Ultra Thin iMac 2019

APPLE HAS JUST refreshed its line of iMac all-in-one desktop computers. The iMac updates are largely focused on processing power, which nudge the machine closer to the performance levels of what you might consider a “pro” computer. 

The iMac family was updated with 8th- and 9th-generation Intel processors, faster memory, and new Radeon Pro Vega graphics options in March of 2019.


27-INCH iMac, 5120 x 2880 Retina display, Coffee Lake processors, faster 2666MHz memory and Radeon Vega Pro graphics options.

21.5-INCH iMac, 4096 x 2304 Retina display, Coffee Lake Processors, Radeon Vega Pro graphics options, faster 2666MHz memory

The new iMac has had the same design since 2012 when the sides of the iMac were slimmed down. However, the aluminium look is now over 10 years old – the first aluminium iMac launched in 2007. Some people have been calling for a facelift, or at least some internal changes that could allow Apple to slim the unit down even further, and perhaps reduce the chin.

For the screen, the 4K Retina display still offers 4,096 x 2,304 resolution with support for 1 billion colours, 500 nits brightness and wide colour (P3) and the 5K Retina display still offers 5,120 x 2,880 resolution with support for 1 billion colours, 500 nits brightness and wide colour (P3).

Up to 8-Core Intel 9th-generation processors. With updated processors across the line, customers will experience dramatically faster performance for a wide range of everyday computing tasks, from editing photos to playing demanding games, composing music or even creating a feature film.

  • The 21.5-inch iMac now features 8th-generation quad-core, and for the first time 6-core processors, delivering up to 60 percent faster performance.1
  • The 27-inch iMac now for the first time features up to 9th-generation 6-core and 8-core processors, delivering up to 2.4 times faster performance.
Apple iMac’s is an ultra thin all-in-one desktop computer, available in 21.5 inch and 27 inch sizes with an array of build to-order upgrades.

All new Macs come with macOS Mojave, the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, with features inspired by pros but designed for everyone. In macOS Mojave, Dark Mode transforms the desktop with a dramatic new look that puts the focus on user content, Stacks organizes messy desktops by automatically stacking files into neat groups and FaceTime supports group calling. macOS Mojave also brings iOS apps, including News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home to the Mac and features a redesigned Mac App Store with rich editorial content and the addition of apps from top developers, including Microsoft and Adobe.

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New MacBook Pro Keyboard Issues

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Some of the MacBook Pro and MacBook owners have experienced problems with the keyboard.

Recent models of the MacBook and MacBook Pro have been plagued with hardware issues since 2015 (MacBook) and 2016 (MacBook Pro). While the main complaint about the MacBook relates to the keyboard, an issue shared with the MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro owners are also contending with a problem causing both the SSD and logic board to require replacement, an issue that can cause data loss or drive failure, an issue with the Thunderbolt port, and speaker issues – which are also appearing on the 2018 MacBook Pro according to reports.

The most issue is the keyboard is stops working, both on MacBoo and MacBook Pro. As of the end of June 2018 Apple has admitted that there is a problem with the current keyboard design on the MacBook and MacBook Pro and is offering free repairs to customers who have been affected.

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Apple maintains that the new keyboard design is purely to quieten the keys, but it looks like this new design will also avoid the problems that have plagued the past few generations of keyboards with the ‘butterfly’ design.

Apple itself previously recommended using compressed air to blow the dust from under the affected key. But this is not the solution for fixing the keyboard problem, due to it was impossible to remove the dust without removing the entire keyboard. It is not possible to take individual keys out to clean the keyboard as it used to be with older models. And it’s not just the keyboard that must be removed but also the battery, frame and ports – a repair that can only be performed by an Apple service professional.

 

 

source: Macworld.co.uk

 

 

 

The most common Macbook problems and how to fix

If you found some problems in your Macbook, we hope below tips could help you to solve the problems.

1. Startup issues

If your Mac fails to boot properly and you find yourself staring at a blank screen or gray startup screen instead of your desktop, then it’s time to try booting iSTART UP n Safe Mode. In Safe Mode, MacOS will boot with the bare minimum of software and drivers required and will run a check of your startup disk and repair any directory issues that might be the cause of your startup ills.

To start up in safe mode, start your Mac and then press and hold the Shift key. The Apple logo will appear and then the login screen. You can release the Shift key when the Apple logo disappears and the login screen appears. It may take a few minutes before you get to the login screen as MacOS runs its diagnostics on your hard disk. To leave Safe Mode and start up your Mac per usual, just restart your Mac without holding any keys.

2. Incompatible login items

If you find yourself staring at a blue screen when you start up your Mac, it might mean that one of your startup items — apps that start automatically when you start up your Mac — is incompatible with MacOS. With a bit of trial and error, you can identify which app is the problem child.

You can remove login items one at a time and start up your Mac after each removal to see if the problem is gone. To do so, go to System Preferences > Users & Groups and click your name on the left under Current User. Next, click the Login Items tab above the window to the right. Highlight an app and then click the “-“sign below. It’ll get removed from the Login Items list and you can restart your Mac to see if your startup issue has been fixed. If not, you can head back to the list and remove another app and keep going until you find the culprit. You can add items back to the Startup Items list by hitting the “+” button and selecting items from your Applications.

3. Unresponsive applications

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You might find that an app will occasionally trip up your Mac and hang. And when an app hangs, it freezes you out and won’t let you do anything, including quit out of it. Enter: Force Quit. You can call up the Force Quit menu from the Apple icon in the upper-left corner or by hitting Command-Option-Escape. Just highlight the app that’s not responding and hit the Force Quit button. (You can also select multiple apps to force quit by using holding down the Command or Shift keys when making your selections.

 

 

 

4. Spinning beach ball

If you are seeing the spinning beach ball with increasingly regularity, then it’s time to take a look at what might be causing the slowdown. Open the Activity Monitor (by searching for it or finding it in the Utilities folder, which is inside your Applications folder) to see how much of an impact the apps you are currently running have on your system resources. In the Activity Monitor window, you can see real-time stats on the amount of CPU and memory resources each app is using. You can also use the Activity Monitor to quit any app that’s using more than its fair share of resources. Just highlight an app from the list, click the X button in the upper-left corner, and then choose Quit or Force Quit.

 

5. No internet connection

The quickest fix when the MacBook’s Wi-Fi status shows No Internet Connection is to tell it to forget the network and then reconnect as if it were brand-new. On the Network page in System Preferences, click the Advanced button in the lower left and you’ll see a list Preferred Networks. These are the Wi-Fi connections you’ve connected to in the past and your MacBook remembers for future uses. Highlight your Wi-Fi network and click the “-“ button and then choose Remove to forget it. With your network removed and forgotten, you can click the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar and reconnect to your network by entering your password and starting anew.

 

Source: https//:www.cnet.com

NEW APPLE IMAC 2018 “POWER TO THE PRO”

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Power to the pro

Pros love iMac. So we created one just for you. It’s packed with the most powerful graphics and processors ever in a Mac, along with the most advanced storage, memory, and I/O — all behind a breathtaking Retina 5K display in a sleek, all-in-one design. For everyone from photographers to video editors to 3D animators to musicians to software developers to scientists, iMac Pro is ready to turn your biggest ideas into your greatest work.

Up to 18 cores in an iMac

An iMac with 4 cores is remarkable enough. But an iMac with 8, 10, 14, or 18 cores is an entirely different creature. Add Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.5GHz, and iMac Pro has the power and flexibility to balance multicore processing with single-thread performance. With new AVX-512 vector instructions and a new cache architecture, the processor handles even more data — even more quickly. Which means you can render images, edit up to 8K video, manipulate photos, create real-time audio effects, or compile your next five-star app — all at lightning speed.

 

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Screen

It is unlikely that Apple will switch to an OLED display for the new iMac, as the technology is still plagued by issues like burn-in and color distortions. Although it did appear on the iPhone X, OLED supposedly isn’t being considered as an iMac candidate at this point.
It is possible that Apple may integrate its FaceID technology into the iMac’s FaceTime camera as a means of securing it. This could potentially enable musicians to control virtual musical instruments using facial expressions.

 

Processor, RAM and storage


With hexa-core options available for Intel’s current-gen i5 and i7 Coffee Lake processors, it is likely that Apple will look into expanding its mid- and top-range iMac models beyond quad-core processing. However, the entry-level iMac will most likely remain a quad-core machine. Processor speeds of up to 4.7GHz are achievable via Intel’s TurboBoost technology in the high-end Core i7. The high-end Core i5 will operate at up to 4.3GHz. Graphics will be (probably) handled by an AMD Vega GPU, rumoured to be the Vega 28 or Vega 32. A new Vega RX GPU, designed for gaming, could find its way into the configuration.

RAM memory should start at 8GB for the base model, upgradeable to up to 64GB. Storage is in question, as it is unclear whether Apple will be dealing away with hard disks in favor of solid-state drives.hLL2LsOhyMMGcOCH.huge_-980x620

iMac 2018 Price

Apple is expected to retain current pricing, or make it slightly higher. This depends on the ex
tent of hardware and design changes introduced with the 2018 iMac.

iMac 2018 Release Date

Last year, Apple announced the 2017 iMac on June 5 at its annual WWDC event. It’s possible t
hat the same will happen with the 2018 version, although Apple may wait until September or October. There are rumors that the company is redesigning its flagship desktop computer as the aluminium concept it introduced back in 2007 is over 10 years old now. Together with possible shortages of Intel Coffee Lake CPUs during the first quarter of 2018, it could happen that Apple takes longer than a year to update the 2017 iMac.
Conclusion

All in all, it looks like we are in for something interesting happening to the iMac this year. Design changes, new processors and faster storage are welcome upgrades for all music producers. With hexa-core processors and ample memory, these machines ought to do an excellent job crunching synths, reverbs, and
other processor-intensive tasks.

 

 

sources: www.gearnews.com and www.apple.com

 

Apple MacOS High Sierra Pros and Cons

Apple has just launched Apple MacOS High Sierra. Users can find excellent Apple MacOS High Sierra upgrade but they must be aware of Apple MacOS High Sierra pilfering hack.

Apple has just released Apple MacOS High Sierra. Some people are eager to upgrade their old operating system with the new one. However, there are several things that Mac user must know about this new operating system. It is reported that MacOS High Sierra is not as perfect as it is expected to. But, it doesn’t mean that it is totally bad.

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Security issue on High Sierra

A security researcher, Patrick Wardle, said that a hacker can steal users’ passwords from Apple Mac that runs the latest MacOS. Apple MacOS High Sierra pilfering hack is not something that can be ignored. This researcher has tried to steal Bank of America password and social media password from a Mac that is operated by this OS. Apple utilizes the keychain to store users’ password. It is only the users that can access the keychain. However, it turns out that a malicious code can access it too. As a result, the malicious code can send all the keychain content to the hacker without needing any password.

This security issue can be very fatal. However, this issue is actually not only attacking High Sierra. Other MacOS is also prone to security problem. Therefore, it is okay for users to upgrade their OS to High Sierra since the previous ones also have this issue. According to Wardle, it is not difficult to get malicious code running on Apple Mac these days.

Unfortunately, Apple has not made any comment about the security issue on their latest Mac operating system. In addition, this company previously said that this new MacOs has a comprehensive security set fixes.

Is MacOS High Sierra perfect for you?

MacOS High Sierra is a great operating system. It gives some advantages to the users. However, it may not be perfect for everyone. It is mostly perfect if:

– The users’ system has an SSD instead of a HDD or Fusion Drive.

– Users have updated their iPhone to iOS11 and already use it for taking photos and videos.

– Users who are big photo users.

– Users really want to enjoy particular capabilities included in those specific applications.

Improvement on High Sierra

High Sierra offers some new features. One of the most important one is AFS or Apple File System. This Apple MacOS High Sierra upgrade allows users to organize and manage all your data. With this new feature, they can experience faster and smoother operating system that offers more stability. With the AFS, users will be capable of copying files very quickly. Apple calls it Instant Cloning.

The video and upgrades of this new OS is also excellent. Similar to AFS, some users may not notice it but, they will get the benefits. This upgrade is Apple HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding). These days, users mostly take videos on high resolution. As a result, the video files take too much space. But, with HEVC, Mac users will be able to have more compression on their videos without decreasing its quality. In consequence, they don’t need to worry about their free storage space.imac-pro-display_559_112017105819

When users upgrade their old MacOS with this new one, they will be able to edit their photos more conveniently. The photo app on High Sierra offers more photo-editing options. One of them is Curve. It allows users to adjust contrast and color plus selecting color and hues.

High Sierra comes with Safari 11. This browser is excellent. Many experts love it because it offers something that Chrome doesn’t have. Chrome used to be the best browser for Mac. But, it is no longer so. Safari 11 offers more stability than Chrome. In addition, it has Intelligent Tracking Prevention. With this feature, you can browse the internet without worrying much about your privacy. It will expire third-party cookies which track you across the web as soon as the 24 hours are up.

More about Safari 11

Safari 11 have the ability to block autoplay videos automatically if they make noises. Apple claims that this browser allows users to browse the internet faster. However, an expert said that it is only milisecond faster than Chrome. In consequence, users may not notice it very much.

If you don’t want to update your MacOS, you will still be able to enjoy the benefits of Safari 11. It is because this browser does not require the latest operating system. Users can install this browser even when they don’t run High Sierra. Apple MacOS High Sierra is a brilliant operating system despite the security issue. It is more secured than the previous OS.

Source: http://www.techinexpert.com/2017/10/02/apple-macos-high-sierra-pros-and-cons/