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Mac 101: Set your preferences

Mac 101: Set your preferences | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Besides changing the look and feel of your Mac, you can also let your Mac know how you prefer to work by using System Preferences.

  System Preferences controls system-wide settings ("global" settings), and is available from the Apple () menu at the upper-left corner of the screen. System Preferences lets you to adjust things like your screen resolution, keyboard control, mouse control, sound, printer settings, sharing settings, accounts, and more.

  You can quickly locate the settings you want to change by typing the desired subject in the search field. For example, to change your login password, type "password." The preferences related to password appear below the search field, and one or more preferences are spotlighted in the System Preferences window. Click the item in the list that matches what you want to do, or click one of the spotlighted preferences. The appropriate preference pane opens.

  You can also choose View from the System Preferences menu to open any installed System Preference pane.

  Third-party software apps may also install their own pane within System Preferences for configuring application settings. See the software specific help within the app for information about settings.

 

Learn how to:

Customize your trackpad and mouse

Change your sounds

Change your Mac's sleep settings

Change your OS X language

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Get help using iCloud Mail

Get help using iCloud Mail | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
If you can't access your email or you can't send and receive messages with your @icloud.com email address, follow these steps.
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More than Safari: How to Switch Between Mac Web Browsers

More than Safari: How to Switch Between Mac Web Browsers | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
macOS comes with a secure, fast and compatible built-in web browser -- Safari. A lot of Mac users prefer to use Safari for their web browsing, but may
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Change where Photos stores your files on Mac

In Photos on your Mac, you can store photos in a photo library or in a location outside of it. You can bring outside photos into your library later.
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We Bet You Didn’t Know That Your HDDs or SSDs May Need Exercise, Too

We Bet You Didn’t Know That Your HDDs or SSDs May Need Exercise, Too | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
So, let’s find out if we need to keep exercising our storage devices to maintain information and performance
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Does Time Machine back up every file every time?

Does Time Machine back up every file every time? | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
TIme Machine has a method of backing up so you don't have to worry about your hard drive filling up too fast.
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How Apple's Startup Security Utility and Secure Boot works

How Apple's Startup Security Utility and Secure Boot works | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
The new iMac Pro comes with a new set of options for restricting how it starts up.
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Repair Hard Disks with fsck on macOS

Repair Hard Disks with fsck on macOS | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
fsck on macOS is the powerful, command line tool for repairing hard drives. When your hard drive starts to fail, it's a secondary resource to save data.
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2011 MacBook Pro SATA Problems Resolved!

2011 MacBook Pro SATA Problems Resolved! | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 2.2 appears to resolve the problems many 2011 17" MacBook Pros were having with SATA 3.0 SSDs.
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SATA III hard drives may not work with older MacBooks. Here's why

SATA III hard drives may not work with older MacBooks. Here's why | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Before you upgrade the hard drive in an older MacBook, check to see what version of Serial ATA you can use.
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Basic - Check and Fix it descriptions - SimpleumCheck FAQ

Basic - Check and Fix it descriptions - SimpleumCheck FAQ | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Find and learn how to fix your basic security and privacy settings for your Mac.
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iPhone shutdowns and slowdowns $30 New Battery

I want through the battery replacement process. In short: it was pretty unexciting.

I have a 27-month-old iPhone 6S. Coconut Battery gave the battery capacity as 75-80% of new, which didn't seem bad to me; I didn't have shutdowns, and the phone went a reasonable amount of time between charges. I did notice some slowness with loading web pages and downloading app updates.
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Sign in with your Apple ID

Sign in with your Apple ID | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Your Apple ID is the account that you use to access all Apple services and make all of your devices work together seamlessly.
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How to Temporarily Disable Touch ID and Face ID with Siri on iPhone or iPad

How to Temporarily Disable Touch ID and Face ID with Siri on iPhone or iPad | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
How to Temporarily Disable Touch ID and Face ID with Siri on iPhone or iPad
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How to Save a Webpage as PDF on iPad and iPhone the Easy Way

How to Save a Webpage as PDF on iPad and iPhone the Easy Way | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
How to Save a Webpage as PDF on iPad and iPhone the Easy Way
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How to Show Hidden Files on MacOS with a Keyboard Shortcut

How to Show Hidden Files on MacOS with a Keyboard Shortcut | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
How to Show Hidden Files on MacOS with a Keyboard Shortcut

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Head to head, does the Apple HomePod really sound... - David Pogue

Head to head, does the Apple HomePod really sound... - David Pogue | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Head to head, does the Apple HomePod reall
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SOLVED: What is the maximum size hard drive I can put in my Mid 2010 MB Pro? - MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010

SOLVED: What is the maximum size hard drive I can put in my Mid 2010 MB Pro? - MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Your system has a SATA II (3 Gb/s) interface which can support any SATA I or II HD. Today you can find very large SATA drives (4TB). But the physical size of the drive must fit within your system. Your system supports 2.5" drive that is 9.5mm in height. The OS will not be your limiting factor Mac OS... - MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010
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Organize and find your photos

Organize and find your photos | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Keep your growing photo and video library organized and accessible with the Photos app. Then use the Search bar built directly into Photos to quickly find the person, place, or thing you're looking for.
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SimpleumCheck Free - the Security Advisor for Mac

SimpleumCheck Free - the Security Advisor for Mac | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
SimpleumCheck is a free "security advisor" for Mac. This resourceful little program makes a security check on the computer and shows you what security settings you should make. On our website we inform in detailed F.A.Q. articles about where and how you can change the settings.

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The New 2012 MacBook Pro: Unfixable, Unhackable, Untenable

The New 2012 MacBook Pro: Unfixable, Unhackable, Untenable | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
This week, Apple delivered the highly anticipated MacBook Pro with Retina Display — and the tech world is buzzing. I took one apart yesterday because I run iFixit, a team responsible for high-resolution teardowns of new products and DIY repair guides. We disassemble and analyze new electronic gizmos so you don’t have to — kind of like an internet version of Consumer Reports.
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