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?
What to do when your MacBook has 100GB+ used by “System”
In modern versions of macOS Apple includes a bar chart inside the "About this Mac" menu which shows you how much space is used on your Mac's drive. It even shows which categories of data are using the space, such as Apps, Music, Documents... And "System". Unfortunately the System category is very broad and can include many different types of data, leading many Mac users to … [Read more...] about What to do when your MacBook has 100GB+ used by “System”
How to type French accents on a MacBook
In the days before computers, typing French accents may have required the user to purchase a typewriter with the AZERTY layout rather than the QWERTY layout used throughtout the English speaking world. And if you'd like to use a keyboard the same way they do in France (to this day), an AZERTY keyboard cover can be purchased for your MacBook and the layout changed to … [Read more...] about How to type French accents on a MacBook
How to fix the volume lock issue on your Mac
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