mac OS High Sierra – Should You?

Should You Upgrade To Apple’s Latest OS Now?


To quote Apple, there are new technologies at the heart of the system to make your Mac more reliable, capable and responsive — and lay the foundation for future innovations. macOS High Sierra also refines the features and apps you use every day.  It’s macOS at its highest level yet.

But should you update straight away?

While it’s tempting to update to the latest and greatest you should take stock of all the apps that you use and ensure your software provider has updated their software to run on High Sierra.  Then you have to update any software that needs updating, that could be as easy as downloading an update but could involve purchasing updated software.

In short, be certain that you will have no compatibility issues before you update and make sure you have a backup too.  It is difficult and time-consuming to wind a system back to a previous OS especially if you don’t have a backup.

So now that that’s out of the way, on with the good stuff.

macOS High Sierra will be available on September 26, 2017 and who better to tell you all about it than Apple themselves?

Click here to see what Apple has to say about macOS High Sierra

If in doubt as to whether you should update or not?  Give the team at Macumen a call.


The World’s Gone Mad For iOS 11

A giant step for iPhone.  A monumental leap for iPad.


The bandwidth has been coping a hammering today by everyone updating to iOS 11, but what’s all the fuss about?

iOS 11 sets a new standard for what is already the world’s most advanced mobile operating system.  It makes iPhone better than before.  It makes iPad more capable than ever.  And now it opens up both to amazing possibilities for augmented reality in games and apps.  With iOS 11, iPhone and iPad are the most powerful, personal and intelligent devices they’ve ever been.

Click Here to see what Apple has to say about the update.  Following are a few of my favourites.

  • Do Not Disturb While Driving – iPhone can now sense when you might be driving and help keep you from being distracted by calls, text messages and notifications. People trying to message you can automatically be notified that you’re driving.
  • QuickType keyboard – Type with one hand tied behind your back.  Holding a coffee in one hand and your iPhone in the other? Simply touch and hold the emoji or globe key, select one-handed typing, and the keys will instantly move closer to your thumb.

  • The new Dock, bottom line, a more powerful way to work – The new Dock is a foundational change for iPad. It’s now available from any screen. So with just a swipe, you can open and switch apps instantly. And you can customise it with more of your favourites. Apps you’ve opened recently and apps that are currently open on your iPhone or Mac appear in the right side of the Dock.

If you haven’t updated already, it’s always a good idea to back up your phone or iPad first, just in case.