Category Archives: Apple Software

Vivaldi 5.4 browser suddenly stops working on macOS 10.12

While I do most of my daily web work using Brave, I keep Vivaldi on hand if I want to perform web searches using Swisscows. Due to an apparent privacy and security restriction, I have not been able to access the Swisscows search engine when I am using Brave as my browser. This morning I did a quick web page lookup using Vivaldi. An hour or so later, I tried to run Vivaldi again from the Applications folder. Only this time, I encountered the familiar but disturbing overlay image on the app icon that indicated that my vintage (10.12) but still usable version of the macOS was not compatible. What to do?

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Deleting iOS files on a Mac

iOS 15 fail

Recently, I was unable to complete an iOS 15 update to my iPhone, so I used the following tip to locate and delete the download file that took up over 5 gb of disk space.

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Using the Finder to rename multiple files

Files needing to be renamed at the same time

I used the following steps to instantly rename over a dozen files that I had scanned on my Mac. Give it a try!

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Your Ethernet port may still be ok even if wired Internet fails

Ethernet cable plugged into MacBook Pro

Encountered a potentially troubling situation recently when I wasn’t able to obtain a wired Ethernet connection from my MacBook Pro, while wifi worked fine. For security and stability reasons, I rely on my wired Internet connection. Fearing a major repair bill, I found the simple fix after failing to get the desired result from following standard troubleshooting techniques suggested on blog posts.

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