Sleeping computers are good, until they don’t wake up. Thankfully, John and Dave are here each week to answer your questions, including this one. But that’s not all! Listen for answers to questions about Apple Watch hourly chimes, registering Apple devices, and tips on using the camera adapter between two iPhones, opening windows in new tabs, and more. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things on this week’s episode of Mac Geek Gab.
It’s getting to be quite a process to upgrade a Mac to a new version of macOS. Here are three things John thinks could make the process less nerve-wracking and increase user confidence.
John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s recent iOS and macOS releases and improving user experience.
We have a deal on Paw, a full-featured HTTP client that lets you test and describe the APIs you build or consume. It features a native macOS interface to compose requests, inspect server responses, generate client code and export API definitions. Paw is $24.99 through our deal, but coupon code BFSAVE15 brigs it down to $21.24 at checkout.
IT specialist Bob Gendler found that macOS Mail was storing encrypted emails in plain text. He first notified Apple on July 29, but only got a temporary fix from the company 99 days later on November 5.
The main thing I discovered was that the snippets.db database file in the Suggestions folder stored my emails. And on top of that, I found that it stored my S/MIME encrypted emails completely UNENCRYPTED. Even with Siri disabled on the Mac, it *still* stores unencrypted messages in this database!
Mr. Gendler shard a fix in his blog post.
Dr. Mac says that macOS Catalina is causing more issues than any macOS upgrade in recent memory; read Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves Episode #355 for the gruesome details…
Tips about new functionality, including moving Catalina’s windows, scanning with your iPhone, fixing mail, running cron jobs, and downloading installers from the Terminal are just scratching the surface. Then it’s on to diagnosing some network problems and learning how Time Machine can keep your volumes from being resized. Listen as John and Dave walk through all of these, to ensure everyone (including them!) learns at least five new things this week.
A day after iOS 13.2 Apple is releasing macOS Catalina 10.15.1 with some of the same features including support for AirPods Pro.
Apple has a pretty good system for reviewing the trustworthiness of submitted apps. But it breaks down too often.
You may have experienced some bugs with iOS 13 and macOS Catalina. David Shayer shares six possible reasons for this.
The betas started out buggy at WWDC in June, which is not unexpected, but even after Apple removed some features from the final releases in September, more problems have forced the company to publish quick updates. Why? Based on my 18 years of experience working as an Apple software engineer, I have a few ideas.
What I’m most annoyed about is the fact that some shortcuts have been broken by iOS 13.
Here’s how to manage app subscriptions on Mac, because there are a couple of different ways to do it. This uses System Preferences.
Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s Linux similarities, and how to decide which iPad to buy.
macOS Catalina and iOS 13 have been out for a few weeks now, and your tips and questions have been coming in. Plus, Dave learned a few things at MacTech last week to add. Mix in some Cool Stuff Found, a few Quick Tips, and some follow-ups from last week and we’ll all learn at least five new things!
French website MacGeneration (via MacRumors) has found references to and an image of a 16-inch MacBook Pro in the beta of macOS 10.15.1. Looking similar to the current 15-inch MacBook Pro, the not-yet-announced device has a thinner bezel. Cool, yeah? Here’s a snippet from the Google Translate version of the article, but read the full thing for more images and info.
macOS 10.15.1 contains references to a MacBook Pro 16″, which accredit the many rumors about this new the code of the first two beta of this version of Catalina, we found with the help of a reader, Maxime, the mention “MacBookPro16,1” which designates a new laptop of 16 “.Better than that, there are even the icons of the machine!
It’s hard to have a sense of humor about a macOS affair that causes great grief. It requires a unique perspective to look at the lighter side. Here’s one.
Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro are back with guest-host Bryan Chaffin to discuss the seemingly dizzying array of iOS updates Apple has released in the last few weeks. They also talk about the special case needs of macOS Catalina and whether Apple could do more to proactively warn users of everything they might face with their Mac systems.
No major new features have been uncovered in Catalina 10.15.1, but Apple is adding support for AMD Navi RDNA video cards for eGPUs.
macOS 10.15 Catalina is available for download, and, as usual, Dr. Mac warns not to install it just yet.
Some readers have sent John reports of macOS Catalina install problems. Scary stuff.
Charlotte Henry and Bob “Dr Mac” LeVitus join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s statement on Tencent, and Bob’s take on the latest macOS (he literally wrote the book, after all).