Join Christopher Breen for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the private Mac, part of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks.
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If you and your Mac live in a tidyish cave miles and miles away from other people,…this movie is not for you. If, however, your Mac is surrounded by…others, and that would certainly be the case for a laptop that you haul from place…to place. You should take some measure to ensure…that it's dated deliciousness isn't something that can be enjoyed by all.…In short, I'm going to show you how to keep your Mac as private as possible.…Much of this can be done through System Preferences.…So off we go to System Preferences and the first thing we're going to look at is your…Users and Groups. Specifically, I want you to look at your…account, and then think about your password.…
If you're using a password as easily guessed as your name, the word, password,…or 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 is no trickier.…You're setting yourself up for heartbreak. Click Change Password, and you have the…opportunity to change your password. So you would type in your old password…which I hope was not password, but maybe it was and you type that in.…
- Creating smarter Smart Mailboxes
- Sharing and delegating calendars
- Syncing Google contacts
- Discovering hidden tricks within contact headings
- Scheduling startup and shutdown
- Copying files via Bluetooth
- Using a remote disc
- Creating password-protected archives
- Creating a bootable installer drive
- Repairing your keychain
- Resetting your login password
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Mail Tips
2. Calendar Tips
3. Contact Tips
4. System Preference Tips
5. Finder Tips
6. Tips for Troubleshooters
Repairing your keychain1m 48s
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