Tag Archives: Activity Monitor
masOS Spinning Beachball Pinwheel How to Force Quit a Frozen...
Sometimes a Mac app freezes up and you have to kill it. Well, not actually kill it, but you may have to force it to quit so you can...

Activity Monitor - Energy, Disk & Network Using Activity Monitor Part 2: Energy,...
The Activity Monitor app can be used to troubleshoot your Mac, as well as evaluate how well your Mac is performing overall or with specific running processes (apps). In...

TipOff 🚀 TipOff #7: How to Cure...
You might find that when you choose to sleep your Mac by closing the lid or choosing Sleep from the menu, every now-and-then it refuses to do so. This...


macOS 101: What’s in the Utility...
The utility folder is chock full of handy apps that perform a wide spectrum of tasks, from monitoring the performance of your Mac to giving your Mac a voice....

Mac 101: Get More Done with...
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...

activity monitor with bitcoin logo How Someone Can Use Your Mac’s...
Cryptojacking is a somewhat new way for nefarious individuals to make use of your Mac's processing power for their own gain. Use this guide to see if you have...

Mac’s Hidden Daemons: Should You Be...
The Mac, and for that matter most computing platforms, are just chock full of daemons. Daemons, not to be confused with demons, are usually small programs that run in...


Finding and Banishing Problematic Apps on...
Last week the Rocket Yard showed you how to pinpoint troublesome iOS apps — using too much power, consuming your storage, or crashing frequently — and remove them from...

The Utilities Folder New to Mac? Here Are 5...
If early sales figures are any indication, many shoppers purchased Macs during the recent holiday season. That’s not a surprise: sales of Macs have been rising for years as people...