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MacSurfer's Archive: Monday, July 17, 2017


  • "RESCUECOM Releases 2017 Midyear Computer Repair Report" ["Mac users face the same problems as PC users, though much less frequently overall. Mac apps can slow down performance, but they are exceptionally easy to uninstall and doing so will usually alleviate this issue. Be wary of third-party applications from the Apple store and poorly reviewed apps, and only download those that are Apple-approved."]  PRNewswire 8:14 AM
  • "How Google's Chrome browser does updates: While the browser routinely refreshes itself in the background, not every copy gets an update as soon as Google releases it" Computerworld 6:47 AM
  • "Mac Malware Installs Signal Private-Messaging App Stealing Banking Credentials" Virus Guides 8:36 AM
  • "Install a macOS High Sierra Public Beta Hackintosh" The Mac Observer 11:15 AM
  • "How to change the names of a user and Home Directory in macOS: Changing a macOS username isn't as straightforward as just changing the user's name--care must be taken to ensure permissions and file access rights aren't broken in the process. Follow these steps." TechRepublic 6:39 AM
  • "How to Create a New Administrator Account on Mac OS" OS X Daily 4:48 PM
  • "How to backup your data with Google's new Backup and Sync feature: Google recently made Backup and Sync available to the public for Drive and Photos. Here's how to download it, and how it stacks up against competitors." TechRepublic 10:44 AM
  • "Apple Pay, AirDrop, and Handoff not working? Here's what to do to get them to work again" Macworld 6:33 AM
  • "Setting Up Your Mac to be a Linux Netinstall Server" The Mac Observer 12:17 PM
  • "How to tell which of your Mac apps is 32-bit vs 64-bit" The Loop 8:01 AM
  • "Customizing Shapes in Pages, Numbers and Keynote" MacMost 6:28 AM
  • "How to create a disk image from a disk or a connected device in macOS Sierra" Apple World Today 6:33 AM
  • "BatchPhoto is a versatile photo manipulation app for the Mac" Apple World Today 6:54 AM
  • "Free Notes For The Mac From Microsoft" Mac360 12:26 PM
Press Releases
  • "Abvent Announces Twinmotion 2018 Global Release Date—31 July" Architosh 12:45 PM