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November 2017

Why the Selection Changes When You Do Syntax Highlighting in a NSTextView: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/3…

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@lapcatsoftware So does this confirm that the bug was in the updater rather than in the patched code?

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@howardnoakley I don’t understand what’s going on here because using diskutil directly seems to always work, but do… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@chucker @jsnell I’m pretty sure that Xprotect cannot be disabled.

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@handleym99 @lapcatsoftware @objective_see @patrickwardle Something to do with the way the update’s installer replaces the relevant files?

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@mmunz Seriously. Also lots of video glitches since updating to 10.13.

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@nicklockwood Yeah, I was just reading an article about an iOS app that I wanted to buy…but I had to switch to my i… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@jsnell @chucker That makes sense. I just assumed it would override that because people were using words like “forced” and “mandatory.”

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@MacSparky No, it didn’t require physical access: tidbits.com/article/17650

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@chucker @jsnell I would think that those checkboxes wouldn't matter for a forced update.

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@mcelhearn @gruber Yep, that checkmark next to your name is why you aren’t affected. (But your password is stored in a less secure manner.)

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@mcelhearn @gruber I don’t mean SMB. I have that enabled, and can’t log in. There are per-user Windows File Sharing… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@mcelhearn @gruber Do you have Windows File Sharing enabled? People are reporting that works around the bug. I have… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@gruber Yes, quick turnaround. But OTOH the update breaks file sharing, making it impossible to connect: forums.macrumors.com/threads/securi…

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@tewha @jsnell Maybe I just didn’t wait long enough. I expected a different process for a “mandatory” update.

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@jsnell On my Mac, there was no Notification Center alert or background installation. It showed up in the App Store… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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High Sierra Bug Allows Root Access With Blank Password: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/2…

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Network Neutrality, Ajit Pai, and Title II: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/2…

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The Mystery of the Phantom App Updates: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/2…

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Uber Customer Data Breach and Cover-up: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/2…

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@backblaze @simX @schwa @nickheer I’m glad to hear that. In the meantime, I would suggest updating the wording in t… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@backblaze @simX @schwa @nickheer The way this was described to me, it was an issue of waiting for the client to se… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@simX Yeah, top-of-the-line components just a few months later was great. No-brainer upgrade for me if they do that… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@schwa @backblaze I wonder if anyone has one related to fact that the UI tells you the backup is complete up to 8 h… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@simX Not so crazy about last year’s A10 and capacity if they’re going to take another 2 years to update it again.

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@yuusharo Sorry to hear that. I’ve not heard any other reports like that, but I’ll let you know if I learn anything further.

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@yuusharo I’ve not seen that, but my main system is still 10.12.

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Skype Removed From Chinese App Stores: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/2…

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Google Collects Android Users’ Locations Even When Location Services Are Disabled: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/2…

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Google Collects Android Users’ Locations Even When Location Services Are Disabled: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/2…

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Google Collects Android Users’ Locations Even When Location Services Are Disabled: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/2…

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Google Collects Android Users’ Locations Even When Location Services Are Disabled: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/2…

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MailChimp Switches to Single Opt-In: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/2…

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Copying All Your Music to Your iPhone: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/2…

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@robmathers iOS 11.1.2 release notes mention a fix for the screen being unresponsive after a temperature drop, so m… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Using OmniOutliner more lately. Such a great app.

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@morid1n That’s how it was acting, but my AirPods were in their case 4 miles away.

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@robmathers Yes, on an SE. Also seeing lockups now and then.

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@self_vs_this Yeah, the hardware is fine. I use dictation a lot, and Siri works for me at home.

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@isaiah Had full bars, but I guess that’s possible. Too bad simple queries like this can’t be handled on-device.

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@jgordonshare I don’t know. No error reported. Tried three times.

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Tried to use Siri to set a timer for my parking meter, but it just sat there waiting for input with the waveform no… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@alexjeffburke @timacfr I don’t know. Would expect some size savings from dropping 32-bit copies of everything.

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Apple’s Use of Swift in iOS 11.1 and macOS 10.13.1: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/1…

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@ranvel My impression is that this was separate from the Fusion stuff since it was detected by reverse-engineering… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@DavidLublin @v21 What’s your favorite thing to do with the Touch Bar?

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@DavidLublin @v21 Other than being able to drive a large Retina external display, what are the great things about U… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@lapcatsoftware I really liked the 17-inch matte screen. But mine had a really slow hard drive and was a bit bendy.

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@ManuscriptTeam Is there a way to change the colors? I find it distracting that everything is more saturated. The b… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@gruber Modifying the Info.plist no longer makes sense because it breaks the code signature. Have to override the k… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Local Time Machine Uses APFS Snapshots: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/1…

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App Nap, Automatic Termination, and Zombie Apps: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/1…

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Twitter Sidestepped Russian Account Warnings: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/1…

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Building a Better Date/Time Library for Swift: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/1…

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We’re Just Doing Data Entry for Google: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/1…

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AstroPad’s Camera Button Rejected From the App Store: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/1…

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How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You’ve Ever Met: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/1…

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@iTod Or just trying to be super careful?

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@iTod Hard for me to tell. At first it sounded like a standard thing that big corps do. But OTOH they wanted to get… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@iTod Yeah, I thought that “depend on” bit was odd back when he first said it. The first parse I got was that he ad… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@iTod Is it still a gimmick if “everyone” does it?

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@iTod I guess the question is, what is a tax gimmick? Is it enough that Apple chose a structure designed to reduce… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@pataling In other areas, like the environment and worker conditions, Tim Cook is willing to pay more now to do the… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@pataling I’m not an expert on this. As best I can tell, Apple is acting within the law and in a manner typical of… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Twitter Increases Limit to 280 Characters: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/0…

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Twitter Increases Limit to 280 Characters: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/0…

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Facebook Solicits Nude Photos to Stop Revenge Porn: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/0…

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Enduring Xcode and SourceKitService Problems: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/0…

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@Bloguintosh Yeah. I would’ve thought the public betas would help quality, but that doesn’t seem to have happened.

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@kavehv @niclake @mcelhearn Seems like QA would be an area where hiring outside Cupertino could work well.

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@niclake @mcelhearn @kavehv Steve and Bertrand left in the same year.

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@kavehv @niclake @mcelhearn What an opportunity to turn excess cash into a long-term competitive advantage.

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@niclake @mcelhearn Do people not want to stay in QA or do companies not want to pay them enough?

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If Apple can find hundreds of AR engineers, they should be able to find hundreds of QA engineers.

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@howardnoakley So you’re saying that with automatic termination enabled and no open documents, it becomes a zombie? A fifth state?

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@howardnoakley Hmm. I remember this working, and it’s documented: developer.apple.com/library/conten… But maybe changed in a later release?

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@howardnoakley That seems backwards. I thought preventing App Nap would prevent the zombie from being created.

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@howardnoakley Pretty sure it can and that people have used this to override the system apps that are under SIP.

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@howardnoakley Have you tried “defaults write … NSDisableAutomaticTermination”?

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@mcelhearn OK. Messages flagged by SpamSieve will show a slightly different message, saying that you marked the message as junk.

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@mcelhearn Could also get marked as spam by a local spam filter running on a different Mac. The flag syncs.

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@mcelhearn Just found an example message on High Sierra. “Mail thinks this message is Junk Mail” and it offers the “Not Junk” button.

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@mcelhearn It should and it can, because it can change the server flag and it can move the message out of the Junk… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@mcelhearn I don’t currently have any of that class of messages on my High Sierra Mac. But I’m sure that Mail showe… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@mcelhearn The text doesn’t say that Mail flagged it. It says that Mail thinks the message is junk (because Gmail set the flag).

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@mcelhearn That’s odd—the button usually does display when Mail’s filter is off.

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@mcelhearn Should work to click Mail’s Not Junk button.

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@mcelhearn Probably, Mail is telling you that a server filter marked that message as junk.

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@YummySoftware Yeah, unbelievable how quickly 10.7 installed compared with 10.13.

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Doing a little testing on macOS 10.7 and, wow, I miss that window chrome, some of the icons, and the linen login background.

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@betalogue @Apple That one’s several years old and I think even had a TidBITS article about it. :(

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Google Docs Glitch Blocks Files for TOS Violations: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/0…

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iPhone X Media Strategy and Early Reviews: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/0…

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Photos Machine Learning and Trusting Apple: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/0…

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iOS Feature Wish: Contact Provider Extensions: mjtsai.com/blog/2017/11/0…

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@kevinhoctor Looks like it’s fixed in 10.13.2 Beta 1!

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@kevinhoctor Sorry, didn’t file since I’ve heard other people mentioning this issue all summer.

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Disappointed that macOS 10.13.1 doesn’t fix the graphics glitches when pulling down menus on my MacBook Pro.

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