So you’re trying to finish an urgent task, but your Mac isn’t performing as fast as you need it to. What can you do? Knowing why your machine is slowing down is key to returning it to its former speed. We have prepared five common reasons Macs become sluggish and what you can do to resolve the problem.
So you’ve just unboxed your brand new laptop — what do you do next? Before you start using it to surf the internet or finish your tasks for the day, take these steps to optimize its performance and ensure it meets your needs.
1. Update your laptop’s operating system
One of the first things you should do before using your laptop is to update its operating system (OS). Assuming you did not purchase the laptop when it was first released, it will still be running an older OS. Because important patches and fixes are released with each new update, you must install the latest ones to ensure your laptop doesn’t have vulnerabilities that malicious third parties can exploit.
Through the years, Apple products have shown resistance to different kinds of malware that Microsoft computers weren’t able to dodge. This, however, does not mean that Macs are invulnerable. Here are some threats you should watch out for to keep your Mac protected.
Some Mac users have been using their devices for years without learning many of the most useful keyboard shortcuts. That’s fine, but knowing these shortcuts would definitely make life much easier. Here are some of the most useful ones you should learn now.
Have you been recently experiencing problems on your Mac computer? Are you wondering if you should shell out some cash for a new one or if it’s better to stick to your current device? If so, we are here to help. In this article, we list down the surefire signs that you need to buy a new Mac.
Although more generally secure than Windows computers and Android devices, Apple computers and devices have security threats, too. Thinking that Macs and iPhones don’t need protection is just asking for trouble. Follow these tips to bolster the security of all your business gadgets.
Apple promises a raft of features to improve productivity and overall user experience with macOS Catalina. Slated for release in October 2019, legions of Mac users worldwide can’t wait to unpack the new operating system’s exciting apps and programs.
Your Mac’s Time Machine should be your primary backup system. Not only does it let you restore your Mac to a happy working state after a crash, but it also lets you recover individual files or folders you may have accidentally erased. Additionally, as its name suggests, you can see what files looked like an hour ago or anytime in the recent past.
Slow performance and bugs are telltale signs that your Mac is infected with malware. If left unchecked, malware can give hackers a backdoor into your system, steal data, and cause irreparable damage to your company. The best thing you can do against a malware attack is to address it as quickly as possible.