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Fixing ‘Cannot Connect MacBook To iPhone Via Bluetooth’

Apple bluetooth logo 128x128Learn how to fix the issue ‘cannot connect MacBook to iPhone via bluetooth’. If you try for the first time to connect and pair your new MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or MacBook 12 inch to your iPhone (5, 5S, SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, iPad air, iPad Pro) or any iOS device via bluetooth tethering, you probably got the message ‘Connection unsuccessful’ and ‘your MacBook’s name‘ is not supported’ on your iOS device and ‘Network is unavailable’ on your MacBook. I bet, you had already set up a Personal Hotspot on your iOS device before. And that’s the source of the problem. I will show you the fix in the following.

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macOS: Fixing Sidebar’s Favorites Not Showing In Finder And Apps

OS X 10.11 El Capitan finder iconLearn how to fix ‘sidebar’s favorites not showing’ in macOS finder and apps like macOS mail, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Microsoft Office or any other app. In macOS 10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan and OS X 10.10 Yosemite  the sidebar’s favorites folder list sometimes just disappears and got lost. This happens due to an issue in the macOS finder app, if you have not restarted your mac, iMac or Macbook for a long time.

Fixing El Capitan Gmail bug in Mac OS X 10.11 mail app

Fixing OS X 10.11 El Capitan Gmail Bug In Mail App

OS X 10.11_El Capitan icon 256x256Learn how to fix Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan and macOS 10.12 Sierra Gmail bug in mail app. If you have sync problems with Gmail on the native mail app in OS X 10.11 El Capitan or and macOS 10.12 Sierra, de-activating and re-activating ‘Show in IMAP’ for ‘All Mail’ should fix the El Capitan Gmail bug and Sierra Gmail bug. Since the launch of Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks both Google’s Gmail and exchange accounts are not working correctly in the native mail app client in OS X 10.9 Mavericks and OS X 10.10 Yosemite. You can fix the El Capitan Gmail bug for Google’s Gmail IMAP accounts following this work around. It is the same as for OS X 10.9 Mavericks, OS X 10.10 Yosemite and and macOS 10.12 Sierra.

How to install OS X 10.11 El Capitan on external drive

How To Install Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan On An External Drive

OS X 10.11_El Capitan icon 256x256Learn how to install Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan on an external drive. Before upgrading to the latest Mac OS X, it is often useful to install Mac OS X on an external hard drive for testing. Especially, if you want to get a very first view on a Mac OS X 10.11 developer preview or public beta without replacing the final release version of the operating system. The following step-by-step tutorial works in the same way for installing Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite (final release versions, developer previews, public beta) on an external volume. Update: Installing macOS 10.12 Sierra is working in the same way.

How to install OS X 10.10 Yosemite on external drive

How To Install Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite On An External Drive

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite iconLearn how to install Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite on an external drive. Before upgrading to the latest Mac OS X, it is often useful to install Mac OS X on an external hard drive for testing. Especially, if you want to get a very first view on a Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite developer preview without replacing the final release version of the operating system. The following step-by-step tutorial works in the same way for  installing Lion, Mountain Lion or Mavericks (final release versions and developer previews) on an external volume.

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iCloud: How To Push Subscribed Calendars From Mac To iPhone And iPad

iCloud icon 120x120Subscribed calendars are pushed from Mac to iPhone and iPad via iCloud. If you’ve subscribed to a calendar using the Calendar app in macOS 10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, or the iCal app in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, you can use iCloud to push your subscribed calendars to all of your Macs and iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch). 

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Fixing Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Notes Crashes And Exchange Syncing Bugs

Update: ‘Fixing Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Notes Crashes And Exchange Syncing Bugs’ also applies to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite iconIn this post I show you how to fix Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Notes crashes and Notes syncing bugs with an exchange server. The fix should work on previous Mac OS X versions like 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks, too. Upgrading to Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite leads to several bugs concerning Gmail and exchange syncing. Further more, it could lead to Notes app crashes and syncing bugs with exchange server. I on my own faced these two major bugs on my MacBook Pro (mid 2012).

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Fixing Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Gmail Bug In Mail App

Google Gmail LogoLearn how to fix Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Gmail bug in mail app. If you have sync problems with Gmail on the native mail app in Yosemite, de-activating and re-activating ‘Show in IMAP’ for ‘All Mail’ should fix the Yosemite Gmail bug. Since the launch of Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks both Google’s Gmail and exchange accounts are not working correctly in the native mail app client in Mavericks. Up to now, I have not faced this bug in Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 4 because I still have ‘Show in IMAP’ for ‘All Mail’ de-activated. But if you are not a lucky one, you can fix the Yosemite Gmail bug for Google’s Gmail IMAP accounts following this work around. It is the same as for Max OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

OpenPlex set up PlexConnect: 1. Click on settings wheel to open installer. 2. Click on GitHub icon to start at the first time. 3. Choose a theme. 4. Click on 'Pillow Installer'. 5. Hijack desired app by clicking on an app icon.

OpenPlex App Installs And Manages PlexConnect on Mac OS X

Update: OpenPlex Lite: Easily Get PlexConnect On Apple TV
Plex icon with Apple TV logoOpenPlex automatically installs PlexConnect on your Mac, easily generates certificate files, updates, starts and stops PlexConnect without Mac terminal. OpenPlex is a open source app that will automatically properly install PlexConnect by cloning PlexConnect into ‘…/Applications/PlexConnect‘ on your Mac to enable easily updates, generate any desired certificate file (trailers, wsj, or iMovie), hi-jack desired Apple TV app (trailers, wsj, or iMovie), and update PlexConnect automatically or on demand. Furthermore, OpenPlex is running on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS x 10.11 El Capitan and macOS 10.12 Sierra.

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iStorage 2 HD 2.4: Universal File Manager and FTP App for iPhone and iPad

iStorage iconiStorage 2 HD 2.4 is a universal file manager and FTP app for iPhone and iPad. Since my first review about iStorage 2 HD on June 24, 2012, iStorage 2 HD was much improved and got a universal app. The last update 2.4.1 was released 8 months ago on September 3, 2013. Therefore, I was interested if iStorage 2 HD still fits my requirements on iOS 7.