Category: Mac OS X

How to Fix macOS Big Sur Wi-Fi Problems

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Are you having trouble connecting to Wi-Fi networks on your Mac after updating it to macOS Big Sur recently? Although connecting to Wi-Fi networks on a Mac is a fairly straightforward procedure for the most part, some users have reported issues with getting the internet to work over Wi-Fi after installing macOS Big Sur.

The most commonly reported macOS Big Sur-related Wi-Fi issues are that the connection drops frequently, won’t reliably connect to wi-fi, or the overall network performance is lacking. This could be due to several reasons ranging from Wi-Fi…

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How to Start Mac in Recovery Mode (Intel)

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Rarely you may need to boot a Mac into Recovery Mode. Starting up Mac OS into Recovery Mode allows for various important troubleshooting and recovery features, including the ability to reinstall MacOS, repair a hard drive with Disk Utility, erase a boot disk, restore a Mac from a Time Machine backup, adjusting and setting Firmware passwords, as well as some other more advanced functionalities.

This article will explain how to start a Mac in Recovery mode, and detail the options available once a Mac is booted into Recovery.


Typically Recovery Mode on a Mac is for…

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How to Copy Ringtone to iPhone from MacOS Big Sur & Catalina with Finder

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For Mac users trying to copy ringtones to their iPhone using a modern macOS release like Big Sur or Catalina, you’ll find it’s quite simple to do so, and a return to old habits.

Basically, all you need to do is drag and drop the ringtone file from the Mac file system to the iPhone, just like how iTunes used to work too. Of course that changed with later iTunes versions, and for Mojave and High Sierra users with iTunes they
often find they can’t drag a ringtone to iPhone within iTunes, instead that process requires a copy and paste method.

But again, it’s…

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How to Run Homebrew & x86 Terminal Apps on M1 Macs

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If you’re one of the early adopters who acquired an M1 Apple Silicon Mac and find that Homebrew and many other x86 terminal apps don’t yet have support for the new Arm architecture, you’ll be happy to know there’s a fairly simple workaround.

The trick is to run a parallel Terminal application through Rosetta. And yes that means you’ll need to install Rosetta on the Apple Silicon Mac first, if you haven’t done so already.

How to Run x86 Homebrew & Terminal Apps on Apple Silicon Macs

Here’s the workaround until native support arrives:

  1. Locate the…

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How to Install MacOS Big Sur on a Mac

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Ready to upgrade to and install macOS Big Sur on your Mac? MacOS Big Sur is here, with it’s redesigned user interface, new icons, new system sounds, and a refreshed general appearance. Of course, there’s plenty of new beyond the visual changes, with new features in Safari, Messages, Photos, and more.

Here we’ll walk through the steps to install macOS Big Sur, and so if you’re interested you’ll be up and running with the latest macOS in no time at all. This method will be covering upgrading from an existing version of MacOS to install MacOS Big Sur,…

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Errors with MacOS Big Sur Downloading; Update Not Found, Installation Failed, Forbidden, etc

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Many Mac users are currently unable to download macOS Big Sur. This could be due to overwhelmed servers, or a number of other issues. If you’re experiencing problems trying to download macOS Big Sur, whether it’s an error message, a failed download, or an incredibly slow download, you’re not alone.

We’ll go over a few common error messages that may be seen when attempting to download macOS Big Sur, with possible remedies as well when available.

“Update not found – the requested version of macOS is not available”

update not found error
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How to Prepare for MacOS Big Sur

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The official release of macOS Big Sur is here today, November 12, and if you’re thinking of installing the latest and greatest macOS release then you might want to take a few preparations first before jumping ahead with the major Mac system software update.

According to Apple, macOS Big Sur will be the biggest visual change that the operating system has seen in years, along with several other improvements to privacy, Safari, Maps, and Messages. You might be excited to install Big Sur the day Apple starts rolling it out to the general public, but for now, you…

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How to Copy at Command Line Showing Progress & Speed Indicator

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Ever wished you could see the transfer progress and speed of copying files at the command line? If you’re familiar with the command line of Mac OS, Linux, or any other Unix operating system, you likely use the ‘cp’ or ditto commands to copy files, directories, and other data. The ditto and cp command is great, but one downside is that cp does not include a progress indicator, and that’s what we’re going to resolve here by creating an alias to use an rsync command with a progress indicator to copy data at the command line.


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How to Recover Deleted Photos and Videos on iCloud.com

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Did you accidentally delete some of your photos or videos from your iPhone or iPad? As long as you use iCloud and the photos were deleted in the last 30 days, you can easily recover the deleted images on Apple’s iCloud website from any device that has a web browser.

Apple’s iCloud is baked into iOS, iPadOS, and macOS devices to provide a seamless cloud storage experience. If you take advantage of iCloud to store your photos, videos and other data securely on Apple’s cloud servers, all the changes you make on one of your Apple devices are automatically…

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How to Sync Photos Between iPhone and Mac with Finder in macOS Catalina & Big Sur

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For many users, the easiest and best way to sync your photos across multiple devices is undoubtedly using iCloud Photos on the Mac, but that requires a reliable high speed internet connection, and depending on the amount of photos you have, perhaps a lot of iCloud space too.

Fortunately, another option exists, and you can still sync things directly between iPhone and Mac with a cable the old fashioned way, should you want to use that option for whatever reason. Naturally, this article is going to show you how you can sync photos directly between an iPhone,…

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