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Pro tips for traveling with your MacBook


Keep your MacBook safe whilst on the move. Photo: Quentin Meulepas/Flickr
Keep your MacBook safe while you're on the move. Photo: Quentin Meulepas/Flickr

Being a workaholic means I’m always taking my MacBook with me wherever I travel, but carrying around a $2,000 machine is a constant risk. In today’s s video I show you everything you need to know to keep your MacBook safe while you’re on the move.

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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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.