An ingenious idea to save storage space: leave out empty areas in large files – make them sparse. Do they exist in APFS as claimed?
Why measuring free and used disk space is not so simple in APFS, and which estimates you should trust.
The macOS Mojave 10.14.4 update is another hefty one, amounting to 2.5-2.8 GB of download, which installs over […]
Fancy a new iMac? With a hard disk or a Fusion Drive? It’s worth considering their drawbacks, and looking at a smaller SSD perhaps.
iOS 10.3, released on 27 March 2017, thrust the new file system on a great many unsuspecting users. Apple chose a high risk strategy. Has it paid off?
Want to increase the size of a disk image in APFS? If you’re relying on Disk Utility to do it, you’re out of luck. But here’s how to do this at the command line instead.
Adding volumes in APFS is quick and simple. But why would you ever want to add a container to a disk? An exploration of their differences, and when containers are useful.
With APFS, Time Machine underwent major change, to using snapshots to determine what to back up, rather than FSEvents. How well has this worked?
Tired of waiting minutes to see the size of a large and complex folder? Didn’t APFS fix that with Fast Directory Sizing? Maybe.
A broken Combo updater, and total lack of release notes (even for developers) may make 10.14.3 look bad, but as development of 10.15 gathers pace, prospects are good for macOS.