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How to Downgrade MacOS Mojave Beta to a Prior MacOS

How to Downgrade MacOS Mojave Beta to a Prior MacOS | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Some adventurous Mac users have installed macOS Mojave 10.14 beta onto their compatible computers, whether for development or testing purposes. While running beta system software can be interesting…
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How to Copy and Restore APFS Content

How to Copy and Restore APFS Content | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Disk Utility’s Restore function can be used to copy the content from one volume to another. In this respect, it’s similar to the process of cloning a volume, and indeed, the Restore function …
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security - How to securely erase an SSD drive?

The "Security Options..." button in Disk Utility is currently grayed out for SSDs. According to http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3680, erasing an SSD normally might be secure enough:

Note: With OS X Lion and an SSD drive, Secure Erase and Erasing Free Space are not available in Disk Utility. These options are not needed for an SSD drive because a standard erase makes it difficult to recover data from an SSD. For more security, consider turning on FileVault 2 encryption when you start using the SSD drive.

It is still possible to run something like diskutil secureErase freespace 4 disk0s2 from Terminal on the recovery partition.

Simply turning on FileVault 2 before erasing the drive is probably a better option though. According to this answer, performing a remote wipe also just erases the encryption key if FileVault 2 is enabled:

Yes, when you remotely wipe the computer it does a secure wipe. Apple even warns you that it could take as long as a day. However, if your drive was encrypted with FileVault 2, then it is not necessary to erase the disk. It is sufficient to securely erase the encryption key(s) stored on the disk, so that's what they do. It's very quick and as secure as the underlying encryption system is, which for now is very secure.

http://training.apple.com/pdf/wp_osx_security.pdf:

FileVault 2 provides IT departments with the ability to erase the encryption key from a given Mac at any time to ensure that encrypted data cannot be accessed by either user login or data recovery tools. This process is referred to as a remote wipe.
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Avast Security Pro for Mac review

Avast Security Pro for Mac review | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
An all-around champion has strong malware-fighting abilities packaged with worthwhile extras.
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Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac review: A performance jump makes it far more reliable

Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac review: A performance jump makes it far more reliable | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Version 6.2 of Bitdefender offers a big step-up in malware blocking, but the software still has room to grow.
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Pornhub launches VPNhub, a VPN service with free, unlimited bandwidth

Pornhub launches VPNhub, a VPN service with free, unlimited bandwidth | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Pornhub's VPNhub service lets you browse the web—not just adult videos—without ISPs looking over your shoulder.
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FileMaker & alternatives

FileMaker & alternatives | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
In regards to the announcement that FileMaker 17 for individuals now is $540...

My immediate response is a scream of frustration.

My current versio
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Mac 101: How to Upgrade a Computer with Soldered Components

Mac 101: How to Upgrade a Computer with Soldered Components | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
The choice to solder crucial components that were previously replaceable has brought criticism from the DIY repair community and left Mac owners frustrated.
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Google One is the value-driven online storage locker I want iCloud to be

Google One is the value-driven online storage locker I want iCloud to be | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Apple's iCloud is surprisingly competitive on a per-gigabyte basis, but Google One has it beat as a complete online solution.
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Tech Tip: How to Use Boot Camp on an External Drive

Tech Tip: How to Use Boot Camp on an External Drive | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
We show you how to use Boot Camp on an external drive and what you need for an external Windows drive, such as disk utility, terminal, boot camp assistant
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Mac 101: Window Management Keyboard Shortcuts

Mac 101: Window Management Keyboard Shortcuts | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Mice and trackpads may have made it easier for us to point to a specific spot on our Mac screens, but there are some cases where constantly reaching for that
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Best password managers: Reviews of the top products

Best password managers: Reviews of the top products | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
The best password is one you probably can't easily remember—that's why a password manager is so crucial to your online security. This guide will help you find the best tool for generating and storing strong passwords to shore up your online defenses.
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What you need to do when you inherit a Mac

What you need to do when you inherit a Mac | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Avoid a huge headache and do these things before you accept or buy a Mac from the estate of a deceased person.
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A Step by Step Guide to How to Wipe a Mac Clean

A Step by Step Guide to How to Wipe a Mac Clean | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
You don't want any personal information left on your Mac when you give it away or sell it. Do you take out the hard drive or SSD and smash it? Do you sweep it with a strong magnet? This guide provides effective and safe methods to wipe your hard drive or SSD.
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Sophos Home Premium for Mac review

Sophos Home Premium for Mac review | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
For features, price-per-computer, and ease of configuration, Sophos Home Premium comes out on top.
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How to Format Your External Hard Drive: Reviews by Wirecutter | A New York Times Company

How to Format Your External Hard Drive: Reviews by Wirecutter | A New York Times Company | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Learn how to format your external hard drive, and what file systems are best for Windows File History and macOS Time Machine.
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Apps Disappearing from iPhone or iPad? Try This Fix!

Apps Disappearing from iPhone or iPad? Try This Fix! | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Apps Disappearing from iPhone or iPad? Try This Fix!
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Deleted System Files from Mac OS? Here’s How to Get Them Back

Deleted System Files from Mac OS? Here’s How to Get Them Back | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Deleted System Files from Mac OS? Here’s How to Get Them Back
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Use Disk Utility to Partition Drives and Create APFS Containers

Use Disk Utility to Partition Drives and Create APFS Containers | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
We're going to look at using Disk Utility to partition drives into multiple containers, and how to add volumes to containers.
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Give your old Mac software eternal life

Give your old Mac software eternal life | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
There are plenty of ways to get more out of outdated software. Jason Snell explains.
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Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacement program FAQ

Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacement program FAQ | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Anyone with an iPhone 6 or later can get a new battery in their phone for $29. Here's how Apple's program works.
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List of Mac viruses, malware and security flaws

List of Mac viruses, malware and security flaws | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Wondering if it's true that Macs are safe from viruses? Here are some of the recent malware attacks and security threats that Mac users have suffered
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