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Getting Rid of Gremlins in your Mac – SMC and PRAM

Getting Rid of Gremlins in your Mac – SMC and PRAM

Have you ever noticed strange behavior in you Apple Mac computer? It may be the system not sleeping when you close the lid, bluetooth devices not pairing , bluetooth turning itself off , or...

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Weird Backblaze Bug

I discovered a disturbing new Backblaze behavior this week.  The events went like this Received email from Backblaze stating that my iMac had not been backed up for 14 days.  Opened Backblaze preferences and...

Square Peg Round Hole

Is it Right for you? How Size Up a Job

Introduction           When I first entered the work force, I had a much different view the interview process than I do today. Back then I pictured a one-sided discussion where...

PIA Advanced Settings

Using PIA – Prevent Network Access Without VPN

Private Internet Access(PIA) is a great Virtual Private Network(VPN) service , but it does have some shortcomings that necessitate workarounds. One of those is where a  Windows 10 PC/VM may connect to the Internet...

Essential Mac Apps

A new Mac user can easily become overwhelmed be the sheet number of applications that they need to sift through while looking for the best Mac apps for each task that they wish to...