macOS High Sierra Disk Utility: A Video Walkthrough

· Jeff Butts · Deep Dive

macOS High Sierra Disk Utility

Jeff Butts shows us a real “gotcha,” the fact that Disk Utility hides full volume trees by default, plus how to reformat an APFS container and volume to a macOS Extended partition.

Getting Your iPhone Ready for iOS 11

· Jeff Butts · Deep Dive

Even if you think you’ve got your iPhone ready for iOS 11, read over this to make sure you’ve truly covered all of your bases.

A Walkthrough of Podcasts in iOS 11

· Jeff Butts · Deep Dive

podcasts in iOS 11

Jeff Butts isn’t real happy with all of the changes in the app, but finds some aspects of Podcasts in iOS 11 easier to use.

Be Prepared with Emergency Apps and Readiness Gear

· Kelly Guimont · Deep Dive


With the US battling both fire and water, it’s a good time to review your own readiness, both in gear and in software. Kelly has some tips for both to help you be prepared.

A Wealth of Open-Source Software Is Homebrewed

· Jeff Butts · Deep Dive

open source software homebrew

When it comes to installing awesome software for free, this utility, paradoxically both little-known and popular, makes it quick and easy.

iOS 11 iPad Multitasking Explained

· Jeff Butts · Deep Dive

More iOS 11 iPad Multitasking

The way you work with multiple apps on your iOS 11 iPad has changed slightly, with some good changes but also a few that make Jeff Butts shake his head a bit.

Here's Why You Still Need to Force Quit Some iPhone Apps

· Dave Hamilton · Deep Dive

Xcode’s Instruments app showing iOS task usage

John Gruber penned a piece at Daring Fireball with this premise: iOS is so good at managing background apps that you never need to force quit them. He is 100% correct that this is true about iOS and most apps. Unfortunately, as with most general advice, there are exceptions. We’ll show you how to find them.