- Tip #1: Search and Repair: Disk Utility
- Tip #2: Run the Maintenance Apps
- Tip #3: Get Some Disk Tools
- Tip #4: Defragment the Hard Drive. . .Or Not?
- Tip #5: Use Software Update
- Tip #6: If it Doesn't Work, Don't Use it!
- Tip #7: Get Some Backup Software (and Use It)
- Tip #8: An Excuse for a New iPod (As if You Needed One)
- Tip #9: Everything Else...
- A Happy Ending
A Happy Ending
Adopting a sensible approach to the care and maintenance of your Mac improves its reliability and increases its working lifespan. These are, after all, complex machines with lots of room for error to occur. When a Mac fails, it isn’t just a question of spending money on the repair, but there’s also the issue of wasted time and projects that don’t get finished. A few minutes each day checking that your Mac is happy and healthy is definitely time well spent.