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Glenn Fleishman 84 comments

Moving to Catalina: Keep Your 32-Bit Mac Apps Running with Parallels

While macOS 10.15 Catalina won’t support old 32-bit apps, you can keep them running indefinitely on your Mac by installing a copy of 10.14 Mojave in a Parallels Desktop virtual machine.

Josh Centers 20 comments

macOS 10.14 Mojave Will Be the Last to Support 32-Bit Apps

In news that won’t surprise attentive TidBITS readers, Apple has announced that the upcoming macOS 10.14 Mojave will be the last to support 32-bit apps. If you rely on older 32-bit apps, you probably have at least 15 months before it becomes a problem in macOS 10.15.

Josh Centers 27 comments

macOS 10.13.4 Warns Users about 32-Bit Apps

Last year at WWDC, Apple said that High Sierra would be the last version of macOS to run 32-bit apps “without compromise.” The recently released macOS 10.13.4 takes the next step in that direction by alerting users the first time they launch a 32-bit app. Here’s what we know.

Marc Zeedar 46 comments

The Problem With Abandoned Apps

A growing scrap heap of abandoned iOS apps is creating a troubling environment for developers. Marc Zeedar, publisher of xDev Magazine, explores the situation.