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Life on the Mac! No Turning Back.

I’ve used Windows machines, or DOS if you go back that far.  It was the pedestal of getting things done.  I remember being the only one in elementry school handing in type written assignments for quite awhile.  I didn’t think it could get any easier.

Today we have to worry about viruses, hacks, hijacking and other forms of being attacked besides potential hardware malfunctions.  Contributing factors aside, it becomes an issue of time management.  If something goes wrong, it needs to be fixed.  Is there enough time in your day for these things?

Mac’s tend to not have these problems.  Especially with the online portion. Switching to Mac, it changed everything.  Learning things quicker, less maintence, and putting myself into the postion I want to be.  I can share and teach things about technology without the burden of running spyware scanners prior to a meeting and so forth.

Technology has some catching up to do in certain demographics, but the dependency is becoming less thanks to the evolution of Social Media and computers in general.  Macs are doing a very good job of maintaining an ease-of-use platform besides looking cool.  

Many think my surroundings are full of gadgets.  I have a Mac the size and thickness of a manila envelope, iPhone, and an Apple TV.   They all make time, learning, and maintence feel seamless regardless of what lies ahead.  

Doing more in less time.  That’s how I use technology.  How about you?

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Clear Your Holiday Cookies!

Tis the season to shop online.  Shopping sites like Amazon.com grind through Christmas shopping without the crowds.  However, it’s one of the high traffic conditions that can affect the well being of your web browser and security.

After you’ve surfed all those shopping sites, it’s a good idea to clear your cookies. Cookies are tidbits of information that websites store on your computer so it can access later.  Even better, clear everything! 

All web browsers have the ability to do this.  I use Google Chrome.  It has the easiest settings to manage in my opinion.

If you’re looking for some advanced tools to keep your Mac or PC squeaky clean, check these out below. Let me know if you have any other suggestions.

Windows:

CCleaner

AVG Anti-Virus

SpywareBlaster

Spybot Search & Destroy

Mac:

Cocktail

ClamXav