Tag Archive: Check


How to Check if System Integrity Protection (SIP) is Enabled on Mac

System Integrity Protection (SIP) locks down certain Mac OS system folders to prevent modification, execution, and deletion of critical system-level files on the Mac, even with a root user account. While the SIP security feature is enabled by default on all modern Mac OS releases, you may find yourself in various situations where you need … Read More

How to Check SMART Status on Mac Hard Drives

Mac users can easily check the SMART status of their hard drives and internal disk storage by using Disk Utility in Mac OS, offering a simple way to see if the disk hardware itself is in good health or is experiencing a hardware issue. This article will walk you through how to check SMART status … Read More

How to Check Uptime of iPhone or iPad to See When Last Booted

Uptime determines how long a computer or iOS device has been turned on for, or at least when the hardware was last booted or rebooted. On a unix machine or any Mac, you can check uptime with the uptime command or system System Information, but the iPhone and iPad has no such mechanism for seeing … Read More

Check iOS Settings Status with Siri

Ever wondered if an iOS Setting was turned off or on? Don’t want to go fishing around in Settings of iOS to see if something is enabled or disabled? Maybe you’re away from your device and want to know a settings status using Hey Siri? You don’t always need to dig around in the Settings … Read More

How to Check IPSW Signing Status

Whether or not an IPSW firmware file is signed determines whether or not you can use that IPSW to update iOS or whether or not you can downgrade iOS to a prior version. Put simply, if an IPSW firmware file is not being signed by Apple through their servers, it can not be used to … Read More

iOS 10 Battery Life Draining Too Fast? Check These 9 Helpful Tips

Is your battery draining faster with iOS 10? It shouldn’t be, but some people have felt that updating to iOS 10 has reduced the battery life on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. If you suspect that updating to iOS 10 has changed your battery life for the worse, read on to learn some potential … Read More

Manually Check for New eMail in Mail for Mac with a Keyboard Shortcut

The Mail app for Mac will automatically check email accounts for new mail, and with a little customization you can even adjust how often it refreshes and checks for new emails as well. Those settings work fine for many users, but another option is to manually refresh and force a check for new email by … Read More

Check iCloud Email from a Windows PC or Anywhere via Web

Many Apple users don’t know this, but you can access your iCloud.com email address from anywhere. That means you can read, write, forward, and save drafts of any iCloud emails, and it’s all done through the web. The great thing about this approach is that allows a user to check and use iCloud.com email without … Read More

How to Check Apple Pencil Battery Life Remaining

The Apple Pencil is proving to be a very popular accessory for the iPad Pro, and while the Apple Pencil gets great battery life and lasts a long time, there is no obvious hardware means of checking the level of battery life remaining of the Pencil. Not to worry, it turns out you can quickly … Read More

Check out this week’s best tech, tools and lessons [Deals]

This was a good week for deals, as the list below will attest to. From a camera that takes 3-dimensional pictures to an app for keeping your writing process in line, comprehensive courses in cyber security and more. Take a look, there’s probably something here you’ll be glad you found: Cyber Security Hacker and Pen […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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