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MagSafe Won’t Charge a MacBook? It’s Probably a Simple Fix

Feb 4, 2014 - 9 Comments
magsafe-charger

The MagSafe power adapter is brilliant, using magnets to secure a connection between a MacBook and the AC power charger, it not only breaks away quickly to help prevent mishaps, but it also quickly snaps on to provide power to the Mac. It usually works flawlessly, but on some rare occasions, the MagSafe adapter is … Read More

Fix Many Common Safari Issues in Mac OS X with a Simple Reset

Jan 9, 2014 - 4 Comments
Safari

Web browsers generally work fine on the Mac, but every once in a while Safari in OS X will misbehave in some way or another. The most common of these issues encountered are typically things like random pages inexplicably being inaccessible or displaying oddly, stale cache being delivered (in normal person terms, that means an … Read More

Fix a Flickering Screen Issue with External Displays After Updating OS X

Jan 4, 2014 - 12 Comments
Fix a flickering not-working external screen problem with Macs

Having recently went through the process of updating a handful of Macs to OS X Mavericks as part of a gifting tech support campaign, several Macs developed an odd flickering display problem that was only visible when an external monitor was connected to the Mac. On an 11″ MacBook Air, the screen flickers with any … Read More

Fixing “There is no connected camera” Error with a Mac FaceTime Camera

Dec 27, 2013 - 12 Comments
"There is no connected Camera" error message on the Mac

Just about every Mac comes with a front-facing camera these days, referred to usually as the FaceTime camera, and on older machines was called iSight. Nearly all of the time, this camera works flawlessly and you’ll never have any problems with it, but a frustrating error can appear from time to time that makes many … Read More

Simple Fixes to Resolve iOS 7 Bluetooth Problems

Dec 19, 2013 - 11 Comments
Bluetooth icon

A fair amount of users have been experiencing persistent Bluetooth connectivity problems since updating their iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches to iOS 7. Though some of the issues relate to hardware like an external keyboard, speakers, or a headset, many of the most frustrating problems pertain to Bluetooth connectivity with cars and iOS devices. This … Read More

Stop iOS 7 Wallpaper from Resizing & Stretching Background Images

Nov 29, 2013 - 5 Comments
Stop the resizing of wallpapers in iOS 7

Many iOS 7 users have noticed that wallpapers behave a bit differently from how they did in the past on iPhone and iPads. No, we’re not talking about how they impact the overall appearance and usability of the devices, we’re focusing on the automatic resizing of images used as wallpapers, which can lead to zoomed … Read More

Workaround for the Slow Open / Save Dialog Box Problem in OS X Mavericks

Nov 24, 2013 - 27 Comments
Slow Open and Save dialog box in Mac OS X

A fair amount of Mac users running OS X Mavericks have discovered a peculiar slow speed issue when attempting to use various actions found in the File menu, including the Open, Save, and Export dialog boxes. The problem manifests as an intensely slow lag when trying to use the Open or Save dialog windows, where … Read More

Keyboard Backlight Not Working on a MacBook Pro / Air? Try 3 Simple Fixes

Nov 22, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Backlit keyboard not working solutions

All portable Macs in the MacBook Pro and Air lineup have backlit keyboards these days, which not only makes it easier to type in dim lighting, but let’s face it, it also looks really fancy too. Because the backlighting uses very low power LED to illuminate, there isn’t much of any hit to battery life … Read More

Fixing the “Unable to Verify Update” Error in iOS

Nov 15, 2013 - 10 Comments
Fix the Unable to Verify Update error for iOS

It seems that an “Unable to Verify Update” error message arrives at random for some users with just about every single iOS software update, perhaps unsurprisingly, the problem has resurfaced for some when trying to download and install the recent 7.0.4 update. The error seems to be exclusive to using OTA (Over-The-Air) updates, and sometimes … Read More

Fix Finder Slowness & High CPU Usage Issues in OS X Mavericks

Nov 13, 2013 - 47 Comments
Delete the Finder plist file

Finder is the file manager in OS X, and it’s actually one of the oldest components of the Mac operating system, having been around since the earliest days of Mac OS. Despite it’s long history, many users who have upgraded to OS X Mavericks have discovered some peculiar behavior with Finder, where it can become … Read More

iPhone Wi-Fi Won’t Turn On? Here’s What To Do

Nov 6, 2013 - 2 Comments
Fix iPhone Wi-Fi problems

Most iPhone users have trouble-free use of their device whether it’s on a cellular connection or wi-fi, but wireless connectivity issues do occur from time to time. These type of problems can manifest in a variety of ways; sometimes the Wi-Fi on and off toggle switch is grey and unusable (sometimes resolved by simply quitting … Read More

Personal Hotspot Dropping Connections? Try This DHCP Client Fix

Oct 13, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Fix Personal Hotspot dropping connections

Personal Hotspot lets you share a devices cellular data connection with other devices or computers by turning a device into a wi-fi router, and it’s easily one of the better features of the iPhone and cellular iPad models (and Android phones for that matter). The iOS Personal Hotspot usually functions without a hitch, but sometimes … Read More

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