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Core Rot at Apple

The worrisome decline of OS X quality and integrity..

Blog posts


2023-09-20 Reader Comment: Adobe Photoshop Forcing Unwanted macOS System 'Upgrades', Printing Color Accurately is Broken on macOS Ventura

2023-09-19 Reader Comments: iPhone 15 Protective Cases

2023-05-16 Reader Question: APFS or HFS for Hard Drive Backup?

2023-03-23 Reader Comment: “no test showing IOPS” — MPG Reverting to using Mebibytes instead of Megabytes

2023-01-29 Reader Comment: macOS Ventura Fails to Mount Camera Cards For Some

2023-01-01 Apple VPN Leakage Goes Unaddressed


2022-06-24 Reader Comments on Apple Mac Studio M1 Ultra

2022-04-23 Reader Question: “Will DiglloydTools work with macOS Monterey?”

2022-04-22 Reader Comment: Prices for 2018 Mac mini RAM have dropped radically

2022-02-17 Reader Comment: “In the calendar app, search does not work”

2022-01-17 Reader Comment: Finder File Copying Data Loss... “catalyst that drove me off the platform”


2021-10-21 Will We Have an Apple M1 Max Duo and Quad in 2022? Intel-Based Solutions to Become Performance Dinosaurs Overnight?

2021-10-20 Can the Apple M1 Max chip be Scaled to 25 CPU Cores and 80 GPU Cores by late 2022 via TSMC 3nm Technology?

2021-10-20 Reader Comment: “what Apple did with the M1 Max, it’s very impressive... Intel is really in deep trouble”

2021-05-18 Reader Comment: sticking with Mac vs transitioning to a PC

2021-05-15 Reader Comment: MacBook Pro running OSX 10.12 has finally had the discrete GPU die... used this machine almost continuously for 10 years

2021-05-12 Reader Comment: Avoid “Upgrades”, Stick with What is Proven

2021-05-11 macOS Big Sur 11.3 Reader Comment: Multiple Issues including Kernel Panics

2021-04-04 Display Connections for HDMI/DisplayPort Displays on 2019 Mac Pro or Other Macs

2021-02-05 Reader Comment: “so wish I saw your blog post before purchasing 2019 MacBook Pro”


2020-12-09 Reader Comment: “great fan of your work”

2020-10-05 Reader Comment: accountds Running Wild, Viewing Processes and Memory

2020-08-20 Reader Question on diglloydTools IntegrityChecker: “verify terabytes of content back and forth between the cloud and other local RAID drives I have”.

2020-08-07 Reader Comment: Apple Feedback Assistant App

2020-08-07 Reader Comment: “Loss of confidence in Apple, what are our options?"

2020-07-26 Disturbing Number of Bad 16-Inch MacBook Pros

2020-06-25 Faster WiFi with Antennas and Beamforming? (Updated with reader comments)

2020-01-29 Reader Comment: Apple 2019 MacBook Pro 16-inch “blown away by the speed”

2020-01-29 Reader Comment: 2018 Mac mini with macOS Catalina Will Not Boot with eGPU

2020-01-18 Reader Comments: macOS Catalina vs Mojave, Drive Initialization Hanging/Crashing


2019-12-18 Reader Question: Top-End 2018 MacBook Pro Screaming Deal?

2019-10-20 Reader Question: diglloydTools IntegrityChecker Purchase Options

2019-04-01 Reader Question: Radeon Pro Vega 48 GPU Upgrade for 2019 iMac 5K

2019-03-24 An eGPU is Useless for Photoshop and Lightroom Unless...

2019-03-02 Reader Question: Moving from a 2010 Mac Pro to Newer Mac such as 2018 Mac mini (UPDATED with Reader Comments)


2018-09-04 Reader Comments: Configuring the 2018 MacBook Pro as as Desktop Replacement

2018-08-12 Semi-Bricking a 2018 MacBook Pro

2018-08-12 Reader Question: 2018 MacBook Pro Soldered -On Storage vs Data recovery

2018-08-12 Reader Question on 2018 MacBook Pro: Does the 13-inch Model have Yellowish Tint to Its Display?

2018-07-30 Reader Comment: Which SSD or Storage for Video?

2018-07-28 Reader Comment: Which Mac for Video?

2018-01-30 Reader Question: Time to Move to High Sierra?

2018-01-25 Reader Comment: LaCie 2Big Thunderbolt 3 Storage Dock


2017-12-01 Reader Question: Testing More than One New Drive with DiskTester

2017-11-11 Reader Question: Best Mac if Buying Now

2017-11-06 Reader Comment: Thunderbolt 3 Crash with High Sierra

2017-08-18 Reader Question: Connecting a Dual-Link DVI-D Display to new Macs with Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C

2017-08-12 Reader Comment: How to Solve Connecting Mini DisplayPort Display to Macs with USB-C/Thunderbolt 3

2017-08-09 Reader Question: SSD vs Fusion Drive in iMac 5K

2017-07-22 2017 iMac 5K: Connecting a Display Done Easily with OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock + Reader Comments

2017-05-24 Reader Question: Testing More than One New Drive with DiskTester


2016-12-26 Reader Comment: “iMac is a ticking bomb sealed inside a locked aluminum showcase”

2016-12-23 2016 MacBook Pro: Design by Dilettantes?

2016-12-22 Reader Comment: “Bloomberg piece goes hand-in-hand with today’s article that you posted”

2016-11-30 Reader Comment: DiskTester

2016-11-26 2016 MacBook Pro: Strange Rainbow Beachball Behaviors

2016-11-26 2016 MacBook Pro: Readers Considering 2015 MacBook Pro Instead

2016-11-02 Reader Comment: Apple Pro Division?

2016-10-15 Reader Question: can Siri be disabled on an iPhone?

2016-09-10 Reader Question: diglloydTool IntegrityChecker to address “had an experience where a number of my RAW files were silently corrupted”

2016-07-19 Reader Question: Carbon Copy Cloner and File Integrity

2016-02-22 Reader Question: Mac Pro Upgrade or Replace?

2016-01-27 Reader Question: Drive Speed of 6TB vs 8TB Hard Drives (VIDEO USERS: some neat tricks here for guaranteeing high drive speed)

2016-01-09 Reader Question: Backup Drive for a RAID


2015-12-03 Reader Comment: Apple Core Rot

2015-11-13 Reader Question: Drive Speed of 6TB vs 8TB Hard Drives (VIDEO USERS: some neat tricks here for guaranteeing high drive speed)

2015-11-09 Reader Comment: “DiskTester is awesome software as it detects irregularities before they become relevant”

2015-10-27 Reader Question: Revamped Mac Pro Due?

2015-10-24 Reader Question: Spin-Up Delay with Hard Drives

2015-10-22 Reader Question: Charge-Only Lightning cable

2015-10-16 Reader Question: Why No USB3 ports on OWC Thunderbay 4?

2015-10-15 Reader Question: How to Approach El Capitan

2015-10-15 Reader Comment: Adobe Quality Control an Issue?

2015-10-14 Reader Question: Update Coming for Apple Thunderbolt Display?

2015-09-04 Reader Question: NEC Displays vs Apple

2015-02-25 Reader Question: Photoshop and Large Files — Best Way to Optimize

2015-02-12 Reader Comment: Apple Core Rot


2014-06-30 Reader Questions on SoftRAID

2014-06-21 Reader Question: “A way to make DiskTester iterate test for 50 times or more?”

2014-04-14 Reader Question: Upgrading Video Card for Adobe Lightroom in 2009 Mac Pro


2013-09-30 Reader Comment: Hard Drive Warranty

2013-06-11 Reader Comment: OpenCL Support for the dual AMD GPUs

2013-06-11 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Video User Comment

2013-06-11 2013 Apple Mac Pro: More Reader Comments

2013-06-11 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Cables and Rotating Chassis

2013-06-10 2013 Apple Mac Pro: Reader Comments

2013-06-04 Reader Comment: Subscription Model, and Support

2013-05-08 Adobe Creative Cloud: Reader Comments

2013-03-23 Reader Comment: RAID, Highpoint, USB3


2012-11-19 Reader Question: Updating the Boot Drive

2012-11-18 Reader Question: DiskTester and OS X Cache

2012-11-05 Reader Questions on the Mac Mini

2012-06-13 Reader Comment: AppleCare? (and good deals for AppleCare)

2012-05-25 Reader Comments: Mal wieder ein echt super Artikel

2012-05-05 OWC Accelsior PCIe SSD Reader Comment


2011-05-10 Reader Comments on 16GB Memory Modules for Mac Pro


2010-11-06 Reader comment: Mac Pro or iMac? | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY
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