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Next Week on My Mac: WWDC 2019

Tomorrow I expect that many of us will be glued to the opening keynote of Apple’s WWDC, at which senior staff and selected engineers will tell us what lies ahead in macOS 10.15 and the future of the platform, maybe mentioning certain other products too. 829 more words

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Sandboxing makes quarantine flags almost meaningless

The quarantine flag, an extended attribute (xattr) of type com.apple.quarantine, used to be one of the most meaningful and important of all the xattrs attached to files. 1,297 more words

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Last Week on My Mac: The hard road to macOS 10.15

Dominating many Mac sites last week has been the leaked story about the division of Apple’s beleaguered camel app iTunes into separate media managers. Meanwhile, those who develop and manage macOS software were agonising over two far more consequential changes which Apple has all but confirmed explicitly: the loss of support for 32-bit software, and mandatory notarization. 866 more words

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Why all those quarantine flags?

Apps normally have a quarantine extended attribute (xattr) attached to them to warn macOS that they’ve been downloaded from the Internet and need to pass through Gatekeeper’s first run checks. 494 more words

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Finding and converting legacy media 4: Using Compressor

If you’ve only got a handful of movies which need conversion to cope with the forthcoming loss of QuickTime 7 codecs in macOS 10.15, you’re probably happy… 335 more words

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Finding and converting legacy media 2: Embedded in Keynote presentations

I have plenty of movies embedded in Keynote presentations. In preparation for the switch to 64-bit only, and the loss of QuickTime 7 codecs, one task that I have is to work through those old presentations and ensure that their movies will still play in macOS 10.15. 277 more words

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