Testing Lab

Investigating & Preventing Kernel Panics in the 2019 Mac Pro

Nobody likes to experience a kernel panic on their Mac. This is when your Mac restarts itself while you are working. After it finishes the restart process, you see a dialog telling you that your Mac shut down because of a problem. Worse yet, you may have lost all of your recent work as files are not saved during this type of...

Why Is My Mac Hanging When Copying Files After Upgrading to macOS Catalina 10.15.4?

Are you working on a movie set, transferring hundreds of gigabytes from a camera card to a RAID array? Are you a photographer trying to copy a large project from one volume to another? If so, you may have already encountered hangs copying files after you upgraded to macOS 10.15.4. When you encounter the hang we are discussing, you can still move your mouse but are no longer able to copy files.

Scared google chrome icon covering Jonathon Morris' face with a 2019 mac pro and two stacks of memory sticks

6,000 Tabs of Google Chrome vs. 1.5TB of OWC Memory. Who Will Win?

We had a simple question: What would happen if we pushed a top of the line, 28-core Mac Pro loaded with 1.5TB of OWC memory, to its limits? Which begged a second question: What exactly is the best way to do that? This latter inquiry was easy enough to answer. We just needed to reach out to our friend, Jonathan Morrison. He would know how to get to the bottom of this. What he devised was elegantly simple...

Rocket Yard Testing Lab: Which Browser is Fastest?

When asked what browser they use on their Mac, most people will respond with Google Chrome or Apple Safari. Some will mention Firefox and Opera as alternatives to the big two. It seems each browser has its advocates, with browser...

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