Category Archives: Apple

Adventures with my Apple IIc Part 2 – Using ADTPro

Ordering the parts The best way to communicate to the Apple is via a brilliant piece of software called ADTPro, firstly we need some bits: DB9 Serial to USB Adapter – there are two main types, one with FTDI chipset, one … Continue reading

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Adventures with my Apple IIc Part 1

The Apple II was the first computer that our family owned, it was the first and only computer in my life from the early 1980s to the early 1990s. When the opportunity came up recently to re-acquire one from eBay … Continue reading

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Farewell iMac G5

It is with a tinge of sadness that write this piece…  My faithful companion is now in a different place… The iMac G5 holds a special place in my heart.  It is the first Macintosh that I brought brand new. … Continue reading

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Backup and Storage on a Mac

The issue of storage and backup is critical.  Storage and backup is where data lives.  If data is lost, business can be lost or worse, personal memories are lost. The two main issues of concern with data: Faster access (the … Continue reading

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My thoughts on 2012 iMac

For many years the iMac has defined the desktop Macintosh for many years. With the release of the latest iMac, there are several key changes that change the iMac forever. Firstly, the glass and LCD screen is now glued onto … Continue reading

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Becoming an Apple Certified Professional

Having recently acquired my Apple Certification for Lion 10.7, it’s time to reflect on the process of gaining Apple certification in OS X, details can be found here: Level 1 – Apple Certified Associate (ACA) Level 2 – Apple Certified Support Professional … Continue reading

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An example of good service from AppleCare

The last thing you need as a IT professional for for your own machine to breakdown. This was the frustration that I experienced for the past 6 weeks. My 2010 15″ MacBook Pro experienced issues with the sudden black screen. … Continue reading

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