The New iMac… buy it – but with caution

Like anything I guess… if you work in an industry long enough you see a trend, seemingly long forgotten and considered a bit daggy, come around again. In 1996 the Mac was reborn as the “iMac” and it came in different colours and had transparent cases. The keyboard was colour coded, the mouse was colour …

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Macbook Pro battery recall

If you have a Macbook Pro 2016 or 2017 you’d be forgiven for thinking that its out of warranty. Any issues and the repair, likely expensive, falls to you. Well for the most part, sadly, you are right… but not if you have the aforementioned with a battery issue. Batteries are expensive so that is …

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Office is moving to M1 (yawn)

Support for Apple’s M1 chip is certainly ramping up. While most applications will happily work in emulation, Adobe Photoshop and the gang is on track to be M1 native by early this year.  Also, Parallels has announced that a version of their Windows emulator will be moving to AMD (rather than Intel) so we can …

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WIFI isn’t the internet

So, you are reading this so that means you have internet connection. And that is a good thing! God knows, you are paying enough for it. And when I say “it” I am of course talking about the mysterious service that you bought from a voice in South Africa that often does anything but what …

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Get rid of Flash

Steve Jobs knew it way back in 2010 and said as much in an open letter to Adobe telling them that their software was crap and would never be included in iOS until they lifted their game (That is the short version). They, of course, did nothing but as usual Steve was way ahead of …

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