Want to speed up your Mac and get rid of that spinning “beach ball”? Defragging your Mac hard drive with Drive Genius 3’s award-winning defrag tool is your best option to improve your hard disk drive’s speed and performance. Hey, who doesn’t want a faster Mac?
What does defragging a hard drive actually mean?
Your Mac has millions of files on its HDD. As the hard drive is used, the Mac starts to run out of space to put very large files. When that happens, your Mac fragments large files, places bits of the file in one location and other bits of it in other location. The more time that goes by, the more you’re going to have fragments of files all over your hard drive. This is a problem because opening and using files slows way down when your files are fragmented. The reason is because your Mac has to open the file and piece the various pieces together as it’s opening. This is one reason you may see the beach ball more often than you used to (it’s a sign of having a fragmented HDD). Article Continues…
DrivePulse is a convenient tool within the award-winning Drive Genius 3 software that monitors the overall health of your Mac hard drives by alerting you to possible issues before they become major problems. Mac OS X does not include any utility to do this, so DrivePulse is a valuable tool to protect and monitor the health of your hard drives.
How does DrivePulse work?
DrivePulse monitors the health of your internal or external hard drives daily when your computer is idle for five minutes to check for errors, fragmentation, or bad blocks.
How do I use DrivePulse?
After installing Drive Genius 3, you just need to enable the DrivePulse feature. From there you will see the DrivePulse icon (the rectangle highlighted below) now located in the top right section of your toolbar. Article Continues…
While I have finally uncovered my iPhone 3GS from my pile of miscellaneous electronics, I’ve decided to do another Mac game review. Why? Because while I do dedicate a lot of time to the games I review for the OWC Blog, a good deal of my free time is spent playing League of Legends, and I figured it was time to show it some love. I have to give everyone a fair warning: This game is not for the faint of heart. The community will chew you up, and the learning curve is steep enough to require a grappling hook to climb. It is all about teams of players competing to win, and people (including myself) take this game very seriously. So strap up, turn your red baseball hats backward, it’s about to get intense. Article Continues…
A lot of weird things happen around Halloween. And not just your pumpkins disappearing or fresh eggs magically appearing splattered on your front door. Weird things can happen to *gasp* … your computer. We know, we know… weird things can happen to your computer anytime, but it’s just so easy this time of year to blame it on disturbing Halloween “occurrences”.
Well, we have good news. We’ve got remedies for some of the common demons that can possess your computer and make it scarily slow. And luckily, these solutions are easier than performing a messy exorcism.
Slow Web Browsing
As you browse your way around the Internet, your computer remembers where you go as history … sort of like the ghost of your Internet past. If you also save your passwords and usernames for easy access to all of your accounts online, then the computer remembers these as well. All of the files that accumulate while you browse the Internet slowly build up. Your computer then has to search through all of this information in order to find the correct information, thus slowing down your browsing speeds to a zombie-like crawl. Here is a great way to keep these files to a minimum: