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10 Quick Mac Troubleshooting Techniques

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Wouldn’t it be nice to know that you can get your troubled Mac, up and running  just by using some Mac troubleshooting techniques. Most of us are grateful, when we get to work on Mac as it is generally trouble free. We are content as we get to work on it day after day for years and it is stored with all your files, photos and videos, presentations etc… But what happens when your most trusted Mac has trouble starting up and you are rushing against a deadline.  Mac has all your data and information, that is required the most

The Best Security Features of macOS Sierra

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We’ve discussed various pros and cons of macOS Sierra through a series of articles. But, we haven’t covered a very important aspect of mac Sierra that Apple wants to put on top – security. Here’re some of the best of macOS Sierra’s security and privacy features. Welcoming HTML5 In Sierra, Apple has brought up a big change in Safari’s setting. It’ll no longer reveal the installed plugin data to other websites. Adobe Flash plugin will be turned off by default to encourage websites to use HTML5 based videos. Its reason is simple – Flash is easily exploitable than HTML5. Most

Backing Up Mac Doesn’t Have to Be Hard. Read These 3 Simple Methods

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We all have innumerable data stored on our Mac and you never know when you’ll be a victim of data loss. System crash, Malware, a theft or even an accidental deletion may result in permanent loss of data – which includes work presentations, your favorite music collection or precious photos etc. To prevent data loss from untoward incidents, the simple yet wise and important thing to do is to back up your Mac. Listed down are three methods to backup; Method #1: iTunes Using iTunes to organize your music library is an easy way to keep your data backup ready.

Is It Necessary to “Safely Eject USB drive”?

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When disconnecting a USB device from our PC or Notebook, we always think about it once in a while. Let’s explore some aspects to answer this question. Disconnecting a USB Mac system provides a couple of ways to safely remove your USB device, but it doesn’t recommend suddenly ejecting of your hardware. Windows suggests a different approach towards this issue; it offers a setting that would save you from the extra efforts of using the ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ option. But this feature does not give us the answer to our question except that Windows believe in saving your time and

How to Partition a Memory Card (SD/USB) In Windows and Mac

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Creating partitions on your memory card (SD/USB) card is easy, whether you are using Windows or Mac. You just have to follow certain steps that would enable you to partition your SD card. Make a Partition! SD cards are small storage units, exclusively used to store a collection of data that you can access from your computer or other devices. While using SD/SDHC cards or USB drives, it becomes very important to organize your important information. The best measure to adopt would be memory card partition before using it to store your information. Partitioning memory card helps to maintain the integrity

How to Format an SD Card on Windows & MAC

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Let me take the liberty to assume that you are someone who has a lot of data to store. Therefore, you are someone who makes use of the SD Cards. Sooner or later you might have come across questions such as Why do we format SD cards? Is there anything one needs to do before formatting an SD card? How to format SD cards? Well, this is the place where all your questions shall be answered one by one. Need to format Formatting of memory cards is recommended by almost all the tech experts all over the globe.  SD cards are predominantly

5 Ways to Speed Up Your Slow Mac

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Tired of seeing beach ball spinning on your Mac? Has your Mac become annoyingly slow? Just like any computer, Mac too starts running slow with time. Whether it’s an iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook (all series) or Mac Pro you might want to check the performance of an aging Mac. With these 5 tips, you’ll be able to clean the clutter and speed up your slow Mac. #1: Reduce Login Items It’s obvious that if your Mac starts up faster, it doesn’t take much time for anything. You don’t have to wait for apps to load, they open immediately. When your

7 Signs It’s Time to Get a New Computer for You

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It’s hard to let go off your favorite things. Be it your old pair of jeans, a stuffed toy you still cuddle with or your favorite comic book. As they say “all good things come to an end”, it is also the same with your computer. It’s absolutely OK to hold on to your past for sentimental values but not with your computer. As time goes by, you need to change your computer as well. There are several signs which indicate that it’s time to change your computer. Your computer suddenly starts making a weird sound, you’ll see colorful dots

How to Roll Back from macOS Sierra to OS X El Capitan?

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Although macOS Sierra upgrde won’t create a snag for most of the Mac users, there are some exceptions wherein a user may run into a series of problems after Sierra upgrade. These problems may persists even after reinstalling Sierra. For those users, the only feasible option would be to roll back from Sierra to a previous version, say OS X 10.11 El Capitan. There won’t be any time limit as in the case of iOS, in which a user have to complete this roll back process. So, if you want to do this process, you’re free to do it whenever

5 Dumb Mistakes to Avoid When installing Mac Sierra

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Finally, Mac Sierra is at your doorsteps. You only have to click upgrade button, if your device is compatible. You have a lot of new features to see and experience on this brand new Mac OS. If you’ve seen its public beta, I don’t think there’s a reason to explain it. Anyway, there’s no need to search for a public beta – the official version is live now! But, there should be more clarity on certain things, especially in a situation where more Mac users may try to upgrade to Sierra without knowing much about it. Proper awareness about the