Category Archives: Mac Computers

How To Wipe Your Hard Drive Safely And Securely

There are many reasons one would wish to wipe their own hard drive. If you are planning to sell your computer to a stranger, it would be a very good idea to do so. A lot of information can be recovered from an unwiped computer, and personal information in the hands of a stranger could be very dangerous. In this article I will teach you how to wipe your hard drive using a free program called Darik’s Boot And Nuke.

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Top Ten Reasons People Hate Macs, And My Response To Them

Before I begin, I’d like to point out that I use both a MacBook Pro and a Windows desktop on a daily basis. I think it’s important that you understand that so you can accept my commentary seeing my point of view on this topic.

 

Seeing someone hating on a Mac computer is not uncommon these days. PC users come up with many different reasons why they would never want to own a Mac, although most of them have never even used one before. Why do people hate macs? I asked a lot of Mac haters why they dislike them, and here are the responses I got.

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Understanding Mac OS RAM Usage, How Mac Computers Use Their RAM

Understanding how Mac OS X uses its RAM is a very good thing to know if you’re an avid Mac user. It can be helpful if your computer is responding very slowly, your computer feels hot, or, if you already know a bit about RAM, you can learn how to free it up. Have you been told, or have been considering buying additional RAM for your Mac computer?  It is expensive, and it may not even be necessary. Read on to increase your understanding on Mac OS RAM usage.

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How To Choose The Best New Computer For Your Needs

As a lot of us know, choosing a new computer can be a stressful experience. We want to get the best computer we can to fit all of our needs, but without overpaying for features we don’t need. This article will go over what things you should consider while choosing a new computer, and will teach you how to determine what computer is right for you, without spending more then you need to spend. Continue reading How To Choose The Best New Computer For Your Needs

5 Things To Do After Getting Your New Mac Computer

Whenever you get a new computer, there are always things you should do to make using your computer as pleasant as you can. The computer will not come with everything setup for you, and here is some things I did immediately after I got my MacBook Pro,
and you should do them as well.

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List Of Applications That Come With Mac Computers, Information And Pictures

When you get a new Mac computer, one of the first things you should do is check out all of the nice applications, or apps, that come with it. Here is a list of most apps that come with a new Mac computer (2011), along with a brief description of what the app does, and a picture.

 

What programs come with a Mac?

New Mac computers (as of August, 2011) come with the following apps:

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Computer Terms

I wanted to make this blog understandable by everyone, even the complete computer newbie. I understand that some of the computer terms I use in this blog may not be understood by some of TechPopper’s readers, so I decided to make a full list of computer terms. If you can’t understand a word I use an article, refer to this list. If a word isn’t mentioned on here, you can always post  a question about it in a comment, or by emailing me at questions@techpopper.com. Anyway, let’s begin.

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Extensive MacBook Pro Review

The one question I’ve been emailed the most is what computer I use for my tutorials and posting. My answer is the MacBook Pro. A lot of the time, after answering, the person asks me what I think of it. So for this post I decided to write an extensive review of my #1 computer of choice, the MacBook Pro. I will be going over many features of the MacBook Pro, and will review them on a standalone basis.

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How To Stop Your Computer From Falling Asleep – Windows And Mac

If you’re downloading a large file, or just want to keep a program running while you go somewhere, or sleep, you don’t want your computer going into its sleep mode, because that would stop it from continuing. Fortunately its quick and easy to make it so your computer will not automatically sleep on both Windows and Mac OS. Continue reading How To Stop Your Computer From Falling Asleep – Windows And Mac