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10 Quick Mac Troubleshooting Techniques

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Wouldn’t it be nice to know that you can get your troubled Mac, up and running  just by using some Mac troubleshooting techniques. Most of us are grateful, when we get to work on Mac as it is generally trouble free. We are content as we get to work on it day after day for years and it is stored with all your files, photos and videos, presentations etc… But what happens when your most trusted Mac has trouble starting up and you are rushing against a deadline.  Mac has all your data and information, that is required the most

How to Use Photos Memories in macOS Sierra?

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Photos app in macOS Sierra is enriched with new features, and some of them can feel really special for the people who want to see their pictures as wonderful memories. Well, the Memories feature in Photos App helps you to create great slideshows using images/videos taken at different instances. Using this feature, you can add music, incorporate various themes, add different events, and so on. Here’s how to find photos app and use this feature Check on your Sierra’s dock for Photos app. If it isn’t there, open Finder -> Applications and find Photos app. There could be various albums

The Best Security Features of macOS Sierra

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We’ve discussed various pros and cons of macOS Sierra through a series of articles. But, we haven’t covered a very important aspect of mac Sierra that Apple wants to put on top – security. Here’re some of the best of macOS Sierra’s security and privacy features. Welcoming HTML5 In Sierra, Apple has brought up a big change in Safari’s setting. It’ll no longer reveal the installed plugin data to other websites. Adobe Flash plugin will be turned off by default to encourage websites to use HTML5 based videos. Its reason is simple – Flash is easily exploitable than HTML5. Most

Is 5 GB Storage in iCloud is Sufficient enough for an Average Mac User?

5 GB Storage in iCloud

It was on June 06, 2011 – Apple introduced iCloud, their renowned cloud service model.  For your knowledge, let me say this first – iCloud wasn’t Apple’s first cloud service. It was merely the continuation of their cloud models such as iTools, Mac, MobileMe, etc. But, there was something quite special about iCloud from its forerunners. It was Apple’s first online service that reached consumers for free – at least the first 5GB of storage space. It’s been 5 years since the arrival of iCloud. Can you spot any change in this free 5 GB offering from Apple? Nope, Certainly.

5 Rock-Solid Reasons to Upgrade to macOS Sierra

Reasons to upgrade to macOS Sierra

There’s no wonder when Apple launches a new OS, whether it is iOS or Mac, a typical user will ask for the features present in it. In such a perspective, macOS Sierra has a lot to offer. But, just like any other upgrade, you need to have solid reasons to prove you haven’t done anything wrong by upgrading to Sierra. Here are the best 5 reasons you can justify for performing macOS Sierra upgrade Siri on Mac for the First Time Now, you can do almost all the same things with Siri on your Mac as you did on your

How to Backup your Mac before Sierra Upgrade

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Even if you don’t want to back up your Mac before Sierra upgrade, you should do it. Some folks won’t take the backup process seriously as they have reason – they are using robust solid state drives (SSDs) that make them believe that their data can sustain forever. I’m agreeing with this argument – only up to some extent. As compared to hard disk drives, SSDs have no moving parts so that lesser power draw will be the result, whereas an HDD produce comparatively more heat than an SSD. And, the mean failure rate of SSDs will be less as

How to Roll Back from macOS Sierra to OS X El Capitan?

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Although macOS Sierra upgrde won’t create a snag for most of the Mac users, there are some exceptions wherein a user may run into a series of problems after Sierra upgrade. These problems may persists even after reinstalling Sierra. For those users, the only feasible option would be to roll back from Sierra to a previous version, say OS X 10.11 El Capitan. There won’t be any time limit as in the case of iOS, in which a user have to complete this roll back process. So, if you want to do this process, you’re free to do it whenever

5 Dumb Mistakes to Avoid When installing Mac Sierra

Mistakes to Avoid When installing Mac Sierra

Finally, Mac Sierra is at your doorsteps. You only have to click upgrade button, if your device is compatible. You have a lot of new features to see and experience on this brand new Mac OS. If you’ve seen its public beta, I don’t think there’s a reason to explain it. Anyway, there’s no need to search for a public beta – the official version is live now! But, there should be more clarity on certain things, especially in a situation where more Mac users may try to upgrade to Sierra without knowing much about it. Proper awareness about the

All you need to know about Disk Utility in El Capitan

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First, let me say congrats to Tim Cook for the completion of half a decade at the helm of Apple. Mac OS X Panther (version 10.3) was the first OS X version that featured a full-fledged Disk Utility program. Before this OS, the functionality of this program was spread across two programs – Disk Copy and Disk Utility. In OS X El Capitan, Apple presents Disk Utility with a completely new look – you’ll definitely feel it if you have used the application before. The interface is cleaner and less clumsy. Let’s start with interface Search Disk Utility in your

From iPhoto to Photos App: A Guide to Import iPhoto Library

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Apple pulled down the curtains on the fight over the limitations with iPhoto in OS X, with the launch of Photos app as an update. This Photos app allows you to handle your photos in all new way! With improvements in features and functionality, editing and sharing photos have never been so fun. Though it is similar to iOS 8 in terms of functionality, but Apple made sure that iPhone users feel comfortable with the new app and make a transition from iPhoto & Aperture to Photos app smooth and easy. It’s certain that a lot of questions lingering in