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Video: 5 Tips to Speed Up Your Mac

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A slow laptop can slow down your productivity. For Mac users, there are a few ways to clean up and speed up your device.

All users should be sure to back up all data to an external hard drive. Once all your files are securely backed up, feel free to delete some less useful and older ones to create some space and speed things up.

Users should also install any software updates. Getting the latest operating system is essential to enhancing performance.

Finally, users should delete unused apps, update ones regularly used and ensure not too many apps launch automatically when you boot up. Having too many apps launching all at once means your Mac will be slow to even power on.

To learn more, check out the video below from CNET

By Caitlin Fairchild July 14, 2016

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