Apr 06
MacFixIt has long been the holy grail of Mac information.
It was started by Ted Landau many years ago and was taken over by Topher Kessler when Ted retired some years ago.
You may remember the famous website with the Mac bomb!
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Unfortunately, CNET has pulled the plug on it.
Topher has started a new website which is superb.

If you have been a keen follower of MacFixit over the years, please head over to this new website and Forum at   MacIssues.

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It is superb, and is full of information for all levels of Mac users. There is a link to it on the HBMUG website (and I am very proud to say that you will see a link to HBMUg on the MacIssues site  too.)

www.macissues.com

It is now THE one stop shop for Mac help.

Please tell all your  Mac friends about this new website.

Jan 24
Apple is celebrating 30 years since the Apple Macintosh was introduced.  http://www.apple.com/                         http://9to5mac.com/2014/01/24/apple-takes-over-its-homepage-to-celebrate-30-years-of-mac-with-accompanying-video-timeline-and-poll/

Watch the video     http://www.apple.com/30-years/

In addition to interviews with the press, Apple is celebrating 30 years of Mac with a full-bleed graphic on its homepage, which links to a minisite that plots how the Mac evolved over the years. The message says that Apple made the Macintosh with a promise to get “the power of technology .. in the hand of everyone”. “This promise has been kept.”, it reads. The dedicated minisite depicts a (scrollable) timeline of the major models of Mac since 1984, spanning the PowerBook, the iMac and ending with the Retina MacBook Pro and the brand new Mac Pro.

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Jan 05

Apple has released the new Flagship Mac Pro    http://www.apple.com/au/mac-pro/

http://9to5mac.com/2013/12/24/small-fast-and-in-a-league-of-its-own-the-early-mac-pro-verdicts-are-in/ 

http://9to5mac.com/2014/01/04/apple-mac-pro-unboxing-detailled-overview-benchmarks/

http://9to5mac.com/2013/12/31/ifixit-teardown-praises-new-mac-pro-for-repairability-upgradability/

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Nov 08

Apple has released Mavericks, the latest operating system. No longer named after big cats, the OS enters anew era named after Californian surf beaches

http://www.apple.com/au/osx/

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http://www.apple.com/au/osx/advanced-technologies/

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Nov 08

Apple has updated the MacBook pro range with retina screens, faster processors and new technologies to improve performance and battery life

http://www.apple.com/au/macbook-pro/    macbook-pro-retina-hero-l-201310

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Sep 27

Apple launches faster iMacs with 802.11ac WiFi, Pro graphics, improved Flash

“iMac continues to be the example that proves how beautiful, fast and fun a desktop computer can be,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Inside its ultra-thin aluminum enclosure, the new iMac has the latest Intel processors, faster graphics, next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi and faster PCIe flash storage.”The entry-level 21.5-inch iMac features a 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor and new Iris Pro graphics for unprecedented levels of integrated graphics performance. The high-end 21.5-inch model and both 27-inch models feature quad-core Intel Core i5 processors up to 3.4 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce 700 series graphics with twice the video memory and up to 40 percent faster performance than the previous generation.* Customers looking for the ultimate in performance can upgrade to quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 3.5 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M series graphics with up to 4GB of video memory.

The new iMacs also include improvements to flash storage and the Fusion Drive:

The updated iMac now features support for PCIe-based flash storage that makes Fusion Drive and all-flash storage options up to 50 percent faster than the previous generation.* The popular Fusion Drive option combines the large storage capacity of a hard drive with the high performance of flash to deliver shorter boot times and faster access to apps and files. Customers can configure their iMac with a 1TB or 3TB Fusion Drive, and all-flash storage options are now available in configurations up to 1TB. iMac comes standard with 8GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive, and customers can choose to configure their iMac with up to 32GB of memory and up to a 3TB hard drive. iMac also comes with two Thunderbolt and four USB 3.0 ports for connecting to external storage and other high performance peripherals.

 

 

Jul 01

At the WWDC last month, Apple introduced blisteringly fast MacBook Airs with all day battery life.

http://9to5mac.com/2013/06/30/review-13-inch-macbook-air-mid-2013/

Larger SSD storage up to 512GB is now available

Jun 04

The Sixty and Better group celebrated it’s 3rd birthday today. About 20 members enjoyed an interesting meeting with lots of member participation.

May 14

On the 2nd May 2013, The Hervey Bay Mac Users Group celebrated it’s 5th anniversary after inception in 2008. A very interesting meeting was held featuring a superb presentation by Darren, who showed us all how he manages his family’s multiple Macs, iPads, iPhones and iPods at home. At the interval, a birthday cake was enjoyed by those members present.

Bottom, Darren gives his presentation using his iPhone to control his iPad connected to the projector.

Middle, left to right, Doe, (Treasurer) Ken and Darren (Founder Members)

May 18

HBMUG celebrated it’s 4th Anniversary on Thursday 3rd May 2012. the Group was formed by myself, Darren and Ben in my house, May 2008. We moved to the RSL in September 2008 when all the members could no longer fit into my lounge room. It has proved an excellent and popular venue. In July this year, our daytime meeting which meets at 60 and better, Dan Dinna House will celebrate it’s 2nd birthday.

From left to right, Doe, Ken, Darren, Noela and Peter.

Some of the members

Our birthday cake.