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It’s Spring: Time to Clean Your Mac

Spring is traditionally the time to clean out the cobwebs, dust, and dirt that have collected after you’ve been closed up in the house all winter. As long as you’re in a cleaning mode, it’s a good idea to take the time to clean up your Mac and other electronic equipment. Dust, dirt, and even cobwebs have been known to cling to a Mac, and not only mar the look, but also block airflow, or hinder the working of mechanical components. Taking the time to clean your Mac can help extend its useful life. As long as you’re doing a bit of cleaning, you may as well do a little Mac maintenance as well, to ensure your Mac not only looks good, but also continues to perform at its best.

Mac Migration Assistant

How to Use Migration Assistant with macOS Catalina

If you just upgraded to a new Mac, or used the clean install method to upgrade to macOS Catalina, chances are you’re going to need to copy information from your old Mac, or older Mac OS, to your upgraded Mac. There...

Mac 101: How to Get Ready for macOS Mojave

The summer is drawing to a close, which means macOS Mojave is about to be released. It may also mean a few other things, but we’re going to concentrate on the release of Mojave and what you’ll need to do...

Here is How to Check SMART Status of Your Mac Drives

Are you SMART about the health of the drives in your Mac? SMART stands for Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology, and it's a way for a drive to report its health or problems to macOS. SMART status reports if...

How to Use macOS Sierra Disk Utility to Verify or Repair Disks

One of the old Mac OS X utilities, Disk Utility, has received a makeover in macOS Sierra. The updated app now presents a streamlined appearance while retaining all of its former functionality, and it's still useful for verifying or repairing disks. This...