End-of-the-year cleanup checklist for Macs (free PDF)

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Provided by: TechRepublic
Topic: Apple
Format: PDF

There’s no arguing that Apple creates beautifully engineered machines. The combination of aluminum, glass, and refined technology make for some of the nicest computers available. On the software side, macOS is no slouch either. Boasting gorgeous graphics and a simple, easy-to-use interface, the stable OS (powered by its Unix roots) is powerful, but it can become bogged down without proper maintenance.

There’s no better time to perform maintenance on your systems in order to keep them running well into the new year. Also, this is the time of year when equipment is often upgraded, and older equipment is handed down or sold to make way for new products.

Follow this handy, free PDF download checklist of practical steps to take to keep your Macs humming.

From the download:

1. UPGRADE APPLICATIONS

Though updating applications should be a normal part of the maintenance cycle, upgrading apps, say to a new build, is not something that’s done as frequently (paid apps are likely to be on an annual upgrade cycle). You should take great care to ensure that applications are always up to date to maximize compatibility with newer hardware and to support the system’s overall security.

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