In this post we will go through the steps of how to create a bootable hard drive and install 3 Operating Systems.
For this process we are going to install 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capitan, 10.12 macOS Sierra on an external Hard drive. Continue reading “Make a bootable external Operating System Hard drive”
The Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2 have been out since Oct 2015 replacing the similar designed mouse and a more flatter triangle shaped design keyboard with a rechargeable battery instead of the AA batteries. In theory gone now are the days of having a issue with a keyboard or mouse losing connection to the mac. Now you just plug in the lighting cable and away you go, well the keyboard anyhow, the mouse is a bit difficult to work with while its plugged in for regarding. Continue reading “Magic Mouse 2 and Magic keyboard”
If you are looking to buy a new Mac and and wondering wether to go for a laptop or desktop there are few questions which you need to ask to help you decide which one.
Do you work solely from a desk/ office or do you require a mac that is mobile. The second question is performance. If your not that bothered about performance then a laptop might be the better option, giving your the flexibly of working from a desk or not. The final question would be your budget? If you are on a budget and your concerned about performance then you might want to consider a desktop machine.
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If you have to run a terminal command to format a hard drive then you might be in a bit of trouble. Formatting a Hard drive on a Mac is very simple using Disk Utility. However there may come a time you are required to formate a drive using a Terminal Command. Continue reading “Format a Drive in Terminal”
Adding a Wi-Fi printer to a network using the WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup Method) feature on your Broadband Router is, well straightforward. Press the button on the WPS on the router and then press the Wi Fi button on the Printer. The machines talk to each other and less than a minute the printer is now on the network.
The Question I have is how do you do that if your Router is a Airport Extreme, there is no fancy button for WPS on the Apple Device what do you do. The process is rather simple but before we go into that I would have to ask one question.
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As many people are aware creating a USB installer for OSX is ideal for any IT Engineer. I have spent many hours searching for the terminal command to create a USB Bootable memory stick.
To simplify I am assuming you know what terminal is,you have a USB stick (8GB or more), have formatted it to untiled in disk utility and finally downloaded the latest version of the Mac OS you want an installer for. All you need is the terminal command to run the installer to create the USB Installer.
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Recently came across an issue registering a Apple TV 3 inside a sky broadband network. Seems one of the ports is not open thus allowing the Apple device register over the internet. This issue materialised in the last few weeks with a number of clients with their new Apple TV. Continue reading “Apple TV 3 registering issue with Sky broadband”
I am afraid gone are the days when Macs seemed to be impervious to virus. In the past 4 months I have seen a influx of malware, adware and spyware virus’s which have compromised a number of client machines both business and home users. People have been drawn into installing software programs such as Mackeeper to help improve the performance of their machine and identify “problems” within the machine before it affects the work flow of the end user. The really annoying thing about these programs is the easy that they are available while surfing the net. Continue reading “Virus software”
As you are aware your Apple product gets parts and labour for 12 months when you buy a new product from Apple. The issue is do you go for the Apple Care to cover the machine for an additional 2 years giving you a total of 3 years warranty or risk that the machine will not go wrong for the life of the machine. Continue reading “Apple Care is it worth it”
This one is interesting it came about last year 2014 with people coming in with issues of wifi dropping on random devices. After a lot in investigation we managed to narrow the findings down to BT Home Hub 4 + 5 and their joint wifi optionto transmit both on 2.4 and 5GHZ. Continue reading “Wifi Dropping due to BT Home Hub”