How to fix globe icon with exclamation mark alert on Mac

Globe icon with alert mark Mac

Do you see a gray globe icon with an alert mark on your Mac's Recovery screen? And it comes back even after retrying Internet Recovery. I have faced this several times in the last few years. Let me tell you more about why you see the globe icon with an alert or exclamation symbol on Mac, my experience with this, and how to fix it successfully.

How to recover recently deleted Photos on Mac

Not every photo is worth keeping. We might snap a shot that ends up blurry, one where our subject has their eyes closed, or maybe we just have some duplicates. You can delete pictures easily enough in the Photos app, but what if you delete one by mistake or decide you want it back?

We’ve shown you how to recover deleted photos on iPhone and iPad, so now it’s time to show you how to do this on your Mac.

How to change the startup disk on your Mac with Apple silicon or Intel processor

Choose startup disk on Mac

Aside from the default boot drive, your Mac computer can be configured to start up from a bootable CD or DVD, a USB thumb drive, an external drive, a second volume, a network volume, or a different disk.

The process for changing the startup disk differs from Intel-based Macs to Apple silicon ones (M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, M1 Ultra, M2).

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to change your Mac startup disk for the next boot session only or all sessions going forward on Mac with an Intel processor or Apple silicon.

How to boot Apple silicon Macs in safe mode

Macs powered by Apple silicon feature a different startup process than their Intel-based counterparts. In this quick tutorial, we're going to show you how to start up your computer in macOS Recovery, which is the built-in recovery feature of your Mac.

How to check the number of days before Photos are permanently deleted

Photos Recently Deleted Album iPhone

With all of the photos and videos we capture with our devices, there’s bound to be some we don’t care to keep. And once you delete a photo, it really isn’t gone forever right away. Unless you permanently delete it or let us sit until the Photos app does, you can still get your pictures back for approximately 30 days.

Maybe you have some photos you’re undecided on, so you delete them and leave them in the Recently Deleted folder for their inevitable demise in 30 days. But then you want to see just how many days you have left to make a firm decision to keep or delete.

For whatever reason, if you want to check the number of days before your captures in Photos are permanently deleted, here’s how.

How to recover deleted notes on

iCloud main screen

Sometimes we get rid of things that we end up needing later. Whether it’s a text message, email, or note. And while you can easily recover deleted notes on your iPhone or iPad, maybe you’re using

You can recover deleted notes on a couple of different ways and we’ll show you how.

Be prepared to recover your iPhone data after upgrading to iOS 13 [sponsor]

PhoneRescue Recovery Complete

When you’re updating to the newest version of iOS on your iPhone, things can go just perfect. But then again, things can also go very wrong. Backing up your device on a regular basis is key to recovering that data when you need it. And to help you is the data recovery tool PhoneRescue by iMobie.

If you’re planning to upgrade to iOS 13, it’s best to prepare now with a recovery plan using PhoneRescue. This handy tool lets you recover data from your iOS device, an iTunes backup, or iCloud. In addition, you can check out helpful iOS repair tools when you need them.

What to do if you forgot your Apple ID or password

Apple ID Account Website Log In

Your Apple ID is the key to all Apple services. You use it on your iOS device and your Mac. You log in with it to iCloud, FaceTime, Calendar, iTunes, the Apple Store, and more. So, what happens if you forget it or the password for it?

There are actually many things you can do, whether you own one Apple device or many. Here’s what to do if you forgot your Apple ID or password.

All the ways you can start up your Mac

We've talked quite a lot about Recovery OS, an underestimated feature of OS X that makes it easier to troubleshoot your Mac even if it refuses to start up properly.

But as you'll see for yourself in this post, Recovery OS is but one of the more than dozen different ways to start up your computer, aside from OS X's regular startup mode. In this tutorial, we'll list all the ways you can start up your Mac and detail each one.