Tag Archives: troubleshooting

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Use Screen Sharing to Troubleshoot a Mac

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 cutting it? What you need is to be sitting next to...

Activity Monitor - Energy, Disk & Network

Using Activity Monitor Part 2: Energy, Disk, and Network

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 Using Activity Monitor Part 2, we’ll take a look at using this utility to explore your Mac's energy use, disk performance, and network performance.

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10 Mac Apps You May Not Be Using But Should

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 assist us in how we use our Macs. Your favorites may...

How to Use the Mac Console App to Diagnose a Crash

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 your tracks, and prevents you from continuing to work. These crashes...

Finding and Banishing Problematic Apps on Macs

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 your device. Today, we'll show you how to do the same...

Safe Mode & Single-User Mode: What They Are, How to Use Them

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 be experiencing or to assist in isolating and repairing some common...

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