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.
Should you install, re-install, or clean (re-)install macOS? Why, how to, and what they entail.
Disk Utility claims to perform secure erase on SSDs, but does no such thing. Here are workarounds to do what it doesn’t, and details of a bug preventing encryption of APFS volumes.
Can you trust Disk Utility to securely erase hard drives and SSDs? How to prepare your Mac’s internal storage before selling it, so you don’t give your bank details away with it. And much more.
I was replying to a tweet when the display suddenly went black. Was my iMac Pro dead, or just auto-rebooting after a kernel panic, and why?
Why might we want to repair permissions, and how does it differ now from what is used to be? As shown in a clear diagram.
High Sierra 10.13.4 may have stopped leakage of APFS encryption passphrases, but that is only a small part of an accident chain going back many years.
I wrote yesterday that macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 finally fixes the leakage of APFS encryption passphrases into the […]