What does iCloud mean when its says it’s ‘preparing’ a file? Seeing through the smoke and mirrors of iCloud Drive.
Buying or replacing external storage for Macs is extremely uncertain at the moment because of issues over APFS. Here’s some guidance for selecting hard disks, for backups and more.
Sometimes you don’t know of a silent update until an app misbehaves or crashes. One day, the innocent-looking plist tucked away in a LaunchAgents folder could be malicious.
I claimed (from a guess) that there might be 0.8 GB of xattrs in my Home folder. I was wildly wrong: there are actually over 3.8 GB. Here’s how xattrs are distributed.
Apple is in the process of pushing an update to its malware removal tool, MRT, bringing it to […]
Getting the best out of Quick Look’s document previews and thumbnail icons, in the Finder and the Open File dialog.
Many files in macOS are more than just their data, and contain metadata in extended attributes. Does macOS know the true size of any file, taking into account those attributes?
Apple should name macOS version with literary references. Here’s the justification for macOS 10.14 Gormenghast.
My screenshots are now tagged with metadata supporting Spotlight search, and Hazel uses that to sort them into folders automatically.
A quick tour through Folder Actions (AppleScript), Hazel (System Preferences pane, commercial), and fswatch and their potential uses.