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29th April 2021 - Personal Statement by Graham Needham (BH)
Due to a major change in personal circumstances there will be significant changes to my online presence: Social Media I'll be mostly withdrawing from personal social media. Do not try to contact me on social media. Use my personal contact details instead. Burning Helix I… (read full blog posting)

8th December 2020 - Getting An Error Message Trying To Update Mac App Store Applications by Graham Needham (BH)
With Apple's release of their new operating system macOS 11 Big Sur there are problems for users running older versions of macOS where they are unable to update their Apple Mac App Store applications (e.g. Pages, Numbers, Keynote, GarageB… (read full blog posting)

27th March 2020 - Freebies and special offers for creatives/Apple users during the Coronavirus pandemic by Graham Needham (BH)
The coronavirus (COVID-2019) pandemic has caused a lot of grief for some creative people so I'm maintaining this blog listing via MacStrategy. I will keep updating it as often as I can. If you have any contributions/corrections/updates don't hesitate to… (read full blog posting)

13th February 2019 - Apple, macOS, 32-bit apps, Adobe Creative Suite and Java by Graham Needham (BH)
Contributing to MacInTouch recently spawned a slew of questions and answers regarding Apple, macOS, 32-bit apps, Adobe Creative Suite and Java including some incorrect information. So I decided to tidy everything up into a quick, simple b… (read full blog posting)

1st February 2019 - My First Gig In Germany by Graham Needham
I've been to a lot of concerts over the years starting with my first one (Depeche Mode / … (read full blog posting)

25th January 2018 - Apple Is Gutting macOS Server by Graham Needham (BH)
Apple announced on 24th January 2018 that they were going to gut their macOS Server product - I mean, they are literally taking out all the stuff that makes it a "server" product! The followi… (read full blog posting)

30th November 2017 - Arcadehry (Arcade Games) by Graham Needham
Arcadehry (which translates as Arcade Games) just outside Prague, is a place I've been meaning to visit for many years. As an early birthday treat this year (2017), my wife and … (read full blog posting)

26th September 2017 - macOS 10.13 High Sierra and macOS Server 5.4 by Graham Needham (BH)
Apple released their major Mac operating system software upgrade, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, and newest macOS Server on 25th September 2017. If you wish to jump in immediately and install macOS 10.13 High Sierra, you do so at your own risk as an early adopter - this is a major upgrade to… (read full blog posting)

19th September 2017 - iOS 11, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 by Graham Needham (BH)
Apple will be releasing the major software upgrade, iOS 11 for iPhone / iPod / iPad today, 19th September 2017. There are also watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 (gen 4 or later models only) upgrades being released today. If you wish to jump in immediately and install iOS 11, you do so at your own … (read full blog posting)

10th February 2016 - Sparkle update vulnerability by Graham Needham (BH)
There is a reported and confirmed security vulnerability in the Sparkle update mechanism which is used by many third party (non-Apple) software applications… (read full blog posting)

7th December 2015 - Linking To The Apple iTunes Store by Graham Needham
Things have changed in the world of iTunes Store links and not for the better. Traditional iTunes Store album/single links no longer work properly - if you sell music on the iTunes Store you will most likely be losing sales! Old style iTunes Store links no longer go… (read full blog posting)

8th August 2015 - 808 The Movie at 8.08pm on 8/08 (2015) by Graham Needham
The 8th Of August is known as #808day – a celebration of the legendary Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer / drum machine. The 8th of August 2015 was a very spec… (read full blog posting)

5th May 2015 - WWRDB Network Open To The Public To Enter Data by Graham Needham
We are proud to announce that as of the 5th May 2015 the WWRDB (World Wide Re… (read full blog posting)

4th March 2015 - The FREAK Attack Security Vulnerability by Graham Needham (BH)
Web sites/servers and web browsers have the ability to communicate securely with each other over HTTPS (the padlock icon usually appears in your web browser when you are connected securely). Unfortunately, old versions of this technology that are susceptible to attack are present in many web sit… (read full blog posting)

25th September 2014 - The Shellshock Security Vulnerability: Quick And Simple Info by Graham Needham (BH)
UNIX based operating systems have a component called Bourne Again Shell (Bash for short). On the 25th September 2014 a major security vulnerability was reported to have been discovered in this component. The following are known to be vulnerable: OS X UNIX LINUX… (read full blog posting)

10th April 2014 - The Heartbleed Bug: Quick And Simple Information by Graham Needham (BH)
When a computer or smartphone needs to talk securely to a server/web site it establishes a secure (encrypted) connection between it and the server/web site. To put it in simple terms, both ends (your computer/smartphone and the server/web site) use special security software (e.g. SSL) to create … (read full blog posting)

13th December 2013 - Launching my dream… by Graham Needham
It was 21 years ago when I first created CyberNoise - a printed magazine stuffed with information about electronic music artists and releases. There were other magazines and fanzines around but they mainly dealt with reviews and interview… (read full blog posting)

21st September 2013 - My Second Music Revelation 25 Years Ago Today by Graham Needham
My first musical revelation was in the very early eighties, just as I turned 10 years old, when I fell in love with electronic music. Being that young I only really had access to mainstream radio (BBC Radio 1 in th… (read full blog posting)

27th June 2013 - Did Amazon (UK) Just Make You A Criminal? by Graham Needham
So, Amazon UK launched their AutoRip service in the UK this week. Basically it's an automated service where you buy some music from Am… (read full blog posting)

30th November 2012 - Trying To Install Windoze 8 ESD by Graham Needham (BH)
As I web site developer I need to test web sites using browsers running under Windows. I could get a dedicated PC but I can run Windows on a Mac (there are several ways of doing this and MacStrategy has got an article in the works). So y… (read full blog posting)

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