Posts from the desk of Tom Nelson

Tech 101: How to Clear Cache and Temp Files from Mac OS

You’ve no doubt heard the term cache and temp files, at least as it relates to your Mac. There are numerous times when removing a cache or temp file may be part of a troubleshooting tip to return an app or the system to a more robust condition. It’s also common to hear about removing…
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Partitions 101: Rules to Resizing Volumes...
Disk Utility, the all-purpose tool for working with storage devices connected to the Mac, has long had the ability to create partitions and manage the resulting volumes. It has...

Access Your Hidden Library Folder With...
The Mac OS is chock full of hidden areas where data, information, or features have been secreted away from Mac users. One of these clandestine locations is the users...

You Don’t Have to Be a...
Passwords. They’re one of the banes of modern life. I know I should be using unique and strong passwords for every account or service I use. But when you...

How to Utilize the Most Useful...
The Mac comes equipped with a number of apps, including Safari, Mail, Photos, Calendar, Contacts, and many more, that are used every day by most Mac users. There’s also...

How to Use Mac’s Disk Utility...
There may come a time when you want to completely remove all traces of information on your Mac’s drives. It may be because you’re selling or donating your Mac,...

Tech 101: Everything You Need to...
You’ve been diligent about maintaining up-to-date backups of your Mac’s data by using Time Machine, but there’s a nagging worry in the back of your mind. How do you...

Tech 101: What You Need to...
Have you been updating your Mac, adding memory or storage, or perhaps simply customizing how it looks? Are you the go-to guy for repairing a favorite toy? Do you...