See you soon with more comments on how Apple isn’t being a good company. How Apple products are still too expensive to own, fix and maintain. And let’s see if having Siri in my house is a good thing! Cheers to more pwd/account breaches and hoping other states follow in California Privacy laws.
Ironically, my Mac with 10.14.5 indicated no updates available…
(per Apple’s download page)
(included in) This update:
• Makes downloaded issues available in the My Magazines section of Apple News+, both online and offline
• Adds all publications in Apple News+, including newspapers, to the catalog at the top of the News+ feed
• Adds the ability to clear downloaded magazine issues in Apple News+ by selecting History > Clear > Clear All
• Addresses an issue which prevents creation of a new Boot Camp partition on iMac and Mac mini with Fusion Drive
• Resolves an issue that may cause a hang during a restart
• Resolves a graphics issue that may occur when waking from sleep
• Fixes an issue that may cause fullscreen video to appear black on Mac mini
• Improves file sharing reliability over SMB
For several years, I’ve linked to Apple’s RSS feeds for Downloads. This would allow an automated updated of what updates are available from Apple on the Mac OS, along with link to the update (e.g. Mac OS Combo Updates, iTunes updates, etc.).
Well, on an infrequent update to the Macanix site (backend WP updates, plugins,…), I’ve found that for some time, Apple no longer provides RSS updates that it had.
Now, the only RSS feeds are more for iTunes store, than Mac OS, and Apple products.
Here is a link to Apple’s Downloads that should allow what recent updates are available (until Apple changes this link; note this link is for US…it may be different in your country).
The new MacbookPro models have arrived and man, was that a yawn?
Ok, for most this might be moot…but here it goes:
You need to buy it with all the RAM you will ever think you will need because you can’t upgrade after.
You need to buy it with the maximum storage you need, that is, it should be greater than what you are replacing it with.
No more magsafe power connector. It can be any Tbolt-3 port. On the 15″ model, there are 4.
And now, the biggest cost … I built a 1TB, loaded 15″ Touch model. It costs $3499. And that is without Applecare. Oh, must…have…Applecare if you are a “me firsty”.
Hey, with the 15″ MBPTB, it can have 512GB, 1TB or even 2TB of storage! Ouch, that 2TB is $1200 option over the 512GB. 4GB of VideoRam is $100 more (you will need that to drive a 5K LG display…ooooooi!) Maximum SSD storage on the 13″ model is 1TB.
USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 as they call it is rather interesting. The speed, video, adaptors… more to come!
So, it’s been 3 years. Late 2013 to be exact. And Apple gave us this…trash can, wine cooler, bin thing. Elegant. Quiet. Ports. Dual GPUs. Up to 12 cores. Easy to add RAM.
But now we see the mess. No raid. No internal capacity (incapacity) increase. Still mired at 1TB. Sad.
Meanwhile, designers either snatch up 2010-2012 MacPro leftovers and ramp them up to more storage, ram and GPUs. The MacPro Late 2013 is actually behind.
Apple, I hope you read this and are going to top the cooler this year. Otherwise, I can see myself moving to a custom PC with Windows 10 Pro and SSDs raided. Some MLBs have Tbolt THREE now. And I can have bluray drives. In a quiet, water cooled case. Sigh.