What to do if your computer is slowing down

Updated 2018-08-08 … With a new operating system on the horizon (Mojave), you might be thinking about ways to optimize and speed up your computer. Here’s a list of things that are always good to keep in mind. Note: this is based on an article in Tech Tails #689, by Ed Shepard in 2012. It is interesting to see … Read moreWhat to do if your computer is slowing down

Use TextExpander to Simplify Your Work

Updated 2018-08-08 … Are you tired of typing the same phrases over and over in your email messages or in documents that you are creating? Your name Your address Sincerely yours, [your name] Links to a website Common phrases that you use often Standard paragraphs and more … Do you often make common spelling mistakes like … Read moreUse TextExpander to Simplify Your Work

What To Do After You Backup Your Mac

Updated 2018-08-08 By now all you Mac users have realized the necessity of backing up your files on a regular basis. You may use Time Machine to make versioned backups, Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) or SuperDuper to make cloned backups, or services such as Backblaze to make backups in the cloud. You may even be as … Read moreWhat To Do After You Backup Your Mac

Get Information About Your Mac

Another source for information about all Macs is the free Mactrackter program. Download Mactracker. Mactracker is a database that provides detailed information on every Apple computer ever made, including items such as processor speed, memory, optical drives, graphics cards, supported Mac OS versions, and expansion options. Mactracker also includes information about Apple mice, keyboards, displays, printers, … Read moreGet Information About Your Mac

MacOS Threat Landscape

Are you interested in seeing a non-alarmist, data-driven, and realistic assessment of the existing malware threat environment for the Mac platform? If so, you’ll want to watch this hour-long presentation from Thomas Reed of Malwarebytes. Recorded at the 2018 MacAdmins conference at Penn State University, Reed uses hard data found from the Malwarebytes scanner and removal … Read moreMacOS Threat Landscape