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App Updates Not Showing in the iOS App Store? Here’s a Solution for iPhone & iPad

Jun 5, 2014 - 2 Comments
App Updates where are you

If you’ve ever launched the App Store in iOS to discover the “Updates” tab is empty, but you know for certain that an app update is widely available, you may have run into a peculiar and frustrating bug within iOS. Unlike the Mac App Store with Command+R, there is no easy way to ‘refresh’ the … Read More

Try Preventing the Bluetooth Wake Ability if Your Mac is Randomly Waking from Sleep

May 30, 2014 - 2 Comments
Disable Bluetooth waking a Mac from sleep

Many Mac users choose to put their computers to sleep when they’re not in use, and unless Macs are scheduled to wake at a specific time, the computer should stay asleep until it has been manually awoken by user input, like a key press or mouse click. Should of course is the operative word here, … Read More

iPhoto Thumbnails Not Showing Up? Here’s How to Fix That in Mac OS X

May 27, 2014 - 3 Comments
iPhoto thumbnails missing and a fix

Many Mac users rely on iPhoto for their image management and to pull pictures from a digital camera, an iPhone, or Android, a generally flawless experience that makes handling tons of digital pictures easy. But once in a blue moon iPhoto goes awry and you may experience a variety of peculiarities with the image database, … Read More

See a “Flash Out-of-Date” Message in Safari on Mac? Here’s How to Fix That

May 17, 2014 - 7 Comments
Flash Out-of-Date in Safari for Mac OS X

Mac users who primarily browse the web with Safari will eventually notice the “Flash out-of-date” message appearing somewhere in the browser. This happens because the Mac will intentionally disable the Flash player plugin when it has become outdated, preventing any potential security breaches from occurring. As you probably guessed, this just means you need to … Read More

iTunes 11.2.1 Fixes the Missing /Users Directory Issue for Mac OS X

May 16, 2014 - 4 Comments
iTunes 11.2.1 update resolves missing Users folder

Apple has released iTunes 11.2.1, an update that, curiously, resolves the issue where some users encountered their /Users folder gone missing along with changed permissions to the same directory. Initially thought to be a bug with the OS X 10.9.3 update, apparently the problem was actually related to the accompanying update to iTunes.

Is Your /Users Folder Missing in OS X 10.9.3? Here’s How To Show Users Again

May 16, 2014 - 7 Comments
Users folder in Mac OS X

Update: iTunes 11.2.1 resolves this problem, making the Users folder visible again while also turning the directory permissions back to normal. All Mac users should install iTunes 11.2.1, even if they only updated to iTunes 11.2 and did not update to OS X 10.9.3 yet.

iPhone Calls Sound Weird? Try Turning Off Phone Noise Cancelation in iOS

May 15, 2014 - 9 Comments
iPhone Phone Noise Cancelation feature in iOS

A feature called “Phone Noise Cancellation” was introduced to the iPhone with iOS 7 which aims to reduce background ambient noise when on a phone call, but for some users it can sound strange and make their phone calls sound weird, or worse. This may be due to the ambient audio stream created by the … Read More

How to Recover Mail Attachment Storage Space in iOS

May 11, 2014 - 4 Comments
Clear Mail and Attachments storage space in iOS

The Mail app on our iPhones and iPads downloads and stores emails and attachments into iOS, which makes for easy searching and retrieval of past emails. For most users this is no big deal and the convenience overrides any potential issues, but some users who send and receive a lot of attachments or tons of … Read More

Yes, You Can Recover Photos from an iPhone Backup

May 4, 2014 - 6 Comments
Recover Photos from an iPhone Backup

The iPhone has quickly become the go-to digital camera for many of us, storing thousands of memories and moments in images. But if you lose an iPhone, it becomes broken, or succumbs to water, you may be left with a situation where all you have is an iPhone backup file and no direct access to … Read More

Stop the “New Interface Detected: Thunderbolt Bridge” Alert in OS X Network Preferences

May 2, 2014 - 3 Comments
Thunderbolt icon

Many Mac users have recently stumbled upon a “Thunderbolt Bridge” alert dialog that shows up when they visit the OS X Network preference panel, the full text of the message box says: “New Interface Detected   A new network has been detected:   Thunderbolt Bridge   Please verify that it is configured correctly, then press … Read More

FaceTime Stuck on Connecting & Fails? Here’s How to Fix in iOS & OS X

Apr 29, 2014 - 7 Comments
FaceTime

FaceTime makes video chat and audio calls easier than ever, or at least, it does when FaceTime works. While FaceTime used to be one of the most reliable ways to initiate a video conversation between any Macs, iPhones, or iPads, sometimes it just doesn’t work. More recently, a bug has been identified that has completely … Read More

iPhone 5 Power Button Not Working Properly? Apple Will Fix It for Free

Apr 27, 2014 - 12 Comments
iPhone 5 power / sleep / wake button

Many of us who bought an iPhone 5 early in the release cycle have since discovered that our power buttons have either stopped working entirely, or no longer register some clicks / taps. While the assumption has been that it’s a result of wear and tear, Apple has now acknowledged that a malfunctioning power button … Read More

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