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5 January 2022

Activity Monitor on Mac - How to Use It and What It Shows

With the activity display on the Mac, CPU-consuming processes can be identified, the RAM requirements of individual apps can be viewed, network activities can be monitored and other data can be viewed. With the app you can get an overview of what is happening in macOS [...]
30 September 2020
High CPU load due to accountsd process

[solved] Process "accountsd" requires over 300% CPU and slows down the Mac

Almost everyone probably knows this: You come to your computer in the morning and want to start working, but the Mac has secretly planned completely different things. In my case, immediately after starting up [...]
8 March 2020
Mac error: The operation could not be completed because the object is in use

Mac Error: "The operation could not be completed because the XYZ object is in use."

When I wanted to update my anti-spam plug-in "SpamSieve" for Apple Mail on the Mac today, for the first time in years an error occurred that prevented the current version of the program from being installed. In the […]
2 February 2020
How to put the bsdtar process back in its place on the Mac.

[solved] Mac: Process "bsdtar" requires a lot of CPU power

Yesterday morning I came to my MacBook Pro and was amazed that it - although it only ran in standby all night - was busy airing it. A look at the "Activity Monitor" utility showed [...]
20 November 2019
Photos app on Mac does not update photos

Photos app on Mac does not update via iCloud Photo Library

For a few days now I've been fighting with my Photos app on the Mac (no, not because of Catalina, but still under macOS Mojave!). Why? Because it stiffly claims that it would "update", but not [...]
28 March 2018

Ctrl + Alt + Del on the Mac: How to get to the macOS "Task Manager"

If you are looking for the task manager on the Apple Mac under macOS, which you can find under Microsoft Windows using the key combination Ctrl + Alt + Del (Control, Alt, Remove), then you will definitely fail. Certainly somewhere a [...]
18 December 2017

The fourth ring on the Apple Watch could be mindfulness

Anyone who uses the Apple Watch for its watchOS fitness applications will already know how to interpret the three rings in red, green and blue for moving, exercising and standing. Who is not so familiar with it yet and [...]
14 January 2015
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Solution: slow Firefox browser slows down the entire Mac

I don't know how many times I've wanted to send the Firefox browser into nirvana because it has become so incredibly slow that you have the feeling that the Mac is running 20 GB of data at the same time in the background [...]