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Apple Released New Standalone Apple Support App

Recently, Apple rolled out its new standalone Apple Support app in the U.S. App Store, which allow the users to get a tech support, schedule appointments, and check app information from the iOS app.

Previously, when you have a question about your iPhone, you will have to to go to the Apple store and choose the Apple Store app to get support and schedule appointments, but now, with the release of this new app, people will be able to get a better service and support. With such an Apple Support technician, people also can handle the chat, email, or schedule a call more easily then before, all of Apple's support options will be found on the particular support app, and you can get the help you want quickly after having it installed on your iPhone.

Uninstall SketchUp Tips - Proper Removal Instructions

Yesterday, a friend complained to me that SketchUp is really difficult to be removed on her Mac, so today, I tried to installed this app on my Mac and have a try to remove it. The removing result is successful but I also find that it's very easy for the people to encounter some problems during the removal, so I would like to share my experiences about how to avoid the problems my friend encountered, and uninstall SketchUp smoothly.

About the app:

SketchUp is a 3D design app can be installed on Mac OS X, it can be used for free, and also has an additional Pro version which provides more functions and features for 3D modeling.

When uninstall SketchUp, you should:

1.Stop SketchUp from running before uninstall it

Firstly, you should check the Dock to make sure whether the app is running on your computer, you can stop it via right-click on the SketchUp's icon, and select Quit.
After that, go to the Activity Monitor, and make sure there is no associated processes of the app running at the background.

2.Uninstall the installed package completely

3.Remove all of its components on the Mac

Generally speaking, these two removing steps should be completed at a time, but the fact is the removing capability of Mac usually left some files of the application on the computer, like the app support file and preferences, and people also need to clear those leftovers additionally. So, I would like the most common user to invite a professional uninstall tool to uninstall SketchUp and other applications on the Mac, because it will not leave a vestige issue on the computer, and also able to help the user to complete the program removal automatically.

How can copy a file path under Mac OS X

Are you looking a way to copy the path of a file on your Mac? Sometimes you may wish to get the full path of a file on the computer but don't know where to get it, the following guides will showcase several ways to teach you how can get the path of file on your Mac.

Copy from Info Window

In the Mac computer, every item's details can be check from the Info Window, so you can get the specific file path from it:

  1. Select the file or folder on your PC, press "Command-I” keys to open the information window
  2. Copy the full path to the clipboard on the window

Copy in Finder

  1. Open Finder, and locate the file you need to copy
  2. Right-click on the file, press and hold the Option key, and you will find the filename change to the Pathname
  3. Continue holding the Option key and use your mouse to copy the pathname

Copy via Terminal

  1. Launch Terminal on your computer
  2. Open the Finder, and locate the specified file
  3. Drag the file to the Terminal window, and it will output the file path as text quickly
  4. Copy the file path in the Terminal


Why should Apple obtain 91% profit of global smartphone industry?

A survey made by Strategy Analytics indicated that the total profit of global smartphone market reached $ 9 billion by Q316 and Apple accounted for 91% of this share. It meant that iPhone 90% of global profit with 10% of global sales. 

It reported that iPhone got $ 8.5 billion operating profit in Q3, accounting for 91% of operating profit in global smartphone industry. The rest of top 4 profitable manufacturers are from China, they are Huawei, vivo and OPPO. 

It is unclear how this research institute calculated the operating profit. Apple announced its net profit was $7.8 billion in Q3. 

Linda Sui, chief of Strategy Analystics, claimed Apple predominated over operating profit in global smartphone industry. Its pricing and costing impressed the public and they will contribute more profit to Apple. 

Apple released iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in Q3, selling at least $649. The cost of iPhone components costed $224.9, according to IHS. It meant that Apple can make much gross profit from iPhone. 

It is worth noting that iPhone sales declined three quarters in a row. Gartner released the lately statistics showing that the sales of iphone in Q3 were 43 million devices, down to 11.5% of quarterly market share. 

Neil Mawston, CEO of Strategy Analytics, claimed that the sales of iPhone increased a bit after the recall of Note 7. 

Though Huawei, Vivo and OPPO ranked top 2, top 3 and top 4 in profit of Q3, their market share and operating profit are just a small portion in comparison with Apple's. Mawston claimed Huawei contributed $200 million in global operating profit in Q3, obtaining 2.2% global market share. Vivo and OPPO respectively obtained 2.2% of global market share as well. 

Strategy Analytics also showed that Android operating system is still the most profitable, the second comes iOS, Tizen ranks in fifth. Microsoft and Blackberry platforms rarely make profit. 

Tips about Norton Internet Security removal for Mac

Norton Internet Security for Mac is a security applications that aims at protecting the computer from virus issues, but have you ever encountered an issue of removing this Norton app on your Mac?

Some people are confused about how to uninstall Norton Internet Security on Mac, because this program seems like to be installed deep inside the computer, and cannot be cleaned thoroughly on the computer.

Read more: Tips about Norton Internet Security removal for Mac