TMO editors and some Apple customers are reporting random macOS lockups, especially after an extended period in a screen saver.
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.
John installed macOS High Sierra (10.13.1) on his Mac Pro and has a few high adventures to write about.
When Apple released macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 on Tuesday it also rolled out security updates for macOS El Capitan and macOS Sierra to patch the KRACK Wi-Fi security flaw.
During this week’s Mac Geek Gab 679 we discussed how many people have emailed us asking for a macOS Sierra 10.12 installer download link… and no one can seem to find one. Searching the Mac App Store yields nothing and, thus far, there’s no Apple knowledgebase article with a link to it (Update: that KB article now exists). MGG Listener “Kirk van” came to the rescue with this Mac App Store download link to the macOS Sierra 10.12.6 Installer.
John Martellaro and Jeff Butts join guest-host Bryan Chaffin to examine benchmarks showing that High Sierra is faster on older Macs than Sierra. They also talk about the issue of smartphone addiction, who’s to blame, and whether or not it’s a problem for Apple.
If you decide macOS High Sierra isn’t for you and want to reinstall Sierra from the App Store, good luck because it isn’t there.
It was easier than Jeff Butts thought, except for a couple of fairly major, but solvable, issues.
This was an incredibly fun project that turned out better than I expected.
It’s a maintenance release that, “improves the security, stability and compatibility of your Mac,” and it includes three fixes for enterprise.
Luckily, there’s a way to make that much more difficult.
This release includes performance improvements, as well as a host of bug fixes, tweaks, and other changes.
Proper use of a catchall address, external MacBook and MacBook Pro batteries, granular controls on the volume slider, GPS in Airplane mode, and making an old trackball with with Sierra are just the way this show begins. Listen in for much, much more… and feel free to send your questions in, too!
The build number for macOS Sierra 10.12.6 Developer Beta 4 is (16G18a).
Remaining macOS Sierra releases are most likely to be maintenance and/or security-focused as the company ramps up to macOS High Sierra this fall.
Any of these graphics cards will work well with your Hackintosh build.