Category Archives: macOS

Apple updated macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS

Apple just updated all of its four operating systems. Though current hype is about upcoming macOS Catalina and iOS 13 / iPadOS 13, Apple still updates it “older” operating systems. Having always up-to-date version is very important, because updates don’t only add new features, but also fixes bugs and security issues. As usual, before updating make sure all… Read More »

How to customize Spotlight search on macOS and to protect your privacy

Spotlight in macOS is a powerful search engine for your Mac and, in some cases, for web. Some apps got deeper Spotlight integration, like Fantastical 2 from Flexibits, so you can enjoy rich integration in Spotlight with many extending data about your calendar events. Another good example is DEVONthink from DEVONtechnologies. But sometimes, you need to protect your… Read More »

Tip: how to add custom LUTs directly to Luminar and Aurora HDR for Mac

Luminar and Aurora HDR are my apps of choice for “common” and HDR photos. Tidy user interface combined with powerful photo-editing features in both of apps make them a beast for both professional and amateur photographers. Unlike products from Adobe, there is no subscription, Skylum releases new major versions every year with about 50% discount for those who… Read More »

Affinity Publisher is here

Adobe products are here for years and became the industry standard. Since Adobe changed its pricing policy and turned into subscription model, many users are finding alternatives. The best competitor is Serif. It released Affinity Photo as Adobe Photoshop killer and Affinity Designer to replace Adobe Illustrator. Serif released its product for Mac and Windows, and, of course,… Read More »

It’s official: Dashboard in macOS is dead

As we have written about Dashboard elimination in upcoming macOS Catalina HERE, the end of Dashboard is now official, according to this changelog, informed server Macrumors. Dashboard was introduced in Mac OS X Tiger in 2005, so Apple is eliminating Dashboard after 14 years of service. There is no hope that Dashboard will return into macOS Catalina in… Read More »

Mactracker – your Apple database

Apple released in its history many products since it was based in 1976 in California. Classic Macintosh, eMac, iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, MacBook, iBook, PowerBook, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Newton, monitors… who has to remember them all? Having a database of all Apple’s product, without need of complicated web search or “googling”, would be nice. If… Read More »

SHA-1 certificates are no longer supported in macOS Catalina and iOS 13

If you still have a Windows XP, you may see that some webpages won’t load, some webpages won’t allow you to log in, etc. Also, a lot of software do not support Windows XP anymore, including web browsers and also you can’t use the newest security certificates and features. Apple, known for fast dropping old technology, dropped support… Read More »