June 2022

Apple Myth 17 – macOS 13 Ventura and OpenCore Patcher

19th June, 2022|Categories: Apple|Tags: , |

I. Introduction macOS Ventura (version 13) is the nineteenth major release of macOS, Apple's desktop operating system for Macintosh computers. The successor to macOS Monterey, it was announced at WWDC 2022 (Word Wide Developer Conference for the first time on a fully supported online platform) on 6th June, 2022. It is named after the [...]

Apple Myth 16 – How to install macOS 12 Monterey on unsupported Mac devices

15th June, 2022|Categories: Apple|Tags: , , |

This blog post is based on upgrading an external SSD installed on my Big Sur disk (using Patched Sur on my unsupported iMac 27 inch late 2013 - iMac 14.2) to macOS Monterey.  Please note, this does not cover all unsupported Mac devices.  The reason I use an external USB connected SSD disk is [...]

June 2021

Apple Myth 15 – Do not install Big Sur on an Apple Fusion Drive system

14th June, 2021|Categories: Apple|Tags: , |

Attended the iMac 27 inch 2014 Fusion Drive system about a little more than month and half ago (128GB Flash storage + 1TB SATA Hard Drive) where client iMac became too slow after updating Big Sur 11.3 beta to 11.4 beta. (Our client joined Apple Developer program and Big Sur was auto updated from 11.3 [...]

May 2021

March 2021

macOS Big Sur – – iCloud syncing bug (up to production version 11.23)

28th March, 2021|Categories: Apple|

It appears the latest macOS Big Sur version up to 11.23 has an iCloud syncing bug. I uploaded a small text file from an early 2011 MacBook Pro 15 inch running macOS High Sierra to the iCloud drive. My iMac 27 inch late 2013 running Big Sur ver 11.23 (production version) cannot find the small [...]

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 [...]

February 2021

Apple Myth 13 – How to install macOS Big Sur (11.2) on unsupported Mac devices

19th February, 2021|Categories: Apple|

Apple's latest macOS is named after the coastal region of "Big Sur" along the Central Coast of California. "Big Sur" is designed to to support Macs with ARM-based processors known as Apple silicon. As of today, the latest production release is version 11.2. (Update is available at the end of this blog for installing [...]

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 [...]

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