macOS 11.2, 11.2.1 and 11.2.2 have come in quick succession. What do they tell us about how difficult it is to update Big Sur’s sealed System volume? Is this the way to go?
Here are this weekend’s riddles to entertain you through whatever you’re now allowed to do. 1: Often confused […]
Is it possible to update a bootable external SSD connected to an M1 Mac from 11.2.1 to 11.2.2? A quest through nearly 60 GB of macOS updates in less than 4 weeks.
Fast compact external SSDs are prone to thermal throttling. This is demonstrated during tests writing 96 files, when transfer rates fell from 2 GB/s to around 700 MB/s.
Apple has just released an update to Big Sur, bringing it to version 11.2.2. This is an urgent […]
Although little more expensive than good Thunderbolt 3 cables, what are the differences in Thunderbolt 4? When do you need a new TB4 cable?
Although generally reliable in normal macOS and in Recovery, First Aid sometimes runs into problems with external bootable disks.
When the App Store keeps refusing to install an update, there’s a limited range of solutions. Sometimes the traditional fix works best.
You may encounter this when trying to boot into Fallback Recovery Mode. Currently it doesn’t appear to be fully functional, and doesn’t help.
Overnight (UTC) Apple has pushed two updates, to the data files used by XProtect, bringing its version number […]