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Increase Open File Descriptor Limits – (Fix Too Many Open Files Errors) Mac OS X 10.14

Increase Open File Descriptor Limits – (Fix Too Many Open Files Errors) Mac OS X 10.14

Mac OS X limits the amount of open files (file descriptors) by default to 256. This sometimes causes certain applications, such as Oracle MySQL and certain Java processes, to show errors like “too many open files”. You can check the current maximum open files limit in Terminal by typing the command below.   launchctl limit maxfiles...

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Message blocked (Message rejected) – Gmail

Message blocked (Message rejected) – Gmail

Are you suddenly receiving blocked email messages from your Gmail account to any outgoing email address? It does not matter the email domain you send to or how many recipients you try to send to. Each blocked email message returns the following message from Gmail:   Message blocked Your message to “” has been blocked. See...

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How to ship to multiple addresses on Amazon

How to ship to multiple addresses on Amazon

If you want to send items in your Amazon cart to different shipping addresses, follow these steps.     1. First, add all items you want to ship to different addresses to your Amazon cart.   2. When you are ready, go to your Checkout.     3. For Shipping Address click Change.    ...

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Disable: System Integrity Protection – Mac OS

Disable: System Integrity Protection High Sierra – Mac OS

What is It? System Integrity Protection (SIP) is a built-in security mechanism that helps protect your Mac from unknown processes and applications from modifying or accessing certain directories and files as root. Read more here.   Why Do You Need It? By protecting root files and directories, Mac OS helps ensure integrity and protection of the...

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Fix: “To continue sign in with your Apple ID” keeps popping up (macOS)

Fix: “To continue sign in with your Apple ID” keeps popping up (macOS)

Are you suddenly getting messages to sign in to your Apple ID on your Apple Mac device? If you click “cancel”, the messages persist and you cannot back out of them. Some of the Apple ID sign-in messages may include:   To continue, sign in with your Apple ID   Update Apple ID Settings Some account...

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Fix: macOS Verifying every video file

Fix: macOS Verifying every video file

When you open a video file (MP4, MKV, MPEG, etc.) in macOS, is GateKeeper (macOS Security) attempting to “verify” the file on first open? In some cases, the video file is large and it can take several minutes to verify before it opens in media players like QuickTime or VLC. This prevents you from watching your...

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