Monthly Archives: April 2015

MacBook Pro Video Replacement Program

Hi Everybody,

I just wanted to remind you that as Rochester MN locally owned Apple Authorized Service Provider we would be able to evaluate your MacBook Pro for video issues and see if it would qualify for this program. If it does Apple would replace the failing part under an Apple warranty for free. You can visit either our South Broadway location at 2650 S Broadway Suite 300 or call 507-529-9600 or visit our North location at 1608 Highway 52 N in the Hillcrest Shopping Center or call 507-258-4572 to setup an appointment today

For more information you can read more about the program by clicking the link below

http://www.apple.com/support/macbookpro-videoissues/

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Computer Resource Center is Rochester,MN locally owned Apple Authorized Service Provider

Is your Mac or PC system just not acting right? Is it freezing up or slow? Are you getting the spinning wheel alot more frequently than what you used to? We provide both in warranty and out of warranty repairs for your Apple desktop or laptop systems. For your PC needs we provide virus removal and malware cleanup. Give us a call today at eithor of our locations. Our North shop is in the HillCrest Shopping Center and can be reached at 507-258-4572 or our South Broadway location can be reached at 507-529-9600.

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Apple 12″ MacBooks are having setup assistant issues

It looks like there are issues with the setup assistant when creating a new account for the new MacBook 12″ Retina. It sounds like after you connect to a network and continue you get what appears to be a freeze up. If you’ve already told the laptop to connect to your network you may just want it to proceed even if it takes 30 minutes for it to start responding. Otherwise you can tell it not to connect to your wifi network or unplug the ethernet to usb adapter and skip that particular initial setup.

You can read more about it from Apple:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204755

Google is discontinuing YouTube on older iOS and Apple TVs

It appears that Google will no longer function on Apple TVs and older iOS devices starting tomorrow. If you are running iOS 7 or later than you will be safe but if it’s iOS 6 or earlier you’ll have to visit the mobile youtube website. If you have an AppleTV you will be out of luck because there is no safari web browser on those. It doesn’t look like it is just with Apple devices it also appears it will be with some Google TV devices, game consoles and more.

You can read more about it here:

http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/04/20/google-to-discontinue-youtube-support-on-older-ios-devices-apple-tvs

Rochester, MN locally owned Apple Authorized Service Provider

Is your Mac or PC system just not acting right? Is it freezing up or slow? Are you getting the spinning wheel alot more frequently than what you used to? We provide both in warranty and out of warranty repairs for your Apple desktop or laptop systems. For your PC needs we provide virus removal and malware cleanup. Give us a call today at eithor of our locations. Our North shop is in the HillCrest Shopping Center and can be reached at 507-258-4572 or our South Broadway location can be reached at 507-529-9600.

Apple enables NVM Express protocol

It looks like in the latest 10.10.3 update Apple has enabled a protocol called Non-Volatile Memory Express or NVMe for short. This protocol is designed for SSD drives and is to replace the current AHCI protocol. It appears that the new 12″ MacBook with Retina Display will be the first model to use this new protocol so if you’re hoping to take advantage of this on any of the older systems it looks like you are out of luck.

You can read more about it here:

http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/04/11/apple-enables-nvm-express-protocol-for-faster-ssd-performance-with-os-x-10103

New 3D flash memory means bigger flash drives

It looks like Intel and Micron have come up with a way to increase the limit of flash storage to more than the current 1 TB size. This could mean that a 2.5 inch SSD drive could have a 10 TeraByte capacity. It seems the way to do this is to stack the layers vertically and this can potentially triple the capacity.

You can read more about it at AppleInsider:

http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/03/27/intel-microns-new-3d-flash-memory-could-mean-cheaper-larger-storage-for-apples-macs-ios-devices

Boot Camp is losing Windows 7 Support on new Apple models

It looks like Apple is going to remove Windows 7 support in Boot Camp on the new on the new refreshed models for the MacBook and MacBook Air. I get that Apple would try and phase out a Windows OS that came out in 2009 but it is still the most popular Windows OS since Windows XP. It looks like if you want to continue to run it on your Mac you will need to use something like VMware Fusion or Parallels. Either of those solutions do a great job and don’t require your Apple system to reboot from windows into the Mac OS or vice versa.

You can read more about it from MacRumors here: http://www.macrumors.com/2015/03/20/new-macbook-pro-air-no-windows-7-bootcamp/