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TekBasics Topics

TekBasics Topics

TekBasics Topics is a blog that is updated occasionally with tips, news, and advice of interest to TekBasics clients.

How to clean your Apple product

Read Apple’s recommendations and guidelines for cleaning your Apple computer, iPad, iPhone, iPod, display, or peripheral device: click link.

Don't forget your downloads folder

Your Downloads folder collects all of the files you download from the Internet… photos, documents, apps, videos, etc. Most people forget about this folder and it often becomes full of hundreds or thousands of files that occupy disk space.

TekBasics advises keeping the Downloads folder empty. As soon as you download a file, go into the Downloads folder and move the file somewhere else or delete it. For example, after downloading and installing an app you can delete it.

Keeping the Downloads folder empty not only saves space on your disk, but it will help prevent ‘sneak’ malware downloads where a web page downloads something onto your Mac without your knowledge. ‘Sneak’ downloads are much more noticeable in an empty downloads folder than in one that’s cluttered with many files.

What you need to know about backing up your Mac

If you’re a TekBasics client you’ve probably heard us preach how important it is to back up your Mac. It’s easy to suddenly lose all of your files so backing up is mandatory!

We’ve published a brief 5-lesson backup tutorial, right here on the TekBasics website:

Lesson 1: Why back up?

Lesson 2: Will your disk fail?

Lesson 3: Why a Duplicate Backup?

Lesson 4: Why a Versioned Backup?

Lesson 5: Why an offsite backup?

This tutorial is the most important information on our website. Please take time to read it now.

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TekBasics Topics is a blog that is updated occasionally with tips, news and advice of interest to TekBasics clients. TekBasics provides consulting and support for Apple product users near Nashua, NH.

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I’m Dave Price and I've used Macintosh since it launched in 1984. I've always been the go-to Mac guy during my teaching years and high-tech career. I started TekBasics in 2010 because of the need for an Apple resource in the Nashua area. I look forward to working with you, whether it's troubleshooting or learning more about Apple technology.

When I'm not on my Mac I enjoy spending time with my family. I'm a husband and father to three grown kids and I'm blessed that my two grandkids live nearby.

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