On Apple computers, in the Applications folder, in Utilities, you will find the Activity Monitor software. This is a very useful tool for identifying if the computer is overworking on certain tasks. The CPU Usage feature found in Activity Monitor under the Window menu is supposed to display a CPU Usage gauge like the one… Continue reading Apple Mac Activity Monitor CPU Usage Display Gauge Not Showing — Big Sur macOS 11
UPDATE – 12 Nov 2020 – MacOS 11.0.1 Big Sur Apple macOS 11.0.1 Big Sur is now available, but your computer may not yet be aware of the update. Follow these steps to make sure you get this update and future updates when they are announced. Size and Speed — The Big Sur update is… Continue reading How to Force Your Apple Mac Computer to Check for macOS 11 Big Sur and Other Updates
The Apple Mail program can cause several problems as the result of high CPU use such as overheating. This document offers some suggestions for resolving these issues. Tools for Monitoring It’s generally a good idea to use the Activity Monitor to track what programs seem to be excessive in their CPU utilization. The Activity Monitor… Continue reading Fix Apple MacOS Mail Program High CPU Utilization, Overheating, Loud Fan Noise, and Throttling
Problem Description I recently began receiving reports of a security alert on Apple computers that states: “HPDeviceMonitoring.framework” will damage your computer. This file was downloaded on an unknown date.  Report malware to Apple to protect other users In some instances, “HP Utility” will be in quotes in the alert message. There is a check-box… Continue reading Apple Security Alert: “HP Utility” or “HPDeviceMonitoring.framework” will damage your computer [SOLVED]
Update: 4 Dec 2020 This article was originally posted on 11 Apr 2020. As of 4 Dec 2020, the challenge of finding saved recordings has mostly been solved. In the latest version of the Voice Memos software, you can now right click (or control left click) on a recording, then from the Services menu option… Continue reading Where are Voice Memos Stored on an Apple Mac Computer with MacOS Catalina? [SOLVED]
Introduction The following documentation and instructions are from the Apple website, knowledge-base support document number HT201372. This is the most helpful document available. This introduction has been added to specifically address Catalina. The missing component in the instructions below, and it’s an essential one, is that you need to have the desired OS installer downloaded… Continue reading Creating a MacOS Bootable Installation USB for Catalina, Mojave, or High Sierra
On Apple Mac computers, if you use the Force Quit feature, you may notice some programs show up as running that are not running. You can see they are not running because their icon in the Dock does not have the ‘dot’ below it that would signify the program is running. You may be tempted… Continue reading Apple Mac Force Quit Shows Non-Running Apps
When you follow the instructions provided by Network Solutions for automatic email configuration for Mac computers, the process may only partially work. Follow the instructions below to correct the problem with their automatic process.