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Simple Fixes to Resolve iOS 7 Bluetooth Problems

Dec 19, 2013 - 12 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 - 6 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 - 49 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
Wi-Fi on iPhone

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

iTunes Store Not Updating? How to Reset the iTunes & App Store Cache

Oct 11, 2013 - 1 Comment
Refresh iTunes Store and App Store caches

The iTunes Store updates frequently to display new apps, music, movies, TV shows, and the free app of the week, and typically you can see the new stuff by just clicking around in iTunes to visit the various stores and media content areas. But sometimes the iTunes Store may display stale content, particularly if the … Read More

How to Fix the Keyboard Typing Lag with iOS 7 on Older Devices

Oct 9, 2013 - 1 Comment
keyboard typing lag in iOS 7

Some users have noticed that certain older iPhone and iPad models feel slower after updating to iOS 7. We’ve offered a variety of tips to speed things up, but one persistent issue that has we’ve been contacted about regards the mysterious keyboard lag and typing delay that seems to only apply to older devices, where … Read More

iTunes Radio Missing from Music App? Here’s How To Get It Back in iOS 7

Oct 6, 2013 - 1 Comment
iTunes Radio missing, here is how to fix that

iTunes Radio is a really great streaming music service from Apple accessible with iTunes on the desktop and iOS for the mobile world. But a peculiar bug is impacting some iOS devices where the Radio button disappears entirely at random from the iOS Music app for many iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. This obviously … Read More

configd: Fixing High CPU Usage Problems with the configd Process in Mac OS X

Sep 30, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Fix configd gone wild in Mac OS X

configd is a system configuration daemon that runs behind Mac OS X, most users will never notice or see the core OS X process running in the background of their Macs. With that said, configd can sometimes act up and cause unusual CPU spikes and fan activity making your Mac sound like a wind tunnel. … Read More

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