Leveraging Snapshots on APFS Volumes

Here’s some cool geekiness (or is it geeky coolness?). Advanced features of APFS are starting to become practical.

What is a snapshot? Snapshots are a new feature of Apple’s APFS filesystem, and they’re available on macOS High Sierra and later.

Read the full article at bombich.com.

Great Tool for Creating Passwords

Having trouble creating a password that is both secure and easy to remember? My favorite trick is to use numbers and symbols that look like letters to help you remember. This way you can create a password that looks much like a real word, but because of the numbers and symbols, it is very hard to crack. For example, you could change the word password to [email protected] The challenge of course, is coming up with good words and then substituting numbers and/or symbols for the right letters. That’s where Password Maker comes in. This Mac OS X Dashboard widget takes the word you type and automatically substitutes numbers and symbols for some of the letters. Voila – instant, easy security.