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February 19, 2019

Adjust Sleep Settings On A Mac

There are three main types of sleep modes for Apple desktops and portables. The three modes are Sleep, Hibernation, and Safe Sleep. There are different reasons that you may wish to use the available settings, let’s go through the options below and help you to adjust the sleep settings on a Mac.

Sleep

Sleep mode is used by most Mac desktops, it essentially means that the components in the Mac are put to sleep but the RAM remains active. This enables the Mac to quickly wake from slumber and allow you to keep on working.

Hibernation

The use of hibernation was very popular in the early days of Windows and the feature has been built into the Mac as well. The contents [...]

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October 14, 2018

When You Should And How To Reset Mac PRAM / NVRAM

How To Reset Your PRAM

Often when troubleshooting a Mac we either reset the SMC or we may have to resort to other troubleshooting techniques. We show you when you should and how to reset Mac PRAM.

What is PRAM? What is NVRAM?

PRAM stands for Parameter RAM, and it holds assorted information about your Mac so that it functions to spec according to Apple

NVRAM stands for Non Volatile Random Access Memory, and it serves the same purpose as PRAM in that it stores information on a memory chip pertaining to various features.

In no particular order, here are some things stored in PRAM / NVRAM

Startup disk Disk caches RAM disks Video and display information [...]
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October 14, 2018

When You Should And How To Reset Mac SMC

Having issues with your mac? Odd behaviour or poor battery life. It may be time to reset your System Management Controller (SMC). We Show You When You Should And How To Reset Mac SMC.

If you are experiencing issues with your Mac we show When You Should And How To Reset Mac SMC. If you are struggling with issues such as:

Battery & Power Management – Mac struggling to wake from sleep, poor battery life, random shutdows or even battery refusing to charge. Cooling & Fan Management – Fans running at constant high, poor cooling and strange behavior. Display and lighting issues – Keyboard backlight or display backlight failing or not working correctly. Video [...]
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