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Clear Font Caches & Font Databases in Mac OS X to Resolve Unusual Font Problems

Jan 8, 2015 - 8 Comments
Fonts displaying erroneously in Mac OS X

In some unusual and admittedly rare situations, fonts in OS X and various Mac apps may display erroneously, or outright fail to display. Typically this happens after a font has been modified or a font has been installed outside of the standard ~/Library/Fonts directory, but it can happen out of the blue in some situations … Read More

Disable Raise to Listen for Audio Messages in iOS to Prevent Weird Voice Text Behavior

Jan 4, 2015 - 2 Comments
Voice Texts and Audio Messages in iOS

Raise To Listen is a handy feature in modern versions of iOS that allow you to literally raise your iPhone to listen to a received audio message and to respond by sending a new voice text. But the feature is not entirely reliable for all users (particularly those who use an iPhone case, more on … Read More

Touch ID Not Working in Cold Weather? Here’s a Fix

Dec 31, 2014 - 17 Comments
iPhone Touch ID fingerprint unlock

Many iPhone users have noticed that Touch ID becomes finicky in cold weather, often not working at all when the temperatures drop in winter. Or at least, that’s what it seems like, but the real culprit is quite likely to be your skin and the effects of colder climates on fingerprints, which is what Touch … Read More

Fixing Bluetooth Discovery Problems in OS X Yosemite

Dec 30, 2014 - 31 Comments
Bluetooth device not being found in OS X Yosemite

Some Mac users running OS X Yosemite have discovered Bluetooth to become unreliable, either dropping device connections constantly or even simply not discovering a working Bluetooth device. For example, some users who are trying to use a PS3 controller with the Mac in OS X Yosemite may find that the Mac is unable to locate … Read More

iPhone or iPad Not Charging? Pocket Crud Could Be Jamming the Port

Dec 26, 2014 - 7 Comments
Lightning port gunk could prevents charging on iPhone

If you’ve ever gone to plug in your iPhone or iPad and noticed that it’s not charging as it’s supposed to be, you might want to check the devices Lightning port. That’s because the little charger port on the bottom can be a trap for pocket gunk, and even fairly small pieces of lint or … Read More

What To Do If You Can Not Remember an Apple ID or Password

Dec 23, 2014 - 45 Comments
Confirm your Apple ID with iTunes Settings

Forgetting the login and password to an Apple ID is not the best feeling in the world, particularly given how integral an Apple login is to the broader iOS and OS X experience. So, if you or someone else happens to forget an Apple ID or the password to an Apple account, what should you … Read More

“We Have Different Phone Numbers, Why Are Our iPhones Ringing at the Same Time?”

Dec 15, 2014 - 8 Comments
Phone icon

Many iPhone users have discovered that since updating a few of the household phones to the latest versions of iOS, suddenly when one iPhone rings, so does another completely different iPhone with a different phone number. This is often the case with spouses and partners who find their iPhone ringing when their wife or husbands … Read More

How to Re-Install OS X with Internet Recovery on a Mac

Dec 14, 2014 - 41 Comments
Starting OS X Internet Recovery Mode on a Mac to reinstall system software

In some rare situations, reinstalling OS X on a Mac may be required. This is made fairly easy as all modern Macs include the OS X Internet Recovery feature, which lets you reinstall OS X through a netboot type of mode that is accessed from the internet rather than a local drive. This is helpful … Read More

Health App Dashboard Empty on the iPhone? It’s a Quick Fix

Dec 11, 2014 - 22 Comments
Fix an Empty Health app Dashboard on iPhone

The iOS Health app can keep track of your movement, steps, and fitness throughout the day, and it works really great with the new iPhones… most of the time, at least. But sometimes you can open Health app and rather than seeing a chart of your fitness activity for that day, week, or month, you’ll … Read More

Resize the Large Buggy Open / Save Dialog Windows in OS X Yosemite

Dec 8, 2014 - 22 Comments
Resize a huge window off screen in OS X with a Shift Click and Drag

OS X Yosemite has a rather peculiar bug with Open and Save dialog windows, where the file selector or saver dialog window shows up as inappropriately large. Sometimes the Open / Save window gets so big that it goes underneath the users Dock or even off screen, effectively preventing the dialog window from being resized. … Read More

Number Keypad Not Working on a Mac Keyboard? It’s a Simple Fix

Dec 1, 2014 - 9 Comments
Uncheck Mouse Keys if the number pad is not working on keyboard

Many Mac users go with the full sized Apple wired keyboard rather than a wireless keyboard so that they can have a dedicated number keypad on their keyboard. Sometimes that numeric pad seems to randomly stop working though, and suddenly numbers don’t type at all, which can be frustrating to say the least. To further … Read More

A Solution for MacBook Pro Booting to a Black Screen

Nov 22, 2014 - 289 Comments
mac setups macbook and powerbook duo 270c

Rarely, a Mac may encounter some peculiar issue during system boot that can cause quite a bit of panic, like booting to a completely black screen. It would be easy to interpret that as a potential hardware problem, and in some particularly rare situations that may be the case, but it’s more often a software … Read More

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