running High Sierra.   The bug lets anyone log into an admin account using the username “root” with no password. This works when attempting to access an administrator’s account on an unlocked Mac, and it also provides access at the login screen of a locked Mac.   While Apple works on its fix, it suggests setting a root password to prevents unauthorised access to your Mac. “To enable the Root User and set a password, please follow the instructions here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204012. “If a Root User is already enabled, to ensure a blank password is not set, please follow the instructions from the ‘Change the root password’ section.”   Update: Apple released a security update to address the vulnerability. The update can be downloaded on all machines running macOS 10.3.1 using the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App... read more

Dropbox drops support for older systems

          On November 3, 2017, the Dropbox desktop application will no longer be available for download or install on devices that run the following operating systems: Mac: OS X 10.6, OS X 10.7, OS X 10.8 On January 16, 2018, Dropbox will completely stop supporting these versions. On this date, you’ll be automatically signed out of the Dropbox desktop application if you use it on a computer that runs one of these operating systems. You will no longer be able to access the Dropbox desktop application on that computer unless you update the operating system to a supported version. Note: You should still be able to access the Dropbox website (dropbox.com) from a computer that runs one of these operating systems. Why is this happening? Apple stopped providing security updates to OS X 10.8 in 2015 and keeps a list of obsolete devices. Thus the following versions of OS X are no longer supported for the Dropbox desktop app: OS X 10.6 OS X 10.7 OS X 10.8 Are my files still safe? Yes. If you’re using the Dropbox desktop app on a computer with one of these operating systems, and you choose not to update it, your files will remain in your Dropbox account. You can access them from another supported device, or on dropbox.com if you’re using a supported browser. What does this mean for me? When an operating system is no longer supported, the Dropbox application will stop syncing any changes. You’ll also be signed out of the Dropbox desktop app on that computer. To continue using the Dropbox desktop app on that computer after... read more

macOS High Sierra

  Apple have released the latest version of OSX which is compatible with the following Macs:   iMac: late 2009 or newer MacBook/MacBook (Retina): late 2009 or newer MacBook Pro: mid-2010 or newer MacBook Air: late 2010 or newer Mac Mini: mid-2010 or newer Mac Pro: mid-2010 or newer iMac Pro: 2017   New features include • Updated versions of Photos and Safari • High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) –  only available on certain Macs •  Apple File System (AFPS)     To run the system smoothly we suggest a minimum of 8GB RAM.  As with any system update, we recommend waiting until any essential software has been updated and making a full backup before installing.    ... read more