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Broken iPhone Screen? Here’s How to Repair & Get it Fixed

Aug 6, 2017 - 26 Comments

Have you broken your iPhone screen before? It’s not a particularly pleasant experience. I recently dropped my $950 iPhone 7 Plus onto a dirt trail from about three feet up and the screen completely shattered, to the point where glass shards were sticking out. Uh oh, a broken iPhone screen! Now what!? If you break … Read More

iPhone Voicemail Won’t Play? Here’s How to Fix That

Aug 3, 2017 - 2 Comments
Fix iPhone voicemail not playing

The iPhone Visual Voicemail feature gathers voicemails as audio files on the iphone, found within the Voicemail tab of the Phone app. When you want to play a voicemail, you simply tap on one of the voicemail messages in Phone app and it should play the voicemail audio as expected. Should is the operative word … Read More

How to Stop Auto-Playing Music in Car Bluetooth from iPhone

Jul 29, 2017 - 19 Comments
Stop autoplaying music from iPhone over Bluetooth in Car

Many newer cars have Bluetooth stereo systems that sync wirelessly with an iPhone. One common and prominent feature of this experience is that music will automatically start playing from the iPhone through the Bluetooth speakers when you get into the car, sometimes autoplaying from a local music library or sometimes from a streamed music service. … Read More

iPhone Sound Not Working with Headphones? Loud Buzzing Sound in Earbuds? How to Troubleshoot

Jul 15, 2017 - 3 Comments
iPhone sound not working with headphones

A friend of mine recently plugged their Apple Earbud headphones into their iPhone to use, and rather than having normal sound and audio come through the earbuds, they experienced a ringing buzzing sound coming out of the headphones instead. Their first thought was “My iPhone is broken, the sound isn’t working!” but with a little … Read More

Where’s the Startup Boot Sound on New iMac & MacBook Pro?

Jul 14, 2017 - 50 Comments

The Mac startup boot chime has been around for decades, and is one of the most notable features defining a booting Mac. Nonetheless, the latest MacBook Pro and iMac models (from late 2016 onward) are quiet and perform no startup boot sound, meaning the Mac boots up completely silently instead of making the traditional chime … Read More

How to Update Adobe Flash in Chrome Browser

Jul 11, 2017 - 3 Comments
Manually update Flash Player in Google Chrome

The Chrome web browser is perhaps best suited for running Adobe Flash because Chrome sandboxes the Flash player plugin, making it a bit more secure. While Google Chrome should automatically update the Adobe Flash plugin itself when the browser app is relaunched, sometimes Adobe Flash Player may become out of date anyway and require the … Read More

How to Downgrade MacOS High Sierra Beta to Sierra or El Capitan with Time Machine

Jul 8, 2017 - 17 Comments
Restore from Time Machine to downgrade High Sierra

A fair number of Mac have installed MacOS High Sierra public beta or the developer releases to test out the new features, but it’s not uncommon to test out beta system software and then decide to downgrade back to a stable release. This tutorial will show you how to downgrade from MacOS High Sierra (10.13) … Read More

How to Disable iCloud Desktop & Documents on Mac

Jul 6, 2017 - 9 Comments
Disable iCloud Desktop & Documents Folders in MacOS

The most recent versions of MacOS have an iCloud feature which allows the Desktop and Documents folders on a Mac to be synced to iCloud Drive. This allows a Macs desktop and documents folders to be accessed from other Macs, iOS devices, or iCloud. A fair amount of users turn this feature on when updating … Read More

iPhone Touch Screen Not Working? Here’s How to Fix It

Jul 1, 2017 - 1 Comment
Fix iPhone touch screen not working with troubleshooting steps

Rarely, an iPhone touch screen stops working or becomes unresponsive to touch. It’s obvious when this happens, you’ll touch the screen and nothing happens, swipes will be ignored, taps don’t do anything, and other touch on the screen doesn’t register any behavior. It’s clearly annoying if the iPhone screen is no longer working and not … Read More

Tackling ‘Photos Agent’ Heavy CPU & Resource Usage on Mac

Jun 24, 2017 - 8 Comments
Photos app icon in Mac OS X

“Photos Agent” is a little Photos app helper process that often runs on the Mac, it’s for Photos app users and it handles background tasks like downloading and uploading to iCloud Photo Library, downloading and updating Photo Streams and shared streams, and other related iCloud Photos and Photos app tasks. For users who don’t use … Read More

How to Uninstall Java on a Mac

Jun 16, 2017 - 19 Comments
How to uninstall Java from Mac OS

Many Mac users don’t need Java on their computer, but if you happen to have Java installed and want to remove it from a Mac then you can uninstall Java and JRE with a little effort.

How to Downgrade iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10

Jun 7, 2017 - 19 Comments
How to Downgrade iOS 11 beta back to iOS 10

Did you install iOS 11 beta onto your iPhone or iPad, but now want to downgrade to iOS 10 and revert to a more stable system software version? You’re likely not alone. Fortunately just like it’s easy to install iOS 11 beta right now (even without a developer account), it’s also easy to downgrade iOS … Read More

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