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MacOS freezing: one fix for ‘kernel_task’ high CPU usage

A fix for high “kernel_task” CPU usage that freezes MacOS laptops

A fix for high “kernel_task” CPU usage that freezes MacOS laptops

The Problem A MacOS process called “kernel_task” uses an insanely high amount of your CPU and your system freezes up. This happens apparently at random. What Worked For Me I found a ‘fix’ that reliably […]

Jun, 25
What to do when you forgot your iOS Restrictions passcode

What to do when you forgot your iOS Restrictions passcode

The problem It’s a bloody nightmare. You set a Restrictions password but you can’t remember it. Not to worry. If it’s only a few numerical digits, it *can* be cracked successfully. I’ve tried it and […]

Mar, 27
The Customer Service Number DPD Doesn’t Want You To Know

The Customer Service Number DPD Doesn’t Want You To Know

To speak to a human at DPD, call: 0121 275 0501‬ ✓ Last checked: 1 August 2019 ∗∗∗ Making contact with a human at DPD regarding parcel collections is not an easy task. Number listed […]

Mar, 16
How to Fix a Broken Home Screen Apps Layout on iOS Restore

How to Fix a Broken Home Screen Apps Layout on iOS Restore

The problem It’s a nightmare. You restore your iPhone from an iTunes backup, only to find that all of your apps are all over the place. In other words, your ‘Home Screen layout’ has not […]

Mar, 07
Solution for Time Machine ‘error while restoring from the backup’

Solution for Time Machine ‘error while restoring from the backup’

Last updated: 14 March 2019 I had a nightmare restoring from a Time Capsule backup. Eventually I found a little-documented solution. In Brief – I was unable to restore from a Time Machine backup. Error: […]

Feb, 26

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