If you're a business owner who relies on text messages to communicate with employees, clients, or customers, it's essential to ensure the privacy and security of your messages. Unfortunately, there are many ways for others to go through your texts if they have access to your mobile phone.
Solid-state drives (SSDs) are fast becoming the standard for data storage because of their many advantages over hard disk drives (HDDs). Here are the top five reasons SSDs are better than HDDs for Macs.
SSDs are more reliable
All types of disk drives are more likely to fail with age, but SSDs are more resistant to age-related degradation than HDDs. This is because most modern SSDs use NAND flash memory, which is not as susceptible to the wear and tear that HDDs experience with their spinning disks.
Many iPad users are usually happy with their device, but there are a few who want to install apps that are not on the App Store and even change the performance of their device outside of what Apple allows. The only way to do this is through jailbreaking.
Keyboard shortcuts can enhance users’ productivity and save time, but not everyone knows about them. If you own a Mac, these are the keyboard shortcuts you need to start using now.
Minimize or dock the front app window: Command + M
If you have several open apps, browsers, and Finder windows, use this shortcut to minimize the front window to the Dock.
Windows users are often the victims of ransomware attacks. For example, in 2017, WannaCry and Petya ransomware infected hundreds of thousands of Windows PCs around the world. Unfortunately, ransomware strains that specifically target Macs are expected to grow in number as well.
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.
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.
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 Apple Menu (located on the left-hand side of the screen) then click About This Mac.
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.
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.