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Everything You Need To Know About Mac FileVault Encryption

Long-time readers of the Rocket Yard have probably heard us mention Apple's FileVault Encryption, which is a way to encrypt the startup disk on your Mac. In this Mac 101 article, we'll take a detailed look at FileVault, how it...

Keeping Your Mac Secure, Part 2: FileVault

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on49rEdV1CY] Join OWC Erica as she discusses how to keep your Mac more secure by setting up FileVault which is built right in to the OS. For more videos from OWC, check out our YouTube channel. And for more...

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How to Change Your Login Password in macOS

The password of your user account in macOS is known as your login password. It's the password you use to log in to your Mac and make certain changes, such as installing software. But have you ever forgotten it? If so, you can often reset it – this article shows several different ways. Hopefully, one of them will work for you!

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Work From Home Essentials: Helpful Apps and Utilities

After you work from home for a while, you build up a collection of apps and utilities that become a toolkit for your at-home workflow. Everyone's toolkit will be different, with some specialized tools for the type of work they do, but there will likely be some core products found in everyone's toolkit for working at home. In this Rocket Yard guide, we will take a look at apps and tricks to help you manage your work-from-home environment. This is by no means an exhaustive look at available apps and utilities, but it should provide an inkling of the type of workflow utilities and tricks you may need.

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How to Use Safe Mode in macOS Catalina

Your Mac has a "Safe Mode" designed to help when you run into trouble with your computer. It's a diagnostic mode of macOS that boots up your desktop or laptop without any other apps running. Here's how it works.

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A Year in Review: The 10 Most Popular Rocket Yard Posts of 2019

As many are wont to do, we here at Rocket Yard like to take some time to reflect at the beginning of each new year. We look back at what went well and what hurdles we encountered. We celebrate the victories and learn from the challenges. In 2019, we saw our readership grow by 29% – that’s a fantastic increase that we can only attribute to you. And for that, we thank you!

In the Vault: How to Encrypt Files On Your Mac

With macOS, it’s (relatively) easy to encrypt files — that is, you can translate your data into a secret code so others can’t view it without your permission.   Encryption is the best way to ensure security and peace of...

Login Not Working? Reset Your User Account Password

Your Mac's user account password gives you access to all of your user data as well as many services included with the Mac OS. That’s why if you should ever forget the account password, you may be in real trouble; stuck...

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