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The Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked

The Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Do you want to stop criminals from getting into your Gmail or Facebook account? Are you worried about the cops spying on you? We have all the answers on how to protect yourself.
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Is Firefox Quantum Really Any Good? | Webdesigner Depot

Is Firefox Quantum Really Any Good? | Webdesigner Depot | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
This week, Mozilla launched Firefox 57—aka Quantum—the biggest update to the browser in its 13 year history. 75% of Firefox's code has been rewritten for
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Checking your Mac for viruses -- wait, what? 2015

Checking your Mac for viruses -- wait, what? 2015 | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
OS X does a pretty good job of stopping viruses and malware from attacking your computer. But there are steps you can take to further protect yourself.
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How to create a bootable macOS High Sierra installer drive

How to create a bootable macOS High Sierra installer drive | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Put the macOS High Sierra on an external USB thumb drive or hard drive and use it to install the operating system on a Mac.
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How to Control Google Chrome’s Memory Usage and Free Up RAM

How to Control Google Chrome’s Memory Usage and Free Up RAM | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Chrome has a reputation for hogging memory. Even Google has shared tips on how to reduce its browser's memory use. We show you how to keep Chrome RAM usage at a minimum.
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Drive Scope

Drive Scope | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Run regular diagnostic tests on your Mac in the background to detect small problems before they turn into complete disasters
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Video Presentation: Taking A Deep Dive into Apple’s APFS

Video Presentation: Taking A Deep Dive into Apple’s APFS | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Watch Tim Standing, VP of Software Engineering for OWC Holdings Inc., talk about APFS at the Mac Sys Admin conference in Sweden—including why APFS was needed, h
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What to do when breaking up a shared Apple ID account

What to do when breaking up a shared Apple ID account | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Sometimes people share an Apple ID out of convenience. But it can cause problems when you don't want to share that ID anymore.
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High Sierra (macOS 10.13)

The tricky part is only that High Sierra is on the App Store, so folks wanting to upgrade from Yosemite and El Capitan either need to wait or get an installer elsewhere.
This is no longer true - the older OS X/macOS installers don't appear on the Mac App Store in the normal way, but Apple has dedicated pages to be able to download the full 10.11 or 10.12 installer if needed:

10.11 El Capitan:
  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206886

10.12 Sierra:
  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208202
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The best SSDs of 2017

The best SSDs of 2017 | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
The best SSDs can supercharge your PC. We review our picks for the best SSDs, and what to look for in an SSD.
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Help/How-To Guides for Mac/OS X/iOS Users - Everything from AirPlay to ThunderBolt Info

Help/How-To Guides for Mac/OS X/iOS Users - Everything from AirPlay to ThunderBolt Info | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
For Mac/iPhone/iPad owners or anyone wanting more info/details apple hardware and software. Guides on using OS X, info on apple cables/video adapters, monitors and TVs, running Windows on a Mac via Boot Camp, migrating data from a Mac or windows PC, getting the most from your iOS device and more. Includes FAQs/Guides on WiFi, AirPrint, AirPlay, FaceTime, Bluetooth, Thunderbolt, HDMI, Audio, Video, TVs, Display Adapters, Mini displayport, Thunderbolt and much more.
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OSX/Proton spreading again through supply-chain attack

OSX/Proton spreading again through supply-chain attack | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
ESET experts noticed that the makers of the Elmedia Player software have been distributing a version of their app trojanized with the OSX/Proton malware.
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MacStrategy | Article | Alternative Products To Adobe Creative Suite/Creative Cloud

MacStrategy | Article | Alternative Products To Adobe Creative Suite/Creative Cloud | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
A list of alternative software products to and a source of information for leaving Adobe Creative Cloud and/or abandoning Adobe Creative Suite
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A New Phone Comes Out. Yours Slows Down. A Conspiracy? No.

A New Phone Comes Out. Yours Slows Down. A Conspiracy? No. | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Your smartphone is not deliberately losing speed just because your phone maker has a new gadget for sale. For devices that do slow down, here are some fixes.
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Do Macs get viruses, and do Macs need antivirus software? 2017

Do Macs get viruses, and do Macs need antivirus software? 2017 | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Wondering whether you need antivirus software to protect your Mac? macOS is more secure than Windows, but you'd be wise to look carefully at your security options. We explain why you (probably) need antivirus software for your Mac, and offer simple steps you can take to tighten up your Mac's security
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The Best Password Managers

The Best Password Managers | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
After 15 hours of research and testing, we believe that LastPass is the best password manager for most people.
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Can You Use iPhone X Without Face ID? Yes! Face ID Questions, Answered

Can You Use iPhone X Without Face ID? Yes! Face ID Questions, Answered | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Can You Use iPhone X Without Face ID? Yes! Face ID Questions, Answered
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10 Common Things That Put Your Mac At Risk

10 Common Things That Put Your Mac At Risk | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
For many people, buying a Mac is making a significant investment and we want that investment to be productive for as long as possible. You might not know that
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Can APFS be used with Time Machine, Boot Camp, and File Vault?

Can APFS be used with Time Machine, Boot Camp, and File Vault? | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
We're going to primarily look at these three Apple-provided apps and services, but third-party apps may also be affected by the change to APFS.
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What To Do If You Think An Online Account Has Been Hacked

What To Do If You Think An Online Account Has Been Hacked | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Fortunately, you can take action in the face of digital vandalism.
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How to avoid password-prompted phishing scams in iOS

How to avoid password-prompted phishing scams in iOS | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
An open-source development project founder shows proofs of concept of how malicious parties can make you think they’re Apple.
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What to Do When Your Mac Won’t Power Up At All

What to Do When Your Mac Won’t Power Up At All | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
This will cover troubleshooting tips for when a Mac seems not to turn on. Will look at display issues, sleep, memory, port connections, and actual power issues.
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What to do when ransomware strikes your Mac

What to do when ransomware strikes your Mac | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Scammers are using purloined iCloud credentials to lock Macs with a message demanding payment.
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