How to Fix “Your system has run out of application memory” on Mac

Feb 28, 2024 - 3 Comments

How to fix the Mac error that says Your system has run out of application memory

Rarely, a Mac can experience a memory leak which causes MacOS to run out of memory. When this happens, it’s fairly obvious because not only does the Mac become unresponsive, but you see an error message on the screen that says “Your system has run out of application memory. To avoid problems with your computer, quit any applications you are not using.”

This error message is presented inside of a Force Quit window, where you can see what apps are open and using the most amount of memory.

Let’s discuss what causes the Mac to run out of application memory and present this particular error message, and how to fix it.

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How to Mount & Copy HFS Classic Mac Drives on MacOS

Feb 27, 2024 - 2 Comments

Copy classic Mac HFS drive data to modern MacOS

Modern versions of MacOS no longer support HFS, meaning that new Macs can no longer read, mount, or write to classic HFS drives. But a fair amount of longtime Mac users continue to have older Macs and old Mac hard drives that are in HFS format, way back from the days of Mac OS 8, Mac OS 9, and early Mac OS X, and thus may wish to mount, read, and copy files from those old classic HFS volumes, to their modern Mac.

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How to Recover Unsaved Word Documents on Mac with AutoRecovery

Feb 26, 2024 - 2 Comments

How to recover an unsaved Word doc on Mac

While you should get in the habit of frequently saving your documents as you work in them, including in Microsoft Word, things don’t always go as planned. Many modern Mac apps will automatically save progress as you work in them, and Microsoft Word is one of them. Thanks to a feature called AutoRecovery, which saves a recovery file of your data every 10 minutes in the background as you work, you may be able to recover files and documents from Word in the event that Word crashes or even the entire Mac crashes.

This tutorial is going to show you how to use the AutoRecovery feature of Microsoft Word on a Mac, and, if that fails, a way to manually access auto recovery files from Microsoft Word in the MacOS file system using a hidden directory. These tricks should help you to recover unsaved Word documents from your Mac.

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By Jamie Cuevas - Mac OS, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

Fix “Not authorized to send Apple events to System Events” Mac Error

Feb 25, 2024 - 3 Comments

How to fix the Not Authorized to Send Apple Events to System Events error on a Mac when launching an app

Some Mac users may occasionally stumble into a oddly worded error message when attempting to launch an application that states “Not authorized to send Apple events to System Events”, and, when clicking OK to dismiss the error, nothing happens – the app does not launch on MacOS. If you attempt to open the app triggering this error message again, you will see the error message again, but again the Mac app will not launch.

The full text of this Mac error message is usually “Not authorized to send Apple events to System Events. Not authorized to send Apple events to System Events. (-1743)” Repeating itself twice in the same error message, to add to the confusion.

What is this “not authorized to send Apple events to system events” error message on the Mac, and how do you fix it? That’s exactly what we’ll show you here.

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How to Make Microsoft Edge the Default Mac Web Browser

Feb 24, 2024 - 1 Comment

Confirm to set Microsoft Edge as the default Mac web browser

Microsoft Edge is a great web browser alternative that is available for MacOS, iPhone, iPad, and obviously Windows, and Android too. Not only is it fast and offers free access to ChatGPT 4, but if you regularly use different computing platforms, you’ll appreciate that you can sync your browser data across all of your devices, whether it’s another Mac, Windows PC, iPhone, Android, or iPad.

If you’re a fan of Microsoft Edge for Mac, you may want to make it your default web browser. While you can change your default web browser through System Settings, Microsoft Edge offers a more direct way to become your new default browser when you click links from anywhere else on the Mac.

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By Jamie Cuevas - Mac OS, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

How to Disable Content Blockers for Specific Sites in Safari for Mac

Feb 23, 2024 - 1 Comment

How to disable content blockers for specific sites in Safari for Mac

Some Mac users have content blockers installed into Safari, which are usually designed to prevent a part of a webpage from loading, things like preventing a remote javascript that tracks cookies or loads ads, or something that places a cookie into your browser, etc.

The very nature of how content blockers work can cause interference with certain webpages, and it’s not unusual for content blockers to completely break a website or webpage from functioning. Problems with content blockers are particularly common with finance and banking sites, wi-fi captive portals, and video sharing sites, so you may find yourself wanting to disable content blockers for a specific site as you browse the web in Safari on your Mac.

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By Jamie Cuevas - Mac OS, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

Use a Free Net Worth Spreadsheet on iPhone, Mac, iPad, with Numbers

Feb 22, 2024 - Leave a Comment

How to track your net worth with Numbers spreadsheet on Mac iPhone or iPad

If you’re looking to keep track of your net worth easily, you don’t need to download an app or sign up for a new service. If you’re an iPhone, Mac, or iPad owner, you’ll be happy to know that Apple conveniently offers a really great spreadsheet for tracking your net worth, and it’s free, bundled within the Numbers app on iPhone, Mac, and iPad.

Many services exist to keep track of net worth, but some of those apps and services are being killed off (like the popular Mint service), or require subscription fees. But there’s no need to get frustrated with those online experiences, or to pay for a subscription fee, or to even buy a net worth tracking spreadsheet, because Apple provides a great template for tracking your net worth for free, available on every iPhone, iPad, and Mac, and technically even for PC and Android users thanks to Numbers for iCloud.

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4th Beta of iOS 17.4, macOS Sonoma 14.4, iPadOS 17.4, Available for Testing

Feb 21, 2024 - Leave a Comment

New betas for iOS 17, macOS Sonoma 14, and iPadOS 17

Apple has issued the fourth beta versions of iOS 17.4, iPadOS 17.4, macOS Sonoma 14.4, watchOS 14.4, and tvOS 17.4. Additionally a new beta of visionOS 1.1 is available for the developers who are working with Apple Vision Pro.

These beta updates are available to all users who are enrolled in the beta testing programs for Apple system software.

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Where Are Screenshots Saved on Mac?

Feb 21, 2024 - 5 Comments

Where are screenshots located on a Mac?

It’s a reasonable question to wonder where screenshots are stored on the Mac, particularly if you’re a Mac user that is taking screenshots who then needs to interact with those screen captures for whatever reason. Maybe you want to send a screenshot file to someone, or maybe you want to work with a particular screenshot in an image editor or other application.

Screenshots are very easy to find on the Mac, and, if you wish, you can even change the location where they are saved to.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

How to Automatically Fill SMS Passcodes & Security Codes on iPhone, iPad, Mac

Feb 20, 2024 - 1 Comment

How to use the autofill security code feature of iMessage on Mac, iPhone, and iPad

Messages for iPhone, Mac, and iPad all contain a really handy feature that autofills security codes that are sent to you via text message. You know the type, as these text message verification codes are often required for signing into financial institutions or many other things that use it as a method of identity and device verification, and for two-factor authentication.

Autofill for security codes works really well, and the feature is basically identical on Mac, iPhone, and iPad, so if you learn how this works on one, you’ll know how it works on all the major Apple platforms.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Mac OS, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

How to Use 134 New Aerial Wallpapers in MacOS Sonoma

Feb 19, 2024 - Leave a Comment

How to use the 134 custom wallpapers in macOS Sonoma

macOS Sonoma arrived with 134 new stunning wallpapers available that you can use to spruce up your Mac desktop background. The giant collection of new wallpapers are themed, with wallpaper options for landscapes, cityscapes, underwater, and Earth from space. Even better, these are not just static, they’re all animated wallpapers, meaning they will briefly move and animate when you unlock your Mac, wake from screen saver, or login on boot.

If you’re new to Sonoma or macOS in general, you may not be familiar with how to access and use the hundred plus wallpapers, so we’re going to show you how this works so that you can beautify your Mac desktop quickly with minimal effort.

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Deals: M1 iPad Air 25% Off at $449, Apple Pencil 2 for $79, & More

Feb 18, 2024 - Leave a Comment

Amazon deals

Amazon is offering some particularly generous deals on the iPad Air M1 model, taking $150 off the $599 MSRP and bringing the discount price down to just $450. But it gets better, because they’re also offering hefty discounts on the iPad Magic Keyboard, and Apple Pencil, so you can get a full iPad setup for near all-time-low prices. Plus there’s some great deals on AirTags and AirPods, so check those out too. Remember, stock changes quickly at Amazon, so check different colors, or if something sells out, you can always check and refresh again later.

iPad Air M1 5th generation for $450 (Save $150, 25% Off)

iPad Air M1

Amazon is cutting 25% off the price of the M1 iPad Air, bringing the 5th gen model down to just $450 from the $599 MSRP. iPad Air 5th gen features a speedy and power efficient M1 chip, 10.9″ Liquid Retina Display, 64GB storage, 12MP front and 12MP back cameras, Touch ID, all day battery life, and full compatibility with Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil 2. The discount is available in select colors

iPad Magic Keyboard for $259 (From $299)

iPad Magic Keyboard

You can save 13% on the iPad Magic Keyboard 11″ model, which works great with the iPad Air 5th gen. The iPad Magic Keyboard is arguably the best accessory you can get for an iPad, as it completely transforms the tablet into a laptop-like experience, with a fantastic trackpad and keyboard (with backlighting). Plus with the pass-through charging capacity for USB-C, you free up the port on the M1 iPad Air. You can get the deal price in either Black or White colors.

Apple Pencil 2 for $79 (Discounted 39%!)

Apple Pencil 2nd gen

The Apple Pencil 2 is available at a whopper discount and works great with the iPad Air 5th gen, and any modern iPad Pro too. Apple Pencil allows for interacting with the iPad using a stylus, perfect for taking notes, doodling, drawing, sketching, or just interacting with your material easier. It charges magnetically by snapping to the side of your iPad Air or iPad Pro, and is another great accessory for the device.

You can pair all three of these together for just $787, versus the standard retail price of all three together for $1027. Not bad!

Misc Apple Deals

You can also great some great deals on AirTags and AirPods from Amazon right now:

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3 Ways to Unblock YouTube & Watch Blocked Videos from Any Device

Feb 18, 2024 - Leave a Comment

How to unblock YouTube and watch blocked YouTube videos

Many networks will block YouTube for any number of reasons; maybe you’re in a region or country where YouTube is not allowed, maybe you’re at a school or institution where YouTube is blocked, maybe censorship is blocking YouTube content, maybe your current network blocks YouTube, or maybe a particular YouTube video is region restricted. Whatever the reason, if YouTube is blocked and you’d like to watch a video that is on YouTube, there are a few tricks you can use to watch the video you’d like to, circumventing that block.

We’re going to cover three simple ways to unblock YouTube and watch blocked YouTube content, and these methods should work from just about any device, whether you’re on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows PC, Android, Linux, Chromebook, etc. Broadly speaking, these tricks should work regardless of where you are located and what your network is doing, though some firewalls and networks are trickier than others at blocking sites like YouTube.

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Retro: Enjoy the 1993 Easter Egg Video from the Macintosh Quadra 840av Team in Apple

Feb 17, 2024 - Leave a Comment

The Macintosh Quadra 840AV team toasting their success and accomplishment

If you’re a fan of Apple history and retro Apple stuff, you’ll probably appreciate this little blast from the past.

Sometime in 1993, a small team of young developers at Apple built the Macintosh Quadra 840AV and Centris 660AV, and upon completion of their project, filmed a little celebration video, where they toast to their accomplishment, and show off the motherboard of the new Macintosh desktop. That QuickTime video was then tucked into the System 7.1 CD that came bundled with those two Macintosh computers, as a little Easter Egg to be found and appreciated by fans.

Fast forward 31 years to 2024, and you don’t need to go hunting on Ebay or digging around in some dusty closet to find ancient MacOS classic CD’s, because the video has been archived for posterity on YouTube, and you can watch it below.

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How to Collaborate on Playlists with Spotify

Feb 16, 2024 - Leave a Comment


Spotify is a fantastic music streaming platform that is widely used by many people around the world. Collaborating on music playlists with friends, family, coworkers, and loved ones, is a fun feature that is included with Spotify. But, like so many features of apps and operating systems these days that are hidden behind things that you may not even know are menus, if you didn’t know how the feature works or that it exists, you may never stumble into the collaborative playlists feature of Spotify on your own.

We’ll show you how you can start collaborating playlists with friends using Spotify for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and even Android or Windows, because it turns out the collaborative playlist option is available on every Spotify app for every platform. Very convenient.

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Fix “Photos Quit Unexpectedly” Error on Mac

Feb 15, 2024 - Leave a Comment

Photos quit unexpectedly error on Mac

Rarely, Mac users may experience an issue with the Photos app crashing during usage, or crashing in the background when not in use, but a pop-up error message appears on the Mac stating Photos quit unexpectedly. Click Reopen to open the application again. Click Report to see more detailed information and send a report to Apple.”

While the error message gives you three options; reopen Photos again, report to Apple, or ignore, and 2/3 of those very well may resolve the issue (reporting to Apple seems to send a bug report to some corporate /dev/null so don’t count on any resolution associated with this), sometimes you may require additional troubleshooting steps to fix a recurring “Photos quit unexpectedly” error on the Mac.

We’re going to cover six troubleshooting steps for resolving crashing Photos app and the Photos app quitting unexpectedly error messages on the Mac.

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How to Autofill Security Codes from Mail on Mac, iPhone, iPad

Feb 14, 2024 - 2 Comments

Mail icon for Mac

The latest versions of Mail for iPhone, Mac, and iPad support a fantastic autofill security code feature. This is similar to the autofilling security code feature for SMS that is available in Messages for Mac, iPhone, and iPad, except of course that it’s utilizing the Mail app for two-factor authentication and security codes that are sent to you via email instead of by text message.

The great thing about this trick, other than the incredible convenience it offers, is that autofilling security codes and authentication codes works basically the same on every major Apple device platform, including iPhone, Mac, and iPad.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Mac OS, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

Beta 3 of macOS Sonoma 14.4, iOS 17.4, iPadOS 17.4, Available for Testing

Feb 13, 2024 - Leave a Comment

New betas for iOS 17, macOS Sonoma 14, and iPadOS 17

The third beta version of macOS Sonoma 14.4, iOS 17.4, iPadOS 17.4, and watchOS 10.4, has been released to users enrolled in the beta testing programs for Apple system software. Additionally, beta 2 of VisionOS 1.1 is available for users beta testing software on the Apple Vision Pro.

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