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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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Fixing System Preferences with CleanMyMac

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

System Preferences files store rules that define how your apps are going to function. These files can be found within each application’s folder. The problem is that these preference files can corrupt over time, whether due to app crashes, blackouts, or hard drive corruption. To fix corrupted preference files we're going to have to delete them. That will trigger the app to create a new preference file. You can, of course, manually delete the files within the Preferences folder (stored in YourHomeFolder/Library/Preferences). But that’s a lot of work since you have to find each of the preference files corresponding to...

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High Disk Temperature – How to keep your HD cool

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

It's normal for your HD to heat up when processing a lot of data. But if your Mac’s hard drive is constantly working above 115°F, there’s probably something wrong with it, especially if you can also hear the fans working louder. That’s why it is important to keep your hard drive from overheating - you don’t really want it to fail unexpectedly. Don’t place your MacBook on your lap or on a blanket That’s because you might accidentally be blocking the fan from working properly and the disk needs the airflow to cool down. Keep your room clean Dust is...

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How to Delete User Accounts From Your Mac

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Why would you keep so many different user accounts if you don’t even use them? It’s time to make your lock screen look clean again! How to delete a user account in Mac OS X First, click on the Apple menu and then click "System Preferences" Click "Users & Groups" Click on the lock and then enter your password to make changes Now select the user account you want to delete and then press the minus button to remove it You’ll get three different options before deleting the user account: Delete user account but save the home folder to a...

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How to automatically log-in when your computer starts up

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Tired of being asked to enter your password to log-in every time your computer starts up? If you are, you may want to get rid of that security feature, especially if you are the only one who has physical access to your computer. How to turn on the automatic login From the Apple Menu, choose “System Preferences” and then click “Users & Groups”. Then, click on the lock symbol in the left-hand bottom corner and enter your credentials. Once you've typed in your password, click “Login Options”. Next to “Automatic login”, choose the user that you want to log in...

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