How to Boot MacBook Pro Without a Battery (Older Models 2006 – 2011)

How to Boot MacBook Pro Without a Battery (Older Models 2006 – 2011)

You may have noticed that sometimes you can not power on and boot a MacBook Pro when it doesn’t have a battery installed. Let’s say you had to remove the battery of an older MacBook Pro because it was swelling, or the battery failed for some other reason, but when you go to power on…

Mac Randomly Double Typing Keys or Double-Spacing Between Words? This Might Fix It

Mac Randomly Double Typing Keys or Double-Spacing Between Words? This Might Fix It

Have you ever been typing on a Mac laptop keyboard and noticed that hitting the spacebar sometimes randomly inserts double spaces between words? Or maybe you’re typing some other letter and randomly two of that key is doubled-typed? Some MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and MacBook users have discovered this happens seemingly at random, where hitting…

How to Disable Keyboard Backlighting on MacBook Pro or Air

How to Disable Keyboard Backlighting on MacBook Pro or Air

Keyboard backlighting is one of the best keyboard features on Mac laptops, illuminating the keyboard to help you see the keys better in low light situations. And let’s face it, it also just plain looks cool too. Most MacBook Pro, MacBook, and MacBook Air users like the keyboard backlighting feature, but there are some users…

Screen Flickering on Retina MacBook Air 2018? Here’s a Workaround Fix

Screen Flickering on Retina MacBook Air 2018? Here’s a Workaround Fix

Some 2018 MacBook Air (and possibly 2018 MacBook Pro) computers may exhibit seemingly random screen flickering, where the entire display backlight blinks and flickers. This can be alarming, since often screen flickering indicates a hardware issue. But in this case, the MacBook Air screen flickering may actually be software related, and after some investigation it…

How to Reset SMC on MacBook Air & MacBook Pro (2018 and Later)

How to Reset SMC on MacBook Air & MacBook Pro (2018 and Later)

Resetting the SMC on newer model MacBook Air and MacBook Pro computers from the 2018 model year onward is a different process than resetting the Mac SMC on prior Macs, this is because of the T2 security chip that controls Touch ID and secure boot functionality on the latest Mac laptops. Despite being a different…

Battery Draining with MacOS Mojave? 15 Battery Life Tips to Help

Battery Draining with MacOS Mojave? 15 Battery Life Tips to Help

Do you feel like battery life has worsened since updating a Mac laptop to MacOS Mojave? Some Mac users have discovered their battery life has reduced after updating a MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air to MacOS Mojave 10.14.x, or just that battery life seems to drain faster than expected. Here we will discuss a…

How to Turn Off Keyboard Backlighting Automatically from Inactivity on Mac

How to Turn Off Keyboard Backlighting Automatically from Inactivity on Mac

If you’d like the keyboard backlighting on a MacBook Pro or Air to turn itself off after the Mac laptop has been inactive for a determined amount of time, you can toggle a system setting to allow for that. This setting is aimed at specifically the keyboard backlighting, independent of what’s going on with the…

How to Pre-Order the New Macbook Air and iPad Pro

How to Pre-Order the New Macbook Air and iPad Pro

Screenshot: Mike Epstein Apple just announced a suite of new computers—new iPad Pros, Mac Minis, and a new Macbook Air. (We’re very excited about that last one). All of these shiny chrome devices are coming soon, hitting stores next Wednesday, November 7. Conventional wisdom dictates waiting for reviews before picking up new gear, but maybe…

MacBook Can’t Use Mouse & Trackpad at the Same Time? Here’s the Fix

MacBook Can’t Use Mouse & Trackpad at the Same Time? Here’s the Fix

Some Mac users may find that if they connect an external mouse or trackpad to their MacBook or MacBook Pro, the internal built-in trackpad then no longer works. This may appear like a bug, and some users may think it’s a hardware problem, but the good news is that the inability to use both a…