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Is iOS 7.1 Draining Your Battery Life Too Fast? Try This to Resolve It

Mar 18, 2014 - 22 Comments

Now that more users have updated to iOS 7.1, a continuing (yet fairly small) stream of complaints have surfaced about battery life for some iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users that have moved to the latest version of iOS. Battery issues are reported with some degree of regularity with a subset of users with just … Read More

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

Mar 16, 2014 - 6 Comments

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

Clean Installing iOS 7.1 May Fix iPad Air Low Memory Crashes

Mar 11, 2014 - 16 Comments

Some iPad Air owners have been impacted by a persistent crashing issue, where either the entire device crashes and reboots, or, more commonly, where the Safari browser crashes and randomly quits. The Safari crashing issue is often repeatable by pointing Safari at several Javascript heavy web pages with numerous tabs open, or by opening a … Read More

How to Forget a Wi-Fi Network in Mac OS X

Mar 9, 2014 - 3 Comments

Once a wi-fi network has been joined in OS X, the Mac will default to joining that network if it’s within range and available again. This is undeniably convenient for joining our home, work, and regular wireless networks, but it can be a nuisance when the Mac rejoins a network that you no longer want … Read More

How to View and Re-Send an “Unsent Message” in Mail for iOS

Mar 6, 2014 - 3 Comments

Ever launched the Mail app on your iPhone or iPad to discover an “Unsent Message” indicator at the bottom of the screen? An email usually goes unsent if you lose internet access while trying to send the message, a fairly common occurrence for those who live in areas with poor cellular reception or that have … Read More

How to Fix an “Unable to Join the Network” Error in iOS

Mar 1, 2014 - 4 Comments

Considering that so much of the functionality of iOS is dependent on the internet, it’s pretty frustrating if you can’t join a wireless network because of a mystery “Unable to join the network [name]” error popping up on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. You may encounter this alert trying to join a wifi network … Read More

Resolving systemstats CPU Usage Issues Causing Sluggishness in OS X

Feb 27, 2014 - 1 Comment

The systemstats process is used to retrieve information about system statistics and power usage, and though it usually runs unnoticed in the background, the systemstatsd and systemstats processes have been known to randomly go haywire in OS X, eating up 100%-300% or more CPU while slowing down a Mac.

Bad Battery Life & a Warm iPhone After iOS 7.0.6 Update? That’s Easy to Fix

Feb 26, 2014 - 40 Comments

Some iPhone and iPad users, myself included, have experienced an unusual level of battery drain after updating devices to iOS 7.0.6. This is typically accompanied by an iPhone (or other device) feeling abnormally warm to the touch.

How to Re-Download OS X Mountain Lion Installer from OS X Mavericks

Feb 24, 2014 - 8 Comments

Though it is generally recommended for users to keep their Macs up to date with the latest system software, not everyone wants to run OS X Mavericks on all of their Macs, and in some situations older Macs may not support the latest version of OS X anyway. Additionally, there are circumstances where users looking … Read More

Quickly Find What App(s) Are Using & Draining Battery on a MacBook

Feb 19, 2014 - Leave a Comment

Batteries on the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air are made to offer many hours of work on a single charge. Unfortunately, sometimes apps get in the way of our wonderful Mac battery life, often without a user even noticing until suddenly their battery life has been drained dramatically. The good news is it doesn’t have … Read More

Fixing a “Bluetooth Not Available” Error on a Mac

Feb 17, 2014 - 5 Comments

Some Mac users may encounter an apparently random disappearance of Bluetooth functionality, often after rebooting or updating OS X. The first obvious indicator is that no Bluetooth hardware works, be it a keyboard, mouse, headset, or otherwise, and when attempting to visit the Bluetooth menu of OS X a “Bluetooth: Not Available” error is displayed … Read More

How to Forget Wi-Fi Networks on iPhone / iPad to Stop from Re-Joining Unwanted Routers

Feb 13, 2014 - 4 Comments

iOS is usually smart enough to join the last functioning wireless network used within range, but if you’re in an area with many wi-fi networks available sometimes you’ll find an iPhone or iPad is persistently joining and re-joining a network that you don’t want it to, even if you consistently toggle over to join a … Read More

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