Maccast 2017.03.12

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast


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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 605. iPhone 8 ports, screens, and more. Apple’s has “thousands” working on AR. Tim Cook says Apple will “do more in the pro area”. Apple Pay expands to more countries. Apple Watch shipments continue growth. Apple looking for “original content” partners. iPad event predicted for early April. Apple already patched many CIA exploits. Have you tried Swift Playgrounds? About the AirPods sound quality. Restart a Mac from the keyboard. Quick Tip Join CD tracks in iTunes. Thing of the Moment: Bumpr.

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  1. Peter McCullough (UK) | Mar 18 2017 - 03:04

    I am from the UK. I was interested in your feature about the ‘Black Screen’ issue with some Mac’s on the ‘Wake from Sleep’ with 3rd Party Monitors.

    I have had this problem consistently with my 2013 Mac Pro with both dual Dell U2415 monitors. These are great monitors, almost no bezel and great colour – but they suffer from the issue you mentioned and it was driving me crazy.

    Firstly, the easiest way to fix the issue when using the mac, without risking a hard reset, is to simply pull out the monitor cable and plug it back in. This is usually enough to get the Mac to reset the screen and solve the problem.

    But that is very frustrating and not a sensible option longer term. After trips to the Apple store to check out my Mac Pro (which worked flawlessly with Apple monitors) and a lot of experimentation, I cured the problem on my Mac Pro by throwing away the display port cables supplied by Dell and replaced them with better quality ones – problem cured !!

    So before you change that expensive monitor for another that does not work – try changing the cables.

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