Tag Archive: Time


How to Verify Time Machine Backups

Some Mac users may wish to verify the integrity of their Time Machine backups before using a snapshot or backup to restore a Mac using Time Machine. This verification offers a simple way to know if the Time Machine backup data has been modified or corrupted, and can be a helpful troubleshooting trick for some … Read More

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

Get Mac OS X to Stop Asking to Use New Disks for Time Machine

All Mac users should setup Time Machine backups with an external hard drive, Time Capsule, or network drive to insure they have regular automatic backups made of their stuff and MacOS X installation. But once you have a backup drive established with Time Machine, or if you use a different backup approach entirely, you may … Read More

Fix a Mac Showing the Wrong Time & Date

Rarely, Mac users may notice their clock is displaying the wrong system time. This typically occurs after a Mac has been shut down for an extended amount of time and hasn’t connected to the internet in a while, but it can also happen with traveling across date lines, between regions with daylight savings time observations, … Read More

Speed Up Time Machine by Removing Low Process Priority Throttling

It’s well known that all Mac users should set up Time Machine to automate backups of their computer, and while most Mac users let OS X go about backing up to Time Machine at it’s own pace, which sometimes borderlines on glacial, some users may wish to speed the backup process up a bit. With … Read More

Apple decides it’s time to start handing out Apple Watch 2 orders

There may be disagreement over when exactly it’s arriving, but Apple’s confident enough about its Apple Watch 2 plans to start divvying up component orders to the different companies in its supply chain. In keeping with its recent strategy, Apple is looking to diversify its supply chain for the second-gen wearable by taking on additional […]

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How to Remove a Disk from Time Machine on Mac

All Mac users should have regular automatic backups setup with Time Machine, it’s easy to use and ensures that your personal data and entire Mac is recoverable in the event something goes wrong with the computer. Some people go even further and setup redundant Time Machine backups with multiple disks for added data protection. But … Read More

No excuses! Google Calendar now finds time for self-improvement

Finding time in your busy schedule to hit the gym, get through a new book, or start a new hobby can be a task in itself. But now Google Calendar has the power to do it for you. The new Goals feature lets you tell Google Calendar exactly what you want to do, and it will go […]

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Pomodoro Time Pro, Forecast Bar, and other awesome apps of the week

With the new iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro announced, it was a big week for Apple. But it’s also been a good seven days for developers, with a slew of super-awesome apps arriving in the App Store for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. Whether you’re looking for a great productivity tool for staying […]

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Now’s the time to update your resume for the modern marketplace [Deals]

The robots haven’t taken our jobs yet, but as we wait for that glorious (or terrible) day it’s getting more and more important to keep up with an increasingly competitive professional marketplace. Luckily, there are a lot of great resources for learning the new skills of today’s trades, and we’ve gathered a handful of the […]

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