Understanding the different stages which occur when you update an App Store app is crucial to dealing with problems, and using an optimal workflow.
A growing list of those bugs which are fixed in macOS 11.3, and those which remain.
How can it take over 5 hours to back up 79 GB of files to a network share? That’s an average transfer rate of 4 MB/s, probably slower than your Internet connection.
When a “fixed” formatting string proves anything but fixed, then breaks without warning or even mention in a release note.
How Apple made changes to Foundation routines which format dates and times which can break their formatting when in 12-hour clock mode.
A good improvement appears to have been abandoned unfinished and suffering from bugs. Will Apple fix these and finish it off in 11.3?
Consolation, Ulbow, Mints, T2M2, Cirrus and Taccy all updated to cope with increasing complexity and unreliability of the unified log.
Big Sur has recently introduced a bug which can change the format of log datestamps, which can break Ulbow, Mints and T2M2. Here’s how to fix it.
It’s common to want or have to change either the source or destination disk for backups. How well does Time Machine to APFS cope with that?
It’s surprising that macOS can be slower to fully register the annual ‘spring forward’ change than you are walking round manually changing your clocks.