Category: Apple News


Beta 4 of iOS 10, macOS Sierra, tvOS 10 & watchOS 3 Download Available

Apple has released the fourth developer beta versions of iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, and macOS Sierra 10.12. While the initial beta 4 builds are for the developer previews, accompanying public beta versions are likely due for release soon behind. It is worth noting the public beta versioning is one release off and behind … Read More

Jump Between Spotlight Search Result Categories in Mac OS X

Spotlight on the Mac will search through many different file types and folders to help you find what you’re looking for, but if Spotlight finds multiple matches across different categories, you’ll see the search results returned under each respective category listing. While many Mac users will use the cursor to click the result they want, … Read More

Fix iPhone Not Sending Picture Messages by Troubleshooting MMS & iMessage

Many iPhone users will send and receive picture messages through the Messages app, which arrive as iMessage if the recipient and sender is an iPhone user, or as MMS if the person is an Android or Windows phone user. Typically picture messages send without any issue, but if you are experiencing a problem where iPhone … Read More

Adjust Whether a Mac Restarts Automatically on System Freeze

Modern Macs with new versions of Mac OS (or Mac OS X) default to automatically reboot themselves upon a system freeze. This is a troubleshooting feature that aims to prevent average users from having to initiate a forced restart, since the Mac would simply restart itself if a system freeze were to occur. While most … Read More

Fixing a Broken EFI Partition on Mac

Though it is an unusual occurrence, a Mac may encounter a broken or damaged EFI partition which typically prevents the Mac from booting and the Mac OS system software from loading. This is usually demonstrated as a boot screen that is stuck on the  Apple logo, sometimes with or without a wait cursor that … Read More

Fixing the “Aw Snap” Page Crash Error in Chrome

For Google Chrome users, sometimes a webpage may crash with an “Aw, Snap!” error message. This error message frequently prevents a web page from loading at all, and it can certainly disrupt a web browsing session by the page crashing. The “Aw Snap” error message in Chrome happens for a variety of reasons, but rather … Read More

Ping a Misplaced iPhone with Apple Watch to Help Locate It

Misplacing an iPhone is a fairly regular occurrence for many of us, maybe it slipped between the cushions on a couch, maybe you left it in another room, maybe it fell somewhere under the seats in the car, maybe it’s in the backyard, anything is possible. Fortunately for Apple Watch owners, they can use the … Read More

Access & View All Selfies Taken on iPhone Camera Instantly

If you take a lot of selfies with the iPhone you’ll be pleased to know that you can quickly access every selfie ever taken with the front facing iPhone camera by using a simple sorting album in the iPhone Photos app. Likewise, if you just want to see all the selfies taken by someone else, … Read More

Fixing an Installer .pkg Stuck on “Verifying” in Mac OS X

Mac users may find that a system update, installer, or package (pkg) can get completely stuck in a verification sequence, with a pop-up alert that says “Verifying ‘name.pkg’…” while showing the Gatekeeper icon and a progress bar that never updates. The effect is the package or installer won’t run as it never completes verification, making … Read More

How to Reset Notes Password in iOS

Many users are password protecting Notes on iPhone and iPad, which offers a secondary security layer for especially personal or private data stored within the Notes app. Because the Notes app uses a different password from the general password used on the iOS Lock Screen, and different from the password used by an Apple ID … Read More