Information security is a very crucial issue in today’s online world. With identity theft, credit card fraud, and other cyber crimes running rampant, it is very important to protect all your data. Hacking is one of the ways cybercriminals get your information. So, if you’re storing sensitive information on Mac, having a password is not enough. You need a strong Mac drive encryption to protect your computer against unauthorized access. Aside from having secure passwords, you can encrypt your data on your Mac for added security. There’s no need to buy expensive third-party apps to protect your data. All you need is Disk Utility for your hard drive encryption. You can choose to encrypt the whole drive or a few specific files or folders. To enable hard disk encryption, follow these steps: Open Finder. Find Utilities > Disk Utility. Double-click on the Disk Utility icon. While Disk Utility window is […]

Macs are known for being generally reliable and secure, but just like any other piece of technology, they also have weak points, which may be taken advantage of by unscrupulous perpetrators. Within the last few years, there have been several reports of malware and virus attacks on Macs, albeit not worsening enough to be considered an epidemic. Still, the fact remains that the threat is out there and Mac users are not totally invulnerable to cyber attacks. The latest reported Mac threat was the OSX/MaMi. It made the news in January 2018. The malware was designed to install a new root certificate, allowing it to intercept communications, even the encrypted ones. When it gets to successfully route traffic through malicious servers, that’s when it intercepts sensitive information. Because of threats such as this, it’s imperative that you know of free Mac virus removal methods. Aside from virus removal methods, you […]

Using passwords may be a bit inconvenient sometimes, but they make our online lives more secure. These passwords add an extra layer of security to our computer, especially to our sensitive files and data. We use a password for almost everything we do on and with our computer – from social media and email to simply logging in to use our Macs. However, did you know that there are different Mac passwords? Different Types of Mac Passwords Mac Password. This is also known as your account password or computer login password. This is the password you use during start-up in order to gain access to your user account. If there are multiple users, each user account will have a different login password. If there is only one user account, then your Mac password is also your admin password. You can use your admin password to change system preferences, add or […]

Are you tired of the Upgrade to macOS High Sierra notifications regularly popping up on your Desktop? If you’re annoyed by the upgrade notifications but don’t want to install the system software update yet, then this article is for you. Most Mac users think that there is no other option but to install the upgrade because there is no Dismiss or Close button. When the Upgrade to macOS High Sierra notification pops up, you are only given the Install and Details buttons. The Install button immediately tries to install the update while the Details button brings up the App Store where you can see more information about the update. The notifications are also timed – with some users complaining of weekly notifications while others are on a daily basis. As much as we want to ignore the update, the notifications just won’t let the users be. This leads people to […]

Apple is known for its minimalist design. However, there are many ways to tweak your settings to customize your Mac desktop. This article is for those who want to spice up or personalize their Desktop. There are many cool ways to easily change your Mac’s look and feel. All you have to do is adjust some macOS preferences according to your taste. Here are some ways to customize Mac desktop: 1. Customize Your Wallpaper. The first thing you see when you open your computer is your desktop, and the first thing you’ll notice on your desktop is your wallpaper. Your wallpaper is your computer’s background, and of course you want to make it pleasing to your eyes. To change your wallpaper, follow these steps: Right-click anywhere on the desktop. Select Change Desktop Background. You can also open System Preferences, and then choose Desktop & Screen Saver. Click on your preferred […]

Apple’s Mac is definitely a leader when it comes to graphics management. As such, you’ll find countless fonts for this device, either preloaded on the Mac or available for download from numerous sites on the web. With a wide variety of fonts, you’ll be able to create unique presentations and imagery every single time. However, before you can come up with the perfect visual, you’ll first need to learn how to manage fonts on Mac. Fortunately, this isn’t as difficult a task as it might seem. With a few simple steps, you’ll be able to manipulate all the different fonts available for Mac. In this article, we’ll discuss how to view the available fonts, how to install fonts on Mac, and how to remove fonts when needed. How to View Preloaded Fonts The primary step to manage fonts on Mac is to first view fonts that are already on your device. […]

Most people believe that Mac computers don’t get viruses or any form of malware but the truth is they do. Mac computers are also vulnerable to malware attacks and have been that way ever since. In fact, the very first known microcomputer virus, Elk Cloner, was designed for Mac. The virus was written in 1982 by a 15-year old Richard Skrenta, and stored on floppy disks. Elk Cloner was designed to target Apple II computer systems. Although it was totally harmless, the virus caused a lot of annoyance as infected computers would display a poem on every 50th boot. Different Mac Malware Thirty-six years later, the state of Mac malware changed so much. Viruses and attacks are more aggressive, destructive, and harder to detect. One of the new threats, OSX.MaMi, was originally documented in a forum where someone posted that his DNS settings were changed and can no longer be […]

Presentations are not only for students. Presentations are also useful for businesses, meetings, workshops, and tutorials. Most people are familiar with PowerPoint, but there is a Mac counterpart of it, the Apple Keynote. It is the Mac version of PowerPoint but better. You can create professional-looking and breathtaking presentations with Keynote even if you are a beginner. How to Create a Keynote Presentation Keynote allows you to create stunning presentations from scratch. To create a new presentation, follow these steps: Open Keynote by typing it on Finder. Once the application has been launched, choose your desired theme. There are many themes you can choose from, but choose the theme which suits your topic best. Once you’ve selected your theme, a new window will open. Now you are ready to make your presentation. To open an existing presentation, follow these steps: Find your presentation using Finder. Simply type in the file […]

Got a stuck key on your Mac keyboard? Are some keys unresponsive? It’s probably time for you to clean your keyboard. But before you take out your laptop cleaning kit, you have to understand first your Mac’s butterfly keyboard. Your Mac Keyboard Apple introduced the butterfly keyboard when it released the 12-inch MacBook in 2015. The first generation butterfly keyboard was met with more complaints than praises because users felt that it went too far with its minimal key travel. The second generation was released in 2016, with Apple boasting that the keyboard experience is refined for greater comfort and responsiveness. So if you have a MacBook (2015) or MacBook Pro (2016 and later), then what you have is the improved butterfly keyboard. The new keyboard looked sleek and was more responsive compared to the first generation. The design also made it difficult for dust and dirt to accumulate underneath […]

Without a Mac charger, your Mac laptop seems worthless. After all, you don’t have a way to charge its battery once it drains, but what if we say that we have a long-kept secret about how to charge a Mac laptop without a charger? Will you be interested in knowing it? We bet you are. If you really need to use your laptop so bad, and unfortunately, the device is battery dead and you don’t your Mac charger with you, try the following: 1. Use USB-C Power Banks Even if your laptop’s battery drains out and you are out of your station, you can still stay connected to work. How? Carry your MacBook with you wherever you go as well as a high-capacity charger to make sure your laptop does not let you down. When we say “high-capacity charger”, we mean a USB-C power bank. Despite its small size, a […]