Several questions are raised when you start using your Mac computer. How to secure your data? What are computer viruses? How to stay away from getting spammed? How to keep your wireless network secured? Will your cookies compromise on your computers system? And so on.
Each one of you likes to keep your personal data as protected as possible. These days with extensive increase in security risks and threats to your personal information, it is indeed best to secure it as soon you can. Encryption is one of those effective method that helps you keep your personal files totally unseen using just a few clicks. You are provided with ultimate security of your private information via hiding, password protecting and then encrypting it.
In such times, it is not a very good idea to not use Encryption. The sooner you get used to Encryption on daily bases, the better it is for you because now it is becoming immensely complicated to keep secrets and protect your data from being stolen.
This job of securing data can be best done by various Data Encryptor tools. For instance the Mac Keeper’s Data Encryptor tool uses the quickly progressing Mac encryption to block out users that you do not want to allow to have a look at certain files and folders. Mac Encryption does this by using extremely complex algorithms which by far increases the security of your personal data. Not only does it protect your data, it removes bulk of junk from your Mac computer. As a result your Macs speed is significantly boosted and therefore gives you the maximum possible performance.
Mac Encryption is possible in such a way that even if your Mac book is stolen or lost, your data remains protected. “Full disk Encryption” which is easy to operate and deploy using the tool “SafeGuard” can be used to protect your Macs from data violation in any case. The complete disk including operating system, the page files as well as data is encrypted. It ensures that only the right people get access to the right data. The entire user activities are defined and complete logs of the encryption status is well managed. So even if you remove the hard disk physically you can still be sure that your date is well secured. Unlike the old times, users can now easily recover the passwords, that might be forgotten, or the data in case of emergencies. Mac Encryption tools now are proving to be as user friendly as possible.
There are several other handy Mac Encryption tools that can assist you in keeping your data out of harm's way. These new tools are being introduced so that you are without much difficulty able handle your Macs security. For instance Shimo is that one tool that provides you with the facility to save your passwords in your keychain, allows you to automatically re-connect when you use your system again. Another one called Pastor not only allows you to store passwords but also has a built-in password generator and is generally used for basic encryptions. Moreover iProtector allows you to protect your very sensitive documents, databases, pictures etc. This tool can lock and unlock your files and folders in over twenty different powerful encryption formats.
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A Mac OS that runs your Mac book, Imac, Mac Mini, and even your Iphone, is a great operating system. Mac OS X is superior to other operating systems because of its reliability, speed and security. But over the time, many Mac users start complaining about their Macbook running slow, long response time, delay and so on. There are some common factors that affect the speed of your system. Here, I have explained some of the important ones that actually affect the speed of the Mac book.
First, let’s check out your hard drive. If you see your hard drive with space less than 50%, then maybe it’s the time for some clean up. Browse all of your data and figure out the files you might not need anymore that are eating the space up. Files like movies, Music videos etc, with high space. Delete the ones you will no longer need and free as much space as possible. Program files to eat much space. So if there are programs installed that are no more in use, you should delete them too.
Sending files to trash box doesn’t mean that data is completely removed. It still remains on the hard disk occupying the same space. So it is important that you completely remove them all. Here is how to do this. Go to trash, select all the files there and delete them. Empty the trash completely.
Many Macs only have 512mb to 1 GB of ram and no dedicated video memory as well. This will cause your Macbook running slow down. So check out how many programs you are running at once. If this is the case, then your computer can only handle few programs at once. You will definitely notice a huge improvement in the performance while using only a few programs at one time.
Many people use alternate browsers like Safari instead of Mozilla Firefox. If you are using a slower browser itself, obviously your Mac will run slower. Firefox is by far the fastest and most secure browser and it is an open source. Which means any one can use it for free. Every month, you are paying for all that bandwidth, why not use it all?
Everything depends too much on the capacity of you Mac book. If your ram is too low, consider upgrading it if you have the option to upgrade. If you are putting too much workload on it, then it is your Macbook running slow down. It will start showing the symptoms. The disk clean up may work for you, but if everything is fine and still you are facing the problems, then you might consider changing the hard disk.
Users with better rams and faster hard drive have given very positive feedbacks. 2GB will be the best option if you are flexible enough to bear some cost. But a 1GB will also do the work for you. Faster hard drives will definitely help; 7200 rpm sata for example.
It is very important that you understand what’s causing your Macbook running slow. Try out the above mentioned options first. Possibly they will work out for you. If you are standing on a low configuration like 512MB ram, then it’s the time for upgrade, though it will make your wallet lose some weight.