Tag Archive: 2018


How to Enter DFU Mode on iPad Pro (2018 and Later)

Sometimes, an iPad Pro must be placed into DFU mode as a troubleshooting step before being able to restore the iPad Pro. DFU stands for Device Firmware Update and DFU mode is basically a lower-level device restore state than regular Recovery Mode for iPad Pro. Placing an iPad Pro into DFU mode is for advanced … Read More

How to Enter Recovery Mode on iPad Pro (2018)

Rarely you may need to enter into Recovery Mode on an iPad Pro in order to restore iOS or update iOS software. The latest iPad Pro models without a Home button make the typical process of getting into Recovery Mode impossible however, so if you have a new iPad Pro 11 inch or 12.9 inch … Read More

How to Reset SMC on MacBook Air & MacBook Pro (2018 and Later)

Resetting the SMC on newer model MacBook Air and MacBook Pro computers from the 2018 model year onward is a different process than resetting the Mac SMC on prior Macs, this is because of the T2 security chip that controls Touch ID and secure boot functionality on the latest Mac laptops. Despite being a different … Read More

Screen Flickering on Retina MacBook Air 2018? Here’s a Workaround Fix

Some 2018 MacBook Air (and possibly 2018 MacBook Pro) computers may exhibit seemingly random screen flickering, where the entire display backlight blinks and flickers. This can be alarming, since often screen flickering indicates a hardware issue. But in this case, the MacBook Air screen flickering may actually be software related, and after some investigation it … Read More

25 of the Best Terminal Tips from 2018

The Happy New Year week continues! Here we have another roundup of some of the best tips and tricks for the Terminal from 2018, this time aimed at more advanced Mac users who spend a lot of time at the command line. Many command line tips are just general unix tips, thus a fair amount … Read More

42 of the Best Troubleshooting Guides from 2018

Happy New Year week continues with yet another roundup guide! This roundup collection focuses on some of the most helpful troubleshooting guides from 2018, tackling a variety of potential problems that people may have encountered with a Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Of course troubleshooting guides are rather specific, so if you’re looking for some more … Read More

Apple Holiday Ad for 2018: “Share Your Gifts”

Apple is running a new Holiday themed video, called “Share Your Gifts”. The short animated story features a girl who is often busy creating something on her Mac but who keeps all of her creations to herself, until eventually her dog releases the secretive creations into the world for others to enjoy. The video has … Read More

22 of the Best Miscellaneous Tech Tips from 2018

Happy New Year! If you enjoyed our roundup of the best Mac tips from 2018 and the best iPhone and iPad tips from 2018, you might also enjoy this little collection of assorted tech tips that we covered in the past year too. These are truly miscellaneous tech tips, and while a few are specific … Read More

41 Great Tips for iPhone and iPad from 2018

Happy New Year! We’ve rounded up a collection of some interesting and useful tips and tricks for the iPhone and iPad that were covered in the last year. This 2018 tip roundup covers a broad range of iOS topics, so browse around, and you might even learn something new about your portable device(s)! Onward with … Read More

MacOS High Sierra Supplemental Update 2 Released for MacBook Pro 2018 Users

Apple has released a new supplemental software update for owners of the 2018 model MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. The software update is limited to the 2018 model line, so if you have a different Mac you will not find the software update available on other machines. Labeled as “macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update … Read More