My M1 Mac mini was stuck trying to start up. Its power light was on, but there was no video output, and to all intents it was dead.
In Big Sur, Apple is trying to change our update habits, getting us all to update early, and run only the latest release of macOS. Its campaign uses installer behaviour, mass psychology, and boot security.
How boot security has changed in the M1 Mac. What it allows you to do, and how it restores flexibility and versatility of external boot disks.
Big Sur 11.3 fixed a bug which stopped indexing of the contents of RTF files. Here’s how to ensure all your RTFs are now accessible in Spotlight searches.
How an M1 Mac can start up from an external bootable disk, and how that can fail. All about boot security policy, and how that’s applied.
How changing a volume’s boot policy can let you boot in older macOS, and update, if you wish. For anyone who uses external bootable disks with an M1 Mac.
With a new version of Xcode, I knew that my network backup would take several hours. Then, as it neared its conclusion, disaster struck: the router reset itself and the network share vanished.
Detailed step-by-step account of how apps are downloaded and updated from the App Store. Welcome new internal names like Absinthe, Jetpack, and Crossfire, and Apple’s fraud score.
A lot has changed in recent versions of macOS over the last couple of weeks. This is a […]
Big Sur 11.3 includes support for AirTags, as explained here. Apple has also thought out how they could be misused, and how to prevent that.