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MacOS Bundles (and Packages) Explained

2020-08-05 5 min read Tech explained Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

When is a file more than just a file? When it’s actually a folder that Finder is lying to you about. Every program, every kernel extension, and everything Time Machine creates on a network share is.. a bundle. Even the Photos Library file in ~/Photos… well you get the point. Let’s unpack these things, shall we?

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macOS Big Sur: Apple, We Need to Talk

2020-07-02 6 min read Rants Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

See, I have this love-hate thing with Apple Inc. I love the design of their operating systems, but I hate… just about everything else. And with the release of macOS 11.0 “Big Sur”, well, yeah, that took away most of what I like.

I get that it’s a move towards unifying the fragmented state of Apple device OSes, but still… I really think we lost something in the process.

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That's a New Level of Failure

2020-02-09 2 min read Fails Hackintosh Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

So if you’ve been keeping up to date (pun intended), you’ll know that MacOS 10.15.3 is now a thing, that appears to just be a few bugfixes. So that won’t be a problem right, the hackintoshes can update just fine, right?

Well it’s all fun and games until the computer dosen’t recognize its boot device.

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MacOS Installers and .DS_Store

2020-01-18 7 min read Tech explained Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count
If you’ve ever used a drive not formatted as HFS or APFS in a Mac, and later plugged it into a non-mac or poked around in the terminal, you’ve probably noticed a lot of hdden files. Almost everything has a copy that begins with ._, and there’s this ever-present .DS_Store in every directory. What’s up with this? And furthermore, how does this relate to application installers? AppleDouble and The ._ Files MacOS will only create . Continue reading