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 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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How to fix if ‘My Photo Stream’ is not working on your Macintosh / OSX including on your iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacMini, Mac Pro Computers

Here is the solution if your ‘My Photo Stream’ iCloud Apple Photos App feature is not working correctly.

 
Assumption:

  1. You have sign in your iCloud Account on Your Mac
  2. My Photo Stream is selected & Active inside your System Preferences > iCloud > Photos App Settings

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Why you should turn off My Photo Stream on all of your Apple iCloud Enabled Devices including MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

I have just turned off Apple iCloud’s Photos App related feature called ‘My Photo Stream’.

 
Apple iCloud Photos Settings on Macintosh OSX Desktop & Laptop

 

 
Apple iCloud Photos Settings on iOS, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

 

 
My Photo Stream suppose to help every Apple user with multiple Mobile / Handheld devices like iPhone / iPad & iPod touch to collects all photos taken from camera & collects under one folder called ‘My Photo Stream’ in the cloud on Apple Servers.

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Colour Behaviour Study of Japan / True Black on Real Life Physical Paper & on Computer Displays or Screens

I am hereby documenting few of my thoughts about black colour behaviour on Physical Paper & on Computer Display or on Screen.

 
I was from BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) – Applied Art background so we had subjects like Illustration, Calligraphy, Typography, Print Media Design, Logo & Symbol Design, Branding & Identity Design.

 
We use to design our assignments using Japan Black ink which is vary dark in contrast & which creates high contrast reach feeling of black colour tone on white paper.

 
So when we print our designs done in Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw we use to fill the design with (CMYK) Cyan: 100%, Magenta: 100%, Yellow: 100%, K(Black): 100% than using only K: 100%. This CMYK values use to create high contrast Japan Black ink fill on White Paper.

 

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How to secure macOS – OSX & iOS Wi-Fi Network with recommended settings for Wi-Fi routers and access points

I will list down steps to secure your macOS & iOS Wi-Fi Network.

 

Step 01: First things first, Update you Macintosh, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch & even AirPort Express, Airport Extreme base stations for latest software using Mac App Store.

 

Step 02: Choose Unique & Safe SSID (Service Set Identifier) Wi-Fi network name

 
Wi-Fi network name is case sensitive. Choose a unique name for your network and that isn’t shared by other nearby networks. If your SSID isn’t unique, Wi-Fi devices will have trouble identifying your network. This could cause network device to fail to automatically connect to your network, or to connect to other networks sharing the same SSID.

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Creating single PDF by combining multiple image, pdf, png, jpg, jpeg files & documents using Preview on Mac OS X

Preview Macintosh OS X Application Image Editing Batch Processing

Here is simple solution to create single PDF by combining multiple files from various files types.

 

Assumption: I Assume you have 10 png files that you want to combine in to single PDF file.

 
Note: It really doesn’t matter if those 10 files have different height & width dimensions.

 
Here is how to do this:

 
Step 01: Locate & Open Preview in Applications folder on your Macintosh

 
Step 02: Select Preview now go to File > Open

 
Step 03: Select & Open all desired files in Preview

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