Owning a desktop PC or a laptop is pretty much mandatory these days. Since we live in a world where everything is run on the internet and social media, having immediate access is pretty important.
When it comes to computers and operating systems, there are so many to choose from, and it all comes down to personal preference. Some people really like the look and feel of windows, others think completely otherwise, so they choose to go with Apple’s version, The Mac.
Computers need to be regularly cleaned and maintained to function properly. You know that amazing feeling when you buy a new computer and its lightning fast for the first two months? Well, it can be like that all the time, you just need to put some love and care into it. In this article, we’re providing some tips that can help you keep your MAC in top shape.
Keeping it simple
You know that feeling when you visit your grandparent’s place and use their computer, only to find out that half of their screen is covered by add-ons and extensions that even they don’t know how they got them? When it comes to computers, the less “bloatware” you have, the faster they will be. Think of it this way. Every single thing that you see on the screen needs to be processed by the computer before it can execute the command that you’ve given it. So if you have tons of unnecessary programs and widgets, your computer will be slow and “sluggish”.
A very common tip and this comes from computer optimizing experts, is to always keep your programs to the bare minimum, and only keep the ones you’re using daily. A lot of people disable some of the built-in services as well, just to keep things running as smooth as possible.
Although updates are amazing and they almost always give us that feeling of “upgrading” our PC after we click the download button, sometimes the developers can mess up. It is pretty normal and common for an update to be buggy and slow things down, so a very common tip is to always read the patch notes and reviews for the update on third party websites, to know if you should update or not. A thing that recently happened very similar to this example was the Windows update when it disabled everyone’s microphone from the settings without asking the user for permission at all. Many people thought that their headphones or microphones were broken until a review for the update came out on a third party website and it clarified that it’s just a buggy update. So, make sure to read the notes and the reviews before updating your PC.
Know the limits of your MAC
In all fairness, you need to know the limits of your Mac. If it’s a system on the lower end, you should not expect it to run some very intensive programs such as video editors, at the maximum possible quality. If you want to edit 4K footage or perform something of similar intensity, you might want to consider getting a system that’s more on the higher end.