This installment of my blog I wanted to offer you, our great readers a few tips that will go a long way to help keeping your Mac healthy and performing at it’s peak.
1) Make sure to keep your Mac OSX up to date. Apple releases these updates to provide better security and to improve your computer and it’s operating system’s performance. To do this: Click on the Apple symbol in the upper left-hand corner and select Software Update. This should only take a minute or so and you will either see a list of items to download or you will get the message that your system is up to date.
2) Perform regular backups. See my “No More Tears” blog. I still see individuals at my service desk that do not do regular backups. It’s even sadder when they have an external drive and have chose not to connect it.
3) Make sure that all of your third party software is up to date. By this I mean any of your Adobe software, Microsoft Office and the like. This ensures that your software will be more stable, secure and of course may offer new features.
4) Try to organize your files. Create meaningful folders to house documents of like type or projects. This will assist you in knowing where your data is and how best to find it.
5) Clean your Mac. For this, I would suggest our iKlear product which is amazing. It comes with a few lint-free clothes, a bottle of iKlear and a couple of wipes for the road. It requires very little cleaner to be applied to the cloth to get the job done making it last a long time.
6) Be proactive about the health of your Mac and let us help monitor your system by signing up for Mac Outpost Sentinel . With this non-intrusive service you can rely on us notifying you of most major system alerts and what your course of action should be.
7) If your schedule is too hectic to apply the above steps to keeping your Mac “up to snuff” I will shamelessly plug our Tune Up service. We do all of the above plus a few more advanced treatments that will help make your Mac zip along like the day it was first turned on.
Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or my service writer Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further details regarding this blog. Of course, I also encourage you to call us at 519-645-7633 and ask to speak to the Service Department.