Disable the Startup Sound

Disable the Startup Sound

To permanently mute the startup sound, open the terminal and type: sudo nvram SystemAudioVolume=%80 sudo nvram SystemAudioVolume=%01 sudo nvram SystemAudioVolume=%00 sudo nvram SystemAudioVolume=” “ Its depending on some models. To restore the startup chime, type: sudo nvram -d SystemAudioVolume To temporarily disable the startup sound, just press the “Mute” button on your keyboard (that’s the(…)

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Downgrade macOS Sierra to El Capitan

Downgrade macOS Sierra to El Capitan

There are three key aspects when you are considering a downgrade from macOS Sierra to El Capitan. These are as follows: First You will have to Erase the macOS Sierra from your Mac Next you will have to Re-install El Capitan Check that your System is stable Usually this process is pretty easy and safe(…)

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Mission Control

Mission Control

Mission Control offers a bird’s-eye view of all your open windows, desktop spaces, full-screen apps, and Split View spaces, making it easy to switch between them. Open Mission Control Use any of these methods to open Mission Control: Swipe up with three or four fingers on your Multi-Touch trackpad or Magic Trackpad. Double-tap the surface of your Magic Mouse with two fingers.(…)

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Split View

Split View

Use two Mac apps side by side in Split View Split View in OS X El Capitan lets you fill your Mac screen with two apps, without having to manually move and resize windows. Enter Split View Hold down the full-screen button  in the upper-left corner of a window. As you hold the button, the window(…)

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Continuity Tips

Continuity Tips

Use Continuity to connect your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac Continuity lets you seamlessly move between your iOS devices and your Mac, or use them together. Continuity features include Handoff, iPhone Cellular Calls, SMS, and Instant Hotspot. For example, you can start an email or document on your iPhone and pick up where you(…)

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Calendar Tips

Calendar Tips

Add, modify, or delete events Use the Calendar app to schedule meetings, appointments, family activities, and other events. Add an event Do any of the following: In Day or Week view, drag from the event’s start time to its end time, then enter a title and other event details in the event window. You can(…)

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TCP and UDP Ports

TCP and UDP Ports

Learn more about TCP and UDP ports used by Apple products like OS X, OS X Server, Apple Remote Desktop, and iCloud. Many of these are referred to as “well known” industry standard ports. Ports used by Apple products The table below outlines TCP and UDP ports used by Apple products. Your network administrator might(…)

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iTunes Error Tips

iTunes Error Tips

If you see Error 3194, Error 17, or ‘This device isn‘t eligible for the requested build‘ in iTunes If iTunes can’t communicate with Apple’s software update server, you might see one of these messages. Error 17 Error 1639 Errors 3000-3020 Error 3194 Errors 3100-3999 This device isn’t eligible for the requested build If you see(…)

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Error 53

Error 53

If you see error 53 or can‘t update or restore your iPhone or iPad Follow these steps to get help updating or restoring your iPhone or iPad. If your iOS device has Touch ID, iOS checks that the Touch ID sensor matches your device’s other components during an update or restore. This check keeps your(…)

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Top OS X El Capitan Tips

Top OS X El Capitan Tips

OS X El Capitan is packed with a lot of small features that make up for a great upgrade. But today, we’re gonna focus on the top 10 of those features which every user should know about. Locate Your Mouse Pointer With A Shake Lost your mouse pointer on the display? Simply shake your mouse(…)

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Apple Magic Mouse

Apple Magic Mouse

The Apple Magic Mouse supports gestures for interacting with the surface of the mouse in much the same way you interact with the trackpad of a MacBook or MacBook Pro. Using gestures, you can scroll long lists and webpages with one finger, swipe left and right with two fingers to navigate, and use screen zoom(…)

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OS X Recovery

OS X Recovery

If you’ve erased or replaced your startup disk, you can use OS X Recovery to reinstall OS X. You might need to reinstall OS X for these reasons: You see a prohibitory symbol at startup. You inadvertently installed a version of OS X that’s older than what came with your Mac. You erased your startup disk,(…)

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Top Mac OS X Yosemite Tips

Top Mac OS X Yosemite Tips

Answer & Make Phone Calls If you have an iPhone 5, 6 or later, you can now make and receive phone calls on your Mac computer. You just need to make sure you’re on the same Wi-Fi network and are using the same iCloud account on both devices. When you’re in the Messages app, go(…)

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Search & Find

Search & Find

Mac users who are searching for specific file type and file format matches on their computer can make the job dramatically easier by issuing proper search operators to the Find functions in OS X. File type search operators can be used directly in Spotlight and also in the Finder based search function, and they can be either(…)

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Emoji Tips

Emoji Tips

Whenever you are in a text field in OS X, just press Command-Control-Space and an emoji panel will appear. Then click any of the Emoji icons to insert it at the current position in the text. For those who find it quicker to use the keyboard than the mouse, you can navigate between the Emoji icons with(…)

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Dock animations

Dock animations

Custom delay time You may have noticed that there is a short delay before the Dock appears when your mouse hits the edge of the screen. There is a hidden setting that allows you to adjust the delay time using the Terminal. Start by opening up the Terminal app (in Applications/Utilities). To remove the delay(…)

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Labels, Tags and Files

Labels, Tags and Files

Labels are a handy way to organise your files in the Finder by colour-coding their icons. Until OS X Mavericks is released later this year, they are a pretty good substitute for having a proper way to tag files in the Finder. Adding a label to a file or folder is simple. Just right-click the icon and(…)

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Apple Watch Tips

Apple Watch Tips

  A quick look at Apple Watch Here are the gestures you need to use Apple Watch and its apps. The Apple Watch display not only responds to touch-based gestures like tapping and swiping, it also uses Force Touch technology to respond to the pressure of your finger. Wearing Apple Watch You’ll want to wear(…)

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Photos Tips

Photos Tips

Updating from iPhoto happens automatically In many cases, if you have a single iPhoto library in your Pictures folder, your entire library — including your photos, videos, projects, albums, and so on — automatically appears in Photos the first time you open it. Migrating more than one photo library If you have more than one(…)

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Accessibility Tips

Accessibility Tips

Use Dictation Commands to tell your Mac what to do You can tell your Mac to perform certain actions by using Dictation Commands. Dictation lets you speak text to your Mac instead of typing. What you say is turned into text in your documents. In addition to Dictation, you can speak commands to your Mac using(…)

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Startup Keys

Startup Keys

Some Mac features are available by holding down certain keys during startup. Press and hold the keys immediately after you turn on your Mac and hear the startup sound. Keep holding until the described behavior occurs. These combinations work with Intel-based Mac computers. Hold during startup Description Shift ⇧ Start up in Safe Mode. Option ⌥ Start up(…)

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Smart Tips for OS X Yosemite

Smart Tips for OS X Yosemite

FaceTime tip #1 If you’ve enabled iPhone Cellular Calls you can dial using FaceTime – just type the number into the FaceTime search field; choose video or audio call; hit return and call. FaceTime tip #2 Hate your Mac’s default call ring tone? To set a different ringtone, choose FaceTime>Preferences, then click the Ringtone pop-up menu. Messages tip(…)

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Screensaver Tips

Screensaver Tips

When you’re not using your Mac, you can set it to display a screen saver or to turn off your display. Choose a screen saver OS X comes with several screen savers that display photos, messages, artwork from your iTunes library or photo library, and more. To set your preferred screen saver: From the Apple(…)

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TCP Tips

TCP Tips

Apple software uses particular TCP and UDP ports that security software or specific network configurations might block on your computer. Use these steps to find out if TCP ports are blocked or unreachable. Test basic communication First, find and note the IP address of the computer, Apple TV, or device you are trying to connect to, such(…)

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