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November 2017

Why the Selection Changes When You Do Syntax Highlighting in a NSTextView: https://t.co/DQGtiWBvN8 #mjtsaiblog

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iBooks in iOS 11 and High Sierra: https://t.co/OMHZebLqyS #mjtsaiblog

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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… https://t.co/66a6Vs59AM

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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… https://t.co/VhUjLTjgmN

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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 accesstidbits.com/article/17650e7

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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… https://t.co/bbPYf6NguP

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@mcelhearn @gruber Do you have Windows File Sharing enabled? People are reporting that works around the bug. I have… https://t.co/inxLIQmCuj

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@gruber Yes, quick turnaround. But OTOH the update breaks file sharing, making it impossible to connect: https://t.co/wfCDpgfyO5

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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… https://t.co/G0vW6Ty8ET

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Why Little Bugs Need to Get Fixed: https://t.co/p6C7Q5upI2 #mjtsaiblog

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High Sierra Bug Allows Root Access With Blank Password: https://t.co/UxyGxmMCbQ #mjtsaiblog

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Network Neutrality, Ajit Pai, and Title II: https://t.co/Bqykv9lVbu #mjtsaiblog

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The Mystery of the Phantom App Updates: https://t.co/gFuSfL72Vh #mjtsaiblog

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Uber Customer Data Breach and Cover-up: https://t.co/5rLbVdiTGP #mjtsaiblog

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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… https://t.co/AhyLYJNiVm

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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… https://t.co/kaX968LZ6i

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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… https://t.co/HMZgniVA0g

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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… https://t.co/MdhYyX4xqc

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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: https://t.co/R7fhEGPse8 #mjtsaiblog

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Google Collects Android Users’ Locations Even When Location Services Are Disabled: https://t.co/ZgEPWnhe90 #mjtsaiblog

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Google Collects Android Users’ Locations Even When Location Services Are Disabled: https://t.co/ZgEPWnhe90 #mjtsaiblog

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Google Collects Android Users’ Locations Even When Location Services Are Disabled: https://t.co/ZgEPWnhe90 #mjtsaiblog

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Google Collects Android Users’ Locations Even When Location Services Are Disabled: https://t.co/ZgEPWnhe90 #mjtsaiblog

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MailChimp Switches to Single Opt-In: https://t.co/WWvhlOnWJt #mjtsaiblog

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Pushy Notifications in Apple News: https://t.co/Ll5yiVsOVP #mjtsaiblog

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Copying All Your Music to Your iPhone: https://t.co/rfsV0ezMaC #mjtsaiblog

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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… https://t.co/8fVYmCPkw5

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Using OmniOutliner more lately. Such a great app.

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@morid1n My car doesn’t have Bluetooth.

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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… https://t.co/sI3da7ekRr

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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: https://t.co/pd687sNQ6F #mjtsaiblog

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@marczak @MacTechConf Cool—I hope they post the new talk.

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@ranvel My impression is that this was separate from the Fusion stuff since it was detected by reverse-engineering… https://t.co/bSTWERCnfK

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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… https://t.co/pHcUqOe9Tp

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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… https://t.co/jft4CwtkJ0

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@gruber Modifying the Info.plist no longer makes sense because it breaks the code signature. Have to override the k… https://t.co/mH4aS4ekqu

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Local Time Machine Uses APFS Snapshots: https://t.co/QcozGVRgER #mjtsaiblog

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App Nap, Automatic Termination, and Zombie Apps: https://t.co/HK9b7UdvGh #mjtsaiblog

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Twitter Sidestepped Russian Account Warnings: https://t.co/GXTHpiitoU #mjtsaiblog

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Building a Better Date/Time Library for Swift: https://t.co/Bn3n9xpioO #mjtsaiblog

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We’re Just Doing Data Entry for Google: https://t.co/HYDE9RUMLS #mjtsaiblog

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AstroPad’s Camera Button Rejected From the App Store: https://t.co/wwT7IZu95I #mjtsaiblog

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How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You’ve Ever Met: https://t.co/pJCKa7iczs #mjtsaiblog

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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… https://t.co/6qE6krVGLD

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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… https://t.co/C7N3sCZIfP

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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… https://t.co/FyLZl6RDjK

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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… https://t.co/lrAS8oQ2Gg

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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… https://t.co/HmmCXRbDjB

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Twitter Increases Limit to 280 Characters: https://t.co/JECrAYYzUS #mjtsaiblog

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Twitter Increases Limit to 280 Characters: https://t.co/JECrAYYzUS #mjtsaiblog

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Facebook Solicits Nude Photos to Stop Revenge Porn: https://t.co/2AQDshNGHe #mjtsaiblog

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Enduring Xcode and SourceKitService Problems: https://t.co/zAH6heJVEW #mjtsaiblog

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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: https://t.co/q3HRWlwxrD 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… https://t.co/0R0THQQhVC

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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… https://t.co/EUYyvWPNHk

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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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@mdrockwell @nickheer @mattbirchler @ecschwarz Thanks for the kind words and for pointing me to @mattbirchler and… https://t.co/Ovy8S0y9mv

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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: https://t.co/f9M4zo8WHq #mjtsaiblog

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iPhone X Media Strategy and Early Reviews: https://t.co/n0Lh5S4iiC #mjtsaiblog

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Photos Machine Learning and Trusting Apple: https://t.co/cuIN2hrj8V #mjtsaiblog

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iOS Feature Wish: Contact Provider Extensions: https://t.co/KATUlH2Hgd #mjtsaiblog

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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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