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Secure it with a password
Setting up your Mac computer the first time, and creating a user account by default the account will let you log in automatically when you wake up from sleep or boot your machine. This may be a slight issue for a desktop MacBook back at home; it is recommended that you switch off the automatic login. When it is stolen or you lose it, or someone wants to access it on your absence, they can’t get in and have access to your information.
Put Your Name on it
This may sound silly, but in case you forget your Mac machine, some Good Samaritan may see the name written on it, and get it back to you.
Turn off Bluetooth, keyboard light and dim the display
When your Keyboard is lit up, it uses power and if you are not connected to any power source it will drain your battery fast. By turning off the Bluetooth, dimming the display and turning off the keyboard backlight, you will stretch the life span of your battery.
Create an “on the plane” Location
A Mac computer has a location manager that will basically turn off all networking and Airport. Hence the MacBook will not constantly look for any wireless network. Because it’s a location one can switch to it under the apple menu and switch it back to its automatic location.
Tap the trackpad
Apple made the whole trackpad to be the button. Instead of you having a physical press button, you have the option of taping and that does the trick. Windows notebook has trackpad set as its default behavior.
Get Apple Care
If you have a MacBook, it is recommended you get Apple care. This is not that they experience more problems than the desktops, it’s about the amount that you would spend to repair a MacBook, in case something wrong does happens to it, and your one year warranty is over. A MacBook repair could cost you Hundreds of dollars, to an extent of exceeding the value of the computer. Apple care should be an automatic purchase for safety purposes of your MacBook.
Using your MacBook
When charging the battery or using you MacBook, it’s very normal for the bottom of the case to get warm. If you are using it for a long period of time, you should place your MacBook on a flat and stable surface. You should not place your machine on your laps or any other body surfaces for a long period of time. This can cause discomforts and a potential burn. The MacBooks bottom surface functions as a cooling surface which transfers heat from within the computer to the outside region. Its bottom is raised to allow free air circulation that keeps the unit in the normal required temperature.
A very important thing to note is to ensure that you only use the power adapter that came with your laptop. Other adaptors may have a similar look, but may have an effect to the performance of your computer or damage it.
Sarah Hoekstra- professional Guest blogger. Writing for PCKeeper-useful software that also contains disk cleaner and registry cleaner.