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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

Recover Files & Data from a Failing Hard Drive in Mac OS X the Simple Way

Sep 26, 2013 - 3 Comments
Hard drive failing

Hard drive failures are never fun but they are a fact of computing life whether you use a Mac or PC. Sometimes drives can truck along for many years before going bad, and other times you wind up with a drive that goes kaput after just a few months of normal use. Regardless of when … Read More

Fix iMessage and FaceTime Activation Errors with iOS 7

Sep 23, 2013 - 1 Comment
Fixing an iMessage Activation error

Some iOS 7 users have reported problems activating iMessage and FaceTime on their freshly updated iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Some of the initial activation errors were probably due to immense simultaneous demand being placed on Apple servers, but since some people are still experiencing this problem after the initial iOS 7 release rush, … Read More

Unable to Empty Trash and Delete Time Machine Backups? Here’s How to Fix That

Aug 12, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Empty the Trash when Time Machine backups won't delete

Despite Time Machine being a remarkable solution for easy backups, a peculiar issue can arise for some Time Machine users that causes the OS X Trash to not be able to empty when the backup drive is connected to the Mac. This will usually manifest itself as the following; a user attempts to empty the … Read More

Work with a Broken Power Button on the iPhone / iPad Using an iOS Fix

Jul 29, 2013 - 5 Comments
Broken iPhone Power Button

If you find yourself in a situation where the power button (the topmost hardware button) on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is unresponsive, stuck, or no longer functioning, you can make due by using the Assistive Touch features of iOS. Intended as an Accessibility feature, Assistive Touch allows you to summon a virtual power … Read More

Resolving the Mystery of a Disappearing Mouse Cursor in Mac OS X

Jul 19, 2013 - 23 Comments
Mac OS X Mouse cursor

In an unusual and fairly rare situation, the Mac cursor can randomly disappear from OS X. More accurately, the cursor itself becomes invisible, because you can still click around on the screen but without being able to see what the mouse or trackpad is focused on. This seems to happen out of the blue, and … Read More

How to Quickly Fix Stuck Orientation on the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

Jul 3, 2013 - 2 Comments
Orientation stuck in iOS

Every once in a while an iOS device or app will get stuck in the wrong orientation, unresponsive to rotating the device and it either stays in portrait or horizontal mode, despite every effort to rotate the device any which direction. Though this seems to happen more often on the iPad than the iPhone or … Read More

How to Fix iTunes When It’s Not Syncing with iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

Jun 30, 2013 - 24 Comments
Fix iTunes when it won't sync

iOS is obviously going in the direction of not needing iTunes at all, but in the meantime you still need to sync an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to copy over music libraries, videos, media, perform local backups, apps, and more. Typically iTunes will sync with an iOS device without incident, but sometimes things go … Read More

How to Tell Which Model an iPhone Is

Jun 27, 2013 - 1 Comment
Identify an iPhone by model number

Though most iPhone owners know what which model they have, not everyone does, and sometimes you’ll come across an iPhone and have no idea what it is. This is usually because some iPhone models share the same enclosure, and because of that it can be very hard to differentiate them just by a first glance. … Read More

Resolve a “Couldn’t Unmount Disk” Error in Disk Utility

Jun 14, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Couldn't Unmount Disk Error as seen in Disk Utility on a Mac

Disk Utility usually works trouble-free, but a frustrating “Couldn’t Unmount Disk” error can halt whatever the attempted task is right in its tracks. This can happen during partitioning, disk verification and repair, and even during formatting, and there’s usually little to no additional information provided as to how to resolve the problem or even what … Read More

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