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A Year in Review: The 10 Most Popular Rocket Yard Posts of 2018

If tag clouds were still a thing, the 2018 tech edition would be dominated by Apple-related topics. The iPhone and new Macs, as well as their OS counterparts, iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, made headlines all year. And the Rocket Yard was there to pass along all of the most important news, tips and commentary surrounding the Apple universe.

So, which news articles and tech tips most caught the interest of Rocket Yard readers in 2018? Below are the top 10 most read articles of the year! (Find the biggest stories of 2017 here.)

1) Tech Tip: How to Force Restart a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar & 2018 MacBook Air

Don’t be ashamed if you were one of the people who needed to Google the answer to this simple question – you had A LOT of company. Sure, it turns out the answer is as easy as the push of a button. But in your defense, it’s a rare un-intuitive gesture required on an Apple product. And besides, answering questions such as these is why we’re here!

2) macOS 101: What Mojave Broke and How to Fix It

As you’ll notice on this list, macOS Mojave was of much interest to our readers. But all wasn’t well in 10.14 land. Along with its great features, Mojave also caused its share of issues. Fortunately, we were able to figure them out and teach readers how to fix them. 

3) Is Mojave Slowing Your Mac Down? This is How You Can Speed It Up

Not only did Mojave break a thing or two – it also slowed some things down for some users. Once again, the Rocket Yard was there to help bring back that lost performance with some tweaks. 

4) [Updated] Get Apple macOS Mojave and iOS 12 Wallpapers Right Now!

As soon as macOS Mojave was announced, the Rocket Yard was among the first to share the operating system’s new default wallpaper before the beta was even available! The dark Mojave theme (above) is still the soothing background of choice for this author. 

5) GPU Upgrade Makes Mac Pro Tower Mojave Compatible and a Contender with 2013 Model

The silver tower Mac Pro is still hugely popular among the upgrade crowd as well as creative professionals. So, many were initially disappointed to learn that Mojave would leave it behind. However, that changed when it was annoucned that a GPU upgrade would bring compatibility back. It also makde it about as powerful as the newer Mac Pros (above).

Best of the Rest 

6) Decade of Upgrade: How to Enhance Any Desktop Mac Since 2008

7) How to Download macOS Mojave and Avoid Common Problems

8) Apple Photos Print Products Made Unavailable Sept. 30, 2018; Here Are Alternatives

9) 10 Mac Features You Probably Don’t Use But Should

10) macOS Server Will Lose Many Services this Spring: Here Are Alternatives

Editor’s Choice

• How to Securely Erase an SSD Without Damaging the Drive

• This is What Apple Sends You When You Request Your Data

• How Someone Can Use Your Mac’s Processing Power with Cryptojacking

• Do HDDs or SSDs Need ‘Exercise’? The Rocket Yard Investigates

• Commentary: A Detailed Look at ‘More In The Making’ Apple Event

Top ‘Other World Episode’

This was the most read ‘The Other World’ comic episode of the year, apparently ringing true to many Rocket Yard readers…

Which topics do you think will make waves in 2019? Let us know in the comments section!

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