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5 tips to make your Mac the best college wingman ever

5 tips to make your Mac the best college wingman ever

Transitioning to the college lifestyle can be awkward at first. Being away from home, having a heavy workload and still wanting to hangout with friends can be a lot to manage all at once.

Luckily, your Mac can help relieve a little of that stress throughout the school year. In today’s video, take a look at these five hot Mac tips that can make your new year of college easier: be prepared for thieves, find the best way to take notes and more.

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How ‘Find My Mac’ Function Led to Murder Suspects’ Arrests

Find My Mac

When University of Michigan medical student Paul DeWolf was shot to death earlier this year, police had few leads.

That all changed when a stolen MacBook Air revealed a key piece of information — and helped police track down the alleged killers.

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Make Find My Mac More Effective – Enable Power Nap On Battery Power In Mountain Lion [OS X Tips]

Battery Power Nap

I haven’t really paid much attention to Mountain Lion’s new Power Nap feature, until I learned that it will keep my Mac safer, as Power Nap allows Find My Mac to run while it’s sleeping. A stolen Macbook can be run on battery power, so if you want to make it so that it’s more likely to continue running Power Nap, even when the Mac is unplugged, you have to enable it.

Power Nap also lets Time Machine back up hourly while asleep and runs Software Updates once per day. It will also keep all the iCloud stuff we all use synced up and ready to go, including email, calendars, notes, contacts, and reminders.

In case you don’t have this little gem running on your Mac, here’s how to check if it is, and enable it if it isn’t.

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Apple Introduces Find My iPhone and Find My Mac for iCloud.com

Apple Introduces Find My iPhone and Find My Mac for iCloud.com

After recently giving developers access to the web apps and syncing capability of iCloud.com, Apple has also turned on the Find my iPhone and Find My Mac features for those with early access to iCloud’s web portal.

Developers can now login to iCloud.com and view the location of their registered iDevices and Macs in a map view.

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