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Fixing a Black Screen on Wake from Sleep on Mac

Apr 2, 2017 - 35 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 - 49 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 - 21 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 - 26 Comments
A clean MacBook 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 - 12 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 OS X When a MacBook is Plugged in (Like iOS)

Apr 15, 2015 - 41 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

Simple Tips to Improve Battery Life for Macs with OS X El Capitan & Yosemite

Feb 27, 2015 - 31 Comments
Battery life in OS X Yosemite

Some Mac users have noted that MacBook Air and MacBook Pro battery life has taken a downturn with their Macs running OS X El Capitan and OS X Yosemite. While this doesn’t impact all users, and much of the perception of diminished battery is likely due to usage and various features, there are some easy … Read More

12″ Retina MacBook Air Coming Next Year Along with 12.9″ iPad?

Oct 9, 2014 - 6 Comments
iPad Pro

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a new 12-inch MacBook Air with “a higher resolution display” will enter mass production at the end of the year, suggesting a release sometime in early 2015. Additionally, Apple has reportedly delayed production plans for a larger screen 12.9″ iPad until later next year, according to the same … Read More

Spill Water on a MacBook Pro / Air? Here’s How You Might Be Able to Prevent Liquid Damage

Apr 13, 2014 - 181 Comments
Save a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air from Water Contact

Spilling water or another liquid onto a one to two thousand dollar plus MacBook Air or MacBook Pro is a horrible feeling, but before you completely panic, you can take a few proactive steps which may help to preserve the Mac or your data. There is never a guarantee that the Mac will be saved … Read More

Stop the Power Button From Turning Off the Mac Display in OS X Mavericks

Apr 9, 2014 - 11 Comments
MacBook Pro and MacBook AIr power button on the keyboard

The Power button on newer MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models has been turned into a button on the actual keyboard, located directly above the Delete key. For the most part, this isn’t an issue, but with the introduction of OS X Mavericks, tapping on that Power button no longer prompts the Sleep / Restart … Read More

How to Target Specific Battery Hogging Apps & Processes in Mac OS X

Mar 16, 2014 - 6 Comments
Target specific battery draining apps and processes in OS X

OS X provides a great way to quickly find what app is using battery power from a drop-down menu on portable Macs, but you’re usually left with a single option to address the battery hog, and that is quitting the app. But it’s not always necessary to quit out of the entire app in question, … Read More

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