Detailed comparison of how Time Machine backs up HFS+ and APFS volumes, including its use of local snapshots, with diagrams.
How does the volume structure differ between Fusion Drives in HFS+ and APFS formats? Does Disk Utility show an accurate picture?
Some Macs start running the Mojave upgrade like it’s molasses or treacle: starting an app takes a minute or more, and other function grind to a halt. Here’s why, and what you should do.
Stories about 32-bit support, APFS and Fusion Drives, widespread app problems, failed updates, Time machine, and privacy protection.
I hope, if you have upgraded to Mojave, that all went well and you’re now happy that you […]
With luck, High Sierra will turn out to be Apple’s nadir, and the vast majority of us preparing to upgrade to Mojave won’t look back.
Apple has at last released the Apple File System Reference, 143 pages and over 400 KB of detailed […]
Which version of macOS are you intending to be running at the end of this month? Should you upgrade to Mojave either when it is released, or soon afterwards?
The Mac has completed its self-test routines, and now prepares to load the EFI firmware or ‘boot loader’. Where it finds it, what it needs, and how Secure Boot changes this.
I’ve got two volumes showing in the Finder. So how come diskutil list tells me I’ve got four disks with a total of 12 partitions?