Have you ever been in a situation wherein you were leisurely listening to a chill music, watching a new episode of your favorite TV series, or frantically adding finishing touches to your art document on your Mac just to reach your deadline when the app you are currently using stopped working and it won’t properly reboot? I know, it’s frustrating, and it happens. What is even more frustrating is that you need to start over, wasting your time and energy. This happens to any type of device and it can even happen to a reliable device like Mac. So what do you do if the Mac application you’re using suddenly stops responding? How do you close an app that won’t quit normally? Why Do Applications Stop Responding? The best way to close an app is by choosing Quit from the app’s menu. Another way to close an app is by […]

Despite being generally reliable computers, Macs aren’t totally spared from eventually slowing down. A slow Mac may be caused by various issues. It could simply be a case of junk file overload or incompatible drivers, which can be easily resolved by using a 3rd party cleaning tool. But another common cause is insufficient RAM or Random Access Memory. In this article, we’ll take a look at one of the solutions for low Mac RAM: a RAM upgrade. First Things First: What is RAM and How Does It Contribute to Mac Slow-Down? RAM is the type of memory used by your Mac — or any computer in that case — to hold information used by active processes in your system. When the RAM handles too much information for its capacity, it will cause your Mac to slow down. Simply put, when you use multiple programs, especially memory-demanding ones, your Mac is […]

With so many useful tools and powerful features, it is no wonder why Mac is considered to be one of the most advanced, heavy-duty, and user-friendly computers today. But despite these amazing features, a Mac can still crash and shut down. And one of the most common errors you will experience with Mac error code 924. Error – 924 is called input or output error. Getting this error means there is evident degradation in the device’s running speed, making it difficult to open a file. If the issue is not fixed, users will not be able to access the computer’s peripheral devices. The Probable Causes of a Mac Error – 924 True, the operating system of a Mac is sturdy and reliable but that does not mean it is free from glitches. There are instances where when you least expect it, bam, you get hit with problems but before we […]

Apple’s Photos is a neat built-in application that lets you do more than just view photos on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. With the Apple-exclusive app, you can organize, share, and edit your photos. It can also be integrated into your iCloud photo library, so you can access your photos on any of your other Apple devices as long as you have an Internet connection. Despite being pretty straightforward and user-friendly, the Photos app has one known issue that leaves a lot of iOS users baffled (and you probably encountered it, too, that is probably why you’re here), that is the greyed out Trash icon. If you’ve been trying to delete a photo or video from the Photos app but the Trash icon is greyed out and cannot be tapped, the only solution you have is to go to a longer route and the problem typically happens when a user […]

In general, Macs are pretty secure and reliable, but did you know that you can make browsing on the Internet even more secure? Yes, we call it a VPN, or virtual private network. You’ve probably heard about it before, but do you know what is it exactly and how do you use it on your Mac? What is a VPN and Why Should You Use It on Your Mac Using a VPN is probably one of the best options you have right now especially when you deal with individual and company data every day. Virtual Private Networks allow you to efficiently and securely access private networks and share data through any public networks without worry of getting any sensitive information stolen. VPNs work by accessing a server managed by a provider through an encrypted connection. The benefits of using a VPN include the following: Privacy – As the connection between […]

Haven’t joined the bandwagon and upgraded your macOS from Sierra to High Sierra yet? Good thing you’re reading this article before you do because we have some important reminders and tips that might help you ensure a smooth transition from Mac Sierra to High Sierra. What’s New with macOS High Sierra MacOS High Sierra is basically an improved version of the Sierra. It was developed mainly for software refinements, thus the tagline, “Your Mac. Elevated.” However, it also lays the foundation for additional features like virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR). High Sierra offers several neat improvements, included are these four upgrades, we think, are the most noticeable: New (and better) file system – The new Apple File System (APFS) will change the way your Mac handles and organizes data. Based on the 64-bit architecture, the new APFS is now more secure and responsive, as it was designed for […]

Are you a new Mac user and is wondering if it is possible to recover deleted files on Mac because you accidentally deleted files? The answer is yes so don’t panic. There are a lot of Mac tips to help you recover lost files. However, keep in mind that time is an important factor when it comes to recovering deleted files. The sooner you realize your mistake, the easier it is to recover what you deleted accidentally. What are My Options? The first thing you need to do upon realizing you’ve deleted something you shouldn’t have deleted is going to the Trash folder. Deleted files usually go directly to the Trash, which is located on the right-most part of the dock. When you open the folder or app, you will see a list of deleted files. You can also use Finder to search for the filename of the deleted files […]

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and it’s true. Most of the time, it is easier to explain things when you have images to use. Take for example screenshots. Screenshots are very helpful when you exhausted all the words you can master when talking to someone who needs your help or someone who will help you especially if it’s a technical problem that needs a technical solution. Screenshots are also helpful for documentation or when you just want to show something cool to someone. How to Take and Save Screenshots Using Your Mac There are 3 easy options when you are using your Mac. Just follow the steps below on how to do a screen capture on a Mac. 1. Screenshot of Your Whole Screen. Pressing Command + Shift + 3 at the same time takes a screenshot of your whole screen. When you hear a […]

If you’re an iMac or a MacBook Pro user, you probably heard the news about the changes in the macOS server. Before, Mac’s operating system used to be the hub for different network services – from sharing files and hosting a website to running a virtual private network and other related services. Mac made it easy to set up and configure services. However, with Apple’s recent announcement for its plan to depreciate most of these services to focus more on computer, device, and storage management within the network all these services will be hidden but will only be accessed via the command line. Here is the list of the services that will be depreciated: Calendar Contacts DHCP DNS Mail Messages NetInstall VPN Websites Wiki But not everything is lost since some services will remain including Profile Manager, Time Machine Server, File Sharing, Content Sharing, and Software Update. Check the listing […]

Sometimes and probably because of the multitude of things you do, you accidentally delete files that shouldn’t be deleted. It happens to all of us, whether you are a novice or an experienced multitasker. There are also times when you think you no longer need a document that unknowingly you delete them, but the cosmos has other plans, but then your boss suddenly asks for them. Or maybe you’re trying to free up space on your Mac by deleting old photos, only to find out that you were not able to back up Unfortunately, for Mac, there is no undo functionality for deleted files. So what happens when you accidentally click Delete? Losing important files or memorable photos can be frustrating especially if you’re the one who deleted them. So, how do you recover deleted files and photos on your Mac? Recover Files From Trash The most important factor when […]