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Tackling ‘Photos Agent’ Heavy CPU & Resource Usage on Mac

Jun 24, 2017 - 8 Comments
Photos app icon in Mac OS X

“Photos Agent” is a little Photos app helper process that often runs on the Mac, it’s for Photos app users and it handles background tasks like downloading and uploading to iCloud Photo Library, downloading and updating Photo Streams and shared streams, and other related iCloud Photos and Photos app tasks. For users who don’t use … Read More

How to Uninstall Java on a Mac

Jun 16, 2017 - 19 Comments
How to uninstall Java from Mac OS

Many Mac users don’t need Java on their computer, but if you happen to have Java installed and want to remove it from a Mac then you can uninstall Java and JRE with a little effort.

How to Downgrade iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10

Jun 7, 2017 - 20 Comments
How to Downgrade iOS 11 beta back to iOS 10

Did you install iOS 11 beta onto your iPhone or iPad, but now want to downgrade to iOS 10 and revert to a more stable system software version? You’re likely not alone. Fortunately just like it’s easy to install iOS 11 beta right now (even without a developer account), it’s also easy to downgrade iOS … Read More

How to Check If iPhone You’re Buying is Stolen or Not

Jun 3, 2017 - 25 Comments
iPhone 7 Plus in black

Do not buy used iPhone or phone without doing this first! For anyone shopping for a used iPhone or Android phone, your top priority should be to check to find out if the iPhone or phone has been stolen or reported as lost. The reason is simple; a stolen iPhone or phone that has been … Read More

7 of the Biggest Mac Annoyances & How to Fix Them

May 30, 2017 - 76 Comments

The Mac is a fantastic platform that is intuitive, user friendly, easy to use, powerful, and comparatively free of problems and nuisances. But that’s not to say that Mac OS doesn’t have some frustrating aspects or features too. This post aims to address some of the bigger annoyances that may be encountered on a Mac, … Read More

How to Convert Firmware Zip to IPSW Easily

May 29, 2017 - 2 Comments
Convert a ZIP to IPSW firmware

iOS firmware files should always arrive in IPSW file format so that they can be identified and used properly. Sometimes, users may download an IPSW firmware file for iPhone or iPad and it arrives as .zip file instead of .ipsw as expected, this usually happens on Windows computers but it can happen on a Mac … Read More

How to Resend an iMessage on iPhone to Fix a “Not Delivered” Error

May 21, 2017 - 5 Comments
How to resend a Message and fix Not Delivered error on iPhone

Messages sent from an iPhone or iPad may occasionally fail to send, instead displaying a “Not Delivered” error message along with a little red ! exclamation point next to the failed message. While this may be annoying, you can easily resend a message from iOS Messages app with minimal effort. You can resend an iMessage … Read More

How to Access Terminal via Recovery Mode for Mac

May 18, 2017 - Leave a Comment
Terminal in macOS

Some more advanced Mac troubleshooting and diagnostics techniques require a user to access the Terminal from Mac OS Recovery Mode. We’ll show you how to quickly access the command line while a Mac is booted into Recovery Mode.

How to Resend a Message “Not Delivered” from Mac Messages

May 16, 2017 - 6 Comments
Resend a message on Mac

The Mac Messages app may occasionally fail to send a message correctly, when a message fails to send it is made obvious by a little red (!) exclamation point and a “Not Delivered” message under the failed iMessage or text message. But you don’t have to retype the message or just let it go, instead … Read More

How to Disable All Safari Browser Plug-Ins on Mac

May 13, 2017 - 3 Comments
Safari icon

Safari on the Mac has the ability to run third party plug-ins, some of which may perform additional services and bring additional functionality to the web experience. Plug-ins include things like Flash Player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and other similar multimedia tools that are added into the browser. While some web sites may require these plug-ins, … Read More

How to Force Quit with Touch Bar on Mac

May 4, 2017 - 9 Comments
Force Quit on Touch Bar Macs

Ever wondered how to force quit apps using the Touch Bar Macs? While there are many different ways to force quit Mac apps that aren’t responding, perhaps the most commonly used force quit method involves the Option + Command + Escape key sequence. But that Touch Bar Escape key is software… see the potential for … Read More

How to Clean Caches & Temporary Files from Mac OS

Apr 18, 2017 - 32 Comments
Clear caches and temporary files from Mac

Some Mac users may want to clear caches and clean out temporary files from Mac OS. Caches and temporary files can include things like web browser cache and history, messaging cache, app specific temp files and caches, partially completed downloads, and much more. While most apps will handle cache management on their own, and Mac … Read More

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