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    While we have you here - do you need Flash? It's...

    While we have you here - do you need Flash? It's blocked by default on Safari, Chrome... not sure about Firefox, etc.

    It's inherently insecure. And as you've seen, it's now a key vehicle for...
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    As the OP noted, much of those are tied to the...

    As the OP noted, much of those are tied to the old Microsoft Office install. Microsoft's recommended method for uninstalling the suite is just to drag it to the trash:



    I'd be surprised if...
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    I'm enjoying "For All Mankind" - the reimagining...

    I'm enjoying "For All Mankind" - the reimagining of the USA / Soviet space race, in which the USSR made it to the moon before Neil Armstrong. Created by Ron Moore, the fellow who helmed the...
  4. Apple's link to download Mojave from the Mac App...

    Apple's link to download Mojave from the Mac App Store: LINK
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    Comments above from forum members helpful and...

    Comments above from forum members helpful and should be taken to heart.

    That said, you have a machine that can do a heckuva lot of stuff, even if it can't go beyond 10.11.

    Do a "needs...
  6. Some helpful info from an Apple Support document...

    Some helpful info from an Apple Support document on Recovery mode, and the options for OS restore...

    Command (⌘)-R
    Reinstall the latest macOS that was installed on your Mac (recommended).
    ...
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    Also FYI - apparently today's software update has...

    Also FYI - apparently today's software update has fixed the popping sound issue...

    macOS 10.15.2 Update solved the "Popping" issue on my 16-inch MBP (Reddit)
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    Good point, ferrarr.... FWIW, I've used various...

    Good point, ferrarr.... FWIW, I've used various content blockers over the years, and have settled on just one, which seems to provide enough for my needs: Ghostery.
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    Ian - good find! Just for clarity, note that...

    Ian - good find! Just for clarity, note that this does not apply to Mac computers, only "iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch".
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    Does Oracle's Java installer still have that damn...

    Does Oracle's Java installer still have that damn "Ask" adware that it attempts to install by default?
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    I'm another one of those multi-tab types...

    I'm another one of those multi-tab types (currently 17 tabs across 2 windows). It's essential to my workflow too.

    Safari has been my browser of choice since the day it appeared. That said, there...
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    krs, thanks for weighing in. I should first note...

    krs, thanks for weighing in. I should first note that the link to AppleCare above applies to Japan (even though it's in English). Here's the link for Canadian AppleCare products.

    Apple's AppleCare...
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    nickyr, congrats on your new baby. And now, a...

    nickyr, congrats on your new baby.

    And now, a note of caution - did you get AppleCare?

    If it wasn't added at time of purchase, there's a limited window and a few hoops you need to jump...
  14. Have you given EtreCheck (https://etrecheck.com)...

    Have you given EtreCheck a try? It's helpful in diagnosing issues...
  15. FWIW, All of my gear is now on Mojave, and likely...

    FWIW, All of my gear is now on Mojave, and likely to stay there for the foreseeable future. There were initial concerns with Mojave causing data loss in some scenarios, but after a few dot-updates,...
  16. Once every 6 months or so I used to run ClamXav...

    Once every 6 months or so I used to run ClamXav on my Mac... all it ever found were macro viruses inside Word files sent to me by Windows users LOL.

    There's lots to look for... just nothing that...
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    I can confirm the same issue on my son's iMac. ...

    I can confirm the same issue on my son's iMac.

    Rather than contaminate my system with Microsoft's Silverlight, we just use Chrome whenever we need to view Netflix on that computer.
  18. I'm the family genealogist, and my pet project...

    I'm the family genealogist, and my pet project (and peeve for all of my relatives) is the preservation of old family photographs. It's a bit of an obsession - but, one that has merit. A good friend...
  19. I can also offer real-world feedback of Mojave on...

    I can also offer real-world feedback of Mojave on old hardware: My 2014 MBP died, and I fell back onto a 2013 MacBook Air, 1.3ghz i5 processor. Not exactly a powerhouse. Mojave performs...
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    I don't think I've ever heard a Mac laptop "beep"...

    I don't think I've ever heard a Mac laptop "beep" relating to battery issues. Bad RAM, yes. Firmware update, yes. But not a battery issue.

    I've had three or four Mac laptops fry the DC i/o...
  21. I've run into the same problem, and went with...

    I've run into the same problem, and went with LibreOffice (the frequently updated OpenOffice branch, now that OpenOffice is no longer being updated). Home | LibreOffice - Free Office Suite - Fun...
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    Sticky: Patrick - yes indeed. The Mayor was a helpful...

    Patrick - yes indeed. The Mayor was a helpful presence.

    Cumberland County - if you're ever in the neighbourhood.... ;)
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    Sticky: Hello folks, Mark here. Refugee from another Mac...

    Hello folks, Mark here. Refugee from another Mac forum that came to be too political.

    Looking forward to focusing on Mac / iPhone issues of the day, and maybe a little bit of Newton nostalgia.
    ...
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    Sticky: Man, I haven't heard that in... a loooooong time....

    Man, I haven't heard that in... a loooooong time. A really great production. Deserves a nice set of headphones and a quiet, dark place to really enjoy it. Even better if you have the option to put it...
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    Should work! Your iMac...

    Should work! Your iMac has the ability to mirror or extend the desktop to an external monitor via "a Mini DisplayPort, which supports an external display up to 30" (2560x1600). This model also...
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