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How to Fix “This iPhone is Open in Another Window” Error

Oct 1, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Fix iPhone open another window on Mac error

Some iPhone users are experiencing an error message that says “This iPhone is open in another window” when attempting to sync music between their Mac and iPhone. Users may see the error message even when there is no other window open in the Music app on Mac, making this a peculiar error message that doesn’t … Read More

Is iOS 17 Slow on Your iPhone? Here’s the Fix

Sep 22, 2023 - 3 Comments
Here is how you can fix iOS 17 if it feels slow on your iPhone or iPad

Has your iPhone or iPad been feeling a bit sluggish since updating to iOS 17 or iPadOS 17? You’re not alone, this happens to many users after major system software updates. Normally, updating should make your device faster, but not right away, especially if you have an older device, or you have tons of stuff … Read More

iOS 17 Battery Life is Bad? iOS 17 Battery Draining Fast? Here’s Why & How to Fix It

Sep 20, 2023 - 4 Comments
iOS 17 battery life may drain faster on iPhone after the iOS 17 update but here is why and how to fix it

Now that iOS 17 is here, you may have updated your iPhone to iOS 17, but now feel that your battery is draining faster than usual, or that iOS 17 has made your iPhone battery life worse. iOS updates causing battery drain is a familiar story that happens every year when a major new iOS … Read More

How to Know When iPhone Battery Replacement is Needed

Sep 8, 2023 - 1 Comment
When to know it's time to replace iPhone battery

Have you ever wondered if your iPhone battery needs to be replaced? Maybe you are experiencing rapid battery drain, or other battery health issues like sluggish performance, random shutdowns, or the dreaded swollen battery issue with your iPhone. Read on and we’ll review five common signs that it’s time to replace the battery on your … Read More

Resolving Weird Errors in MacOS Software Update

Sep 6, 2023 - 2 Comments
Nonsensical error messages in Software Update on the Mac

As a Mac user, you’re likely already familiar with how to install macOS system software updates, which tend to be a simple process. But sometimes you get weird errors when loading the Software Update control panel, and those errors can lead to failures when attempting to install or even load available system software updates on … Read More

LNK Files: What is .lnk File and How to Open .lnk Files on Mac

Aug 27, 2023 - Leave a Comment
What is an LNK file and how do you open .lnk files on Mac?

Some Mac users who also work with Windows, or who have drives, network shares, or other volumes that are from the Windows world, may occasionally come across LNK files with a .lnk file extension. If you’re wondering what these files are and how you can open them on the Mac, you should continue reading so … Read More

Fixing “The application appears to have been tampered with” Error on Mac

Aug 23, 2023 - 2 Comments
Application appears to have been tampered with error message on Mac

An unusual and rare Mac error may come across for some MacOS users when using BBEdit, or perhaps even other apps, that says “The application appears to have been tampered with.” This appears to be some variation of the “app is damaged and can’t be opened” error message that some Mac users may occasionally see. … Read More

What is on Mac Network?

Aug 12, 2023 - 3 Comments
What is on Mac Network?

Some Mac users have discovered a seemingly random device called “” in the Network section of Finder, which is where you see other available network computers and devices. Curiously, if you click on “” to try and connect to it or interact with it, you will find that generally nothing happens. So, what is … Read More

What is “Unknown is capturing your screen” on Mac?

Aug 11, 2023 - 6 Comments
Unknown is capturing your screen on Mac

Some Mac users have discovered an alarming message when using macOS Sonoma that says “Unknown is capturing your screen”, appearing in the users menu bar. The “Unknown is capturing your screen” message is not actionable, and typically it appears for a few seconds and then vanishes, making it more concerning. What’s going on that is … Read More

Fix iOS 17 “Unable to Check for Update” Error on iPhone & iPad

Aug 10, 2023 - 5 Comments

Some iPhone and iPad users who are running the iOS 17 beta and iPadOS 17 beta may occasionally encounter an error when attempting to update their system software. The error message appears on the Software Update screen of Settings and usually says something like “Unable to Check for Update – An error occurred while checking … Read More

Apple Pulls Rapid Response Updates for iOS 16.5.1, iPadOS 16.5.1, macOS Ventura 13.4.1

Jul 11, 2023 - 4 Comments
Rapid Response Update problem

Apple has pulled the rapid response updates for iOS 16.5.1, iPadOS 16.5.1, macOS Ventura 13.4.1 that were intended to fix a security issue with Safari.

How to Check AppleCare Warranty Coverage on iPhone & iPad

May 29, 2023 - Leave a Comment
How to Add AppleCare Warranty to iPhone or iPad

You can now easily check your AppleCare warranty coverage right on the iPhone or iPad, for not only your device, but also any other devices that are paired to it, like AirPods or Apple Watches. All Apple devices come with a one year limited AppleCare warranty, but many users opt to purchase the optional various … Read More

Fix iPhone Quick Start Not Working: 6 Troubleshooting Tips

May 4, 2023 - 3 Comments

Quick Start is the fantastic feature that allows users to easily transfer data from an old iPhone or iPad to a new iPhone or iPad, seamlessly, wirelessly, and with minimal effort. While Quick Start typically automatically opens when you get a new iPhone or iPad and you’re beginning to set it up, it doesn’t always … Read More

How to Remove a Rapid Security Response Update on iPhone or iPad

May 1, 2023 - 12 Comments
Settings icon

Apple uses Rapid Security Response Updates to deploy critical fixes to security issues, and these updates are pushed to your iPhone or iPad automatically by default. While this is generally a good thing, since these little micro-updates are installed to protect your device from critical security issues, and installing them does not even require the … Read More

Devices Compatible with Live Text, Visual Lookup, & Camera Translate

Apr 30, 2023 - 2 Comments
iPadOS 16 live text

Many iPhone, iPad, and Mac users may be interested in using various features related to Live Text, Visual Lookup, and Camera Translate, but not all hardware will support these features. Live Text, which allows you to select text from photos and images, Visual Lookup, which allows you to identify objects found in photos and images, … Read More

How to Stop Getting Nextdoor Emails

Apr 29, 2023 - 12 Comments
How to stop getting emails from Nextdoor

NextDoor is a popular neighborhood ‘hyperlocal social network’ app that is mostly gossip, rants, and occasional local news, that is well known for sending a constant barrage of emails and email post updates to any users who signed up for the app at some point in history. If you’re like many NextDoor users, you have … Read More

Fix “xcode-select: error active developer directory” on Mac

Apr 26, 2023 - 1 Comment
Terminal in macOS

Some Mac command line users working with nodejs and npm may see an error message and command failure along the lines of “xcode-select: error: tool ‘xcodebuild’ requires Xcode, but active developer directory ‘/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools’ is a command line tools instance”. This error message sometimes appears after updating MacOS, migrating Macs, or If you experience this error … Read More

How to Stop Spotify Opening on Mac Automatically

Apr 23, 2023 - 4 Comments
How to stop Spotify from opening automatically on Mac boot, restart, or login

The Spotify app for Mac defaults to opening itself automatically every time the Mac restarts, boots, or a user logs in to the Mac. If you do not want Spotify to open automatically on the Mac, and you’re running MacOS Ventura or newer, read along to prevent this behavior and stop Spotify from opening itself.

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