MacVoices #19212: Scholle McFarland Takes Control of macOS Catalina

In Take Control of Catalina, Scholle McFarland starts us on the path to getting the most out of Apple’s latest macOS. She tells us what to expect when you first boot up the new 64-bit operating system, how to use Sidecar to get the best performance and outlines some new Continuity features. She also gives is a look at some of the enhancements to Notes and Reminders, and talks about the “bundlerific” deal from Take Control.

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MacVoices #19211 – Joe Kissell Takes Control of Upgrading to macOS Catalina

Joe Kissell has been digging into the best way to upgrade to the next generation of macOS, and shares some of his findings from his new book, Take Control of Upgrading to Catalina. What makes this upgrade different is the transition to only 64-bit apps. Some strategies on how to perform the upgrade effectively, how to find which of your apps can’t make the transition, and the things you should do before upgrading are just a few of the topics covered in this discussion. There are also some potential challenges after the upgrade, including security options that you should be aware of. Find out what you need to know from Joe.

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MacVoices #19210: A Tour of The Tools and Resources Created by Brett Terpstra

We followed up, as promised, with Brett Terpstra, to get an explanation of how to find all the tools and resources he has created to solve both his problems and yours. Brett gives us a tour of his web site, and explains the logic behind his organization. The discussion evolved into an examination of the tools he used to build that site, the pros and cons of different web publishing platforms, and the benefit of hacker conferences.

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MacVoices #19209: St. Clair Software’s Jon Gotow on Getting Apps Ready for macOS Catalina

Jon Gotow of St. Clair Software takes a break from coding to discuss the coming transition to the 64-bit macOS Catalina, and what it means for you. What it takes to transition apps from 32-bit to 64-bit, why some apps and developers won’t or can’t make the transition, and what you should expect from developers are all part of our first look at this change that is going to affect everyone who uses a Mac. Jon gives us a status report on all of his apps, shares his thinking on charging for the upgrades, and offers some advice on how to communicate with those who make your mission-critical apps.

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MacVoices #19208: Update – 2019-08


In the August update, Chuck reflects on Macstock, issues a notification of some possible RSS feed changes, and delivers the monthly Support Report.


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