29. Maintaining and Securing Your Mac

In This Chapter

• Updating your applications

• Backing up and restoring data with Time Machine

• Using a firewall

• Setting security and privacy preferences

This chapter covers issues that are vital to your Mac’s health and well-being (as well as your own). In this chapter, I tell you how to back up and restore data, avoid malware with Mountain Lion’s new Gatekeeper feature, and safely and privately surf the Web.

Maintaining Your Mac

Basically, there are only a couple of things you need to do to maintain your Mac. You need to keep the operating system software up-to-date, and you need to keep everything backed up. These two routines together provide coverage in the areas of prevention and damage control. ...

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