It looks like my wife's MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2013) and my iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) will be able to run macOS Catalina. Damn! The longevity of a Mac is incredible!Continue Reading
NetNewsWire, the app that in 2006, was the only RSS reader on my Mac is back. Back then, for me, NetNewsWire was always installed on every Mac I configured. I’ve used the betas and alphas for many months, and although I will continue to use Reeder for the future, I am excited and hopeful for…Continue Reading
I discovered this tip via the Mac App Store. At first, I thought, "I know all of these already", but I learned a new trick today. As I expected, Command+Control+Shift-4 grabs a section of the screen and stores it to the clipboard.Continue Reading
Apple says future versions of macOS won’t include a number of open-source scripting languages. The impact of this change will vary depending on the audience, but it will affect more people than you might think.
My visceral reaction was “WTF!! What the bloody f**k”. When I calm down, I’ll hopefully post a more reasoned response. For now, I’ll include some links and some quotes from around the web. Before removing these scripting languages from macOS, Apple will need to address its own reliance on them. Xcode includes many libraries in…Continue Reading
It was a good idea to move system software updates out of the App Store app and (back1) into a System Prefs panel. System software updates aren’t from the App Store, and System Prefs is — duh — the correct place to manage the system. But everything about the presentation of release notes in this sheet is obviously bad. Macs have displays ranging from large to giant, but these release notes are displayed in a fixed-size pane that shows less text than an iPhone SE. Seriously. The rigidity and clear lack of thoughtfulness makes it feel like a dialog box from some other operating system, like an old version of Windows. If this sheet were part of a student’s assignment in an intro to Mac programming class, a good teacher would send it back and explain how to make a sheet resizable, how to make text selectable (and thus copy-able), and how to make URLs clickable.
Maybe John's complaint will get Apple to fix this.Continue Reading