The Price of Upgrading to Catalina

So, time to upgrade to Catalina… or is it? I usually get excited about the yearly Apple update cycle, but this year has left me cautious. Let’s look at why you might want to hold off on hitting the upgrade button. Safari 13 Extensions Safari 13 is a nice update to the stock web browser.... Continue Reading →

Automation Under iOS

Automation has come along way on Apple’s platforms. Originally confined to the Mac with tools such as Automator, AppleScript and more recently JXA (JavaScript for Automation), iOS is now home to an ever-blooming community of automating apps. The scene is also now mature enough that you don’t need a technical background to start leveraging the... Continue Reading →

All PATHs lead to…

I’d asked the question recently as to what happens if you add lots of items to your PATH variable in Bash, Z shell or your other favourite shell of choice. I didn’t find any straight answers, so I thought I’d experiment. The reasoning behind the question comes from the way I have my shell configured.... Continue Reading →

Using Hazel to Isolate Unused Apps

One thing I like to do periodically is clear out old apps I never use. Thanks to Hazel, we can automate the tagging of apps that haven't been used in a while. This makes it easier to see which apps we might want to uninstall from our system. We can achieve this by applying 3 rules... Continue Reading →

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