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How to Enter DFU Mode on iPhone X, iPhone 8, & iPhone 8 Plus

Jan 28, 2018 - 1 Comment
How to Enter DFU Mode on iPhone X and iPhone 8

Rarely, iPhone users need to enter DFU mode to initiate a low-level device restore with the help of a computer and iTunes. Entering DFU mode on iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus is different than getting into DFU mode on earlier iPhone models, so if you’re an owner of one of these devices … Read More

How to Check if iPhone is New, Refurbished, or Replacement

Jan 27, 2018 - 10 Comments
How to check if iPhone is new or refurbished

If you’re buying a used iPhone or repairing an iPhone, you may wonder if you can find out if the iPhone was bought as new, is a refurbished model, or is a replacement device provided by Apple via a service request. Wonder no more, you can use an interesting device model identifier trick to discover … Read More

How to Force Quit Multiple Mac Apps Simultaneously

Jan 25, 2018 - 3 Comments
How to force quit multiple Mac apps concurrently

You probably know the various different methods for how to force quit apps on the Mac by now, but a lesser known capability is that Mac OS allows you to force quit multiple apps at the same time. This can be a great trick when troubleshooting, as well as a just a nice way to … Read More

How to Stop “Upgrade to MacOS High Sierra” Notifications Completely on a Mac

Jan 22, 2018 - 31 Comments
Stop Upgrade to macOS High Sierra notifications

If you’re tired of the “Upgrade to macOS High Sierra” notifications nagging your Mac to install a system software update that you perhaps have made a conscious decision to avoid, then you will likely appreciate this tip to completely stop the upgrade macOS notifications. As you likely know by now, there is no way to … Read More

How to Fix Night Shift Stuck Enabled in Mac OS

Jan 3, 2018 - 4 Comments
Night Shift Stuck enabled on Mac

Is your Mac screen looking strangely orange from Night Shift being stuck on, even during daylight hours when Night Shift should be off? It may be rare and it’s not clear what causes Night Shift to sometimes get stuck enabled on a Mac, but when it does happen it’s pretty obvious because the screen colors … Read More

How to Disable Apple Pay Lock Screen Access on iPhone X by Side Button Presses

Dec 30, 2017 - 1 Comment
Turn Off Apple Pay Side Button Access on iPhone X to stop Apple Pay showing up on lock screen

Ever picked up iPhone X and found Apple Pay credit cards on screen? Or have you pulled iPhone X out of a pocket or bag and discovered that Apple Pay is open on the lock screen? This is from a new Apple Pay access feature that iPhone X enables by default, which allows the devices … Read More

Stopping the PTPCamera Process on a Mac from Hogging CPU

Dec 23, 2017 - 1 Comment
PTPCamera Process Gone Wild on Mac hogging CPU

Some Mac users running older versions of MacOS system software may notice that after they plug an iPhone or a camera into their Mac, the computer starts running slower and, if it has a battery, the battery drains faster. Upon closer inspection with Activity Monitor on the impacted Mac, you might notice that a process … Read More

How to Stop Enhanced Notifications Waking a Mac from Sleep

Dec 20, 2017 - Leave a Comment
Stop Notifications Waking up Mac

If you regularly sleep your Mac, you may have noticed that sometimes the Mac will wake itself up and show a notification on the screen, even if the screen is locked and otherwise password protected with the login screen. These notifications that wake a Mac from sleep are called “Enhanced Notifications” and they can originate … Read More

Apple Keyboard Light Blinking Twice and Won’t Reconnect to Mac? Here’s the Fix

Dec 11, 2017 - 3 Comments

The Apple Keyboard light blinks twice when the keyboard is ready to be paired via Bluetooth with a Mac or another device, indicating it is ready to be setup. In other words, if you just got a brand new Apple Keyboard then the light will blink when turned on, and you need to pair it … Read More

iPad Says “Not Charging” When Plugged Into Computer? Here’s The Fix

Dec 9, 2017 - 12 Comments
Check for port obstructions on iPad which can prevent charging

You may have noticed that iPad can be charged not only with the included iPad charger, but also by using an iPhone charger, or by connecting an iPad to a computer via USB cable to charge. While all of these methods will charge an iPad battery, though some slower than others, sometimes you may encounter … Read More

iPhone or iPad Crashing to a Black Screen as of Dec 2? Here’s How to Fix

Dec 2, 2017 - 49 Comments
Crashing iPhone to black screen spinning logo

Is your iPhone or iPad crashing repeatedly to a black screen as of December 2? The crash is usually seen by the end user as a sudden appearance of a black screen with a spinning wheel cursor, and then you must enter your passcode to use the device again. If the bug is particularly bad, … Read More

MacOS High Sierra Security Bug Allows Root Login Without a Password, Here’s a Fix

Nov 28, 2017 - 35 Comments
macOS High Sierra root password bug

A significant security vulnerability has been discovered with macOS High Sierra, potentially allowing any person to log into a Mac with full root administrative capabilities without a password. This is an urgent security problem, and while a software update should arrive to resolve the problem soon, this article will detail how to protect your Mac … Read More

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