Tag: Mac

macOS Big Sur seems to be bricking some older MacBook Pro models

Apple released macOS Big Sur last week and while it had some issues getting to everyone and also causing some repercussions for other Apple services, Big Sur now seems to be bricking some older models of MacBook Pro, specially ones from late 2013 and mid 2014 for the 13-inch version. Some customers have had mixed results, with Apple saying there is a known issue and Engadget reached out to Apple which said […]

Microsoft now has a beta version of Office for Mac with support for Apple Silicon

Earlier this week, Apple announced the new M1 chip for Mac, and it is already in the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13-inch and Mac mini. Apps do need to be updated to support the new models, otherwise they’ll be emulated using Rosetta 2 and earlier this week Microsoft has released the first beta of Office for Mac with support for the new chips. Learn more here about the Office […]

Apple announces new Mac mini, powered by Apple Silicon

Yesterday, Apple announced the new M1 chip for the Mac, its start for replacing Intel in its lineup and as well as making its way into the MacBook Air, it is now also in the 2020 Mac mini. We haven’t seen any update for the Mac mini since it was refreshed back in 2018 and the move to Apple Silicon is most likely why. The Mac mini is very popular […]

Apple announces the M1 chip for new Mac models

Apple today announced three new Mac models, a new MacBook Air, new 13-inch MacBook Pro and new Mac mini all powered by Apple Silicon for the first time. A lot of anticipation was about exactly what chips Apple would use, would they just use A14 chips from the latest iPad and iPhone or would it be something else. Now we know, Apple has a new line of chips with the […]

Apple releases macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 beta to developers

Apple revealed macOS Big Sur back in June at this years WWDC, we haven’t had any concrete time for the release of the new OS yet which is expected as if Apple is going to have a separate Mac based event in November like the rumours suggest, then releasing macOS Big Sur at the same time makes sense. With the design of macOS Big Sur, Apple has taken some cues […]

Apple launches refreshed 27-inch iMac for 2020

This week Apple has refreshed the 27-inch iMac and left the 21-inch iMac as it is for now. The new iMac has the exact same design as the past iMacs from 2012 onwards but it now has a lot of little improvements to bring it closer in line with some of the newer MacBooks which have been launched recently. For example, new 10th generation Intel processors are now here, along […]

macOS Big Sur drops support for a selection of 2012 Macs

At WWDC earlier this week, Apple announced the next version of macOS, macOS 11.0 Big Sur and it brings a new redesigned UI with a refreshed dock, new icons and more. Big Sur also has a brand new notification centre, redesigned Safari and much more. However, while iOS and iPadOS is supporting the same devices as last year, macOS Big Sur won’t be compatible with a selection of Macs from […]

Apple is now accepting in-store trade-ins for Macs

Apple has long offered trade-ins for iPhones in store, when you want a new iPhone you can take your old/current one along and Apple will take the value off the new iPhone and help you transfer all your data over. Trade-ins for Macs has been possible but not in store, you’d have to ship your MacBook to Apple, wait for it to be assessed and valued and then you can […]

Apple moves the 2013 and 2014 MacBook Air to vintage status

Apple supports the Mac and its other devices for a long time with software updates and even after major updates are no longer provided, older Macs still get security updates and patches. This week, Apple has moved a couple of Mac laptops and an old iPod touch to the vintage section. Apple has moved the mid-2013 and the mid-2014 MacBook Air to vintage status, which means at some stage this […]

Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.4 with fix for the FaceTime issue

This week, Apple released updates for iOS and iPadOS to fix the issue with FaceTime where users couldn’t call users on iOS 9.3.6 and earlier or OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 and earlier. Earlier this week, iOS 13.4.1 was released for iPhone and iPod touch and iPadOS 13.4.1 was also released for iPad, to fix this issue. macOS 10.15.4 has now been released which helps fix the same issue, as […]