How to Fix Mac Office 2011 Crashing in Yosemite

Recently, my  version of Office for Mac (Office 2011), started crashing on my MacBook Pro. Every time I launched Word, Excel or PowerPoint, the app would crash after a few seconds with an error asking if I wanted to recover my work, reopen the Office app and send the error to Microsoft. It didn’t matter if I opened a document directly or one of the Office applications, within a few seconds, the Office App would crash.I went searching for a solution on various forums but only seemed to find… [more]

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10 Tips for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Users

When Apple releases new hardware and software, often times some of the newer features go un-noticed. People are generally used to doing things their own way…which is usually the “old” way. With the introduction of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus recently, new chips and screen sizes have enabled new features for those lucky owners of the new iOS large screen devices. I have compiled a list of 10 Tips for iPhone 6/6 Plus Users that may help you get an even better experience out of your large-screen device.10… [more]

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The Unu UltraPak Gives Fast Charging Power To Go

From tablets to smartphones to other digital gadgets, people’s biggest complaint is always batterylife. Until new battery technology comes in to play, you either have to always be in search of a plug or carry something that can provide you with a recharge on the go. There are lots of battery packs or cases out there (I have reviewed a few), but you always have to wait around to charge them up. This is where the Unu UltraPak differentiates itself.This is not just a rechargible battery…well… [more]

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13 Tips to Optimize Your Mac After Yosemite Installation

As most of us know, Apple's latest operating system Yosemite (10.10), a free upgrade from Apple, is now available. And with it come a lot of nice new features, visuals and enhancements. But, as with any upgrade, there is always the possibility of having issues. While I had been running the Developer Preview on my MacBook Air and had not encountered any issues, when I upgraded my 2010 MacBook Pro, I started noticing that it was slow, laggy and simply not performing the way it had under Mavericks (the… [more]

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Drowning out the Noise – iHome iB50 Noise Canceling Headphones

Someday, some creative inventor will design some noise canceling headphones that removes office conversations or screaming kids completely. Until then, we will have to survive with noise canceling headphone that simply remove droning background noise that happen in airplanes or on trains. I don't travel much, so I wasn't able to test this out on a plane, but I do sit in an open office environment where there is lots of noise, so when I got a pair of iHome iB50 Noise Canceling Headphones, I was pretty… [more]

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Recently, my  version of Office for Mac (Office 2011), started crashing on my MacBook Pro. Every time I launched Word, Excel or PowerPoint, the app would crash after a few seconds with an error asking if I wanted to recover my work, reopen the Office app and send the error to Microsoft. It didn’t matter if I opened a document directly or one of the Office applications, within a few seconds, the Office App would crash.

Fix Mac Office 2011 Crashing in Yosemite - Mac Office

I went searching for a solution on various forums but only seemed to find other people encountering the same issue. Supposedly these crashes have been occuring sporadically even back to some Yosemite betas.

Possible Ways to Fix Mac Office 2011 Crashing in Yosemite

Unfortunately, what may work for some doesn’t always work for others. However, instead of sitting and waiting to see if a common solution would come available (and you know that Microsoft WILL eventually release a patch to correct the issue), I wanted to try to find some other solutions on my own and quickly. Here are a few that you can try. I have only tested one way that actually worked for me (which I noted below):

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When Apple releases new hardware and software, often times some of the newer features go un-noticed. People are generally used to doing things their own way…which is usually the “old” way. With the introduction of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus recently, new chips and screen sizes have enabled new features for those lucky owners of the new iOS large screen devices. I have compiled a list of 10 Tips for iPhone 6/6 Plus Users that may help you get an even better experience out of your large-screen device.

Tips for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

10 Tips for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Users

#1 – Double tap home button for easier reaching

If you don’t know about this trick already, you need to learn it quickly. Even the largest of hands may have trouble reaching the upper right or left hand areas of the larger screens in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Luckily, Apple developed something called “Reachability” which is defaulted to “on.” To use it, double tap the Home button (just tap, don’t press), and the screen will slide down to 1/2 the size, making everything more”reachable.”

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From tablets to smartphones to other digital gadgets, people’s biggest complaint is always batterylife. Until new battery technology comes in to play, you either have to always be in search of a plug or carry something that can provide you with a recharge on the go. There are lots of battery packs or cases out there (I have reviewed a few), but you always have to wait around to charge them up. This is where the Unu UltraPak differentiates itself.

This is not just a rechargible battery…well it is…but it’s a more efficient process. For starters, it has two USB slots to charge two devices simultaneously. It’s important to note that these USB ports do tranfer different levels of power, one is geared for smartphones or smaller devices (5 volts/1 amp) and one for tablets (5 volts/2.1 amps). The ports can be used simultaneously to charge a phone and a tablet together.

Weighing on 9.9 ounces, the Unu UltraPak goes beyond traditional battery packs in terms of its charge time. Frequently, the time it takes to charge a battery of a phone or a battery-only device is the same, so you have to think about charging those external batteries ahead of time. With the Unu, you can charge it up to 2000 mAh (the typical capacity of many smart phones) in about 15 minutes.

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As most of us know, Apple’s latest operating system Yosemite (10.10), a free upgrade from Apple, is now available. And with it come a lot of nice new features, visuals and enhancements. But, as with any upgrade, there is always the possibility of having issues. While I had been running the Developer Preview on my MacBook Air and had not encountered any issues, when I upgraded my 2010 MacBook Pro, I started noticing that it was slow, laggy and simply not performing the way it had under Mavericks (the previous Apple OS). So, I decided to do some research and some tests and have come up with 13 Tips to Optimize your Mac after Yosemite Installation.

How to make Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10) Run Faster

Hopefully you found this article by doing searches like:

  • Slow after installing Yosemite
  • MBP slow after Yosemite
  • Mac crawling after installing Yosemite
  • Yosemite slowing my Mac down
  • Yosemite running slow after upgrading from Mavericks
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Well, I’m here to help (hopefully). After going through and compiling and testing some possible fixes, I thought it would make sense to list them all out here. While I cannot guarantee that any of them will help you, do know that I did get my 2010 MacBook Pro running much better. By the way, I have 8 GBs RAM, a 1 TB hard drive (that I upgraded myself), and an Intel Core i7 in my configuration. [click to continue…]

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Drowning out the Noise – iHome iB50 Noise Canceling Headphones

October 10, 2014
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Someday, some creative inventor will design some noise canceling headphones that removes office conversations or screaming kids completely. Until then, we will have to survive with noise canceling headphone that simply remove droning background noise that happen in airplanes or on trains. I don’t travel much, so I wasn’t able to test this out on […]

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How to Fix iTunes Error 1723 When Syncing iPhone or iPad

September 30, 2014
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I stumbled across an error when I was syncing my Apple iPhone 5S running on Apple’s iOS 8 with iTunes on my Mac. It was an iTunes Error 1723. Apple errors are always a bit cryptic and sometimes require you to do some searching to find a solution. So, hopefully you found this article while […]

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Parents Guide to Social Media Apps Used by Kids

September 27, 2014
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I was recently asked by a reader of my site (Denise) if I could put together a chart that lists out some of the main social media sites used by tweens and teens and if I could provide some commentary on how they are dangerous (or not) for kids – essentially, a Parents Guide to […]

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The Best Way to Install iOS 8 & Not Delete Apps & Data

September 18, 2014
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Apple’s iOS 8 has been released and people are complaining that they have to delete applications and/or data and media in order to install the new mobile operating system. This is true if you do an OTA (Over The Air) update. Sometimes, even connecting to iTunes on your computer and trying to do the upgrade […]

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