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Adjust Whether a Mac Restarts Automatically on System Freeze

Jul 29, 2016 - 18 Comments
Terminal in OS X

Modern Macs with new versions of Mac OS (or Mac OS X) default to automatically reboot themselves upon a system freeze. This is a troubleshooting feature that aims to prevent average users from having to initiate a forced restart, since the Mac would simply restart itself if a system freeze were to occur. While most … Read More

Fixing a Broken EFI Partition on Mac

Jul 28, 2016 - 12 Comments
Disk Utility in Mac OS X

Though it is an unusual occurrence, a Mac may encounter a broken or damaged EFI partition which typically prevents the Mac from booting and the Mac OS system software from loading. This is usually demonstrated as a boot screen that is stuck on the  Apple logo, sometimes with or without a wait cursor that … Read More

Fixing the “Aw Snap” Page Crash Error in Chrome

Jul 27, 2016 - 3 Comments
Chrome

For Google Chrome users, sometimes a webpage may crash with an “Aw, Snap!” error message. This error message frequently prevents a web page from loading at all, and it can certainly disrupt a web browsing session by the page crashing. The “Aw Snap” error message in Chrome happens for a variety of reasons, but rather … Read More

Ping a Misplaced iPhone with Apple Watch to Help Locate It

Jul 27, 2016 - 4 Comments
Ping iPhone with Apple Watch to find a misplaced iPhone

Misplacing an iPhone is a fairly regular occurrence for many of us, maybe it slipped between the cushions on a couch, maybe you left it in another room, maybe it fell somewhere under the seats in the car, maybe it’s in the backyard, anything is possible. Fortunately for Apple Watch owners, they can use the … Read More

Access & View All Selfies Taken on iPhone Camera Instantly

Jul 26, 2016 - 1 Comment
See All Selfies taken with iphone camera

If you take a lot of selfies with the iPhone you’ll be pleased to know that you can quickly access every selfie ever taken with the front facing iPhone camera by using a simple sorting album in the iPhone Photos app. Likewise, if you just want to see all the selfies taken by someone else, … Read More

Fixing an Installer .pkg Stuck on “Verifying” in Mac OS X

Jul 26, 2016 - 10 Comments
installer-app-mac

Mac users may find that a system update, installer, or package (pkg) can get completely stuck in a verification sequence, with a pop-up alert that says “Verifying ‘name.pkg’…” while showing the Gatekeeper icon and a progress bar that never updates. The effect is the package or installer won’t run as it never completes verification, making … Read More

How to Reset Notes Password in iOS

Jul 25, 2016 - 2 Comments
Notes icon in iOS

Many users are password protecting Notes on iPhone and iPad, which offers a secondary security layer for especially personal or private data stored within the Notes app. Because the Notes app uses a different password from the general password used on the iOS Lock Screen, and different from the password used by an Apple ID … Read More

Accessing the Downloads Folder on Mac & Finding Downloaded Files

Jul 24, 2016 - 19 Comments
Mac downloads folder

Ever wondered where all the downloaded files go on your Mac? By default, most apps will transfer downloaded files into the user Downloads folder. This applies to all downloads to a Mac made from the web with Safari, Chrome, through AirDrop, or from the many file transfer apps out there. There are many different ways … Read More

Convert Currency in Spotlight Search for iOS

Jul 23, 2016 - 12 Comments
Converting Currency in Spotlight

Spotlight Search for iOS now has the ability to perform currency calculations and conversions using up to date exchange rates. This is a handy built-in feature for travelers, anyone who needs to exchange money, and those who work across borders, and it’s built right into the latest versions of Spotlight for iOS on iPhone, iPad, … Read More

How to File Bugs & Offer Feedback in MacOS Sierra

Jul 22, 2016 - 4 Comments
Feedback Assistant in MacOS Sierra

Beta testers of macOS Sierra can send feedback and bug reports directly to Apple, offering a chance to help shape the future of the Mac operating system. Reporting bugs and offering feature feedback is part of the fun of beta testing (and part of the purpose of the public betas), so if you are running … Read More

How to Add an Image to Email Signature in Mail for Mac

Jul 21, 2016 - 6 Comments
Create an image email signature Mac Mail

Custom email signatures are commonplace, whether they include simple contact details or a complete HTML signature on Mac Mail. A frequent further customization to email signatures is to include an image or logo, which is what we will show you how to create in the Mac Mail app for Mac OS X.

iPhone Contacts Disappeared? How to Fix Missing Phone Contacts in iOS

Jul 21, 2016 - 3 Comments
iPhone Contacts Missing Bug

A strange bug that continues to persist in iOS for iPhone mysteriously causes all phone contacts to suddenly disappear from the Phone app on the device. Most users will never experience the missing contacts bug, but it can be disconcerting if encountered. This missing contacts bug is not subtle and seems to happen at random, … Read More

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