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  • How to make a bootable, external macOS Mojave install disk

    Or one can use DiskMaker X,  it's free and does the job. I've been using it for years, since Lion was release in 2011.
  • Apple encourages developers to adopt subscription fee structure in new video

    lkrupp said:
    mac_dog said:
    Yeah...they used to call those updates. No thanks on the subscription services. 
    Some of the most useful and productive apps have switched to subscription models. 1Password 7 is one of them. ClamXAV started out as donation ware, then became a paid app, and now version 3 is subscription. Fine and dandy but there is a limit to how many subscriptions the market will bear. I currently subscribe to Office 355, Quicken, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Apple Music. Something's got to give. Where I may have paid up front for a single license app because I found it useful I now have to consider the budget for subscriptions before I decide. Do I really need it and is it worth paying a monthly or annual subscription? The money adds up rapidly at $10/mo. I have a feeling the subscription model is going come back and bite a lot of developers in the ass. I have already decided not to update to 1Password 7 because version 6 still works as advertised. 
    if you wish to get v7 of 1Password, they still have it available as a single license I believe. Just download v7 from their website: https://1password.com/downloads/ and run the installer. Once you open the application, go to File > Purchase 1Password and you'll be taken through the steps to buy a license for version 7. Hope this helps. I'm a fan of owning software rather than renting. You are correct that v6 still works but they won't support it with future updates. I was able to get a single license for v7 at a discount by applying for their beta program.
  • Apple Support app makes US App Store debut

    So does this app only show visits to an Apple store? I'm currently having an issue with the TV app on my iPad. Spent over an hour on the phone with Apple support, sent them screen shots to share with Apple software engineering and this app doesn't have any record of that. It would be nice to be able to use this app to track progress of things like this.
    Try tapping the head icon in the upper left corner of the app and then tap recent history. For me chat history with case IDs shows up for me and goes back to October 1, 2016.  I haven't called Apple recently so not if they show call logs too. 

    Hope this helps.