The most common Macbook problems and how to fix

If you found some problems in your Macbook, we hope below tips could help you to solve the problems.

1. Startup issues

If your Mac fails to boot properly and you find yourself staring at a blank screen or gray startup screen instead of your desktop, then it’s time to try booting iSTART UP n Safe Mode. In Safe Mode, MacOS will boot with the bare minimum of software and drivers required and will run a check of your startup disk and repair any directory issues that might be the cause of your startup ills.

To start up in safe mode, start your Mac and then press and hold the Shift key. The Apple logo will appear and then the login screen. You can release the Shift key when the Apple logo disappears and the login screen appears. It may take a few minutes before you get to the login screen as MacOS runs its diagnostics on your hard disk. To leave Safe Mode and start up your Mac per usual, just restart your Mac without holding any keys.

2. Incompatible login items

If you find yourself staring at a blue screen when you start up your Mac, it might mean that one of your startup items — apps that start automatically when you start up your Mac — is incompatible with MacOS. With a bit of trial and error, you can identify which app is the problem child.

You can remove login items one at a time and start up your Mac after each removal to see if the problem is gone. To do so, go to System Preferences > Users & Groups and click your name on the left under Current User. Next, click the Login Items tab above the window to the right. Highlight an app and then click the “-“sign below. It’ll get removed from the Login Items list and you can restart your Mac to see if your startup issue has been fixed. If not, you can head back to the list and remove another app and keep going until you find the culprit. You can add items back to the Startup Items list by hitting the “+” button and selecting items from your Applications.

3. Unresponsive applications

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You might find that an app will occasionally trip up your Mac and hang. And when an app hangs, it freezes you out and won’t let you do anything, including quit out of it. Enter: Force Quit. You can call up the Force Quit menu from the Apple icon in the upper-left corner or by hitting Command-Option-Escape. Just highlight the app that’s not responding and hit the Force Quit button. (You can also select multiple apps to force quit by using holding down the Command or Shift keys when making your selections.

 

 

 

4. Spinning beach ball

If you are seeing the spinning beach ball with increasingly regularity, then it’s time to take a look at what might be causing the slowdown. Open the Activity Monitor (by searching for it or finding it in the Utilities folder, which is inside your Applications folder) to see how much of an impact the apps you are currently running have on your system resources. In the Activity Monitor window, you can see real-time stats on the amount of CPU and memory resources each app is using. You can also use the Activity Monitor to quit any app that’s using more than its fair share of resources. Just highlight an app from the list, click the X button in the upper-left corner, and then choose Quit or Force Quit.

 

5. No internet connection

The quickest fix when the MacBook’s Wi-Fi status shows No Internet Connection is to tell it to forget the network and then reconnect as if it were brand-new. On the Network page in System Preferences, click the Advanced button in the lower left and you’ll see a list Preferred Networks. These are the Wi-Fi connections you’ve connected to in the past and your MacBook remembers for future uses. Highlight your Wi-Fi network and click the “-“ button and then choose Remove to forget it. With your network removed and forgotten, you can click the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar and reconnect to your network by entering your password and starting anew.

 

Source: https//:www.cnet.com

iPhone X, the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone

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iPhone X, is a a designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the iPhone X on September 12, 2017, alongside the iPhone 8 and 8 plus at the Steve Jobs Theater in the Apple Park campus. The phone is slated for release on November 3, 2017. This iPhone marks the iPhone’s tenth anniversary, with “X”.

Within Apple’s line-up, the iPhone X is positioned as a high-end, premium model intended to showcase advanced technologies, such as wireless charging, OLED display, dual cameras with improved depth sensing, and a face recognition unlock system called Face ID.

An iOS 11 GM build was also leaked over the preceding weekend, confirming the new design and features and revealing the new Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE connectivity.

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Specification:

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The iPhone X has a 5.8-inch (diagonal) OLEDcolor-accurate screen that supports DCI-P3 wide color gamut, sRGB, and high dynamic range. This “Super Retina HD Display” has the True Tone technology found on the iPad Pro, which uses six-channel ambient light sensor, to adapt the display’s color temperature to the surrounding ambient light. It has a typical contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, a typical maximum brightness of 625 cd/m2, and a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating.

The iPhone X contains the Apple’s A11 Bionic SoC, which is a hexa-core processor using the 10nm process. It has the Neural Engine, which is the AI accelerator. It has two cores optimized for performance which are 25 percent faster than the A10 Fusion along with four efficiency-optimized core which are 70 percent faster than the iPhone 7.

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Face ID replaces the Touch ID system. The Flood illuminator is an invisible infrared light that helps identify the user’s face in the dark. A dot projector uses more than 30,000 invisible dots that are projected onto the face to build its unique facial map. An infrared camera reads the dot pattern, captures an infrared image, then sends the data to the secure enclave in the A11 Bionic chip (which contains a dedicated AI Accelerator) to confirm a match. The system will not work with eyes closed—preventing access if unattended.

The iPhone X features two cameras, a 12 MP wide-angle camera with six-element lens, autofocus, IR filter, burst mode, f/1.8 aperture, digital image stabilization, and optical image stabilization. It can record 4K video at 24, 30, or 60 fps or 1080p at 30 or 60 fps, and slow-motion video (1080 at 120 or 240 fps), timelapse with stabilization. It can capture panoramas, and recognize faces. The telephoto lens has 2× optical zoom / 10× digital zoom, Portrait Lighting (beta), f/2.4 aperture, and optical image stabilization. It also has a quad-LED “True Tone” flash with Slow Sync. It has a 7 MP TrueDepth camera with a f/2.2 aperture.

*source: en.wikipedia.org

A BEAUTIFUL MIND IPHONE 8 & 8 PLUS

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Ten years after the launch of the original iPhone, now Apple launch their new products; iPhone 8 and 8Plus. Unlike the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 family keeps close to the familiar iPhone design, with the glass backed smartphones now able to be wirelessly charged.

Features

  • 4.7 and 5.5-inch LCD screens
  • A11 Bionic processor
  • Glass back cover
  • Wireless Charging
  • 12MP dual-lens camera on Plus modelcharging iphone 8
  • Single 12MP rear camera on 4.7-inch model
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 64GB, 256GB capacities
  • Launched September 2017

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have custom front and rear glass, made with a 50 percent deeper strengthening layer, fitted onto a steel substructure and surrounded with an aerospace-grade 7000 Series aluminum band. At the top of the face side of both phones are the FaceTime camera, microphone, and speaker, with the Home button featuring Touch ID towards the base. At the bottom edge is a Lightning connector, another microphone, and a stereo speaker grille. On the left side are the volume buttons and the Ring/Silent switch, with a side button on the opposite edge.

On the back side are the familiar camera bumps seen in previous generations. The iPhone 8 uses a single camera lens while the Plus model has two camera sensors in the standard horizontal arrangement, with both sets of cameras flanked by a flash. The iPhone 8 measures 5.45 inches tall by 2.65 inches wide and is 7.3 millimeters (0.29 inch) thick. The Plus is much larger, measuring 6.24 inches tall by 3.07 inches wide, but is only 0.2 millimeters thicker at 7.7 millimeters (0.30 inch). While the iPhone 8 weighs 5.22 ounces, the bigger Plus weighs in at 7.13 ounces.  The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have IP67 water and dust resistance.

*source:appleinsider.com

5 TIPS AND TRICKS FOR IPHONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

1. Save Battery Life (When It Is Running Low)

When your iPhone battery is running low, turning off the following settings can help make your iPhone last longer. With these off, you can still receive calls, SMS and even go online with EDGE connection.

  • Settings > Wi-Fi > Off
  • Settings > Bluetooth > Off
  • Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Off
  • Settings > General > Cellular > Enable 3G > Off
  • Settings > General > Cellular > Enable LTE > Off
  • Settings > Sounds > Vibrate on Ring & Silent > Off
  • Settings > Brightness & Wallpaper > Auto-Brightness > Off
  • Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data > Off.

2. Stop The Music With A Timer

Do you like to listen to music when getting into bed for the night but often doze off without switching the iPhone off? You can use a timer to help you shut down the music. To do this, tap on Clock > Timer > When Timer Ends. Scroll down and tap Stop Playing. Then, set a timer (say 30 mins) and tap Start. Now you may play any music and it will be turned off after 30 mins.

 

3. Use Headphone Cord to Take Photo

Shaky hands not getting you good photos? Well you can trigger a snapshot using the volume up or down buttons on your headphone.

Macorner Customer4. Filter Groups That Can Reach You

The ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature allows us to silence calls, alerts and notifications when the iPhone is locked. However there are important calls that we can’t afford to miss, for example, calls from Mom or your heavily pregnant wife. Here’s a tutorial to help important groups of people reach you even in ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode.

 

 

5. Disable Messages Preview

Here is a simple way to prevent others (see: annoying dad, mom, sister, brother, best friend) from accidentally reading your incoming SMS alerts when your iPhone is left unattended. Go to Settings > Notifications > Messages > Show Preview. Tap the option and turn it off to exclude a preview of the message in alerts and banners.