When applications are loading at a slow pace, there can be a number of factors contributing to the pokiness. One of the first places you’ll want to check is Activity Monitor (located in the Applications > Utilities folder). This application can be used to check the vital signs of your system’s performance while it’s running.
Today was an exciting day for Apple enthusiasts, as the company revealed the iPad mini, a new Mac mini, and an awfully gorgeous new iMac line-up. But as is so often the case with technology, innovations in overall size can mean the loss of features. Apparently, the 21.5-inch iMac doesn't contain easily switchable RAM slots.
Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Keeping an eye on your Mac’s memory usage can be vital for making your applications run faster and eliminate those that eat away at your virtual memory. You can do this right from within Terminal without any specialized apps using various commands.
The updated MacBook Pros are rumored to be on the horizon and there's the probability that you may want to do some spring cleaning or get rid of your old Mac entirely. But, and as the case with many aging computers, you may have forgotten what exactly is under the hood of your Mac. Well, read on and we'll show you how to find out!
It’s new iPad week, and that means the rush is on to grab the first unboxing video, followed soon after by the first actual delivery and so on. You can check that unboxing video off your list -- a new 16GB iPad with 4G LTE has already surfaced in Vietnam, but there’s not a whole lot to see.
Apple rarely plays the specs game, particularly when it comes to its iOS devices. Sure, you’ll get a name for the processor and they’ll boast about pixels when it suits them, but talk about RAM or clock speed and there’s radio silence. However, according to one source, the iPad’s dirty little secret is its ever-increasing RAM usage.
You know the symptoms: applications don’t open as fast as they used to, and you always seem to be running out of space on your hard drive. It’s painful to admit, but your MacBook Pro that was so shiny a year ago may finally be showing its age. But you don’t have to put your faithful companion out to pasture––or make another $2,000 trip to the Apple Store––just yet. Save those pennies while you work (and play) more productively by upgrading your MacBook Pro yourself.
Nothing is worse in life than when you feel like you don't have any control over your electronic devices. Yeah, when the iPhone is flashing on and off and your MacBook just won't start up, you might be thinking that it's too late to really save it. A great way to prevent this from happening is to monitor your devices with free apps that can tell you what's going on under the hood. And thus...
As the summer winds down, rumor season winds up. We can't say that enough. Expect it: fast, furious, leaks, photos (legit and 'shopped), whispers, unnamed staffers, broken NDAs. It's gonna get hot out there with a new iOS and likely a new handset to go with it. But, Apple's always got a trick or two up its sleeve, so what else is cooking in the long slow summer burn?