How to Maximize Use of Your iMac

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iMacs are made to deliver excellent performance, and they can do all sorts of tasks that make them very useful especially when it comes to jobs that require a lot of processing power. But, just like any machine, your Mac needs maintenance to make sure that it’s always in top shape. Here are a few reminders of important things to do when it comes to getting your Mac to perform at its best:

Back up data.

Losing your files is a nightmare especially if it’s the important report you’ve been working on all week. This is why it is always a good idea to make regular back ups of your data. Doing this every few weeks will prevent significant data loss. Use iCloud or an external hard drive. You’re going to be thankful that you did.

Update your software.

Software updates usually fix the bugs and other security issues previous versions have. Why suffer when there’s a solution? Make sure that you’re always using the latest versions of all of your software. Minor updates that fix bugs are usually free, but bigger updates might require a fee.

Schedule your Apple updates.

Automatically update your Apple software by setting it up on your system. Select Software Update from the Apple menu. Then set it to automatically check and install updates so you will never have to worry about not having the latest version of your software. You can also set it to check for updates and for you to install them manually.

Check your hard drive regularly.

Check your hard drive internally and the hardware itself. The hard drive holds all of your files, and to prevent data loss, you have to make sure that it’s always in shape.

Check your iMac’s hardware.

Check your iMac regularly and inspect it for any physical damage. Because no matter how awesome a computer the iMac is, its hardware is going to sustain wear and tear over time. Upgrade or replace when necessary.

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Louise Mosqueda

Louise is an anti-social being who enjoys the company of animals. A writer by degree and profession, she likes writing about anything her mind comes up with, and learning about the latest gadgets. A video game buff, she prefers the complexity of older video games to new ones. You can usually find her riding public transport, lost in thought about her next blog entry. Know more about her and her anti-social antics by following her blogs and twitter.

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