Tag Archive: Avoid


Getting the new MacBook? Avoid Google Chrome for better battery life

There’s no question that Google Chrome is one of the best web browsers you can get, but it’s long been a resource hog under OS X. By simply avoiding it on the new MacBook, your battery could last more than three…Read more ›

How to avoid going full screen in OS X Yosemite

As of OS X Yosemite, the little green button in the upper left-hand corner of all your apps and windows has recently undergone a change in function. Instead of maximizing or re-sizing the windows, as in all previous versions of…Read more ›

Oracle Java is now installing adware on Macs. Here’s how to avoid it

Mac users have had it pretty good when compared to Windows users, at least on the adware and nuisanceware front. Even Oracle, who has bundled the Ask.com search toolbar with Java for Windows for years, has abstained from infecting its…Read more ›

ICYMI: How to avoid your biggest online security mistakes

Happy New Year to all of you wonderful Cult of Mac readers. This week, we’ve yet again compiled our best content right in one place for you to enjoy over the weekend. We’ve got the top security tips for getting…Read more ›

Your biggest online security mistakes (and how to avoid them)

We all make compromises daily when it comes to online security. Everybody wants to be safe and secure when making purchases online, but practically none of us do everything necessary to keep our data secure. “People, myself included, are basically…Read more ›

Avoid the snooze button with Withings’ Aura smart sleep system

This post is brought to you by Withings, creator of the Withings Aura smart sleep system. Every morning when you wake up, do you hit the snooze button? You’re not the only one. According to a Withings sleep survey, over half Americans…Read more ›

Avoid the snooze button with Withings’ Aura smart sleep system

This post is brought to you by Withings, creator of the Withings Aura smart sleep system. Every morning when you wake up, do you hit the snooze button? You’re not the only one. According to a Withings sleep survey, over half Americans…Read more ›

Safely Removing a Drive to Avoid the “Disk Not Ejected Properly” Alert in OS X Mavericks

The Mac issues a warning when an attached disk, drive, or volume has not been ejected properly, this is to insure against data loss on the drive in question, and it is good advice to follow. Of course the next obvious question for so many newcomers to the Mac platform is how on earth to … Read More

My OS X Yosemite nightmare (and how you can avoid a similar fate)

    An overwhelming sense of eagerness overtook me after Apple showed off OS X Yosemite at WWDC. The redesigned interface and accompanying features, like a spruced-up Spotlight and the ability to take phone calls on your Mac, made downloading…Read more ›

Avoid your iPhone being held Ransom!

With the news of iPads, iPhones and Macs being hacked in the UK and Australia, find out in this video how to prevent it happening or what to do if it’s already happened! How to bypass your apple passcode here More…Read more ›