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How to Install an Anti Virus

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There Are Many Settings And Options Available For Mac Computers Č If you currently use a Mac operating system you may be aware of the importance of configuration settings and options available to you. This knowledge will come in handy because you will be more than happy to use them should you get a chance. Getting started with configuration settings. Apple makes the process of configuring your Mac as simple as its operating system. All you have to do is launch the Apple Config Utility and before you do anything you mark the check box for the items that you want to configure. These options include Bluetooth, FireWire, iTunes, iCal, iMessage, iSafari, Speech Recorder, as well as many other items. Once you've finished setting up your Mac you may wish to connect to any Bluetooth device and as Bluetooth is not enabled by default you will have to enable it. Free tests for configuration. The Apple Config Utility may not be completely necessary since version 10.4 Apple incorporated some of these settings in the AIO update. If you are running an older OS you may not have these fixed, so you want to get the latest version of AIO. Here's how to check if you have the necessary settings installed: Getting the latest configuration tips. Once you have AIO updated; launch the System preferences and then get to the Account Preferences window. Between here you can configure any additional devices you want to use Bluetooth for. Some examples of where to get the configuration tips for your Mac are: From here you can also update the firmware on your Mac computer, for example, an AIO update or any wiring setup or any other hardware upgrade. Look on the web for 'how-to articles. These articles take you through the process of configuring your system for the many different devices you have connected to your computer. Advance your troubleshooting. If you can still not get your Mac to boot up you need to try and determine why. You can do this by installing some troubleshooting software that will aid you in finding the problem.
  • These are some common issues and they can be resolved by a simple method:
  • Make a spare set of Ethernet cords and connections at home or in an office. Use these for testing the wireless connection and resolving any issues properly.
  • Ensure the batteries are inserted fully and secure the fitting of the laptop bag.
  • Make sure the stems of the HDMI and the external USB plug are in order.
  • Connect the power cord to the power adaptor and the wall outlet.
  • Plug the AC Adapter into the power adaptor and plug it into the electric socket. 100% efficiency will be achieved only when all cables are connected.
  • Your Apple Power Adapter should now be ready for use with your MacBook.
  • Your battery will now be able to hold the full charge.
  • Your operating system (OS) will detect the presence of the power adaptor.
  • Click the Help menu (top menu bar)
  • Enter help.
  • Use the 'internet' option.
  • Choose 'Downloads'
  • Click the icon for the latest version.
  • Restart your computer.
  • Once the above steps have been taken care of, it may be useful to install an anti-virus such as AVG.
  • Run a scan to clean your computer. Also install an anti spyware such as Spybot.
  • Once again, use the 'internet' option when you are connected to the internet.
  • Choose 'Downloads'
  • Click the icon for the latest version.
  • Restart your computer.
  • Once the above steps have been taken care of, it may be useful to install an anti virus such as AVG.
  • Run a scan to clean your computer. Also install an anti spyware such as Spybot.
  • Once again, use the 'internet' option when you are connected to the internet.
  • Choose 'Downloads'
  • Click the icon for the latest version.
  • Restart your computer.
  • Once the above steps have been taken care of, it may be useful to install an anti-virus such as AVG.
  • Uninstall programs that you no longer use. These will remain on your computer and will slow it down. Therefore, take them off to free up more space.
  • To remove programs from your Mac, choose Go (top menu) and then Control Panel. Then double-click on Add/Remove Programs.
  • Select the programs that you want to remove and then click Remove.
  • This will definitely speed up your Mac.
  • This is really helpful if you are trying to make your computer run faster. I know it's not the most efficient thing to do, but keep in mind how many files you have and how much room you have on your hard drive. This will speed up your computer.
  • Double click on the icon for the start menu.
  • Then go to System Preferences. It's on the panel on the leftmost portion of the window.

The iPhone Evolution

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The iPhone has been Apple's flagship product since its inception in early 2007. Having spent around 150 million dollars, filing more than 200 patent applications, and purchasing for a measly 1 million dollars, one wouldn't expect it to be anything less. Since then it has taken the world by storm with record sales not just for the device itself by also with Apple's innovative App Store. Over the past few years the iPhone has undergone significant changes, evolving into the technological feat it is today. There have been a total of 4 models released since 2007, the original iPhone, the iPhone 3G, the iPhone 3GS, and the iPhone 4. The first iPhone was a revolution in itself since it came with the novelty of a touch screen. No phone at the time had the capability of swiping a toggle button on or off or pinching an image to zoom in and out. The general population of phones was cluttered with buttons that took too much space and were prone to mechanical damage. The iPhone on the other hand didn't have those pesky buttons. Consequently, it had a larger screen compared to other phones, increasing its appeal. The following year Apple released the iPhone 3G. Coming in slightly thicker than its predecessor, it was a huge jump in terms of features. It included a GPS component, an accelerometer, a proximity sensor, and an ambient light sensor; thus paving the way for creating applications with limitless potential. The main feature upgrade, however, was its support for 3G telecommunications, hence its name. This provided users with increased bandwidth enabling more media-intensive applications. Aesthetically, the iPhone 3G has a modified back with a shiny plastic sleek look replacing the outdated plastic black and metallic hybrid. This change was meant to increase the strength of the GSM signal. One downside of the phone was its significant degradation in performance when running iOS 4. To fix that, the user needed to revert back to iOS 3 which was a mean feat in itself! And when you thought it couldn't get any better, in 2009, Apple decided to unleash the next iteration of the smartphone, the iPhone 3GS. Armed with a faster processor and support for faster 3G speeds, the iPhone 3GS was like flicking the sports mode switch on the iPhone 3G. It was smoother and responded a lot snappier than its precursor when running iOS 4. To supplement these improvements, it also doubled the RAM, increased the camera resolution, added native video recording support, doubled the storage space, and employed a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on the touch screen. The most recent model of the phone is the iPhone 4. Released mid-2010, it is significantly thinner than the 3GS. This hardly made any sense since it came equipped with double the RAM, a faster A4 processor, a higher resolution camera with 720p video recording and a flash, a three-axis gyro, a front-facing camera, and an additional microphone at the top of the device for noise cancellation. But as you know with technology, everything gets smaller and thus allows more things to fit in tighter places. One noticeable improvement of the phone is the incorporation of Apple's Retina Display. It has a spectacular 960 by 640 resolution making it the highest resolution screen for any phone out in the market today. The body of the phone was also redesigned to take a flattering look and the screen reinforced with aluminosilicate glass. It is also framed by a stainless steel structure that acts as the antenna. Early adopters found there were signal strength issues when holding the phone a certain way.