Perform Yearly Tasks

If you’ve ever looked around your home and thought, “It’s time for a good spring cleaning,” you know the value of decluttering. On your computer, as in your home, make an annual ritual of removing dirt, tossing out junk, and putting your belongings in order. Besides giving you a cleaner, more inviting environment, these yearly tasks can extend your computer’s life span and help keep your data safe.

De-Dust Your Mac

Nearly all Mac models employ one or more internal cooling fans. Without them, your computer would overheat, leading to crashes, erratic behavior, and possibly even permanent damage to sensitive components.

But as the fans pull air into the computer, they also pull in dust. Dust can accumulate on the air intake ...

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