Remove Mac Malware

Remove Mac Malware

Malware (malicious software) is the scourge of the software world, but it’s (thankfully) rarely found on Mac OS X. Mac malware does exist, though, and every so often a new piece of Mac malware hits the headlines and scares Mac owners senseless. Mac malware is extremely rare, and you are unlikely to have installed malware on(…)

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Emoji Tips

Emoji Tips

Whenever you are in a text field in OS X, just press Command-Control-Space and an emoji panel will appear. Then click any of the Emoji icons to insert it at the current position in the text. For those who find it quicker to use the keyboard than the mouse, you can navigate between the Emoji icons with(…)

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Apple Watch Tips

Apple Watch Tips

  A quick look at Apple Watch Here are the gestures you need to use Apple Watch and its apps. The Apple Watch display not only responds to touch-based gestures like tapping and swiping, it also uses Force Touch technology to respond to the pressure of your finger. Wearing Apple Watch You’ll want to wear(…)

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Photos Tips

Photos Tips

Updating from iPhoto happens automatically In many cases, if you have a single iPhoto library in your Pictures folder, your entire library — including your photos, videos, projects, albums, and so on — automatically appears in Photos the first time you open it. Migrating more than one photo library If you have more than one(…)

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Startup Keys

Startup Keys

Some Mac features are available by holding down certain keys during startup. Press and hold the keys immediately after you turn on your Mac and hear the startup sound. Keep holding until the described behavior occurs. These combinations work with Intel-based Mac computers. Hold during startup Description Shift ⇧ Start up in Safe Mode. Option ⌥ Start up(…)

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Screensaver Tips

Screensaver Tips

When you’re not using your Mac, you can set it to display a screen saver or to turn off your display. Choose a screen saver OS X comes with several screen savers that display photos, messages, artwork from your iTunes library or photo library, and more. To set your preferred screen saver: From the Apple(…)

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TCP Tips

TCP Tips

Apple software uses particular TCP and UDP ports that security software or specific network configurations might block on your computer. Use these steps to find out if TCP ports are blocked or unreachable. Test basic communication First, find and note the IP address of the computer, Apple TV, or device you are trying to connect to, such(…)

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Battery Tips

Battery Tips

Understanding batteries in Mac notebooks Terms and definitions MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro computers come with lithium polymer batteries to provide maximum battery life in a compact space. In order to fully understand battery technology and battery life, it’s good to know common battery terminology. Cycle count: Batteries are expected to function for a certain(…)

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Mac Tips and Tricks

Mac Tips and Tricks

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Custom Lock Screen Message

Custom Lock Screen Message

To set a Mac lock screen message, head to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General. Click the padlock icon in the lower-left section of the screen and authenticate as an administrative user. Find and check the box “Show a message when the screen is locked” and then clickSet Lock Message. In the text box(…)

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