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Backup notes talk about TIme Machine issues and macOS process priorities, Time Capsule hard drive compatibility, ChronoSync, etc.

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MacInTouch Community discussions include the following topics (among others):

  • Apple Card – statement conversion hack (csv.wtf)
  • Apple security – Checkra1n/Ra1nUSB jailbreak; iCloud AI image scanning; FBI, end-to-end encryption
  • Backup – Time Machine failures (and ChronoSync contention)
  • Input devices – Logitech Triathlon vs. Microsoft Precision Mouse
  • Internet services – Verizon false advertising
  • iPhone SE – extended support in California
  • macOS Catalina – Apple update broke Canon camera connection
  • Quicken – APFS conflict with “lexicographical order”
  • SSDs – Samsung’s ultrafast PCIe 4.0 SSD previewed
  • Tax software – security/privacy and software archiving problems

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MacInTouch Community discussions include the following current topics (among others):

  • 2019 Mac Pro – gaming and GPU issues
  • Apple security – invisible updates, Apple Pay charges
  • Audio – Sonos port blocking and DNS blackholing
  • Bluetooth – new standard and audio capabilities
  • Competition – Intel Ghost Canyon NUC; Ryzen 4000, Tiger Lake
  • Fonts – Adobe changes, Affinity support, conversion, OpenType
  • Input devices – Contour and Logitech mice
  • Linux – MacBook Pro graphics failure workarounds
  • macOS Catalina – protection problems, Users location/migration
  • Malware – North Korean Mac malware, ad blockers, nasty phishing trick
  • Migration – missing macOS installers
  • Misc. – new vs. old tractors/technology
  • Photography – web hosting options, experiences, etc.
  • Security – IoT, firewalls and Ring cameras
  • Tax software – prices, capabilities, compatibility, etc.

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Linux discussion includes Chromebook conversion issues, better alternatives (new and used), issues with a new Dell Inspiron, and Linux workarounds with MacBook Pro graphics failures.

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Apple migration/software update discussion traces a bizarre update loop back to a BOM bug, describes a bad Time Machine migration fixed by migrating from a clone, and discusses issues involved in migrating from an old iMac to Catalina.

macOS Catalina notes touch on virtualization, sleep bugs, 32-bit software elimination, forced update fiascos, a vexing file-open problem, and more.

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macOS Catalina notes talk about Apple Books bugs, Dymo label software compatibility, QuickTime 7 elimination and virtualization workarounds, plus Thunderbolt sleep crashes and tips for installing Mojave (or High Sierra) on new Macs that can still run it while shipping with Catalina installed.

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Storage discussions talk about defragmenting hard drives via clone-erase-restore, along with related Time Machine issues, plus SSD vs. hard drive differences, techniques for mounting/securing external SSDs (e.g. for iMacs), USB vs. SATA performance, and a year-end review of current SSD technologies.

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Storage discussion talks about fusion drive SSD upgrades, an important Samsung EVO 970 Plus firmware fix, Intel’s fusion-type Rapid Storage Technology, and APFS performance issues.

MacInTouch Community discussions also touch on the following topics (among others):

  • 2019 Mac Pro – rack-mount model/peripherals; SSD cost/performance
  • Adobe – security update misinformation
  • Hackintoshes – inexpensive HP Elite-based systems
  • Help please – iPhone XR vs. iPhone Plus for big fingers?
  • iMessage – audio alert problems
  • Input devices – Splashtop for Mac control via iPhone
  • iOS 13 – app crashing, battery drain, GPS bugs
  • macOS Catalina – Catalyst apps, Fusion drives, Apple Books issues, etc.
  • Printers/scanners – VueScan OCR; Epson all-in-one kudos
  • Security – Wyze personal information breach

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MacInTouch Community discussions include the following current topics, among others:

  • 2019 Mac Pro – rack version, performance tests, PCIe cards vs. Apple SSD
  • Apple TV – personal information confusion
  • Input devices – iPhone/iPad in lieu of mouse?
  • iOS 13 – battery drain, quality issues
  • macOS Catalina – bad Apple Books, virtualization, dead Dymo
  • Mapping – slow iPhone GPS failures
  • Old systems – Adam Rosen’s Mac museum moves
  • Products – all-in-one printer/scanner recommendations
  • Phone services – voice mail transcriptions, MagicJack, WiFi calling, etc.
  • QuickenRaymond James Financial connectivity restored
  • Security – Apple/Adobe abandonment (Acrobat/Reader, Preview)
  • Storage – Fusion drive APFS performance, alternatives
  • Tax software – TurboTax on fusion drives
  • Troubleshooting – Thunderbolt/panics with Catalina/sleep
  • Virtualization – multi-user performance issues
  • Web browsers – memory usage

 

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Adobe security discussion warns of a nasty deception with Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat claiming everything is up to date and secure while users are actually exposed to critical vulnerabilities!

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