Does APFS currently support hard disks, Fusion Drives, and other forms of storage beyond SSDs? The devil is in the detail.
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.
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.
More mitigation for Meltdown and Spectre, EFI updates, and steady progress in High Sierra are all very promising. So where does that put macOS 10.14?
macOS Sierra Security Update 2018-001 is effectively a minor macOS update which updates a lot of components within […]
A more objective comparison with the El Capitan and Sierra product cycles shows that High Sierra isn’t that much worse. Although APFS has matured well, a few obvious and serious security gaffes have marred this cycle.
Have you been warned not to use extended attributes because they aren’t supported beyond macOS? But they are: here are details of file systems and Cloud services.
2017 was never going to be easy, and Apple had a lot of accidents over its closing months. It delivered a lot of new products, and with them a lot of new problems.
Running High Sierra? Do you keep your Photos Library on an external drive? Do you realise that backing it up using Time Machine is likely to be a waste of time?