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Backing up your mac before upgrading to OS X Sierra

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

Keeping your Mac backed up is probably one of the most important things you can do as a Mac user. Think of it along the lines of car insurance – you buy car insurance because it'd be a pretty good thing to have if you end up in an accident. You might never get into an accident. But peace of mind itself is pretty valuable - and so is not having to lose money and time paying for an accident yourself. So, if your Mac crashes and deletes all your files, wouldn't have all your files saved somewhere else be a...

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What to do when your Mac asks for an old Apple ID

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

If you are not the first owner of your Mac, you might get prompts asking for the original owner's Apple ID for updates – even after you've removed all of their identifying information. That’s because Apple encodes the buyer of OS X and the apps into their respective installations. Even though the OS X is free and some apps are native and come installed with a new Mac, they are still linked with the Apple ID used at the time of the first download. How to fix this This is extremely easy to fix. When you get prompted to enter...

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How to add website shortcuts to the Dock on Mac OS X

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

Adding a website shortcut to the Dock on Mac OS X  is an easy and quick way to visit your favorite “places” on the web. Once you add a website shortcut to the Dock on Mac OS X, simply clicking it will launch Safari loaded with your chosen website. Here's how to set that up! To add any Website Shortcuts from Safari to the Dock on Mac OS X, first open Safari and visit the website you wish to be added as a shortcut. Once the webpage has loaded, click and hold on the URL link in the URL bar,...

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