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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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20 Years of Mac OS X: A History of Mac Operating Systems

March 24, 2001, was a banner day for Mac users. On that day, twenty years ago, Apple introduced the next generation of the Mac operating system – Mac OS X 10.0 "Cheetah." The introduction was no small matter, as it...

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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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