What is MacKeeper? MacKeeper is an alleged utility software suite for macOS that has tools for cleaning, security, and optimization. The software is heavily promoted, and is the subject of a class-action lawsuit for false advertising. The bottom line: MacKeeper is a highly invasive software, that can destabilize your operating system. Some call MacKeeper a virus or a […]
Did you know that with every photo you take, private and personal data is stored within the image? Metadata and EXIF data (e.g. date, location, device used) is hidden inside every photo you take. Here’s just a little sample of data from a photo I took a few years ago. It’s a tad disconcerting, especially […]
What a coincidence. A week after posting why you shouldn’t upgrade to macOS Sierra, Apple has decided to automatically download the upgrade to your computer—without telling you. While this maneuver isn’t too invasive, it still causes macOS Sierra to show up unexpectedly, takes up disk space, and uses your Internet bandwidth to download a large […]
Do Not Upgrade to Sierra macOS Sierra has just been released, and I’m sure you’re all getting bombarded with software upgrade messages. However, do not upgrade to Sierra—It’s a brand-new OS, which means lots of software bugs and problems. See the additional reasons not to upgrade below. Minimum System Requirements Are Not Enough Your computer […]
iCloud will back up a few things on your computer—photos, contacts, calendars, etc. But, it iCloud is not a comprehensive backup solution for your whole computer. Here’s a list of what iCloud actually backs up. iCloud: iCloud storage and backup overview You need to back up everything on your computer—not just a few bits of […]
You can export events and friends’ birthdays from Facebook into calendar programs like Apple iCal, Microsoft Outlook and Google Calendar. Just follow the tutorial below. How do I export my events or friends’ birthdays?
EtreCheck – I love this app. It has many uses, including malware and adware removal. EtreCheck is a free tool that explains what is going on inside your Macintosh. EtreCheck consolidates information from over 50 different diagnostics tasks and displays it all on one concise report. EtreCheck can identify common problems like a failing hard […]
Since most of us store our Gmail in the cloud, do you ever wonder how susceptible it may be to data loss? What if there was some type of server crash, and all your email was lost? Not to worry – Google takes plenty of steps to make sure that your data is safe. But […]
Have a long list of terms to search for? Instead of typing in each query one at a time, use SearchOpener. The site is simple – enter a list or string of text, and SearchOpener will perform multiple searches at the same time. You can even select different search engines, such as Yahoo or Bing. Once you enter […]
Does your Internet connection seem slow? Test your speed at www.speedtest.net. Check the results with respect to your Internet service provider’s plan, and make sure the test results are close to the plan you’re paying for.