September 2020

Apple Myth 12 – How to install macOS Catalina (10.15.7) on unsupported Mac computer

29th September, 2020|Categories: Apple|

Apple has not made it easy for users to update macOS if you have an old Mac computer. Basically, you need to purchase a new Mac computer to keep up with the macOS updates. macOS Catalina (10.15.7 is the latest version) requires MacBook Pro released from 2012 onwards. My MacBook Pro 15 inch Early 2011 [...]

June 2020

Apple Myth 11 – Internal Apple Flash SSD Upgrade

21st June, 2020|Categories: Apple|

The good news is that upgrading Internal Apple flash SSD (PCIe) is much more affordable these days. This blog post applies to the following Apple devices. Macbook Air 11 inch: Mid 2013, Early 2014, Early 2015 A1465 MacbookAir6,1 MacbookAir7,1 Macbook Air 13 inch: Mid 2013, Early 2014, Early 2015, 2017 A1466 MacbookAir6,2 MacbookAir7,2 Macbook Pro [...]

September 2019

Apple Myth 10 – macOS Mojave Timemachine restore finishes but system does not start

27th September, 2019|Categories: Apple|

There are many articles and posts available on the net regarding macOS Timemachine restore failure. But so far, I have not yet found any fundamental cause of failure. The following is just one of the posts appeared on Apple community. Failed to restore from Time Machine I attended iMac 27 inch 2013 issues the other [...]

June 2019

Apple Myth 09 – Apple is on track releasing new macOS Catalina and survival guide to use old Apple devices

30th June, 2019|Categories: Apple, iPad|

New macOS Catalina is coming Yes, Apple is very much on track releasing a new macOS once a year. This time, coming macOS is named after Santa Catalina Island which is located in southern California. Most likely, final version is available for general public September or October, 2019. You can find "New features" from the [...]

February 2019

Apple Myth 08 – Upgrading your old Mac computer

10th February, 2019|Categories: Apple|

The more I deal with Mac computer repairs, I notice many Mac users tend to stay on with the initial OSX installed on the Mac when purchased. As the matter of fact, there are still many Mac lovers use OSX 10.6 - Snow Leopard released in June, 2009. But eventually, those old OSX users face [...]

January 2019

Apple Myth 07 – Mac GUI Disk Utility cannot erase all the Windows formatted disk with GUID Partition Table Scheme

15th January, 2019|Categories: Apple|

If you are a power user for both Mac and Windows base PC, you maybe tempted to use previously running Windows base system disk for your Mac system disk saving some cost.  But, please be aware, Mac GUI Disk Utility cannot erase (wipe clean as raw disk) all the Windows formatted disk. Typically, this happens with [...]

Apple Myth 06 – macOS Mojave and APFS

7th January, 2019|Categories: Apple|

I. It appears Apple is very much determined to push their new APFS (Apple File System) when you install the latest macOS Mojave. Requirement of Mojave installation is that the system disk must be at least Mac OS Extended (Journaled) - GUID Partition Table disk. However, this Mac OS Extended (Jornaled) disk will be converted [...]

October 2018

July 2018

Computer Repair Series 03 – Is it worth repairing an old Mac computer?

25th July, 2018|Categories: Apple, Computer Repair|Tags: |

My answer: Yes, it’s worth repairing or upgrade internal parts of an old Mac computer. Reasons: Mac computers are generally much more expensive than PC computers, but they tend to last longer. macOS and hardware is coming from the same manufacturer (Apple) and generally they run much faster than PC computers considering they use relatively [...]

June 2018

Apple Myth 04 – Apple File System known as APFS

26th June, 2018|Categories: Apple|Tags: |

Ordinary Mac users would not much care about what sort of file system Mac uses inside of internal/external storage device.  However, it becomes very important when you decide to upgrade Mac computer operating system (macOS) to the latest High Sierra. If you require Mac computer internal storage upgrade service (Sydney CBD, Sydney North Shore – [...]

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