Bombich Software released version 5.1 of Carbon Copy Cloner on April 24 with snapshot support. There’s a lot to know about this major upgrade, and so some basic Q&A seems in order. Read this first.
Preview is such an underrated tool in macOS. It lets you view and edit images and PDFs.
If you don’t want your Mac to advertise its existence on any network you join, then there’s a simple option you’ll turn off to prevent that. Depending on your settings, this could stop unauthorized guests from connecting to your computer—or it could just keep people from seeing what silly name you’ve given your Mac. Both outcomes are good!
Spotlight is a tool that lets you search through your Mac for files, folders, and other information.
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The biggest feature for end-users is continued testing of Messages in iCloud.
Got a bunch of JPEGs you need to convert to PNGs? Preview can do them all in one batch! In today’s Quick Tip, we’ll tell you how to change your preferences to make this possible.
It lists all of the times your Mac has been woken up from sleep in chronological order.
Don’t count on seeing Apple’s rumored unified app platform at Worldwide Developer Conference this year. That’s likely happening in 2019, and macOS will go 64-bit only at the same time.
It’s no secret that Apple is phasing 32-bit app support in macOS, so it’s better to find out which apps you rely on that still need updating. Your Mac can give you that information, but 32-bitCheck makes the process even easier. The app checks the apps in the folder you specify, plus you can tell it to check all bundles and Mach-O, too. Checking my Applications folder shows Adobe CS6 apps and FileMaker Pro 11 are 32-bit, so they’ll stop working whenever Apple makes the move to 64-bit only with macOS. 32-bitCheck is a free download at the Eclectic Light website.
APFS support in third-party apps continues to grow, there’s now an app to search for 32-bit apps, secondary iCloud IDs might work well for you, and Apple’s official acknowledgement of the end of the AirPort router line brings up one of our favorite topics again: what Wi-Fi solution is best for your home? John and Dave talk through all of this, all for you. Just like Sister Hazel sang. Or something like that. Just press play and enjoy!