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    Newsletter Issue #1052 — Apple Places You in Upgrade Hell

    March 6th, 2024

    Most of you are aware that I have been around the Apple universe since the 1980s, so maybe I know one or two things. I know, for example, that despite its claims or illusions to the contrary, Apple is not your friend. It is a multinational profit-making corporation that pays a little more than lip […]

    macOS Update Paranoia

    January 25th, 2018

    According to published reports, Apple has seeded a brand new macOS High Sierra update to developers. and public beta testers should have at it shortly. This one, 10.13.4, will put up warnings that Apple plans to remove support for 32-bit apps. Says Apple: To prepare for a future release of macOS in which 32-bit software […]

    The Fate of the Mac mini: Is There Now Hope?

    October 20th, 2017

    Apple’s cheapest Mac arrived in 2005, only weeks after Apple claimed, during a quarterly conference call with financial analysts, that it would never produce a cheap Mac. Well, they actually labeled cheap PCs as “junk,” but the Mac mini was definitely not junk, even though it was, at $499, fairly cheap. It was no frills […]

    A Few Things About Apple — Real or Imagined

    September 20th, 2017

    As promised, Apple released three of its four operating systems on Tuesday. macOS High Sierra will arrive on Monday, September 25th, but I’ll get to that shortly. Both tvOS 11, for the fourth-generation Apple TV, and watchOS 4, for the Apple Watch, have minor improvements. The world won’t change, although loyal users of both devices […]