Category Archives: General

Hey hey! Can you spare a 64-bit update?

As macOS 10.15 Catalina inches toward us from the distant horizon, we’re hearing a few folks need a 64-bit update to their favorite personal finance application or audiobook-building tool.  Well, you’re in luck, dearest Splasmata aficionado, because we’ve already made … Continue reading

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CheckBook 2.6.6 Now Available

CheckBook and CheckBook Pro 2.6.5 flew out the door this morning and, if you’ve updated, you may have already noticed things aren’t quite right:  Scheduled Entries and imported Entries may not save in existing documents and definitely won’t in new … Continue reading

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Gathering Console messages for our support folks

Deep support issues sometimes raise questions we can’t ask you to answer, so we gather details directly from your Mac’s log files, System Information reports, and, on macOS Sierra and later, Console messages.  The first two take a few steps, … Continue reading

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Why the Mac App Store needs a waiting period before new reviews go live

Years ago, six, in fact, I wrote a detailed analysis of how Apple could improve the Mac App Store experience between users and developers.  You can read it all at http://www.splasmata.com/?p=1612.  One of the finer points in that analysis, and, perhaps, … Continue reading

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How’s compatibility with macOS 10.13 High Sierra?

As autumn falls upon us and the yearly flood of Apple product updates washes over the masses, we return once again to macOS update season.  Christened “High Sierra”, macOS 10.13 brings relatively few user-facing changes but a plethora of new … Continue reading

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32 bits, 64 bits, whatever it takes…

A few worried looks have come our way lately, from folks wondering whether Audiobook Builder and CheckBook Pro will be ready before Apple requires all Mac App Store updates support 64-bit in June of 2018.  Don’t worry, friends.  Things are both simpler … Continue reading

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