For My Friends With Macs Change Log
Changes in 2016 (except minor fixes)
Update for El Capitan.
Mention new Adobe and Microsoft business model.
Changes in 2015
Update Essentials and Which Mac to mention Photoshop alternatives.
Update Backup to mention backup to USB sticks and SD cards.
Update Which Mac to Buy.
Now that I am on Yosemite, had to change iPhoto to Photos in a lot of places.
Added description of Yosemite.
Fixed to work better on mobile devices.
Changes in 2014
Updated pages on Security, Router Hijacking, and Loss Protection.
Added a page on Router hijacking and one on Adware.
Added a page on iPad and iPhone.
Updated Home Network with clarifications.
Changes in 2013
Added items to Checklist and a score counter.
Added a Mavericks page.
Updated Big TV and Music to describe ripping vinyl.
Added a page on Mail.
Changes in 2012
Upgraded my main computer to Mountain Lion.
Got some experience with Mountain Lion.
Added page on Mountain Lion and fixed other pages to point to it.
Added page on Skype and updated iChat.
Security updated with information about the Flashback malware.
Added a page on VirtualBox, which I am now using instead of Parallels.
More experience with Lion: CPAN upgraded.
More experience with Lion: MySQL, Fink, Eclipse work.
Added FAQ page.
Clarified Backup discussion of Time Machine.
Updated Lion page with experience.
Updated discussion of Security.
Changes in 2011
Updated Repair Stories with another tale.
Updated the Security page with more security warnings.
Updated the iChat page.
Added a Lion page. It is still preliminary because I am not using Lion yet.
Updated the What Machine page and the Lesson Three page.
Had to clean out the HP color laser printer again. Updated the Fading Reds page.
Updated the Backup page.
Updated the Trouble Shooting page.
Updated the Security page and the Up-to-date page.
Updated the Security page with pointer to Apple removal tool for Mac Defender.
Pages looked ugly in Safari, Chrome, and MSIE. Fixed.
Updated the Security page to warn about Mac Defender and Crimekit.
Updated the Backup page to warn about deleting files.
Added a section on PHP to the Snow Leopard page.
Updates to the Security page.
Updated the pages on home networking and backup.
Added reviews of Dropbox and JungleDisk.
Changes in 2010
Added instructions for backing up iPhoto.
Added a section to the security page describing mistakes and consequences.
Added some tips for iTunes.
Clarified trouble-shooting and added a repair story.
Added a UPS to the essentials list.
Updated prices in what-machine.
Included experience with Migration Assistant in initial-setup and moving-data.
Added a page on Aquamacs and how I configure it.
Updated Snow Leopard, MySQL, Fink, and CPAN based on upgrade experience.
Updated Snow Leopard page for Eclipse 3.6 (Helios).
Combined several war story pages into one.
Added some more advice to Trouble Shooting.
Updated What Machine To Buy with new Mini specs.
Updated the Security page.
Added Lesson Three page, on customizing.
Added a picture to the Home Networking page.
Updated Security page with news of a Trojan.
Added ringtone recipe for iPhone to iTunes page.
Added paragraph on SMC reset to Trouble Shooting page, thanks to Marv Schaefer.
Added Music page with pointer to reclaimmedia.com.
Clarified Snow Leopard page.
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