Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Keeping your Mac up-to-date

Since the recent news of a Mac malware that was brought to light, a few friends have asked me - how do I know if my Mac is secure and if it is up-to-date? Well this post will explain how to keep your Mac up-to-date, and ensure you have the latest patches and software updates.

The first step is to open software update. If you look at the top right hand side of the screen, it will have an Apple icon. Clicking it will give you this menu. Choose software update.

Clicking software update will present you with this box:
Once that progress bar reaches the end, you'll get one of two boxes.
If there is a software update for your computer, you'll be able to install the updates by clicking install, and if you have the latest software, you'll get a box saying your system is up-to-date, such as below:
That's it. Easy done!

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1 comment:

  1. There is a reason why I bought a Mac, it was not to be one of the cool kids that wanted the best of the best. No it was because of the music production I do on it. Hours and hours sitting in front of my Mac copying, pasting, moving, deleting, hour after hour just beating on my Mac in a endless assault to get my work done. That is the key part, my work. I work from home, it is great, but even if it is from home it is still work and it still needs to get done. So my Mac, I have it because it is fast, gets the job done and comes back for more.

    But what happens when it doesn't want to do those things anymore?

    I move around massive amounts of information and yes even on the almighty Mac this can cause a problem after a while. Things fragment, programs get corrupted issues come up. My light speed Mac slows down to a crawl and all of the sudden I simply can not get any work done. Because I work from home there is no IT guy to call and ask to come fix it. No instead I have to figure out what is wrong. I am lucky, I did, but not after trying everything under the sun first and wasting countless hours looking for one program that can do what I needed instead of ten programs. One program to lead them all….okay that was a lame Lord of the rings reference, but that program was/is Detox My Mac. A simple to use program that did not just fix my issues, it put my Mac on overdrive again. A few clicks and my Mac was clean and ready to rock and roll again.

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