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iTunes Could Not Sync Bookmarks to iPad/iPhone Because The iPad/iPhone is Disconnected

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At some point, we believe everyone has experienced this error message during a sync between iTunes and your iPad or iPhone (Apple still has some polishing to do for iTunes). Despite repeated syncs, usually, the error repeats. There are 2 steps to take to remedy this: Hard reset your iOS device – hold down both the power and Home button until the iOS device restarts (attempt a fresh sync after the iOS device has restarted) […]

Macbook Pro Repair Extension Program for Video Issues

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Apple has announced a repair extension program affecting Macbook Pro systems sold between February 2011 and December 2013. Affected units can be submitted for repair free of charge at an Apple Service Provider starting 20 February 2015 in U.S.A. and Canada and 27 February 2015 in other countries. Symptoms your unit may be affected (entitled for repair extension) include: Distorted or scrambled video on the computer screen No video on the computer screen (or external […]

MKV and MP4 Videos Meta Tag Editors for OS X

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Sometimes we may come across mkv or mp4 videos where misnomer meta tagging is embedded in the file, e.g. upon launch a title appears across the video that doesn’t match the actual filename of the video or it could be you simply want to embed your own meta tags into your video collection for easier file searches? The good news is you can edit/remove the meta tags using the following apps made for OS X: MKVToolNix for […]

Secondary Hard Drive in Optibay Caution In (Non-Retina) 15″ and 17″ Macbook Pro’s Post 2011 Models

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This comes as a general caution for modders who are looking to add a hard drive caddy to install an additional hard drive in place of the existing Superdrive (‘optibay’) in non-Retina 15″ and 17″ Macbook Pro’s. In general, this is a popular mod which boosts most (non-Retina) Macbook Pro’s average overall performance close to that of the later Retina Macbook Pro’s series, without the need to pay the exorbitant price of buying brand new […]

iOS 8.1.2 – Spotlight Search Cannot Find Calendar Entries More Than A Year Ago

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We’re not entirely sure how long this ‘bug’ (or ‘intended function) has been lingering in iOS but we’ve noticed since iOS 8.1.2 that, unlike its OS X cousin, Spotlight in iOS appears unable to produce comprehensive results for Calendar entries. Despite our attempts at discerning the severity, Its difficult to say with certainty the exact limitation on iOS Spotlight’s results. For example, at time of writing it is now currently the year 2015. Say, you […]

iOS 8.1.2 Mail Accounts Duplicated Upon Delete

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Its noted that whenever a Mail account is deleted from iOS Settings/Mail, Contacts, Calendars the screen refreshes and arbitrarily duplicates Mail accounts onscreen. To get the accurate view of your Mail accounts, you have to exit the Mail, Contacts, Calendars’ pane by selecting any other Settings pane, e.g. Safari, and re-select the Mail, Contacts, Calendars pane again. This behaviour has been noticed since iOS 8.1.1 and has yet to be addressed and persists into 8.1.2. […]

iOS 8.1.1 Calendar Font Illegible

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Ever since iOS 8.1.1 we have noticed a new ‘bug’ that we reckon few users notice. The event Title and Location fonts become totally illegible and we have narrowed down how to replicate this phenomenon. The most likely reason most users won’t notice this, is by default, Calendar events are created in blocks of one (1) hour. We believe not many will record events in units smaller than an hour but with iOS 8.1.1 the […]

“Windows cannot be installed on to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style”

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Boot Camp 5.1 now support Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Unfortunately installation some times is not as straight forward as it should be. This article is dedicated to dealing with the nasty frustrating GPT error encountered during the actual Windows 8/8.1 Boot Camp installation. You’ve done everything according to the Apple Boot Camp Windows Installation Guide but now you’re stuck staring at a Windows error message, “Windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk […]

Apple Products Hardware Support Lifespan

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Need an incentive to purchase an updated Mac product? For the Mac faithful who have used Macs for a decade or more, you can probably skip this article. The information contained herein is most likely residing within you already. This one’s for the rest… For your general information, it can be said that on an average all Mac hardware is only supported up to a maximum of five (5) years from the date the product […]

Install Java On Mac OS X

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Since late 2012 (or OS 10.6, Snow Leopard), Apple has excluded the Java plugin from all Mac compatible web browsers. In fact, around that time Apple released an update containing a function that expressly removes the Java plugin from OS X. Since then, Apple has stopped including Java as part of its OS X install. The rationale behind this, is that with Java’s ubiquity running on Windows, OS X and Linux platforms, it has become […]

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