Sunday, 24 June 2012

Optimize your Mac to increase the performance

How to take care of your Mac?

Mac OS is one of the best and fast performing technology on this earth. Other tags used with Mac machines are – reliability, accuracy and integrity. In spite of following advanced rules , sometimes (due to hardware configuration) machines could not perform as per our expectations. In such situations an insight could help to optimize Mac OS X and increase the performance.

Many Mac users do not know much about computer maintenance. In this post we recommened the following Mac maintenance tips :- 

1.Uninstall all unused applications:- Uninstall all unused application, you should double check before removing it. Drag the application to trash then manually remove it , you can remove it by using third party tools. Do not keep more icons on desktop. Delete the widgets you don't regularly use. 

2.Clear all start up items:- When you boot your system ,some applications begins automatically with login. These items just increase the Mac boot time take up memory.
Steps to remove login items:-
Go to the Apple menu. > Select System Preferences > Accounts > Login >   Select the item you wish to remove from startup and click the minus sign at the top.

3.Keep your Mac running cool - Keep your Mac in a cool, dry environment.

4.Clean up unwanted files :- There might be tem­porary Internet files junk files , language files, caches, binaries in your system which consume lot of memory space. You should remove all theses rubbish things from your Mac. There are many software available in market.
There are various third party tools available to help you to maintain your Mac:-
  • Clean my Mac
  • MacKeeper .
  • Stellar SpeedUp Mac
  • Cocktail
5. Defrag your system :- When you save any file , it is devided into chunks and stored as a scattered way in memory. New file system of Mac i.e HFS+ can defrag files up to 20 MB file size but if you have lot of heavy files and applications in your Mac then you should use third party tool. 

6. Keep at least 10 to 15 % free disk space:- Keep some free space in Mac drive to execute programmes properly. 

7. Shutdown your machine regularly:- There may be chance of hard disk crash if you do not shutdown properly. 

8. Use a firewall:- If you have a high speed internet connection. A firewall will prevent your computer from getting "hijacked".

9. Monitor hard-drive health:- Check your directory files because it keeps the track of exactly where each file is stored. When the directory divided into fragments across your drive, it can damage the directory and make it inaccurate. So, it's very necessary to check the hard drive health. Apple has an inbuilt feature called Disk Utility which helps to verify and repair hard disk. To help you keep an eye on your drives' status, today's hard drives include Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART).

10. Repair Permissions:- In Mac permissions system to determine which programs and folders a user can access. Sometimes these permissions are modified by mistake, and you can’t access folders or programs. In the situation you should repair permission to access your data and files properly.

You should perform regular maintenance tasks on your computer to keep it safe, secure, and healthy. Follow these tips, and you'll notice an amazing improvement.


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