Posts from the desk of Tim Standing

Investigating & Preventing Kernel Panics in the 2019 Mac Pro

Nobody likes to experience a kernel panic on their Mac. This is when your Mac restarts itself while you are working. After it finishes the restart process, you see a dialog telling you that your Mac shut down because of a problem. Worse yet, you may have lost all of your recent work as files are not…
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The OWC Dock Ejector: Helpful Features Worth Knowing

What is OWC Dock Ejector? OWC Dock Ejector is a software-based solution that safely ejects all devices connected to an OWC Dock. It is available for both Mac and PC. To learn more, read OWC Dock Ejector Safely Disconnects...

Using APFS On HDDs … And Why You Might Not...

After 16 months of using and testing APFS—Apple’s new file system—I’ve come to the conclusion that you probably don’t want to use it on HDDs (disks with rotating platters). Why? Well, to understand why APFS and HDDs are not...

The Speed of APFS: Just How...
Ever since the first beta of Sierra (Mac OS 10.12), I have been interested in Apple’s new file system, APFS. As the first new file system released by Apple...