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Macintosh Spring Cleaning

Keep your Macintosh clean and running cool. Dust build up inside any computer can cause your system to run hot. The hotter your computer runs the greater the chance of component damage and overheating. Keeping your computer clean and dust free allows it to run quieter and be more reliable. Here is a recent clean-up…

Mac Tune Up Basics

Apple has done a great job with OS X and its ability to keep your Mac running smooth and fast but there are many culprits that can hog your Mac’s system resources. Before doing anything on your Mac backup your data!

Mac users should be concerned about virus’s

Earlier this month Sophos released a free version of their product for the Mac, Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition.  Since then, they have been gathering data from their users. They recently released some statistics from the clients on their Naked Security Blog and found that users should be concerned about what might be hiding on their hard…

New Java trojan attacks Mac OS X via social networking sites

A new trojan horse has cropped up that affects Mac OS X (and Windows as well), primarily disguised as a video flitting around social networking sites. When users click an infected link, a Java applet is launched that downloads multiple files, including an installer that runs automatically without users’ knowledge. The Trojan, dubbed trojan.osx.boonana.a by security…

Check Your Mac’s Battery Health in System Profiler

We know that laptop batteries don’t last forever, but sometimes it’s hard to tell whether your battery is actually dying or whether you’re just imagining bad battery life. Here’s how to keep up with your MacBook battery’s health without extra software. Reader haxorknight explains that your battery’s health information is readily available from System Profiler: If…

Live from Apple’s ‘Back to the Mac’ event

Follow Engadget live at Apple’s “Back to the Mac” event!