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How to Use a Combo Update to Install Mac OS X Updates

Mar 22, 2016 - 10 Comments
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Most Mac users update their system software through the Mac App Store, which is quick, easy, and efficient. There is absolutely nothing wrong with updating Mac OS X through the App Store, and that approach is best suited for the majority of users, but many advanced Mac users and systems administrators rely on what are … Read More

Fix Slow Time Machine Backups on a Mac

Mar 19, 2016 - 9 Comments
Fix a slow Time Machine backup

The amount of time it takes to complete a Time Machine backup depends on a variety of things, like the amount of data being backed up, the destination drive speed, the speed of the internet connection if the backup is going to a Time Capsule, whether it’s the initial backup or a delta backup of … Read More

How to Fix “Account Limit Reached: Device No Longer Eligible for Creating Apple ID / iCloud” Error Messages

Mar 18, 2016 - 5 Comments
Make a new Apple ID to fix device not eligible error

Most iPhone and iPad users will use the same Apple ID and iCloud account repeatedly on the same device and across other devices, as they should, since that is how they are designed to work. Nonetheless sometimes you may buy an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch on the used market and discover that someone has … Read More

Fix “Your Connection is Not Private” Error in Google Chrome

Mar 12, 2016 - 3 Comments
Chrome

Having used a relatives computers recently I discovered their Google Chrome web browser was constantly throwing a “Your connection is not private” error message on many web pages, thereby preventing the page from loading unless they chose to ignore and reload the ‘not private’ page. The “not private” message can be a little disconcerting, so … Read More

iPhone Stuck in Zoom Mode? It’s Easy to Fix

Mar 9, 2016 - 2 Comments
iPhone stuck in Zoom mode

iOS includes a helpful feature which allows users to zoom into anything on an iPhone or iPad screen to make it easier to read text and view elements. While this feature is undeniably useful for many users, it can also be a source of frustration for others who wind up enabling the feature accidentally, only … Read More

Fix a Missing Sidebar in Open & Save Dialog Windows of Mac OS X

Mar 5, 2016 - 9 Comments
Sidebar missing in Open and Save dialog windows

Some Mac users have discovered the sidebar to be missing in the Open and Save dialog windows that appear throughout Mac OS X. Since the sidebar contains quick access links to various points in the file system, including user directory pictures, documents, the desktop, Macintosh HD, and tags, this can be frustrating and lead to … Read More

Fix AirDrop Not Working on iPhone / iPad with Easy Troubleshooting Tips

Mar 2, 2016 - 4 Comments
AirDrop in iOS - how to fix it if it's not showing up, or if AirDrop is not working in iOS

AirDrop is the easy to use direct file sharing protocol built into iOS and Mac OS X which allows for sending and receiving things between iPhones, Macs, iPads, and iPod touch. While AirDrop usually works without a hitch, sometimes there can be problems with AirDrop, and on the worst occasions AirDrop will not work at … Read More

Mac Apps Not Opening? Apps Crashing on Launch? Fix Error 173 with OS X App Store Apps

Feb 29, 2016 - 11 Comments
App Store icon

Over the last few weeks, many Mac users have discovered that attempting to launch some apps obtained from the Mac App Store fails, with the apps immediately crashing and thereby failing to open in OS X. Typically you’ll see the app icon appear for a fraction of a second in the Dock, then disappear. For … Read More

iPhone is Disabled? How to Fix With or Without Connecting to iTunes

Feb 26, 2016 - 16 Comments
iPhone is disabled error message and how to fix it

Have you ever picked up your iPhone to discover the message “iPhone is disabled” and to “try again in 1 minute” or to try again 5, 15, 60 minutes? In the worst scenarios, the message says “iPhone is disabled. Connect to iTunes”, and the device is unusable until then. So, what is going on here, … Read More

iPhone Won’t Charge? Here’s Why iPhone Isn’t Charging & How to Fix It

Feb 20, 2016 - 13 Comments
iPhone not charging? Here is how to fix it

Your iPhone is plugged in, but it’s not charging. Why won’t the iPhone charge? Is the iPhone broken? Is it time to freak out? Probably not, in fact there are some really common reasons an iPhone won’t charge, and most of the time it has nothing to do with the iPhone itself (unless it was … Read More

Is iMessage Down? Is iCloud Down? How to Check Apple Services Status

Feb 19, 2016 - 6 Comments
Check Apple services online or offline

Many Apple device owners depend heavily on iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime, Apple ID, Siri, the App Stores, and the other myriad of Apple online services for their Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple TV to work as intended, whether it’s backing up to iCloud or sending messages to friends and families, using iTunes, or logging into … Read More

iOS 9.2.1 13D20 for iPhone with Touch ID Released to Fix Error 53

Feb 18, 2016 - 5 Comments
iOS 9.2.1 update

Apple has released a revisional software update for iOS 9.2.1 for iPhone devices with Touch ID sensors. The new build arrives as 13D20 (as opposed to 13D15 build of iOS 9.2.1 for all other devices) and aims to resolve an “Error 53” software issue where certain iPhone models with a broken or replaced Touch ID … Read More

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