How to completely uninstall Android Studio from your Mac?

After downloading and installing Android Studio for Mac but I noticed my Mac started heating too quickly with fan running at full speed and there was also performance issue.

So I decided to completely uninstall Android Studio from Mac, I used following command and I have also documented it below if you want to perform same process for uninstalling Android Studio from your Mac.

Open Terminal.app from Applications > Utilities > Terminal.app and execute following commands

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How to remove ‘Extended Attributes’ e.g. ‘Where from’ property details from Files

Imagine you have downloaded a file from a website or especially Google Drive shared folder and when you select the same file on your local Macintosh HD and use the ‘Command + I’ command on your Mac’s Keyboard what you see is a long list of gibberish URL the file you downloaded from under ‘Where from’ section.

It looks something like this:

Now you want to get rid of this Where from section gibberish from your file or all files inside the folder, You may ask how to do it? The answer simply follows these simple steps.

To remove specific ‘Where from’ attribute from file:

Use the ‘xattr’ command with the ‘-d’ flag and then describing the command to delete specific attributes. Here ‘Where from’.

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User Privacy & Data Protection Standards in new Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac Operating Systems

I was planning for long time but never implemented Google Analytics for my Apple iOS Apps to get real data about my app usage. I thought it was more of work to implement analytics in app with framework using cocoa-pods which will in a way will slowdown my app performance.

But with the news of Apple is vary serious about and already is about privacy and data collection with online ads for Safari Browser on Mac and system wide privacy settings on Apple iOS 14 for iPhone. I am happy that I never implemented third party analytics framework or never added ad network to get revenue out of my apps. My apps are already paid and I don’t want to mess-up user experience with impromptu in-app advertisements.

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How to get OTP / SMS / text messages immediately on your Mac in sync with your iPhone cellular number

Prerequisites:

1. I assume you have added your primary and same Apple ID / iCloud Account on your respective Mac and iPhone.

2. You have enabled iCloud Sync for Messages App on your iPhone and Mac in iCloud Settings.

3. You are using the latest release of macOS operating system, the latest release of iOS operating System and latest release Safari Browser.

Once above prerequisites are met we can proceed further…

Note: You can autofill security codes from your iPhone to Safari on Mac. This is Safari only feature.

To set up Text Message Forwarding on your iPhone follow below steps:

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Here is how to fix error: ‘the operation can’t be completed because an item with the name “Photos Library” already exists.’

This error appears at completing the action of copy or move file/folder to any destination. It explains file with the same name already exists in that destination folder. It may be hidden file even you have deleted it.

I would suggest you follow the below steps to get rid of this error and problem.

Note: First things first, before moving forward backup your Mac with Time Machine

Step 01: Open Finder and go to the destination folder where you are copying files or folder

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Here is how to still receive calls when bedtime and sleep mode (Do Not Disturb) is turned-on on your Apple iPhone and Apple Watch?

I just activated Apple iOS Bedtime feature and Apple Sleep feature for my iPhone and Apple Watch.

But you may noticed one thing once your Sleep time starts iPhone stops ringing for incoming calls.

So here is how to disable silent incoming call feature…

Step 01: Just go to you settings app on your iPhone

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Apple Music Error [Solved] – Some items, including “Song’s Title”, were not copied to the iPhone “John Appleseed’s iPhone 11 Pro” because they could not be found.

After I started syncing my Apple Music to my iPhone via Finder app there was an error that I was getting over and over again.

The error was ‘Some items, including “Song’s Title”, were not copied to the iPhone “John Appleseed’s iPhone 11 Pro” because they could not be found.’

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How to programmatically identify if Apple iOS (iPhone) device has a notch or safe area

Since iPhone X, Apple is releasing various sizes of iPhone with a notch.

So Identifying new iPhones that have a notch or doesn’t is a new problem for every Apple App Store App Developer. e.g. Apple has just released in 2020 with iPhone 12, Pro, Pro Max and Mini that are not similar in screen dimensions of previous generations of iPhone 11.

After reading and surfing the web I found two helpful articles on the web that will guide you to solve this problem one post was on Stack Overflow and another article by @cafielo.

But code shared in above both articles were not compatible with new Apple iOS versions 13 and 14.

So I rewrote those code that may be compatible with Apple iOS 13 and 14 operating system.

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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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