Chapter 23

Top Ten Laptop Rules to Follow

In This Chapter

arrow Protect your laptop while you’re in transit

arrow Pack that MacBook with RAM

arrow Track your Mac with a hidden beacon

arrow Encrypt your MacBook’s drive

arrow Save energy by disabling wireless hardware

arrow Use a surge protector

arrow Back up your laptop

Ah, the sedentary life of a desktop Mac. It sits there, like a bump on a log, comfortable and immobile. As long as you have a stable surface and an uninterrupted power supply, your iMac, Mac mini, or Mac Pro is a happy puppy.

But you, good reader, are mobile! Whether you’re on campus or attending a convention, your Mac laptop is rarely running in the same spot, so it’s susceptible to all sorts of road warrior pitfalls. In this chapter, I remind you of ten of the most important rules every laptop owner should ...

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