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What is a Kernel Panic on Mac and How to Fix it? How to solve Kernel Panic error What is Kernel Panic? Kernel Panic, though sounding scary, is simply an occurrence when your Mac keeps restarting for no obvious reason. Your Mac’s screen goes black giving you various warning messages like “You need to restart your computer.” Note that the presence of… Read more... Why Is Safari Slow on Mac? Gone are the days when you could make yourself a sandwich while a web page was loading. The Internet is lightning fast now, so when things get slow as you browse the web it feels... unnatural. But oftentimes it’s not the Internet speed or the Wi-Fi connection that’s testing your… Read more... How to Speed Up Slow macOS Sierra Everyone seems to love Sierra, but if your experience is like dragging your Mac through a swamp then it’s time to do something about it. Let’s fix slow macOS Sierra In this guide we’re going to highlight the most common problems that cause a slow Sierra and the solutions to… Read more... How to Clear Document Version History and Autosave Cache Read more... How to Stop the Spinning Wheel on Mac The rainbow-colored circle is a painful sight to see for Mac users. If you’re lucky it disappears in a few seconds, but more often it remains for minutes, leaving you helplessly locked out of the app or your whole Mac. Since it’s not always clear how to deal with with… Read more... How to Troubleshoot Common Safari Problems on Mac If you own a high performance car that can only drive in the slow lane, you might as well have bought a bicycle. The same rings true if your Mac and high speed internet connection is hobbled by poor performance from Safari. Your experience on the information superhighway is dependent… Read more... How to Fix Firefox Problems on Mac Firefox continues to impress reviewers and experts, who point out the browsers' efficiency, attention to detail, and impressive privacy options. That said, Firefox, just like every other browser, can experience a range of issues, from slow browsing all the way to regular crashes and everything in between. Today we want… Read more... How to Fix Google Chrome Problems on Mac Google Chrome is the king of web browsers but if you’re here it’s probably because the king has gone a bit insane. Is Chrome running slow, crashing, freezing, or not even loading? Are web pages not loading anymore? Is your browser experience getting slower every day? If you’re experiencing any… Read more... macOS Sierra vs OS X El Capitan: Everything You Need To Know In case you’re on the fence about upgrading to macOS Sierra from El Capitan, you’ve come to the right place. We’re dissecting the new macOS in detail, looking closely at how it compares to the previous and if the end justifies the means (of waiting for an hour-long upgrade). However,… Read more... 12 Most Common macOS Sierra Problems and How to Fix Them While for most it’s a usual pleasurable experience, for some this update had downsides. Here we’ll go over macOS Sierra known issues (the unknown are yet to be discovered, I’m afraid) and try to find the right fix for each.  Sierra troubles: what can go wrong? Not enough storage for… Read more...

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