If you’ve owned a Mac for quite some time, it’s probable that you’ve gone through a few issues while using it. And after a while, using it can be more of a hassle than a convenience. If you’re already experiencing some major issues, it may be time to replace your Mac.
macOS Catalina is the latest version of Apple’s operating system for Mac computers. From three new apps for managing music, podcasts, and your favorite movies and TV shows to productivity- and creativity-boosting programs, Catalina offers a myriad of exciting features that will enhance overall user experience.
Apple products often come with an air of invincibility, and through the years, they’ve shown resistance to threats in ways Microsoft computers aren’t privy to. This, however, does not mean that Macs aren’t invulnerable.
Viruses that affect Macs
There are four general virus types that hit Apple products, and their effects can range from merely annoying to downright destructive:
Adware are unwanted programs that bombard users with pop-up advertisements.
Like other Apple products, MacBooks are notoriously expensive, especially compared to their Windows counterparts. But as legions of personal and business users will tell you, a MacBook is well worth the price. And to make sure you get the most bang for your buck, you need to set it up properly by tweaking these settings.
Buying a secondhand Mac is a popular way to save money on relatively expensive equipment that retains its value. Conversely, selling your used Mac is a great way to expose yourself to potential identity theft. Keep your personal information safe when getting rid of a Mac computer by adhering to these tips.
Don’t be so quick to dump that old computer! Despite being slow, clunky, and prone to crashes, your old desktop or laptop might just be perfectly usable — after a few light upgrades that will breathe new life into it and enable you to use it for other computing needs.
Did your Mac slow down after you installed macOS Mojave? Or do you suspect that its sluggishness is caused by nearly empty memory storage space? No matter what caused your Mac to slow down, things are not hopeless. Here are some ways to speed it up.
Clean up your Login Items
The Login Items list (or “Startup List”) contains all the apps and programs that automatically start when you log in.
A common reason for running the Windows operating system (OS) on a Mac computer is to bypass compatibility issues. Virtualization is the only way to efficiently install OS-specific software on any machine, so let’s go over some of the ways this solution creates synergy between the two platforms.
We are driven by instinct to switch to tools that increase efficiency. This is as true as when our ancestors upgraded to sharper spears, as it is now as we continually update the operating systems of our Macs. However, there have been so many macOS improvements over the years that we often overlook the more beneficial ones.
Installing security patches is usually such a humdrum task that even the most inexperienced users handle it. Unfortunately, that has not been the case with the Spectre and Meltdown fixes. This time around, we recommend you skip installing the update and let an IT professional handle it for you.