Tag Archives: troubleshooting
imac icon and macbook pro icon with screen sharing icon Use Screen Sharing to Troubleshoot a...
Have you ever wished you could help a friend or relative with a Mac-related problem, but trying to chat about it over the phone or in Messages just isn’t...

Activity Monitor - Energy, Disk & Network Using Activity Monitor Part 2: Energy,...
The Activity Monitor app can be used to troubleshoot your Mac, as well as evaluate how well your Mac is performing overall or with specific running processes (apps). In...

Mosaic of mac applications you should have 10 Mac Apps You May Not...
We all have favorite apps that we tend to install right away on a new Mac. For the most part, these are the apps we use every day to...

How to Use the Mac Console...
Your Mac is probably pretty much trouble free, at least most of the time. But occasionally you may experience a system, process, or app crash that stops you in...


Finding and Banishing Problematic Apps on...
Last week the Rocket Yard showed you how to pinpoint troublesome iOS apps — using too much power, consuming your storage, or crashing frequently — and remove them from...

Safe Mode & Single-User Mode: What...
Safe mode and single-user mode are two of the special start-up modes that your Mac can be powered up to. They’re often used to troubleshoot issues a Mac may...

macOS 101: How to Boot and...
Target Disk Mode has been a feature of the macOS since the PowerBook 100 (pictured right) was released way back in 1991. This handy feature allows you to connect...

Recover From the Dreaded White Screen...
From time to time, you may experience one of the more frustrating Mac glitches – a white screen during boot. Usually, this rare bug happens after updating macOS to...


How to do a Clean Install...
When most Mac owners upgrade their computers to a new operating system like macOS Sierra, the installation of the new OS is done with a standard install and update...

Tech Tip: How to Run and...
Macs are usually quite hardy, providing service for years without a problem. However, when they start running slowly, crashing, or refusing to boot up, it’s time to figure out...

Tech Tip: How To View The...
Before the holidays, I was running into an odd problem with my new iMac, and when I mean “odd”, I mean that it was acting as if someone was...