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Apple Product Help
An SI Board Since September 2010
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Emcee:  Zen Dollar Round Type:  Moderated

We all know Apple products are much easier to use than their competitors' products. Still, with desktop computers, laptop computers, iPods, iPhones, iPads, apps, iTunes/Music, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and various flavors of Mac OS X/macOS and other software, most mortals can get stuck.

This thread is intended as a place where folks can post their questions and the friendly Apple user community can help them out, from simple questions to complex. It is also OK to ask general troubleshooting questions, post news or give tips about Apple products and their usage. Hopefully some experts will SubjectMark this thread and visit occasionally with their advice. Thanks in advance, experts.

For those needing help with PC and Windows products, please check out the excellent Computer Learning thread, moderated by goldworldnet.


Due to SI policy, political comments are off limits here. There are many threads on SI in which to discuss politics, this will not be one of them.

Macintosh Utilities

App Name DescriptionPrice
OnyxMultifunction utility for verifying the structure of the system files; running miscellaneous maintenance and cleaning tasks; configuring parameters in the Finder, Dock, Safari, and some Apple applications; deleting caches; removing certain problematic folders and files; rebuilding various databases and indexes; and much more. donationware
EtreCheckProFind serious problems on your Mac; remove adware; get assistance within Apple Support Communities; see extensive hardware and software details. free
($17.99 for Power User Package)

SilentKnightChecks EFI firmware, security settings and data files for your Mac and can update them; has both a summary Help page and a detailed reference. free
DriveDxExtensive diagnostic and testing for SSDs and hard drives in your Mac. $19.99
(free demo)
MalwarebytesMalware scanner and repair tool for viruses, ransomware, and adware. free
(Premium starting at $3.33/mo.)
MactrackerProvides detailed information on nearly every Apple electronic product ever made, including items such as processor speed, memory, graphic cards, supported OS versions, price, storage, and expansion options. Also included is information on all Mac and iOS operating


Apple Downloads
Apple Product Feedback
Apple Bug Reporter

Other Troubleshooting Forums and Sites:
Apple Support Community
MacRumors Forums
Mac Troubleshooting Articles (The Eclectic Light Company)
Macintosh Slowdown Solutions (Randy B. Singer)

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6424Interesting, but I'd say if you're still getting the notifications then Zen Dollar Round-Tuesday
6423I spoke with the management company today, and I'm the first to complain aboElroy-Tuesday
6422If logging you out is not a built-in security feature of the app, try deleting iZen Dollar Round1Tuesday
6421I have an app on my iPhone 15 which is used for Gate Access at the community wheElroy-Tuesday
6420macOS, iOS WebKit/Safari patched for live exploits Apple today issued critical Zen Dollar Round-last Thursday
6419iLeakage vulnerability (unpatched) Dan Goodin, writing for Ars Technica, descriZen Dollar Round1November 28
6418Google Drive data loss Google Drive is losing customers’ files…. Google Drive mZen Dollar Round-November 28
6417Adobe critical security patches (Nov. 15, 2023) Adobe’s latest security patZen Dollar Round1November 15
6416Good to know this tip. Thank you very much.Carolyn1October 25
6415Restarting is a common 'fix all' for both computers and smartphones, or Zen Dollar Round1October 25
6414Nevermind. I restarted the device and all is well.Carolyn-October 24
6413On an iphone 14 pro max, running the latest software, on the Messages screen, thCarolyn-October 24
6412The AirPods 2 are very good for listening to podcasts and audiobooks. The AirPodJeff Hayden1October 10
6411<i> Is there an adaptor you can use?</i> Ya know, I never even cElroy-October 10
6410Elroy, Is there an adaptor you can use?NAG1-October 10
6409Hola, I got a new iPhone 15 with the new USB-c port. I had been using old wireElroy-October 10
6408> and with the new IP15, I am finding that the edge of the screen touch is waZen Dollar Round-October 7
6407i bought a brand new IP15 with 17.02 already in it. I applied the patch for 17.0engineer-October 6
6406Did you update from iOS 16.x directly to 17.0.3? If so (and I understand you coZen Dollar Round-October 6
6405man the new IOS 17.0.3 patch on iphone is really crazy. I ran the update and itengineer-October 6
6404I don't. Patchers like this are always a kludge and sometimes do have probleZen Dollar Round-October 6
6403Wow, this could be a bit of a game changer for old Macs as long as it doesn'greg s-October 5
6402OpenCore Legacy Patcher Open Core Legacy Patcher is software from Dortania to pZen Dollar Round1October 5
6401I have double external drives attached to my Mac so I have multiple backup copieclean86-September 28
6400This is sort of what I was hoping for - there are lots of software programs whicElroy-September 28
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