Maintain Your Mac with Mac OS X Cocktail

Cocktail is a Mac maintenance utility that performs many cleanup tasks. It’s easy to use, and we strongly recommend it to every Mac user. It will speed up your Mac, correct fonts that are not displaying properly, files that display the wrong icons, and many...

Find and Delete Viruses and Malware

If you notice that your Mac is slower than usual, or isn’t behaving the way it normally does, it may be due to malware…a word that includes viruses, worms, trojans, phishing scripts, and adware…all different kinds of files that negatively affect the...

Safe Booting your Mac

This article is adapted from an Apple knowledge base article at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1564?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US How to use safe mode on your Mac Safe mode can help you to determine whether an issue is caused by software that loads as your Mac...

Repair Your Hard Disk in Single User Mode

Disk Utility is unable to repair your internal drive if your Mac is currently booted from that drive. MacOS has an alternate way to diagnose and repair your internal drive. Here’s how. Start up or restart your Mac. As soon as you turn it on, begin holding...

Reset the Power Manager Chip in your Mac

Every Mac has a chip inside that manages the distribution of power to all its internal components. Apple calls this chip the System Management Controller. That chip can occasionally get scrambled because of power glitches or software crashes. When the chip is...

Backups: Everything You Need to Know

Let’s face it, it’s really not about your computer. It’s about your files! Your email, your pictures, your documents, your music, your movies…those are what’s really important. If you have a proper backup, even if your computer is lost,...