Here's What You Need to Know About the macOS 32-bit App Warning

· Jeff Gamet · How-To

32-bit app warning in macOS High Sierra

If you’re running macOS 10.13.4 and launch 32-bit apps you’ll see a new warning as of April 12th telling you they need to be updated. Here’s what that means, plus how you can check to see which apps you use are still 32-bit.

macOS and iOS: New Website Warnings (and What They Mean)

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Reaching for Apple Security

Today’s Quick Tip is on a fancy new security feature of the latest releases of macOS and iOS. It can protect you! But only if you pay attention to it. We’ll go over what it’s telling you and what you should do—or not do!—when you see it.

macOS 10.13.4: Sorting Safari Bookmarks by Name

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

The newest version of Safari has a handy-dandy way to sort bookmarks by name (or by URL), and we’ve got the scoop on how to do it…and how to undo it if you want to. (At least temporarily.) Come on in and read all about it!

Migrating Your Data, Home Automation, and macOS 10.13.4 – Mac Geek Gab 703

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Mac Geek Gab Logo

Apple released macOS 10.13.4 this week and, well, it changes some things. No worries, your two favorite geeks talk through it all. Then it’s on to managing duplicate contacts and properly migrating your data. There are other questions, too, as well as a few other Quick Tips and some Cool Stuff(s) Found. Press play and enjoy!

TMO Background Mode Interview with Tidbits Security Editor Rich Mogull

· John Martellaro · Background Mode Podcast

Rich Mogull on Background Mode.

Rich Mogull has twenty years experience in information security, physical security, and risk management. He specializes in data security, application security, emerging security technologies, and security management. Prior to founding Securosis, Rich was a Research Vice President at Gartner on the security team where he also served as research co-chair for the Gartner Security Summit. Currently, he is the security editor at Tidbits. We chatted about Rich’s career, then delved into some security issues of interest to Apple customers: the relative security of macOS vs. Windows 10, the security of iOS, whether AES-256 encryption is still “good enough,” iCloud security, and the technical feasibility of an unhackable backdoor into our iPhones for law enforcement. If you’re interested in all things security, this is the show for you.

The iPad Paradox: Why it Can't Really Teach Kids to Code

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Logitech Crayon stylus for iPad

Apple’s “Field Trip” education event produced a flood of excellent articles about Apple’s standing in the education market. Here are four of the best. And one hits a hot button.

Here's How to Force Your Mac to Run Only in 64-bit Mode

· Jeff Gamet · How-To

macOS 64-bit mode

macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 gets us a step closer to ditching 32-bit mode for apps. In fact, you can force your Mac to run only in 64-bit mode if you aren’t afraid to pay a visit to the command line. Read on to learn how.

macOS: How to Add a Screen Saver Icon to Your Dock

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you want to lock your Mac’s screen quickly when you’re walking away from it, there are lots of ways you could do so. In this Quick Tip, we’ll give you a few suggestions, but we’ll also show you how to add a shortcut to your screen saver to your Dock, which’ll mean a one-click way to lock your Mac when combined with certain security settings. We’ve got you covered!

Reinstalling macOS? Here's How to Choose the Version You Want

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

use clipboard in terminal

If your machine shipped with Yosemite, for example—and you’d like to wipe its drive and reinstall that version of the Mac’s operating system—there’s a keyboard shortcut for that! In this Quick Tip, we’ll tell you how to do so, along with giving you some other neat startup tricks.

macOS: Resuming a Print Job on a Specific Page

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Apple Printer Icon

Today’s Quick Tip is about pausing printing—and then having your printer resume on a specific page! No, you don’t have to cancel your print job if you forgot to tell your Mac to print only a range of pages, and we’ll tell you how to get around doing that.