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May 2022

@brunowinck @ctietze A 10-second delay would be an improvement these days. I often have to restart to get it to refresh.

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@NSExceptional Me too, but it’s still non-trivial to restore.

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@grgarside Could be wrong, but my recollection is that this doesn’t work for traditional Mac app receipts, only IAP.

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Restoring Contacts From a Time Machine Backup: mjtsai.com/blog/2022/05/2…

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Disk Utility Can Only Check Backup Disks in Recovery: mjtsai.com/blog/2022/05/2…

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New Receipt Validation Sample Code: mjtsai.com/blog/2022/05/2…

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@jpkang Yes, took a while longer than the status page said, but it’s back.

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Open Letter About Apple Remote Work
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Time Machine Evolution and APFS… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@lapcatsoftware @iljawascoding My favorite is the bug for several years where Mail wouldn’t load plug-ins that were… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@lapcatsoftware @iljawascoding Yes, I have to notarize even to test on my own development Mac unless I turn off SIP.

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@lapcatsoftware @iljawascoding Unfortunately, Mail plug-ins have stricter requirements.

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@iljawascoding Yeah, I was hoping to iterate on debugging something with a customer this afternoon. :-(

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The Developer ID notary service has been down for several hours, and it’s actually showing up on the System Status… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Studio Display
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Apple Platform Security Guide (May 2022)… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Open Letter to Apple About Final Cut Pro
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App Store Subscription Inc… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Indirect Struct Properties in Swift: mjtsai.com/blog/2022/05/1…

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Apple Introduces Professional IT Training: mjtsai.com/blog/2022/05/1…

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Apple Accessibility Feature Preview: mjtsai.com/blog/2022/05/1…

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@lapcatsoftware Thanks. Wasn’t there when I searched before.

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Studio Display Firmware 15.5
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G Suite Removes Free Plans… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@rosyna I do think the type of service makes a difference. I don’t want my cable Internet to shut off because I mis… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@rosyna Outside of the App Store, not that I can think of. Inside of the App Store, everything up until now.

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Opt-Out App Store Subscription Increases: mjtsai.com/blog/2022/05/1…

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@iTod LOL. I don’t understand how this one is still shipping. It was easy to duplicate on a brand-new macOS/Xcode i… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Apple Platform Security Guide (May 2022): mjtsai.com/blog/2022/05/1…

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@iTod Hope you can find a solution. That sounds really annoying. My initial delay is still there but not as bad on Apple Silicon.

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@JanWillens @DaisyPerle @rileytestut @NSExceptional Not sure where you’re going with this…my recollection is that e… https://t.co/PGf17AKGVC

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@DaisyPerle @rileytestut @NSExceptional IANAL, but my understanding is that they would not have been able to go to… https://t.co/PcglCNyWEC

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@DaisyPerle @rileytestut @NSExceptional Because if Epic is in fact happy to do that they would not be the example t… https://t.co/iXgQrlAfjv

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@DaisyPerle @rileytestut @NSExceptional I think Epic would be happy to be in Apple’s store but with its own payment… https://t.co/GEBX6aw81U

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@DaisyPerle @rileytestut @NSExceptional Fortnite is not a typical big app and would not be leaving the store due to… https://t.co/e7XfTPmzhH

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@rileytestut @NSExceptional Maybe—depends on how difficult it is to install them.

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@rileytestut @NSExceptional Or, simply the possibility of this happening could put pressure on Apple to improve the main store.

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@rileytestut @NSExceptional I don’t think a lot of big apps would necessarily leave, but it could potentially be a… https://t.co/S9ohSawjdF

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@rjonesy @parrots I have heard that, too, but every time I look it seems that it doesn’t support locking shared not… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@steveshepard @Freerunnering Could be, but I get these sorts of errors even with grammar checking disabled. Shouldn… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@steveshepard @Freerunnering Not sure what’s going on, but I have noticed this, too: both falsely underlined words… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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iCloud Drive Folder Sharing Risks Data Loss: mjtsai.com/blog/2022/05/1…

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iCloud Drive Folder Sharing Risks Data Loss: mjtsai.com/blog/2022/05/1…

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On App Store Pricing Inflexibility: mjtsai.com/blog/2022/05/1…

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The Apple Services Experience Is Not Good Enough
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@mainactor Not Gua… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@CraigGrannell Whoa, did not know about that dragging up to make Photos upload. Though I think the problem I have i… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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The Apple Services Experience Is Not Good Enough: mjtsai.com/blog/2022/05/1…

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Proposed EU Digital Markets and Services Acts: mjtsai.com/blog/2022/05/1…

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Extended Verification Certificates: mjtsai.com/blog/2022/05/1…

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@howardnoakley I wish the error reporting just told you it isn’t supposed to work. Instead, T2 Mac shows “EFI Boot”… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@howardnoakley Yes, the last Intel MacBook Pro. Good to know that it’s an arch issue rather than the drive being so… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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So what this means is that the M1 Mac has to be out of commission running the installer (and beta updates) itself i… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Even with the improvements mjtsai.com/blog/2021/11/2…, running into issues booting my M1 Mac from an external SSD. Par… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@reneritchie @eric_young_1 @markgurman I don’t think subpoena is the only issue. There could be a rogue employee or a breach.

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@reneritchie @eric_young_1 @markgurman The problem is that the E2EE is effectively not there due to the backup issue.

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@reneritchie @eric_young_1 @markgurman iMessage is the least reliable messaging service I’ve ever used. Constantly… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@eric_young_1 @reneritchie @markgurman Maybe it would help to make iMessage more reliable and private.

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Microsoft’s Adaptive Accessories: mjtsai.com/blog/2022/05/1…

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Problems With Promotion-Oriented Cultures: mjtsai.com/blog/2022/05/1…

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USB-C Hubs Breaking Ethernet Networks: mjtsai.com/blog/2022/05/1…

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toothfairymac ToothFairy 2.8, the easiest way to connect Bluetooth devices to your Mac, can now display and fix the sound output… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@lapcatsoftware I think Gruber is right about Hot News, and you are right that it’s not the best comparison with /newsroom/.

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@lapcatsoftware I think you are right that some of the ones that got permalinks were deleted under Cook, not Jobs.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@lapcatsoftware I don’t think it’s false. I remember pages going away during the Jobs era, and some never having pe… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@iTod Test failures remain even after they’ve been fixed, too. :(

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ACM Still Unsatisfied With Apple’s Dating Apps Rules: mjtsai.com/blog/2022/05/1…

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Video Conferencing Apps Send Audio When Muted
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The Longest Atlassian… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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How macOS Manages M1 CPU Cores
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Apple Self Service Repair Now Availa… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Apple’s Explanation for Removing Old Apps
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1Password 8 for Mac… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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The Information Rejected From App Store Over Pricing: mjtsai.com/blog/2022/05/0…

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ISPs Ordered to Block Three Pirate Streaming Services: mjtsai.com/blog/2022/05/0…

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@gingerbeardman I think Reeder? Personally, I like ReadKit much better. (But currently I’m using NetNewsWire.)

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Open Letter About Apple Remote Work: mjtsai.com/blog/2022/05/0…

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EU Objects to Apple Limiting Third-Party Access to NFC: mjtsai.com/blog/2022/05/0…

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Studio Display 15.5 Firmware Beta 2: mjtsai.com/blog/2022/05/0…

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Periodic Table of NSVisualEffectView: mjtsai.com/blog/2022/05/0…

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@howardnoakley @mikeymikey 12.4. It seems like the options are: (1) back up data, wipe, reinstall, restore data. (2… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@mikeymikey @howardnoakley I can’t reinstall because the beta version that was partially installed is newer than th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@mikeymikey @howardnoakley I don’t know. I was hoping Software Update made a snapshot before it started applying th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@mikeymikey @howardnoakley Ideally would like to know how to do both, but in this case I guess the system is more important.

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@howardnoakley Thanks. If I understand correctly, both asr and CCC can restore a snapshot by copying the data to a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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But if I boot into Recovery, it only shows options for restoring the internal drive. I also tried reinstalling macO… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@howardnoakley Sorry if I missed this in one of your articles, but do you know how to revert to an APFS snapshot on… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@davemark @CraigGrannell Yeah, I’m not big fan of the old Apple-menu-style drilling down the whole hard drive. Too… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@davemark Would be really cool if you could drill into the folders from the menu.

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@_saagarjha @lapcatsoftware privacy updates, and have to keep maintaining compatibility checks for them, because th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@_saagarjha @lapcatsoftware Yes, they are very good at making people not realize that certain questions or options… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Apple’s Explanation for Removing Old Apps: mjtsai.com/blog/2022/05/0…

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@keff85 @weathergraph That sounds great! I was not aware of this app, but it looks promising.

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