macOS Big Sur: Safe to Upgrade Yet?

 SMU macOS users can update to Big Sur. This news item was published in January 2021, is now outdated, and is preserved for historical reference only.

Apple macOS Big SurA few weeks ago, we mentioned the release of Apple’s latest desktop operating system, Big Sur. We also told you not to upgrade your devices until we had time to investigate compatibility and any issues that may arise. Today, we’re happy to announce that you can now start upgrading your devices, but before you do, please keep the following in mind. Continue reading macOS Big Sur: Safe to Upgrade Yet?

Mac Users: Don’t Upgrade to Catalina… Just Yet!

 SMU macOS users can update to Catalina. This news item was published in October 2019, is now outdated, and is preserved for historical reference only.

macOS Catalina is available todayThe newest version of macOS 10.15 Catalina is now available. We highly recommend not updating to this OS as it will be problematic for various 32-Bit software packages causing the software to not run. Continue reading Mac Users: Don’t Upgrade to Catalina… Just Yet!

Apple Strikes Back: Mac Pro Revived at WWDC

The long-awaited announcement has finally been made: the new Mac Pro.

The 2019 Mac ProAt the Worldwide Developers Conference happening this week, Tim Cook revealed the totally revamped top-of-the-line Mac for power users and professionals. Gone is the oft-derided “trash can” form factor that Apple claims stifled upgradability. The old cylinder not only had trouble accommodating more hardware but also had thermal issues with higher-power graphics cards. This go-round, Apple has returned to what is often called the “cheese grater” design of Macs past.

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iOS 11 Brings Improvements and Innovations to iDevices

WWDC17At Apple’s Wordwide Developer Conference (WWDC) this week, a new version of the iOS mobile operating system was announced for a fall release. iOS 11 brings several improvements and new features to iPhones and iPads, many of which have been long-desired by Apple fans. Continue reading iOS 11 Brings Improvements and Innovations to iDevices

Apple’s iLife and iWork are now available for free.

iLife and iWork now freeWith Apple’s recent updates to the iLife and iWork applications at the end of March, Apple has made the software available for free to all users. Previously, you had to purchase a new device or Mac to get the software at that price. Now users with older Macs can have access to the latest tools freely. The only downside is the Apple apps usually require more recent versions of the OS and/or computer processor. Continue reading Apple’s iLife and iWork are now available for free.