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Monday, May 8, 2017

News of Interest to Mac Enthusiasts

Arnold will be back soon. In the meantime, here are some articles for your edification.

What Apple could do with $200 BILLION dollars. As the Macalope writes, copy written by the stock analysts amounts to little more than acquisition porn. Right now, Apple will buy back its own shares, thus making Mr. Carl Icahn even richer than he was before. 

Don’t download Handbrake for macOS for awhile! Apparently a server for this app got hacked and was contaminated with malware. So wait a few days until they disinfect the server, then download Handbrake. 

Hardware showdown! Gordon Mah Ung of PCWorld compares the specs of 4 ultrabooks, the runway models of the computing world. He finds the MacBook aiR old, ugly, and unfashionable, compared to the other models. 

Speedup that laggard Mac! Here are’s instructions on how to clean up and speed up that older Mac that used to run like a Chihuahua after some steak, but runs like a snail right now. I tried out these instructions and my Mac Mini’s boot-up speed did increase. But, as always, make a backup first!

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