Yoink macOS Big Sur support has been added to version 3.5.11. Yoink is a productivity app that acts as a “shelf” to hold files from Finder or app/website content. When you drag something on your Mac, Yoink appears at the edge of your screen, allowing you to temporarily place it there. Navigate to the destination of your files and drag them out of Yoink. Aside from adopting the new look and feel of macOS Big Sur and running natively on Apple Silicon, version 3.5.11 brings numerous quality-of-life improvements and fixes, like better support for not-yet-loaded files in iCloud Drive, or screenshots dragged from macOS’ floating screenshots window. Yoink is available on the Mac App Store for US$7.99, in Setapp, and on the developer’s website.
macOS 11.0 Big Sur is coming and Dr. Mac has advice it would behoove you to consider before you pull the trigger…
Apple has seeded a supplemental update of macOS Catalina 10.15.7 to protect against some security vulnerabilities.
The first beta of macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 has been released to developers, two weeks after the 11.0 beta 10 updates.
The fall is a crazy ride for Apple users. New hardware, new software, lots of changes, and more. John and Dave are right there with you to answer your questions, share tips, and dissect the new technology to help us all understand everything better. Listen this week as your two favorite geeks answer some Wi-Fi questions, share Cool Stuff Found, and revisit Big Sur as it surely gets closer to release time. Press play and enjoy learning five new things!
Apple has seeded the 10th developer beta of macOS Big Sur. It is available via the Apple Developer Center or via an over-the-air update.
Safari 14 will be included but it’s not limited to Big Sur. Mac users running macOS Mojave and macOS Catalina can also get the update.
Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss new paywall behavior in Big Sur, and birthday plans for Woz.
This week, Particle Debris opens with an in-depth look at ARM technology as well as a former Apple exec’s view of how the Apple Silicon move will change the entire computer industry.
Designer Michael Flarup writes about how macOS Big Sur will bring back “fun in visual design.”
With this approach Apple is legalising a visual design expressiveness that we haven’t seen from them in almost a decade. It’s like a ban has been lifted on fun. This will severely loosen the grip of minimalistic visual design and raise the bar for pixel pushers everywhere. Your glyph on a colored background is about to get some serious visual competition.
I don’t miss pre-iOS 7 skeuomorphism, but I don’t think I’ll mind some of that era’s icons coming back (just without the gloss). I also wonder if we’ll see them on iOS, or just macOS.
In our Mac Geek Gab forums, Brian Monroe has a warning for people wanting to try the macOS Big Sur beta.
Andrew shows us how to get Safari 14 features like Privacy Report without having to download the macOS Big Sur beta.
Jack Koloskus wrote about an emerging design language called neumorphism. Some of the new icons in macOS 11 are part of this design, like the Messages bubble that looks 3D. He believes we’ll be seeing more of this, while I am of the opinion that Apple, with this design, is laying the foundations for an AR/VR user interface. Of course an AR interface looks a bit odd on a 2D screen.
When you boil it down, neumorphism is a focus on how light moves in three-dimensional space […] What sets neumorphism apart from its progenitor is that the focus is on the light itself and how it interacts with a variety of objects in a purely digital space. The light simulations in neumorphism are more complex, and are focused on how light from one object could affect another, or the function of the object itself.
A feature coming to Safari 14 later this year involves logging into websites with Face ID and Touch ID through the Web Authentication API.
Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun share their thoughts and experiences with the new technologies Apple announced at WWDC this week.
The Mac Observer has a macOS Big Sur device support list so you can find out if your Mac can run Apple’s newest Mac operating system.
macOS Big Sur includes some of the biggest changes in design and Safari in years. The design copies iOS but keeps certain UI elements unique.