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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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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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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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