Windows and macOS devices have automatic updates turned on by default, but there are usually updates you can perform manually, too. While optional, these updates can be very useful in maximizing the security of your devices and improving the performance of your OS, especially if you’ve been experiencing any problems that the automatic variety hasn’t […]
Security software is all but vital on Windows and macOS devices, and there’s a wide range of security software to choose from, many with unique features. However, there’s also a variety of malware posing as security software. Only use security software from sources you trust. If you’re not sure if security software is legitimate, do […]
While many updates to operating systems and applications are small and take just a few minutes to complete, others are big and make necessitate hours. To decrease delays and hassle, it’s a good idea to schedule updates overnight, when you’re not using the device and when update servers aren’t as busy. This will also help […]
Apple’s AirDrop is a convenient way to transfer files between iOS (iPhone) and/or macOS (MacBook) devices that are near to one another. It doesn’t even require an internet connection or any cables. However, it can also leave your devices open to spam. Limit sharing permissions to Contacts Only or Receiving Off to remove this risk.
Apple Watches are popular accessories for purposes like fitness tracking, but they can also help with cybersecurity. You can unlock a Mac with an Apple Watch that’s powered on and currently on your wrist, as long as you’ve configured it in your Mac’s System Preferences. Doing so has the added benefit of requiring you to […]
If your computer starts slowing down and doesn’t respond to reboots, it could be time to return it to a system restore point. System restore functionality is native to both macOS and Windows. If enabled, it allows you to completely reset your operating system to a backup first created when all was still acting correctly.
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