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10 tips to help you get around your Mac, fast You’ll speed through some regular tasks with these 10 top Mac tips. If you already know these tips then you’ll probably know how useful they are. If you don’t, here’s six useful Mac tips to help you get around your system so much faster. Command-Space Want to open an application fast? You can ask Siri “Hey Siri, open , or you can tap Command-Space to open Spotlight, begin typing the application name until it appears in the search bar, and hit Return to open it instantly. I use this a lot. Find it fast Some Finder views make it hard to find the location of the file you are looking at. You can hit the Back button, or choose a different Finder view, but this is much quicker: Hold down the Control key and tap the Folder title. You’ll be

Is your Mac almost out of storage space? macOS Sierra is here to help with Optimized storage If you have enough space in iCloud or if you upgrade to add space your Mac can automatically move the files you rarely use to iCloud so that you don’t run out of space on your computer. This will also help you get rid of duplicate and obsolete files that can clog up your computer with useless data that hogs important storage. 1. Under the Apple menu goto about this mac 2. Click on “storage”  then “manage” 3. There are several options here , but the most effective one and easy to use is “Reduce Clutter” Once you click on “Review Files”  you will see 3 Tabs . Large Files – Downloads – File Browser. The most obvious is large files , where it will list and show you the path to where these

  1  Siri Can Announce Who’s Calling When You’re Wearing Headphones or Connected to Bluetooth If you’re driving or walking around and get a phone call, you usually have to stop and look at your phone to see who’s calling. However, there’s a new option (under Settings > Phone > Announce Calls) for Siri to announce the name of a caller when they ring you. You can set some parameters here too: You can set your phone to only announce callers when you have headphones in, when you’re connected to your car’s Bluetooth or you have headphones in, or all the time.     2 Swipe Between Old and New in the Stopwatch Face  If you’ve been bored of the stopwatch style for the last six or so years, you’ll be excited to learn there’s now a stopwatch face. Open up the stopwatch in the Clock app, then swipe to the

The new malware, dubbed Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor by security researchers, provides attackers with a backdoor into OS X systems by embedding a script into a fake file converter application that’s found on many reputable sites that sell Mac apps. “This type of malware is particularly dangerous as it’s hard to detect and offers the attacker full control of the compromised system,” says Tiberius Axinte, Technical Leader, at Bitdefender Antimalware Lab. “For instance, someone can lock you out of your laptop, threaten to blackmail you to restore your private files or transform your laptop into a botnet to attack other devices. The possibilities are endless.” Bitdefender researchers found the malware in the EasyDoc Converter app which poses as a drag-and-drop file converter but actually has no functionality other than downloading the malicious script onto the machine. Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor creates a unique Tor address on infected machines, allowing attackers to connect and fully access the complete

The two MacBook Pros 13′ and 15′ will be thinner and lighter, and are rumoured to feature Touch ID and an OLED touchscreen bar on the keyboard to replace the top row of keys. Apple is reportedly working on a way to unlock a Mac using Touch ID on an iPhone, but putting a sensor right on the MacBook Pro would be a much more seamless experience. That’s not all. Apple is also working on a 13in MacBook to complement its super-thin 12in Retina model. No word yet on what pricing would look like for the refreshed laptop lineup, and it’s unclear if the MacBook Air will see any big changes .