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  • Updated on: Feb 27, 2023

    OS X Error Messages and Symptoms

    Just like an other Operating System (OS), Mac OS X can encounter errors that cause it to lock up, or on the very rare occasion, crash.

    The most common cause of these errors are related to issues with third-party applications that have entered an infinite loop and/or consumed all resources on the computer preventing the OS from responding. This type of error has occurred quite frequently with Flash plugins in Firefox and Safari browsers, for instance. The solution to app-related issues is to first try upgrading the offending application or plugin, and if that does not work, to reinstall the application. If both of these fixes fail to work, then the application is most likely too buggy to be used and should be removed.

    The other potential causes of these errors are hardware issues such as a damaged hard drive, improperly seated RAM or faulty RAM. Replacing or reseating the RAM or repairing or replacing the hard drive will solve those errors if investigation indicates these to be the cause.

    A final cause of these errors may be due to a needed firmware update related to the graphics card. Running software update can identify whether there is an available firmware patch for your Mac.

    Manual Macs
  • Updated on: Apr 05, 2020

    Settings to enable Chomecast

    Manual AirPlay
  • Bayside Christian College provides remote VPN (Virtual Private Network) access to the College internal systems for staff and some students (e.g. those in the BYOD program). This document has been created to provide instructions on installing and configuring the VPN as well as connecting to the college network and accessing internal systems.

    Manual Macs
  • Updated on: May 21, 2018

    Login Keychain

    Manual Macs
  • Updated on: Apr 23, 2018

    YouTube Safety Mode

    Google has recently linked the Google "safe search" settings commonly used at schools and other organisations to filter out unsuitable content and images from Google Search results and the YouTube "Safety Mode" feature designed to filter unsuitable videos.

    Howeve, the YouTube filter is much more prone to false positives because of the comments on videos rather than the content of videos themselves being questionable. In these cases, it may be necessary to disable the YouTube "Safety Mode" at least temporarily. The instructions below show how to do this.

  • This lesson shows how to move files from your computer to Google Drive using the web browser version of Google Drive.

  • Updated on: Apr 23, 2018

    Convert MS Office Files to Google Docs

    This lesson shows how to configure Google Drive to automatically convert MS Office documents (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint) to Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files.

  • Updated on: Apr 23, 2018

    Switch to the New Google Drive Interface

    Google has recently changed Google Drive to make it more user-friendly. The new interface is not enabled by default. This tutorial shows how to switch to the new interface.

  • Updated on: Apr 23, 2018

    Install the Google Drive App (Mac/PC)

    You can keep your Google Drive files on your own computer by downloading Google Drive on your Mac or PC. As an added bonus, you can sync your files between your computer and the web. This means any changes you make to a file on your Mac or PC will automatically show up on the same file at drive.google.com.

    To download Google Drive on your computer, follow the steps in the tutorial below.

  • This lesson will show how to create or update an email signature on the iPad and iPhone.