Hello everyone and welcome to the class. we are live right now and we have over 800 people signed up for todays class just through GoToMeeting. We have another several hundred tuning in live through YouTube. We are talking today about how to clean and protect your Mac. This class is going to be broken into two different segments. Were going to start with protecting your Mac and then were going to move on to cleaning your Mac; meaning just making a little bit of extra space so that you have more availability for your actual.
Files instead of that stuff that you dont even think about that takes up space. So before we started recording, I asked the live audience here a question about antivirus software. Does a Mac need antivirus software? Let me give you the basic answer. The one thing that seems to affect Macs and is not uncommon is something that is not dangerous; its referred to as AdWare. For those of you who have gotten to know me over the years of doing these classes you know Im a big fan of metaphors. Im going to use a metaphor.
Right now and i dont want to come off as offensive, im just trying to give you an idea of how to picture this. Calling AdWare a virus is a little bit like calling the common cold, cancer. These are two completely different animals. AdWare is not harmful to your computer and I saw one person in chat already give me indication that they may have it. Ill give you the symptoms of AdWare: you can get random popups, you may have ads on sites where there shouldnt be ads, you may click a link for one site.
And be rerouted to another, and it can even change your homepage. in that case there are two very, very simple pieces of software (both are free), that I tend to recommend to all of my clients. Now for those of you who are not live right now, I want to make a very strong recommendation. Anytime I recommend a piece of hardware, I always give you a link in the description of the tutorial. The reason for that is with many of these products if you try to Google.
Them, a lot of what youre going to find are fake versions of the software. its actually AdWare, so please, please use the links I provide to you. The first one here is made by a friend of mine, Thomas Reed. Hes a smart dude and the owner of a great blog called, Safe Mac. He created a piece of software called, AdWare Medic. The direct link is Adwaremedic and all you do is click, Download. Its a very lightweight piece of software and it goes into your Downloads folder.
Open it up and its going to ask you to drag it into the applications folder. Bytheway, whenever you see a screen like this, what it wants you to do is to take this icon and drag it and drop it here. Lets go into it so you can see what it looks like. All you have to do is hit Scan For AdWare, it will search your whole system and only takes a few seconds to run. In my case, because I am live right now and doing numerous things at once, it may take longer.
But it scans through your system and tries to detect anything in the background. if it does, it will give you the opportunity with one click to remove it. One thing I want to mention with this software is if it finds anything you will need to empty your trash, restart your computer, and then look again at the trash. You may need to empty it a second time because if its running at the time you trash it, it wont let you empty the trash. Be mindful about that, but know this is a great piece of software and.
Its free. some of my buddies at apple in apple care even recommend this to their folks. Now the other one, I have to be very, very careful how I talk about this piece of software. Some of you know how deep this rabbit hole goes, others may not. The other piece of software is called DetectX and it is made by a company called SQWARQ. They have a bunch of different pieces of software they make and the one were talking about is, DetectX. What it does is to look for a piece of software that I have personally come to refer to, and I dont.
How to Clean EarPodsApple AirPods remove wax cleaning your earphonesearbuds safely easy
Do you clean your earpods, airpods, inear headphones and earbuds? gt;gt; SKEPTICAL EVERSON: Should I?! gt;gt; EVERSON: They accumulate ear wax and might even start to sound muffled, or with uneven volume. Ill show you some popular and unusual ways to clean your EarPods. One is so perfect and you would never guess!.
I am everson and this is geek detour At normal distance, they might not look that dirty but we are going to watch it very, very close, using this huge macro zoom lens, so prepare your stomach! Hum. Oh, really?!.
Eww! woman scream gt;gt; SKEPTICAL EVERSON: What? My ears are super clean! Have you ever took a close look at your own earbuds?? gt;gt; EVERSON: Not judging!.
The point is: we want to remove the wax, instead of spread it covering the mesh even further. Ready? Before, my lawyer told me to show you this: Use my advice at your own risk! Warning: You are about to see some stupid ideas that.
Can damage everything and destroy our civilization! If anything goes wrong don’t blame me! Method 1: Hydrogen Peroxide People use it a lot to remove wax from clogged ears. .and earbuds. The bubbles are oxygen.
But hydrogen peroxide is not exactly a human wax dissolvent, though it makes the wax softer. The biggest problem is, well, it is water and it can get inside the speakers. I wouldnt risk using it with the expensive AirPods. Method 2: Stain Remover Bath A couple of years ago my EarPods were really bad.
The left speaker was sounding lower than the right piece and both were muffled. So I bought new ones but instead of throwing the old ones away, I completely sunk my EarPods in water with some famous Pink Stain Remover playing loud music for 10 minutes. Then I rinsed them well in running water.
I shook the water out and let them dry in a bag of rice for a couple of days. Success! They got really clean. Sound came back clear and equally loud on both sides. Once more, I wouldnt risk cleaning the expensive AirPods this way! Method 3: the Washing Machine!.