In this episode, Bryan and Jeff chew over Apple’s burgeoning quality control issues, as well as the company’s bizarre decision to release a pro desktop that’s sealed. The cap the discussion by examining some of the topics in the Apple Context Machine Facebook group.
TMO editors and some Apple customers are reporting random macOS lockups, especially after an extended period in a screen saver.
John Kheit thinks that Apple is mismanaging security, and that its quality assurance and attention to detail have gone to hell.
As anticipated by the beta development cycle, Apple’s patch notes specify bug fixes in this release.
John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple’s recent security and update stumbles, plus they share their thoughts on Amazon saying their Apple TV Prime video app is still coming this year.
This development cycle for macOS High Sierra is a bug fix and performance-centric update, with the only known new features being Mac App Store improvements.
In this video podcast, Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit ask whether the macOS High Sierra root access flaw indicates that Apple is FUBAR or was a simple SNAFU. They also discuss the huge spike in Bitcoin and whether or not we’re seeing a bubble. And speaking of bubbles, some Tesla critics say that company is experiencing its own. The cap the show with a look at The History Channel’s The Curse of Oak Island, and Bryan has a theory about the most recent episodes. (WARNING NSFW: PROFANITY & RANTS)
Apple fixed its root access flaw in macOS High Sierra, but the whole incident is a corporate black eye for a company known for executing. Bryan and Jeff also talk about Ajit Pai’s latest embarrassing comments defending his plan to gut net neutrality. They also talk about some of the topics suggested by the Apple Context Machine Facebook Group.
Apple issued an apology to Mac users for the epic fail of the macOS High Sierra root access flaw and said it would audit its internal development processes to make sure this kind of buffoonery never happens again.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about macOS High Sierra’s root access security flaw, plus John updates us on the state of Apple TV 4K.
macOS High Sierra’s painfully bad root access security flaw has been patched and the update is ready for download now.
It gives anyone with physical access to your Mac immediate and easy root privileges, meaning access to everything on your Mac. Fortunately, there’s a fix you can do yourself until Apple fixes this mess.
Currently, it’s a just a simple notification out of the blue and strong nudge for the user to upgrade macOS, but the OS needs to be smarter in its approach.
This marks an acceleration of the release cycle, which in the past has meant Apple is nearing release.
Continued use and testing has revealed a few oddities in macOS High Sierra.
macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Developer Beta 3 is a bug fix and performance-centric update in the Apple Developer Connection.