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What’s that file then? How to identify unknown file types – The Eclectic Light Company
Autumn/fall must be spring cleaning time on Macs, in preparation for upgrading macOS. With all sorts of issues over 32-bit app loss and old QuickTime encodings,…
macOS  filemanager  filesystem 
15 days ago by lorenzo
The problem with APFS snapshots – The Eclectic Light Company
In yesterday’s article , I showed how I was able to restore a trashed APFS volume using a snapshot. The main lesson is that, while this is superbly quick and…
macOS  apfs  snapshot 
15 days ago by lorenzo
Interested in performance? Updated Signpost tools now available – The Eclectic Light Company
Before the arrival of the unified log in Sierra, you could measure the time it took to do something simply by writing a few quick entries in the log, finding…
macOS  console  performances 
4 weeks ago by lorenzo
(Don't Fear) The Reaper
May 22 2019 With the rapidly-upcoming introduction of UIKit apps to the Mac, I've been reminiscing on Twitter quite a bit about Apple's transition to Mac OS X,…
apple  macOS  dev 
june 2019 by lorenzo
How does Apple (privately) find your offline devices? – A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering
At Monday’s WWDC conference, Apple announced a cool new feature called “Find My” . Unlike Apple’s “ Find my iPhone “, which uses cellular communication and the…
findmy  ios13  macOS  catalina  privacy  crypto 
june 2019 by lorenzo
Uncovering Apple's Mysterious Malware Removal (MRT) Tool Update
Apple’s little known malware removal tool gets a signature update. But what is this new malware family MACOS.35846e4? Find out on this journey inside MRT We’ve…
macOS  security 
march 2019 by lorenzo
Steve Troughton-Smith on Twitter: "Personally, I don't think macOS *should* be a distinct thing. I want a modern OS, running on all devices, with a shared app platform that scales intelligently to screen size & input method, has Xcode, a Terminal and supp
@stroughtonsmith: "Personally, I don't think macOS *should* be a distinct thing. I want a modern OS, running on all devices, with a shared app platform that scales intelligently to screen size & input method, has Xcode, a Terminal and supports external storage"
ios  macOS  tweets  marzipan 
march 2019 by lorenzo
Steve Troughton-Smith on Twitter: "Everybody's looking at Marzipan and going 'wow, these apps will never fit in on macOS' and I'm here going 'wow, this is what Mac apps are going to all be like in a few years…'… https://t.co/AM7qV3XLNL"
@stroughtonsmith: "Everybody's looking at Marzipan and going 'wow, these apps will never fit in on macOS' and I'm here going 'wow, this is what Mac apps are going to all be like in a few years…'"
ios  macOS  marzipan  tweets 
march 2019 by lorenzo
How Time Machine makes backups – The Eclectic Light Company
Last week, once I had upgraded my iMac with its large Fusion Drive to APFS in Mojave, I stumbled across the major change which had apparently taken place in…
macOS  timemachine  backup 
march 2019 by lorenzo
Aliases, hard links, symlinks, and copies in Mojave’s APFS – The Eclectic Light Company
If there’s one topic which is most likely to bring confusion it’s the different types of links and aliases available in Unix-like file systems, and macOS…
macOS  apfs 
january 2019 by lorenzo
“This Is Not a Product”: The Apple Developer Transition Kit – MacStories
In his keynote introducing the switch to Intel, 1 Steve Jobs introduced the weirdest Mac of all time: the Apple Developer Transition Kit. An Intel Mac inside a…
mac  intel  macOS 
january 2019 by lorenzo

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