JPAlbert

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  • The 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro's are fraught with keyboard problems. When the keyboard breaks (typically one or more keys stop working or start typing multiple characters with a single press), it ...
  • OP: If you are going to lay out the $$$$ for a 1tb SSD, there's no need for a fusion drive. YOU DO NOT WANT THAT. Actually, you can't get it anyway, because a fusion drive (2tb example) has a 128gb ...
  • Does your iMac have: - a platter-based hard drive? or - a fusion drive? or - an SSD?
  • "Question... what kind of files would simply be called "Other" by Mac's Disk Utility app, and how do I find such files and move them off my hard drive?" Important question: Do you use Time Machine? ...
  • OP wrote: "I should have been more specific on what I'm seeing. When I run disk utility from the High Sierra installer thumb drive, as soon as I select the SSD in the left hand column, the ...
  • To build on Tom N's post above: You can still buy the 2015-design MacBook Pro 15" (with integrated graphics) BRAND NEW from Apple. They are not "easy to find". - Go to ...
  • OP wrote: "that's why I am thinking of getting it." Do you do much vlogging, or do you intend to do it? In that case, you might consider the 77d over the 80d. The 77d has in-body image ...
  • Just about any SSD will do. I would recommend you stay at around 500gb or so -- not worth spending more $$$. The "change out" is easy, about 15 minutes with a Phillips #00 and a TORX T-6. More time ...
  • OP asked: "any advice and how to make it go completely black until i wake it?" Yup. Power everything down at night. Turn it all back on in the morning. Do this, and you won't be bothered by any ...
  • If you're booting and running the Mini from the internal 5400rpm hard drive... well... that ain't the way to do it. You've been "doin' it wrong" since you've owned the thing. You SHOULD take the ...
  • I'd suggest an Apple-refurbished 2015-design MacBook Pro 13". These aren't much more expensive than the "non-Pro" MacBooks, and have proven to be very useful and durable laptops. They have a full ...
  • Get the 2015 MacBook Pro (you can still buy the 15" as a "newly-built" item, the MBP 13" are only available as Apple Refurbs). - It has more power - It has an actual file system (useful for the ...
  • My opinion only, and others will disagree, but I'd suggest one of these two: 1. Wait for the 2018 MacBook Pros and see how they look or 2. Buy a 2015-design MBPro (either brand-new from Apple or ...
  • I, too, would suggest a look at the 77d. It has 2 full control dials instead of 1 control dial and "pushbuttons". Video has (electronic) image stabilization, too.
  • I like my 77d as well. I was originally out test-shopping for the 80d, happened to see the 77d on the shelf. I picked it up and preferred it to the 80d immediately, both for the lighter weight and ...
  • My vote goes to the 2015 MacBook Pro. More powerful machine, SD card slot, too. If you need more storage, add it via a USB3 external SSD.
  • I use Yasu now and then to clean caches, run the cron jobs, etc.: https://yasuformac.com Works fine. It's a Mac -- you don't need anti-virus protection because there has never been a Mac OS X virus ...
  • Can you keep the old one going another 2, 3 or 4 months? There should be a 2018 MacBook Pro by mid-late summer. I don't recommend the 2017 models -- they have a high incidence of keyboard problems ...
  • If your friend is interested in the EF-S 10-18, and is willing to buy "Canon refurbished", and is patient, he could get a very good deal. I paid $189 for one (Canon refurbished during one of their ...
  • "Will I see any difference with a Retina display compared to the 2011?" We can't really answer this for you. It's a personal thing. The only way you're going to know is to go to an Apple Store or ...
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