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 […]

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 […]

Tips for using external monitors with Mac computers

Using two monitors doesn’t just make working convenient, but it also makes you more productive. If you’re using a Mac Mini, Macbook Pro, or Macbook Air, you probably think your external monitor options are limited. Not quite. Here’s how to use external monitors as a second display for your Mac computers. First, check what displays […]

How to tell if your Mac is compromised

Viruses and malware creators are out to attack anyone and everyone, including Mac users. Despite Apple’s robust macOS that makes it difficult to attack Macs, cybercriminals are finding ways to identify and exploit vulnerabilities. Read on to find out which threats you should protect your Mac against, as well as signs that your computer has […]

What we can expect from iOS 14

Apple’s continuous improvement of its operating systems will give us iOS 14 and other OS updates this September. These will be previewed and tested by developers come Apple’s WWDC on June 22, but here’s a quick peek at some of the new apps and features. Nifty app tweaks Apple is developing new features for some […]