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- 332 ArticlesMac 101: The Reason Your Mac Needs More Memory
Whether you just received your first Mac as a Christmas present, had someone gift you with a used Mac, or have been a Mac user for years, you might want to consider upgrading your Mac with more memory. Perhaps... Mac 101: The Top Five Reasons You Need To Switch To SSD
Over the past ten years, a revolution has been taking place in personal computing: hard disk drives (HDDs), which store data on spinning platters, have given way to silent, non-mechanical solid state drives (SSDs). Chances are good that if... Mac 101: Get More Done with More Memory
RAM upgrades can be both the simplest and least expensive ways to extend the productive life of your Mac. They can also improve general performance by allowing you to have more windows open, have more “stuff” on your desktop,... macOS 101: What Mojave Broke and How to Fix It
Having issues with Mojave? Seems like it’s a rite of passage to install a new version of the macOS, and then uncover issues we didn’t see in the beta version. With macOS Mojave, we appear to be seeing a... Mac 101: How to Get Ready for macOS Mojave
The summer is drawing to a close, which means macOS Mojave is about to be released. It may also mean a few other things, but we’re going to concentrate on the release of Mojave and what you’ll need to... Mac 101: Learn the Power of rsync for Backup, Remote, Archive Systems
You may not have heard of rsync; it’s a file transfer and synchronization program that’s often used to create elaborate and complex backup systems. Written for Unix operating systems, rsync is included with the Mac and can be accessed... Mac 101: How to Upgrade a Computer with Soldered Components
On January 15, 2008, Apple took a major step with its laptop line. The first edition of the ultra-thin MacBook Air was announced that day, and it featured memory that was soldered into the board, eliminating users’ ability to... Mac 101: Window Management Keyboard Shortcuts
Mice and trackpads may have made it easier for us to point to a specific spot on our Mac screens, but there are some cases where constantly reaching for that pointing control device can slow down our work. That’s... Mac 101: How to Avoid Mac App Store Scams
The Mac App Store was supposed to be the place to find and purchase apps for a Mac without having to worry whether the seller, developer, or some other third-party had somehow tampered with the app for nefarious purposes.... Tech 101: Using Siri on Mac to Make Lists and Calendar Appointments
Have you talked to your Mac lately? While Siri is a helpful assistant to many iOS users, it gets short shrift on the Mac. Today I’ll cover two quick ways that you can use Siri on your Mac to streamline... Tech 101: How to Quickly Free Up Mac Storage Space
Owning a new Mac is a great feeling — it’s the fastest it’s ever going to be, there are no scratches or dings on the computer, and you have what seems like an unlimited amount of storage space. Fast... macOS 101: AirDrop Tips for Mac and iOS Users
AirDrop is a peer-to-peer file sharing system for local Mac and iOS users. It’s easy to set up with just a click or two; no special information or settings are needed. Just drag-and-drop a file to share with others....
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