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How to Check for Updates on a Mac?

How to Check for Updates on a Mac?

How to Check for Updates on a Mac?

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Click the Apple button in the upper-left corner of your screen and then clicking About This Mac. You should be staring at the General tab of the About This Mac window. If so, click the Software Update button, which will launch the System Preferences to check for updates.

PC Expert Services provides Mac Certified Repair on MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Pro and iMac computers in Irvine, Orange County. 

Apple leaks new Logic Pro X Live Loops feature

Apple leaks new Logic Pro X Live Loops feature

Apple leaks new Logic Pro X Live Loops feature
Apple leaks new Logic Pro X Live Loops feature

This screenshot shows an as-yet unreleased version of Logic Pro X.
Photo: Apple

Sometime before this past weekend, Apple posted a screenshot of what is presumably an upcoming new version of Logic Pro X, its pro music-creation app, onto its education page. It shows a brand new feature, previously only seen in the iOS version of GarageBand: Live Loops. Live Loops is a way to trigger music clips live, on-the-fly, so you can create music like a DJ.

And the Logic version looks great. And more importantly, it finally adds Apple’s take on the Session View from Logic’s biggest rival, Ableton Live.

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The leak

The screenshot seen here was noticed on Apple’s Education site over the weekend by Reddit user logic-thrw-1892. It has since been replaced by Apple.

 

Logic Pro X Live Loops

Like GarageBand’s Live Loops, the Logic Pro X version presents a grid of audio clips. You can drop in drum loops, music loops, and one-shot clips (a vocal sample, for example). Then, you trigger these clips by clicking on them (or tapping them, in GarageBand for iPad). All clips are launched so they play in time with the song, and you can record the performance, which adds those clips to a familiar timeline version of the song.

Apple won’t repair your ‘obsolete’ iPhone 5 any more

Apple won’t repair your ‘obsolete’ iPhone 5 any more

Apple won’t repair your ‘obsolete’ iPhone 5 any more
Apple won’t repair your ‘obsolete’ iPhone 5 any more
The iPhone 5 may be 6 years old at this point, but for many Apple fans this remains one of the greatest iPhone models ever built, and a genuine classic.

Sadly, there’s a bit of bad (if predictable) news from Apple: According to the company’s latest update of “vintage” and “obsolete” devices, the iPhone 5 is now considered too old for Apple repairs.

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No more repairs

The official difference between “vintage” and “obsolete” largely comes down to differing legal requirements around the world, where laws require differing levels of support for older products. For most places, however, these terms are largely interchangeable in terms of what it actually means for customers.

As Apple notes on its official website, “Owners of iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac products may obtain service and parts from Apple or Apple service providers for 5 years after the product is no longer manufactured — or longer where required by law … Apple has discontinued all hardware service for obsolete products with no exceptions. Service providers cannot order parts for obsolete products.”

The iPhone 5 was officially discontinued on September 10, 2013 after the announcement of the iPhone 5s and 5c. The iPhone 5c did feature virtually the same internal hardware as the iPhone 5, but — if we’re reading the rules correctly — it seems that the iPhone 5 is unlikely to be eligible for repairs in most places.

Unfortunately, with the abandonment of the iPhone SE, this has been a bit of a sad year for fans of the iPhone 5 form factor. While the iPhone 5s, 5c and iPhone SE will be supported for repairs for a bit longer, this is one more step toward the end of the road for one of the greatest ever iPhone designs.

Of course, there are always independent third-party repair shops you could try like PC Expert Services. We repair iPhones and iPads here in Irvine.

Source: Apple

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Is your MacBook Battery not working?

We can Repair your MacBook Battery and fix your MacBook problem.

MacBook Batteries can fail for many reasons and can be caused by physical damage, overheating, liquid spills or age. In most cases MacBook battery problems are fixable by hiring PC Expert Services to repair or replace the MacBook battery. If your MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air exhibits any issues with the battery, just drop off your MacBook for a FREE evaluation at our Irvine drop off location.

No matter what kind of issues your MacBook battery has, we, at PC Expert Services, can fix your MacBook battery for a flat-rate in Irvine in 2 to 5 business days.

Drop off your MacBook if you are looking for permanent solutions for your MacBook battery repair.

 

Top Reasons to have your repair done by PC Expert Services in Irvine

  • We use grade A+ parts.
  • Quick turnaround time
  • Local Repair done by Apple Certified Tech.
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty on all repairs.

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MacBook Logic Board Repair Irvine – PC Expert Services – PCExpertServices.com

MacBook Logic Board Repair Irvine – PC Expert Services

Is your MacBook Logic Board not working?

We can Repair your MacBook Logic Board and fix your MacBook problem.

MacBook Logic Boards can fail for many reasons and can be caused by physical damage, overheating, liquid spills or age. In most cases MacBook logic board problems are fixable by hiring PC Expert Services to repair the MacBook logic board. If your MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air exhibits any issues with the logic board, just drop off your MacBook for a FREE evaluation at our Irvine drop off location.

No matter what kind of issues your MacBook Logic Board, we, at PC Expert Services, can fix your MacBook Logic Board for a flat-rate in Irvine in 3 to 7 business days.

Drop off your MacBook if you are looking for permanent solutions for your MacBook laptop.

 

Top Reasons to have your repair done by PC Expert Services in Irvine

  • We use grade A+ parts.
  • Quick turnaround time
  • Local Repair done by Apple Certified Tech.
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty on all repairs.

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Find the right Power Adapter and Cable for your MacBook

Find the right Power Adapter and Cable for your MacBook

Find the right Power Adapter and Cable for your MacBook

Learn which power adapter, cable, and plug works with your MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air computer.

Power adapters for Mac notebooks are available in 29W, 30W, 45W, 60W, 61W, 85W, 87W, and 96W varieties. You should use the appropriate wattage power adapter for your Mac notebook. You can use a compatible higher wattage power adapter without issue, but it won’t make your computer charge faster or operate differently. If you use a power adapter that is lower in wattage than the adapter that came with your Mac, it won’t provide enough power to your computer.

Mac notebooks that charge via USB-C come with an Apple USB-C Power Adapter with detachable AC plug (or “duckhead”), and a USB-C Charge Cable. 

Mac notebooks that charge via MagSafe come with an AC adapter with MagSafe connector and detachable AC plug, and an AC cable.

The images below show the style of adapter that comes with each MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air. If you’re not sure which model Mac you have, use these articles:

USB-C

Apple 29W or 30W USB-C Power Adapter and USB-C Charge Cable

 

  • MacBook models introduced in 2015 or later

Apple 30W USB-C Power Adapter and USB-C Charge Cable

  • MacBook Air models introduced in 2018 or later

Apple 61W USB-C Power Adapter and USB-C Charge Cable

 

  • 13-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2016 or later

Apple 87W USB-C Power Adapter and USB-C Charge Cable

 

  • 15-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2016 or later

Apple 96W USB-C Power Adapter and USB-C Charge Cable

 

  • 16-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2019

Make sure you’re using the correct USB-C charge cable

For the best charging experience, you should use the USB-C charge cable that comes with your Mac notebook. If you use a higher wattage USB-C cable, your Mac will charge normally but you won’t see an increase in charging speed. USB-C cables rated for 29W or 30W will work with any USB-C power adapter, but won’t provide enough power when connected to a power adapter that is more than 30W, such as the 61W USB-C Power Adapter.

You can verify that you’re using the correct version of the Apple USB-C Charge Cable with your Mac notebook and its USB-C AC Adapter. The cable’s serial number is printed on its external housing, next to the words “Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China.” 

  • If the first three characters of the serial number are C4M or FL4, the cable is for use with the Apple 29W or 30W USB-C Power Adapter.
  • If the first three characters of the serial number are DLC, CTC, FTL, or G0J, the cable is for use with a USB-C Power Adapter of any wattage.
  • If the cable says “Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China” but has no serial number, you might be eligible for a replacement USB-C charge cable.

You can verify that you’re using the correct version of the Apple USB-C Charge Cable with your Mac notebook and its USB-C AC Adapter. The cable’s serial number is printed on its external housing, next to the words “Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China.”

MagSafe 2

85W MagSafe power adapter with MagSafe 2 style connector

 

  • 15-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2012 through 2015later

60W MagSafe power adapter with MagSafe 2 style connector

 

  • 13-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2012 through 2015

45W MagSafe power adapter with MagSafe 2 style connector

 

  • MacBook Air models introduced in 2012 through 2017

About the MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter

If you have an older MagSafe adapter, you can use it with newer Mac computers that have MagSafe 2 ports using a MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter (shown).

MagSafe “L” and “T” shaped adapters

60W MagSafe power adapter with "T" style connector

 

  • 13-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2009
  • MacBook models introduced in 2006 through mid 2009

60W MagSafe power adapter with "L" style connector

 

  • 13-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2010 through 2012
  • MacBook models introduced in late 2009 through 2010

85W MagSafe power adapter with "T" style connector

 

  • 15-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2006 through 2009
  • 17-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2006 through 2009

85W MagSafe power adapter with "L" style connector

 

  • 15-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2010 through 2012
  • 17-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2010 through 2011

45W MagSafe power adapter with "L" style connector

 

  • 13-inch MacBook Air models introduced in 2008 through 2011*
  • 11-inch MacBook Air models introduced in 2010 through 2011

* Adapters that shipped with the MacBook Air (Original), MacBook Air (Late 2008), and MacBook Air (Mid 2009) are not recommended for use with MacBook Air (Late 2010) models. When possible, use your computer’s original adapter or a newer adapter.

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