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How to Troubleshoot Apps Overusing Energy in OS X

Posted by Ryan Mac Hollywood on

Even though most developers work their hardest to ensure that the programs you download onto your Mac run smoothly, sometimes, things go wrong. One issue that may arise is an app using an exorbitant amount of energy or memory, causing your Mac to overheat or suffer severe battery drain. Sometimes, simply closing an app doesn't do the trick. For example, if a program includes a helper tool, that tool may be the culprit. Closing the program may not solve the problem.We've got a troubleshooting guide for finding out which apps are using the most percentage of processes on your computer.  Check...

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STAY AWAY FROM MACKEEPER/and other useful virus tips

Posted by Neil Carlson on

Blog Contents Don’t download anything from streaming websites Get away from Mackeeper Your Mac will never tell you that you are at a security risk and will need to download additional software. Turn on your Firewall Turn on Web Pop Up blocker and Firewalls Keep your downloads and trash folders empty Consider a trusted virus control software. Clear Web browser cache Install/Run Adware Medic Install/Run Clamxav The Problem In the recent months as Yosemite 10.10.2 transitioned into 10.10.3, there has been a barrage of bugs and even some viruses infiltrating Macintosh computers. To my experience, most of these were user...

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Securing Yourself From Losing Your Data!

Posted by Neil Carlson on

Backing Up Your Data  You’ve heard it from us, you’ve heard it from the Apple store, and without a doubt you’ve probably heard it from your friends. “Do you have your data backed up!?” It’s the most important question, about your computer, that can be asked unto you. It’s a pesky and persistent question that computer shops ask, but it’s truly out of care and consideration for you and your beloved machine. Here at Machollywood we suggest that, from the beginning of your usage on your computer, you keep your information backed up on an external drive. Computer data is...

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Wondercon Recap

Posted by Neil Carlson on

Wondercon  Two weekends ago, April 3-5th I represented Machollywood as part of Wacom Technology’s exhibitor booths for the Wondercon in Anaheim. It was great to see some of our customers at Machollywood attend the event at the Anaheim Convention Center. Admittedly, this was my first Wondercon event. I was uncertain what to expect, but I anticipated large blockbuster movie companies, and widely famous comic publishers announcing over another and competing for the crowd’s attention. Although I went for business, and was contained in a booth for the event, I was still able to catch some of the excitement around me...

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Some New Cool Features in iOS 8.3

Posted by Mike Diaz on

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