How to import iTunes Music Library into Apple Music after a clean install of macOS Catalina on your new computer while keeping intact play counts and star ratings for respective songs and albums.

After the release of new macOS Catalina or any other Mac operating system I sometimes prefer clean install of the latest operating system on my iMac / MacBook / MacBook Pro or Mac Pro.

I back up all of the current user home folders on external storage or external hard disk or external solid-state drive.

Once the operating system is installed on ‘Macintosh HD’ and admin user account created on Mac now it’s time to start transferring data from the external drive to Mac’s user home folder.

Once you are ready with account already setup then follow these steps to transfer music.

Step 01: Copy your old ‘iTunes’ folder to your user’s Music folder located at e.g. User > Music > iTunes

Step 02: Hold down the ‘Option’ key while opening the Apple ‘Music’ app from the dock or application folder. You will be presented with a dialogue box called ‘Choose Music Library. Now click on button ‘Choose Library’.

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Here is a fix if your Mac is dropping TP-Link Router’s Wi-Fi Network Connection intermittently

I know it happened with me when I purchased new TP-Links’s brand new router. But after setting up the router with my ISP (Internet Service Provider) my Mac / iMac / MacBook / MacBook Pro / MacBook Air / Mac Mini started dropping connection intermittently every 5 minutes or every 2 minutes or so.

After trying everything here is a list of settings that I used to get a stable connection from my router to my Mac.

Step 01: Sign in to your Router’s Admin Page

Step 02: Navigate to Wireless or Advanced > Wireless > Wireless Settings

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Here is a solution to resolve the ‘Invalid Domain’ error when you are trying to add a site to Cloudflare

Cloudflare is a good web service that provides CDN, Caching, HTML – JavaScript – CSS Minifying and also provides security from DDOS attacks at free of cost.

But use this service you have to add your domain to Cloudflare.

Interaction is simple at your dashboard’s top navigation bar there is a prominent button called ‘Add Site’, it transfers you to the next page where you can copy-paste your website’s URL.

If you are getting error like ‘Invalid Domain’ while adding your website to Cloudflare then use this trick to bypass this error.

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Here is how to stop email notification for WordPress Theme and Plugin Update

With WordPress 5.5 release you may have experienced new random daily emails you may have been receiving for every WordPress’s self-hosted theme and plugin updates.

Here is how to stop email notification for theme and plugin update:

Copy below code in your domain theme’s functions.php file… It will look something like this…

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In-depth Review of Matrimony Website by Suyog Ranade Vivaha aka Shree Suyog Vivaha Mandal

Here I have written complete in-depth review and analysis of Suyog Ranade Vivaha or Shree Suyog Vivaha Mandal Matrimony website that I used for 6 to 7 months that was mainly on WhatsApp groups because of bad user experience on website format. I reported the following issues to them but they were not ready or in the right frame of mind to accept it.

So I just unregistered myself from their portal and get out of their WhatsApp groups.

Following are the points that I noticed about their matrimony service:

Point 01: No or Failed Business Model. Matrimony section mainly runs on WhatsApp Groups of 250 people. The group is unmanaged sometimes people post their profiles multiple times some peoples even post a political or comic forwards. Because of all members in open WhatsApp group, there is no contact number security or number privacy. Sometimes admins or business owners posts repeated WhatsApp Messages to asking every user to register and pay a fee to use WhatsApp group or website. Admins even warn users they will remove everyone who never pays matrimony section fee which showcases the main point that there is no thought behind Successful Business Model or Revenue Generation.

Point 02: No Privacy or Security: Because of the open group with visibility of contact numbers to everyone users are prone to scammers and fake profiles or spam calls

Point 03: Suyog Ranade Vivaha had a loss of complete user profile data and even registered accounts data three times while upgrading their website and also transferring the website to their new domain. They had to ask every user individually to reregister for their website again and again. A failed system.

Point 04: Website owners had to change Web Domain as similar web domain was used by its competitor with small name difference. It shows no thought about branding or company structure. Because of this duplicate domain by competitors, Suyog Ranade Vivavha’s Matrimony users were registering wrongly to competitors website thinking competitor that they are original company. This sows loss of identity and company branding. And a loss of revenue.

Point 05: Even you can see in screenshots website structure is broken and faulty with buggy coding and development.

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Here is how to fix if Google Hangout’s camera or microphone not working on Apple Mac’s Safari Browser. This steps will also fix every issue for any website on your mac.

If you are having trouble while using Google Hangout or any other website that requires microphone and camera access. Then you can use the following steps to enable microphone and camera access to your respective website.

 
For example purposes we choose Google Hangout Website:

 
Step 01: On Apple Safari Browser, First sign in to your Google Hangout using this link – https://hangouts.google.com

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How to Repair Permissions for your Mac’s User Home Folder

I will explain how to repair your Mac / Macintosh’s Home Folder Permissions, It will fix any annoying repeated Finder, iTunes / Music or any application issues you are having on your Mac.

 
Follow these steps to reset permissions:

 
Step 01: Turn on or restart your Mac and immediately press and hold ‘Command (⌘) R’ to start up from macOS Recovery.

 
Step 02: Enter the firmware password or administrator password if prompted of your Mac.

 
Step 03: When you see the macOS Utilities window, choose Utilities > Terminal from the menu bar.

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How conditional code for and identify device between iOS (iPhone), iPadOS (iPad) & macOS Catalyst (Apple Macintosh)

If you are developing macOS catalyst app then you may be wondering how to conditionally write code specifically for iOS and iPad OS or macOS 10.15 catalyst app.

 
Here is how to do it.

 
Use below code to declare code specifically written and that will compile only for iOS and iPadOS.

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Here is how to set UINavigation Bar Large Title Text Colour (Foreground Colour) in iOS 11, 12, 13 and above

Here is how to set UINavigation Bar Large Title Text Colour (Foreground Colour) in iOS 11, 12, 13 and above,

 
Declare Navigation Bar Title Text & Large Title Settings like this in your View Controller’s ViewDidLoad() Method:

 

self.navigationItem.title = "Home"
self.navigationController?.navigationBar.prefersLargeTitles = true
self.navigationController?.navigationItem.largeTitleDisplayMode = .automatic

 
Now write below line inside ViewDidLoad() to get Large Title Foreground colour as White Colour like this:

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Choosing between Cloud Storage And Having Multiple Computers i.e. one at home, second at the office and another for being on the move / Tablet or Mobile.

So for the last two-three days, I started preparing for User Experience (UX) Professional Certification from a reputed institute.

 
So I have books from them for the course that I attended, then I have notes collected through websites like nngroup.com & usability.gov that I want to chunk information in short notes & collect them for future reference.

 
So the problem is every material that I collected is in physical paper form, or in digital format on my desktop computer but when I am on the move travelling from office to home or to some other place those notes are always unavailable to me.

 
So what is the solution to this problem?

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