We have a Google Nest Hub setup in our home and we are going to buy some Philips HUE lamps somewhere in the near future. Do we need the Philips HUE Bridge to control the HUE lamps from the Nest Hub or not ?
We recently got several light blubs replaced by Philips HUE lamps in our home. We have setup everything to be used from one device, but now my son wants to adjust his bedroom lamp himself from his own iPhone.
How do we set that up ?
There are various ways of setting this up, and most of them are straight forward. Here are a few of the simplest ones :
The setup process is rather simple, especially if you have done this befor (like you mentioned) : just follow the onscreen directions.
Note : you can also control Philips HUE lamps from your AppleWatch (if you have one) using the watchOS version of the PhilipsHUE.app that is automatically installed if your AppleWatch is connected to your iPhone.
I have a Dyson Pure Cool 2018 ( TP04 ) fan-less air cooler / purifier, and it works great – I can even monitor & control it from the DysonLink.app on my iPhone. Now time has come to replace the HEPA and carbon filters, so I got a new set of those. I got the old wones out and put the new ones in, turned the Pure Cool back on, and now it keeps giving a ‘replace immediately’ warning again…
What is wrong ?
You probably replaced both the carbonfilters and both the HEPA-filters just fine, as that is rather simple. But judging from the error message you are getting, you forgot to reset the software. To do so, do this :
I am trying to validate my account on the NVidia GeForce website to start using the NVidea GeForce Now gaming graphics server to play games like Fortnite on my old MacBook.
But whenever I try to go through the online account validation process, I encounter this error : “Validator failed to load. Please check browser setting.”
What is wrong ? And how can I fix this ?
What you are experiencing is that the ReCaptcha validation website add-on can’t load… this might occur because of various reasons, but it’s most likely because you are trying to access this webpage from within a restricted user-account on your Mac.
To by-pass this error, do this :
open the website
when prompted to do so, add all blocked websites that are being presented as blocked (you’ll have to typ your admin login & password for this)
if things seem to hang, quit the app and reopen it (each time you repeat this, you’ll make a tiny progression towards the final login process)
keep repeating these steps until the ReCaptcha “I’m not a robot” checkbox appears
I have been using Jacksta Media Recorder for a long time now, and it has always worked marvelously for me when I need to download a video. Jaksta can download nearly any online video that I can watch in Safari.
But recently, Jaksta does download the exact videos I want, but the downloads turn out to be .mp4 files that QuickTime hangs on when trying to play them…
What can I do ?
The exact reason for this is unknown, but it might have something to do with the fact that not all browsers play HTML5-videos using the same technology.
It turns out that your solution is to use the Google Chrome (or Firefox) web browser – instead of Safari – with Jaksta running in the background. That way, when you play the online video in Chrome (or Firefox), the file that Jaksta downloads will be a .mp4 video that QuickTime can play without any problems.
I need to generate a random password for a new online account for an app, but for some reason, macOS doesn’t suggest a Strong Password as usual…
How can I easily generate a random strong password ?
When using Safari on macOS, Safari will automatically suggest a Safari Strong Password (and backs it up to iCloud) whenever a field where you need to manually type a new password…
However : this feature is Safari-only (as the name Safari Strong Password suggests), so if you need to manually type a new password into an app (or anything outside of Safari) this automatic suggestion won’t kick into play…
Luckily, macOS has a Password Generator built-in… only tricky thing is it’s a little hard to access… there are 2 ways to get the Password Generator to start up (and an alternative in case you need extra features) :
– Option 1 –
Apple Menu > System Prefs > Users & Groups > Change Password > Key Icon
now Password Assistant opens in a separate window
Close previous window (that is now in the background) by clicking Cancel-button
Back to Password Generator window
set type of password you need
Close Password Generator window
– Option 2 –
User’s Home Folder > Applications > Utilities > KeychainAccess.app
now the Keychain window opens
click on the Plus-sign button ( or press the CMD + N key combo on your keyboard )
now a pulldown window opens
at “Password”, on the right, click the ‘black key’-button
now Password Assistant opens in a separate window
note : leave the Keychain Access window in the background, as trying to close it will also close the Password Assistant window
in the Password Assistant window, set the type of password you need
then, generate the new password
copy the password
switch to the window where you need to paste the new password
then, switch back to the Keychain Access window and close it
– Alternative option –
If macOS’ built-in Password Generator doesn’t allow you to get a random password that suits your needs, for example if you need a memorable password, you can get the StrongPassword.app for FREE from the Mac AppStore.
To get access to a website I need for school, I need to create a new account. While doing so, Safari suggests a Strong Password, but when I accept to use it, the website gives an error since the Safari Strong Password format does not comply with the rules that this website has for passwords : at least 8 digits, of which at least one undercast letter, one capital letter, one number and choice from only a very limited set of symbols. Unfortunately, the ‘minus’-symbol that is used in each Safari-generated Strong Password is not allowed for this website…
How can I generate a random password that will be accepted by this website ?
Some websites do not allow the automatically-generated password format of Safari Strong Password, because they only allow capital and undercast letters, numbers and a limited array of symbols, in that case, Safari Strong Password cannot be used to automatically generate a strong password