How to Restore Firefox Windows or Tabs after Closing and Accidentally Reopening Firefox

Did you accidentally reset your Firefox browser and so, you think, lost the opportunity, after closing and reopening Firefox, to recover tabs or windows or pages you had open in Firefox before you closed it? This most often happens when you close Firefox, planning to reopen it and restore tabs and windows, but before you get a chance to do that you click on a link in an email or text message, and suddenly Firefox reopens to that link.

How to Recover and Restore iTunes Music Purchases

We’ve written previously about how you can redownload your iTunes purchases, which is great if you don’t have that music on your current computer, smartphone, or other device. But what about if your purchased music files are on your computer drive or smartphone but have been damaged or otherwise corrupted? For example, a song always abruptly stops midway through playing, and iTunes won’t let you redownload the file? Here’s what to do.

How to Avoid the Disabled Time Out When Trying to Remember Your Passcode on Your iTouch, iPhone or iPad

If you have ever suffered a forgotten passcode on your iPod iTouch, iPad, or iPhone, then you know how frustrating it can be when you are sure you could remember it if only you had enough tries, but your iPhone (or iPad or iTouch) has other ideas. “Forgot passcode? Bzzt..too many tries,” and then you get the dreaded “iPod iTouch is disabled try again in 1 minute” or “iPad is disabled try again in 5 minutes” or “iPhone is disabled try again in 15 minutes.” The “try again” timeout intervals increase with each wrong guess (the first 5 guesses are ‘free’, then each additional wrong guess imposes another time out penalty). Well, here is how to end run those disabled timeouts, so that you don’t have to wait, and can keep on guessing as many times as you need to until you finally remember that forgotten passcode.

Mac Logic Board Replacement WILL Lead to Issues with Time Machine and iTunes

Here at TIP we are a broadly Mac shop, and we do love our Apple computers. But that doesn’t mean that they never fail, and recently we learned the hard way that there are some known issues with certain repairs – Mac gotchas, if you will – that will get you every time. Such is the case with having your logic board replaced, which will cause problems for you with Time Machine and iTunes, because it changes your computer’s MAC address, on which Time Machine and iTunes rely to authenticate your computer. The biggest issue we see is that Apple knows about this, and doesn’t warn the customer before swapping out the logic board. A simple warning from Apple before replacing a logic board could save Apple customers hours – days even – of stress, heartache, and futile searching and effort; but Apple doesn’t give their customers that warning. So, we are giving you that warning – here’s our word to the wise.