Tips for Freeing up Space on your Mac

If your Mac is running slow, and you want to clear some space and be able to accomplish anything more than a basic task, there are plenty of solutions. This will be particularly important if you have a newer model; recent MacBook Pros use solid state drives (SSDs) rather than hard disk drives (HDDs), which at the moment, are much more expensive and the storage is typically a lot lower. They are, however, more durable, so there’s less chance of losing your data and needing to consult a professional data recovery specialist to recover it. If you have a Mac with a 128GB SSD, the chances are, you’re going to fill it fast. So what can you do to save space and speed up your Mac?

A good place to start is by deleting and uninstalling unused apps. Everyone has applications that are downloaded for a specific purpose and then never used again, and just sitting on the drive. You should really try and delete all apps that you haven’t used in the last six months, or even three months. You’ll probably find that you don’t use more than half of the apps in the Applications folder as much as you think you do, and clearing unused apps will free up vital space. Apps purchased from the Mac App Store can be redownloaded at any time, so you don’t need to worry about losing access to them in the future.

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Massive Networks Of Fake Accounts Found On Twitter

Juan Echeverria discovered massive networks of fake accounts on twitter. The computer scientist made the discovery by accident. As part of his graduate program, Juan was sampling twitter to discover how people actually use it. However during data analysis he observed strange patterns. These patterns led him to dig deeper. When he dug deeper he found several linked accounts being run by one person or group. The word “several” in the sentence before is a generalization for 350,000 accounts. All these accounts tied together and being operated by one person or group. It is even suggested that some networks might even be bigger than this.

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My iPhone is soaking, what should I do? Find out how to dry out your iPhone and possibly save the data!

We all store so much data on our phones these days, but none of us really know how important that is to us until we lose it. We all rely on cloud backups, but sometimes we just haven’t configured it properly and when we need all that data back – it’s not there! So before you reach out for a data recovery expert, what do you do if your phone has been immersed in the bath, or your toddler has dropped it down the toilet! After a smashed screen, the second most common data recovery issue is water damage. Here we examine how you can rescue the data and what not to do.

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How Technology Is Shaping Security

Home security through the ages has changed dramatically since we kept one eye on the cave entrance, gone are the days of putting the chain on the door or keeping dogs in the yard. Locks have moved on and are infinitely less ‘pickable’ and with double glazed windows and UPVC doors, the chances of forcing entry into a moderately secured home are much reduced.

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