If you are a Mac owner like myself, you usually don’t run into a lot of computer problems. Macintosh computers are built well and have operating systems that run very smoothly. As a result, you will typically not have too many issues with your computer as long as your system is not too old. However, if it does get old, you may run into some performance or compatibility issues.
One of the issues that you might run into with having an older computer is that your startup disk might be full. This means that the memory allotted in your hard drive has been used up. There are several consequences to having a full startup disk. One of them is that you will experience a slow startup. This can happen also when your computer is coming back from being asleep. As a result, you will experience a decreased response time when you open up your Macbook.
There are several ways that you can combat a full startup disk. This post is meant to help you diagnose the problem and find a solution to fix it. Read on for more information!
Fixing the startup disk
Cleaning out the old data
The most important and effective thing to do is to clear out old data that might be on your startup disk. You can do this buy looking in your finder for large files that might exist on your hard drive. If you locate old large files such as movies, photos, or even applications, then you can delete them by sending them to the trash.
Owning a computer can be an involved situation. Sometimes your processor will not be able to handle the kind of work that you are doing on your computer. This is something that you will need to take into account when you purchase a computer. This post will go through some of the things that you will need to consider when buying a personal computer. Keep on reading to find out information on what your processor can take.
Can your computer handle it?
What will you be doing?
For people who are doing some kind of correspondence work, there is good news. Most computers have the processing power to be able to run a text editor or Microsoft Word program. Additionally, the processor will probably be able to send emails without much of a problem.
The issue comes when you do more technical things with your computer. For example, if you are doing video editing, you will need a powerful processor. This is because doing video editing means running through a large amount of data at a single time.
If you do computer programming, you will also need to have a hardcore processor. This involves changing programs and writing code, which is processor heavy and taxing.
Your operating system will also play into how much processing power you need. For example, if you have an older processor and a newer operating system, then you might have trouble because a lot of the newer operating systems require a lot more power than the older ones.
In the age of high speed internet, even the tiniest fraction of a second can make a difference when you are trying to find information. We need to get our facts and our info as soon as possible. Time is of the essence, and we need to be as efficient as possible. In fact, some of us even depend on our internet speed for our jobs!
The question “how can I get faster internet” is a very common one these days. Obviously, there are faster services to which you can probably subscribe. However, if you do not live in an area that has all of those options available to you, what on earth are you to do?
There are several things that you can do to speed up your internet that actually have nothing to do with the internet. They are things that pertain to your computer. Keep reading to find out about improving your internet speeds at no cost!
Improving your speed
Clear your cookies
What if somebody was running a footrace with a backpack that contained a forty five pound weight? You would probably assume that they would be slower than without the weight. You would assume correctly (by the conventional laws of physics, of course). The same thing happens with your internet browser. Sometimes, your browser stores temporary files to try to access things more quickly. However, this can actually slow down your computer and result in lackluster internet speeds. If you want to experience your bandwidth to the fullest potential, delete your cookies!
Most of us have worked really hard on something at some point in our lives. At the end of that project or class, I’m sure that you felt very proud of whatever you spent time to make or accomplish. How would you feel if all of that was taken away from you?
If you are like me, I would feel pretty devastated. I’ve worked on papers all day long only to have them accidentally deleted. This is one of the worst feelings in the world! While you can obviously compulsively press the save button after every step (which is great advice by the way), there is definitely more that you need to do if you are working on your computer. That thing is backing up your files. This post will tell you about some of the ways that you can back up your files and keep your hard work and data protected. Keep reading for more advice on backing up your files!
Backing it up
Obviously, the first thing that you should do is have an external drive available so that you have a second physical place for your files. You can purchase one of these external hard drives at any kind of computer store. The great thing is that they are relatively inexpensive.
The second option that you can choose to back up your files is to do so online. There are plenty of online storage services that you can subscribe to for a very low price. Try it out!
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