urn:uuid:7b796b15-6936-5006-b87a-865ae9f92861 Topic: MacOS – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2021 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/favicon/favicon.svg 2021-05-25T12:54:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:5d3ddbad-63cd-4b48-9b9c-1e64cd21d5c6 2021-05-25T12:54:00Z 2021-05-25T12:54:00Z How I fixed the intermittent Wi-Fi dropouts on my MacBook The Wi-Fi on my MacBook Pro has intermittently stopped working. (Likely a Broadcom driver issue). Here’s how I turned a simple workaround into a more permanent fix. <p>The Wi-Fi on my MacBook Pro (a late-2013, 39 cm model, MacBookPro11,2) randomly stops working. It doesn’t lose the connection, and Wi-Fi Diagnostics can’t find anything wrong. The networking just stops working. Here's how I found out what was wrong, how you can find out if you’re having the same problem, and how I found a fix.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/macbook-wifi-dropouts.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:5461c49c-b0e5-416c-bdf4-e2d01806998e 2021-02-03T16:23:00Z 2021-02-03T16:23:00Z The missing gigabytes of disk space on my Mac My Mac was missing roughly 130 GB of internal disk space. I suspected APFS/Time Machine snapshots, but find it hiding in the leftovers from the Mac App Store. <p>My MacBook only has 250 GB of storage, but 130 GB of storage space went missing for over a year. So where did the storage space go? and how is it all Apple’s fault?</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/darwin-user-cache-gigabytes.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:eda83ea5-f3b0-470d-a724-b5a76905e849 2021-01-22T15:50:00Z 2021-02-10T15:58:00Z How to disable Adobe Cloud Sync on MacOS Adobe doesn’t give you an off-switch for its cloud storage service. However, you can still turn it off and prevent it from running in the background. <p>Adobe Creative Cloud <em>really</em> wants you to use its cloud storage service. Adobe doesn’t give you a way to turn it off. Here’s how to retake control and turn off Adobes Cloud Sync anyway.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/how-to-disable-adobe-cc-cloud-sync.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:09d1f9aa-cd2a-405d-aa22-773b13807b0c 2020-11-16T17:33:00Z 2020-12-02T11:45:00Z My MacBook Pro needed a battery replacement The battery on my seven-year-old MacBook Pro 15″ had begun to swell and replacing it myself was way cheaper than via an authorized dealer. <p>The battery on my seven-year-old MacBook Pro Retina from late 2013 (a.k.a. MacBookPro11,2) had begun to swell. This is caused by a chemical reaction that happens near the end of life for lithium-ion batteries. It’s no longer safe to use it in this state as the swelling battery can damage sensitive components, and it is more at risk of being punctured and burst into a high-intensity fire.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/macbook-late2013-battery-replacement.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:83670c99-0947-41f4-8b77-3ab718865ce2 2020-07-24T19:06:00Z 2020-07-24T19:06:00Z RunCat and the battery-impact of processor indicators RunCat is a desktop pet that lives in your Mac’s top bar. It runs faster when your Mac is busy but it can also prevent it from entering energy-saving modes. <p>RunCat is a cute cat-themed desktop pet for MacOS that lives in your top bar. The cat plays a constant running animation where the cat’s running speed represents how hard your Mac’s processor is working. It can be a useful heads-up if a background app or a web browser tab is consuming lots of system resources. However, the cat can itself be a problem for your battery life.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/macos-runcat.html">Read more …</a></p>