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  1. Hi Nick - well, I was going to wait until next...

    Hi Nick - well, I was going to wait until next spring to replace her iMac but the HD was on the way out - Apple has been somewhat lackadaisical in updating their iMacs, so a concern - but read a few...
  2. Hi Ian - well, I was a little POed myself (added...

    Hi Ian - well, I was a little POed myself (added an extra hour or so) - my TM BU drive from the old iMac was a Mojave installation but I did not have to run 'Migration Assistant', i.e. just plugged...
  3. Update! - again, thanks for all the comments -...

    Update! - again, thanks for all the comments - the new iMac arrived Friday but Susan was still 'cleaning out' her DLs, Desktop, Docs & Pics folders (saved me 20+GB on the TM transfer) - so waited...
  4. Thanks Ian & Rod for further helpful comments. A...

    Thanks Ian & Rod for further helpful comments. A while back as a potential pre-Catalina install on the old iMac, I deleted a bunch of 32-bit apps - first pic below (from Go64) are the 32-bit apps...
  5. Thanks Jake for the excellent comments - I'll do...

    Thanks Jake for the excellent comments - I'll do an immediate migration to avoid the 'user issue' mentioned, which I had read about. Will follow your other advice about the BU drives - thanks again!...
  6. New iMac on the way - any advice and no-nos in transtion from the old computer?

    Hi All - my wife's late 2012 iMac has a failing fusion drive (3 warnings from DriveDx and First Aid & Onyx are unable to complete their initial procedures), so a few days ago I ordered a new iMac for...
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    Agree that the 'sort order' depends on the last...

    Agree that the 'sort order' depends on the last letters/numbers/etc. - pic below from a recent trip to the Carolina coast; the sorting is dependent on the next to last capital letter, then the number...
  8. Hi Jake - the simpler measurements would...

    Hi Jake - the simpler measurements would certainly be easy, and some of the blood chemistries needed will likely be possible - how would VR and AR fit in? For example, a virtual reality prostate...
  9. Hi BethJones - the transition will likely be slow...

    Hi BethJones - the transition will likely be slow with overlapping technologies living 'side by side' for a number of years, but 5G is a definite 'game changer' for the world, possibly even...
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    Hi Charlie & Others - well, I'm back home and...

    Hi Charlie & Others - well, I'm back home and looking at the Samsung T5 SSD again - found this discussion from the CCC people which solved my conversion of the SSD to APFS - first step was to select...
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    HMMM - that's odd Charlie - the manual indicates...

    HMMM - that's odd Charlie - the manual indicates only +HFS (as an Apple option) and in Disk Utility, I was not offered APFS - did you apply a firmware upgrade? I left a post in the Samsung community...
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    After upgrading my Apple laptops to Catalina, I...

    After upgrading my Apple laptops to Catalina, I did TM backups to 4 EHD (duplicate), all seemed to work but took a LONG time (checked a few and still on +HFS, as expected w/ TM) - however, the 4...
  13. Hi again krs - well, as Charlie & Ashwin state in...

    Hi again krs - well, as Charlie & Ashwin state in their posts, many sites have switched to HTML5 over the last half dozen years or so - I've been using my Catalina laptops for about 2 weeks now -...
  14. Hi krs - if the same thread, I mentioned that...

    Hi krs - if the same thread, I mentioned that Flash was removed from both of my computers for the Catalina upgrade, so no longer present in 'System Preferences' - assume from the link given there...
  15. Hi again Gren - well, I upgraded (from Mojave) a...

    Hi again Gren - well, I upgraded (from Mojave) a 2013 MBPro & a newer MBAir - my wife's iMac (late 2012) is 'on the fence' for hardware but may after Apple releases a 'major' update? So and assume...
  16. Hi Gren - Ian has already provided you an...

    Hi Gren - Ian has already provided you an excellent way to determine which of your apps are 32 vs. 64-bit - for others w/ the same question, there are many ways to view the bit-spec of apps - many...
  17. Well, I did the first 'supplement' on my two...

    Well, I did the first 'supplement' on my two upgraded laptops, but am just going to wait for 10.15.1 (just don't want to waste my time on doing backups on the computers - each requires 5 external...
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    Hi Mario - welcome to the forum! :) I'm using...

    Hi Mario - welcome to the forum! :) I'm using Catalina on a MBPro at the moment and have no problem w/ what you want to do, so suggest that you go to Applications > Utilities in Finder - then check...
  19. Just a side track to iPadOS and the 'recently...

    Just a side track to iPadOS and the 'recently opened' dock option relative to 'Split Screen' and multitasking - in Catalina macOS, split screen is now much easier using the green button on an opened...
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    Thanks Ian - had less than a dozen albums w/o...

    Thanks Ian - had less than a dozen albums w/o cover art - the 'Get Album Artwork' in the Music App filled in most of them; I had to download about 4 images and manually add the artwork - all is fine...
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    Well I can count myself as lucky - was goin' to...

    Well I can count myself as lucky - was goin' to wait a week but wife was at an evening meeting last night w/ me at home - decided to upgrade my MBPro to Catalina (could always go back w/ a CCC HD BU)...
  22. Thanks Ian - I own several of Glenn Fleischman's...

    Thanks Ian - I own several of Glenn Fleischman's books (and finishing one now on iOS & iPadOS 13.x Security) - he's the writer in the link given and discusses this issue in his book - my problem last...
  23. Well after resolving my 32-bit issues (very few...

    Well after resolving my 32-bit issues (very few for me) on my 'old' MBPro, I did TM & CCC backups x2 each - then installed Catalina - all seem to go well, but in System Preferences there was one...
  24. Agree w/ Ian - I have the Affinity Photo &...

    Agree w/ Ian - I have the Affinity Photo & Pixelmator Apps on my Mac computers - both are feature laden and powerful programs (and have a learning curve different from Photoshop, which I used a lot...
  25. Follow-Up: Now home and on my older MBPro...

    Follow-Up: Now home and on my older MBPro (retina display) - made a 'new' movie of my den & also 'Air Dropped' the hotel balcony movie from the trip, both '1080 x 1920, 30fs, H.264, Stereo' - in...
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