Tag Archive: Remaining


How to See Battery Time Remaining on MacOS Sierra 10.12.2

Apple has removed the battery time indicator from MacOS Sierra 10.12.2, meaning if you install the update on a MacBook Pro, MacBook, or MacBook Air, you will no longer get a battery life remaining estimate from the battery menu. Given that Mac laptops are inherently mobile and battery dependent, many users like to have a … 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

How to Show Battery Percentage Remaining Indicator on iPhone

A simple trick that can help manage iPhone battery life is to set the battery percentage remaining to be visible. This battery percentage indicator is off by default, and while that adds an element of simplicity to the status bar, the lonely battery icon isn’t particularly informative – to me, anyway. We’re going to change … Read More

OS X Yosemite Installation Stuck with Minutes Remaining? Wait!

A notable number of Mac users who have gone to update their machines to OS X Yosemite have discovered something which may seem alarming; the progress bar seems to halt during the installation at just minutes remaining, and in some cases, it can sit unmoving with no apparent progress for well over an hour. The … Read More

iPhone Randomly Turns Itself Off with Battery Remaining? This May Fix it

Some iPhone users have experienced a very annoying issue; their iPhone will randomly turn itself off, despite having battery charge remaining. Sometimes this is just a matter of the iPhone battery indicator not updating properly, sometimes it’s software related, and sometimes it’s actually related to the battery hardware itself. If you’re experiencing the random shutting … Read More

This Stupid Mac Bug Lets You Freeze a Window Askew While Remaining Functional

Skewed window bug in Mac OS X

A quirky bug in Mac OS X lets you freeze any window half-way through the minimize animation, providing for a completely askew window that retains the intended functionality. Obviously this isn’t particularly useful, but it can be fun to use and it’s very easy to replicate, here’s how to do it:

Head to System Preferences and go to the “Dock” settings, and make sure  [Read More…]

Show Battery Time Remaining Alerts in OS X Notification Center

Battery Time Remaining Notification in OS X

If you have a Mac laptop you probably know by now that OS X Mountain Lion removed the Time Remaining option from the menubar battery indicator, opting instead to show an iOS-like percentage left. For many of us, knowing the remaining battery life is valuable information, and thanks to a great free app you can not only see that number again in the menu bar,  [Read More…]

Show the Remaining Battery Time Indicator Again in OS X Mountain Lion

Battery Time Indicator in OS X Mountain Lion

OS X Mountain Lion changed the battery indicator for mobile Mac users, removing the option to show the remaining battery life time and instead displaying only a percentage, like iOS. For those of us who live on the go and rely heavily on battery life, knowing the actual remaining battery capacity in hours is much more meaningful than a percentage.

Rather than clicking  [Read More…]

Check The Remaining Minutes On Your AT&T Calling Plan [iOS Tips]

  Are you an AT&T subscriber who wants to see how many minutes are left on your calling plan? Here is a quick and easy way to get that information sent right to your iPhone.   You can check the number of minutes remaining by accessing the Phone app and dialing: *646# and pressing Call. Youll see a message stating the information is sent to you in a text message.  [Read More…]