Tag Archive: Fixing


Fixing “The application ‘Application.app’ is not open anymore” Mac Error

One of the more brilliantly worded Mac errors you may encounter is the curious “The application ‘Application.app’ is not open anymore.” message. This error is often seen when trying to interact with Preview, Finder, Steam, or many other apps either through one of the apps related files or through the app itself. Once you see … Read More

Fixing iCloud “Unknown error occurred” & “Mac can’t connect to iCloud because of a problem” Errors

Some Mac users may encounter an error message stating “This Mac can’t connect to iCloud because of a problem with [email protected]”, which then directs the user to open the iCloud preferences. Once inside Mac iCloud preference panel, some users may be able to successfully login to iCloud, but often another error is encountered here which … 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

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

Fixing Wi-Fi “Connection Timeout Occurred” Errors on Mac OS X

Connecting to wireless networks is pretty much mandatory these days, particularly now that most Macs only have wi-fi cards and no built-in ethernet, and so it can be incredibly frustrating to be unable to join a wi-fi network. Typically when you can’t connect to a particular wi-fi router on a Mac, you’ll see the error … Read More

Fixing your broken Apple Watch just got cheaper

Apple is making it cheaper to repair broken Apple Watch Sport units that are no longer under warranty. In an updated support document covering Apple Watch warranty services and pricing, the company revealed the out-of-warranty service fee on the Sport model has dropped $ 30. The changes bring the total price from $ 229 down to $ 199 […]

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Facebook is finally fixing its ‘real name’ problem

After some controversies and embarrassing missteps, social-media giant Facebook is trying to introduce tools to let its users go by the names they most identify with. The tools it’s rolling out today will change up both how account owners can both report on and respond to real-name challenges. “We’re firmly committed to [our real-name] policy, […]

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

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New iPods, fixing Apple’s fitness apps, and cringe-worthy iPhone cases

The new iPods are here, but should you even bother getting one? We’ve got our opinion on the matter, plus one on what Apple should really do to fix its built-in fitness apps. Plus, a bit about why the Apple…

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Patent hints at fixing Apple Watch’s heart-rate monitor

The Apple Watch’s heart-rate monitor is pretty damned cool, but it’s the one piece of the new smartwatch that’s seeing the most updates and tweaks since the hardware launched seven weeks ago. A new patent suggests that Apple has even…

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