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Backups

Take a look at the files stored on your Mac right now. You might have a Documents folder with carefully-organized Word and Pages files. iPhoto could be filled to the brim with images snapped over the years. Or everything could be filling up your desktop. When was the last time you saved copies of these files? Is there a hard…

Yosemite – A Fresh Start

Every time the Mac operating system gets an update, I ask myself – do I want to upgrade, or do I want to do a fresh install? Ever since around Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6), the Upgrade & Install process has been fairly painless, and now that Migration Assistant doesn’t crash in the middle of the file transfer, it’s pretty…

Why I Upgraded to Yosemite Instead of Starting Over

Whether you’ve been following Apple news and rumor sites, reading our Yahoo mailing list, or constantly refreshing Apple’s homepage, you’re probably aware that OS X 10.10 Yosemite was released last week. While I’m sure there are plenty of us eager to take the plunge on a brand-new operating system, there are probably plenty of others who take a “wait and see” approach,…

OS X Tips

At the September 4th meeting, Bill laid out a number of tips for getting the most out of OS X. When applicable, the information includes a link to its online source. — Send items directly from the Finder (OSX 10.7 up) It’s quite easy to send items directly from Preview…. But, if you are using OS X 10.7 or above you will…

10.3.2 Slow Boot Up

At the Jan. 15th meeting I showed how performing a simple modification reduced startup times dramatically. The information for the modification came from 3 articles published by MacFixit, Macintouch, and Apple. These 3 articles have been reprinted below. On the schools iMac that I performed the mod on for the demo, the boot times went from 1 minute 45 seconds…