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MacTracker - Database of all Apple products manufactured, includes newest OS you can run, maximum memory, and available drive space from the factory.

Data Memory Systems - Supplier of memory, replacement drives, USB/CSD flash drives/cards

iFixit - Source for parts and repair guide

Xlr8yourmac - Latest news about Apple related products and releases

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Current versions of applications and macOS: (as of the publishing of the webpage)

Firefox - 105.0.1 - Speedy and secure

Brave - 105.0.5195.127 A browser that is based on Chrome, but does not track and you can use to get $ back. It is supposed to be more secure that Chrome. It can be updated in the application or downloaded and installed.

Chrome - 105.0.5195.127

Office 2011 - 14.7.7 (Last update available) (Office 2011 is NOT 64 bit)

Office 2016 - 16.20 (available through Microsoft updates with the application. Anything beyond that requires an update to Office 2019.)

Office 2019 - 16.54 (May require a macOS update for the latest update)

Adobe Reader - 2022.001.20085 (Or use Apple's included Preview application)

Java - Version 8 Version Update 341

Big Sur - 11.7

Monterey - 12.6.

Zoom - 5.11.11

FreeConferenceCall - 5.2.2507 (You can join with the meeting ID at https://freeconferencecall.com in your browser nor do you need to sign up or crete an account, just click "Join")

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