Time Machine volumes can’t be included in Time Machine backups

Time Machine in macOS can automatically back up every volume you have mounted on a Mac except those that you exclude. You manage the exclusions list by opening the Time Machine preference pane and clicking Options, where you can also add particular folder hierarchies, which appears as paths. (To exclude …

Apple releases macOS Mojave 10.14.5, which includes ZombieLoad fix for Intel CPUs

Apple on Monday released version 10.14.5 of macOS Mojave, an OS update with a few fixes, but the main new features are AirPlay 2 support and a patch for the ZombieLoad vulnerability. With AirPlay 2, your Mac will be able to share videos, photos, music, and other items to AirPlay-enable …

How to get the best image export from Photos in macOS

Apple likes to hide the fuss of technical choices in its software. That includes Photos, which provides a lot of sophisticated functions with a friendly veneer. However, when it comes to exporting images, you might not know which option to take because so many choices appear quite similar. To follow …

Picktorial 4.0 review: Photo editor enhances its organizing features

When I reviewed Picktorial 3.0, I noted how the software took a few unconventional approaches to photo editing and employed a clever way to save non-destructive edits. The new Picktorial 4.0 adds some new editing features, but mostly focuses on the organizing side of working with your library of images. …

How to find out if your Mac’s software is 32- or 64-bit

One of the major announcements (among many) at Apple’s 2018 WWDC was that macOS 10.14 Mojave, the current version of the Mac operating system, is the last version that supports 32-bit software. With macOS 10.15, only 64-bit software will be supported. The clock is ticking. We’ll probably see macOS 10.15 …