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Use safe mode to isolate issues with your Mac - Apple Support
“If you want to start in verbose mode as well [as safe mode], use this instead:
sudo nvram boot-args="-x -v"

“After using safe mode, use this Terminal command to return to a normal startup:
sudo nvram boot-args=""

apple  canonical  safemode  verbose  safe  boot  2019  nvram 
3 days ago by handcoding
Latest macOS 10.14 Mojave freezing 1-2 seconds every few minutes (except mouse and sound) and then continues? - Ask Different
(There isn’t much in the way of replies here, but at least it’s not just you.)

“Since a week or two I am experiencing a very strange problem on my Macbook Pro running macOS 10.14 Mojave. I have all the latest updates installed (currently no new updates available).

“No matter what I’m doing, typing something in a browser or text editor or other application, watching a video on youtube or in VLC, every few minutes the whole system become non-responsive for like 1 or 2 seconds.

“No response to keyboard activity, video playback stops, mouse clicks don’t work. However if any sound is playing, that keeps on playing normally. And the mouse pointer still moves. When I was typing something, the letters don’t appear, but after 1-2 sec when the system continues, the letters still appear as if they were cached somehow.

“So when I’m watching a video (either streaming or just a local video file with VLC) the screen will suddenly stop i.e. the video picture appears ‘frozen’, but the sound continues. Then 1-2 sec later the video continues normally.”
mojave  mac  osx  macos  hang  2019  apple  stackexchange 
11 days ago by handcoding
Aleen 🚀 on Twitter: "Still working through them, but my favorite Apple Arcade games so far: - Projection - Grindstone - The Enchanted World - WCF"
via @Aleen: “Still working through them, but my favorite Apple Arcade games so far:
- Projection
- Grindstone
- The Enchanted World
- WCF”
apple  applearcade  games  ios  2019 
16 days ago by handcoding
Apple says Siri audio grading program will return later this fall, with privacy-focused policy changes - 9to5Mac
“Apple today announced that it will be reinstating the Siri audio program later in the year with some new policy changes. Apple apologized for how it previously handled user data.

“The company says it will no longer retain audio recordings by default. Users will have to opt in if they want Apple to use voice samples, and Apple will aim to delete any recordings that are inadvertent activations.”
siri  apple  privacy  9to5mac  2019 
6 weeks ago by handcoding
Apple Card: Apple warns not to put its credit card by leather - CNN
“Apple updated its support webpage this week to warn customers that some fabrics, such as leather and denim, could cause permanent discoloration to the Apple Card. That damage won't wash off.”
apple  applecard  2019  leather  denim 
7 weeks ago by handcoding
Sign In with Apple: Goodbye Account Management - MacStories
“When apps update to adopt Sign In with Apple, I suspect many users’ initial thoughts will be some variation of what immediately popped into my mind after trying it for the first time: ‘Where has this been all my life?’”
macstories  2019  apple  applesignin 
7 weeks ago by handcoding
Michael Tsai - Blog - Apple Card Exporting and Arbitration
“Basically, if you don’t reject the provision, you forfeit any public claim against Goldman Sachs. Arbitration involves an arbiter (not a judge) overseeing the case, and both parties have input into who the arbiter may be. Goldman Sachs will pay the arbitration fees and other costs.
Apple Card lets you use Business Chat to quickly contact customer support, so you can probably send them the above information to opt out.”
arbitration  applecard  creditcards  2019  apple  mjtsai 
9 weeks ago by handcoding
Problems with Apple devices : eero
“For reference, the problems with Apple devices we had a few years ago were due to firmware bugs in the Apple devices- we fixed them by working around the bugs in our own wireless firmware and then later Apple fixed them. We completely changed firmware when we released the second generation eeros, and that new firmware never had this problem.”
eero  firmware  apple  ios  reddit  2019 
10 weeks ago by handcoding
Allow screens to turn off, but keep Mac a… - Apple Community
On a Mac, to allow the screen to sleep but keep the Mac awake:

1. Go to System Preferences → Energy Saver
2. Check the checkbox for “Prevent computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off”.
mac  macos  mojave  sleep  settings  discussions  apple  2018 
10 weeks ago by handcoding
HDCP error doesn't require new cables… - Apple Community
“Your HDTV must support HDCP; otherwise, video will not play.”
apple  appletv  hdcp  2019 
11 weeks ago by handcoding
Resolve issues caused by changing the permissions of items in your home folder - Apple Support
“If you change the read or write permissions of items in your home folder, you might need to reset permissions to avoid certain issues.”
mac  macos  permissions  osx  2019  apple  canonical 
july 2019 by handcoding
Wireless Charging Case for AirPods - Apple
This would probably be a good item for one’s wishlist, eh?
wishlist  2019  apple  airpods  travel 
may 2019 by handcoding
MacBook Pro Keyboard Failures: Why Apples dust excuse is bullshit! [Teardown + Explanations] : apple
via @marcoarment: “Great thread on the butterfly-keyboard failures, and why dust ingress probably isn’t causing most of the failures.

“Which supports what I’ve heard anecdotally: the 2018 models with the membrane don’t seem significantly more reliable than the previous ones.”
reddit  macbookpro  keyboard  apple  2019 
may 2019 by handcoding
Ricky Mondello on Twitter: "We’d be happy to take a look if you file a bug with a `sudo sysdiagnose Safari`.… "
(Ricky on filing Safari bugs, such as for Becky’s problem where Safari was losing her browser history:)
“We’d be happy to take a look if you file a bug with a `sudo sysdiagnose Safari`.”
safari  rmondello  history  apple  bugs  2019  twitter 
april 2019 by handcoding
[Group buy] XDA Oblique - zFrontier
If you should need to reference the pics for the XDA Oblique keycaps that you bought, the pics here do the job. You bought these sets:
• Base alphas
• Homing
• Ortholinear
keycaps  mac  apple  aek  oblique  xda  2019 
april 2019 by handcoding
iMovie for iOS (iPhone, iPod touch): Arrange video clips and photos
“You can rotate a video clip in 90-degree increments, clockwise or counterclockwise.

“1. With your project open, scroll the timeline until the clip you want to rotate appears in the viewer.

“2. In the viewer, move your finger and thumb in a clockwise or counterclockwise twisting motion over the video image.”
ios  imovie  rotate  video  apple  2019 
april 2019 by handcoding
iPhone X Display Module Replacement Program for Touch Issues - Apple Support
“Apple has determined that some iPhone X displays may experience touch issues due to a component that might fail on the display module. An affected device may exhibit the following:

“• The display, or part of the display, does not respond or responds intermittently to touch
“• The display reacts even though it was not touched”
iphone  touch  repair  apple  2018 
march 2019 by handcoding
[GB] XDA Oblique (In Production)
This thread tracks the progress of the XDA Oblique groupbuy, which should hopefully be shipping in March 2019 (or maybe April?).
keycaps  apple  mac  aek  geekhack  groupbuys  2019 
march 2019 by handcoding
Matthew Cassinelli on Twitter: "But there will be writing, linked pieces, some photos, videos, music, and some shortcuts I’ll be sharing there first. Plus links to what I’ve been publishing…"
(It looks like Matt Cassinelli is putting out a newsletter—)
“there will be writing, linked pieces, some photos, videos, music, and some shortcuts I’ll be sharing there first. Plus links to what I’ve been publishing”
newsletters  2019  mattcassinelli  apple  twitter 
january 2019 by handcoding
Costco now sells Macs online, with discounts ranging from $50 to $200
“The value of a Costco membership just got significantly better. Today the popular wholesaler started selling units from the MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and iMac lines on its website with starting discounts ranging from $50 to $200. Impressively, you’ll sometimes get AppleCare+ included with the price.”
costco  macs  apple  2018  loopinsight 
december 2018 by handcoding
Michael Tsai - Blog - Books and Calendars in Photos for Mac
“Apple started in leaning into extensions last year, but with its official announcement that it’s getting out of this category, a few other companies have finally jumped in. The result is that there are two apps—available for free from the Mac App Store—that are worth checking out if you’re interested in printing photo books or calendars from within Photos for Mac. They are Mimeo Photos and Motif. (Unsurprisingly, the companies behind both apps seem to have been past suppliers for Apple’s book-printing services… so this is their way of staying in the game.)”
apple  photos  photobooks  2018  mjtsai 
november 2018 by handcoding
Dan Masters on Twitter: "I used Google Maps for navigation for the first time in ages. I am flabbergasted by how superior it is to Apple Maps in almost *every* way:…"
(The image that’s attached to this tweet lists a number of upsides to Google Maps over Apple Maps:)
“I used Google Maps for navigation for the first time in ages.

“I am flabbergasted by how superior it is to Apple Maps in almost _every_ way.”
maps  ios  googlemaps  apple  twitter  2018 
october 2018 by handcoding
Apple Products and Connections : eero
“I have seen a lot of info about the Eero not working well with apple products.

“I have been seeing a persistent problem on OS X - Newest version/update, when I try to update iOS apps through iTunes on my mac.

“This mac has a wired connection to the main Eero Gateway.

“Almost overtime I say ‘Update All Apps’ at least one app update fails due to ‘Network Error’ usually saying its not connected to the network.”
eero  mac  apple  2016  reddit 
october 2018 by handcoding
If you can't connect to the App Store, iTunes Store, or Apple Books - Apple Support
(You might try the steps here if you end up getting errors when restoring from iTunes.)
“By default, the built-in application firewall for macOS automatically allows applications signed by Apple to receive incoming connections. If you’ve adjusted the settings for your application firewall, you might need to allow incoming connections. If the issue persists, reset the cache of accepted certificates:
“• Click your desktop to make sure that you’re in Finder.
“• From the menu at the top of your computer screen, choose Go > Go to Folder.
“• In the box, enter /var/db/crls/.
“• Click Go.
“• Drag the files labeled crlcache.db and ocspcache.db to the Trash.
“• If prompted, enter your administrator password.
“• Restart your computer, then try to connect to the iTunes Store, App Store, or Book Store.”
itunes  restore  2018  iphone  apple 
october 2018 by handcoding
iPhone Contacting the iPhone software update server... (5.1 related) | MacRumors Forums
About problems in contacting Apple’s upgrade servers:
“It is a DNS issue
“changing your DNS server or adding the following to your host file will resolve the issue

apple  iphone  dns  2012  macrumors 
october 2018 by handcoding
Shortcuts User Guide - Apple Support
“Shortcuts in iOS 12 let you get things done with your apps, with just a tap or by asking Siri. In addition to running shortcuts available on your iOS device, you can use the Shortcuts app to create custom shortcuts, simplifying everyday tasks by combining steps across multiple apps.”
ios  ios12  shortcuts  siri  sirishortcuts  2018  apple  automation 
september 2018 by handcoding
Al Iverson's Spam Resource: Apple Moves to "Quarantine" DMARC Policy
“If you monitor these things, you might have noticed that Apple’s consumer email domains (iCloud domains) –, and – have moved to a ‘p=quarantine’ DMARC policy. This means that if you have an email address in these domains, your ability to send outbound mail using an email service provider or other, non-Apple email platform to send mail, deliverability won’t look so good. Mail may not be blocked outright (Apple didn’t move to ‘p=reject’) but moving to ‘p=quarantine’ means it’s much more likely that your mail could end up in the spam folder.”
quarantine  apple  icloud  2018  dmarc 
july 2018 by handcoding
macOS: How to put keyboard focus on the Mac menubar |
“Sure enough, when using an Apple keyboard, if the [Control][F2] keystroke doesn’t give you access to the Mac menubar (menu system), try the [fn][Control][F2] keystroke and see if that works for you. You’ll be able to tell instantly, as focus will be moved to the ‘apple’ menu on your Mac menubar.”
apple  keyboard  2018  shortcuts 
july 2018 by handcoding
Identify counterfeit or uncertified Lightning connector accessories - Apple Support
“Here are examples of the Lightning-connector end of the Lightning to USB cable. The first three are Apple branded, the others are counterfeit or uncertified.”
apple  counterfeit  cables  2018 
june 2018 by handcoding
How to use Apple Hardware Test on your Mac - Apple Support
“Turn on your Mac, then immediately press and hold the D key on your keyboard. Keep holding the D key until you see the Apple Hardware Test icon.”
mac  macbookpro  hardware  diagnostics  troubleshooting  2018  apple 
may 2018 by handcoding
Before You Enroll - Apple Developer Program - Apple Developer
This page goes over the enrollment prerequisites for Apple’s developer program.
apple  development  2018 
may 2018 by handcoding
Alternatives and Replacements for the external Apple Thunderbolt Display | Derek Underwood
This post offers some pretty good alternatives to Apple’s Thunderbolt Display (along with some criteria to look for when evaluating potential alternative monitors).
monitors  apple  recommendations  2017 
march 2018 by handcoding
Paul Taylor York
"I’m legally blind. I’m slowly but inexorably losing my sight, and part of this is my ability to distinguish text and other UI elements with extremely low contrast. The problem is quite common, at least relatively speaking. Maintaining a good contrast ratio is a major tenet of UI design for accessibility.

"I’ve been growing increasingly frustrated with the two major players in mobile maps: Google and Apple. It seems they have been working hard to make their mapping applications as difficult as possible to navigate (pun intended) for the visually impaired.

"To put some degree of objectivity behind this observation, I recently took screen shots of a map from both applications and ran the colors through WebAIM’s Color Contrast Checker to see exactly how bad the contrast ratios were. Outline colors were difficult to determine exactly due to anti-aliasing, so I chose the darkest pixels for comparison. Likely the aggregate contrast ratio’s are slightly higher, but not likely by much. Note that these colors also apply to the web versions of their respective mapping applications."
contrast  accessibility  a11y  maps  googlemaps  ios  apple  2018 
january 2018 by handcoding
Computer latency: 1977-2017
"Compared to a modern computer that’s not the latest ipad pro, the apple 2 has significant advantages on both the input and the output, and it also has an advantage between the input and the output for all but the most carefully written code since the apple 2 doesn’t have to deal with context switches, buffers involved in handoffs between different processes, etc.

"On the input, if we look at modern keyboards, it’s common to see them scan their inputs at 100 Hz to 200 Hz (e.g., the ergodox claims to scan at 167 Hz). By comparison, the apple 2e effectively scans at 556 Hz. See appendix for details.

"If we look at the other end of the pipeline, the display, we can also find latency bloat there. I have a display that advertises 1 ms switching on the box, but if we look at how long it takes for the display to actually show a character from when you can first see the trace of it on the screen until the character is solid, it can easily be 10 ms. You can even see this effect with some high-refresh-rate displays that are sold on their allegedly good latency."
apple  appleII  appleIIe  macbookpro  latency  2017 
january 2018 by handcoding
As fans await update for 3-year-old Mac mini, Apple classifies mid-2011 models 'obsolete'
"The vintage and obsolete products page was updated to reflect the fact that the mid-2011 Mac mini is no longer supported by the company, meaning services and repairs are no longer offered.

"Apple guarantees parts and service for products 5 years after it is no longer manufactured. After that, they become obsolete worldwide, with the exception of in California and Turkey, where laws require another two years of support.

"Because of that, the mid-2011 Mac mini remains vintage in the U.S. and Turkey, but is obsolete elsewhere."
apple  macmini  vintage  2017 
january 2018 by handcoding
Use and customize Control Center on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch - Apple Support
"You can customize Control Center so you can quickly change the settings for the things you do most. Want to be ready when inspiration hits? Add a Voice Memos control. Want to dim the lights in the dining room with a tap? Add Home controls. Here’s how."
apple  controlcenter  2017  ios  ios11 
december 2017 by handcoding
How to enable automatic frame rate and dynamic range switching on Apple TV 4K
"To set your Apple TV 4K to switch formats automatically in order to match the content’s dynamic range and frame rate, do the following:

1) Open the Settings app on your Apple TV 4K.
2) Select the section Video and Audio.
3) Select the sub-section Match Content."
apple  appletv  framerate  dynamicrange  hdr  2017 
december 2017 by handcoding
Think Retro: Open Apple, closed Apple | Macworld
"Well, I say “put an end to,” but things are never that clear-cut. With the Apple IIGS, Apple also introduced ADB, its now-old connection for input devices, but because ADB would be used for the Mac as well, the primary modifier key on Apple keyboards would have both the new ⌘ symbol and the old Open Apple symbol on them to allow them to control both the old and new systems. That weird and potentially confusing state of affairs continued for a couple of decades, but in 2007 Jobs’ vision was finally realized and the Apple symbol was removed for good. In its place, on U.S. keyboards, the word Command joins the ⌘, while in Europe it’s Cmd."
mac  osx  openapple  apple  macworld  2017 
november 2017 by handcoding
Introducing the Finer Things in Tech Patreon – Finer Things in Tech
(It looks like Dave Chartier’s “Finer Things” newsletter is going the Patreon route:)
"One big change is that the weekly newsletter of tips and my recommended good reads from around the web is going supporter-only. All current subscribers will still receive it; I’m not dropping anyone. But if you are a current subscriber, please consider joining my Patreon newsletter tier to support my work."
newsletters  finerthings  chartier  mac  osx  apple  macos  2017  patreon 
november 2017 by handcoding
Selling your MacBook Pro with Touch Bar? Apple recommends this step | 9to5Mac
"If you’re selling (or generously handing down) your MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Apple recommends an extra step when erasing your data before parting ways with your machine. This step requires an obscure Terminal command that you wouldn’t assume and isn’t required on Macs without the Touch Bar."
macbookpro  touchbar  terminal  apple  9to5mac  2017 
october 2017 by handcoding
Cabel Sasser on Twitter: "Do y'all know about the Apple Style Guide? I hit it 6 or 7 times a year to remember if it's "e-mail" or "email"."
via @cabel: “Do y'all know about the Apple Style Guide? I hit it 6 or 7 times a year to remember if it's "e-mail" or "email".“
apple  styleguides  2017 
october 2017 by handcoding
Apple Offering Pre-Approvals to iPhone Upgrade Program Customers Ahead of iPhone 8 - Mac Rumors
"Apple advises customers to open the Apple Store app on their current iPhone, choose their preferred iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus model, and get pre-approved for an iPhone Upgrade Program loan. The window to get pre-approved ends tomorrow, Thursday, September 14, at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

"Pre-approved customers can then return to the Apple Store app when iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus pre-orders begin on Friday, September 15 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time to complete the process."
apple  iphone  upgrade  macrumors  2017  iphonex  preapproval 
october 2017 by handcoding
How to choose a wireless charger for your iPhone - CNET
"You don't, not until Apple issues a software update, which is expected sometime before the end of the year. Even then, this is where things get a little confusing. Apple's bundled wall plug delivers 5-watt charging via a Lightning cable. The aforementioned Belkin and Mophie pads can charge at 7.5 watts, but the new iPhones don't yet support that rate. They will after the software update, and it's possible they'll be able to work with even higher-wattage chargers as the Qi specification supports up to 15 watts power delivery."
apple  airpower  qi  charging  2017  cnet 
october 2017 by handcoding
Why I wear the Apple Watch upside down — and love it [iMore] - YouTube
via @settern: "Two years later, I still wear my Apple Watch in @chockenberry’s Reverse Crown orientation. This is why."
apple  applewatch  crown  orientation  chockenberry  2017  youtube  via:settern 
september 2017 by handcoding
Patrick Burleson on Twitter: "Also like that this year iPhone Upgrade Program can be shipped and old phone returned shipped. Much easier."
via @pbur: "Also like that this year iPhone Upgrade Program can be shipped and old phone returned shipped. Much easier."
pbur  ios  apple  iphone  2017  upgrades 
september 2017 by handcoding
Manually manage content on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using iTunes - Apple Support
"If you have media on your computer that you can't redownload from the App Store or iTunes Store directly on your iOS device, such as custom ringtones or iOS apps, you can drag and drop the media from your computer to your iOS device using iTunes."
itunes  ringtones  2017  iphone  apple 
september 2017 by handcoding
HomeKitty - Browse HomeKit Accessories
via @BalestraPatrick: "Super excited to finally publish HomeKitty! 😺🏠 All HomeKit accessories in a single place."
homekit  apple  2017 
september 2017 by handcoding
Writing Great Alerts - WWDC 2017 - Videos - Apple Developer
"Learn how to create clear, informative, and helpful alerts that will make your app easy and enjoyable to use. Get valuable insights about the proper role for alerts, actionable guidance about writing effective alerts, and techniques for avoiding common pitfalls."
alerts  writing  plainlanguage  videos  apple  wwdc  2017 
september 2017 by handcoding
Begun, The Codec War Has | Time.code()
"In 2017, the licensing situation is far worse. HEVC contains hundreds (probably thousands, but I couldn’t verify) of patented technologies. This has long been the case with the MPEG codecs, and the way they deal with this is with patent pools: rather than having to negotiate licenses with every company that has IP in the standard, “patent pools” like MPEG-LA offer a one-stop shop for paying all the needed licenses in one place. The problem is, some patent holders aren’t in the MPEG-LA pool. Some are in a rival pool, HEVC Advance. And then a third one recently popped up. And Technicolor SA has HEVC patents that aren’t in any of the pools, so everything still sucks. And the cherry on top is that the license demands are pricier than H.264, hitting makers of both encoders and decoders, as well as content providers. It’s pretty much a dumpster fire, and one reason that Netflix has stayed away from HEVC thusfar, according to a Streaming Media NAB article."
h.265  hevc  vp9  google  apple  video  codecs  2017 
june 2017 by handcoding
Auphonic Blog: Loudness Targets for Mobile Audio, Podcasts, Radio and TV
"It's also interesting to see how Apple handles the problem of loudness normalization. The Sound Check feature in iTunes analyzes the loudness of newly added songs and stores this information in an ID3 tag or in the iTunes Music Library database. Your iPod then uses this information to compensate loudness differences between different tracks during playback. According to Thomas Lund, a researcher at tc.electronic, the resulting loudness corresponds to around -16 LUFS."
lufs  loudness  replaygain  itunes  apple  itunnorm  2017 
june 2017 by handcoding
Review: Apple's Beddit Sleep Monitor Offers a Comprehensive Look at Sleep Quality - Mac Rumors
"There's a built-in smart alarm feature in the Beddit app, designed to go off up to 30 minutes before the set time whenever sleep is lightest. The idea is that if you're woken up in a light sleep, you'll be less groggy. It worked semi-well, but 30 minutes is a long window and there's no customization option to shorten it."
beddit  reviews  apple  sleep  2017 
may 2017 by handcoding
Is In Stock
(Well, this looks like it could come in handy.)
"Get instant text and email notifications when hard-to-find products are back in stock."
stock  shopping  apple  2017  via:aleen 
april 2017 by handcoding
Browse Apple’s clearance aisle | The Robservatory
(Perhaps this could be handy—even if only to get a feel for how pop-up palettes in Keyboard Maestro work?)
"To make it easier to jump into a given section of the refurb store, I took the top-level links and tossed them into a Keyboard Maestro macro group set to activate a pop-up palette:

"You can download this simple macro for your own use, if you wish."
keyboardmaestro  palettes  apple  store  refurbished  2017 
april 2017 by handcoding
How to rename, set to play/pause, and configure your Apple AirPods | iMore
In short, most settings for your AirPods are under Settings → Bluetooth → Airpods.
airpods  bluetooth  imore  apple  earbuds  2017 
february 2017 by handcoding
Use Multi-Touch gestures on your Mac - Apple Support
"With a Multi-Touch trackpad or Magic Mouse, you can tap, swipe, pinch, or spread one or more fingers to perform useful actions."
mac  gestures  apple  trackpad  mouse  magicmouse  2017  canonical 
february 2017 by handcoding
LG UltraFine 5K Display, Apple’s external monitor solution, can become unusable when near a router | 9to5Mac
"The problem is UltraFine 5K Display becomes unusable when positioned within 6.6-feet of a router. I discovered this issue after purchasing my own UltraFine 5K Display last week and thinking something was defective with my hardware.

"Right out of the box, UltraFine 5K Display was hardly usable as it would consistently disconnect and even freeze my MacBook Pro which made it unusable for work on Thursday and Friday. Connecting it to my MacBook Pro consistently resulted in needing to reboot my machine to continue working."
apple  5k  monitors  lg  2017 
february 2017 by handcoding
Twelve South Debuts 'MagicBridge' to Combine Apple Magic Keyboard With Magic Trackpad 2 - Mac Rumors
"Twelve South today launched the "MagicBridge," an accessory that combines Apple's Magic Keyboard with a Magic Trackpad 2 into one connected control surface, letting users "type and swipe more efficiently," according to the company."
apple  keybaord  magickeyboard  magictrackpad  2017  macmini 
february 2017 by handcoding
Levels and Perks | Communities
"This table shows all the perks you can look forward to earning at each user level, as well as some specifics about using each perk. Find out which activities earn you points and how many you need to reach each level."
apple  communities  discussions  points  levels  2017 
january 2017 by handcoding
Users Find Some New MacBook Pros Suffer From Major Graphics Issues - Mac Rumors
"Since new MacBook Pro models launched last month, an increasing number of early adopters have reported serious graphics issues on Apple's latest notebooks. The glitches and other problems appear to be most prevalent on built-to-order 15-inch models, but standard 13-inch and 15-inch configurations are also affected."
macbookpro  apple  gpu  macrumors  2016 
december 2016 by handcoding
Flexibits | Fantastical 2 for Mac | iCloud Authentication
"Did you recently turn on two-factor authentication for your iCloud account? If so, please do the following […]"
icloud  apple  twofactor  authentication  security  2016  fantastical  apps  macos  software 
october 2016 by handcoding
Is my computer compatible with QuickerTek’s Airport Cards?
QuickerTek makes various replacement Airport cards for Macs. It looks like their MCard 2.0 might just be compatible with the 2007 Mac mini (A1176) that’s in the kitchen.
macmini  apple  networking  wifi  2016 
september 2016 by handcoding
Apple Makes More iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Stock Available to Upgrade Program Members - Mac Rumors
"Apple had already warned that demand would outstrip supply as usual, but unlike regular customers, iPhone Upgrade Program members were not given the option to pre-order a new iPhone online for home delivery.

"Instead, would-be upgraders were directed to a separate queue that only allowed reserving the iPhone from a local Apple retail store -- many of which were sold out."
iphone  apple  macrumors  upgrade  2016 
september 2016 by handcoding
mdutil(1) Mac OS X Manual Page
This page goes over the command-line parameters available for mdutil.
mdutil  spotlight  mac  osx  apple  2016 
august 2016 by handcoding
Hey Siri
As described by The Wirecutter:
" offers a cheat sheet, mapping out all 651 Siri-recognized commands, in 1,481 variations, across 40 categories and two languages, hopefully helping Siri and me see eye to eye the next time we talk."
siri  iphone  ios  apple  2016  canonical 
august 2016 by handcoding
No Way To Limit Number of Notifications in Notification Center? | MacRumors Forums
"Yeah, "interestingly" enough, in iOS 9 (at least so far) Apple got rid of the option to limit notifications to 1, or 5, or 10, like they used to have."
apple  ios  ios9  macrumors  2015 
august 2016 by handcoding
osx - Is there any way to save Mac OS X preferences into a shell file? - Ask Different
(Well, here’s a revelation!)
“‘' doesn't actually contain any preferences for the System. It contains the preferences for the System Preferences application. So none of the actual configuration you do with System Preferences are stored in this file”

Also, this post goes over these steps for importing and exporting preferences from plists:

"Exporting the Power Management (Energy Saver) System Preferences to pm.plist:
defaults export /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ pm.plist

“Importing those preferences from pm.plist on the new computer:
defaults import /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ sysprefs.plist “

"The preference files for sandboxed applications are now stored in ~/Library/Containers/, but I don't know if copying it to another Mac would cause any issues."
systempreferences  apple  software  mac  2016 
august 2016 by handcoding
Introduction to JavaScript for Automation Release Notes
(In case you get ever like to try using JavaScript Automation within TextExpander:)
"JavaScript for Automation provides the ability to use JavaScript for interapplication communication between apps in OS X.

This document describes significant changes to JavaScript for Automation (JXA) and related tools in OS X."
javascript  textexpander  2016  apple  documentation 
july 2016 by handcoding
NSRegularExpression - Apple Developer Documentation
This page goes over Apple’s regex reference for the regular expressions within Objective C.
regex  regexp  quickreference  apple  2016 
july 2016 by handcoding
/usr/libexec/lsd using 100% of CPU | Communities
(Ideas on tracking down the cause of “lsof” using high CPU:)
"It seems i have found the solution to this problem.
"It was an Oculus Rift DK2 test app called that resided in my Downloads folder. Using "lsof" and the stacktrace I was able to find that the /usr/libexec/lsd process most likely was trying to generate a code signing object using ningRef/#//apple_ref/c/func/SecStaticCod…
"After removing the application from Downloads and killing the lsd process it eventually stopped using CPU resources and resumed operations normally.
"If you ever encounter this problem I would recommend running lsof looking for the lsd process started by the currently logged in user.
pgrep -u `id -u` lsd | xargs lsof -p
lsof  cpu  mac  apple  osx  2015 
july 2016 by handcoding
Note2Txt - Export Apple Notes — Tools and Toys
"Note2Txt is a simple Mac utility that allows you to export your Apple Notes database into text files. This will allow you to migrate to another service or simply keep an offline backup of your Apple Notes. At $.99, it’s a handy app to keep around 'just in case'."
mac  apple  notes  memos  2016 
june 2016 by handcoding
How and Where To Report Accessibility Bugs | CSUN 2016 | Whose Line Is It Anyway?
"How and Where To Report Accessibility Bugs—Current List of Bug Tracker Systems"
a11y  bugs  apple  firefox  nvda  jaws  safari  2016  accessibility 
june 2016 by handcoding
About Time Machine local snapshots - Apple Support
"When you enter Time Machine, a timeline appears on the right side of the screen. Each dated tick mark in the timeline is a backup, and each backup has a color when you move the pointer over it:
• A bright red tick mark is a backup that can be restored now, either from a local snapshot or your backup drive. When your backup drive isn't available, only the local snapshots are bright red.
• A dimmed red tick mark is a backup that can be restored from your backup drive after that drive becomes available. Until then, the stack of windows on the screen shows a blank window for that backup."
timemachine  backup  2016  software  apple  red 
june 2016 by handcoding
Opinion: Apple badly needs to fix App Store search, but not by paid placements | 9to5Mac
(As of May 2016:)
"I’m an Englishman. We don’t do hyperbole. Our mother-tongue is understatement. So when I say that app search is truly terrible, I mean it."
2016  9to5mac  appstore  search  apple 
june 2016 by handcoding
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