Macs, like all machines, are prone to break down eventually—in either a physical sense (a component going bad) or a logical sense (files becoming corrupted, apps misbehaving). You can reduce the risk of such problems, and minimize the damage when they do occur, with a regular maintenance regimen. This 119-page book by best-selling author Joe Kissell shows you how to keep your Mac humming. Joe starts with a good spring cleaning and then adds simple daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly tasks, as well as ongoing monitoring.
This ebook is for all Macs running OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capitan, or 10.12 Sierra.
Hey, What’s This?
We can focus our attention on only so many books, so when our friend and longtime collaborator Joe Kissell proposed revisiting this topic and creating a new book on his own, we jumped at the chance to bring it to you. It’s his book, not ours, so it looks a little different, but the content is great.
You’ll find advice for how to:
Start on the right foot by addressing common maintenance issues.
Eliminate disk clutter and free up storage space.
Make sure your software is up to date.
Check your hardware for hidden faults before they become major problems.
Choose useful maintenance utilities (and know which ones to avoid).
Perform simple daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly maintenance tasks.
Learn why you should skip certain frequently recommended tasks.
Understand what to do when Apple releases a new version of macOS.
Monitor your Mac’s health as you use it.