I like keeping my Macs up to date. Unfortunately they don't always want to cooperate with me. For the last few days a Mac update I was trying to install on my Macbook was stuck: I'd tried restarting the Mac, powering it down and starting it from "cold". No difference. Mac OSX is not a million miles away from Linux so you can do a lot of stuff directly from the … [Read more...] about Mac Update Frustrations
For the last few years I've been a Mac user and I've had a variety of MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs. Years ago the MacBook Pro was a wonderful device, but it was bloody heavy. Lugging a MacBook Pro around meant that you got a bit of a workout, so I switched to the Air. Now, however, the latest batch of MacBook Pros are almost as light as the Air, but a lot more computer. So … [Read more...] about OSX Essential Apps – 2018 Edition
I recently had to setup a new Macbook from scratch, so it got me thinking about which apps are "essential". While a Mac is "usable" straight out of the box, you'll find yourself installing extra software pretty quickly :) Obviously what you consider essential is going to vary a lot on how you work with your Mac and what you do for a living. I wouldn't, for example, recommend … [Read more...] about OSX Essential Apps 2015 – 2016 Edition
For several years I had a HP laserjet printer. It was functional. It printed stuff when I needed it, but, unfortunately, whatever drivers it needed did not "play nice" with my Mac and eventually I had to retire it. I mentioned my printer dilemma to a friend a couple of months ago and he suggested a couple of models of wifi enabled printers. I like wifi and bluetooth devices, … [Read more...] about Wifi Printing Brings A Bit Of Sanity
While Macs are a lot less likely to get targetted by viruses there are still some viruses "in the wild" that target them.So which antivirus software should I be using?Which is the best?Which is the worst?Why is one better (or worse) than another?I'm not concerned about costs, but I am concerned about functionality etc., ie. I don't want some RAM hogging pile of junk that leaves … [Read more...] about Which Mac OSX Antivirus?