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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5560 on: October 31, 2018, 09:51:46 AM »
Upgraded to Mojave on my late-2015 iMac 5k (upgraded to an i7) - and it feels a bit sluggish. Random crashes here and there, and certainly more unresponsive app occurrences since I bought it.  It's been through El Capitan, Sierra & High Sierra, and this is the slowest it's felt.

Tempted to downgrade here.

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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5561 on: October 31, 2018, 02:03:15 PM »
I've got the retina iMac and since the upgrade it's been absolutely fine - no crashes, I'd look at what apps are causing the crashes.

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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5562 on: October 31, 2018, 06:46:51 PM »
I've got the retina iMac and since the upgrade it's been absolutely fine - no crashes, I'd look at what apps are causing the crashes.
Especially if you've had those apps for yeeeeeeaaaaars...also check you have the latest versions thereof and whether they're still supported.
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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5563 on: November 5, 2018, 09:07:36 AM »
Just ordered my new Air. So excited.

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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5564 on: November 5, 2018, 09:48:51 AM »
Just ordered my new Air. So excited.

It does look like a return to form but the pricing is disappointing. At a few hundred more expensive than the base model itís replacing it puts it head to head with some seriously equipped PC ultrabooks and also the entry level MBPs.

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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5565 on: November 5, 2018, 10:43:55 AM »
It does look like a return to form but the pricing is disappointing. At a few hundred more expensive than the base model itís replacing it puts it head to head with some seriously equipped PC ultrabooks and also the entry level MBPs.
Yeah, good shout on the MBP, not so much on the PC - just doesn't compare

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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5566 on: November 5, 2018, 12:22:36 PM »
It does look like a return to form but the pricing is disappointing. At a few hundred more expensive than the base model itís replacing it puts it head to head with some seriously equipped PC ultrabooks and also the entry level MBPs.

I've had my current one for 5 years, it cost ~£1100, this one is a bit more but if I get the same out of it I can't complain one bit.

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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5567 on: November 8, 2018, 08:10:18 PM »
Really want to get a new MacBook pro, my 2012 model still going strong but i want a better screen and so on! not sure i am a fan of the touch bar thing on some of the new ones though? anyone have one? are they more gimmicky or actually quite useful?

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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5568 on: November 8, 2018, 08:28:42 PM »
Ok, upgraded to Mojave and it's the ugliest Mac OS I've ever seen.
Sweet ghost of Steve Jobs - the fuck is happening with their once lauded design department.
Dark mode is hideous, especially in Finder, lock screen is an absolute abomination with 'straight outta 90's' drop shadows. App store app, while it was in dire need of redesign, is now just a copy of the mobile App store. Shitty discrepancies in font sizes and different design approaches all over the os. Just a complete shambles and mess - which really speaks about how many fucks they give about their Mac user base these days.

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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5569 on: November 9, 2018, 12:02:15 PM »
Really want to get a new MacBook pro, my 2012 model still going strong but i want a better screen and so on! not sure i am a fan of the touch bar thing on some of the new ones though? anyone have one? are they more gimmicky or actually quite useful?

Got a macbook pro through work. Cost 2.5k. Would never buy one myself. Itís ok, but I have issues with keys on the keyboard after less than a year. Only use the touchbar for answering phone calls on the mac

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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5570 on: November 9, 2018, 06:29:24 PM »
How do you remove The Scum from Apple News apps on OSX and also iOS?
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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5571 on: November 10, 2018, 09:34:57 PM »
Ok, upgraded to Mojave and it's the ugliest Mac OS I've ever seen.
Sweet ghost of Steve Jobs - the fuck is happening with their once lauded design department.
Dark mode is hideous, especially in Finder, lock screen is an absolute abomination with 'straight outta 90's' drop shadows. App store app, while it was in dire need of redesign, is now just a copy of the mobile App store. Shitty discrepancies in font sizes and different design approaches all over the os. Just a complete shambles and mess - which really speaks about how many fucks they give about their Mac user base these days.
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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5572 on: November 11, 2018, 10:22:14 AM »
One real technical issue I have had is that the Google Drive app did not work, so I had to move to their new app which of course decided to re-sync everything again - thus costing me half a day. It works, if that is your concern - it is just nowhere near as polished as Mac Os releases used to be.

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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5573 on: November 11, 2018, 10:33:31 AM »
How do you remove The Scum from Apple News apps on OSX and also iOS?

On iOS you can block the channel on the share menu.

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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5574 on: November 30, 2018, 10:30:46 AM »
Selling my 2015 MacBook Air. Warranty runs out at the end of December. PM me if interested.

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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5575 on: January 14, 2019, 05:53:57 AM »
My charger for my 2013 pro is on its way out, £80 for a new one from apple!  Anyone recommend somewhere cheaper to get one?

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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5576 on: January 14, 2019, 08:14:29 AM »
My charger for my 2013 pro is on its way out, £80 for a new one from apple!  Anyone recommend somewhere cheaper to get one?
China :wave No really, there are 'copies' out there on places like Amazon that do the same job. Alternatively, any 2nd hand shops out there selling reconditioned macs? If you're anywhere near Milton Keynes, I can recommend somewhere.
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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5577 on: January 14, 2019, 02:55:49 PM »
I've got a problem with my mouse cursor which disappears from time to time - which can be a bit frustrating - any quick fixes? - ta :D

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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5578 on: January 14, 2019, 03:13:14 PM »
I've got a problem with my mouse cursor which disappears from time to time - which can be a bit frustrating - any quick fixes? - ta :D

If you move your Mouse or fingers, on a track pad, up and down or side to side very quickly your cursor will enlarge and be visible again.


Activate  -: shake mouse pointer to locate. System preferences, accessibility, display.
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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5579 on: January 14, 2019, 03:22:37 PM »
I've got a problem with my mouse cursor which disappears from time to time - which can be a bit frustrating - any quick fixes? - ta :D
What are you doing when it disappears? You might have the sensitivity/tracking settings up too high.

System Preferences > Trackpad > Tracking speed (slide bar setting)
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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5580 on: January 14, 2019, 09:59:42 PM »
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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5581 on: January 14, 2019, 10:15:50 PM »
^ cheers - either on rawk or the Guardian or email
Well it's not going to be an issue where the mouse knows which website you're on or which program you're running ;)  Check that tracking speed setting, just in case......
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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5582 on: January 24, 2019, 10:26:49 PM »
If anyone happens to experience problems with Sierra/Mojave and memory, check out Omnidisk Sweeper. I upgraded to Mojave and all of a sudden something ate up 200GB of hard drive memory. I couldn't identify what file. It was under System. After using the program, I was able to locate and delete a huge, single file and got my memory back. It was related to Steam. Took me the best part of last weekend to solve it.

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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5583 on: March 9, 2019, 08:50:39 PM »
I bought one (late 2008 Macbook) for £20 from work to get better acquainted with OSX. It's sat on a shelf for about 3 years... but I've just successfully installed Windows onto it so it might now actually get some use.

And I can still sit in a cafť looking like a total poser, so that's something I guess?
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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5584 on: March 9, 2019, 08:58:47 PM »
What's the point if you're installing Windows on it really?
OSX is a much better, more stable and user friendly OS in my humble opinion.

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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5585 on: March 9, 2019, 09:19:47 PM »
I wouldn't claim one is inherently better than the other, but I've been a Windows user (and that includes professionally, as in running servers etc) for over 20 years now, and I've never been able to really get into OSX (and I'm the appointed Apple specialist at my school, after being sent on a 4 day 'how to use OSX' course). I don't have any other Apple devices, I don't have an iTunes account, I'm just not invested in any of it.

I will accept that the hardware is pretty nice and well made though, I doubt I could have picked up an 11 year old Windows laptop (that has at one time in its life served in a classroom environment) and got it working and feeling quite so nippy (I have put an SSD in which helps). I guess a lot of that is why you pay 3-4 times the prices in the first place.

Truthfully I was just testing out the process as we're going to be decommissioning some more Apple stuff soon and there's a chance of getting a 2012 iMac, which would be so much more useful to me with an OS I know how to use on it.
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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5586 on: March 10, 2019, 12:48:29 AM »
I bought one (late 2008 Macbook) for £20 from work to get better acquainted with OSX. It's sat on a shelf for about 3 years... but I've just successfully installed Windows onto it so it might now actually get some use.

And I can still sit in a cafť looking like a total poser, so that's something I guess?

Youíve successfully ruined a MacBook. Congrats.
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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5587 on: March 10, 2019, 08:31:20 AM »
Congrats.

Thanks! It was pretty easily actually, and I can't wait for the opportunity to do it on more recent, powerful kit.

Although I am down one paperweight now, which is a new problem.
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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5589 on: March 21, 2019, 02:30:08 PM »
I was just testing out the process as we're going to be decommissioning some more Apple stuff soon and there's a chance of getting a 2012 iMac, which would be so much more useful to me with an OS I know how to use on it.

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It does actually have a crack in the glass. but it doesn't affect operation as the LCD panel is fine.

Next on the list is 2010 Mac Pro but that won't be possible until summer at least...

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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5590 on: March 21, 2019, 02:33:04 PM »
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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5591 on: June 4, 2019, 12:30:47 PM »
The cheesegrater is back!



Some insane top end specs but with estimated insane prices to get them (one website guesses about $50,000 for the advertised topline).

Meh, spend £4k on an equivalent Windows desktop.
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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5592 on: June 4, 2019, 02:57:32 PM »
Meh, spend £4k on an equivalent Windows desktop.

Or just get the iMac Pro.

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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5593 on: June 5, 2019, 10:08:24 PM »
Question: the latest Macbook Air, has anyone tried to run FM19 on it?

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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5594 on: June 6, 2019, 10:47:53 AM »
FM19 is played on a 2013 MBA in our house so imagine it'd be fine.

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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5595 on: June 6, 2019, 12:50:13 PM »
FM19 is played on a 2013 MBA in our house so imagine it'd be fine.

Thanks. I may be able to buy a next to new MBA from a friend so I wanted to know, just in case.

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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5596 on: June 6, 2019, 08:03:10 PM »
The cheesegrater is back!



Some insane top end specs but with estimated insane prices to get them (one website guesses about $50,000 for the advertised topline).

Meh, spend £4k on an equivalent Windows desktop.

Looking at the specs of that top end version,can you get a PC with the exact same specs for as little as £4k ?
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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5597 on: June 7, 2019, 09:40:43 AM »
Can people stop polluting this thread with 'you can get a windows machine cheaper' - we know, and we still don't want them.

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Re: Macbook/Macbook Pro thread
« Reply #5598 on: June 7, 2019, 11:23:51 AM »
Looking at the specs of that top end version,can you get a PC with the exact same specs for as little as £4k ?

No chance.

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« Reply #5599 on: June 7, 2019, 12:06:47 PM »
Looking at the specs of that top end version,can you get a PC with the exact same specs for as little as £4k ?

That's a contradictory statement, but it does sort of give a hint that this Mac Pro probably spells the end of one era and begins another for Apple.

You can easily put together a PC system which smokes the performance of the base level Pro for far less money. You cannot though - without going to bespoke machine builders, achieve what Apple are offering at the higher end builds.

Apple's base Pro's have always offered something to tempt users who wanted that particular ecosystem, but this new Pro is double the starting price of the previous models (relative to inflation etc) and would be very difficult to justify over a stacked Macbook Pro with external display.

It seems to me that Apple has made a decision to focus on a very specific and profitable market where money is no object - Cinema, Television, Rendering and let small businesses and design houses make some awkward decisions about where they go next with IT procurement. We're going to phase out all the majority of the machines that use FCP here and transition to Avid / PC because it's so much more cost effective for us.