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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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:


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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Here is how to set a background color in UIimage using Swift Programming Language while developing app for iOS in Xcode. With addition to this here is list of UIColor predefined / preset component values in Xcode that you can use using dot operator

I will explain below how to set background color to UIimage while developing app for iOS.


Assumptions: I assume that you have already created Xcode project for iOS app development & you are using storyboards for developing the same. Also you have dragged UIimage View to your current ViewController.

Step 01: Now connect your UIimage View to your ViewController.swift file with code something like this


@IBOutlet weak var selectImage: UIImageView!

Step 02: Now in your desired function set your UIimage’s background color with following code using dot operator


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How to add / insert comma to numerical values for more than three digits in Apple (iWork) Numbers for every thousands separator on Macintosh (OSX)

While working in Apple Numbers calculating your expenses, expenditures & revenue you may think whether it can be more helpful to have separator after every thousands, millions & billions for American, UK, Europe based calculations in Dollars ($) & Pounds (£) or euro (€) or in Indian rupees (₹) for every thousand, lac & crore.

In simple words your & mine common problem is unreadable & unrecognisable number like: 1000000

So you want it display for USD something Like this: 1,000,000

OR for Indian subcontinent you may want it to display numbers in 10,00,000 with logical separators

Here is the solution:


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How to disable or remove close, minimise, resize button from Mac OSX App’s title bar while developing the same app in Xcode

While developing OSX App in Xcode you may want your Apps Window Controller should be without either close, minimise & resize button or all, Here is how to do it easily within Xcode.


Assumption: I assume you are using Storyboards while developing app in Xcode.

Step 01: Select Storyboard in left panel ‘Project Navigator’,


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How to fix iTunes store operation failed, App Sandbox not enabled error that you get while validating and uploading Mac OSX app to iTunes Connect via Xcode

After you are done with coding Mac OSX App you may want to upload the same to iTunes Connect to distribute it through Mac AppStore.


While validating your app archive before uploading it to iTunes Store you will get following error something like this stating: Archive validation failed due to the issue listed below. iTunes Store operation failed. App Sandbox not enabled. The following executable must include the “” entitlement with a Boolean value of true in the entitlement property list.

iTunes store operation failed app sandbox not enabled


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I have enabled Family Sharing for iTunes, iBooks but content is not downloading automatically or I don’t know how to download family purchases. Here is the answer how to fix this.

As discussed in earlier blog post you may have already activated Family Sharing for your account you may be the Family Organiser or Family member of your family sharing group. But you may be wondering why content is not automatically start downloading from iTunes once you are part of the family sharing or am I doing something wrong.

Actually here is a tweak what may you have to do before you are ready to download the content.

I assume you are on your Mac with latest OSX Operating System installed.


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Here is how to enable Family Sharing for Apple ID that you are using to buy Apps from AppStore, eBooks from iBooks Store, Songs from iTunes Store using your own iOS devices like iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or even Macintosh OSX just to share your purchases within your family members and save money.

One of the best feature of owning the Mac or any iOS device with Apple ID is that you can setup your family sharing with your account so that family head can share his credit / debit card purchases within his family members.

Apple allow to setup family sharing up to six members.

Family head with adult age can approve or buy app, songs, ebooks for his family member so that no duplicate purchase would be made of same digital content which leads to financial savings.


Here is what Apple say about it’s Family Sharing feature: Family Sharing makes it easy for up to six people in your family to share each other’s iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases without sharing accounts. Pay for family purchases with the same credit card and approve kids’ spending right from a parent’s device. And share photos, a family calendar, and more to help keep everyone connected.

Here is in detail how to setup ‘Family Sharing’:


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