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Community / Re: MyShetland - 2019
« Last post by Frances144 on April 23, 2019, 10:57:17 AM »
Tech / Re: Apple service?
« Last post by Xairbusdriver on April 22, 2019, 06:25:44 PM »
Another article about the T2 chip in the latest TidBITS, GEOFF DUNCAN 5 April 2019. Several important reasons why you might want to avoid any model which includes that chip. :Thinking:

Current iMac's do not have that chip, yet. The Mac Pro does, as well as 2018 iMac Mac mini's, MacBook Air's and MacBook Pro's.

If you still have the 'paperwork' from your previous deliveries, they might have serial numbers on them. Being shipped the same hardware all three times would be the logical reason for finding the same software on "them". Easiest way to check the serial number, short of using a magnifying gas on the turning the machine upside down (I think), is to open System Information... by clicking the black Apple icon and pressing the option key. The displayed window should have "Hardware" selected and the main section displaying various model info. The T2 presence is found in the "Controller" item in the sidebar of the Hardware section.
Tech / Re: Apple service?
« Last post by Paddy on April 22, 2019, 03:41:28 PM »
That's just peculiar, George - and I can't find any reference online to this happening to anyone else either. I've ordered many a refurbished Mac in my day and NONE of them have had anything on them - and certainly no NEW Mac has either. Truly bizarre to have it happen once - let alone three times.

Is there a reason you want the iMac Pro over a nicely spec'd iMac? The iMac Pro is really geared to those doing heavy duty processing, and particularly video. (Also good for those doing scientific stuff where any data corruption is unacceptable). But for most of us, they're overkill - and I say that as someone who does a lot of photo processing, too. Of course, there are a few other nice things about the iMac Pro (more ports, T2 etc.) but overall, I still think I'd probably opt for a regular 2019 27" model if I was looking to replace my 2014 model, which I'm not (yet).

I dunno - if you really want the iMac Pro, and order it and yet another one arrives with peculiarities indicating prior use, I'd push for more of a credit than the £80 and then just reformat the darn thing. :D (You did check that all three had different serial numbers, I'm assuming?)
Community / Re: MyShetland - 2019
« Last post by Frances144 on April 22, 2019, 11:30:57 AM »
Community / Re: Happy Easter
« Last post by krissel on April 22, 2019, 01:25:00 AM »
Thank you Frances. I feel the same about your two and four legged family. You have welcomed strangers into your life and given us many moments of insight, humor and peace.

Happy Easter! 
Community / Re: Happy Easter
« Last post by kimmer on April 21, 2019, 08:30:52 PM »
Happy Easter, Frances and all. Frances, the flowers are gorgeous. It's been a grand and glorious day here. Hope all of you had a good day.
Community / Re: MyShetland - 2019
« Last post by Frances144 on April 21, 2019, 11:07:02 AM »
Community / Happy Easter
« Last post by Frances144 on April 21, 2019, 05:31:49 AM »
A very happy Easter to all my friends on TechSurvivors and a huge thank you for your support and help over the years.  I appreciate it immensely (*** sniff ***).  You are my internet family.

Frances x
Tech / Re: how to hide desktop icons with swiping mouse
« Last post by jcarter on April 20, 2019, 03:54:42 PM »
Playing with other options, you all get me started on something fun, and I pursue it. There is no end of fun with Mac computers.
This is from the same trip. I promise I will go and start dinner, and stop playing with this.
Tech / Re: how to hide desktop icons with swiping mouse
« Last post by jcarter on April 20, 2019, 03:50:05 PM »
Im trying the other things on this Mission Control, and there is a key which says F3 way up on the top of keyboard. It works too, but I didnt bother with that one, but will from now on.
Yes, indeed, I learn something new here all the time.

This kind of takes the place of those picture frame thingies which people have in their living rooms showing all their pictures. My brother does this with a SD card you plug into the picture thing.  But doing it this way and transmitting the picture show from all of our 4 Mac household computers to the TV is much better.
We can choose the timing of how fast we want the pictures to change, and what album we want to use. I have my brother's pictures of the South Pacific islands too, so they will be fun to watch full screen on the TV.

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