How-To guides for Mac users

AddressBookSourceSync process slowing up Mac, how to fix?

AdressBookSourceSync process consumes vast majority of Mac's resources and keeps showing randomly popping up log in windows, how to fix?

You may have noticed that your computer performance decreased on a number of occasions. You may also have attempted to close some frozen applications via Activity Monitor and noticed that the Mac is sluggish due to the AddressBookSourceSync process that is consuming up to 100% of CPU resources and 2-4 GB RAM. Additionally, some users report this significant and frustrating issue when upgrading their operating systems or simply changing the user account login password.

 
How to encrypt folders on Mac

How to prevent unauthorised access to folders by setting the password on Mac computers

Most of us considers about ways to protect their personal data in a various methods, sometimes separate user accounts is able to solve this situation, however this is option is not able to help. Probably every experienced computer user have heard about folders encrypted with password, but in most cases you need some third-party applications to protect your data. Good news, that together with Mac OS X Mountain Lion Apple released the feature, that let's you to create an new encrypted disk image through Finder.

 
How to open applications created by unidentified developer?

Encountering error message stating application can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer, how to fix?

Apple products, such as Mac computers and mobile devices (iPhones, iPads, etc.), are generally known to be secure and stable devices. This is one of the main advantages of these products as compared to other operating systems or manufacturers. This high level of protection might also impose some restrictions. An example is attempting to install or launch an application on a Mac computer that was developed by unidentified developer.

 
How to detect and remove viruses on Mac

Think your Mac is infected? How to detect and remove viruses and malware on Mac computers

Many Mac computer users believe that Apple computers are perfectly protected from any type of malicious software or virus code. This situation might have been true for some considerable time, however, the prevalence of malware has increased with the growing popularity of Apple products. On the other hand, mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch remain relatively safe, since most malicious software and viruses are developed to infect the macOS operating system. Despite this, some of these infections transfer from Macs to iOS devices when they are connected via a USB cable.

 
Check if your Mac is not infected with Crypto Mining malware

A common myth often regaled around the office water cooler is that Macs do not become infected with viruses. This was partly spread by a 2009 Apple advertising campaign that formed part of the “Get a Mac” campaign. One of the key selling points of this campaign was that Macs did not suffer from the “thousands” of viruses (now commonly referred to as "malware"), which plagued Microsoft computers. Over time, it was proven that Macs were not exposed to the multitude of malware strains that targeted Windows systems. The reasons for this are the following:

  • Small market share. There is some truth to the “security through obscurity” argument. Many virus writers are motivated by the power they can command and money they can make by seizing control of large numbers of computers. That puts a financial premium on Windows malware, since, globally, there are far more Windows computers than those running Mac OS.
  • With Unix-based file systems and kernel, Mac Operating Systems are harder to infect with self-replicating programs. Windows allows users to develop and run executable code outside their own protected memory space, whereas Mac OS X does not.
 
AirDrop issues and solutions

How to solve most common AirDrop related issues on Apple production

Apple products are well known to be stable, innovative, and especially functional with regard to features related to communication between devices. A good example is the AirDrop feature, a peer-to-peer technology that allows transfer of content wirelessly between iOS and Mac devices. This may sound like an attractive and useful feature, but in fact there are sometimes problems with Apple products, including AirDrop. When this technology works properly it is very useful, but many people report issues relating to the AirDrop feature.

 

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