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How to Boot MacBook Pro Without a Battery (Older Models 2006 – 2011)

Jun 14, 2019 - 7 Comments
MacBook Pro 2010 model

You may have noticed that sometimes you can not power on and boot a MacBook Pro when it doesn’t have a battery installed. Let’s say you had to remove the battery of an older MacBook Pro because it was swelling, or the battery failed for some other reason, but when you go to power on … Read More

Updated MacBook Pros Released with New CPUs, Butterfly Keyboard Repair Program Expanded

May 21, 2019 - Leave a Comment
New MacBook Pro

Apple quietly updated the MacBook Pro line today via press release, offering faster processors and improved speeds at up to a 40% increase in performance. Apple also told select members of the press that the updated MacBook Pros include improved keyboard materials that aim to reduce keyboard failures. Additionally in regards to keyboards, Apple is … Read More

Mac Randomly Double Typing Keys or Double-Spacing Between Words? This Might Fix It

Mar 13, 2019 - 58 Comments
How to fix Mac double typing keys issue

Have you ever been typing on a Mac laptop keyboard and noticed that hitting the spacebar sometimes randomly inserts double spaces between words? Or maybe you’re typing some other letter and randomly two of that key is doubled-typed? Some MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and MacBook users have discovered this happens seemingly at random, where hitting … Read More

How to Disable Keyboard Backlighting on MacBook Pro or Air

Jan 20, 2019 - 3 Comments
MacBook keyboard backlighting

Keyboard backlighting is one of the best keyboard features on Mac laptops, illuminating the keyboard to help you see the keys better in low light situations. And let’s face it, it also just plain looks cool too. Most MacBook Pro, MacBook, and MacBook Air users like the keyboard backlighting feature, but there are some users … Read More

Screen Flickering on Retina MacBook Air 2018? Here’s a Workaround Fix

Jan 16, 2019 - 14 Comments
Retina MacBook Air

Some 2018 MacBook Air (and possibly 2018 MacBook Pro) computers may exhibit seemingly random screen flickering, where the entire display backlight blinks and flickers. This can be alarming, since often screen flickering indicates a hardware issue. But in this case, the MacBook Air screen flickering may actually be software related, and after some investigation it … Read More

How to Reset SMC on MacBook Air & MacBook Pro (2018 and Later)

Jan 14, 2019 - 3 Comments
How to reset SMC on MacBook Pro and MacBook Air from 2018 onward

Resetting the SMC on newer model MacBook Air and MacBook Pro computers from the 2018 model year onward is a different process than resetting the Mac SMC on prior Macs, this is because of the T2 security chip that controls Touch ID and secure boot functionality on the latest Mac laptops. Despite being a different … Read More

Battery Draining with MacOS Mojave? 15 Battery Life Tips to Help

Dec 12, 2018 - 17 Comments
Troubleshoot battery life issues with MacOS Mojave

Do you feel like battery life has worsened since updating a Mac laptop to MacOS Mojave? Some Mac users have discovered their battery life has reduced after updating a MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air to MacOS Mojave 10.14.x, or just that battery life seems to drain faster than expected. Here we will discuss a … Read More

How to Turn Off Keyboard Backlighting Automatically from Inactivity on Mac

Dec 1, 2018 - 4 Comments
MacBook Keyboard backlighting

If you’d like the keyboard backlighting on a MacBook Pro or Air to turn itself off after the Mac laptop has been inactive for a determined amount of time, you can toggle a system setting to allow for that. This setting is aimed at specifically the keyboard backlighting, independent of what’s going on with the … Read More

Supplemental Update for New MacBook Air 2018 Released

Nov 7, 2018 - 16 Comments
Supplemental Update for MacBook Air 2018

If you have just received or are soon getting a brand new 2018 Retina MacBook Air anytime in the near future, don’t miss out on an important supplemental software update that is available for the machine. Apple has issued the supplemental software update specific to the new Retina MacBook Air, labeled as “macOS Mojave 10.14.1 … Read More

New Retina MacBook Air, Mac Mini, iPad Pro Released

Oct 30, 2018 - 10 Comments
Apple event October 2018 product announcements

Apple has announced notable updates to the MacBook Air, Mac Mini, and iPad Pro. The new MacBook Air features a Retina display and Touch ID, the Mac Mini features powerfully revamped internals, and the iPad Pro now features slimmer bezels and support for Face ID and a new Apple Pencil.

MacBook Can’t Use Mouse & Trackpad at the Same Time? Here’s the Fix

Apr 13, 2018 - 4 Comments
Fix for MacBook not able to use built-in trackpad with external mouse or trackpad

Some Mac users may find that if they connect an external mouse or trackpad to their MacBook or MacBook Pro, the internal built-in trackpad then no longer works. This may appear like a bug, and some users may think it’s a hardware problem, but the good news is that the inability to use both a … Read More

Fixing a Black Screen on Wake from Sleep on Mac

Apr 2, 2017 - 71 Comments
Mac Black screen on wake from sleep

Sometimes, Mac users may encounter a black screen when they wake their Mac from a sleep state. The issue is quite obvious if you experience it; when you attempt to wake a Mac from sleep or open your MacBook lid, the screen stays black, although the computer is obviously awake as often indicated by the … Read More

How Long Does Your MacBook Pro Battery Last?

Mar 30, 2017 - 77 Comments
See how long MacBook battery is really lasting

Have you ever wondered how long your MacBook Pro or MacBook battery really lasts? Apple usually advertises their laptops as having “all-day battery life”, but has that been your experience in practice? Wonder no more! We’ll show you how to check how long your MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air battery is actually lasting so … Read More

Battery Life Draining with MacOS Sierra? Some Tips to Help

Nov 30, 2016 - 25 Comments
Mac Sierra battery life tips

Some Mac users may have discovered after updating to MacOS Sierra their Mac seems to have reduced battery life. While faster battery drain on a MacBook Air, MacBook, or MacBook Pro can be alarming, it’s not always a sign of any particular issue, and there’s often a reason why battery life seems to be draining … Read More

How to Clean a MacBook Pro Keyboard the Easy Way with Keyboard Cleaner

Aug 20, 2016 - 27 Comments
Typing the Euro symbol on a Mac keyboard

Cleaning the keyboard on a MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air is a necessary chore from time to time, but it can also be more challenging than expected as anyone who has done so can attest. The moment you start wiping down the Mac keyboard, it’s inevitable for keys to be pressed, and as a … Read More

How to Upgrade & Replace an SSD in MacBook Air

Aug 18, 2016 - 13 Comments
How to Replace MacBook Air SSD

The MacBook Air is not really thought of as being expandable or upgradeable, but it turns out that with a little effort and patience, you can replace the SSD on the MacBook Air yourself. Changing the SSD on a MacBook Air can allow you to dramatically increase the storage size of the Mac and can … Read More

13 Force Touch Trackpad Tricks & Shortcuts for Mac

Jul 20, 2015 - 7 Comments
The Mac trackpad

The new Force Touch trackpads available for some Macs are really quite impressive. By using a haptic feedback mechanism and a tiny little speaker, the pressure-sensitive trackpad mimics a click with multiple layers of depth by pushing feedback into your finger – the trackpad itself does not move or click down like the prior generation … Read More

How to Play a Power Charging Sound Effect in Mac OS X When a MacBook is Plugged in (Like iOS)

Apr 15, 2015 - 43 Comments

When you connect a power source to an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or MacBook, a familiar charging chime sound will trigger from the device, indicating that a cable is attached and the device is getting power. If you like hearing that auditory confirmation that a device is getting power, you can add the exact same … Read More

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