I noticed a few days ago that both Siri and keyboard dictation stopped working for me. However, they both would still work in my car (over bluetooth). This initially led me to believe that maybe my iPhone 6+’s microphone was starting to fail. I launched Voice Memos, and recorded a new memo, and that worked fine. Plus, […]Read more "Did Siri or dictation stop working for you on your iOS device? Try this."
Greetings, primal human. I have been sent from the future to warn you of things to come, yet bring glad tidings and reassurances that things will get better. If the 2015 MacBook could talk, it would probably say those exact words. This machine is from the future. The not-so-distant future, mind you, but the future […]Read more "The heir of the Air: A review of the 2015 MacBook"
I recently got a new Apple Airport Extreme wireless router. It performs great, but for some reason my (1st generation) Nest thermostat starting having trouble staying connected to my network. If you google ‘Nest connection problem’, you get a rabbit-hole of forums and complaints that include various hacky anecdotal fixes. Well let me add one […]Read more "Nest having problems staying connected to your Apple Airport Extreme? Try this."
Achtung! Warning! Caveat emptor! This isn’t a bug, so much as an ill-advised feature. I’m sure kids will have fun with it, but if you are even somewhat of a responsible adult, this ‘feature’ may get you in trouble. I personally think its fun, but there is a legitimate gripe to be made in terms of exposing thoughts […]Read more "The only legitimate iOS 8 privacy concern: iMessage group naming"
Here are some things that bug me about iOS 8: Spotlight crashes. Ever drag the screen down so you can start searching for an app, or an email, etc.? iOS Spotlight is a tremendously useful feature. If you have pages and pages of apps, you can’t live without it. But often, you are forced to, […]Read more "Annoying iOS 8 bugs"
Ever since I upgraded from the Yosemite Beta to the final release, certain things have not been working. In particular, I could not browse to any network printers, NAS devices, or even see my Aiport Extreme from the Airport Utility. My wifi and internet were working, just nothing on my local network. I knew something […]Read more "OS X 10.10 Yosemite DNS and Bonjour not working? Here is a fix!"
From the terminal: sudo nvram SystemAudioVolume=%80 To get the chime back: sudo nvram -d SystemAudioVolume If you can’t get OS X to boot properly, and are stuck in reboot hell, get to the terminal via Single User mode. Hold command+S after you hear the chime, or see the grey screen appear after starting your mac. […]Read more "Obnoxious boot chime in OS X? SILENCE IT!"