IOS 11 – Masih Bisa Pakaikah Perangkat Anda?

Baru-baru ini Apple mengumumkan rencana mengenai dirilisnya OS perangkat mobile terbarunya yakni IOS 11 dalam acara tahunan mereka WWDC17. Seperti biasa, para fans Apple sudah tidak sabar menanti apa saja fitur barunya meski OS ini baru akan resmi dirilis pada sekitar bulan September tahun ini.

Jangan buru-buru bahagia dulu, sebelumnya cek dulu perangkat Anda apakah masuk daftar perangkat yang didukung (atau bisa memakai) IOS 11 sebagaimana dikutip dari http://osxdaily.com/2017/06/06/ios-11-compatible-devices-list/   ini:

Kalau perangkat Anda tidak termasuk, Anda tetap punya pilihan untuk tetap di IOS 10. Tapi jika Anda ingin sekali memakai IOS 11, mungkin Anda perlu menabung mulai sekarang 🙂

Bad Sierra OS Upgrade -near ‘reinstall’ situation :-)

This morning today I just had a bad experience with my MacBook pro. I am using quite old -early 2011- version of MacBook Pro for daily work and so far it is working fine. It is running on Sierra OS and I have no complaint about it until this morning.

I recently received an alert from the system that new software updated available and last week -I think- I did follow the instruction to updated my mac. The update went fine, no problem until this morning. I shut down the machine normally yesterday. But this morning when I try to boot my machine, something strange happened. I cannot find my users to log in! Not only that, I cannot find others users list as well. There were only two blank field where I tried to enter my user name and my password (it is an admin account) and it is not working. Tried to reboot it several times but no luck.

I did some quick research on google and found that some users had experienced this same issues sometimes in year 2016 on Sierra 10.12.2. That’s weird considering that I only have this problem on recent Sierra update -10.12.5 last week end!

There were some recommendations provided on the internet or apple support. After read it thoroughly -well to reinstall the OS is my very last option- I decided to do this recommendation. At least I try it first 🙂

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To reset the password for a user in recovery mode, and to keep data, you may type ‘resetpassword‘ into the terminal which can be found by clicking on the top menu under utilities

Note that while doing the password reset steps, you will be asked to provide your iCloud password.

I never tried to use the mac recovery mode before. Basically during the booting, you have to press Cmd-R buttons and you will have the recovery screen. There you can choose your recovery options including recovery from backup (Mac call it as “Time Machine”).

So I followed the instruction and did the “resetpassword” steps, restart and try my new password but still not working. After some more booting, and finally it works!

Not sure what’s really happened, but some said that the update has affected the user account folder on mac.

I have used OSX since Mountain Lion in 2011. Based on my experience, the worst version is Maverick. I think I wrote about that in this blog also. After some versions upgrade, this is the first problem I had. Quite disappointing though.

But I guess it is still better that Windows, I think 🙂

Shutdown Issue on Mavericks

Agree with most of opinion that Mavericks is the most not stable or buggy version of Mac OS I’ve ever used. I have experienced some issues but the worst I think it’s related to shutdown. I think this is supposed to be the easiest function in the OS, but hell no. Most cases when I enter shutdown command the system is not responding. It forced me to press the shutdown key/button to make my mac off. And that’s bothering me.

Trying google find this article that may help me. Well … let’s try. I will let you know the result.

http://www.wired.com/2013/10/mavericks-issues-and-fixes/#slideid-234671

Sync Address Book di Mac Book dengan Blackberry

Setelah beberapa lama googling, akhirnya nemu link yang bener-bener bisa memecahkan masalah saya. Selama ini saya kerepotan untuk memanajemen kontak dan kalender saya di device saya yang beda platform. Yang satu IOS dan satunya Blackberry.  Ya, ya … saya memang masih pakai BB 🙂

Saya nggak ngerti kenapa Blackberry Desktop Software tidak berhasil melakukan sync Address Book antara Mac dan Blackberry device saya. Untuk proses sync IOS Iphone  dengan Mac Book karena satu platform tentunya tidak bermasalah.

Ternyata masalahnya ada di iCloud!
Ya, iCloud. Fitur ini sepertinya memang “sengaja” membatasi user Apple untuk tetap pakai produk Apple 🙂 Blog berikut adalah work-around untuk mengakali hal tersebut.

http://macamour.com/blog/2011/11/06/sync-icloud-enabled-ical-and-address-book-to-blackberry-handhelds/

Sebenarnya cara lain yang menurut lebih baik adalah mempergunakan layanan google sebagai “server” yang menjadi pusat repository. Misalnya mempergunakan fitur address book atau google calender yang bisa diadopsi/sync oleh hampir semua platform. Saya katakan hampir karena saya belum berkesempatan mencoba dengan Windows 8 🙂

Enaknya ya jaman sekarang ….