Posts tagged with 'macbook'


Updating to Macbook Air to macOS Sierra

Despite being, essentially, a Windows developer, I do own a Mac, specifically a mid-2013 MacBook Air. I use it … occasionally, let us say, mostly for iOS development. One day, there may be more to it, but that relaxed rationale is about it for now. Anyway, Apple just released macOS Sierra , the latest operating system for Macs (they’ve moved from the OS X name to macOS to match their taxonomy for iOS and watchOS). For my own purposes I wanted to quickly note how I did it, since every time I try this...

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Installing Yosemite like a pro

Way back when, I bought a black MacBook and an iPod Touch. I was – har, har – going to learn how to write Objective-C and earn millions selling apps. You know the kind of thing: Learn Objective-C … PROFIT!!!! Except Objective-C is a right royal pain in the neck – and this is coming from someone who loves JavaScript. Anyway, after a year or so, I had a better plan: use a Mac as my main laptop and get used to the Mac way. I bought a unibody 13-inch MacBook Pro, mid-2010 version...

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Bye-bye, MacBook Pro; Hello, Dell XPS 15z

After some 8 months of really trying to use it as my main machine for everything I do, I’m converting my MacBook Pro back into a Mac OS X only machine. In replacement, I just received a Dell XPS 15z. The brief history went like this. Back in October last year, I thought I’d try using a Mac as my main machine. Hence I bought a 13 inch MacBook Pro, bought AppleCare, decked it out with 8GB RAM and a 500GB Seagate hybrid drive, installed Mac OS X as the main OS, and VMware’s Fusion...

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MacBook hardware update

I have a second-hand black MacBook that I bought some 12 months ago (it's just over 2 years old by now, well outside any warranty) so that I could experiment writing iPhone apps. It's served me well. The only update I've made to it so far is to upgrade to Snow Leopard (OS 10.6), but it's about time I did some further upgrades, hardware related this time. So last week I ordered 4GB (2 * 2GB) of DDR2 laptop memory to replace the 2GB already present. I ferreted around in my little pile of orphaned laptop...

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