Tag Archive for ‘Catalina’

Kernel Extension Warnings in macOS Catalina 10.15.4 ➝

I only use a single kernel extension and that’s the one that Turbo Boost Switcher Pro uses. I hope Apple gives us a low-power mode in the next major release of macOS or they decide to postpone the deprecation of kernel extensions until they ship the feature.

(Via Stephen Hackett.)

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Catalina’s Dialog Bureaucracy ➝

An excellent piece by Nick Heer discussing the terrible state of permissions prompts and security-related dialogs in macOS.

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macOS Catalina Is More Trouble Than It’s Worth ➝

Riccardo Mori:

What I want from a new version of an operating system, especially one as mature as Mac OS, is that it fixes or improves what was not working well in previous versions, and that it leaves tried-and-true features and functionalities as untouched as technically possible. I don’t need and I don’t want disruption for disruption’s sake on a yearly basis. While I understand that today’s tech motto is The show must go on, that also doesn’t have to mean that the show should get painful to watch.

Instead, Catalina has so far proven to be quite the disruptive experience.

My work laptop, a 2018 MacBook Air, is still running on Mojave and I don’t expect I’ll upgrade the machine any time soon. I can’t risk running into any unexpected issues with the software I rely on to get things done. I might not run Catalina on my work computer until I get a new one that comes with it pre-installed in 6–12 months.

This feeling isn’t unique to my work laptop, though. I’ve reached a point in my life where I care more about my devices working than I do about having the shiny new features of the latest software update. This is undoubtedly influenced by the quality of Apple’s software over the last few years (or lack there of). But I certainly don’t mind being a bit behind and not having to deal with all the new annoyances — at least until they’ve had a chance to iron things out a bit.

➝ Source: morrick.me

Shortcuts for Mac ➝

Steve Troughton-Smith discovered that Catalyst on macOS Catalina includes all the Shortcuts frameworks. And I’ll tell you what, I’d be a lot more productive on the Mac if I had Shortcuts at my disposal. I’ve tried building workflows in Alfred and I’ve played with Automator, but nothing has clicked with me like Shortcuts has.

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