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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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Wait before upgrading to Lion OS X 10.7!

I’ve just been speaking to a client in Marshfield who’s just bought a new iMac from the AppleStore in Bath. The sales person was enthusiastically telling them how they could get their free upgrade to Lion when it comes out … Continue reading

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Ultra cheap refurbished Sandybridge MacBook Pro i7 2011

UPDATE: If you look on Amazon for Macbook Pros you can often find brand new ones for prices very close to what Apple are selling Refurbs at… Apple have just started to sell “Sandy Bridge” Refurbished MacBook Pros on the … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Time Machine backups…

Time Machine is a excellent technology and Apple has greatly simplified taking a backup of your Mac. But what do you do if it stops working? I recently had a call from a client in Bristol needing Mac Technical Support, … Continue reading

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On-site Apple Support for iMac in Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Yesterday I was with a client in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, who had a problem with their rather elderly Mac. It’s not that often I get to work on a G4 iMac these days, so it was a nice change. Their Mac … Continue reading

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Mac OS X Server – for the ultra low price of free…

Amongst all the normal media frenzy that surrounds Apple announcing the  new “Sandy Bridge” MacBooks, something potentially much more revolutionary slipped out under the radar. No not Thunderbolt/ LightPeak! It’s the news that OS X Lion will include OS X … Continue reading

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Remote Snow Leopard OS X Sever Support

Just had a trip down memory lane! I got contacted by a colleague in Sussex who was having problems setting up File Sharing on Snow Leopard 10.6 Server. I had some sympathy for him – Apple advertise their server products as … Continue reading

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Clean MacBook fans to avoid them breaking…

I’ve had a MacBook Pro and a MacBook in the workshop this week, one which was running incredibly hot and noisily, the other with a fan that was basically knackered. Replacing fans in a MacBook of any flavour is relatively … Continue reading

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Repairing iPhone 4 damaged screens in Bath, Bristol and Wiltshire…

The iPhone 4 is a lovely device, but that steel frame and the double glass front does make it more prone to suffering from shattered glass on the front digitizer. Until recently the cost of the parts was prohibitively expensive; … Continue reading

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Repairing iMacs with faulty video cards

I’ve just finished repairing an iMac which started to display the dreaded “vertical lines” – a surprisingly common symptom seen on a wide range of Macs that indicates a faulty video card. Typically that means replacing the entire logic board, … Continue reading

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