Archive for the ‘OS X’ Category

  • While most of the changes that came with Mojave (10.14), released Monday, won’t affect the average business, there are several that will and it’s important to consider the implications. Last year, with the release of High Sierra, we focused on how the new file system, APFS, was being introduced and how it affected the Mac. In Mojave, it’s been improved and will now be installed on traditional hard drives and fusion drives (hybrids that are part SSD and part traditional spinning ...Read More »

  • Apple is making an important under-the-hood change, as they did with iOS 10.3, and it’s important to consider the implications, especially in a business environment. There is a lot of great press about how macOS High Sierra offers improved performance, stability and new features.  One of those new features, replacing the aging HFS+ file system with a new one called APFS, is at the core of both our excitement, and our caution. Back in March, we posted Read More »

  • The easy answer is "eventually, but not yet." There is a lot of great press about how MacOS Sierra offers improved performance, stability and new features.  Unfortunately upgrading is a contextual decision.  Unless you have some super urgent business need for some of the new features (and we don't mean you want to geek out and play), hold back. Like our previous warnings, new software, including new operating systems, always have bugs, especially when first released. Apple’s current annual release schedule ...Read More »

  • As you’ve probably heard, Apple is releasing a new operating system, macOS Sierra, this fall, and Microsoft will stop selling PCs with Windows 8 at the end of October. Why Does This Matter? One of the important things to consider when it comes to making purchasing decisions for both Macs and PCs is what version of the operating system will come with your new computer. This is especially critical when your team uses an operating system known to work with your software ...Read More »

  • The easy answer is "eventually, but not yet." There is a lot of great press about how El Capitan offers improved performance and stability.  Unfortunately upgrading is a contextual decision.  Unless you have some super urgent business need for some of the new features (and we don't mean you want to geek out and play), hold back. Like our previous warnings, new software, including new operating systems, always has bugs, especially when first released. Apple’s current annual release schedule means this has ...Read More »

  • The easy answer is "probably, but not yet." Unless you have some super urgent business need for some of the new features (and we don't mean you want to geek out and play), hold back.  Like our recent warning about iOS 8, new software, including new operating systems, always has bugs, especially when first released.  Depending on the context of your mix of applications, plug-ins, and hardware accessories, your mileage will ...Read More »

  • We’ve received many calls inquiring about the new version of Apple MacOS, 10.9 Mavericks.  Your Mac computers may automatically offer to install the upgrade. This may be extremely tempting especially because, for the first time ever, the upgrade is free.  However, the decision to upgrade operating system software must be made with due consideration of the compatibility of all the applications. In order to ensure that your productivity is not interrupted, we strongly encourage you to avoid the Mavericks upgrade until ...Read More »

  • As you are probably aware from all the news, the next release of Mac OS X Lion (10.7) is about to hit “store shelves” any day now.  But, as always, there are a lot of changes and therefore a lot of testing and compatibility issues that have to be ironed out by other software and hardware manufacturers.  In order to ensure that your productivity is not interrupted, we strongly encourage avoiding the Lion upgrade until you can ensure that your ...Read More »

  • With the impending release of Snow Leopard this Friday (August 28th), a lot of folks have been asking us if they can or should upgrade.  As usual, our answer is "it depends". Its New As with all software, if its version number ends in a "0", in this case 10.6.0, we recommend you wait.  This is not an "Apple-ism", this is true of all software.  Computer environments are so complex these days that it's simply not possible for the developers to test ...Read More »