Mac Users – Quit approving accessories

Every new operating system introduces its own set of challenges, and MacOS is no exception. With each upgrade or update, MacOS users often encounter new hurdles.

One common issue for those using MacOS Sonoma is the need to approve new external devices each time they’re connected. This could include external drives, USB thumb drives, cameras, microphones, or adapters. Typically, a pop-up window appears to approve the device’s use.

However, there are times when this pop-up quickly vanishes before you can approve the device, leaving you unable to use your attached hardware. Or perhaps you’re simply tired of seeing this pop-up every time.

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What version of Windows should I use?

Throughout its history, Microsoft has unveiled various Windows versions, starting from Windows 3.1 up to the current at Windows 11. The common question is: Should I upgrade to the latest version?

As a suggestion when you do decide to upgrade to a new OS. When a new version of Windows is released, I would recommend to delay your upgrade for a few months after a new release. This gives early adopters the chance to identify and rectify potential issues. Companies like Microsoft and Apple can do extensive testing prior to release, but they can’t account for all the various hardware and software that us users have on our computers. So in a way, those first couple months are a kind of final testing.

My theory on upgrading is that you should consider updating to every alternate version of Windows. Throughout their versions they will have a good solid release, followed by one that needed work, and then another solid release. And my theory seems to hold up when you look back at the previous versions.

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Where are my “Power Options in Windows?”

For most laptop users, the term ‘Power Options’ within Windows might ring a bell. But did you know that even desktops, and in some cases servers, have these power settings?

Power options are pivotal for efficient energy management and performance. Depending on your device and usage, different settings might be more suitable. In this article, we’ll delve into these power options, why they might go missing, and how to retrieve them.

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Protect your Data (iPad)

secured ipadNow that technology is allowing us to be everywhere and have access to anything one should keep in mind that you need to protect your data.  You hear stories about the government official that dropped a large envelope of highly classified material or that executive that forgot their phone and had all their contacts stolen.  Your device is no different.  In fact, it’s probably accessing a lot more of your personal information or your work that you want to keep out of the hands of others.  Here are some tips for securing your device and your data. Read more

“Bricked” your iDevice?

Abrickfter the recent round of iOS updates I thought I would post about “bricked” iDevices and what you can do to fix it yourself. First off, the term “bricked”, what is that? The term refers to when your device no longer functions in any capacity.  Because of the usual rectangular shape of the electronics, and because at present time doesn’t do anything has thus become as useful as a brick. Read more

Reebee – Delivering Flyers to Your Mobile Device

rebeeGone are the days where you would get tons of flyers in your mailbox, or rolled up bundles being thrown at your doorstep.  Unless it’s Christmas you probably won’t be seeing flyers all that often any more, especially with everyone trying to save a tree.

But lets be honest. We did still like to see what sales were coming our way and help us save a few dollars. Well, there’s an app for that and ReeBee is it. Read more