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Apple releases macOS Sierra

Apple have released macOS Sierra. It is now available to download from the App Store. You must have a compatible Mac in order to upgrade: •MacBook Pro (2010 and later) •MacBook Air (2010 and later) •Mac Mini (2010 and later) •Mac Pro (2010 and later) •MacBook (Late 2009 and later) •iMac (Late 2009 and later) Your existing Mac must be running OS X Mountain Lion v10.8 or later   RAM Apple recommend a minimum of 2GB, but we have found that performance is enhanced by upgrading to 8GB RAM or more. This is especially true when running software such as Adobe Creative Cloud.   Disk Space Apple recommend at least 8GB free disk space, but we find a better guide is if you have at least 10% free space on your hard drive. Before updating, make sure you have a full backup of your computer. The easiest was to do this is to use Time Machine. 1. Connect an empty external hard drive to your Mac. You may receive an alert asking if you want to use the drive to back up. If so, choose ‘Use as Backup Disk’. 2. If you don’t receive an alert, go to System Preferences – Time machine and Select Backup Disk. Choose your external drive. 3. Turn Time Machine on. Once your backup is complete you can continue with the macOS Sierra install. Install: 1. Open App Store 2. Click the Updates tab 3. Click the update for macOS Sierra 4. Your Mac will download and install the new system. When finished it will restart. As with any system update, we recommend waiting... read more

Another Mac malware threat identified

Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor is new OS X/macOS malware arising from a malicious third-party app called EasyDoc Converter, which poses as a drag-and-drop file converter.   Users that have already installed EasyDoc Converter can download anti-malware software Malwarebytes, which has already been updated to detect and remove... read more

Mac ransomware targets Transmission users

Version 2.90 of Transmission has been infected with ransomware. It is believed the Transmission website was compromised. The KeRanger malware imposes a 72 hour lockout window unless the user pays 1 bitcoin (€376.00). Transmission recommend you delete version 2.90 from your computer, or upgrade to version 2.91 which is safe.   The KeRanger malware appears still to be under development, and it is reported to attempt to encrypt Time Machine backup files to prevent users recovering their... read more

Google Chrome drops support for Mac OS 10.8 and below

Google have announced they will no longer support Chrome running on Mac OS 10.8 and below. Chrome will continue to function on these systems, but no new updates will be released. From a security point of view, it would make sense where possible to update your system to Mac OS 10.9 or later. Please bear in mind that updating from a system such as 10.6 to 10.11  may affect the performance of applications, so please check the compatibility of any important software before upgrading. It may also require hardware upgrades to run the newer... read more

Deactivate Fonts with Font Book

Do you have a large number of fonts installed on your Mac? If so, they could be slowing you down. Try disabling fonts that you don’t use on a regular basis using Font Book. You can also use Font Book to scan for corrupt or duplicate fonts. read more

Another fake Software Update

                                    The software update window above is not genuine. Below is a sample of the genuine update window.                                         Fake updates tend to omit the ‘Not Now’ option, forcing you to install the... read more