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How to disable Apple software updates notifications?

How to disable Apple software updates notifications on Mac and Windows computers?

Software updates are usually released to improve system performance or, in some cases, compatibility. If the software contains errors or bugs, updates usually solve these issues. Despite this, notifications about available updates might become annoying, especially when the longest period you are able to delay them is one day. So, if nothing changes in a day, users receive notifications needlessly. Reminders for different time intervals, say weekly, might be preferable.

 
Svchost Is Causing High Network Usage

How To Fix High Network Usage Caused By Svchost.exe process 

The Task Manager tool is used to monitor the operating system and obtain information about programs and processes running in the background, the CPU, Memory, Network, and other system usage. The Network tab shows network utilization on the current primary network. It indicates bandwidth use on the network. High network utilization (usage) indicates that the network is busy and vice versa. You may have noticed that network usage is high on your system, and is caused by the svchost.exe process.

 
How To Fix BAD_POOL_CALLER Error

How To Fix BAD_POOL_CALLER Blue Screen Of Death Error

As the name implies, a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error displays a blue screen stating that the computer encountered a problem and needs to restart. A simple restart is sometimes enough to continue, but even if you can bypass a BSOD error by in this way, you should not ignore it. A Blue Screen of Death usually occurs when there is a critical error and the system can no longer function properly. This is why the BSOD is also known as a STOP error. Some blue screens can be bypassed by restarting the computer, whilst others result in an endless loop held at the error.

 
How to launch iOS apps and games on Mac?

How to open mobile applications on Mac and Windows computer to access the full screen?

Apple's mobile devices have become faster, more powerful, and with greater functionality. As well as all basic mobile device functions such as calls, text (SMS), email, and internet browsing, there are many other functions. Hardware performance has also increased exponentially - improvements that allow users to play high quality games. The small screen on mobile devices is obviously a restriction when playing games, and thus many people look to use the same games applications on their Mac computers.

 
System And Compressed Memory Causing High CPU Usage

How To Fix High CPU Usage Caused By System And Compressed Memory Process

You may have noticed that CPU usage is high due to the 'System and compressed memory' process that can be found in Task Manager. This process is responsible for RAM (Random Access Memory) management and compression of files and folders. Normally, it should not use extensive CPU resources, however, usage can sometimes rise dramatically - even to 100%. High CPU usage makes your computer slow and prevents you from performing other tasks.

 
Apps Can't Be Opened Using The Built-in Administrator Account

Apps Can't Be Opened Using The Built-in Administrator Account. How To Fix It?

A Built-in Administrator account is available in Windows 10 and other, earlier versions of Windows. This account is used when installing a fresh copy of Windows and is the first account created when the Windows operating system is installed. The Built-in Administrator account should only be used when there is a critical problem (the default user account is corrupted, etc). The administrator account is usually disabled by default.

 
How to fix iTunes 4013 and/or 4014 error?

How to fix iTunes 4013 and/or 4014 error on Mac computers?

One of the easiest ways to refresh an iPhone is to use iTunes to restore it. iTunes also provides an opportunity to upgrade the operating system of your mobile device. This is useful when mobile data is restricted or a Wi-Fi network is much slower than your Ethernet connection. Using iTunes is also a convenient way to manage iPhone or other mobile Apple device media content. Despite these features, some users report on various technical support forums that they encounter confusing error messages stating that iTunes was unable to restore or update the iDevice, since 'An unknown error occurred' with codes 4013 and/or 4014.

 
IPv6 Connectivity: No Internet access

How To Fix "IPv6 Connectivity: No Internet access" Problem 

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the most recent Internet Protocol (IP) version, which is intended to supplement and eventually replace Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4). Despite this, many Internet services still use the older protocol. All devices that use the Internet such as computers or mobile phones require an IP address to communicate with other devices on the network. The number of users of Internet services is growing every day, which is why IPv6 was created (more available IP addresses if IPv4 becomes oversubscribed).

 

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