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What if Apple discontinues the Mac product line?

There are are a lot rumor’s around the Internet, that might discontinues the Mac product line. Most rumor’s says, that the Mac will be phased out and will be replaced by powerful new iPad’s.

Most of these rumor’s are driven by the latest iPad Pro commercial, where a girl with iPad Pro is asking “What’s a computer?” at the end.

But what if Apple decides to discontinue the Mac product line? A question I can answer for myself very easy and quickly: The iPad (Pro) is great, but it will never replace my computer! And I know a lot of companies that see it the same way. In my case a lot of development stuff and virtualisation is a point that will keep me using a computer, for many companies I know Applications are a key asset.
Agencies or web developers (both heavy mac users) need powerful applications, like Adobes creative cloud products. I agree: There are iOS versions of some, but no way to replace the full blown desktop version of them!

Howto fix the MacOS High Sierra blank root password flaw

A vulnerability within MacOS High Sierra was discoverd: It allowes logins and/or changes to critical Settings with the Superuser (root) without a password.
I’m sure that Apple is already working on a permanent fix for that, until then you should safe your Mac!

Howto fix the macOS blank root password Security issue?

  1. Open ‘Terminal’ or ‘iTerm2’
  2. Type ‘sudo passwd root’
  3. Type your (User) password
  4. Select a strong password for root (and repeat it)

MacBook Pro 2016 with Touch Bar

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I have switched to the new MacBook Pro 13” (With Touch Bar) a few days ago. Here is my opinion after the first few days 😉

MacBook Pro 2016
MacBook Pro 2016

I decided to get the 13” cause, I want an ultra portable system, cause I carry it with me every day and the weight counts for me. And the 13” model weights just 1,37 kg instead of the 1,83 kg of the 15” model.

My MacBook has the 3.3 GHz i7 with two cores (Turbo Boost up to 3,6 GHz) and 16GB of RAM. Another Upgrade was the SSD: I have the 512GB PCIe, that is enough for me.

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