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

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

Use the Apple Hardware Test to Diagnose Problems

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

Review: Maintaining Your Mac, a Book by Joe Kissell

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