Tag Archives: Performance

Activity Monitor - Energy, Disk & Network

Using Activity Monitor Part 2: Energy, Disk, and Network

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 Using Activity Monitor Part 2, we’ll take a look at using this utility to explore your Mac's energy use, disk performance, and network performance.

Activity Monitor – CPU & Memory

Using Activity Monitor Part 1: CPU and Memory

Activity Monitor is one of my favorite apps, although when my Mac is running as it should, I hardly ever use it. But when there’s a need to troubleshoot problems, check performance, or see if an upgrade, such as additional RAM or...

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Speed Up macOS Catalina with These Tips

Did you recently upgrade to macOS Catalina? After the initial thrill of seeing a new desktop and exploring new features, did you notice that your Mac isn’t as fast as it used to be? While it isn't normal for the Mac to slow down after a system upgrade, it has been known to happen.

Rocket Yard Testing Lab: Which Browser is Fastest?

When asked what browser they use on their Mac, most people will respond with Google Chrome or Apple Safari. Some will mention Firefox and Opera as alternatives to the big two. It seems each browser has its advocates, with browser...

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, and...

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