Fix Mail crashing after upgrading to Yosemite

Fix Mail crashing after upgrading to Yosemite

After upgrading to OS X Yosemite, you might find Apple’s Mail application may crash or hang when you open it, preventing you from accessing any new messages. This can be exceptionally frustrating to manage, especially when it persists after restarting your system. If mail is constantly quitting after upgrading, and especially if it quits immediately … Read more

Fix ‘Folder Actions Dispatcher’ using high CPU in Yosemite

After upgrading to OS X Yosemite, you might find your system running rather slowly, even when there are no obvious reasons for it, such as a program you have open that is performing some computationally intensive task. Upon investigating this, you might resort to opening Apple’s Activity Monitor program to see what is running in … Read more

Prevent the WindowServer process from dragging Yosemite down

One potential issue in OS X Yosemite that you might run into is a problem with the WindowServer, where at times this background process can use a large amount of your Mac’s CPU. This may result in not only choppy performance, but also excessive energy usage and heat generation, and therefore greatly reduce the battery … Read more

Handoff in Yosemite limited to BlueTooth 4.0 LE enabled Macs

One feature that Apple has touted in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite is “Handoff,” where you can begin work on one Apple device, and then continue that work seamlessly on another. For instance, you will be able to compose an e-mail or Pages document on your Mac, then grab your iPhone, tap the Handoff … Read more

FileVault bug makes Yosemite pause or hang at login

After having upgraded to OS X Yosemite, a number of people have found their Macs now take a relatively long time to log in. While powering on the system will reveal the login screen almost immediately, after supplying an account password the system will show a progress bar and hang for up to a couple … Read more

Yosemite introduces per-line scrolling in the Terminal

If you regularly use the Terminal in OS X, then you may be happy to know one feature that will likely make it into the final release of OS X Yosemite is the ability to scroll through multiple lines of text in the Terminal. In OS X Mavericks and earlier, standard output from the Terminal … Read more

Why Can’t I Airdrop to My MacBook?

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AirDrop is a useful feature for Macbook users, allowing us to share files between all of our Apple devices – primarily Mac, iPad and iPhone. But, occasionally, it can stop working properly. Let’s look at the most common reasons why AirDrop might not be working on your MacBook, and then more importantly, how to fix … Read more

Fix your Mac’s network name getting (2) appended to it

When you enable services like screen sharing, file sharing, or printer sharing, OS X will broadcast your Mac’s name on the local network so it can be discovered and made available to other systems. However, when you do so you may run into an issue where a number is appended to your Mac’s name. For … Read more

Fix double login prompts on your Mac

When booting your Mac you should only need to supply your username and password once in order to log in. However, there may be times upon cold-booting your Mac where you enter your password at the login prompt, but after the system shows a gray boot screen as expected, it displays your login window again. … Read more

How to prepare your Mac for OS X 10.11 ‘El Capitan’

Apple’s OS X El Capitan is slated for release in fall, and with this season right around the corner, the OS will soon be available for those who wish to install it. While it is largely similar to OS X Yosemite, El Capitan does include a number of improvements that should enhance both your workflow … Read more