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Cocktail 10.4.4 (Sierra Edition) has been released
We would like to inform you that Cocktail 10.4.4 (Sierra Edition) for users running macOS Sierra (10.12) has been released. Here are the release notes for this version:
  • Improvements on the "Optimize network" procedure
  • Improvements on the "Clear Apple mobile devices logs and diagnostic messages" procedure
  • Addresses compatibility issues with Apple File System (APFS) volumes
  • Addresses an issue in which the uninstaller may fail to reset power management settings to their default values
  • Fixed a bug in which some items in /private/tmp folder were not deleted during clearing of the temporary files
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements
The update is highly recommended for all users of Cocktail (Sierra Edition).

Download it from http://cocktail.maintain.se or launch Cocktail and choose "Check for Update" from the Cocktail application menu.

Please note that Cocktail (Sierra Edition) requires macOS Sierra 10.12 to run.

Cocktail (High Sierra Edition) for macOS 10.13, Cocktail (El Capitan Edition) for OS X 10.11, Cocktail (Yosemite Edition) for OS X 10.10 and Cocktail (Mavericks Edition) for OS X 10.9 are available for download from our website.

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. It is a powerful digital toolset that helps hundreds of thousands of Mac users around the world get the most out of their computers every day. The application serves up a perfect mix of maintenance tools and tweaks, all accessible through a clean and easy to use interface.Cocktail's features are arranged into five categories that helps you manage various aspects of your computer. It also comes with an automatic Pilot mode that allows you to simply press a button and relax, knowing that Cocktail will take care of the rest.

Watch the introduction video: http://vimeo.com/109816714
 
Tips & Tricks
Apple Hardware Test (AHT) contains a suite of diagnostics that will test the hardware of your computer. It's a great way to rule out a hardware issue when troubleshooting your computer.

To start up your computer in AHT:

• Shut down your computer
• Press and hold the D key
• Press the power button to turn on your computer

Computers that shipped with OS X Mountain Lion (or later versions of OS X/macOS) support the use of AHT over the Internet. These computers will start up to an Internet-based version of AHT if the hard drive does not contain AHT. An Internet-enabled connection via Ethernet or Wi-Fi is required to use this feature. To start up to an Internet-based version of AHT:

• Shut down your computer
• Press and hold Option (Alt) and D
• Press the power button to turn on your computer

If the Apple Hardware Test indicates that the RAM memory is faulty you should be able to find instructions on how to replace it in your computer’s manual without voiding the warranty. However, if the problem is related to any other component the only option is usually to hand over the computer to Apple.

Visit our blog for more tips and tricks!
Maintain develops tailored applications for Mac users. We work towards creating technical solutions which maintain your computer and make it as efficient and easy to use as possible.
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