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Apple Keyboard Light Blinking Twice and Won’t Reconnect to Mac? Here’s the Fix

Dec 11, 2017 - Leave a Comment

The Apple Keyboard light blinks twice when the keyboard is ready to be paired via Bluetooth with a Mac or another device, indicating it is ready to be setup. In other words, if you just got a brand new Apple Keyboard then the light will blink when turned on, and you need to pair it … Read More

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Beta 1 Released for Testing

Dec 11, 2017 - Leave a Comment
macOS High Sierra supplemental update

Apple has released the first beta build of macOS 10.13.3 High Sierra to users enrolled in the beta testing program for the Mac operating system.

How to Stop iTunes Shuffling Music on Mac and Windows

Dec 10, 2017 - 2 Comments
How to stop iTunes shuffling music on Mac and Windows

iTunes for Mac and Windows has a feature which allows music to shuffle between songs in a library, and sometimes iTunes appears to automatically shuffle songs in a music library whether the user intended to enable the feature or not. Often this is because a user has selected to enable the shuffle option intentionally but … Read More

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Update Released with Bug Fixes

Dec 6, 2017 - 34 Comments
macOS High Sierra 10.13.2

Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 for the general public. The software update includes multiple bug fixes and is said to improve the stability, security, and compatibility of High Sierra, and is thus recommended for Mac users running High Sierra to update to. Separately, MacOS Sierra and Mac OS X El Capitan users will … Read More

How to Play All Videos in a Folder on Mac OS with a Playlist and VLC

Dec 5, 2017 - 7 Comments
Play multiple videos in a playlist on the Mac with VLC

If you’re a Mac user with a lot of video files and movies, you may wonder how you can play multiple video files one after another in a playlist. While the native Quicktime app is a great media player, it doesn’t offer a playlist capability, so if you want to play all videos from a … Read More

MacOS High Sierra 17B1003 Fixes File Sharing Bug from Security Update 2017-001

Nov 30, 2017 - 7 Comments
MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Supplemental security update 2017-001

A second small supplemental software update has been released for MacOS High Sierra users who installed the prior release of Security Update 2017-001 for High Sierra, which fixed the root login bug but then caused a problem with file sharing. The new small software update, which apparently resolves the file sharing issue along with the … Read More

How Fix File Sharing in macOS High Sierra After Installing the Root Bug Security Update

Nov 29, 2017 - 7 Comments
Fix broken file sharing in macOS High Sierra after installing the root bug patch

Some Mac users have discovered that file sharing capabilities, connections, and file sharing authentications are no longer working after installing the root bug Security Update for macOS High Sierra. While the Security Update 2017-001 patch is a critical update to install to prevent unauthorized access to any Mac running macOS High Sierra, breaking file sharing … Read More

Critical Security Update for macOS High Sierra Released to Fix Root Bug, Download & Install Now

Nov 29, 2017 - 13 Comments
Security Update for macOS High Sierra root password bug

Apple has issued a critical security update for macOS High Sierra to address the root login bug which allows anyone to login to macOS High Sierra without a password. All macOS High Sierra users should install the security update as soon as possible to protect their Mac, even if they have already used the root … Read More

MacOS High Sierra Security Bug Allows Root Login Without a Password, Here’s a Fix

Nov 28, 2017 - 35 Comments
macOS High Sierra root password bug

A significant security vulnerability has been discovered with macOS High Sierra, potentially allowing any person to log into a Mac with full root administrative capabilities without a password. This is an urgent security problem, and while a software update should arrive to resolve the problem soon, this article will detail how to protect your Mac … Read More

How to Use Apple Diagnostics on Mac to Identify & Troubleshoot Hardware Problems

Nov 28, 2017 - 3 Comments
How to run Apple Diagnostics on Mac

If your Mac is experiencing unusual problems that you suspect may be a result of a hardware issue, using Apple Diagnostics may help to identify and even troubleshoot a problem. Apple Diagnostics will run a suite of tests on the Mac to check for hardware issues – meaning, not a problem with system software, but … Read More

How to Use Touch ID to Authenticate sudo on Mac OS

Nov 22, 2017 - 6 Comments
sudo with Touch ID on a Mac

If you have a Touch Bar equipped MacBook Pro and you’re a frequent command line user, you may appreciate a trick that allows you to use Touch ID to authenticate sudo and su, rather than typing out your password in the Terminal like some kind of digital neanderthal.

How to Prevent macOS High Sierra from Automatically Downloading

Nov 21, 2017 - 10 Comments
How to Stop Automatic Downloading of macOS High Sierra

If you’re on a Mac with recent macOS release (Sierra or El Capitan), then Apple is defaulting to try and automatically downloading the 5GB installer for macOS High Sierra in the background to your computer. When the download completes, the Mac then sends you a notification suggesting that High Sierra is ready to install, with … Read More

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