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

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.

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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.
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USEFUL SOFTWARE

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 $3.75/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 systems.free


USEFUL LINKS
Apple:
Apple Downloads
Apple Product Feedback
Apple Bug Reporter

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

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6482I've not run into either of those issues nor have I heard of anyone else havZen Dollar Round-last Thursday
6481Have you ever encountered glitches with Ventura 13.2.1[Apple M1 pro 16"] asBroken_Clock-last Wednesday
6480Mac shopping aids Apple has some simple Mac shopping aids among its website marZen Dollar Round-last Wednesday
6479Adobe abuse issues While Adobe has been making great piles of profits with aZen Dollar Round-June 14
6478Netflix is ending support for older Apple TV models Affected customers must eitZen Dollar Round-June 7
6477Here are some stories for context about past macOS malware as related to my prevZen Dollar Round-June 6
6476Bartender acquisition issues The stealthy sale of Bartender, an exceptionally uZen Dollar Round-June 6
6475Yet another Chrome zero-day patch (125.0.6422.113) Chrome 125.0.6422.113 patcheZen Dollar Round-May 26
6474My iPad 9 with 64GB notified me it could be updated from iPadOS 17.5 to 17.5.1. Frank Walker1May 23
6473sonos demands that you update the app before use. And why can't they do the engineer-May 18
6472zoom dioes it all the time. You go to sign into a meeting and do it like 1 minutengineer-May 18
6471How to clear the cache on your iPhone (and why you should) msn.comJulius Wong-May 18
6470It's rare for an iOS app to require an upgrade before use, but some do. One Zen Dollar Round-May 18
6469Finally got Sonos to work with my music. Hurray! Hopefully no more app upgradeElroy-May 17
6468my complaint is that they don't give you an option NOT to upgrade and just pengineer-May 16
6467I spoke with customer service, and they're aware of the issue that's bugElroy-May 16
6466I also have sonos and an iPhone 15. They have lost their way on how simple it usengineer-May 16
6465If it was working before and isn't now, sounds more like a bug in the iOS apZen Dollar Round-May 16
6464I'm curious if anyone has a Sonos system running on an iPhone or a Windows 1Elroy-May 16
6463Firefox 126 and 115.11 ESR Firefox126 includes security patches for Mozilla’s Zen Dollar Round1May 15
6462iOS/iPadOS 16.7.8 and 17.5, watchOS 10.5, tvOS 17.5 (security & bug patches)Zen Dollar Round-May 13
6461macOS 12.7.5, 13.6.7, 14.5 security & bug fixes Apple is distributing muZen Dollar Round-May 13
6460macOS 13.6.6 bugs Apple customers report scattered problems with macOS 13.6.6,Zen Dollar Round-May 1
6459Re my longstanding problem with an older version of MacOS Safari not being able Frank Walker1April 30
6458LightSpy malware ITPro reports on LightSpy malware that’s now attacking Mac sysZen Dollar Round-April 30
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