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How to delete cookies on Mac OS X

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

  Ever wonder how Facebook somehow knows exactly which ads to put on your news feed? Ever booked a plane ticket, only to find out your friend booked the same ticket that same day at a much lower price? How'd that happen? Well, all internet browsers collect things called “cookies,” which could probably explain these weird occurrences that you may have thought were just coincidences. Cookies are basically little nuggets of information specific to your browsing habits. They're based on the sites you visit and the information you enter on those sites. Your browser stores these bits of data mainly...

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How to protect your mac’s most important data

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

It’s the worst-case scenario: your Mac’s security has been compromised, either through theft or remote hacking. These scary situations are why all Mac users should plan ahead and protect their data in the event of a security breach – whether physical or digital. As the number of Macbooks, iPhones, iPads, and other Apple devices stolen or violated increases every year, anything you do to protect your data could be invaluable. Install Tracking Apps Apple’s Find My Mac and similar apps like ‘Prey’ and ‘Undercover’ are the first line of defense against thieves who snatch your precious Macbook. All three have...

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How to get rid of the kernel panic screen on Mac OS X

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

This is the most dreadful screen for most of the Mac users. Some say that it’s almost as bad as the Window’s blue screen. This screen seems to indicate that something is wrong with your Mac. But don't worry! If nothing is wrong, it's an easy fix. How to get rid of the error Typically, to solve this problem, all you have to do is press the power button on your Mac for a few seconds – just like the screen says – until it’s off and then press it again to turn on. That's usually it. However, this problem...

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Transfer files from your iPhone to your Mac with "Airmount"

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

If you use iCloud or AirDrop to transfer your files from your Mac to your iDevice, you can probably agree that the connection between the two devices on those apps is not ideal. You can always look for different third-party apps that do the same job, but here's the thing: most of them require either Wi-Fi or Bluetooth in order to work. After testing several options and coming up short, developer Neeraj Jhanji decided to come up with a solution of his own – one that didn't need cables, Bluetooth or even an internet connection to transfer files between devices....

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Follow these 4 important steps before installing Mac OS Sierra

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

The new Mac OS Sierra has just arrived for all Mac users, but before you install it, there are 4 important steps you should follow before installing Sierra. Follow each one to have a smooth system migration. Check hardware and software compatibility First of all, make sure that your Mac is compatible with the new system: Then check if that software you use on a daily basis is compatible with the new OS. You should be able to find that info on each software provider's website. You can also ask them by sending an email if you need. Verify your...

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