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MacStrategy is a web site with lots of free (technical) information and news about Apple products with a specific slant to Europe. Most Apple focused web sites are very USA centric so although we have useful information for American users, we do try to make sure the information we post is also relevant to European users. You can keep up with the latest news, information and software updates via our Twitter feed (see also the right hand column) and our blog (the link to our latest blog post is below). We have many reference articles including some great technical information on the site. Just take a look at our articles listed below, use the navigation menu or icons above or you can go straight to our recently updated/added article lists now.

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macOS 13 Ventura Combo Updates
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13th November - macOS 13 Ventura Third Party Product Compatibility Info
13th November - Preparing For macOS 13 Ventura
13th November - macOS 13 Ventura Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
26th October - macOS 13 Ventura Combo Updates
26th October - macOS 12 Monterey Combo Updates
26th October - macOS 11 Big Sur Combo Updates
26th September - Mac Security Article #7 - Older Operating Systems
9th September - iOS/iPadOS 16 Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
8th September - Apple TV 4K (2nd Generation) Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
8th September - Apple Watch SE Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
8th September - Apple Watch (Series 6) Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
8th September - Apple Watch (Series 5) Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
8th September - Apple Watch (Series 4) Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
8th September - Apple TV 4K (1st Generation) Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
8th September - Apple TV HD Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
5th September - macOS 12 Monterey Post Install Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
5th September - macOS 12 Monterey Third Party Product Compatibility Info
4th September - How To Obtain/Download macOS 12 Monterey
4th September - Preparing For macOS 12 Monterey or macOS Server for Monterey

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Articles Relating To macOS 13 (Ventura)

macOS 13 Ventura Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Preparing For macOS 13 Ventura
macOS 13 Ventura Third Party Product Compatibility Info
macOS 13 Ventura Combo Updates

Articles Relating To macOS 12 (Monterey)

macOS 12 Monterey Combo Updates
macOS 12 Monterey Third Party Product Compatibility Info
macOS 12 Monterey Post Install Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
macOS 12 Monterey Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Preparing For macOS 12 Monterey or macOS Server for Monterey
How To Obtain/Download macOS 12 Monterey
macOS Server for Monterey Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
How To Obtain/Download macOS Server for Monterey
iCloud Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Virtualising a physical Mac/hard disk/clone/disk image file
Virtualising OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Virtualising Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (Server)
Virtualising Adobe Creative Suite with Mac OS X / OS X / macOS
Virtualising OS X 10.11 El Capitan
Apple Photos for Mac Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
macOS / OS X Privacy Settings
Mac Security Article #6 - Networking/Internet/Online Shopping
Mac Security Article #5 User Names & Passwords including Apple IDs
Using the macOS Recovery Modes (10.7 or later)
Using the macOS Internet Recovery Mode (10.7 or later)
Mac Security Article Extra - For People Wearing Tinfoil Hats
Keeping Apple Software Products Up-To-Date
Mac Security Article #9 - System Integrity Protection (SIP)
Java (Security) For macOS / OS X / Mac OS X
Virtualising macOS 10.12 Sierra
OS X 10.7 Or Later Does Not Support Rosetta / PowerPC Software
Recommended macOS Applications and Utilities
Basic Networking 101
How To Repair Your Boot Disk's Permissions

Articles Relating To macOS 11 (Big Sur)

macOS 11 Big Sur Combo Updates
macOS 11 Big Sur Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
macOS Server for Big Sur Frequently Asked Questions
Preparing For macOS 11 Big Sur or macOS Server for Big Sur
How To Obtain/Download macOS 11 Big Sur
How To Obtain/Download macOS Server for Big Sur
Transition to Apple silicon Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
iCloud Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Virtualising a physical Mac/hard disk/clone/disk image file
Virtualising OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Virtualising Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (Server)
Virtualising Adobe Creative Suite with Mac OS X / OS X / macOS
Virtualising OS X 10.11 El Capitan
Apple Photos for Mac Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
macOS 11 Big Sur Post Install Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
macOS / OS X Privacy Settings
Apple File System (APFS)
macOS 11 Big Sur Third Party Product Compatibility Info
Mac Security Article #6 - Networking/Internet/Online Shopping
Mac Security Article #5 User Names & Passwords including Apple IDs
Using the macOS Recovery Modes (10.7 or later)
Using the macOS Internet Recovery Mode (10.7 or later)
macOS 32-Bit Applications Unsupported With macOS 10.15 And Later
Mac Security Article Extra - For People Wearing Tinfoil Hats
Keeping Apple Software Products Up-To-Date
Mac Security Article #9 - System Integrity Protection (SIP)
Java (Security) For macOS / OS X / Mac OS X
Virtualising macOS 10.12 Sierra
OS X 10.7 Or Later Does Not Support Rosetta / PowerPC Software
Recommended macOS Applications and Utilities
Basic Networking 101
How To Repair Your Boot Disk's Permissions
How To Create An External Installation Device
Formatting / Partitioning / (Securely) Erasing A Hard Disk Or Volume
Creating An Emergency Boot Drive For macOS
Additional Mac Storage/Backup/Media Server Configuration
Backing Up Your Data / Apple Computer
Mac Security Article #4 - Securing Data
Optimized Storage (macOS 10.12 Sierra and later)
Mac Security Article #2 - Software
Mac Security Article #8 - Gatekeeper
Mac Security Article #3 - Malware, Social Engineering and Scams
Configuring A (Mac) Computer For Use As A Media/iTunes Server
How To (Re)install macOS
How To Downgrade from a macOS System Update
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Special Notes About Large Hard Disks
Apple Macintosh macOS Security - List Of Articles


iOS/iPadOS 15 and 16 + iPhone/iPad/iPod touch Recently Updated Articles

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Articles Relating To Mac Security

Mac Security Article #7 - Older Operating Systems
Keeping Adobe Software Products Up-To-Date
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Mac Security Article #5 User Names & Passwords including Apple IDs
Keeping Microsoft Software Products Up-To-Date
Mac Security Article Extra - For People Wearing Tinfoil Hats
Keeping Apple Software Products Up-To-Date
Java (Security) For macOS / OS X / Mac OS X
Mac Security Article #1 - Physical
List Of Apple Products Affected By Broadpwn
Mac Security Article #4 - Securing Data
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macOS 12 Monterey Post Install Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Preparing For macOS 13 Ventura
macOS 13 Ventura Third Party Product Compatibility Info
macOS 13 Ventura Combo Updates
macOS Server for Monterey Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Preparing For macOS 12 Monterey or macOS Server for Monterey
How To Obtain/Download macOS 12 Monterey
How To Obtain/Download macOS Server for Monterey
macOS 12 Monterey Third Party Product Compatibility Info
macOS 12 Monterey Combo Updates
iOS/iPadOS 15 Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
macOS 12 Monterey Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
iOS/iPadOS 16 Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
macOS 13 Ventura Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Apple TV 4K (2nd Generation) Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
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Microsoft Office 2021 (365) Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
How To Obtain/Download macOS Server for Big Sur
macOS Server for Big Sur Frequently Asked Questions