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Fix Constant Apple ID Verification Password Pop-Ups on iPhone & iPad

Jan 11, 2016 - 38 Comments
Apple ID password verification pop-up constantly, here's the fix

Some iPhone and iPad users have discovered their devices keep asking them repeatedly for their Apple ID to be verified with a password. If you have this issue, this Apple ID password verification pop-up appears at random but frequently, and you’ll see it appear anytime you reboot the device on the lock screen, and often … Read More

Workarounds for Safari Not Opening t.co Short Links from Twitter

Jan 8, 2016 - 13 Comments
Twitter t.co short links not loading in Safari workarounds

Many users have notice that Safari on the Mac (and some on iOS) has trouble opening t.co short links coming from Twitter, both in the Twitter app and for Twitter on the web (by the way, you should follow us there). While not all Mac OS X and iOS users experience this issue, those who … Read More

Fix for Safari Freezing When Typing in Address Bar of Mac OS X & iOS

Jan 5, 2016 - 15 Comments
Safari icon

Some users have noticed that Safari hangs unexpectedly when attempting to type a search or URL into the address bar. This is usually a temporary disruption, and after a moment or few the text entry begins again within the Safari address bar as the address bar populates with smart search data and search results from … Read More

How to View & Clear the Mac NVRAM Contents from Terminal in OS X

Dec 16, 2015 - 1 Comment
Terminal in OS X

Advanced Mac users may find it necessary to view or directly manipulate firmware variables found within NVRAM on the computer. Typically the NVRAM contains specific system data about things like the system audio level, startup disk details, an active user name, screen backlighting and resolution, and other technical details. While most users have no business … Read More

How to Reset the Bluetooth Hardware Module on Mac OS X to Troubleshoot Challenging Bluetooth Issues

Dec 15, 2015 - 14 Comments
Reset Bluetooth module in Mac OS X

Bluetooth allows wireless devices like keyboards, mouse, speakers, trackpads to be used with the Mac, and while they usually work just fine, sometimes specific Bluetooth difficulties can arise and be very frustrating to troubleshoot. Maybe it’s a persistently disconnecting device, maybe it’s a device that refuses to acknowledge a specific Mac or vice versa. Sometimes … Read More

AirDrop Not Working? Use Compatibility Mode for New Mac to Old Mac AirDrop Support

Nov 30, 2015 - 20 Comments
Fix AirDrop not working by enabling compatibility mode in Mac OS X

Using AirDrop is one of the easier ways to share files between Macs since its debut some time ago in OS X, but many Mac users have discovered that new Macs can’t seem to find old Macs with AirDrop, and older Macs with older versions of OS X can’t seem to locate new Macs with … Read More

Fix “the last backup could not be completed” iOS iCloud Backup Error

Nov 14, 2015 - 41 Comments
Last backup could not be completed to iCloud error in iOS

For iCloud users with automatic backups configured, the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch will backup to iCloud every evening when connected to wi-fi. This usually goes without a hitch, but sometimes you may check the iCloud Backup settings to discover a vague message stating “The last backup could not be completed.” You may also see … Read More

Fix “App is Damaged Can’t Be Opened” Error Messages in Mac OS X

Nov 12, 2015 - 28 Comments
App damaged error message fix

Some Mac users have discovered they are unable to open some applications downloaded from the Mac App Store. When attempting to open an impacted app in OS X, a message stating “Name.app is damaged and can’t be opened. Delete Name.app and download it again from the App Store.” Another variation is a pop-up window appearing … Read More

Understanding “iPhone is synced with another iTunes Library. Do you want to erase this iPhone and sync with this iTunes Library” Message

Nov 1, 2015 - 13 Comments
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One of the most frightening iTunes messages an iPhone, iPad, or iPod user may see when they connect a device to a computer is the “The iPhone (Name) is synced with another iTunes Library on (Computer). Do you want to erase this iPhone and sync with this iTunes Library?” message, which gives you two options, … Read More

Stop Spotlight Stalling & Beachballs When Searched in Mac OS X with External Drives

Oct 26, 2015 - 23 Comments
beachball-mac

Spotlight is the lightning fast search engine built into the Mac, but some users may have noticed that once Spotlight has been summoned and a file search query is beginning to be typed, OS X freezes up, stalls, and beachballs for anywhere from 10-30 seconds for seemingly no apparent reason. If you’re in a quiet … Read More

Fixing Wi-Fi Issues in OS X El Capitan

Oct 16, 2015 - 181 Comments
Fix Wi-Fi Problems in OS X EL Capitan

Though Apple has largely resolved the wi-fi issues that persisted in some Macs with prior OS X releases, some users with OS X El Capitan may encounter wireless networking issues after updating to the latest OS X release. Typically the wi-fi problems are in the form of dropping connections or strangely slow speeds, and the … Read More

Accessing “Expert Mode” Screen Color Calibrator in OS X El Capitan

Oct 14, 2015 - 26 Comments
Expert Mode Display color calibrator in OS X

Mac users are likely familiar with the process of using display calibration to get the best color and picture quality for a specific monitor or screen used with a computer, and to get the most out of the calibrator tool you’ll want to run the utility in Expert Mode. While Expert Mode used to be … Read More

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