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

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

How to Take a Screenshot on a Mac

By Phil DavisPublished February 2012; Updated December 2016 Use Keyboard Shortcuts Screenshots can be made using these shortcuts. Capture screen, save to file CMD+SHIFT+3 Capture screen, save to clipboard CMD+CTRL+SHIFT+3 Capture a selection, save to file CMD+SHIFT+4 Capture a selection, save to clipboard CMD+CTRL+SHIFT+4 Use the Grab Application You can also make use of Grab … Read moreHow to Take a Screenshot on a Mac

Five Quick Tips

By Phil Davis Published December 2011; Updated December 2016 Use Spotlight to Launch Applications The simplest and fastest way to launch an application is to use Spotlight. Use the keyboard shortcut CMD+SpaceBar to open Spotlight, enter the name of the app (usually you only need the first few characters) and click on the app’s icon. … Read moreFive Quick Tips

Three Ways to Learn About Your Computer

By: Phil Davis. Published April 2013; Updated December 2016 You just bought your shiny new Mac and you are anxious to get started using it. However, you might want to take a few minutes to understand (and document) what you have before downloading all those apps. Here are three easy ways to learn about your … Read moreThree Ways to Learn About Your Computer