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Essential Apple Podcast 175: An SSD and a Hackintosh Fail



Recorded May 11, 2020

A full house of guests this week as Suffolk Pete, MacJim, Nick Riley and Mark Chappell join me – other than the new MacBook Pro, we didn't really have much news, so we talked about Pete's SSD replacement in MacBook Air from 2014 and Nick's experiment in making a cheap Hackintosh.

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MARK CHAPPELL

JAMES ORMISTON

SUFFOLK PETE

  • On Twitter a while as @hermboy mostly about beer and footie

NICK RILEY

APPLE

  • Updated 13 inch MacBook Pro Butterfly Keyboard, Doubles Storage – TidBITS

SPECIAL REPORT

Suffolk Pete: A few months ago I bought MacBook Air 2014 as & # 39; broke & # 39; when I tried to encrypt SSD with FileVault. After talking to Mark on Suffolk Macs, I decided to replace 'blade style' SSD. A small survey soon showed that:

  1. Apple uses a completely proprietary chip in the 2104 model with a non-standard pin arrangement.
  2. Third-party manufacturers have started making adapters and even chips that mimic Apple SSD.
  3. Many people report problems using these third-party chips.

I decided to stick with an Apple SSD. My Go-To retail store is The Bookyard, they format and install OS X on it for you! I bought a 256 GB recycled module that was deducted from a working MBA and guaranteed for 3 months. This doubled my storage capacity as well. I had to buy the tools to take my back off the air, because although I have taken several Macs apart and have a lot of tools, Air uses 2.5mm 5-point Pentalobe screws. Thanks to iFixIt, I had a working MBA of 10.14 in about 15 minutes. Overall a good result!

HACKINTOSH

TECHNOLOGY

  • Major Thunderbolt security flaw found, affecting Macs sent 2011-2020 – 9to5 Mac
  • Microsoft Office apps on iPadOS will reportedly receive mouse support this fall – NeoWin
  • Facebook update crashes TikTok and other rivals – [BBC}(https://wwwbbccouk/news/technology-52572381)
  • Square launches Online Checkout to take PayPal – Venture Beat
  • Newton Mail will be saved by fans after it was saved , and closed again, by Essential – The Verge

SECURITY & PRIVACY

  • North Korean spies attack stealth trojans Macs – Tom's Guide

DEFEND A CHIRP / ESSENTIAL TIPS

  • FusionCast is a new macOS app to quickly turn podcast episodes into videos – 9to5 Mac

NEMO & # 39; s HARDWARE STORE

  • Urbanista just released the latest entry in its line of slim earphones, "London" earbuds with active noise canceling for an immersion ng I have experience. It has 25 hours of playing time and comes in a variety of four colors such as Dark Sapphire Blue and Rose Gold. Each Urbanista product has an urban aesthetic, with models named after metro cities such as New York, Athens and Brisbane. London earbuds give AirPods a run for the money at a more attractive price. It is terrific for travelers, young professionals and up-and-comers with a stylish vibe.
  • www.urbanista.com
  • London Press Release

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