MacBook Pro Unboxing Benchmark

MacBook Pro Unboxing Benchmark

This video & article will show you a MacBook Pro Unboxing Benchmark. You will find it helpful if you are in the market of buying a MacBook Pro.

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My After thoughts are that the MacBook Pro its a great laptop for web browsing some video editing, but still these MacBook’s lack a strong GPU for people who also want to do some Gaming. Another issue that I should mention is that heat is a problem on such s small computer as a result you will hear the fans spin up quite high when the laptop is under load. I have added these details in the video so you can hear the back ground noise that they make.
Mac OS Mojave light or dark featureis pretty cool too, it allows you to set your Mac OS to light or dark mode.

MacBook Pro Unboxing Benchmark

This model has the following specs:

Retina display
13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
500 nits brightness
Wide color (P3)
CPUs
2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz, with 64MB of eDRAM
Configurable to
2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.0GHz, with 64MB of eDRAM
Storage SSD
128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB
Memory
8GB or 16GB
Graphics
Intel 640, Intel 655
Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for:

Charging
DisplayPort
Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)
USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
Wifi
Bluetooth
720p FaceTime HD Camera
Stereo Speakers, Two Mics and 3.5 headphone jack

Battery
Up to 10 hours wireless web
Up to 10 hours iTunes movie playback
Up to 30 days of standby time
Built-in 54.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
61W USB-C Power Adapter
Size and Weight
Height: 0.59 inch (1.49 cm)
Width: 11.97 inches (30.41 cm)
Depth: 8.36 inches (21.24 cm)
Weight: 3.02 pounds (1.37 kg)3

MacOS Current Mojave
Apple MacBook Pro website.
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How to Download macOS Sierra

How to Download macOS Sierra

This video and article will show you how to download MacOS Sierra, which can be used at a later date to install on any Apple Mac computer.

Why would you want to download a copy of OS X Sierra? When you have an offline copy that means you can then install it on any Mac, so let’s say you wanted to sell your Mac wipe all the data that was on the local hard drive before you sold it you can go through it and reinstall the operating system with macOS Sierra.
Another good thing about having the offline copy is you can actually install it on other Mac’s, also Apple tends to update this software once a year so if you don’t download a copy at some stage and you wanted to reinstall this particular version of macOS you won’t be able to.

So to download macOS Sierra it’s straightforward all you need to do is open Safari and then go to the Apple website. Or you can use this link as a quick link. http://www.apple.com/macos/sierra/

Download macOS Sierra

You should then have a download or upgrade button. Click that and download the macOS Sierra app.

Download or Install MacOS Sierra

Once downloaded you should see the macOS Sierra app in the Applications menu. This is good news because you now have a copy of the software and its ready to be installed on to a USB.

macOS Sierra app

I will do a video of how to install macOS Sierra on USB too shortly, but basically if you wanted to install this on the USB lets say you had some problem with your Mac any wanted to do a fresh install, maybe it got a virus or something like that.
What you can do is follow my video will be on the 123myit.com website on how to extract this and put it onto a USB and then I’ll show you how to basically reload a Mac with a clean install with the new version of Mac OS X Sierra.

I hope this helps guys.
Cheers
Matt

Install Windows 8.1 on a Mac running OS X Yosemite

This video will show you how to Install Windows 8.1 on a Mac running OS X Yosemite. For this guide you will need the Windows 8.1 iSO file and an 8GB or larger USB drive.

Hi All
So the long awaited video of how to Install Windows 8.1 on a Mac running OS X Yosemite is finally here. I have tried to add in as much important tips as I could without making the video too long and I hope it helps those of you that run into some issues with the install.
The main issues people seem to get are:
* Windows iso file permission error. For some reason users get this issue with the Windows iso file is placed on the desktop. Its like Yosemite has permissions that doesn’t allow files on the desktop to be mounted for some reason. Copying the file to the users documents directory should fix this issue.

* GPT partition error. I have already setup a video with some tips on how to solve this GPT partitioning error. So click the link to the video if you are having issues with that. Hopefully those tips will get it working for you.

* Touchpad & Volume buttons don’t work. To solve this issue you will need to download the Windows support software or Boot Camp drivers. To do that click here for a link to download the this software for your model of Mac.

If you have any comments or questions please feel free to ask also if you need a copy of Windows 8.1 you can buy it through the 123myIT store or download the Preview copy from the 123myIT downloads page.

Yosemite OS X

Want to know more about Yosemite? Direct link to Apple here.

How to create an ISO file on a Mac

This video will show you how to create an ISO file on a Mac.

An ISO file is the Windows equivalent to the cdr file created by MAC systems.

Creating an ISO file on a MAC is a two step process. The following steps, outlined in the video, will guide you through the both steps of the process.

Creating the cdr file

Step 1: Insert the DVD

Step 2: Select Go / Utilities at the top of the window

create an ISO file on a MAC

Step 3: Open ‘Disk Utility’

Step 4: Click on Windows 8 DVD drive on the left of the window

create an ISO file on a MAC

Step 5: Click on ‘New Image’ at the top of the window

Step 6: Change the following;

  • ‘Image Format’ to DVD/CD Master
  • ‘Save As’ to desired output filename
  • ‘Where’ to desired destination for output file

create an ISO file on a MAC

Step 7: Click the ‘Save’ button on the bottom right of the window

create an ISO file on a MAC

The following steps will guide you through converting the completed cdr file to an ISO file.

Creating the ISO file on a MAC system

Step 1: Go to ‘Finder’ and type in terminal at the top of the window

create an ISO file on a MAC

Note: the following will require administration rights to complete.

Step 2: Type cd desktop and hit Return

Step 3: Type or copy/paste the following command *

hdiutil makehybrid -iso -joliet -o [filename].iso [filename].cdr

*Note: you will need to change both occurrences of [filename]. The first is the output filename, the second is the filename of the cdr file you just created.

create an ISO file on a MAC

Once the process in the terminal window is complete, simply click on the ISO file in your chosen location to view the contents.

 

Fix Error Your bootable USB drive could not be created

This video and article will show you how to Fix Error Your bootable USB drive could not be created.

Hi All
When installing Windows on a Mac I came across this error when I was trying to create a USB drive. The problem is the DVD is already mounted in Disk utility and when this is the case the Boot Camp Assistant cannot mount the DVD at the same time so you get this Error Your bootable USB drive could not be created.

Your bootable USB drive could not be created

The fix for this is pretty straight forward. You need to unmount the USB drive in order to get this to work. But also you will need to make a copy of that DVD so that you will be able to continue along with the setup.
If you want to know how to create a ISO or DMG file from a DVD then you can follow the 123myIT.com video here.
How to create an ISO file on a Mac

Once you have created your DMG or ISO file, you can then start the process again with the Boot Camp Assistant. However this time instead of selecting the DVD drive, go into your Documents folder and select the newly created DMG or ISO file. This should then allow you to continue on with the installation as normal and Fix Error Your bootable USB drive could not be created one and for all.

Users that have upgraded to Yosemite may also get this same error. If this is the case just follow the steps outlined above and you should hopefully resolve the same error.

If you want to see the official Apple page on how to create an ISO image file click on the link below.
Boot Camp: Creating an ISO image from a Windows installation DVD

Good luck
Matt

How to change the lock screen timeout on a Mac

This video will show you how to change the lock screen timeout on a Mac.

If you have a Mac and have set a password when you leave your Mac alone for a short time it will go into sleep mode or start the screen saver. Sleep mode is designed to save battery life and will start after a very short time. When you wake your Mac you will be prompted for your password.
Well you can tell your Mac how long you want this time out to be before you get prompted for your password. Some people might find it annoying to have to type their password in every few mins of non activity or they just might not need this security feature at all.

The picture below is of the Security and Privacy settings in your Mac settings.
Security and Privacy