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How to Force Reboot an iPhone & iPad

Mar 3, 2015 - 15 Comments
How to Force Reboot an iPhone

Rarely, an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch will become completely unresponsive and errant, leading to what amounts to a frozen device that just won’t do anything. The most obvious indicator of this is when something on screen just cease up completely and the touch screen becomes unresponsive to all input, and clicking on any of … Read More

Audio & Sound Not Working in OS X Yosemite? It’s an Easy Fix

Mar 1, 2015 - 34 Comments
Fix no audio output on a Mac

A few Mac users that update to OS X Yosemite discover their sound and audio output has ceased to work, leading to a completely mute Mac that does not respond to the volume keys. Fortunately, the mysterious missing sound output issue is incredibly simple to fix, and there is nothing actually wrong with the Mac.

How to Quickly Fix Error Code -36 in Finder of Mac OS X

Feb 21, 2015 - 15 Comments
Fix error code 36 in Finder of OS X

On some rare occasions when trying to copy files, Mac users may encounter “error code -36″, which completely halts the copy or move process in the OS X Finder. The full error is usually read as “The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “FileName” can’t be read or written. (Error code -36)”. … Read More

“My iPhone is Not Ringing or Making Sounds with Inbound Messages Suddenly, Help!”

Feb 21, 2015 - 25 Comments
Fix iPhone not getting calls or alerts suddenly

Have you ever had the experience where an iPhone is suddenly not ringing on incoming calls, or making any sounds when a new message arrives? The mute button isn’t turned on, so what on earth is going on, right? This is surprisingly common experience for those who are more novice iPhone users, and after troubleshooting … Read More

MacBook Pro 2011-2013 with Video Problems Eligible for Free Repair

Feb 19, 2015 - 23 Comments
MacBook Pro with GPU failure picture

Apple is offering to repair certain malfunctioning MacBook Pro models sold between February 2011 and December 2013. The impacted MacBook Pro models exhibit unusual graphics behavior, including distorted screen images, outright screen failures, and even sometimes unexpected system reboots.

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 - 40 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 - 45 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 - 10 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

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