Is the performance overhead of using APFS Encrypted volumes to store sensitive data a reason for not doing so?
Running a Mac as a server supports all the features of HFS+ and APFS, services such as Content Caching, and spares us from learning Linux. But does it work?
On T2 and M1 Macs, FileVault provides robust protection of the Data volume on internal storage without any performance penalty.
Upgrading to Monterey is simple for the great majority of users. But what can you do if you can’t get it to install? Here are plenty of options.
What is FileVault encryption? Is it the same as that on an M1 Mac’s internal SSD, or something different? How can you use it instead of overwriting an SSD? Which boot volumes are encrypted?
What to do, when you can, before taking or sending your Mac in for service or repair. What about FileVault? And Activation Lock?
Answers to the most commonly asked questions on my free utilities SilentKnight and its command tool sibling silnite.
A broken Combo updater, and total lack of release notes (even for developers) may make 10.14.3 look bad, but as development of 10.15 gathers pace, prospects are good for macOS.
Don’t just throw it in a box and send it off: what happens if its internal storage is replaced or wiped? What about protecting sensitive files? Does a T2 chip make this difficult?
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.