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How to Enable & Disable root User from Command Line in OS X

Feb 19, 2015 - Leave a Comment
Terminal in OS X

Though most advanced Mac users will find it easiest to enable root with Directory Utility from the GUI of OS X, another option is to turn to the command line. No, we’re not talking about using sudo or su, we’re talking about enabling the actual root user account, which can be appropriate for some complex … Read More

Remove Bluetooth PAN Helps Resolve Wi-Fi Conflict in OS X Yosemite?

Feb 18, 2015 - 38 Comments
Remove Bluetooth PAN to fix Wi-Fi in OS X Yosemite maybe

One of the most frustrating issues that has impacted some users of OS X Yosemite are persistent wireless networking difficulties. Apple has released multiple updates to OS X aimed at addressing the problem, but for some Mac users, they either offer no help, or even worse, may add new trouble for wi-fi connections. We have … Read More

Why You May See a “This Cable is Not Certified and May Not Work Reliably” Error on iPhone & iPad

Feb 12, 2015 - 43 Comments
Cable not certified may not work reliably error message

Rarely, when you plug an iPhone or iPad into a particular Lightning charger cable you’ll see a pop-up or lock screen message on the device that says something to the effect of “This cable is not certified and may not work reliably”. This usually prevents the lightning cable from charging the device as well. Though … Read More

Understanding Why Terminal Doesn’t Let You Type a Password

Feb 4, 2015 - 9 Comments
Typing a password into Terminal won't show up, this is intentional

Sometimes you need to enter a password into the terminal, usually for sudo or su commands, which lets users execute a command with super user privileges. This is fairly typical for allowing access to read or modify something that would otherwise not be possible with a standard user account. You’ll commonly see sudo prefixing another … Read More

How to Detach a Phone Number from iMessage if You’re Switching Away from iPhone

Feb 2, 2015 - 4 Comments
deregister-imessage

If you have ever switched from an iPhone to an Android or Windows phone, either temporarily, out of necessity, or for testing purposes, you may have noticed that a new phone will sometimes not receive inbound messages that have been sent from other iPhone users. Well, you probably didn’t notice it because you didn’t get … Read More

OS X 10.10.2 Wi-Fi Issues Continue for Some Mac Users

Jan 30, 2015 - 162 Comments
Wi Fi Troubleshooting in OS X Yosemite

Some Mac users who have been experiencing longstanding wi-fi issues with OS X Yosemite have discovered that updating to OS X 10.10.2 does not resolve their networking difficulties. Perhaps more troubling, some Mac users who had functioning wi-fi previously have discovered that new wireless difficulties have appeared on their Macs after updating to the OS … Read More

Detect & Remove Adware from Mac OS X Easily with AdwareMedic

Jan 29, 2015 - 25 Comments
AdwareMedic-for-Mac

Adware is generally something most Mac users won’t have to worry about, but that doesn’t mean that OS X is entirely immune to the potential nuisance, and nobody likes it when their browser has been hijacked by that type of junk. If you’re at all concerned about adware impacting your Mac and web browsing, you … Read More

Forgot a Mac Firmware Password? Don’t Panic, Here’s What To Do

Jan 28, 2015 - 27 Comments
Disable firmware password in Mac OS X

Users who require higher than usual security measures often set a firmware password on a Mac, which requires that a password be entered before the typical OS X boot sequence begins. While these low level passwords are quite secure, but that higher security also means a forgotten firmware password can be a significant problem. Nonetheless, … Read More

Workaround for Local Network Discovery Failures & Problems Connecting to Servers in OS X

Jan 24, 2015 - 21 Comments
Problem connecting to Mac server, error message in OS X

Local networking usually works flawlessly on Macs, which is why some of the most aggravating issues that a select group of users may experience with OS X Yosemite pertain to network connections. Some of these may relate to broader connection and wi-fi functionality problems, and others which can effect general LAN networking functions and the … Read More

How to Set Speakerphone Mode to Automatically Activate on iPhone Calls

Jan 19, 2015 - 23 Comments
Phone icon

By default, all calls on the iPhone will play audio through the standard earpiece at the top of the phone, and if someone wishes to use speakerphone they enable it manually by tapping on the “Speaker” button during an active call. While that may be the desired effect for most users, in various situations some … Read More

Fixing OS X Install Errors “can’t be verified” and “error occurred while preparing the installation”

Jan 19, 2015 - 34 Comments
Set the date and time manually in OS X to circumvent error messages during Mac OS X install

Two unusual error messages that can occur during the attempted installation of OS X Yosemite are the “This copy of the Install OS X Yosemite application can’t be verified. It may have been corrupted or tampered with during downloading” message, or a more vague “An error occurred while preparing the installation. Try running again” error … Read More

Troubleshoot Safari Freezes & Crashing in OS X Yosemite

Jan 18, 2015 - 70 Comments
Safari icon

Some Mac users have discovered the Safari web browser has become significantly less stable after updating to OS X Yosemite. This can range from periodic crashes of Safari that never happened before, to Safari freezing up entirely, to Safari outright refusing to open as it crashes immediately upon launch. Troubleshooting app crashes can be frustrating, … Read More

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