How to speed up your Mac  

Yes most of this weeks press is around the new MacBook Pro built on groundbreaking ideas. It's faster and more powerful than before, yet remarkably thinner and lighter. It has the brightest, most colorful Mac notebook display ever. And it introduces the Touch Bar — a Multi-Touch enabled strip of glass built into the keyboard for instant access to the tools you want, right when you want them. However if you have an older Mac this article could help you get some more speed out of it.
Undoubtedly, when you took your brand new Mac out of its packaging and got ready to work with your sleek new Apple apparatus, it felt as it you were clutching a piece of the future? But how do you feel now? After downloading all those apps and storing countless photographs, not to mention having filled your iTunes library to overflowing, your machine has probably transformed from a speeding falcon to a dodo.
The good news is that there are various ways in which you can boost your Mac, so that its position in your affections is faithfully restored!
Start Up
The longer it takes for your equipment to boot up, then the slower its performance will be once it does get up and running. How many times have you stared at the desktop waiting for the likes of Firefox or Chrome to stop all that irritating hourglass spinning so you can start opening applications, or browsing the internet?
What you want to do is to go to your System Preferences and then select Users & Groups. Here you click on your username, and then click on Login Items. Check the box of each program you don't immediately require at the moment your Mac starts up. By applying these simple amendments you should notice a considerable difference at start up time.
Understandably, a lot of users get cold feet when it comes to looking at ways of improving Mac performance by considering your operating system. But Macs are perfectly able to take care of themselves. The latest Apple software makes it very easy to speed up your machine. You can go online to check the latest version of the Mac OS (navigate to http://www.apple.com/osx/). Now compare what you see with what is currently installed on your machine – by clicking the Apple icon on your screen, top-left, then clicking About This Mac. The main reason Apple provides these free upgrades is to improve speed and efficiency. There are many other benefits from installing the latest OS, so ensure you follow these simple steps.
Hardware upgrades are more time-consuming and costly than simply downloading the latest version of the OS. Certain machines won't allow this task to be performed anyway. However, a hardware upgrade is often the best option available. The best advice is to go online and stick the hardware upgrade question into your favourite search engine, and read up on the advice. If you don't want to tackle this yourself, seek counsel from your local computer repair shop.

 

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