Getting Started With Your New Mac

Getting Started With Your New Mac

So, you found a new Mac under the tree. You’ve got it all out of the box, and all hooked up. (Was that fast, or what?) What next? Well, as you know, we here at MacTrast like to help, we’re helpers. So, we’ve rounded up some tips and tricks for how to get started with your Mac and how to best take advantage of its great features.

Five Things to do After Installing OS X Mountain Lion

Sure, we know you just took your Mac out of the box, and didn’t have to install Mountain Lion, but these are also imprortant things to do when you first startup your new Mac. Trust us on this one.

How to Backup Your Mac: Our Complete Guide

You know once you discover all the great things you can do with your Mac you’re going to start loading up the hard drive with photos, videos, and music. You don’t want to lose all that, so be sure to check out our handy guide on how to backup your Mac. It will help you protect your data, and just maybe save you hours of frustration later.

10 Essential Widgets for the OS X Dashboard

Yeah, the Dashboard doesn’t get as much love as it used to, but there are still some great widgets available for Apple’s venerable Dashboard. Check them out, you’re going to want at least a couple of these on your shiny new Mac.

Ten Essential Apps for Your Mac

“I’ve got my new Mac,” you think to yourself, “now, what kind of apps do I need for this beauty?” Well pilgrim, check out this list of ten essential apps for your shiny new computer. Yup, there’s 10 of them, and you need them all. So, get that App Store gift card you found in your stocking ready, you’re gonna need it!

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