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Why: iTunes Can't Verify the Identity of the Server “xp.apple.com”

Why: iTunes Can't Verify the Identity of the Server “xp.apple.com”

After updating iTunes, you may receive a message prompt in iTunes about a certificate that is invalid. The message may appear when you initially launch iTunes.   iTunes can’t verify the identity of the server “xp.apple.com” The certificate for this server is invalid.   Other domain names that may appear in the message include:   init.itunes.apple.com...

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Easy: Remove Black Bars from Videos in iMovie 10.1

Easy: Remove Black Bars from Videos in iMovie 10.1

The latest version of iMovie does not allow you to edit the aspect ratio of imported videos. By default, iMovie v10.1 uses 16:9 aspect ratio which may add black borders to videos imported from certain devices with smaller aspect ratios, such as iPhones. While you cannot adjust the built-in aspect ratio of iMovie, you can use...

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Fix: Mac Cannot Edit Preferred Networks (Greyed Out)

Fix: Mac Cannot Edit Preferred Networks (Greyed Out)

If you attempt to edit your Mac OS X Wi-Fi preferred wireless networks, you notice they are greyed out and there is no password unlock button on the Wi-Fi Network screen. The reason is because you must unlock your Network settings in the prior screen first.   Go to System Preferences -> Network. Click the security lock...

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Why: System – Call Failure Message – iPhone

Why: System – Call Failure Message – iPhone

Were you on an iPhone call and have it suddenly drop? You probably noticed your iPhone service bars disappear too. If your iPhone was locked, you may see a system message about the call failure.     We started noticing failed calls in certain areas of our neighborhood. It did not matter the length of the...

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ERROR 2013 (HY000): Lost connection to MySQL server at 'reading initial communication packet', system error: 102

ERROR 2013 (HY000): Lost connection to MySQL server at 'reading initial communication packet', system error: 102

If your MySQL service suddenly stopped accepting connections and you receive an error trying to connect to your MySQL server instance, try to increase the connect_timeout variable in the my.cnf file shown below. For more information, refer to the MySQL documentation here.   MySQL Error message: ERROR 2013 (HY000): Lost connection to MySQL server at 'reading...

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