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How Do I Update My Mac OS?

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

Mac users can update system software and apps on a Mac in three easy steps. Click on the  Apple menu Click on the "App Store" from the menu bar Click the “Updates” section in the App store Always backup your Mac before installing any system software updates. Flash must be updated separately from Adobe, but another approach would be to uninstall Flash completely and use the plug-in sandboxed in Chrome browser instead. The plug-in will update itself along with the browser. Try to always keep your Mac up-to-date for the latest security and features. Happy updating!

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How To Speed Up A Time Machine Backup

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

  As a Mac user, it's important that you create a Time Machine Backup. This is essential to keeping all your data safe just in case something goes wrong with your computer. And it's one of the most important steps before Pearing your TarDisk to your Mac. However, sometimes Time Machine takes some time to complete the backup. Let's speed up that process. You can do that using what's called the "command line". But be careful! This change will slow down your computer's performance while Time Machine is running. The very reason this trick works is by increasing the Time...

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TarDisk Pear: What is it?

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

We all know MacBooks are great. But even great devices can be improved. Specifically, storage might be a big problem for you, especially if you bought any of the 128GB SSD models. Upgrading can be complicated - not to mention costly. But there's no need to go out and buy expensive upgrades. TarDisk Pear is your solution for a fast, reliable, and safe way to increase your system storage. Small and elegant Pear is the first ever plug-and-play hybrid drive, which means that Pear pairs an enabled TarDisk to your system to create a hard drive that’s up to 256GB...

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What Happens When You Run Out of RAM and Hard Drive Space?

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

  You're probably thinking: Wait, what's the difference between RAM and hard drive space? RAM is used as temporary storage ("memory") by your computer, which determines the amount of applications and services the computer can have opened and running. The higher your RAM, the more memory capacity your computer has and the more efficiently it operates. Hard drive space, on the other hand, is physical storage space, which determines how many files you can permanently store on your drive. So what happens when your computer runs out of RAM? The easy answer to that question: Your computer will start to...

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What is an "Error -50" And How Can I Fix It?

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

  While OS X is widely known considered to be a very user-friendly interface, its error messages can be a little…cryptic. A typical example is the Error Code -50. An error -50 is usually a parameter error and it occurs in the user’s parameter list. More often than not, it occurs when you attempt to copy, delete, or move files from any external storage devices onto your machine. If you get this error message it probably means that you’re stuck with a file that you can’t copy/paste or even remove from your system. But don't despair: there are some measures...

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