Here is how to calibrate & maximise your Mac, Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch battery life & performance

Introduction:

 
What is Battery life?

 
Battery life is the amount of time your device runs before it needs to be recharged.

 
What is Battery lifespan?

 
Battery lifespan is the amount of time your battery lasts until it needs to be replaced.

 

General Performance Tips & Solutions

 

  • Update your Apple device to the latest software updates & operating system:
  • Apple software updates often include advanced energy-saving technologies, so always make sure your device is running with the latest version of iOS, OS X, or watchOS.

     

  • Avoid extreme ambient temperatures: Your device is designed to perform well in a wide range of ambient temperatures, with 62° to 72° F (16° to 22° C) as the ideal comfort zone. Avoid exposing your device to ambient temperatures higher than 95° F (35° C), which can permanently damage battery capacity.
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    Apple Device iPhone iPad iPod touch Temprature Comfort Zone

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Apple Safari running slow, unable / can’t open pages here is how to fix this

If you are on your favourite Macintosh Computer using latest OSX Operating System 10.10 or 10.11 or greater & you are getting the feeling you Apple Safari web browser running slow or hanging for that matter from time to time.

 
Here are few steps that you can follow to fix your slow Safari Web browser.

 

First thing first: Close Safari & see it is not running in background

 

Step 01:

 
Check you have adequate free disk space on your ‘Macintosh HD’, Delete un necessary & not required data from your user folder & free up some disk space.

 
Macintosh HD Disk Utility Applications Maintainance

 

Step 02:

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How to change or upgrade time machine backup hard disk without loosing your old backups, In simple words how to transfer Apple Macintosh OSX Time Machine backups from a current backup drive to a new high storage capacity backup drive

Here is how to transfer backups from a current backup drive to a new high capacity backup drive

 
i.e. Here by learn how to transfer your existing Time Machine backups to a new drive in five simple steps.

 

Step 01: First check the format of your new backup drive

  1. Connect your new backup drive to your Mac.
  2. Open Disk Utility (located in the Utilities folder).
  3. In Disk Utility, select the new drive’s icon to make sure it has a GUID partition and is formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Reformat it with option Mac OSX Extended (Journaled) with a GUID partition. At this stage you can format your new backup drive with Mac OSX Extended (Journaled, Encrypted) to password protect your backup drive & there by safe guard your data. Remember & write down what encryption password you set this time for your drive.

 

Step 02: Set permissions on your new backup drive

  1. Open a new Finder window > in sidebar of your Finder window > click the icon of the new backup drive.
  2. Choose Get Info from the File menu.
  3. Make sure “Ignore ownership on this volume” at the bottom of the “Sharing & Permissions” section of the Get Info window is deselected (unchecked).

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What is Trust this Computer functionality means & what if you accidentally tapped on Don’t Trust this Computer & you want to reset it

What is trust settings means to your iOS & OSX device

 
Background: When you connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a computer first time an alert asks whether you want to trust this computer or not.

 
Relationships of Trusted Devices:

  1. Trusted computers can sync with your iOS device, create backups, and access your device’s photos, videos, contacts, and other content.
  2. These computers remain trusted until you change device privacy settings or erase your iOS device.
  3. If you choose not to trust a computer, you block its access to content on your device. You’ll see the trust alert every time that you connect your iOS device to that computer.

 
ios9-trust-this-computer-alert-message

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How to open an Apple Mac OSX app from an unidentified developer using Finder App or using ‘Open anyway’ functionality in your System Preferences’ Security & Privacy Settings

If you are like mine using safe Macintosh’s OSX default settings to allow system to run & open app only from Third Party Identified OSX App Developers.

 
You may face problem something like this your Mac’s Security & Privacy preferences will not allow you to open app from Unidentified OSX App Developer.

 
If you navigate to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General tab you will see something like this:

 
System-Preferances-Security-and-Privacy-open-anyway

 
So how you will open that particular app that has been blocked by Security & Privacy Settings

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How to fix Apple MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch battery issue where battery status shows charging for long time & it never completes to 100% Charged

From time to time with long use of your Apple devices you may face issue like you may be charging your Apple MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch for long time but battery charging never completes and display battery 100% Charged and it keep charging indefinitely.

 
So how to fix this?

 
Solution is simple…!!!

 
Assumption: I assume that you are using your Apple device without power cord attached & you have already backup your device using Time Machine for Macintosh & iTunes for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Apple iOS deleted apps reappear, keeps coming back or keeps reinstalling even if you have deleted them previously from your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Here is how to fix this.

It seems Apple iTunes App Store having problem for users with iOS devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

 
Symptoms: User deletes purchased or free app from their own iPhone, iPad or iPod touch but after few minutes same apps reinstalls / reappear on home screen.

 
Assumption: I assume your iOS device is connected to the internet.

 
First things first: Backup your iOS device using iTunes on your Macintosh.

 

Solution 01: This solution will work 100% of the time.

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Complete guide for maintaining, optimising WordPress websites for optimum performance, maximum speed for loading webpages, maximum security for preventing website hacking & highjacking by intruders

Introduction

 
I have been using WordPress for almost more than 5 years now.

 
I will explain in below post step by step procedure to harden, secure & optimise WordPress for best performance & security.

 
So First thing first,

 

Introduction to WordPress

 
What is WordPress: WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. WordPress was used by more than 23.3% of the top 10 million websites as of January 2015. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web at more than 60 million websites.

 
As we know of today WordPress is offered in two different formats, One is managed & hosted by team at WordPress.com & second as self hosted by user using downloadable installable package available at WordPress.org.

 

Difference between WordPress.com & WordPress.org

 
Following things really differentiate WordPress.com and WordPress.org from each other

 
1st Difference
WordPress.com: User provides the content & website is managed by team at WordPress.com
WordPress.org: Content provided by User & Managed by User itself

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How to Leverage browser caching to improve webpage load time performance & speed

Introduction

 
To enable browser caching you need to set expiry dates on certain types of files.

 
Find your .htaccess file in the root of your domain. You can edit the htaccess file with notepad or any text editor.

 
In this file we will set our caching parameters to tell the browser what types of files to cache over period of time so that page loading time improves by avoiding or keeping certain files & using browser cache from history.

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How to unsubscribe & stop receiving new blog post or any updates notifications from LinkedIn connections

With latest updates to LinkedIn Professional Network website they have added feature to allow user to write article or blog post to help them to give chance & platform to write their views / idea on industry they are in.

 
But by default LinkedIn subscribes you to notifications for new blog post that your connections will publish in future. So it really make mess to see multiple notification for your connection that has published post on LinkedIn.

 
So here is how to unsubscribe from notifications about new blog posts that they have published.

 
Step 01: I assume you are already sign in to LinkedIn.

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