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Tag Archives: Mac Mini

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LAMP & WordPress on a Reused, Recycled Mac mini Server

Our trusty Mac mini Linux server Although it's tempting to look at one of the new Apple Silicon Macs for various purposes, older Macs still have a lot of life left in them. In previous articles, I've set up a...

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Why Are The Memory Options So Limited on Apple’s New M1 Macs?

The title of this post raises an interesting question. There has been some chatter from people complaining that the new M1 Macs from Apple have lower memory options available than their Intel counterparts. But I have also seen folks say that perhaps memory works differently or is more efficient with an SoC architecture. So, what gives?

Apple Event on November 10 Promises “One more thing.”

An Apple event titled "One more thing" is scheduled for November 10 at 10 AM PDT. This marks the third month in a row that new products have been announced. The title hearkens back to Steve Jobs's keynotes. The late Apple CEO used to make a series of announcements and then say, "One more thing..." before announcing something really spectacular. Here's a Rocket Yard take on what Apple may announce at the event.

Reuse, Recycle: Transform an Old Mac Mini Into a Media Server Using Plex

Old Macs never die, they just get reused. An old MacBook becomes a school laptop for one of the kids. The old 21.5-inch iMac becomes a FaceTime "videophone" for Grandma. Macs have good longevity and older units are usable for a variety of purposes other than day-to-day work. Read along to see how we were able to transform a 2014 Mac mini into a home media server.

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