A strange problem with backups that start, but fail to complete successfully, apparently because of duplicate filenames. T2M2 to the rescue, bringing some important lessons.
Developers should consider letting users export and import suites of settings, to determine an app’s persona, or flavours of working environment.
How to cope better with problems which can occur with iCloud Keychains, and how to make your own local backups.
Time Machine backups are but one of 70-80 background services which are run by macOS dispatching systems. Here’s a list of some of the others.
Hackers claim 300 million compromised iCloud accounts, and Wikileaks claims details of techniques being used by CIA to spy on Mac and iOS users. Fact or fake?
How to get the best out of the Privacy tab in the Security & Privacy pane, and why Apple’s apps don’t bother to ask.
Can you search documents on your iCloud Drive using Spotlight? Probably, but it doesn’t seem to work using normal metadata indexes.
Sierra brings undocumented weirdness to the Finder, with a folder that is, but it isn’t, and improved Finder aliases, which don’t work as well. Yet.
There were 2 serious incompatibilities when Sierra launched: ScanSnap which is now fixed, and Dropbox. How’s Dropbox doing now, then?
When you keep documents in iCloud, are they backed up in Time Machine, searched in Spotlight, and kept securely?