By Matt Birchler
I've been writing here since 2010! Back when personal blogs were all the rage. Kids, ask your parents.

Bug Prevents Third Party Apps from Opening on macOS

macOS unable to open any non-Apple application | Hacker News

And this is why I won't be moving to Apple silicon. Apple already has the ability to restrict whats apps I can run (they can simply toggle a switch for all users to "no unsigned binaries"), and congrats! Apple is the sole decider of what we get to use on our computers.

For a couple hours this week, I too was unable to launch any third party app on my work computer because of an issue with Apple’s validation service. Obviously this was a bug and not the intent, but the fact remains this is a service that validates the software you run on your computer.

It’s a shame this didn’t happen when we were arguing about whether iPhones and iPads were “consoles” or not.

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