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Resolving an iTunes “iPhone Software Update Server Could Not Be Contacted” Error Message When Updating iOS

Sep 26, 2014 - 3 Comments
iTunes

Some iPhone and iPad users who went to update to the latest version of iOS using iTunes may have discovered an error message saying the following: “The iPhone Software Update Server Could Not Be Contacted. Make sure your network settings are correct and your network connection is active, or try again later.”

How to Regain a Missing URL Address Bar in Safari for Mac OS X

Sep 25, 2014 - 3 Comments
Safari icon

The address bar in Safari shows you what website URL you are currently visiting, and it also doubles as a search bar in recent versions too. That makes it a fairly critical component of the Safari browser for many of us, so if you use Safari as your default web browser and find that it … Read More

How to Delete the Buggy iOS 8.0.1 Update from Your iPhone & Prevent Accidental Installation

Sep 24, 2014 - 4 Comments
Flush iOS 8.0.1 buggy update

The original iOS 8.0.1 update has proven to be a disaster for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users, where it has led to a nonexistent cellular connection and malfunctioning Touch ID. This has forced users to restore or downgrade their iPhones to resolve the iOS 8.0.1 problem, a nuisance to say the least. While … Read More

iOS 8.0.1 Cause “No Service” on Your iPhone? Here’s How to Fix It

Sep 24, 2014 - 7 Comments
ios-8-ipsw-downloads

The iOS 8.0.1 update is causing a lot of iPhone owners grief, particularly those who have a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, where it has apparently killed the cellular signal of those devices, leading to a persistent “No Service” problem. Additionally, Touch ID has stopped working on those devices. Obviously this is not … Read More

iOS 8 Wi-Fi Connection Problems? They Are Probably Simple to Fix

Sep 22, 2014 - 49 Comments
Wi-Fi

The iOS 8 update went smoothly for most users, but like every software update there are sometimes bothers, hangups, and difficulties that arise for a subset of users. One frustrating issue that is impacting some iPhone and iPad users are recurrent wireless connection difficulties post iOS 8 installation. Since these devices are so reliant on … Read More

Yes, You Can Downgrade iOS 8 Back to iOS 7.1.2 – For Now

Sep 21, 2014 - 77 Comments
Downgrade iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.2

If you updated to iOS 8, played around for a while, and found things to be unbearable, too frustrating,or otherwise not an improvement over iOS 7.1.2, you can still downgrade your iPhone or iPad from iOS 8 back to iOS 7.1.2. But this is almost certainly a short-lived opportunity, so if you have any intention … Read More

7+ Frustrating Things in iOS 8 and What To Do About Them

Sep 20, 2014 - 95 Comments
iOS 8 Frustrations to Fix

iOS 8 is a really great improvement for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with a lot of changes, some big and some small, but let’s face it, there are a few things that are a little annoying too. Whether you just got a brand spanking new iPhone 6 and moved your stuff over, or … Read More

iOS 8 “Update Cannot be Installed Because it Requires GB of Storage”? Here’s How To Install It Anyway

Sep 17, 2014 - 26 Comments
iOS 8 Update

Excited to install iOS 8? Of course you are! But many of those who are trying to install the iOS 8 update have discovered they’re unable to do so because there’s not enough freely available storage on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Oh brother. Just how much space is required to install iOS 8? … Read More

How to Enable Safe Mode from the Command Line on a Mac

Sep 4, 2014 - 2 Comments
Terminal in OS X

Troubleshooting complex issues on a Mac can be challenging as is, and if you’re ever confronted with some complex situations you may find the command line to lend a major hand. In this case, advanced users can boot a Mac into safe mode through the usage of the nvram utility, a tool which allows users … Read More

Apple iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program Will Replace Faulty Batteries for Free

Aug 23, 2014 - 10 Comments
iPhone battery image

If your iPhone 5 battery suddenly shuts itself off, experiences shorter battery life than expected, or needs to be charged seemingly constantly, it may be a result of a battery issue that impacts some iPhone 5 devices, and Apple will now fix the issue for free.

See a Blank Red Dot on the Phone Icon? It’s Your iPhone Voicemail, Here’s the Fix

Aug 23, 2014 - 4 Comments
Voicemail on iPhone

If you’ve recently made a change to your iPhone service or SIM card, you may notice a mysterious red blank dot on the “Phone” app of the iPhone home screen. Typically that little blank red dot means you have voicemail, but the iPhone can’t retrieve it, and it usually occurs in one of the following … Read More

Stop the Twitter for Mac Image Cache Folder from Growing Huge

Aug 22, 2014 - 14 Comments
Twitter for Mac image cache bloat crud

The Twitter for Mac client has a peculiar feature (bug?) which causes the app image cache to grow endlessly and without limitation. That means the Twitter image cache folder can easily become several gigabytes in size unbeknownst to the end user, and those cache files are also stored in virtual memory, which can cause unnecessary … Read More

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