It’s time to do some spring-cleaning. How to clear out some of those thousands of old preference files without losing anything important. And here’s how to do it using Shortcuts too.
Four popular and straightforward ways to set your Mac to run an app or other software when it starts up. Includes AppleScript code.
How little has changed in using assembly language over the last 30+ years. But what about Swift Playgrounds 4, which will let iPads create apps for the App Store?
First AppleScript, then shell scripts, and in 2005 Automator: now Apple is bringing iOS Shortcuts to macOS 12. Will it make a difference, though?
Does Big Sur require you to sign your own apps or other code using a proper Apple-issued signature? What about notarization and quarantine? Your questions answered.
Which is the next ‘major’ release of macOS after Big Sur, then? Will it return to the numbering system before Mac OS X with 12.0, or 11.1?
If you’re running an interpreted/JIT language, Big Sur could return that it’s either 10.16 or 11.0, depending on the version of the environment.
Running an AppleScript which tries to run a shell command with root privileges can fail. Here’s why, and what we can’t do about it.
When you can’t save to somewhere else, only to your startup volume, even though you’ve shown user intent. Privacy through perversity perhaps?
Classic resource forks passed into Mac OS X, but were deprecated by Apple in 10.8. Now in Catalina they can stop working: is this a new security measure?