Your computer, regardless of if you’re using it or not, is constantly communicating with the Internet. All of these conversations – held in the background – help keep your system and applications running at tip top shape. But some times there are some applications that just don’t need to communicate with the Internet, or even [...]
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When you hit the road, it’s easy to get paranoid—especially if you’re carrying thousands of dollars’ worth of technology with you. You can alleviate some of your worries by taking security measures to protect yourself against someone running off with your iPhone, iPad, or MacBook.
Use common sense
If you’re not used to toting a machine outside [...]
The TRIM command is an essential part of SSD maintenance and helps keep the drive running at top speed. It’s available natively for Macs using SSD’s purchased from Apple but if you’ve got a third party drive, enabling TRIM requires some fancy Terminal work. Until now, that is.
This command works in the background when files [...]
My “Open with…” menu is buggy! I end up with many duplicates of the same programs showing up in this list. So, I set out to find a fix to this today.
Other sources on the Internet give a directory to move to, then a terminal command to run. Unfortunately, it looks like at some point, [...]