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Have you been alarmed to see your iMac suddenly stopped working after you installed a security update or used new software? Here’s what you can do. When your trusty iMac does not turn on, it is easy to get panicked. Fixing this and getting your computer back up and running may be quick or take a while depending upon the problems that need to be addressed. For some users who installed the MacOS High Sierra update before the security patch was released a week later, this software update could have...

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The sharing preference pane in System Preferences allows you to easily share access to your Macs files, Screen, attached devices such as printers and DVDs and much more. Sharing the DVD drive on an iMac across your network can be very useful if you have another Mac without a disk drive such as the MacBook Air. To access the Sharing preference pane, go to System Preferences > Sharing: Once you are in the Sharing preference pane it is worth making a note of the Computer Name and even changing this...

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Don’t panic Apple is not about to launch B52’s against North Korea or anything like that, they just decided to call their wireless charging accessory “AirPower” they announced it with the launch of the iPhone X last year but said it would not be available until 2018. And according to some of Apple’s suppliers the AirPower charging accessory could be in shops by the end of March 2018. The Apple AirPower promises to be able to charge up to 3 devices at once that could be your iPhone your iWatch...

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Notification in macOS keep all the potential dialog boxes and pop ups that apps generate under control and in one place. The Notification center can also provide you access to information quickly like your calendar and weather information using widgets, some of the widgets such as the weather widget are built in others are added by apps. To see your notifications click on the 3 bars in the top right hand corner of macOS: To edit the widgets click on the edit button on the today tab. Then use the...

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Research company IDC posted the market share results for 2017 wearables earlier this month announcing the Apple smart watch accounts for 1 in 5 smartwatches sold. It’s not surprising with the continued updates and the fact the iWatch can now be used stand alone with a sim card no longer relying on an iPhone for a cellular connection. When buying a smartwatch people are now looking for more sophisticated wearables that integrate with the smartphone they use to provide exercise tracking and even health monitoring with wristbands available for the...

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Since macOS 10.11.2 (macOS Sierra) the keychain app has been updated for better security and the keychain repair utility has been removed to stop malware hijacking the repair utility and accessing your passwords. So, what can you do if for example you have a constant nag from macOS to enter your keychain password after logging in. The answer is you have to repair it yourself, it’s not as difficult as you might first imagine although more time consuming than pressing a button to repair the keychain. If your only problem...

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