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3 Ways to Protect Your Files in OS X

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

Our files and documents are probably the most important things in our computers, so protecting them should be our top priority. The good news for Apple users is that Macbooks are excellent in terms of security and privacy. Here are three ways you can take full advantage of the Macbook security features to keep your files safe. Activate the "File Vault" "File Vault" is undoubtedly the best and safest way of protecting your files in OS X. When activated, it encrypts your startup disk, thereby preventing your documents from being viewed, modified, or deleted from unauthorized users. To activate the...

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Stop Your Cursor From Enlarging in OS X El Capitan

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

OS X El Capitan has a new feature that might confuse you a bit the first time you use it:  the “shake to locate cursor” option, which temporarily makes your mouse or trackpad cursor much larger, making it easier to locate if you lose track of it. It can be helpful for users with large or high-resolution displays, or those using multi-monitor setups. Other users may find it annoying or distracting, especially if they are accustomed to rapidly moving their mouse or trackpad cursor in a particular app. If you don't like or need this feature, you can disable it...

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Remove Startup Items in OS X

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

Mac computers are great devices: they’re fast, reliable and safe to use. But over time and with lots of use, even Macs start to slow down. Usually, it's a case of installing too many applications - particularly if these applications have the convenient option of automatically starting when OS X boots. While convenient sometimes, it can often lengthen your boot time, especially on non-SSD devices. Here’s how you can stop any application from starting with the OS X to improve your Mac's performance and boot times: Open up "System Preferences". Click on the "Users & Groups" icon. Then look for...

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Why is My Mac Beeping When I Turn it on?

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

Tones on Starting Sometimes you'll turn your Mac on and it'll start beeping in a variety of patterns. Here’s a short list of what each beeping pattern means: 1 tone repeating every 5 seconds: When you start your Mac, it will automatically run system diagnostics. If you hear this pattern of beeping, it means that the Mac could not find any RAM installed. Either your computer's memory was removed or something is interfering with the system checkup. 3 successive tones followed by a 5-second pause: This indicates that the Mac found RAM installed, but the memory failed to pass the...

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Why is My Mac's Battery Failing?

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

  Your MacBook battery won’t last forever. You’ll notice it's starting to die when it doesn’t last as long as it used to, or if your computer shuts down even though it says it still has some juice left in the tank. Know that eventually - and sadly - your battery too will die. For more information on how to replace your battery, click here. But why is my battery failing? Every battery has a certain amount of charge cycles over the course of its lifespan. One charge cycle is when a consumes its entire charge capacity. Macbook batteries usually...

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