Electrical power outages are not particularly fun, but should you have the experience of encountering one, you may find this tip helpful which aims to determine if a power outage is impacting only your specific location or if it is neighborhood wide. All that you need is any battery powered device with wi-fi, meaning any … Read More
Having a problem with an Apple device, Mac system software, or iOS? Maybe your Mac is behaving weird, or your iPhone isn’t charging properly, or an iPad app is crashing, or something is just not working as expected? Browse through and search our troubleshooting articles and you might be able to resolve the problem!
Many Mac users who have updated to macOS Ventura have discovered an active login item called “OSMessageTracer” that is an “item from unidentified developer.” Given that the OSMessageTracer task is allowed to run in the background on your Mac, and it claims to be from an unidentified developer, it’s understandable why some users would be … Read More
Some Mac users feel that macOS Ventura is much slower than macOS Monterey or Big Sur, offering worse performance in general, and when performing the same tasks on their Mac. It’s not unusual for users to feel that their computer is slower after a major MacOS update, and Ventura is no exception. If you feel … Read More
Some iPhone users have noticed that display brightness increases automatically when watching Instagram videos or Instagram reels, stories, and some YouTube videos.
Some users are reporting wi-fi connection issues and other internet connectivity problems after updating to MacOS Ventura 13. The problems can range from slow wi-fi connections or reconnections, wi-fi disconnecting randomly, or wi-fi not working at all, or internet connectivity not working after updating a Mac to macOS Ventura. Network connectivity issues seem to pop … Read More
Some iPhone users may discover the side mute/silent switch on their device has randomly stopped working. Given that the mute switch is the only physical switch on the iPhone, and it’s sole job is to put the iPhone into silent mute mode and unmute, it’s pretty inconvenient if this buttons tops working as expected. If … Read More
Some Mac users may notice that a process called “ApplicationsStorageExtension” is running in the background, using a large amount of CPU and memory resources. Typically this process is seen when a computer feels sluggish and a user ventures into Activity Monitor to locate errant processes or whatever is consuming system resources.
Some Mac users running macOS Ventura have noticed a series of “operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred” error messages when attempting to drag and drop files in the Finder from macOS Ventura to a virtual volume, like what’s often used on a Micro:bit, Raspberry Pi Pico, AdaFruit, CircuitPython / Pyboard, DAPLink, or … Read More
Some iPad Magic Keyboard users have discovered that the Magic Keyboard randomly stops working, or the keyboard keys will work while the Magic Keyboard trackpad stops working. Magic Trackpad issues can happen at random, or sometimes after installing software updates to the iPad Pro or iPad Air the Magic Trackpad stops working, but fortunately troubleshooting … Read More
Focus Mode is a feature that was designed to allow iPhone users to focus on tasks by muting and hiding notifications, messages, phone calls, and other alerts on their devices. The Focus feature used to be very simple and called Do Not Disturb Mode, but with later versions of iOS, Apple added a bunch of … Read More
Some users who are new to the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro series are finding they can’t turn on their device, or that iPhone 14 won’t turn on when they press the Power button on the side of the device. This is usually a super simple fix, so if you’re having issues with the … Read More
Rarely, if you have attempted to open a package installer or disk image on the Mac, you may find a stuck “Verifying” window, and you may also notice a task called CoreServicesUIAgent taking up a lot of system resources in Activity Monitor. This verification process is normal, but CoreServicesUIAgent getting stuck is not, so let’s … Read More
Got an iPhone with 5G networking capabilities and find that 5G is not working? 5G offers ultrafast wireless networking, but that’s not too great if you can’t connect to it. If you’re having issues with connecting to 5G networks on your iPhone, read along to troubleshoot and resolve the issue.
One of the most obvious changes made to the Lock Screen of iPhone with iOS 16 is how all the notifications pile into a stack on the bottom of the locked screen. The notifications stack is done to prioritize the lock screen wallpaper and your widgets, but not all users may be enthusiastic about the … Read More
The all new iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14, and iPhone 14 Plus offer some incredible features, and many users are getting their hands on these great new devices. But whether you’re upgrading from a prior model iPhone, or from an Android, you may be curious about how to perform one of … Read More
The Brave web browser is a popular privacy-centric browser alternative that is based on Chrome, but built with user privacy in mind, and it usually works great. But sometimes, thing’s don’t work as expected. Something curious about the Brave browser that is experienced by some users however is that certain webpages will randomly stop loading … Read More
Did you get an iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13, or iPhone 13 mini, and you are curious about how to force restart the iPhone 13? Whether you want to force restart for troubleshooting or any other reason, it’s easy to do, once you learn the required technique. You’ll find that a forced restart on these … Read More
Occasionally when a user goes to update macOS system software through the Software Update preference panel, they’ll find the updates that are shown are outdated, not showing up at all, or not showing all of the updates that you know to be available (for example, a newly released system software update). If you find that … Read More