You may have heard that in order to keep your Mac running in tip top shape, you need to perform regular maintenance routines on it to clear out caches and other temporary items. These can be useful at times, especially if your system is showing problems with specific applications or services; however, clearing caches, log files, and other so-called “maintenance” routines regularly will often have no effect on the system and may sometimes be entirely unnecessary steps to take. Continue reading
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Tips for upgrading your Mac’s RAM
While the Retina MacBook Pro and MacBook Air systems do not have user-upgradable RAM, often other Mac systems Apple sells that do have this option are only shipped with a minimal amount of RAM, so you might find yourself needing to upgrade after a while.
Even if you are purchasing a new Mac, you might be considering purchasing one with a base level of RAM Continue reading
How to run and interpret Apple’s Hardware Tests on your Mac
In order for OS X or any software to run properly, your Mac’s hardware must first be in running order. While symptoms of crashes, graphical artifacts, or other corruption can be indicators of hardware malfunction, one way to help determine if hardware problems are the root of the issue at hand is to run a hardware test.
When you purchase your Mac from Apple, the system includes hardware tests in a couple of locations. Continue reading