Check and Enable Security Updates on your Mac

Enable Security Updates

In macOS, there are a few options for automatically updating Software, Apps and Security Updates. Personally, I only enable the options to automatically install system data and security updates, as I don’t want my Mac updating to newer versions of macOS or installing app updates without first checking what will change or if they might … Read more

Slow Macs due to Big Sur Launch

Big Sur Desktop Photos

macOS Big Sur launch appears to have caused temporary slowdown ~ even on non-Big Sur Macs! This seemed to happen early evening (UK time) and after rebooting my MacBook, almost every application took 30+ seconds to open! Mac users today began experiencing unexpected issues that included apps taking minutes to launch, stuttering and non-responsiveness throughout … Read more

Mac Backup and Archive ~ better safe than sorry?

Backup Archive

Backup / Archive ~ better safe than sorry? Why Backup? Having a backup system in place is akin to having an insurance policy for your data. It’s a safety net that protects against data loss due to various factors such as hardware failure, software corruption, human error, or even malicious attacks like viruses or malware. … Read more

macOS Catalina Upgrade Notes

Macos Catalina

This morning macOS Catalina (10.15) became available to install/upgrade on your compatible Mac. I have upgraded and it is great ~ but a word of warning if you are thinking of upgrading! macOS Cataliina ONLY supports 64 bit Applications and Programs, so if you use an old(er) program, example Microsoft Word 2011 or an application … Read more

New Website and Name

Macbook Work 1200x800

Hello and welcome ~ I have recently changed our name from Purbeck Mac Support to Dorset Mac Support. As the name suggests, I now cover the whole of Dorset offering one to one training, support and repairs to home and small businesses. If you are new to Mac, switching, upgrading or just need a bit … Read more

Dorset Mac Support
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Tony KerinsTony Kerins
14:12 29 Oct 23
When David is solving my computer problems or advising on a course of action, I always feel confident that he has the knowledge and experience to provide the best possible answer.
Peter BoothPeter Booth
13:12 29 Oct 23
David is an absolute mine of help and information about Apple devices. A session by phone or a home visit has always solved any problem and taught me some more about my iMac.
Keith CranfieldKeith Cranfield
10:21 29 Oct 23
I have used Dorset Mac Support on several occasions and I have found the service I have received from David to be extremely professional. David has an exceptional knowledge on how Mac's work and was able to fix my problems with my mail on my Mac as well as give me guidance as to how to improve my Mac's operating system. I would highly recommend the services of Dorset Mac Support.
Frances WalshawFrances Walshaw
20:39 28 Oct 23
David always gives help over the phone but will come round to the house to help if !