Starting tonight, macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 will warn users when they launch a 32-bit app and prompt them to this support document. This was announced by Apple a while back, as Jason Snell points out at Six Colors:
Mac developers were told at Apple’s developer conference last year that macOS High Sierra would be the “last version of macOS to run 32-bit apps without compromise,” and many of them have been busy updating their apps to be fully 64-bit compatible. Just a couple of months ago BBEdit, one of my favorite Mac apps, updated to 64 bit.
For now, these apps will still run; this warning doesn’t impact the usage of these programs in any way. However, starting with the next major version of macOS, 32-bit apps will run “with compromises,” although Apple hasn’t made it clear what those compromises will be.
This week on Connected:
Apple has launched a (kinda) new iPhone, discussed the Mac Pro and saved the world. Big week.
We also discussed the possible pros an cons of Spotify’s rumored portable music player and trypophobia.
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This week on Query:
Stephen worries about the future of Twitter clients, then Serenity explains the dreaded “Other” label in the iOS storage report.
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Speaking of Liftoff, I’m super pumped to finally share that we have some Liftoff merchandise up for sale, including t-shirts, a hoodie and A REAL-LIFE MISSION PATCH. The hoodie uses the patch, or you can pick one up on its own to apply to your own jacket or bag:
This week on Liftoff, Jason and I are joined by space and technology reporter Swapna Krishna to catch up on a whole bunch of news, including the James Webb Telescope’s latest schedule slip, SpaceX’s recent tangling with NOAA, Commercial Crew changes and more.
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Writing in his excellent Monday Note newsletter:
Thinking of future Macs would be simpler if its putative new processors weren’t iOS-compatible, but here we are. That being said, setting aside inopportune claims of courage, Apple is a cautious company, well aware of the risks in trading a relatively simple life of separate Mac and iOS product lines for a complicated hybrid platform. This coming transition will be interesting to watch.
Daniel Knight, writing about the start of Low End Mac:
When I started adding some profiles of Macs to my personal web space in April 1997, who would have thought that it would grow into something enduring? We used Macs at work, I had a Mac at home, and I was teaching myself how to make web pages using Claris Home Page. So I put together two dozen Mac profiles from the 1986 Mac Plus to the 1990 Macintosh IIfx, sharing specifications, links to other resources, and my own experience with these models.
LEM is a resource I use on a regular basis. I couldn’t do what I do without it.
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