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October 14, 2018

When You Should Reset Mac PRAM / NVRAM

When You Should Reset Mac PRAM / NVRAM and how to do it?

Often when troubleshooting a Mac we either reset the SMC or we may have to resort to other troubleshooting techniques. We show you When You Should Reset Mac PRAM / NVRAM.

What is PRAM? What is NVRAM?

PRAM stands for Parameter RAM, and it holds assorted information about your Mac so that it functions to spec according to Apple

NVRAM stands for Non Volatile Random Access Memory, and it serves the same purpose as PRAM in that it stores information on a memory chip pertaining to various features.

In no particular order, here are some things stored in PRAM / NVRAM

Startup disk Disk caches RAM disks Video [...]
 
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October 14, 2018

When You Should And How To Reset Mac SMC

Having issues with your mac? Odd behaviour or poor battery life. It may be time to reset your System Management Controller (SMC). We Show You When You Should And How To Reset Mac SMC

If you are experiencing issues with your Mac we show When You Should And How To Reset Mac SMC. If you are struggling with issues such as:

Battery & Power Management – Mac struggling to wake from sleep, poor battery life, random shutdows or even battery refusing to charge. Cooling & Fan Management – Fans running at constant high, poor cooling and strange behavior. Display and lighting issues – Keyboard backlight or display backlight failing or not working correctly. Video [...]
 
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September 8, 2018

Can We Trust OneDrive?

OneDrive, first released as SkyDrive and later renamed is a competitor to the likes of Dropbox. As part of Office 365 we are given 1TB of space. Can we Trust OneDrive?

Microsoft had a lawsuit with BSkyB and lost the right to use the name SkyDrive. Microsoft following the rebrand attempted to bring their storage to the masses by offering unlimited storage. Due to abuse Microsoft withdrew the option and now offer 1TB with an Office 365 subscription.

Why the headline you may ask? Personal stories are always the base to share experiences. Recently we encountered a bug we weren’t aware of. OneDrive is suffering from a bug resulting in files being deleted. Any unintentional [...]

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September 4, 2018

How do I stop Apple throttling my iPhone

Apple has apologised and begun replacing batteries as well as allowing you to disable throttling and stop slowing down the iPhone

This isn’t necessarily new information but as customers have been asking us about iPhone performance we felt our blog needed to show you what happened and what Apple has now done to make amends as Apple Allows You To Stop The Throttling.

Many Apple users were displaying anger for what essentially doing what was necessary to prolong the life of your iPhone. We do think Apple should have provided an optional switch in the first place to avoid this mess. The issues came to light after a Reddit post talking about the performance increase after [...]

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