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
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
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
Question Occasionally my monitor (MacPro) goes blank for no explainable reason. I jiggle the mouse and it comes back on. I still do not know why this happens but I now know when it happens. I can control it. When I mouse over to and off the bottom or top left corner of the screen, … Read moreWhy does my screen go black?
Published in MugTalk April 2018… Its that time of year again. Spring! A time of sunshine, flowers, wide weather swings, and lots of pollen. And so its time for a little spring cleaning. Every culture has some form of spring cleaning in their repertoire and I suggest that this term be extended to cover our … Read moreSpring Cleaning
This is a great tip from Gary of MacMost.
Use the Apple Hardware Test to Diagnose Problems You can use the Apple Hardware Test (AHT) to diagnose issues you’re having with your Mac’s hardware. This can include problems with your Mac’s display, graphics, processor, memory, and storage. The Apple Hardware Test can be used to rule out most hardware failure as the culprit when … Read moreUse the Apple Hardware Test to Diagnose Problems
By Joe Kissell, Joe On Tech Joe is back with an update to an earlier version of his book published by Take Control in 2012. This latest book by Joe Kissell in his Joe On Tech series is a welcome upgrade to a very useful book. According to Joe, Troubleshooting Your Mac is not just … Read moreBook Review: Troubleshooting Your Mac
By Phil Davis Joe Kissell has published the second book in his new JoeOnTech Guides series – Maintaining Your Mac. You probably will recognize Joe as the author of a number of the Take Control series of books on a variety of Mac topics. This book covers things that you can do to keep your … Read moreReview: Maintaining Your Mac, a Book by Joe Kissell
Another excellent video from David A. Cox. David provides a number of useful tips for how to get the most from Apple Care and he includes some helpful links to appropriate resources.