macOS Mojave

Apple Mac Support in Frome Somerset UK

“Get off your horse and drink your milk” … Steve Jobs

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Don’t install the new macOS Mojave 10.14 just yet, this is very important if you are Fatboy Slim (Serato DJ Pro doesn’t work), this also applies to proper musicians and recording podcasters using equipment purchased in 2018.

You are strongly advised to call for immediate support 077 3443 5064

January 2019 Update: Actually Fatboy, you can go ahead and install Mojave now and update to Serato DJ Pro 2.0.5, everything works fine. You’ll be very pleased when you upgrade. There’s a great new way to deal with all those files on your cluttered desktop, its a bit like smart mailboxes on email, you’ll either tear your hair out or get the idea pretty quick, its up to you. Dark mode looks great on stage too.

Small Note

If you cannot install macOS Mojave (10.14) then you should ensure you are up to date with macOS High Sierra (10.13.6) and use a (paid for) VPN.

So what’s it all about for the rest of us?

Nothing much really. Don’t bother to update and you’ll probably be ok for a bit. Just don’t click on anything that you don’t completely understand and never ever ever ask someone else or a non-Apple computer program to remember your passwords. If you update to macOS Mojave your computer will make sure you know all your passwords (because it will deliberately forget them all), this is true even if you’ve got 1Password / Iknowallyoursecrets / you’vebeentotallyhacked dot app. Now is a good time to buy a new moleskin notepad and write down all your important email addresses, usernames and passwords, such as iCloud, iTunes, AppleID, Gov.UK details etc. If anyone else knows these passwords then you are doing it all wrong.

macOS Mojave may alert you that some of your older Applications are broken and won’t work with the next macOS update. This is an advanced warning that you are using the wrong Apps and should find a different way to use your computer. Try Pages and Numbers, for example and stop using Flash and Adobe with your AppleID.

macOS Mojave – The Verdict

Its ok, update and keep up. Eventually we might get there. Its still Unix at the core; onion skin layers protecting your data so you don’t have to, smiling on your behalf, forty years of artificial intelligence and all you have to do is remember your password.

Top Tip: If you are still using a hooky version of Adobe Photoshop try out Affinity Photo  for less than fifty quid!

Those without the means, password retrieval skills or inclination to update please learn how you can be secure online and minimise risk by enjoying country music. Also, call Fromester.