[Guide] 10.11+ USB changes and solutions

OverviewIn 10.11, Apple has completely rewritten the USB drivers. The new drivers appear to employ the use of ACPI to a much greater extent than the previous drivers. This puts more pressure on ACPI (DSDT) to be correct. If it is not correct, ports that exist may not be enabled by the new drivers. In […]

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Get to grips with iCloud

Your documents anywhere and everywhere? Sounds great! Now you just have to make that work. We show you how… Written by Craig Grannell   The cloud is brilliant. It’s brilliant because we’ve long left behind the days where that single copy of your amazing manuscript vanished forever when the sole disk it was on got eaten […]

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Updating your Hackintosh to Sierra 10.12.6

Sierra 10.12.6 brought a number of stability and security improvements to macOS as well fixing a bug with the front headphone jack. The latest update also brings native support for Kabylake CPU’s and HD 630 graphics. Here is what you need to know to safely upgrade your hackintosh and what change you should make to take advantage […]

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Mac vs. PC

PC versus Mac. Mac versus PC. A debate that just won’t die. That comparative proposition used to be pretty straightforward. The PC was clunky but configurable, the Mac pretty but painfully restricted. Today, the divide isn’t so obvious. For starters, since Apple moved to Intel processors, it’s been possible to dual-boot Macs into Windows. Equally, […]

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Install hackintosh OS X

You should now insert your two USB drives (the OS X install drive and the Clover Bootloader USB) into the PC you wish to turn into a Hackintosh. When the PC turns on, you should use its UEFI setup or boot menu to boot from the Clover Bootloader USB. You should be presented with a […]

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Adding kexts to your Clover USB Bootloader

Kexts are essentially driver files that add in support your for your non-Apple hardware to work on OS X. Every Hackintosh is required to have the ‘FakeSMC.kext’ in order to boot. To download the FakeSMC.kext, register at http://www.tonymacx86.com/ and download their hosted FakeSMC.kext. It is available to download here http://www.tonymacx86.com/resources/fakesmc.282/. You should then copy and paste the […]

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Creating a Clover Bootloader USB

Now it’s time to get out your second USB stick – this one doesn’t have to have as much storage capacity (hopefully at least 1GB just to be safe). We are going to install Clover Bootloader onto this USB. Clover essentially a piece of software that interfaces with your computer and vanilla OS X to […]

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