How to Restore from a Time Machine Snapshot

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Time Machine now saves what are called local snapshots on your Mac’s internal drive; these can be used to restore files when your backup drive isn’t available or even to roll back your entire system. In today’s Quick Tip, we’ll talk about how to take advantage of them!

Reinstalling macOS? Here's How to Choose the Version You Want

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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If your machine shipped with Yosemite, for example—and you’d like to wipe its drive and reinstall that version of the Mac’s operating system—there’s a keyboard shortcut for that! In this Quick Tip, we’ll tell you how to do so, along with giving you some other neat startup tricks.

Why Must Qi's Light Shine So Brightly? – Mac Geek Gab 699

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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Is your Qi charger keeping you up at night? Don’t worry, there’s a solution that doesn’t (necessarily) involve black electrical tape! Also in this episode, your two favorite geeks help you troubleshoot your problems, including diagosing a strange Safari launch trigger, renaming your Home Sharing store, managing multiple email addresses with Gmail, securely deleting files with High Sierra, and much more. Quick Tips abound in this episode, too, folks. Listen carefully and you shall learn!

Three Tips on Migrating to a New Mac

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Got a new Mac? Fun! Well, unless you have trouble moving your files to it, that is. In today’s Quick Tip, Melissa Holt will give us some tricks for making sure migrations go smoothly and some ideas for what to do if all else fails.

macOS: Turning on Your Firmware Password

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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FileVault protects your Mac’s data from prying eyes, and a firmware password helps protect your computer. Melissa Holt shows how the feature works.

iCloud Syncing is the Bane of my Existence – Mac Geek Gab 660

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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Ever have problems with iCloud syncing? Haha, of course you have. Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun, your two favorite geeks, have, too, so they help a few of you with your iCloud syncing problems and, in the process, dig into all the things they’ve learned about solving this problem over the years. But you know the rule: one must always learn at least four new things each and every episode, so there’s a lot more than this, folks. Download, listen, and enjoy!

macOS: Putting a Recovery Partition on Your Mac (Without Reinstalling macOS)

· Jeff Butts · Deep Dive

Reinstalling a recovery partition without reinstalling the operating system

When Jeff Butts was mucking about with his trusty Mac Mini, he managed to mangle his recovery partition. Normally, this would mean a complete reinstall of the operating system, but Jeff found another way. Read on to learn how to get your recovery partition back without resorting to a complete reinstall.