Without addressing shortcomings in tools and maturity of macOS, 10.16 has flawed foundations, and is likely to fall flat.
Where are the tools for diagnosing and fixing features that don’t always ‘just work’? Turning to look at iCloud.
With only sketchy documentation and no open source release, how complete are the tools to support APFS? Are they still “work in progress”?
How can third-party command tools access files under Mojave’s new privacy protection? Isn’t this going to be a nightmare?
Apple has shown a way ahead for full apps to access private data in Mojave, but has been curiously silent with respect to command tools. How will they cope?
Want to perform a quick scan for base stations, change Airport preferences, or check your Airport interface? Here’s the tool to do it.
How scheduling concurrent and background tasks using XPC Activity works, and compares with alternatives such as NSBackgroundActivityScheduler.
When part of the mechanism which schedules and dispatches Time Machine backups fails, those backups become irregular. Here it is shown in a clear diagram.
Diagrams how a routine Time Machine backup is scheduled and dispatched using CTS and DAS.
The first detailed account of how macOS Sierra runs many of its background activities, complete with a diagram.