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Author Archives: Clive Sweeting

Macbook trackpad won’t click, respond or is broken? Beware…

A customer from Devizes recently gave me a MacBook Pro with a broken trackpad that now wouldn’t start up. Alarms bells immediately go off when I see a trackpad that won’t click, or is becoming increasingly hard to click… When Li-ion … Continue reading

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Moving and copying Magento product reviews

When running an ecommerce business, you’ll often find yourself having to create a new product when an essentially identical product is released with an updated SKU, or when switching from a Grouped to Configurable product. But what happens to the … Continue reading

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Can a Hackintosh really replace an Apple Mac?

You’re probably aware that Apple computers are built using the same standard parts that are used to create Windows PCs. You might not be aware that a standard PC can run the macOS, a so called ‘Hackintosh‘. An increasingly popular option for … Continue reading

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iPod Classic data recovery

On a few occasions over the years I’ve been asked to recover data from one of the “Classic” iPods. With modern iPod Touch and iPhone this is typically a futile job if the customer hasn’t backed up via iTunes or iCloud. … Continue reading

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Solid State Hard drive upgrade service

If you’re wondering what you can do to improve the performance of your Mac, there’s one thing above all others that will improve performance. Simply put, replace the internal mechanical hard drive (HD) with a Solid State Drive (SSD). Even … Continue reading

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Magento security patch SUPEE-7405 and PHP5.3 compatibility

In late January Magento released a pretty monolithic security patch that covered a wide range of issues, but specifically addressed a number of severe XSS ( Cross Site Scripting ) errors. As is often the cause with patching Magento, there … Continue reading

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Do Macs need anti-virus software? Yes, they really do…

Recently I was providing some On-site Mac support for a new client in Westbury. One of the first things I do with new clients is get a feel for how aware they are of security issues, and whether they use their … Continue reading

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Apple Mac support in Edington, Bratton and Erlestoke

It’s been a busy few months here at Sweet-Apple whilst we moved a few miles from Corsham to Edington, a lovely village on the edge of Salisbury plain. We’ll still be providing Apple and Mac support to our old customers over towards … Continue reading

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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite – 8 months on…

Apple released OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” to the great unwashed in October 2014 after a long extended “public beta”. During that beta testing phase I would install it on a test partition, have a play, shrug my shoulders and generally … Continue reading

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When a bad website is worse than no website…

It’s been a very long time since we’ve written any news articles, mainly because we’ve been up to our neck in client work (which pays, whereas writing our own articles for SEO purposes only pays indirectly). But over the last … Continue reading

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