I'm sure you are not the only one noticed that the “System” storage section on your Mac is occasionally quite large and can take up a notable amount of storage capacity, sometimes it can even take it up to 2/3 of your storage space! So is there is any proper way to clean up all of these junk stuff caused by Time Machine Backups? Here's how to do that.

  1. Open Terminal on your Mac
  2. Type sudo tmutil listlocalsnapshots /
  3. Once you hit enter, it will show all the local snapshots that are consuming the storage
  4. For example: com.apple.TimeMachine.2018-07-07-113254
  5. To delete that snapshot, type tmutil deletelocalsnapshots 2018-07-07-113254
  6. And you can use the command to delete all of the snapshots
With the tip, you can free up as many as GBs of space. Of course, you can also disable Time Machine backup to stop using the storage. However, it will not make it fairly simple to restore from a backup in the event something goes wrong, whether you need to restore files, or even if you need to restore the entire macOS installation.

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Apple today released the second public beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave, one week after it seeded first public beta.  The macOS Mojave public beta 2 can be updated via System Preferences - Software Update. Users who want to install the macOS Mojave beta are better off making backups to prevent crashes from happening.

macOS Mojave adds the much-anticipated dark mode and implements a so-called Dynamic Desktop feature, where wallpapers will change over time. The latest operating system designed for Macs also gained the Stacks desktop rearrange function so desktop files can be automatically organized according to a certain rule.

The Finder has added a new "Gallery" browsing mode, and the Quick View feature supports more controls. iOS apps like Apple News, Stock, Home and Voice Memos are also coming to the macOS platform. Mac App Store has also been redesigned that's easier than ever to discover new apps.

macOS Mojave can be installed on 2015 and later MacBook models, 2012 and later MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, iMac models, the 2017 iMac Pro, as well as Mac Pros from late 2013. Altogether, the platform is expected to roll out to all users for free in the fall.

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According to an industry source interviewed by Digital Music News, Apple Music has now surpassed Spotify's number of subscribers in the United States. Both services are said to have more than 20M US subscribers, with Apple Music supposed to be ‘a hair ahead with "20 million plus."

Both Apple Music and Spotify have more than 20 million subscribers in America, with Apple now a hair ahead. The source requests that we withhold exact subscriber numbers beyond mentioning ’20 million plus,’ to protect confidentiality.

Today's report, however, seems to echo a WSJ report back in February that since Apple's US-based subscriber growth rate is at 5 percent in the U.S., compared to Spotify’s 2 percent. therefore, the report predicted Apple Music would surpass its biggest competitor in the summer.

At present, Apple Music is still the second largest streaming music service in the world, behind Spotify. As of March 31, 2018, Spotify had 75 million paid users and had a total active user base of at least 170 million, while Apple Music has over 50 million paid and non-paid users. And, of course, unlike Apple Music, Spotify offers a free tier, but with ads.

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Apple today released the second public beta of iOS 12 and tvOS 12 to public beta testers. To download these betas, you need to sign up online at Apple’s Beta Software Program site, once you registered, install it via the over-the-air update method.

Since iOS 12 public beta 2 comes a few days after developer beta 3 was released, many new feature and changes should apply to the new update. In iOS 12 beta 3, Apple introduces new Maps app for the San Francisco Bay Area with new map data collected by Apple itself. Location sharing setting now in a user's profile settings. New animation when clear all notifications, Voice Memos app has redesigned for iPads, and Watch app now shows third-party apps that work with Siri watch face.

Apple today also introduced a beta version of its Siri Shortcuts app that will be available in iOS 12. Currently, the Shortcuts beta is being handled through TestFlight, meaning it needs to be requested to access it after you have logged in the Developer Center, and then will be notified via email.

For those unaware, Siri Shortcuts is designed to help users create custom commands, once a command is made, a user can ask Siri to perform the command. For example, enables Siri to turn on Thermostat, getting a direction to home, and turn on NPR new radio with just a “heading home” Siri command.

Well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a report today that he expects the upcoming 6.5-inch OLED iPhone model to be priced around $1000 like the current iPhone X, as it will feature dual-SIM capabilities. Kuo also detailed what he eliminated when it comes to sales of these iPhones, and insists Apple to provide more colors to these devices.

Firstly, Kuo suggests since the 6.1-inch LCD version is shipped earlier than expected, and the demand for the 6.5-inch OLED version may be better than expected, the new iPhone shipments could gain by about 10% in the second half of the year, from 75 million to 85 million, 80 million to 90 million.

Sales wise, he believes Apple will ships 15 million to 20 million and 60 million to 70 million units in the second half, respectively, both of which showed growth compared to the same period last year. And the market is generally conservative about the new iPhone sales in Q3 and Q4 of 2018,

Ming-Chi Kuo mentioned that new iPhones supposed to have more color options, whereas the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone will be offered in black, white and gold. The budget LCD iPhone will possibly debut in grey, white, blue, red and orange.

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According to a French site Consomac report, Apple seems ready to release the new iPads and Macs in this fall or via press release. In the Eurasian Economic Commission database, Apple registered five new iPads and five new Macs.

However, these devices run on iOS 11 and macOS 10.13, which is very strange because Apple's new products are usually use the latest operating systems, namely iOS 12 and MacOS Mojave. Anyway, The five new Macs that appeared this time are A1931, A1932, A1988, A1989, and A1990; five new iPads are A1876, A2013, A1934, A1979, and A2014.

EEC normally have been very accurate in terms of track record. For instance, in Agust 2016, Apple registered new products such as the iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2, and AirPods, which were officially released in September 2016. The name AirPods was also first revealed in the Eurasian Economic Commission database.

Based on rumors from several supply china sources and analysts' predictions, we would see the new MacBook Pro, a new low-cost 13-inch Retina MacBook Air, as well as an iPad Pro that supports the Face ID, much slimmer bezels, and no Home button.

Introduced in 2012, Apple's first 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now is officially listed as "Vintage" or "obsolete" depending what region you are in, according to Apple's vintage and obsolete products list (Via MacRumors).

When a product becomes Vintage and Obsolete, it means that Apple and Authorized Service Providers will no longer repair or service the 2012 MacBook Pro, given over five years have passed since it was last manufactured. The only regions exempted include California and Turkey, where required by law.

The MacBook Pro with Retina Display was released less than a year after Steve Jobs passed away, in a way that many seeks as the peak of Jobs' vision for the Mac. It uses a much slimmer design, adopted a pair of Thunderbolt and USB-A ports, an HDMI port, an SD card slot, and a MagSafe power adapter for better connectivity.

Interestingly, Apple only classified the mid-2012 MacBook Pro with 15-inch Retina display as Vintage, but not the 13-inch model. And, we just reported that what appears to be an upcoming MacBook pro that has been shown off in Geekbench's website, with large jump in performance, so let's wait and see!

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