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How to move data from your old PC to your new Mac
If you’re switching from a Windows PC to a Mac, and you’re worried about losing years’ worth of data on your old machine, don’t fret. Changing platforms doesn’t have to mean starting over with Apple’s free tool called Windows Migration Assistant. Learn how to move contacts, calendars, email accounts, and more from your PC to
Is malware a problem on Macs?
There’s a common misconception that Apple computers can’t get infected with malware. The truth is Macs are resistant to most Windows-based bugs and malicious codes but they aren’t invulnerable. Here are some threats that can compromise your Mac and how to tell that you’ve been infected. What are the threats that can affect your Mac?
How to use external monitors with Mac computers
It’s much more convenient to work when you have two monitors. In case you’re using a Mac computer (a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac mini) and want to hook an external monitor to it, we’ve got a few tips for you. First, check which displays your Mac device supports by doing the following: Click the
Want to get rid of your Mac? Not so fast
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 identity theft — unless you follow these steps to keep your personal information safe. 1. Back up your files You don’t want the
When should you purchase a new Mac?
Like it or not, there will come a time when your once lightning-fast Mac computer can no longer meet modern computing demands. When this happens, you’ll face the following dilemma: should you stick to your current Mac computer or purchase a new one? To help you make this decision, we’ve listed several signs you need
How to protect your Mac from cyberthreats
There’s a myth that Macs are virtually immune to malware and viruses. But it’s exactly that: a myth. While Macs may face fewer threats than Windows computers, they are still vulnerable to a wide array of cyber risks. Fortunately, protecting your Mac is fairly simple. Start with these security tips. Check your privacy settings Make
Why an SSD is better than an HDD for your Mac
There’s no question that solid state drives (SSDs) are better than hard disk drives (HDDs) for personal computers and Macs. SSDs will significantly enhance your machines’ performance in ways you may not have imagined. Here are a few specific benefits to Mac when you replace HDDs with SSDs. They’re more reliable Most consumer SSDs use
6 Compelling reasons to not jailbreak your iPad
For most users, the iPad is fantastic just as it is. It’s easy to use and there are myriad apps and content available to download from the App Store. But there are people who aren’t too happy with the restrictions that Apple imposes on how they can control and customize their device. Jailbreaking is a
Got a new MacBook? Here’s what you need to do first
The 2020 MacBook models boast of a new processor that promises a longer battery life and better speed. Plus, they offer the ability to run iPhone and iPad apps. But before you start using your new device, make the following tweaks to ensure even better performance and functionality. Go through the basics When you first
What you need to know about Mac ransomware
New strains of ransomware usually impact many Windows users, while only a small percentage of Mac users get affected. However, there are ransomware strains that specifically target Apple’s computers. Defending against these threats is crucial if your business mostly uses Macs. Here’s what you need to know about Mac ransomware. What is Mac ransomware? Ransomware