After introducing the Butterfly keyboard in 2015, Apple persisted with it for 4 years until mounting customer complaints forced them to abandon it in favour of a more traditional Scissor Switch design. The Butterfly switch is more prone to getting small particles such as crumbs lodged underneath, which due to its very shallow design stops it from working. Rest assured … [Read more...] about Which MacBooks have the Butterfly Keyboard?
If you have an older iMac sitting around then you may have wondered if it can be used as an external display. There used to be a feature on iMacs called "Target Display Mode", and while it unfortunately doesn't exist on newer iMacs, some models made in 2014 or prior do have it. This effectively lets the iMac act as a monitor for another computer. While it is possible to use … [Read more...] about How to use an iMac as an external monitor for a MacBook
As computers have become more compact and powerful simultaneously, dissipating all the heat generated by the processor and graphics chipset is a major challenge. Desktops generally have enough room for robust cooling systems which can stop the computer getting too hot under almost any conditions. Phones and tablets are so low powered that not much heat can be generated anyway. … [Read more...] about How to stop your MacBook overheating: The Ultimate Guide
If you have owned a Mac for a length of time you would have likely come across the "volume lock" issue, where the volume will "lock", coming up with a cross symbol when you try and change it up or down. Fortunately this is pretty easy to resolve, however if it happens frequently there may be an underlying issue. One way to fix the volume lock issue is to plug a set of … [Read more...] about How to fix the volume lock issue on your Mac